These bars have everything, from themed bars to unusual locations. These are the ten strangest bars in America and the best drinks to try when visiting.
While travelling the country can be great fun, sometimes it’s just as enjoyable to relax. There are many bars to choose from, but some bars in America are unique and worth a second look.
We can’t get enough of these bars. The interior, drink options, and rituals are all amazing. We have compiled a list of the ten most bizarre bars in America. You must see them believe it. We also researched their speciality drinks. Please scroll down to see the bars that made it onto the list.
10. Stigma Tattoo Bar: Orlando, FL
The more adventurous people will enjoy Stigma. The establishment serves two purposes: a tattoo shop and a bar. It houses eight artists who are skilled in various types of art.
Stigma is open seven days per week, and many reviewers love Stigma’s skilled artists, friendly atmosphere, and delicious cocktails. Stigma also offers pole lessons. This is a great place to go if you want to get inked.
9. Bad Luck Bar Detroit, MI
Bad Luck Bar is an experimental bar that emphasizes the magical and mystical, down to the names for their signature cocktails. Bad Luck Bar is the place for you if you are looking for an extraordinary experience.
Bad Luck offers a variety of drinks, including The Alchemist and The Seer. They use unique ingredients and different preparation methods to make your experience truly memorable. Although some drinks are more expensive than others, you can still enjoy a bottle of 53.5% 1953 British Navy Rum.
8. The Wreck Bar Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Wreck is where to go if you want a casual drink with an entertaining show. The Wreck, located in Fort Lauderdale’s B Ocean Resort, is home to mermaid performances every Friday and Saturday at 6:30 pm.
The bar has a nautical theme and features a variety of blue aquariums. The Wreck offers a variety of appetizers, entrees and cocktails, so there’s something for everyone.
7. Birmingham, AL: The Atomic Lounge
The Atomic Lounge was founded by a husband-and-wife team who love Sixties design and style. It is home to unique murals and ceiling sculptures, and pop art on its walls. Its interior is reminiscent of a Sixties talk show, with vintage radio and television set that will take you back in time.
They are full-body costume collectors and invite customers to ask staff about their costumes during their visit. According to their website, the Legendary Sex Panther is their signature drink. It contains a mix of bourbon and blackstrap Rum, cynar rum, demerara and bitters. You can even get a temporary tattoo to complete the Atomic experience.
6. Sister Louisa’s Church Of The Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium in Atlanta, GA
It is safe to say that Sister Louisa’s is the only place like it. The bar was opened by Grant Henry, an artist who goes under the pseudonym Sister Louisa. It is filled with irreverent pop art and neon lighting.
Henry’s gallery was destroyed, and the bar remains a landmark for its interior design and entertainment. This includes karaoke, in which all singers are dressed in choir robes. The bar has a wide selection of craft beer and creative cocktails, as well as friendly and helpful bartenders.
5. Carousel Bar And Lounge: New Orleans, LA
The Carousel, one of the oldest bars on this list, just celebrated its 70th birthday this year. The bar is located in Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans. It has an elegant and beautiful carousel façade up top, subtly rotating for the carnival effect.
The Carousel is rich in history. Since 2002, Marvin, the head mixologist at Carousel, has been creating delicious drinks for guests. The Vieux Carre is the most well-known cocktail. It’s a mix of cognac and rye whiskey, as well as Benedictine and other spirits. You can also find a wide range of live performances at the bar, including jazz acts.
4. Tiki-Ti: Los Angeles, CA
Tiki-Ti opened its doors in 1961 and served 90+ tropical drinks. The bar is decorated with vibrant Hawaiian decor and was originally built from Ray Buhen’s father’s violin shop. It has attracted loyal customers and regulars ever since.
Ray’s grandson Mike and his son, Mike, run Tiki-Ti, also home to the Blood and Sand cocktail. It has strong orange flavours, and patrons can choose from bourbon, Scotch, or Tequila. However, customers may chant while the drink is topped with bullfighting-related ingredients.
3. Lovecraft Bar: Portland, OR
Lovecraft is regularly included in themed bars around the globe. This horror club opened in 2011 and scared patrons with its gothic decor. It boasts intricate wall art and sculptures.
The Lovecraft is both terrifying and charming. The bar has been voted one of the best for nightlife dancing in Portland. It also hosts many theme nights catering to LGBTQ+ patrons, 90s nostalgia fans, and EDM enthusiasts. You can try one of their fruity and flowery cocktails, such as the Grim Grinning Ghost (or Romeo’s Distress).
2. Unicorn: Seattle (WA)
Unicorn is a wonderful experience, especially for young children! The bright, colourful interior of the bar doubles as a carnival. It offers delicious fair food, pinball arcades, and claw machines.
Unicorn offers mid-afternoon entertainment with a weekly drag show, brunch buffet and Mimosa’s Cabaret on Sundays. You can also enjoy karaoke and other entertainment at the themed bar. Unicorn’s menu will show you that cocktails like Snozzberry Frost and My Little Pony are irresistible.
1. Minus 5 Ice Bar Las Vegas, NV
Minus 5 truly is an immersive bar. That’s why it’s at the top of our wish list. The entire bar is made entirely out of ice. The bar is located in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay and Venetian hotels. Tickets can be pre-purchased online.
After you have purchased the package, the bar allows customers to wear their parkas and gloves to stay warm. The bar offers music and LED lights and themed ice rooms and ice sculptures. Minus 5’s icy, fruit-flavoured cocktails will keep you warm when you visit the bar. They even have mocktails available for families with young children!