50 incredible bars to drink at in your lifetime
Lets get off to a good Monday with a list of some of the best bars in the world.
Bangkok’s Sky Bar will have you feeling drunk without a drop to drink, as it sits on the Lebua Hotel’s 63rd floor — 820 feet in the sky. The trippy LED-lit bar changes color every few minutes, has some of the most incredible views of the city, and was prominently featured in “The Hangover Part II.”
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As the name implies, the Rock Restaurant and bar is perched on a rock — one that can be found in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Once a fisherman’s post in Zanzibar, you can now get there using its dedicated boat service, or wait for low tide and wade over.
Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, located in Grindavik, is known for its healing effects thanks to its large abundance of minerals. The lagoon also hosts a bar, where waitresses serve you cocktails as you rest in the soothing heated water.
Instead of swinging from the chandeliers, drink inside one. The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas features a three-story bar inside a chandelier, enveloped in 2 million beaded crystals. The drinks are equally impressive, many inspired by the molecular-gastronomy movement, and created and served table side, from a modern bar cart.
Inside Iceland’s ION Luxury Adventure Hotel you’ll find the Northern Lights Bar, a bar designed explicitly for optimal Northern Lights viewing. An hour from Reykjavík, amid mountains and lava fields, sits this glass cage of sorts, which juts out from the end of the hotel and occasionally has astronomers on hand to drop their aurora borealis knowledge.
Rated the best bar in the world by the World’s 50 Best Bars, Artesian in London changes its cocktail menu every year. This year, the bar’s theme is “surrealism,” and it is serving drinks in surreal objects like giant metal ant sculptures, fur cups, and lego elephants.
Rock Bar in Kuta, Bali, is carved into a cliff face and overlooks the Indian Ocean from a rocky perch 46 feet above crashing waves. Even better than sitting on the water? Having to take a four-person cable car to get there.
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Forget a buzz. You’ll get full-on vertigo at Ozone, which, on the 118th floor of Hong Kong’s Ritz Carlton and 1,608 feet above sea level, is the world’s highest bar.
Sip on drinks while getting up-close views of sea life in the Indian Ocean at Subsix, the world’s first underwater nightclub, in the Niyama resort of the Dhaalu Atoll, located in the Maldives.
Harry’s Bar in Venice is about as iconic as the people who have imbibed here — Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, and Truman Capote, to name a few, as well as a roster of European kings and queens. But that’s not why it’s iconic: Its real claim to fame is being the birthplace of the Bellini (white peach juice and prosecco) as well as the inventor of carpaccio.