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Mar 26, 2016

21 Insanely Unique Bars You Need To Drink At Before You Die

You’ve never had a buzz like this.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the coolest bar they've ever been to. Here are the results to raise a glass to.

1. Icebar by Icehotel — Stockholm

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDHAvF4D5lp/
https://www.instagram.com/p/3eBcNbN6PC/

Why it's so stinkin' cool: It's *literally* the coolest bar you'll ever go to — the temperature inside is always –7 degrees Celsius. They serve their drinks in glasses made of ice, but you can borrow gloves while you're there!

Charbles

2. Alux Caverna Lounge — Playa del Carmen, Mexico

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g150812-d1052261-Reviews-Alux_Caverna_Restaurant_Lounge-Playa_del_Carmen_Yucatan_Peninsula.html#photos;geo=150812&detail=1052261&ff=138988875&albumViewMode=hero&albumid=101&baseMediaId=138988875&thumbnailMinWidth=50&cnt=3&offset=-1&filter=7
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g150812-d1052261-Reviews-Alux_Caverna_Restaurant_Lounge-Playa_del_Carmen_Yucatan_Peninsula.html#photos;geo=150812&detail=1052261&ff=176037147&albumViewMode=hero&albumid=101&baseMediaId=176037147&thumbnailMinWidth=50&cnt=3&offset=-1&filter=7

Why it's so stinkin' cool: It's the biggest underground cave restaurant and lounge in the world. If you're not too spooked at the thought of being underground, you'll dig this place.

—Debbie Ann, Facebook

3. Camp — Brooklyn

http://www.camp-brooklyn.com/pictures.html
https://www.facebook.com/33470372252/photos/pb.33470372252.-2207520000.1458660121./293750112252/?type=3&theater

Why it's so stinkin' cool: Head back to your fond summer camp memories at this seriously comforting bar that gets every detail perfect, down to the marshmallow drinks. Heck, if you have a large group, rumor has it you'll get to make some s'mores.

—Dan Richard, Facebook

4. The Lockhart Bar — Toronto

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/the-lockhart-toronto?select=kdyM7Fi8ipmyP00p-1ouBQ
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBxa75Grnbw/

Why it's so stinkin' cool: Guys, it's a HARRY POTTER–INSPIRED BAR. The joint is named after the memorable Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher from the series.

—Lalitha Swaminathan, Facebook

5. Cybermachina — Kraków, Poland

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCvp8e_kDVf/
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g274772-d8366650-Reviews-Cybermachina_Game_Pub-Krakow_Lesser_Poland_Province_Southern_Poland.html#photos;geo=274772&detail=8366650&ff=177418762&albumViewMode=hero&albumid=101&baseMediaId=177418762&thumbnailMinWidth=50&cnt=3&offset=-1&filter=7

Why it's so stinkin' cool: There are game systems in every room, and there's a dedicated Guitar Hero area. The decor is all game memorabilia, like Mario and Zelda, and there are gamer-themed drinks.

lauralocketc

6. El Bosc de les Fades — Barcelona

https://www.instagram.com/p/BB3KHLdQarz/
https://www.instagram.com/p/8UCB-xFnSF/

Why it's so stinkin' cool: It feel likes you're in a magical forest instead of smack dab in the middle of a huge city. Like, it's gorgeous, y'all.

—Julie Pike, Facebook

7. Dive Bar — Sacramento

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCXV_YMG07K/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BC9ORwfA1_V/

Why it's so stinkin' cool: They have dueling pianos, and, get this: Live mermaids swimming in tanks. Just a play on words, get it? Dive bar? It's super swanky and has this classic vibe to it.

—Brittany Best, Facebook

8. Carousel Bar and Lounge — New Orleans

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/carousel-bar-and-lounge-new-orleans?select=8SL4AHKq1Tg65QQJtYs8fA
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/carousel-bar-and-lounge-new-orleans?select=PLoIXqLlEt5p3ojGIJWb_Q&utm_campaign=www_photo_share_popup&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=(direct)

Why it's so stinkin' cool: You can get your drink on in one of the most historical cities in the U.S., but why do it while sitting still? This place has a darn CAROUSEL where you can sit and sip while ya spin around. Slowly, of course.

jocelynf4

9. The Croft Institute — Melbourne

http://www.thecroftinstitute.com/gallery.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/TheCroftInstitute/photos/pb.28344377759.-2207520000.1429125521./10151563939797760/?type=3&theater

Why it's so stinkin' cool: Set in an old laboratory, The Croft Institute has a scientific feel, right down to the syringes they put in your drink.

—Richard Eric, Facebook

10. Unicorn — Seattle

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/unicorn-seattle?select=1N0WZUHBnEcdvLvwapWDWA
https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/unicorn-seattle?select=nrvGApaOOftx9TK8KaxzLQ

Why it's so stinkin' cool: It's a colorful, carnival-themed bar where you can go to lift your spirits with some good ol' alcohol. They've also got pinball. Nice.

tarahw2

11. Satan's Whiskers — Bethnal Green, London

https://www.instagram.com/p/4XJ0MUokiS/
https://www.instagram.com/p/myVIb2m-1v/

Why it's so stinkin' cool: Not only is the name awesome, but they're just as weird as you would hope. Inside, you'll find a bunch of cheeky taxidermy, and the skeleton of a unicorn.

—Dan Makwana, Facebook

12. The Way Station — Brooklyn

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDKPNKIDogk/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBwCGz9oREr/

Why it's so stinkin' cool: It's a Doctor Who–themed pub, complete with a TARDIS bathroom and references to the iconic show covering every inch of the place.

—Jordan Christine, Facebook

13. Joben Bistro — Cluj-Napoca, Romania

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g298474-d7286040-Reviews-Joben_Bisto-Cluj_Napoca_Cluj_County_Northwest_Romania_Transylvania.html#photos;geo=298474&detail=7286040&ff=134158701&albumViewMode=hero&albumid=101&baseMediaId=134158701&thumbnailMinWidth=50&cnt=3&offset=-1&filter=7
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g298474-d7286040-Reviews-Joben_Bisto-Cluj_Napoca_Cluj_County_Northwest_Romania_Transylvania.html#photos;geo=298474&detail=7286040&ff=134158702&albumViewMode=hero&albumid=101&baseMediaId=134158702&thumbnailMinWidth=50&cnt=3&offset=-1&filter=7

Why it's so stinkin' cool: It's a steampunk-decorated bar, inspired by none other than the authors Jules Verne and H.G. Wells.

—Roxanne Aiko, Facebook

14. Container Bar — Austin

https://www.facebook.com/containerbaratx/photos/pb.217608568289922.-2207520000.1458574795./627637187287056/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/containerbaratx/photos/a.235868183130627.76631.217608568289922/725688814148559/?type=3&theater

Why it's so stinkin' cool: It's a bar made out of seven old shipping containers! Recycled building materials = 👏. They are also dog-friendly, and everything is colorful — so it's impossible to be in a foul mood.

—Ashley Blom, Facebook

15. Donnie Dirk's Zombie Den — Minneapolis

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/donny-dirks-zombie-den-minneapolis?select=m8ImvKXL7dao7EZS7Zcqbw
https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/donny-dirks-zombie-den-minneapolis?select=utqB2pkvSSs0-8z2rBNlJA

Why it's so stinkin' cool: The drinks are strong, the bartenders dress like Shaun from Shaun of the Dead, and there's a chainsaw inside a glass box that you can break "in case of a zombie attack."

—Panhia Yang Root, Facebook

16. Anonymous Bar — Prague

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/anonymous-bar-praha?select=HOkkEovI0k_v1KP7dg_6cg
https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/anonymous-bar-praha?select=zJkVLflPzwswQSSoTNCUWg

Why it's so stinkin' cool: Some of the drink menu is only visible through a black light, and another part is only visible through an old-school Viewmaster. If you order one particular drink, they take your picture in a Guy Fawkes mask.

elizabethb4

17. Cahoots — London

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBju6Ugiu6e/
http://fyre.it/JOZtX3.4

Why it's so stinkin' cool: It's a '30s- and '40s-themed bar in an old, now-unused tube station. The staff are all in character and you can tell that there was so much effort put into every aspect of the joint!

kayd5

18. Boobie Trap — Brooklyn

Why it's so stinkin' cool: There's a neon pink sign that says "f*ck off" that sets the ambience for the entire bar, cool-ass decor, board games from Sorry to chess, and great drink specials.

—Erin Bailey, Facebook

19. Rabbit Hole — Alhambra, California

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/rabbit-hole-alhambra?select=2KPQFYRWpE7LQ_hK0Gl78A
https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/rabbit-hole-alhambra?select=Ypf2S6BtRa_iSfIEJurSYA

Why it's so stinkin' cool: It’s an Alice in Wonderland–themed bar with a mind-blowing interior. One room has grass and upside down rabbits on the ceiling, and on the way to the restroom you'll find a giant, glowing, black-lit Cheshire Cat.

eliaadams09

20. The Museum H.R. Giger Bar — Gruyères, Switzerland

http://www.hrgiger.com/barmuseum.htm#

Why it's so stinkin' cool: They want you to feel as though "you have been transported into the remains of a mutated future civilization" — the entire bar is lined with vertebrae. BONES, Y'ALL.

Anna Kopsky

21. And Millennium Fandom — Las Vegas

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/millennium-fandom-bar-las-vegas?select=0BWr_sHdRX47Dv8AJLnLcQ
https://www.facebook.com/millenniumfandombar/photos/pb.634160093391472.-2207520000.1458661218./677653545708793/?type=3&theater

Why it's so stinkin' cool: They've got decor from all of your fave fandoms, from Star Wars to Superman. If you are in love with cosplay and all things geeky, this bar will welcome you with open arms.

—Beatrice Jane, Facebook

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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