We are born to socialize. Some of us enjoy the finer things in life, like expensive shopping, fancy cologne, nice cars and a delicious colourful cocktail or thirst-quenching cold beer.
We have our weaknesses; we thrive on experiencing only the very best on our holidays, a change from copious days spent in the mundane. We ogle and admire often the most surreal and picturesque of things; rolling hills, chandeliers in a ballroom and bars five stories high, decorated with animated objects of all sorts.
So why don’t we join all of these things together?
The taste of something sweet, something bitter, a drink with a view or an experience rolled into one at a bar on the other side of the world.
It was a tough call to pick, but we put together a list of 10 interesting bars and nightclubs around the world.
The Clock Tower Pub Crawl, Prague, The Czech Republic
Not just one pub, but a handful, this pub-crawl has everything to offer. It is not notoriously known for its design, but known for its euphoric atmosphere. You get a tour of Prague included, as well as free booze between 8:30PM and 11:30PM, including absinthe. You get two and a half hours of free alcohol, and entry is included in the crawl/tour for up to five bars. This is definitely a pub-crawl to check out!
The Artesian, London, United Kingdom
Dubbed as the “worlds best bar”, the Artesian has only the best and weirdest to offer. Oozing class, classic and innovation, this bar has succeeded in creating a world of wonderful drinks and food that you are sure to wow over. Prices are higher than most places , but you pay for what you get. Want your drink served in a faux panda head? You got it. Fancy a sit down in some rouge antique furniture, chandeliers overhead? Artesian has that too. You will spoilt with a wide range of choices and options at this bar, with their team updating the drinks and food menu regularly. Take a seat and enjoy some oysters with your fancy cocktail.
Ministry of Sound, London, United Kingdom
With a firm dedication to building an empire around the dance music scene, it’s not hard to imagine why Ministry of Sound is arguably one of the greatest nightclubs in the world. Famous for it’s DJ’s and live sets, the MOS club has something every single night for every single person. You can hire out sections of the club for events, entry prices are cheaper for students and every weekend there’s a different DJ busting out new and exciting tunes for you to dance to. After you’ve left the nightclub and London is out of your sight, you can purchase Ministry of Sound CD’s sourced from the clubs very best DJ’s. You’ll always be feeling nostalgic.
Pacha, Ibiza, Spain
On an island dedicated to partying, this club stands out for its international recognition and long withstanding history. Pacha is a club and force to be reckoned with. With massive dance floors and high roofs, International DJs and artists perform at this club on a regular basis because of its popularity with locals and tourists alike. Not only is Pacha well known for it’s club, but it has an entire franchise including CD’s, restaurants, hotels, magazines and recording label. The club operates every single night of the week, with different events and themes each night, but tickets go quick and entry is difficult when crowds arrive in packs, so be prepared to buy online or line up. And make sure to wear something bright!
Quinary, Hong Kong, China
A relatively new bar, the Quinary has a lot of promise. The owners of this new establishment have taken making cocktails to a whole new level, to leave a mark on the tastebuds, to remember. Inside, the bar is decorated with the highest level of swank and suave, with leather, velvet and warm lighting. It’s comfortable, yet stylish. “Quinary” refers to the opposite of binary, therefore starting at a numeric sequence at 5 – a way of relating to 5 senses being triggered at your visit to this hipster bar. Be prepared for classic cocktails to have a wicked twist.
Absolut Icebar, Stockholm, Sweden
Built in 1992, the Icebar in Stockholm was the worlds first permanent ice bar. Guaranteed to excite you, the Icebar design changes every year due to ice melting and being reformed. You have to pay for entry, but that guarantees you your first drink, served in an ice glass and the price includes hire of jackets and gloves to keep you warm throughout the experience. The bar sits at freezing -5 degrees all year around. If you want to extend your ice experience, you can stay at the Ice Hotel, enjoy an Icebar breakfast, stay for Swedish “fika” (coffee and cake) or spend some time with the family having ice milkshakes and doing arts and crafts. Is this what it’s like to live in an Igloo?
LIV, Miami Beach, USA
Think private skyboxes, minibars, phenomenal light shows and amazing DJ sets sure to knock you off your feet dancing. Liv offers its guests, both local and international only the very best of what it’s like to party in Miami with high-energy, lavish décor and VIP boxers !!available for those willing to spend. The nightclub runs for four nights weekly, including Wednesday and Friday through to Sunday and it is always sure to attract a crowd. The club is located in the hub of the central city, close to beaches and is always the attraction for the wandering celebrity. Want to get snapped enjoying a drink with Kim Kardashian? Liv is the place to be.
The Argylexchange, Sydney, Australia
Settle down amongst the sophisticated hub of Sydney for a relaxing drink or two at The Argyle, with five different bars to choose from over two levels, located by the most famous harbor in the world. You can enjoy beers, wines, cocktails and spirits here, as well as contemporary cuisine in the French Brasserie or Japanese in the Sake restaurant. Whatever your taste, the Argyle can accommodate. End your night with a casual stroll through the city streets and view the breathtaking sights of the harbor and the Opera House, fully illuminated at night.
The Viper Room, Los Angeles, USA
Formerly owned by actor Johnny Depp, this nightclub is quite unlike many others. It’s the birthing place for many rock and indie bands, a place to go underground and veer away from the standard thump-thumping of heavy bass in other nightclubs. It’s a place for interesting live music, a place home to the alternative. Since its opening in 1993 the nightclub has hosted Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Oasis, Lenny Kravitz, Pearl Jam and The Smashing Pumpkins, just to name a few. If you decide to visit The Viper Room during your visit to LA, make sure to pick up a tshirt or beanie. Prices are relatively cheap, with patrons stating they pay roughly $5 to $10 for a drink – cheap for L.A!
40 Seconds, Berlin, Germany
Apparently named after the time it takes the elevator to reach this penthouse bar, the 40 Seconds in Berlin has astounding views and drinks to offer. The 40 Seconds bar is located in the heart of Berlin, with views for guests to enjoy both on the balcony and through the fully glassed surrounds on the 8th floor. It offers a 360degree panoramic view of Berlin, a view like no other. Internally, the bar boasts swift and stylish décor, colour hued lighting and drinks that keep flowing. You can organize to fully book 40 Seconds for functions and events, or you can just visit on one of the club nights over the weekend – both of which give you the full VIP treatment.