Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Amazing Pubs in the World

These cool design pubs change the mood of those drinkers. Pub doesn’t have to be 
stay in t he dark and drink. It can be outdoor or different environment which carry out 
different feeling. Check it out!

1 ) The Crooked House, Himley, Staffordshire
The appropriately named Crooked House has been labelled Britain’s drunkest inn – 
and for obvious reasons.  Glasses regularly slide across tables at the Georgian pub and 
coins appear to roll up, rather than down, the bar. a bar Slope gin: The unusual bar  The
 tavern, which was built as a farmhouse in 1785, got its design fault through subsidence 
caused by mining during the 1800s.  It means that one end of the Crooked House is 
1.2m (4ft) lower than the other.
2 ) La Kiva, Terlingua, Texas
This Texas cave bar was the brainchild of a former school teacher, Gilbert Felts,
who built La Kiva in the late 80s, although it’s now run by his nephew, Glenn. 
To kick off the cave (man) theme, the men’s urinal consists of a metal pot, 
which was once a flower planter before Gilbert stole it from his mother. 
If that’s not enough, the bar’s mascot is a fossilised Penisaurus Erectus, 
set into the wall.
Unfamiliar with said animal? That’s because it never actually existed – t
he creature is a figment of Felts’s imagination, the fossilised “remains” 
being in fact made of miscellaneous animal bones.

3 ) The Croft Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Wander down a winding Chinatown alleyway, past graffiti-covered walls and open 
restaurant kitchen doors to discover this nightlife laboratory. While its laneway
location is sightly off the beaten track, if you do manage to stumble across
 this hideaway bar, you’re in for a cheeky scientific experience.  Hanging 
out at The Croft Institute is a bit like sitting in a high school chemistry class.
Dangerous-looking liquids in curious glasses sit nearby, offering potential 
for mischief. At every turn, this playful science theme bubbles and burns, 
even making its mark on the girls’ toilets, which are named ‘The 
Department of Female Hygiene’.
Downstairs, there’s a quiet bar which is ideal for brewing the waters 
of conversation and sharing mid-week drinks. Meanwhile, upstairs 
there is a grassy lawn and a party haven of dancing and debauchery.
 DJs hit the decks every weekend, providing upbeat tracks for the artsy 
crowd who make The Croft their after-dark home. Expect reggae, 
dancehall, hiphop, funk, drum & bass and roots.

4 ) The Pelican Bar, Jamaica
The Pelican Bar is a one of a kind place to visit when you are on a trip in Jamaica.
It is definitely one of the œcoolest bars you can ever go to.  
The Pelican Bar in Jamaica is a rustic wooden bar built on a sand bank 
about a quarter of a mile out to sea.
It is about a 20 minute boat ride to get to.  It is a popular spot to just 
hang out an relax, have a Red Stripe, swim in the clear shallow water, 
each some fresh fish or even go swimming.  The background story
 of The Pelican Bar is that local fisherman named Floyd had a vision 
of creating a bar built in the sea, resting on stilts for him and his 
friends to hang out.
After some hard work and lots of trips transporting large planks
 of wood on his fishing boat, in 2001 the bar was completed 
an named “The Pelican Bar”  because of the large Pelicans
that rested on the sand bank.

5 ) The Signal Box Inn, Cleethorpes
If you’re a budding train spotter who likes nothing more than to sink 
a thirst-quenching pint as you admire the 2:41 from Kings Cross, 
the cosy Signal Box Inn is definitely for you. Measuring, in tune 
with its name, just 2.4 metres x 2.4 metres, this downsized 
watering hole is unofficially (the owners haven’t got round to
 registering the record with Guinness) the world’s smallest pub.
Housed in what was originally the signalman’s hut at Lakeside 
Station on Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, the inn was opened 
in 2006 and, despite its size, serves up an impressive collection
 of local ales along with the obligatory bar snacks.

6 ) HR Giger Museum Bar, Gruyères, Switzerland
This incredible-looking bar was designed by the artist and set designer 
HR Giger, best known for creating the Alien in the film of the same name.
 The association isn’t hard to spot here, with the huge arched ceiling 
criss-crossed by rows of fibreglass vertebrae, chairs that look like
 spinal cords and tables studded with skulls.
Visitors have likened drinking at the bar to being inside the stomach 
of a giant whale – you might call drinking there an acquired taste. 
Giger’s bar, which took three years to build, is located in the same
 building as a museum devoted to the artist’s paintings, sculptures 
and film designs.

7 ) The Big Baobab pub, Limpopo, South Africa
The Sunland ‘Big Baobab’ is in Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo Province, 
South Africa and is famous internationally for being the widest of its species 
in the world. Africa is symbolised by these magnificent trees. The Sunland 
Big Baobab is carbon dated to be around 6000 years old.
The Sunland Baobab has even made the front page of the Wall Street Journal!  
When baobabs become a thousand years old, they begin to hollow inside. 
In the Big Baobab this has resulted in wonderful caverns and caves, 
where the world famous Baobab 
Tree Bar and Wine Cellar now amaze visitors.  The Big Baobab is 
on the farm Sunland, an avocado and mangos. At the Big Baobab we 
can accommodate 20 people in 5 chalets.  We also offer quadbiking 
on our own quads or you can bring your own.

8 ) The Safe House, Milwaukee, US
Information about this spy-themed Milwaukee bar is hard to come by, 
which is exactly the way the owners want it. There’s no sign outside 
– just a wall plaque for International Exports Ltd, the bar’s cover name 
– and visitors are asked for a password before entering through 
a secret door. Customers who don’t know the code are made 
to do a dance on the spot, with the results filmed by hidden 
cameras and shown on huge wall-mounted screens inside the bar.
Within the nondescript building, there are secret passages, 
two-way mirrors, spy holes built into the walls and telephone 
booths with background noise for “agents not wishing to reveal their exact location”.

9 ) The Pilchard Inn, Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-sea, Devon

9 ) The Pilchard Inn, Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-sea, Devon
We all know that sinking feeling when we’re out for the night and we 
discover the last train home left half an hour ago. At the Pilchard Inn,
 on Burgh Island, in Devon, however, drinkers who lose track of time
 could well find their way home has been swallowed up by the sea – 
the pub is separated from the mainland at high tide.
Luckily a sea tractor ferries customers back and forth during high tide,
 and outside these times thirsty customers can walk the short distance to the island.

10 ) The Nutshell, Bury-St-Edmounds
The Nutshell in Bury St Edmunds is one of the smallest pubs in 
Britain (there are others that claim to be smaller). Until recently it 
had a Guinness World Records title but that was taken by a pub in the US.
I had read about the pub before and whilst touring the Greene King
 brewery in Bury St Edmunds, the tour guide mentioned that the 
brewery owned the pub and it was located in the town. I just had to visit it.
At 4.57m x 2.13m (15ft x 7ft), the pub is certainly small. At a push 
you can fit 20 in the pub although many will be standing. When I 
visited there were 10 there and the only seats available is the 
window sill. There is just one small table in one corner of the pub.
As the pub is owned by Greene King, the beers on offer are Abbot 
and IPA. They also sell the usual lagers.

11 ) Das Klo, Berlin
At Klo (”toilet” in German) the bar meals are serviced in chamber pots, the beer
 in urine specimen bottles and the sausages in miniature ceramic toilet bowls.
 But the “fun” doesn’t stop there. Klo is awash in gags. Walk through 
the front entrance and you might get splashed with water, greeted by a skeleton 
or, if you are wearing a skirt, hit with a gust of air that comes up at you from 
beneath a grate in the ground.
nce rocks falling half-way down upon you from the ceiling (the threatening 
avalanche is really made of paper mache).
But in the end it all comes back to the bathroom theme and the ambiance 
gushing with decorative toilet seats, bedpans, and other assorted oddities 
that deal with bodily functions. After all, the founder of Klo came with the
 idea while sitting on the toilet.

12 ) The Canalhouse, Nottingham
If you’ve ever been unfortunate enough to fall into a canal or river while drunk, i
t might be best to avoid the Canalhouse – the Nottingham canal goes straight 
through this town centre pub. Located within a former warehouse, 
this large venue occupies the lower floors of what was once the
 Canal Museum. Expect delicious food, a wide range of local ales and barges
 drifting past your table.

13 ) Waxy O’Connor’s, London
Waxy O’Connor’s London has 4 unique bars covering 6 levels which are linked together
 by a maze of staircases and passages. Each bar has an atmosphere of its
 own so there is something for everyone at Waxy’s and no where better to 
organise a meal or a night out.  At Waxy O’ Connor’s the most important 
thing is keeping you happy. After lots of research into what you like the 
most we have tailored our menu to suit you.  Lots more to share and 
an extended Waxy’s Burger menu plus some new and healthy 
sandwiches.  Old favourites like Waxy’s Irish Breakfast & the Crock of Mussels still remain.

14 ) Cova d’en Xoroi, Menorca, Spain
If you thought Menorca was all British beer bellies, cheap booze and foam parties, 
you might be right, but it’s also home to this undeniably cool cave bar. 
With stunning views over the Mediterranean sea and a cosy, intimate atmosphere, 
it’s a refreshing change from your average party bar.
There’s a small entrance fee, of around seven euro, but when you’re nursing 
a cold beer while watching the sun go down we suspect you’ll agree it’s worth it.

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