Setting up a bar or pub generally means finding a location, setting up a bar with stools and tables and chairs, stocking liquor and beer, and hiring a friendly bartender. Some bars feature continuous sports coverage while others have slot machines where patrons can play Intertops Red Casino bonus codes casino games. Some creative bar owners set up unique décors that are created around a specific theme or concept.
There are themed bars and pubs around the world. Some are just plain weird but others offer something special for their customers. They include:
Trailer Park Lounge in Chelsea New York City
The Trailer Park Lounge is located in the heart of New York City where standing out amongst the nightlife venues is hard. Yet The Trailer Park Lounge manages to do just that by offering a venue where visitors expect the unusual. TPL features neon signs, Elvis posters, and a cheese wiz inside a shadow box along the wall to create the atmosphere of a honky-tonk trailer park site. It’s kitschy and fun with a bowling alley lounge, jukeboxes that line the perimeter, and a pregnant mannequin that oversees everything.
The menu befits a trailer park lounge with mainly burgers and fries. The drinks really give you a feel for where you are – there’s Dog and Pony Show with an ice-cold margarita with some Corona beer, a Kiss My Frozen Woo Woo with frozen vodka, Jim Bob’s IQ, Lover’s Concerto and lots and lots and lots of beer.
Big Lebowski Bar in Reykjavík, Iceland
The Lebowski Bar evokes the Big Lebowski cult classic which is famous for the White Russians, quotes, and the unforgettable soundtrack. The Bar’s décor includes bowling paraphernalia and Big Lebowsky memorabilia. The highlight of a visit to the bar is the selection of White Russian drinks including the Dirty Russian (topped with a squirt of Pepsi Cola), creamy Siberian (a White Russian milkshake).
There are plenty of TV and movie-themed bars out there, but our favorite of the bunch is the Lebowski Bar. Located in Reykjavík, Iceland, it’s decked out with bowling paraphernalia, Big Lebowski memorabilia and a whole shelf stocked with Kahlua and vodka—fuel for the bar’s entire menu of White Russian variations, which include the classic along with many other creamy concoctions like The Siberian (a White Russian milkshake) and the Dirty Russian (topped with Pepsi) along with the Carmel Russian (vodka, Kahlua, caramel liqueur, caramel syrup, and whipped cream), the CocoPuff Cassian (vodka, Kahlua, cocoa puffs and cream), the Special Lady Friend (vodka, kahlua, white cocoa, and cream), Black Russian (vodka and Kahlua) and others.
Wilson and Wilson in San Francisco, California
The Wilson and Wilson bar is secreted within the Bourbon & Branch bar – a speakeasy hidden inside a speakeasy. The theme here is secrecy and to get in you have to have reservations that entitle you to a password – use the password when you enter through the unmarked door with an anti-saloon league sign on it.
Behind the secret door there’s an intimate venue with unique drinks including three of their signature concoctions. There are several rooms, each one of which has its own theme. Depending on the password you get, you’ll be seated in the room that fits that password. For instance, one of the rooms is called the Wilson & Wilson Detective Agency” room – the windows are frosted so that people can’t see in and the chairs are old tractor seats. The Library room is behind a hidden bookcase door. There’s a bar and bartenders in each room.
All of the drinks are unique – they include the Citizen Cane & Spice Trader, cucumber martinis, a “truth serum” (very strong) and great Manhattans.
Mustache Bar in Austin, Texas
The Austin Texas Handle Bar pays homage to guys with upper-lip hair. Anyone can visit but you’ll have to choose from a menu of drinks named after mustached dudes like Salvador Dali, Charlie Chaplain, Daniel Day Lewish, Ned Flanders and Alex Trebek. The bar is located in downtown Austin. There are no mustaches decorating the walls but people enjoy the old school vibe and friendly atmosphere that extends to mustached and non-mustached people alike.
The bar hosts the annual “Best Mustache Competition” every year – best real mustache wins $1000 while best fake mustache and beard bring in a $500 prize.
Hemingway’s Lounge in Los Angeles, California
Hemingway’s Lounge, also known as the Ernest Hemingway Bar, is located in Los Angeles California. The bar was inspired by the Great Ernest Hemingway who had a reputation of enjoying his drinks morning, noon and night. You don’t have to drink like Hemingway or even limit yourself to rum – Hemingway’s favorite poison – to enjoy the Lounge’s relaxed atmosphere and Hemingway-inspired drinks.
The house rum is called “Papa’s Pilar Rum” in memory of Papa Hemingway and the house cocktail is a mojito called “The Old Man and the Sea.” The décor is pure Hemingway – book-lined walls with an occasional rifle peeking out.
Ninja Akasaka in Tokyo
Japan is a mystery to most westerners but most people know about ninjas – Japanese warriors. The Ninja-themed Ninja Akasaka bar in Tokyo evokes the mysterious ninjas with hidden doorways, secret passageways, waterfalls, ponds, a drawbridge and the sounds of crickets that replicate a hidden ninja village from the Edo era. The waiters are dressed as ninjas and they move stealthily around the bar area, serving and performing magic tricks.
The dishes are created by a variety of Japanese, Italian, French and Chinese chefs who craft the cuisine amidst fire and smoke in front of diners’ eyes.