You need to visit the world’s coolest bars

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There’s a lot to be said for a good old local pub, but sometimes you might be looking for something a little bit different. From subterranean speakeasy-style spots hidden behind unmarked doors right up to rooftop cocktail bars that soar above city skylines, these are the places worth seeking out for their atmosphere, decor and, of course, drinks. Here are some of the world’s coolest bars.

71 Studio Bar, Los Angeles, California, USA
Bisou, Paris, France
Argo, Hong Kong
Waxflower, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Loa Bar, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Mace, New York City, New York, USA
BarChef, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Bellwood, Tokyo, Japan
La Ferneteria, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Green Door, Berlin, Germany
The Coldroom, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Lab 22, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Cold Drinks Bar, San Francisco, California, USA
The coolest bars are often found in the most unexpected places. Cold Drinks Bar is a fine example. It’s part of China Live, which incorporates a tea room, shop, an innovative fine dining restaurant and this chic cocktail bar, tucked upstairs behind a door enigmatically decorated with bats. Furnished in opulent shades of chocolate, caramel and gold, the intimate space has a cocktail menu centred around whisky, and drinking here feels like being part of a delicious secret club.

Bramble Bar & Lounge, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Salmon Guru, Madrid, Spain
The American Bar, London, England, UK
Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, Pioneertown, California, USA
Tesouro by Firefly, Colvá, Goa, India
Maybe Sammy, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The Hideout, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sidecar, New Delhi, India
HR Giger Museum Bar, Gruyères, Switzerland
Northern Lights, Selfoss, Iceland
Rock Bar, Bali, Indonesia
Thyme Bar, New York City, New York, USA
Cova d’en Xoroi, Menorca, Spain
In-Water Bar, Blue Lagoon, Grindavík, Iceland
Red2One, Santiago, Chile
Sky Bar, Bangkok, Thailand
Artesian, London, England, UK

MSN Lifestyle (07.07.22)