Fancy a beer in original surroundings? Here’s a list of the weirdest pubs in Europe we could find. Having a drink in one of these places is a whole new experience. Icy interiors, synthpop all night long or creepy decorations, there’s something extraordinary about each one of them.
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Le Cercueil, Brussels, Belgium
Someone could shot a horror movie in Le Cercueil, and no additional decoration would be needed. The place is as creepy as it gets: open coffins for tables, drinks served in skulls, skeletons staring at you with their empty eyes, scary pictures on the walls, skull lampshades, and atmospheric music. You might order a drink called vampire blood and sip it slowly in the darkness. The pub organizes speed-dating so that all the dark souls could find someone who’s just as gloomy as they are.
Address: Rue des Harengs 10-12, Ville de Bruxelles
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Absolut Ice Bar, Stockholm, Sweden
Cold, snowy weather isn’t enough for you? Icebar in Stockholm takes winter to another level and is therefore one of the weirdest pubs in Europe. That’s where you can get a drink served in an ice-cube. Forget about comfy armchairs and fluffy blankets and stand by the bar made of ice. Don’t forget to take some warm clothes, because the temperature inside of the pub is -5°C. The entire ice bar interior is made of ice that is being regularly brought from the Torne River in Swedish Lapland. The bar’s a popular attraction, so you should book a session in advance.
Address: Vasaplan 4, Stockholm. The main entrance is located between Nordic C Hotel and Arlanda Express.
Depeche Mode Baar, Tallin, Estonia
If you’re a devoted fan of Depeche Mode, Tallin, Estonia has the best pub for you. With lots of posters and pictures on the walls, distinct atmosphere, and Depeche Mode’s songs being regularly played, the bar is a paradise for the fans. Places devoted to The Beatles or Elvis Presley are numerous, but Depeche Mode? That’s a rare gem!
Address: Voorimehe 4, Tallinn
Das Klo Bar, Berlin, Germany
Das Klo means “The Toilet” – this piece of information is probably enough for you to imagine how the bar looks like. One of the quirkiest pubs ever, Das Klo Bar is inspired by well, toilets, apparently. You can drink a beer from a urine bag and take a toilet seat. That sounds crazy enough, but there are even more of odd things in Das Klo Bar, the owner’s creativity wasn’t limited to one theme only. Rocking chairs, rotating bar stools, skeletons, wine served in blood transfusion bags, it all reminds of a big Halloween party.
Address: Leibnizstr. 57, Berlin
Skeleton Bar, Gruyere, Switzerland
If you’re a fan of science-fiction movies, you might have heard of Hans Rudi Giger. A small introduction to those who’d rather watch a psychological drama than Batman Forever: Giger was an excellent painter, sculptor, and designer who cooperated with some of Hollywood’s most famous directors. Together with the team, he got an Oscar for special effects in Alien. The Skeleton Bar is both a pub and a museum inspired by his works. The interior is an eerie, skeletal structure; as soon as you enter, you’ll feel as if you were inside of an alien’s stomach, just like in the tale of Jonah and the whale. Only for fans of horror movies.
Address: Château St. Germain, Gruyères, 1663
The Laundromat Café, Reykjavik, Iceland
The Laundromat Café is extremely practical. It’s designed not only to be a bar but a washhouse as well. No more tedious hours of waiting for the laundry to be done. In Laundromat Café you can have tea, coffee, beer or a glass of wine while your clothes are being washed. There are books, magazines, and board games; there are also other visitors you can always socialize with. Never before doing laundry was so much fun.
Address: Austurstræti 9, Reykjavík
Zetors Bar, Helsinki, Finland
The missing rural vibe in the city. Zetors Bar has a solution. Named after a famous Czech tractor brand, Zetors Bar is like a trip to a village. And like a journey in time, because Zetors was mainly known during the Cold War. You can sit next to or on a tractor while enjoying your beer. Decorations and atmosphere are very village-like. The restaurant serves traditional Finnish cuisine.
Address: Mannerheimintie 3, Helsinki
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