Running a successful bar business is not a walk in the park. You must always look at different ways through which every visit to your bar can be memorable. This is the only way you can achieve success and convince customers to come back again.
Some bar business owners assume that all they need to do is to make sure that the drinks and food they offer are the only things they need to look at. However, even though they (drinks and food) are a big part of it, they are just a few of the things you need to look at.
Looking at some of the most interesting and unusual bars around the world, you will realize that creating a memorable and successful bar is not easy. Fortunately, we can borrow some tips from them and help you create a unique bar.
Creating Your Own Unique Bar? Here Are Some Useful Tips
The first thing that you need to look at when creating a unique bar is the environment. You need a unique environment to represent the image and brand of your bar. Even if you are creating a traditional, hip, upscale, romantic, or kid-friendly bar, you need to ensure that you have maintained consistency to attract your target audience.
You can also make your bar more fun with games. There are hundreds of games to choose from and make your customers always want to come back. Some of the most common ones include arcade games, intellectual games, table games, card and dice games, and vintage games, among others.
Finally, you can look at custom promotional products for your customers. Things like cocktail picks, stirrers, and swizzle sticks, among others, can be used to promote the presentation of your bar. These things can be an asset in creating a bar that stands out.
Let us look at some of the most interesting and unusual bars around the world to see what makes them unique;
Icebar Stockholm, Sweden
This is one of the coldest bars you can visit in the world. It is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and is based on an ice-cold theme. Here, you will be surprised to find that everything is made up of ice. The theme is permanent, so you cannot expect it to change. It employs the same concept as the Game of Thrones-themed ice hotel in Finland.
The temperature inside this bar is -5°C and can accommodate more than fifty people. You will find tonnes of ice inside the bar and they come straight from the Tone River. The ice is replaced every year.
At Icebar, the neon decor, sculptures, tables, and glasses, among others are all made up of solid ice. You, however, get gloves and ice capes to survive the experience in this bar.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives
The Maldives is famous for its beautiful beaches and marine life. Now, can you imagine sharing a drink with your loved ones in the presence of this marine life? This is what you get when you visit the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant.
The restaurant has been constructed inside the sea, about 5m under, and is located at the Alifu Dhaalu Atoll. Apart from enjoying the drinks and meals here, you will also experience the underworld in the Maldives.
Alux Restaurant and Lounge, Mexico
Imagine enjoying your night in a bar designed from a natural cave network! Well, this is what Alux Restaurant and Lounge in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico offers its patrons. Here, you find rugged counters, natural plants, and untouched walls inside the bar.
The bar offers enough space for people to have fun with friends and family. If you are looking for personal or private time, then you get the bar’s private VIP vaults to spend your time without any interruptions. Its menu offers some of the most interesting drinks you can find anywhere in the world.
Hoots Bar in New Delhi is a dimly lit, intimate, and cozy bar that is popular for its amazing cocktails.
Here, you will be able to enjoy cocktails that you can find anywhere else in the world such as the signature New Orleans cocktail, Sazerac found at the Carousel Bar, as well as unique cocktails that make Hoots stand out from the rest.
Rock Bar, Indonesia
The Rock Bar is located in Bali, Indonesia at Jimbaran Bay’s Ayana Resort and Spa. The bar is about 14m on rocky formations above the ocean. It is one of the most interesting bars around the world and you need a cable car to gain access to the bar.
While at the Rock Bar, you will enjoy amazing sights especially due to the Indian Ocean and its beautiful waves. You can also request live music from the DJ and enjoy time with friends. They also offer drinks inspired by the Indian Ocean such as the When I Sea U.
Looking at these bars, you will realize that they all have a unique environment that makes their customers want to come back after every visit. You can replicate this to create a bar that stands out from the competition.