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28 Experiential Bars

From Poolside Champagne Bars to Detective-Themed Speakeasies

— May 7, 2015 — Lifestyle
While many people don't need a particular reason to grab a pint after work, there are plenty of experiential bars that fuse an activity with casual libations. Whether you are looking to work on your ping pong skills while sipping a beer or enjoying a martini while getting a manicure, clever business owners are realizing the potential in creating an experience that appeals to all senses.

The progression toward experiential bars can be compared to the movement toward experiential retail. As consumers can enjoy their alcoholic beverage of choice at home just as consumers can do the majority of their shopping online, the retail industry and hospitality and entertainment in particular are tasked with finding unique ways to draw people in.
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Relaxing Ping Pong Bars
Relaxing Ping Pong Bars
SPiN Toronto Creates an Engaging Place for People to Compete and to Relax
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Video Game Bars
Video Game Bars
Battle and Brew is a Video Game-Themed Bar in Atlanta
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Drinking Pinball Events
Drinking Pinball Events
Toronto's First-Ever Beer & Ball Festival Will be Held at Handlebar
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Southern Festival Bars
Southern Festival Bars
The Snake and Jakes Christmas Club Barn at Bonnaroo is a Tribute to NOLA
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Mechanized Wine Bars
Mechanized Wine Bars
The Hostile Grape Wine Cellar Offers 160 Wines By the Glass
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Detective-Themed Speakeasies
Detective-Themed Speakeasies
Wilson and Wilson is a San Francisco Bar Hidden Within Another Bar
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Interactive Theater-Bars
Interactive Theater-Bars
Play/Date is a Theater Bar Experience Where Actors Interact with Patrons
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Floating Oyster Bars
Floating Oyster Bars
The Grand Banks Oyster Bar is Located on a Boat
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Portable Irish Pubs
Portable Irish Pubs
The Shebeen is a Nifty Pub On Wheels
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Gun Range Bars
Gun Range Bars
Wilshire Gun Range was Granted a Liquor License
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Folksy Pop-Up Bars
Folksy Pop-Up Bars
The Mumford & Sons Pop-Up Bar Launches a New Album and an Exclusive Beer
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Exotic Pirate-Themed Bars
Exotic Pirate-Themed Bars
San Francisco's Smuggler's Cove Channels Caribbean Bootlegging Culture
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Chilly Ice-Made Bars
Chilly Ice-Made Bars
The Minus5 Ice Bar is Made Entirely of Imported Canadian Ice
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Lawn Bowling Bars
Lawn Bowling Bars
Toronto's Track & Field Venue Fuses Lawn Sports and Liquor
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Multi-Sensory Scented Cocktails
Multi-Sensory Scented Cocktails
The Ritz-Carlton Berlin Will Serve Perfume Themed Alcholic Drinks
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Elegant Jailhouse Eateries
Elegant Jailhouse Eateries
The 'Poczekalnia' Conceptual Restaurant Design Comes From Karina Wiciak
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Experimental Cocktail Bars
Experimental Cocktail Bars
This Unique Cocktail Bar in Dallas Serves Unconventional Drinks
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Antiquated Alleyway Bars
Antiquated Alleyway Bars
This Shanghai Punch Bar Resembles an Old World Establishment
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Styling Cocktail Bars
Styling Cocktail Bars
Her Majesty's Pleasure is a Three-in-One Hotspot for Ladies
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Shoe Department Portable Bars
Shoe Department Portable Bars
Selfridges Put a Portable Bar in One of Its Shoe Departments
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Rustic Dockside Bars
Rustic Dockside Bars
The Dockyard Bar's Reclaimed Materials Design Uses Authentic Finishes
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Hidden Speakeasy Bars
Hidden Speakeasy Bars
Flask is a Lounge Found Behind a Vintage Coke Vending Machine
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Password-Protected Bars
Password-Protected Bars
Bourbon & Branch is an Unmarked San Francisco Bar Serving Craft Cocktails
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Poolside Champagne Bars
Poolside Champagne Bars
Moët & Chandon Designed a Luxurious Mobile Champagne Bar
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Automotive Martini Bars
Automotive Martini Bars
Grey Goose's Bar on Wheels Will Take a Mixologist Across the Country
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Self-Serve Wine Bars
Self-Serve Wine Bars
This Machine at Park 112 Automatically Serves Wine to Patrons
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Industrial Hidden Bars
Industrial Hidden Bars
The Victoria Brown Coffee Shop Features a Hidden Bar
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Rustic Atmospheric Bars
Rustic Atmospheric Bars
Donny's New York Style Loft Style is Dark and Deliciously Grungy
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