ICE ICE BABY, CHEERS & MIAOW
BAOBAB TREE BAR
Barely imaginable for Europeans. A bar in the tree trunk. More than two people probably wouldn’t fit. However, it looks completely different if you imagine the whole thing in South Africa. Gigantic baobab trees grow there. Better known as monkey bread trees. In Limpopo, near the Kruger National Park, you can find the Baobab Tree Bar, which even has its own wine cellar. At 22 metres high and with a circumference of 47 metres, it has more than enough space for guests from all around the world. What's more, the tree is estimated to be around 6000 years old. If that itself isn’t a reason to toast.
In this case, it’s not so much the location that is out of the ordinary, but the inventory. Walls, tables, decoration, even the glasses – everything is made from ice. Specially imported from North Sweden. Without warming capes, no one would probably want to go inside. Luckily, you get given one at the entrance. Even in August, when it’s 30 degrees outside.
Never heard of one? There are more and more popping up all over the place. A meeting point for cat lovers. For people who have cats themselves and those who would like to have cats but can't for various reasons. They meet here. Because here, in addition to a coffee or a glass of sparkling wine, you get an extra portion of purrs and cuddles. Where? e.g. at the Stubentiger in Hanover, the Milou in Aachen, the Schnurrke in Cologne, the Katzentempel in Munich or the Baristacats in Berlin.
UNDERWATER BAR: RED SEA STAR
Sounds unusual, but is totally possible. Of course, you don't drink the drinks in the water but, nevertheless, we’re talking about a completely underwater restaurant with a bar. In Eliat, Israel, some five metres below sea level. Once you’ve descended downwards with the lift, you can enjoy your drinks in a unique atmosphere whilst the most colourful fish drift past the window.