Casa Pocho, Madrid
In Casa Pocho, you’re not going to order your beer like “a beer please” but you’d say “grab a beer and come on , you #@$%”. In case the barman answers you like “Give me a minute sir” then your best reply would be something like “Make it fast $%^^%”. If you get it right, the barman will serve you immediately and you won’t have to pay for the beer too. This idea belongs to the owner Bernard Maria, who thought that in times of recession people want to go out for a beer not just for the fun of it, but to get it out of their system!
Red wine in racking bottles, tables that electric-shock you, beer served in urine-cups, sausage served in hand- toilets, trapped WC’s ,hammers coming to your head, a flasher with a coat standing at the door and many more thing inspired by the sick-minded owner.
Clinic, Clarke Quay (Singapore)
Regulars in wheelchairs, bed tables, drinks served in bags serums and “Asian nurses” for the rest of the hospital is the backdrop to one of the most macabre bars in the world. The designer is none other than the famous architect Damien Hirst.
Eternity, Truskavets (Ukraine)
The only thing that can surpass the macabre sense of the Clinic is the bar of eternity in Truskavets Ukraine. Drinks are served in a giant coffin!
Inspired by the famous director Aki Kaurismaki and decorated with original tractors Zetor. Its regulars are well known for losing their temper easily!
Red Sea Star, Eilat (Israel)
You look out the windows and what do you see? Corals. You look through the windows and you see them again … corals. The lamps on the tables are corals. The tables are like corals. Where are you? Of course, in the first submarine bar in the world, 70 meters from the coast of Eilat and six feet below the surface of the Red Sea. It may as well be the safest place in Israel.
By Nikos K