The Boozer’s Bucket List – Wackiest Places To Have A Drink Before You Die

There are so many amazing bars and clubs around the world to have a drink in before you kick the bucket, it can be hard to choose which ones to add to your Boozer’s Bucket List.

To make things a little easier, we’ve put together this list of the top six wackiest places to have a drink before you die.

In a Tree

Every kid’s dream was to have a tree fort in their backyard. So it can be easy to assume that every adult kid’s dream is to have a drink inside a tree. No? Is it just me then? Well, thanks to the Baobab Bar those that are so inclined can do just that. Located in Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo Province, South Africa, this bar is situated inside a hollowed out, 6000 year old baobab tree.

Under the Sea

If trees aren’t your thing how about taking a page from Jules Verne and having a drink twenty thousand leagues under the sea. Okay, maybe it’s more like 5 meters below the sea, but the Red Sea Star Bar in Eilat, Israel is definitely another wacky place to have a drink before you die.

In a Cave

If you are afraid of water you can always head underground to the Alux Restaurant & Lounge. Located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, this underground bar is deep within the bowels of a naturally formed cave.

In the Sky

If the cave has you feeling a bit claustrophobic maybe it is time to get some fresh air with Lounge in the Sky. This wacky experience hoists you up 50 metres in the air, where you can enjoy a few drinks with friends and be entertained by almost any form of entertainment imaginable. I’m not sure where the bathrooms are located on this thing, so it’s best not to break the seal before your adventure begins.

In a Jungle

If all the excitement has gone to your head it might be time to get back to nature and head into the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle for a drink at the Kapawi Ecolodge. This remote, ecologically responsible and cultural sensible bar is located in a pristine region of the rainforest, so you can sit back and enjoy a cocktail without the sounds of chainsaws ruining your tranquility, and our planet.

In Outer Space

If you’ve had enough of this planet, maybe it is time to head to a bar that really is out of this world. With Virgin Galactic well on their way to making Space Tourism a reality, you too could one day enjoy a cold frosty one in the cold frosty vacuum of space. Currently a ticket to reserve a seat on the SpaceShipTwo is a only a mere $200,000.

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Corey Rozon is a freelance writer from Ottawa, Canada.

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Strange Brew – 12 Strange Beer Names

 
We’re not talking about the classic Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie. These strange brews aren’t used for evil mind-control purposes, although they may alter your perception. The strange in these brews are all about the names.

With the rise in popularity of microbreweries, as well as craft and homemade brews, there are some pretty strange sounding beer names on the market. Here are just a few of them:

#1. Arrogant Bastard Ale

Produced by the Stone Brewing Company out of Escondido, California, this 7.2% abv this aggressive ale was actually banned in a few states due to its profane language.

#2. Monty Python’s Holy Grail Ale

Monty Python Holy Grail Ale

This 4.7% Holy Grail of ale was brewed by the Black Sheep Brewery out of North Yorkshire, England. It was released in 1999, just in time for the 30th anniversary of Monty Python. in 1999.
Ten years later on the 40th anniversary Holy Grail is still going strong. It’s a full-flavoured hoppy golden ale with dry finish – just like their humor.

#3. Buttface Amber Ale

Buttface Amber Ale

The Big Horn Brewing Company out of Washington brews this American-style amber ale. Drink too many of these bad boys and you may end up butting your face against the wall… or worse, the floor.

#4. He’brew: The Chosen Beer

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This San Francisco brewing company, Shmaltz Brewing, brews a number of different beers under their He’brew: The Chosen Beer line. Types include Origin Pomegranate Ale, Funky Jewbelation, Messiah Nut Brown Ale, and Genesis Ale. Nothing like a cold refreshing beer with a smooth aftertaste of blasphemy.

#5. Moose Drool – Brown Ale

Moose Drool

Big Sky Brewing out of Missoula, Montana has a few interesting names for their line of beers, with the strangest by far being Moose Drool. Using four different varieties of both malts and hops, this brown ale is surprising easy drinking at 5.1% abv. But if you have too much of it, the Moose isn’t the only thing that is going to be drooling.

#6. Face Plant Winter Ale

Faceplant Winter Ale

The Nelson Brewing Company brews this certified organic winter ale out of British Columbia, Canada. At 6.5% abv, this may be the first beer that can predict your future – after consuming too much of it that is.

#7. Hoptimus Prime – India Pale Ale

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Considered a Double IPA, Ruckus Brewing Company’s Hoptimus Prime uses five different hop varieties, and three different types of malts, which results in a very hoppy beer. Now Autobots, roll-out!

#8. Yellow Snow – India Pale Ale

Yellow Snow IPA

Your mother always said, ‘Don’t eat yellow snow’, but she never said anything about drinking it. Rogue Ales out of Newport, Oregon brew this IPA that is golden in color and hoppy in flavor.

#9. Moylan’s Kilt Lifter – Scotch Ale

Moylans Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale

At 8.0% abv, this scotch style ale will blow the kilt off even the most robust of beer drinkers. Produced by Moylan Brewing out of Novato, California, they suggest their Kilt Lifter is best enjoyed if you let it first warm slightly in your glass. A beer that strong, I don’t think it will have a choice.

#10. Old Leghumper

Ol' Leg Humper

Akron, Ohio is home to the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company who have quick an extensive selection of beers, 16 to be exact. Although the names range from Irish Setter Red to Barktoberfest (you get the theme), the strangest name bay far is their robust porter, Old Leghumper. Using two types of roasted malts, Old Leghumper is a rich porter with a chocolaty taste.

#11. Pigs Ass Porter – Porter

Harvest Moon Pigs Ass Porter

This little piggy went to the bar, and this little piggy went to a club. This little piggy picked up another little piggy and this little piggy went “wee wee wee” after drinking too much of Harvest Moon Brewing Compnay’s Pigs Ass Porter. With plenty of body, this porter is brewed with four different kinds of malts creating a creamy, smooth, slightly chocolate tasting brew that even Orwell’s Napoleon would enjoy.

#12. Polygamy Porter

Polygamy Porter

The Wasatch Brew Pub in Park City, Utah is responsible for brewing this dark, medium bodied brew with a hint of chocolate and malty flavors. At only 4.0% abv, when it comes to Polygamy Porter why just have one!

Author: Corey Rozon

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Weirdest Flavors Of Vodka

From cocktails made with ground up frogs, insects, horse milk and even cow urine, over the years the BarWhiz Blog researchers have had to try some, well let’s just say, interesting (gross!) drinks.

We thought it was about time to give them a little break from the disgusting and let them try some of the weirdest flavors of vodka being distilled today.

Buttered Popcorn Vodka

Caramel Popcorn Martini

Hopefully (never) coming to a theatre near you. I drew the line at popcorn-flavoured jellybeans.

Donut Vodka

Glazed Donut Vodka from 360 Vodka

D’oh! There is no longer the need to make the choice between glazed donuts and vodka. Duff Beer might have a run for its money.

Bacon Vodka

Bakon flavored vodka. Mmmmmm, yuck.

Beer = good. Bacon = good. Beer + Bacon = epic!

Smoked Salmon Vodka

Smoked Salmon Vodka

First Palin now this. Thanks Alaska.

Wasabi Infused Vodka.

Chipotle Vodka

Of course, we can layer this on top of the salmon vodka and voila! You’ve got yourself a Sushitini.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Vodka
Peanut Butter & Jelly Vodka???

You know what time it is, don’t ya? It’s peanut butter jelly time, peanut butter jelly time , peanut butter jelly time. Now where he at, where he at, where he at. Now there he go, there he go, there he go. Peanut butter jelly peanut butter jelly peanut butter jelly… well you get the picture.

Cotton Candy Vodka

Mmmm

This vodka reminds me of my youth. Spending the summer at the local carnival, with the smell of cotton candy wafting from food vendors and the reek of Vodka from the carnies. Ah, nostalgia.

Snake Vodka

Snake Vodka, London

Surprise, it’s Snake Flavored Vodka, made with real snake! Okay, we couldn’t let the researchers get away without having at least one gross drink.

Author: Corey Rozon

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Top 10 Most Unique Bar Concepts

Here at the BarWhiz Blog we’ve traveled the world and came up with a list of the top 21 bars from around the world. Along the way we saw the wackiest bar stools and the weirdest restrooms. Today we would like to share with you the top 10 most unique bar concepts:

#1. Steampunk Bar

The Edison - the bar

The Edison in Los Angeles is styled after the era of science and invention. It seems to be stuck somewhere between past present and future with vintage styled burlesque shows playing on a regular basis.

#2. Hospital Concept Bar

clinic

Clinic is a hospital themed bar in Singapore that exhibits wheelchairs as seats, stainless steel hospital code dishware and IV bags, test tubes and other medical paraphernalia to use as dinking devices.

#3. Frozen Bars

absolute ice bar in shanghai

Ice bars have been popping up all over the world in such countries as Canada, USA, Tokyo, London and even Africa. The concept is simple enough everything is made from ice. The chairs are ice, the walls are ice, the bar is ice and yes, even the glassware is ice. Most ice bars do also include a free parka upon entry.

#4. The Speakeasy

sixtynine - Raines Law Room

Ahhh the speakeasy, if it weren’t for these secret bars installed during prohibition we might not have made it through. The concept behind this bar is not to know about it. Most speakeasies are unmarked and may even require a few knocks in the right places – difficult to find but definitely worth the effort.

#5. Model Train Bar

Nová hospoda v Brně - pivo rozváží modelová železnice

The Czech Republic boasts a tavern where a train runs through the bar carrying some precious cargo. The great thing about this train, is every car is the bar car!

#6. Biochemical Alien Bar

H.R. Giger Bar

You might not find Ripley here anytime soon, but the H.R. Giger Alien themed bar in Switzerland is out of this world.

#7. Pirate Bar

Dave Johnson Needs Pirates! Tiki bar tour of San Francisco!

Y’aaaaar! Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco is a bar that’s made to look like a pirate ship. As for what their specialties are, the pride themselves on a vast selection of rum of course.

#8. Upside-down Bar

Madame Claude

Why are you standing on your head? Oh wait this optical illusion can be found at Madame Claude’s in Berlin. It’s been decorated to look like everyone’s partying upside down by gluing and nailing everything to the ceiling.

#9. Under the Sea Bar

Underwater Dining

Those are not televisions beside the tables. Our planet does in fact have an underwater bar. The Red Sea Star bar in Israel has a dining room under the Red Sea offering guests a rare view of the depths.

#10. In A Tree Bar

Sunland Pub

Talk about the best tree fort ever, the Sunland pub in South Africa yields one of the most unique bar concepts in the world. The bar and wine cellar are found in a hollowed out, 6000 year old baobab tree.

Author: Corey Rozon

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Ten Weirdest Bar Restrooms

Whether you call it a bathroom, restroom, washroom, lavatory, or any other of the long list of names for the potty, one thing remains the same; these rooms are evolving to a much larger and greatly wackier state of existence. The bathroom is not a simple toilet, sink, and mirror. It is now a statement, a message, or merely an opportunity to release artistic imagination in a room that is seen by everyone, at one point or another, who visits the establishment. Bars are quickly becoming notorious for these eccentric bathrooms. Here is a list of ten of the largest or strangest restrooms from all corners of the world.

1. Bar 89 – Bar 89 is located in New York City. This is a state-of-the art restroom equipped with clear glass stalls that will frost when the stall door is shut. Customers must trust the stall walls to remain opaque in color and provide them the privacy they need while in the stall; a bathroom for technology lovers and believers.

2. Zeta Bar – Zeta Bar is located at the Hilton in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The urinals in this men’s bathroom are ornamented with beautiful women paying close attention to what is happening around them. The walls are comical, but it is the ego-boost that most men do not mind repeatedly receiving.

Zeta Bar at Kuala Lumpur Hilton Toilets.

3. Monteith’s Brewery – Monteith’s Brewery is located in New Zealand. These restrooms do not offer the typical toilet that most of us are accustomed to; instead bathroom goers will do their business into a keg. Now isn’t that appropriate, a brewery with keg toilets? This bathroom is quite ironic as customers urinate into the very same place that made them need to go to the bathroom to begin with.

Dunny can

4. The Rivershack – The Rivershack is located in New Orleans. The restroom is bizarre, but it does obtain quite a reaction from customers. With a body outline on the floor of the men’s restroom and a trough for a urinal, what is there left to say?

Carrollton NOLA Doors Bathroom Floor

5. Vampire Bar – Vampire Bar is located in Barcelona. This bar’s restroom is home to a large tiger monument that emits water like a fountain. The sculpture is undeniably a work of art that is worth a glance.

vampire bar bathroom

6. Safe House – Safe House is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is one of the most amazing spy-themed restaurants that includes passwords, hidden rooms and disappearing ink throughout the restrooms. Just to get into the restroom a patron must make their way through a variety of different mazes and avoid trick doors.

Safehouse Puzzle Wall

7. Dolce and Gabbana’s Gold Room – Located in Milan, Italy this very vibrant and gold restroom has been the host to such guests as Giselle, Paris Hilton and Kylie Minogue. It’s one of the most luxurious restrooms anyone can ever step into as it has just about everything anyone would ever need while going to the restroom.

Dolce & Gabbana Bar GOLD 2

8. Columbia Tower – Located in Seattle, Washington this amazing bar restroom really takes things to a higher level by being on the 76th floor. This restroom has it’s own personal view of the Seattle skyline.

View from the Columbia Tower, Seattle, WA

9. Haunch of Venison – This spectacular old school pub is located in Salisbury, England. This very unique place has some interesting antiques and all sorts of different items to keep people guessing. They even have an 18th-century mummified hand upstairs.

The Haunch of Venison

10. La Kiva – This interesting bit of awesomeness is located just outside the Big Bend National Park in Terlingua, Texas. La Kiva is built into a cave on Terlingua Creek and is decorated all around with random animal bones put together to create some very unique and fantastic animals.

La Kiva - Terlingua

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Mongolian Fermented Horse Milk – November Gross-Out Bar Drink Of The Month

To the Dome

Mongolia is famous for their horses, but that fame goes much farther than just for riding them. Mongolians also milk them, and this sweet horse milk is turned into an alcoholic beverage called Airag.

Tov aimag, July 2006

Once the mare’s milk has been collected it is stored in a container made from the stomach of a cow or from horsehide, where it is then hung outside of the entrance to a yurt. Here it will sit to ferment until it becomes a tasty beverage with about 5% alcohol content.

The traditional way to drink Airag.

Ulan Bataar

Anyone up for a nice bowl of Airag?

Airag has so much potential in modern western bar culture that we just had to experiment with this amazing beverage and come up with five classic cocktails with a horsey twist…

Airag Drink Recipes:

1. White Russian
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Ingredients:

2 oz vodka
1 oz coffee liqueur
fill with Airag

Directions:

Pour vodka and coffee liqueur over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass, fill with Airag and serve.

2. Brandy Alexander
Brandy-Alexander Mixed Drink Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 oz cognac
1 oz crème de cacao (brown)
1 oz Airag
nutmeg for garnish

Directions:

Shake cognac, crème de cacao and Airag in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice, strain into chilled martini glass, garnish with nutmeg and serve.

3. Screaming Orgasm
screaming orgasm Pictures, Images and Photos

Ingredients:

1 oz vodka
1 oz Bailey’s® Irish cream
1 oz Frangelico® hazelnut liqueur
1/2 oz Airag

Directions:

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, strain into an old-fashioned glass, and serve.

4. Golden Cadillac
Goden-Caddillac Mixed Drink Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 oz Galliano
1 oz crème de cacao (white)
1 oz Airag

Directions:

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, strain into chilled martini glass, and serve.

5. Grasshopper
Grasshopper Mixed Drink Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 oz crème de menthe (green)
1 oz crème de cacao (white)
1 oz Airag

Directions:

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, strain into chilled martini glass, and serve.

Author: Corey Rozon

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