America is home to countless bars, where you can enjoy a drink or two as well as soaking up the atmosphere and mingling with the locals. Nowadays, there are also plenty of themed – or just plain unusual – bars to add an extra dimension to your drinking experience.
So, work up a thirst with our list of the top 10 strangest US bars!
Please Don’t Tell, New York City
The prohibition is back in fashion, and it doesn’t get more clandestine than at Please Don’t Tell. In fact, the only way you can enter this unmarked bar is by entering through a phone booth! Once inside, you’ll find the atmospheric surroundings transport you back in time, as well as a menu of expertly mixed cocktails.
Icebar Orlando, Orlando
Three words: bring a coat.
This ice bar is the definition of cool, with impressive ice sculptures decorating the room – including the drinks bar itself. Don’t worry though; you’ll be given a warm jacket upon entry to keep toasty.
Millennium Fandom, Las Vegas
One for the unashamed geeks, Millennium Fandom in Las Vegas is decorated with all manner of memorabilia, from Star Wars to Pokémon.
You’ll also find plenty of people cosplaying (dressing up as their favourite characters) here too, so don’t feel shy about unleashing your inner nerd.
Tonga Room, San Francisco
The Tonga Room has been one of San Francisco’s most popular bars since 1945. Its tiki-themed interior includes strong cocktails and an eye-catching lagoon, where thunderstorms periodically pass over it. How’s that for atmospheric?
The Carousel Bar & Lounge, New Orleans
Located in the historic French Quarter, this beautiful bar will remind you of New Orleans in its heyday. Not only can you enjoy a mix of delicious cocktails, but you can also take a ride on its gorgeous merry-go-round!