Rabbits, trees and fishes: The most unique bar experiences around

If you're bored of the same old sport and Irish bars, you may want to try any of these crazy spots across the globe. When in the area, be sure not to give these a miss.

H.R Giger Museum Bar, Gruyères (Switzerland)

Have you ever wanted to sip a Cosmopolitan in the belly of a fossilised prehistoric creature? No, not us either. But this amazing place gives you the chance, and set designer of hit horror flick 'Alien' H.R. Giger has designed it all from top to toe. You won't have a bone to pick with this one.

Sugarloaf Kiosk's Bar, Rio de Janiero (Brazil)

Beyond just being a bar, this is simply a star attraction in the city. You can only access this mountaintop venue by either taking a cable car to the top or completing a 1,299-foot climb. The latter may be steep but it will offer some spectacular views along the way. Not for the faint-hearted, trust us.

Baobab Tree Bar, Limpopo (South Africa)

This is the ultimate treehouse. This spectacular place is located inside a mammoth 72-foot high baobab tree. Yes, you read that right. Not only do visitors flock here every year to visit the 6,000-year-old tree, but they stop here for a drink, or two, too.

Alice in Wonderland, Tokyo (Japan)

Inspired by the Lewis Carroll novel, this bar really is a trip and a half. With more elaborate costumes and zany decorations than you can shake a stick at, this place often feels like a dream. The exhaustive cocktails list is additionally fantastic, but be wary of the quite hefty prices.

Red Sea Star Bar, Eilat (Israel)

You may walk into this place thinking you are in a James Bond movie, but this is actually 20 feet below the Red Sea. You can only access it via a 230-foot bridge from the shore, and then you enter through a hatch above water level. Enjoy sipping your drink as you watch the little fishes swim by. This is a watering hole, literally.

The Rock, Zanzibar (Tanzania)

This is a bar. On a rock. Located close to Michanwi Pingwe beach, you can even walk to it if the tide is really low. When the tide is up, the only way to get there is to swim, but the seafood restaurant awaiting you is simply to die for.

The Jumbo Stay, Stockholm (Sweden)

Not only will you be able to enjoy this hostel-bar in a disused 747 jet, but it is even located on an abandoned runway. You can either down a few drinks here, or end up staying in one of the Air Force One suites for the night. Furthermore, if you dress like a pilot or steward, you may get access to the cockpit.

Any of these are sure to give you an experience that you will never forget. Who said that drinks had to be so ordinary?

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