We were really excited to visit an underground club recently whose location was hidden behind a door in a restaurant.
A Secret Space
The venue feels like a real secret space, hidden beneath the London streets in a very lively area. Despite the fact there is no sign directing visitors to the doorway, and the entrance lies in another outlet, this is a popular place for many different occasions, including exhibitions, club nights, gallery events and meetings. We helped out by supplying 50 folding fan back chairs, as well as black stacking chairs and an 1830mm rectangular table for a special night.
Although we didn’t spend the evening at the venue, we really appreciated it’s exclusive feel, and it got us thinking about all the other unusual and unique venues out there - and here are some of our favourite...
1. Under The Sea
You don’t have to get wet to have a drink underwater, not when you visit the Red Sea Bar in Israel. As the names suggests, this licensed restaurant lies 16 feet under the warm, lapping Red Sea. The marine themed bar is packed full of octopus-like seating, star fish decorations and the best features are the large windows that look out on all kinds of beautiful sealife, including brightly-coloured fish and coral.
2. Direct Line…
There are many different theme bars out there, from the Wild West, to Irish bars and those that celebrate Christmas all through the year. We think we’ve come across a more unusual type of licensed watering hole in Singapore, and its name the ‘Clinic Bar’ kind of gives it away. If you fancy sitting in wheelchairs, or on sofas resembling hospital beds and getting your drink presented in an IV bag - then this is the location for you - get well soon!
3. Room With A View
Any kind of restaurant, cafe, lounge or bar with a view has a great selling point, and the Sky Bar in Bangkok really wins points where this is concerned. Perched at a vertigo-inducing 62 floors above the city, this venue is located on top of the Lebua State Tower. This open air bar offers fine dining with not much separating you from the stunning skyline.
4. In A Trunk?
Trees can be great features in lots of different places, they can be the centre of fun for kids in the garden, or they might be transformed into unusual accommodations for those keen to get closer to nature. In South Africa you can kick back with some refreshments in one of the most unusual and oldest locations. The Sunland Pub has been integrated into a 6,000 African Baobab tree. Able to serve only 15 people within the trunk of the tree, this makes an unusual and intimate bar.
5. Wo/Man Cave…
Another one with a bit of a nature theme, this goes underground rather than under the sea or in a tree! Mexico’s Alux Caverna Lounge is the oldest and one of the most unique in our list. Constructed inside 18,000-year-old caves, the bar and restaurant serves food and ups the unusual atmosphere with the calming sounds of fountains, low lighting and soft music too - a fantastic cave for both men and women to enjoy some refreshments!