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Unique bars in Asia(Part 1)

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Going to Asia is a unique experience. The differences with life back home are astonishing. When opening up to these kinds of new experiences there is also a possibility to explore the weird and wonderful characteristics of Asian drinking culture. In this list, we will give you some of the weirdest and craziest bars in Asia, some being unique due to their style or policies while the others are just plain weird. Perhaps this will inspire you for an international pub golf route.


Octagon Seoul


One of the most exclusive clubs in Seoul, it is really difficult to get into Octagon, especially as a foreigner. The selection process of who gets in or not seems can be quite random and arbitrary and often depends on the mood of the bouncers. After you have cleared this stage and paid the entrance fee of around 20 dollars you can enjoy a great night of partying at the 5th best club in the world. Inside the club everything is designed with angles of 45/90 or 135 degrees which makes for a sort of futuristic appearance and atmosphere inside the club. If you don’t like the EDM music on the ground floor, then take the glass elevator to the other floors to enjoy some underground techno or relax by the pool inside the club (yes, you read that correctly).


Address: 175 2 Nonhyeon dong, Gangnam Gu, Seoul



Womb Tokyo


This 4-story club is called Womb for a reason. Although it appears large with 4 floors, the club is actually quite cozy and only has space for a 1,000 people at a time. The club is famous for its unbelievably high-quality sound system and truly spectacular LED light shows. However, the most eye-catching feature has to be the giant mirror disco ball which happens to be the largest disco ball in the world. Inside there is mainly EDM music but per floor it might change to cater to different interests.


address: 2-16 Maruyamacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0044, Japan



Havana Social Bangkok


havana cuba musicThis bar has a great mix of live performing bands, salsa dancing and dazzling cocktails. Whether you want to dance the night away or sit in the lounge smoking on a cigar while sipping from your drink, it’s possible. You’ll feel like you are in the heart of Cuba even though you are actually in the bustling city of Bangkok. To get in this bar, you have to dial a secret code in the phonebooth, which serves as an entrance to the bar, adding to its mystery and exclusivity.


address: 1/1 Sukhumvit Rd. Soi 11 10110 Bangkok, Thailand



Clinic Singapore


One of the weirder themed bars you will come across, everything in this bar is decorated like a local hospital. From wheelchair stools at a nurse desk which acts as the bar, the owners really have covered everything. Your drink will be served to you in test tubes by waiters dressed as doctors, making the experience even more realistic. If you are tired after a long night of drinking, you can take the more relaxed hospital bed seats where you can lie down and rest for a while. It might not be somewhere you want to spend every night of the week, but it’s definitely worth trying out to experience this unique setting while you are in Singapore.


address: 3C River Valley Road #01-03 Clarke Quay, Singapore 179019, Singapore


Frankenstein’s Laboratory, Bali


Yeah you have heard it correctly. This bar is decorated entirely in Frankenstein style. Get your face painted when coming in and enjoy this unique experience with your friends and family. There are Frankenstein movie posterseveral shows taking place throughout the night, and if you want you can have your drink from out of a blood bag (not sure if that is the most thrilling thought). The highlight of the night is probably the zombie dance crew, which is reminiscent of the videoclip of David Guetta and Showtek’s track ‘Bad’ or a nice throwback to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’. This bar is suitable for the whole family and is only open during the evening until 12:00 PM. Be sure to check it out when visiting Bali.


address: Jl. Camplung Tanduk No.6 (ex Dhyana Pura St), Seminyak, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia 80361



Hobbit House, Manila


Hobbit the movieThis one is for the Lord of the Rings fans among us. From the outside, this bar looks exactly like one of the famous hobbit holes from the Lord of the Rings. The atmosphere inside is just like any shire night with lots of joy and friendliness. In true hobbit style, the bar staff are comprised of people who suffer from dwarfism. Later in the night there will be live performances which you can enjoy while sipping from the wide array of imported and local beers. Go ahead and awake the inner Gandalf inside you.


address: 212 Arquiza Trade Center M.H. Del Pilar St. Corner, Manila, Luzon 1004 Philippines



Vibe Bar, Tokyo


Probably the most unexpected types of bar in the list, this place is not shy in its décor. The entrance of the bar is a giant vagina through which you will have to enter to get in. After walking inside, Vibe buy Amazonyou will immediately notice the large number of vibrators hanging from the walls and scattered around. This all adds into a somewhat shady but also hilarious feeling and definitely a great vibe to experience for once. For 3,000 yuan you can get a 90-minute entrance into the bar with 2 drinks included. But if you are a male, make sure you bring at least one woman with you to guarantee your entry. And definitely try the toilets out as they are next level weird and funny.


address: Shimizu Bldg 3F, 2-7-4 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku Tokyo



Speak Low, Shanghai


This bar is better hidden than the chamber of Secrets. The first obstacle is Ocho Bar tools shop, a shop which has literally any tool you can imagine for bartenders to use. Inside the shop there is a secret sliding bookcase where you have to grab the right book in order for the entrance to unfold. After walking through the tunnel, you will reach the first secret bar area, which will make you feel as though you’re in New York. Here you can enjoy some delicious cocktails. However, the fun does not end there fortunately, with a second secret area accessible by pressing Shanghai on the map in the bar. This even cozier room has a wide mix of cocktails and you must always remain seated (or walking). If you feel like it is your lucky day try to get invited to the Employees Only room upstairs, where a third bar area with a whiskey bar is located.

address: 579 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu, 复兴中路579号, 近瑞金二路


As you can see there is plenty of crazy and unique places in Asia for your Friday evening drinking sessions. However this list could be endless to cover all the special bars in Asia. So if you haven’t had enough weirdness yet, stay tuned for part 2!

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