14 Simply Amazing Bars
By Kristie Garrell
When it comes to bars, the atmosphere is just as important as the drinks. For more inspiring design ideas, check out our Hospitality board on Pinterest.
The restaurant and bar, set in an 18th-century church, combines architectural grandeur with geometric playfulness inspired by Hong Kong tea houses from the 1960s.
The bar canopy's metallic finish from Scuffmaster glitters under Kreon spotlights; the Seattle bar's custom car chairs are by Asti.
The Valencia restaurant's bar area, with stools upholstered with a fabric inspired by the Albufera natural park’s plants and herons, is separated from the kitchen by an iron bar.
The Detroit eatery and bar imitates the lights of Bangkok—and it offers a taste of Thailand, too.
The lounge of this New York hotel features contemporary portraits of authors by artist Cathy Cone, among them Edgar Allan Poe, who is framed by a 19th-century arch.
The courtyard bar features Colombian tile flooring and plenty of greenery.
Tolix stools, a Sixinch bench, and Amlgmatd tables liven up the bar area of this 1960s-era New Jersey bowling alley.
Verre églomisé panels are complemented by a tortoiseshell wall covering in this immersive lounge.
Timber accents and a white marble bar forge a relaxed mood at the second-floor antipasti bar in Paris.
Faux flowers wind around the San Diego rooftop bar’s powder-coated steel trellis.
The maple bar is lined with custom seating Seattle owner I-Miun Liu created with car parts.
Brass-framed gradient glass partitions delineate the riverfront bar in Shanghai.
The 60-degree roof pitch brings a sense of spaciousness to the Adelaide, Australia gastropub, which is only 12 feet wide and sandwiched between two much taller office buildings.
Above the bar, pendant fixtures by Raimond Puts hang below a canopy built like the roof of a barn in stained Douglas fir.