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Black Travelers Take Note: These Are The Coolest Bars In The World
It’s safe to say that there is nothing to like a fancy bar with an unreal vibe to get the once-in-a-lifetime kind of night going. Injecting a bit of cool into the trip is never a bad idea, and what better than a list of the coolest bars to help you along?
Here are our picks for the world’s coolest bars.
1. Candy Bar- Detroit, Michigan
Detroit’s very own Candy Bar had to make the list. Located in the stylish hotel The Siren, the sultry, vintage vibes of this bar oozes cool.
The one-of-a-kind cocktails, the velvety pink coaches and the stylish decor immediately elevates this bar as one of the world’s coolest.
Head to Candy Bar if you’re looking to drift way back into the past and indulge in OG level timelessness, with an espresso martini in hand, of course, and the Monday blues far out of mind.
2. Floyd’s Pelican Bar - St Elizabeth, Jamaica
Planning a trip to Jamaica? Your trip wouldn’t be complete without a stop in St. Elizabeth, the lush parish home to Floyd’s Pelican Bar, which, to much adoration, is located in the middle of the sea.
After a 20-minute boat ride, you’ll arrive in the middle of the ocean, to your tiny but full-of-life bar made of driftwood. Floyd’s Pelican bar is loved by many, but Black travelers looking to make the most of a unique Caribbean experience, will surely enjoy a Red Stripe here.
It can’t get cooler than this, sipping on a rum-heavy cocktail in Jamaica, completely surrounded by the turquoise waters of the island’s precious southern coast.
3. Capela Incomum- Porto, Portugal
With an ever-increasing amount of Black Expats looking to Portugal as a lively option to set up base, the country is popular for more than just the non-stop panoramic scenes and gorgeous cities— it now has a picturesque wine bar that is beloved for its uniqueness.
Porto, in the north of the country, is home to one of the coolest bars in the world with its Capela Incomum. The wine bar, a nineteenth century chapel given a new lease of life, is visited by many, for good reason. Known globally for its world-class wine, Porto’s Capela Incomum is the perfect place to clink glasses.
4. La Clandestina- Mexico City
This is a mezcaleria like no other. La Clandestina is a popular choice in the fashionable Condesa region mostly for its detailed (and impressively made) mezcals that sit, prize like, ready to be dispensed high on the shelves in the city’s coolest bar.
Expect glamour, expect chic, expect all the glory and colour that you’d expect of Mexico City in one sexily-lit bar nestled in the jungle city.
5. Music Hall- Dubai, UAE
Part-club and part-show, Dubai’s Music Hall is the place to be for Dubai’s ever-growing crowd of art-lovers. The venue’s Lebanese traditional genesis gives the bar an international feel.
You’ll also find a range of music from jazz to rock to Latino to the soothing sounds of Middle-Eastern tracks. Lapping up the international vibes, there is a range of international dishes to choose from too, if you’re not busy dancing the entire night away.