A bar in Brisbane, Queensland

This is a list of notable bars, public houses and taverns. A bar is a retail business and drinking establishment that serves alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, cocktails, and other beverages such as mineral water and soft drinks and often sell snack foods such as crisps or peanuts, for consumption on premises.[1]


See also: Category:Drinking establishments by country

Biker bars

Cook's Corner, a biker bar, circa 2005
Cook's Corner, a biker bar, circa 2005

A biker bar is a bar that is frequented by motorcyclists (bikers). Some are owned or managed by people who are friendly toward motorcyclists.[2] Biker bars are patronized by people from all walks of life, including bikers, non-bikers, and motorcycle club adherents, including outlaw motorcycle clubs.[3]


A gastropub is a bar and restaurant that serves high-end beer and food.[4]


The Hinds Head in 2009
The Hinds Head in 2009


United States


Ice bars

Absolut Icebar at the Icehotel in northern Sweden
Absolut Icebar at the Icehotel in northern Sweden

An ice bar, sometimes associated with an ice hotel is a drinking establishment primarily made of ice. The bars usually contain ice sculptures and other formations and are kept at low temperatures (generally about -5 °C) to hinder melting. The walls and seating are also usually made of ice. Mostly a novelty, the ice bar is often considered a tourist destination.

Public houses

See also: Category:Pubs by country

See also: Pub names

A pub, also referred to as "public house", is a house licensed to sell alcohol to the general public. It is a drinking establishment in Britain,[6][7] Ireland,[8] New Zealand, Canada, and Australia.[9] In many places, especially in villages, a pub is the focal point of the community. Samuel Pepys described the pub as the heart of England.

By location



See also: Australian pub and Longest bar in Australia

Punters Club was a pub and live music venue located in Fitzroy, inner Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Punters Club was a pub and live music venue located in Fitzroy, inner Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


United Kingdom

Main articles: List of pubs in the United Kingdom and List of pubs named Carpenter Arms

See also: Category:Pubs in the United Kingdom


See also: Category:Pubs in England


Main article: List of pubs in Sheffield

United States

Former pubs


Main article: Micropub § List of micropubs

A micropub is a very small, one room public house. The concept is attributed to publican Martyn Hillier and his pub, The Butchers Arms, in Herne, Kent, England.

Pub chains

A pub chain is a group of pubs or bars with a brand image. The brand may be owned outright by one company, or there may be multiple financiers; the chain may be a division within a larger company, or may be a single operation.

Mitchells & Butlers pub chains

Mitchells & Butlers runs around 1,600 managed public house, bars and restaurants throughout the United Kingdom.


See also: Western saloon


A speakeasy is an illicit establishment that sells alcoholic beverages. Such establishments came into prominence in the United States during the Prohibition era (1920–1933, longer in some states). Speakeasies largely disappeared after Prohibition was ended in 1933, and the term is now used to describe some retro style bars. Some former speakeasies continue to operate as bars.


A tavern is a place of business where people gather to drink alcoholic beverages and be served food, and in most cases, where travelers receive lodging. An inn is a tavern which has a license to put up guests as lodgers. The word derives from the Latin taberna whose original meaning was a shed, workshop, stall, or pub.


United States

See also the categories Taverns in the United States and Taverns in the United States by state

Taverns in the American Revolution

Tiki bars

See also: Don the Beachcomber

People dressed up as mermaids swim at the Sip 'n Dip tiki bar in Great Falls, Montana
People dressed up as mermaids swim at the Sip 'n Dip tiki bar in Great Falls, Montana

A tiki bar is an exotic–themed drinking establishment that serves elaborate cocktails, especially rum-based mixed drinks such as the mai tai and zombie cocktail. These bars are aesthetically defined by their tiki culture décor which is based upon a romanticized conception of tropical cultures, most commonly Polynesian.

Wine bars

Ordinaire, a wine bar in Oakland, California

A wine bar, sometimes called a bodega, is a bar that principally or exclusively serves wine.

See also


  1. ^ Cocktail Lounge definition from The Free Dictionary
  2. ^ Biker Gangs and Organized Crime - Thomas Barker.. p. 64.
  3. ^ Traveling with Philosophes - Ken Ewell. p. 493.
  4. ^ Farley, David (24 May 2009). "New York Develops a Taste for Gastropubs". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ Hsiang-yi, Tang (December 28, 2013). "Restaurant review: TKK The Bar". Taipei Times. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  6. ^ Public House Britannica.com; Subscription Required. Retrieved 3 July 2008.
  7. ^ "Scottish pubs". Insiders-scotland-guide.com. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  8. ^ Cronin, Michael; O'Connor, Barbara (2003). Barbara O'Connor (ed.). Irish Tourism: image, culture, and identity. Tourism and Cultural Change. Vol. 1. Channel View Publications. p. 83. ISBN 978-1-873150-53-5. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  9. ^ Australian Drinking Culture Convict Creations. Retrieved 24 April 2011.