World's Strangest Bars

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These wild watering holes—lodged underwater, built within a tree, or carved of ice—make for memorable happy hours from Scandinavia to Antarctica.

Cave Bar, Jordan

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The 2,000-year-old city of Petra has exactly one cave that’s zoned for commercial use, and tucked inside is, oddly, a bar. The walls of the Cave Bar, run by an adjacent Crowne Plaza Resort, are part of an ancient tomb carved by the Nabataeans. Tables are placed outside on a large piazza and within the cave, where lanterns cast a sanguine haze over the bar’s sandstone walls; some seats are even tucked into what were likely individual burial niches.

What to Order: Local Jordanian red wines.

World's Strangest Bars

Cave Bar, Jordan

The 2,000-year-old city of Petra has exactly one cave that’s zoned for commercial use, and tucked inside is, oddly, a bar. The walls of the Cave Bar, run by an adjacent Crowne Plaza Resort, are part of an ancient tomb carved by the Nabataeans. Tables are placed outside on a large piazza and within the cave, where lanterns cast a sanguine haze over the bar’s sandstone walls; some seats are even tucked into what were likely individual burial niches.

What to Order: Local Jordanian red wines.

Courtesy of InterContinental Hotels Group
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