Europe's Bounty of Incredible Bars!

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Drinking on the Continent has Never Been so Cool

Prescription Cocktail Club in Paris.

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Jul 21, 2012 —  The coolest bars in Europe…wait, what?

Yes, you heard us right. We aren’t tackling the coolest places in one city (which is hard enough), nor in one country, but in the entire continent, which consists of what we can only guess is a bazillion bars.

Not only is socializing over drinks a vital element of the European culture, but also a major attraction for travelers and young residents who hop from country to country treating all four million square miles of the continent as their playground of debauchery.

Needless to say, there’s a lot of demand for mind-altering liquids. Our economists have informed us that high demand means high supply, which in Party Earth language translates to lots and lots of bars (turns out our bazillion estimate wasn’t far off). We’re talking cocktail lounges, pubs, jazz joints, rowdy dives, snazzy watering holes, and raucous bars full of Aussies looking to get blitzed – wait, that’s every bar in Europe. Seriously, who is running Australia between May and September?

Anyway, we crunched the data – and cans of beer – in search of the ultra cool, where the trendiest of patrons enjoy topnotch drinks while mingling among unique settings, and we found our answers. After a drumroll and a game of drawing straws to designate the scapegoat who’ll be thrown to the angry mob of upset readers that disagree with us (sorry, Joe, you were a good junior analyst), we present to you the coolest bars in Europe. 

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    Danger of Death

    Cocktail Bar / Lounge

    Danger of Death - Cocktail Bar | Lounge in London.
    London

    202 Brick Lane
    London E1 6SA

    020 7065 6806

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    Zu mir oder zu dir

    Bar / Lounge

    Zu mir oder zu dir - Bar | Lounge in Berlin.
    Berlin

    Lychener Strasse 15
    10437 Berlin

    0176 24412940

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    Prescription Cocktail Club

    Bar / Lounge / Speakeasy

    Prescription Cocktail Club - Bar | Lounge | Speakeasy in Paris.
    Paris

    23 Rue Mazarine
    75006 Paris

    01 45 08 88 09

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    Negroni

    Café / Cocktail Bar / Lounge

    Negroni - Café | Cocktail Bar | Lounge in Florence.
    Florence

    Via dei Renai, 17/r
    50125 Florence

    055 243 647

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    Door 74

    Cocktail Bar / Lounge

    Door 74 - Cocktail Bar | Lounge in Amsterdam.
    Amsterdam

    Reguliersdwarsstraat 74
    1017 Amsterdam

    31 063 404 5122

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    Schumann's Bar am Hofgarten

    Cocktail Bar

    Schumann's Bar am Hofgarten - Cocktail Bar in Munich.
    Munich

    Odeonsplatz 6-7
    80539 Munich

    089 229060

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    El Jardí

    Bar / Restaurant

    El Jardí - Bar | Restaurant in Barcelona.
    Barcelona

    Carrer de l'Hospital, 56
    08001 Barcelona

    93 329 15 50

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    Naranzaria

    Restaurant / Wine Bar

    Naranzaria - Restaurant | Wine Bar in Venice.
    Venice

    San Polo 130
    30125 Venice

    041 7241035

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    El Ayoun

    Bar / Lounge / Middle Eastern Restaurant / Restaurant

    El Ayoun - Bar | Lounge | Middle Eastern Restaurant | Restaurant in Ibiza.
    Ibiza

    Calle Isidor Macabich, 6
    07800 Ibiza

    971 198 335

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    El Viajero

    Bar / Café / Restaurant

    El Viajero - Bar | Café | Restaurant in Madrid.
    Madrid

    Plaza de la Cebada, 11
    28005 Madrid

    91 366 90 64

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    Freni e Frizioni

    Bar

    Freni e Frizioni - Bar in Rome.
    Rome

    Via del Politeama, 4-6
    00153 Rome

    06 4549 7499

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    Happy Bar

    Hotel Bar / Lounge

    Happy Bar - Hotel Bar | Lounge in French Riviera.
    French Riviera

    Hi Hotel
    3 Avenue des Fleurs
    06000 Nice

    04 97 07 26 26

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User Comments

Anonymous Jul 28, 2012
Also Experimental Cocktail Club and Curio Parlor in Paris.
Anonymous Jul 26, 2012
I love Door 74. Classic speakeasy. But Schumann's has the best cocktails out there.
Anonymous Jul 26, 2012
Check out Chupitos in Barcelona as well. The bar serves over 300 different kinds of specialty shots including one called the Monica Lewinsky. One can only imagine what that entails ...
Sara G. Jul 26, 2012
I agree - Gordon's Wine Bar is awesome, and everyone there is incredibly friendly. It's too bad that Bar Hemingway at The Ritz (in Paris) is mid-rennovations, or I would add that to this list, too.
Anonymous Jul 26, 2012
Additions: Gordon's Wine Bar in London. It's only one of the oldest wine bars on the planet!
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