There are some bars around the world that are so iconic, so beautiful and so well-desgined that you simply have to get a picture in them. We wanted to celebrate the world’s most Instagrammable bars of 2019. This should give you an excuse to drink more, visit more bars and generally enjoy life, all in the name of getting a great photo.
From high-end rooftop bars, to beach shacks and traditional pubs that have been around for hundreds of years, there’s a wide array of style for all ‘gram lovers.
Most Instagrammable bars in the world 2019
This is equally pretty on both the outside and the inside. Classic in style, with plush banquettes and a long thin bar. The staff give the place an elegant look that you’d only ever find in Paris, thanks to their fine-tuned uniforms and classical training.
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It might be cold as soon as you walk in but they’ll wrap you up in warm gear and you’ll be all set to have one of the most unique drinks in your life.
Taking a photo in the ice bar is obviously an absolute must. Cliche? Possibly? Still cool? Yes.
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A place to come for a very special drink made by true professionals. If you are lucky enough to nab a seat at the bar you’ll have the stunning backdrop of Tokyo for your drink. A must-visit place for an iconic snap of the city skyline.
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Onyx Bar has gorgeous plush interiors with an array of colours and plants to sit among and sample a stunning view. The only question is how many drinks you’ll have here, because you will never want to leave.
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The term ‘having a drink in paradise’ could have been coined for sitting at this bar and looking out at the crystal blue water. Heaven on earth. Order a tropical cocktail for a refreshing way to cool down.
The place is a cross between a bazaar, bar, market and social gathering spot, that is packed full of visual beauty.
Throw in some great murals and art work and this is one of the most unique spaces to c chill out and do some people watching in. It’s raw and edgy and sums up the city perfectly.
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The perfect spot to hold a special event or gathering of friends. With the venue perched right on the water’s edge and the stunning bay dotted with yachts, you’ll be able to get the perfect Instagram shot.
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In a coast littered with great bars, restaurants and vantage points to enjoy the sunset this tops the lot. Sunsets at Moonshadows bar will beat any other that you’ve seen.
Come for a full meal or a couple of cocktails and enjoy a view that will quite literally take your breath away.
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The world is obsessed with gin at the moment and this Cape Town bar is tastefully designed and serves up some superb options.
Both their indoor and their outdoor terrace are the perfect place to mingle with friends in classy yet wonderfully relaxed surroundings. It’s made for snapping cute pics.
The bar is an homage to the author Hemingway, by taking inspiration from his novels, history, and folklore and creating a unique space.
They often win awards on a global level for their drinks (we named this bar among the World’s Best Bars 2019) and you’ll find stunning decor around each and every corner.
If a bar had been invented just for Instagram then this would be it. What was originally a fisherman’s hut was converted in 2010 into this stunning space that serves food and drinks, with some of the prettiest views in the world.
A private space that you and your friends can hire to create incredibly intimate events in a stunning space.
The interiors are so stunning that it feels like you are walking onto the cover of a glossy fashion magazine. Try come here on off-peak times to get full photographing space all to yourself.
In a city that has some of the best rooftop bars in the world this is the one that affords the best views both day and night. Wait for the heat to die down and arrive just before sunset to watch the skyline light up in all its glory.
Instagrammable bars don’t come more iconic than this.
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Madame Claude is a famous bar where everything is upside down, so make sure to come sober or you’ll be very confused. Great for getting incredibly unique pictures.
They also do great live music and the atmosphere is always electric, making it a generally great place to spend some time.
A brilliant bar that has a tradition for having great drinks, live music and one of the best views in the world. Sitting here having a drink is literally the definition of paradise.
You probably won’t ever walk into a more spectacular looking bar in your lifetime.
A grand lobby and bar, ATLAS graces the ground floor of Singapore’s well known Parkview Square building, in the historic Bugis neighbourhood. This is pure opulence at its very best.`
The perfect place to come in the summer months for a drink and a bite to eat with friends with views down the river.
Grab a table by the water’s edge and you’ll end up with one of the most iconic Instagrammable bar shots in the world. New York’s skyline never fails to make an impact on the ‘gram.
This super-chic bar proves that you don’t always need extreme heights to be considered one of the best rooftop bars in Europe. Patchwork is a Lebanese bar and restaurant in a colourful setting beside the sea. Vibrant handmade decor, sunset views and delicious cocktails add up to make this spot special.
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One of the highest-end and most celebrity friendly hotels in the world. It might cost you an arm and a leg to get in here, but the views around the pool and the sea are beyond stunning. It’s worth it for a once-off experience in a beautiful setting.
This is the home of Guinness and the bar itself is part of a huge museum dedicated to the black stuff. After taking the tour, you get to sample a pint on the elevated bar, with 360° sweeping views of the city. Instagrammable bars don’t get much better than this.
El Copitas specialises in small plates of Mexican cuisine combined with an eclectic and exciting cocktail menu. The place is tastefully designed and always buzzing with life.
This is the sort of place where you will sink that little deeper into the chair and stay for the night. Tiny details tie the whole thing together, from Mexican skulls to twinkling lights.
This bar is inspired by Guy Fawkes, the comic books V for Vendetta and the AnonymouS movement. An unusual combination but a wonderful place for people who are into storytelling and history.
Bartenders wear masks, adding an unusual element to any photos you’ll take in here.
Often named as one of the best bars in the world ,their interior design as well as staff and general look are stunning.
It is however, the drinks that are the most Instagrammable, with every single one of them looking like a work of art. The glassware is intricate and a huge level of creativity goes into each ingredient.
The Smuggler’s Cove features the largest selection of rum in the USA, and turn it into some of the prettiest and tastiest cocktails you could imagine.
Add in stunning decor and friendly staff and this is a place you will quickly fall in love with. The entire vibe is tropical, fun and bursting with bright colours.
Broken Shaker is a stunning rooftop bar in Downtown Las vegas that often wins awards for their hand crafted cocktails.
Sitting here as the sun goes down with a cold drink and the company of good friends is one of life’s great pleasures.
Often voted as one of the best bars in the world the decor, cocktails and ambience have been carefully curated to perfection.
A modern take on an Irish bar with world class drinks and service to match. You’ll find yourself wandering through the place in absolute awe.
Coffeeshop by day and bar by evening, this two story building is bright and beautifully designed.
It feels like it has been taken straight off a magazine cover, and the food and drink they serve is equally pretty. Exposed brick, lush greenery and a laid-back neutral colour scheme combine for the final effect.
This used to be a working brothel which has now been converted into one of the most colourful and popular bars in Lisbon.
A great place to come with a group of friends and let your hair down while capturing some truly original photos. The Bordello-style interior and flamboyantly dressed staff add a theatrical edge.
This bar (and restaurant) is actually built deep down into caves, which gives it a distinct ambience and vibe.
Great lighting and stunning design means this is an experience you won’t forget in a hurry. It’s romantic and totally unique. It’s not every day you get to sip on classy cocktails in a cave.
Delirium Cafe claim to have the largest selection of beers in the world; when you see their memorabilia on the walls and roof you start to appreciate the scope of what they do.
You’ll come for one drink but stay for many. It’s one of the most visually pleasing bars you’ll ever step into and will always be a classic.
A magical bar where you can step into the novels of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. The staff are dressed in character and the design and decor are bright, vivacious and exciting.
So pretty you won’t know which direction to look in next. With each sip you will notice some new, magical detail.
As rooftop bars go, this takes things to a whole new level. Aer is beautifully designed to make it feel like you are sitting on top of the world, looking at this huge bustling iconic Indian city.
It’s sleek and stylish, keeping a minimalist style and letting the skyline shine through.
Hidden beyond a seemingly innocent storefront of a flower and wine shop lies one of the most Instagrammable bars in the world.
Their floral displays are the stuff of legend and the perfect place to snap that perfect Instagram shot. This speakeasy joint is in a basement and takes inspiration for its decor and drinks menu from the many immigrants that helped shape the country.
Moulin Rouge might technically be more of a cabaret act than a bar, but it is so famous that has inspired style all over the world – it’s even had a movie made about it. You know it.
Either grab the iconic shot outside of the glowing windmills, or catch a show for the real action Instagram photo. It’s cheesy but in the best kitsch-is-cool sort of way.
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As the name suggests, this bar is inspired by one of the most iconic cult movies of all time, which has a legion of hard core fans. This bar has so many details dedicated to the movie – including obviously serving seriously delicious White Russians. The Dude himself would approve.
Whoever came up with the idea of a ball pit for grown ups and decided to combine it with alcohol is an absolute genius.
There’s endless fun to be had here while you sip a lovely cocktail and strike those poses in the middle of those pink balls. It’s like being a child again, but way, way better.
Ibiza is one of the most popular party islands in the world, so it isn’t short of great places to hang out but this one tops them all.
Grab a sun lounger, a cocktail and strike that perfect pose for your perfect Instagram shot. El Chiringuito is the perfect beach bar with sea views, white sand and sleek loungers.
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This is an American bar with Cuban soul that beautifully captures the unique relationship shared between these two countries.
As well as some of the best made cocktails in the city their decor is thoughtful and a perfect visual illustration of history. The design is elegant while still being on trend.
You only have to have a quick look at the pictures to see this is the place to come and see the sunset and enjoy a few drinks. Simply stunning and one of the best bars in Phuket. Baba Nest’s wrap around infinity pool surrounds the rooftop deck for an unbeatable view.
CLUBHAUS is a modern take on a bar, with art work plastered on the walls, ping pong tables, mini golf and lots of other great entertainment.
There’s plenty of Instagrammable spots and genuinely just a great place to hang out with friends. Grab your drink and get exploring all the nooks and crannies, discovering something funky to photograph at every turn.
Located in the mountains just outside the city, this traditional Irish pub is as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside.
It’s ideal for admiring the view with a beer on the terrace in the summer, or taking in their traditional shows inside. Johnnie Fox’s is the type of bar that many others try desperately to copy, yet fail. This is the real deal.
Not only one is The Boatyard Club one of the most Instagrammable bars in the world but it’s also one of the most fun places in which to spend time.
You’ll find water sports, great cocktails, specially themed parties and a general sense of fun in this little corner of paradise. Plus, those sunset views are ace.
The Standard is a bright, bright and breezy garden bar with great views of the city. As well as the decor and ambience being absolutely on point, the food and drink are world class.
There’s no end of opportunities to snap that iconic Instagram shot.
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A creative cocktail bar in a secluded hide-away in the “Central” area. Walking inside is like being transported to another world of cool and timeless sophistication.
The look is futuristic yet classy, and the drinks match the high standards that they set in everything they do. A picture perched at the bar here can’t help but make you look as cool as can be.
Tiki bars are always pretty to photograph, but this one takes things to another level. Broken Shaker seamlessly manages to have all the fun and flair of a tiki bar but with the classiness of a world-class cocktail lounge.
The decor is beautifully thought out and bursting with colour and their drinks are equally imaginative and eye catching.
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This truly unique venue has a Californian style skate park at its heart, in the form of a disused swimming pool. This is one of the most unique bars you’ll ever see.
Sip on your drinks and be constantly entertained by skaters doing incredible tricks. There’s endless great photo opportunities at Pretty Poison.
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If ever a pub could be considered a living breathing work of art then this is it. Beautiful floral baskets adorn the outside of the pub and it is perfectly maintained and cost on the inside.
For extra special photos and a magical experience come and visit the place at Christmas.
Best known as the stomping ground of Ernest Hemingway when he spent time living and writing in this iconic city.
Grab a picture either with his statue at the bar where he used to sit or outside on the bustling Havana streets.
Quite possibly the most famous beach bar in the world and a wonderful place to come to eat, drink and relax. The atmosphere always gets lively as rum is consumed throughout the day and the views are quite simply to die for.
Sketch is an 18th-century townhouse in Mayfair that has the most creative interiors you’ll ever see. From the pastel velvet pink restaurant, a mythical glade forest bar, and staircases dripping in paint to a self-playing jazz piano.
They know you’re here to stock up on amazing shots for the ‘gram – there’s even a photobooth and alien egg pods for toilets. It is the sort of place you come for one drink but end up staying for the night.