Even more than the obvious, practical purpose of being watered and fed, we go to bars and restaurants for the atmosphere. A place could have the finest cuisine and the tastiest beers in the world, but if it doesn't have any soul, any feeling, are you truly going to enjoy the experience?

Probably not. That's why when we do find a joint with a ton of character, we like to celebrate it. This list of bars and restaurants, compiled by Bored Panda, comes from customers that just had to share the funny, kooky and unique things that they've encountered on a night out - these spots go the extra mile to make sure their visitors get a truly memorable experience!

Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

Bar In Nebraska Doing It Right

Bar In Nebraska Doing It Right

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Ionescu Mihaela
Community Member
10 months ago

Brilliant <3

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So how to create that elusive atmosphere? With thanks to culinary blog Restaurant Tallent, here are some basic concepts to keep in mind:

Restaurant concepts: The restaurants with concepts attract people. If you have a particular cuisine, then you can design the restaurant with the idea of that country or culture. For example, if the restaurant is Chinese then you can create the restaurant with things that will make the customers feel like they are in China. You can also add a story on how the restaurant was founded and place artwork and pictures of the history of the restaurants.

Cleanliness: Who would prefer anything which is not clean? People can get very cautious when they eat out. If your restaurant is not clean, then there are chances you may never see that customer again. Make sure to change the linen and have clean dishes.


#2

‘The Restaurant Of Order Mistakes’ Employs Waiters With Dementia, And You Never Know What You’re Getting

‘The Restaurant Of Order Mistakes’ Employs Waiters With Dementia, And You Never Know What You’re Getting

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Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
10 months ago

this is actually so wholesome

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#3

This Restaurant In Austin Is Catching The US Up With The Rest Of The World

This Restaurant In Austin Is Catching The US Up With The Rest Of The World

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Michele Ottone
Community Member
10 months ago

That's how things work in EU, Definitely, in Italy it works this way. Tips are given (not every time, not in all places) in appreciation of an outstanding service, they are not supposed to be the employees' wage.

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Lighting: The lighting should not be too bright that it blinds your customers and also not so dim that they are not able to look at what they eat. Again depending on the clients and the situations you must alter the lighting.

Music: Depending on the situation you can choose the genre of music. Music can be very pleasing to hear while eating. You can prefer light jazz or pop music to have a peaceful setting. You can also set your music based on your cuisine.

#4

Contrary To Popular Belief

Contrary To Popular Belief

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
10 months ago

I am working in Customer Service, we have this as a poster on the wall

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#5

A Pub Urinal In Ireland

A Pub Urinal In Ireland

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GodOfHyperdeath
Community Member
10 months ago

I applaud the Irish

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Menu Design: Many may not think much about the menu card, but the menu card can attract and define the ambiance of the restaurant. Take time to create the menu card in such a way that each meal has a description of what the meal is. You can also add pictures so that the customers will know better about the food they are ordering.

Dishes, silver ware, and linens: Choose your dishes and silverware in such a way that it matches with your restaurant. Always have clean washed linens and make sure that in any situation you do not serve your customers with dirty dishes.

Pretty basic stuff, but very important nonetheless! All that's left to do now is add your own personal touch!


#6

This Restaurant Has A Painting Of Their Very First Customers

This Restaurant Has A Painting Of Their Very First Customers

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Nea
Community Member
10 months ago

The First Supper?

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#7

Windimere Pub Is Keeping The Local Populous In Good Spirits

Windimere Pub Is Keeping The Local Populous In Good Spirits

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Miztre
Community Member
10 months ago

Ha ha this is good!

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#8

I Found This In A Cocktail Bar In Indiana And It Made Me Smile

I Found This In A Cocktail Bar In Indiana And It Made Me Smile

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Baba Caine
Community Member
10 months ago

Be a renal without a cause

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#9

This Poster Is In The Window Of A Pub In Sydney. Made Me Laugh

This Poster Is In The Window Of A Pub In Sydney. Made Me Laugh

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
10 months ago

made me laugh so hard

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#10

This Bar Obviously Owns A Cat

This Bar Obviously Owns A Cat

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
Community Member
10 months ago

No, ask for a whisker

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#11

I’ll Have The Soup And Salad, Please

I’ll Have The Soup And Salad, Please

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
10 months ago

Garnish = Salad

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#12

Saw This In The Window Of A Bar In Iceland

Saw This In The Window Of A Bar In Iceland

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Hope Floats
Community Member
10 months ago

Ha ha ha... Love it! ( Imagine how disappointed you'd be after reading the last line?.. Ha ha ha)..

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#13

A Pub In My Town Places Rubber Ducks In Puddles To Warn Guests

A Pub In My Town Places Rubber Ducks In Puddles To Warn Guests

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Hope Floats
Community Member
10 months ago

Such a great but simple idea! (But I wonder how many of these ducks go 'walkabouts'?)..

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#14

This Cafe In Seoul, Korea

This Cafe In Seoul, Korea

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David
Community Member
10 months ago

Take on me.....

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#15

My Local Bar Dressed Up For Halloween

My Local Bar Dressed Up For Halloween

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Miztre
Community Member
10 months ago

That is very cool. I wonder if they sold Duff too?

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#16

I See What You Did There

I See What You Did There

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GodOfHyperdeath
Community Member
10 months ago

Nice bar, it’s pretty down-to-earth.

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#17

This Chalk Art In A Local Bar

This Chalk Art In A Local Bar

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
10 months ago

And the loveliest of all was the Unicorn! Who remembers that song? If you do, you are like me, showing your age:)

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#18

My Local Bar Has A Drunk Test For People Leaving

My Local Bar Has A Drunk Test For People Leaving

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
10 months ago

They should mirror that on the left side!

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#19

Medieval-Themed Pub In Prague

Medieval-Themed Pub In Prague

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Kurt Chapman
Community Member
10 months ago

Yes it has serving wenches, but it also had mediaeval levels of service - expect to be abused with every order! (This can be jarring for new customers but is the restaurants "thing")

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#20

This Relatable Sign Outside A Bar In London

This Relatable Sign Outside A Bar In London

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PyroKitty
Community Member
10 months ago

Bored? We have a website. (If you happen to be a panda, all the better)

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#21

Saw This Near Robin Hood’s Bay

Saw This Near Robin Hood’s Bay

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
10 months ago

My favorite sign on this topic read “Any Child Found Alone Will Be Given An Espresso And A Free Puppy”

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
10 months ago

Add a drum set, and the horror would be complete.

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
10 months ago

Leave the kid outside and you'll have a 1/2 hour of peace. You're definitely going to jail, but you'll always have that 1/2 hour.

GodOfHyperdeath
Community Member
10 months ago

The doggos are first priority

Rowlie
Community Member
10 months ago

Sounds perfect

Susie
Community Member
10 months ago

At work, we have a sign (since taken down, yet it remains in our office) that says "All unattended children will be towed away at owner's expense."

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
10 months ago

WHAT A WELCOME SIGN! LOVE IT! I would make a special effort to eat there. My Yorkies (who are the best kids in the world) would be so happy to come in with us!

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
10 months ago

My kind of place.

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
9 months ago

I know an undisciplined child was running around the restaurant. A man got up and took hold of the child. He announced, loudly, how he was going to call the authorities to take the child since there was no responsible adult. Amazing how fast the parents showed up.

jevais
Community Member
9 months ago

I wish just once that there would be no hollowing kids in a restaurant. It makes my blood curel. Impossible to relax, have a conversation and in joy ones meal. The worst-case is when the run around the tables yelling. Hell on earth. Parenthood is a full-time job.

78thStitch
Community Member
10 months ago

My friend photographed a sign that said unattended children would be given limitless espressos and a very noisy toy

katz up!
Community Member
10 months ago

Dogs are more behave than kids?

blugeagua
Community Member
9 months ago

Yes they usually are.

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Sandi Sexton
Community Member
8 months ago

about right

Viv Hart
Community Member
9 months ago

Yep, dogs are better behaved!

Id row
Community Member
9 months ago

I wholeheartedly support this policy.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
9 months ago

Fantastic, too cute !!!

moeless
Community Member
9 months ago

Some good sense. Yay.

Elly Essenberg
Community Member
9 months ago

Poor Puppy. Will be returned by the parents, may they ever show up.

Enki Valeriano
Community Member
9 months ago

Hahahahaha

Nadine
Community Member
9 months ago

I agree that some kids can ruin an experience but not all. Goes the same for adults! So many of my evenings were ruined by Horrible customers and drunk adults. Am tired of the attack on kids. We took a family trip to Spain and we were treated like a plague every time we walked in somewhere. And my kids are so well behaved, most beautiful little creatures. The scale is tipping to the other side and it's not nice anymore.

Lesly Shepack
Community Member
9 months ago

There we go!

Debster
Community Member
10 months ago

Ha ha ha

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
10 months ago

Even the most untrained dogs are so much better behaved than most people’s children. However, both are the result of adults dropping the ball on their responsibilities.

Teja Mat
Community Member
10 months ago

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This is so negative... not creative, just rude...

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
10 months ago

Not rude at all. Not everyone worships the ground kids walk on. Enjoying an evening out for a meal or a few drinks is more expensive than ever. Don't enjoy kids...never have, never will. I always compliment parents if they have well-behaved kiddies. I can't even begin to relate how many plane flights and restaurant meals kiddles have ruined. Sure, parents should have the lion's share of the complaints, but then again, there have to be venues where we don't have to be subjected to the onslaught. Kid-free venues are, thankfully, increasing more and more every day!

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#22

Restaurant Puts Its Negative Reviews On Display

Restaurant Puts Its Negative Reviews On Display

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Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
10 months ago

oooooh, i'm scared

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#23

This Restaurant Has An Option For When Your Significant Other Says She Isn’t Hungry

This Restaurant Has An Option For When Your Significant Other Says She Isn’t Hungry

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
10 months ago

Brilliant idea!

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#24

This Sign Is Hanging In The Dining Area Of Our Local Greek Restaurant

This Sign Is Hanging In The Dining Area Of Our Local Greek Restaurant

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Mimi M
Community Member
10 months ago

My best server job was in a place like this. Watched the Maitre di get into a screaming throwing food fight with the GM. Another time the GM had a fit and tossed over a fully set long banquet table onto the floor. Loved that place - awesome times!

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#25

Hmmmm

Hmmmm

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
10 months ago

Love it!

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#26

Local Bar's Breathalyzer Replacement

Local Bar's Breathalyzer Replacement

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
10 months ago

I see it has whiskers but I don’t know why...do I call a cab or not?

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#27

Stools In An Italian Pub

Stools In An Italian Pub

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Lucida
Community Member
10 months ago

Wow, I'm so impressed in how creative peolpe can be. They are really ugly, but really, really cool.

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#28

I Need To Work Here

I Need To Work Here

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Molly Universe
Community Member
10 months ago

"Collective Staff Hangover" would be a good band name...

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#29

Encountered This In The Restaurant I Visited Today, And Couldn't Resist Sharing

Encountered This In The Restaurant I Visited Today, And Couldn't Resist Sharing

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nanashi
Community Member
10 months ago

wow I never realized this. do they really don't talk in a men's bathroom? I've had several times went to the ladies with my friends just to talk lol

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#30

Wife: “Where Are You?” Me:

Wife: “Where Are You?” Me:

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varwenea
Community Member
10 months ago

That's rather genius. There also needs to be one called "I'm at the kid's school Sports Bar and Grill" to tell the boss.

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