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
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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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Anita Trenner
Community Member
1 year ago

This same saying was recently in front of a restaurant/bar in Denver, CO USA. Their sign NOW says, "Spooning leads to forking. Please use condiments."

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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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Tara
Community Member
1 year ago

Drunk guests bring out the bubbles

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#14

This Cafe In Seoul, Korea

This Cafe In Seoul, Korea

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David
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Andrea Delden
Community Member
1 year ago

Not ugly! When I finally saw that they were bottle stoppers, 4-5 secs, I thought they were brilliant! I would love to have them in my home!

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Nathalie Langevin
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! Those are big replicas of Grolsh's plugs! Great idea!

Rosesinmyhair
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg! Yes! Thankyou 🤚

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Jim Price
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it a bad thing that I want the bottles those came from?

Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
1 year ago

those. are. FANTASTIC!!

Els Kosters
Community Member
1 year ago

This reminds me off the stuff which was handed out by Dutch beer brewer Grolsch during a special jubilee (existing that many years or so). They are known for bottles with such a cap. I still have a light shaped as the stools above, just a few sizes smaller.

Tara
Community Member
1 year ago

Those are awesome!!

Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year ago

this looks slippery ^^

I Used To Be Blub Blub Blub
Community Member
1 year ago

What am I looking at?

Trin Merrick
Community Member
1 year ago

I wanna see the beer bottles these came off of!

Paul Chang
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a giant glass jar lid lock. Perfect for a grolsch bottle.

Kalah Kahl
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL I thought they were seats that were also toilets. For those too drunk to make it to the restrooms!

NanZ
Community Member
1 year ago

Now it makes complete sense to me. Very cool!

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

I would fall right the hell off that and I don't drink.

Donna Baker
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW are these safe?

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 year ago

beer bottle stoppers

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
1 year ago

Giant pop bottle stoppers from the 50's

Crystal Griffith
Community Member
1 year ago

They are the flip top stoppers from a bottle, usually beer.

Bodragon
Community Member
1 year ago

...but where to rest your feet ?

anotherboredpanda
Community Member
1 year ago

At least you're going down with a "plop"

Rebekah Green
Community Member
1 year ago

Roflmao!! It took me a minute to figure this one out

Kamsi Ikonne
Community Member
1 year ago

what even is that?

Kristin Ingersoll
Community Member
1 year ago

Fun????

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Pamela Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

Sad I can only up vote this once

kitk4t
Community Member
1 year ago

Love these!

78thStitch
Community Member
1 year ago

Aren't those Grolsch beer Bootle stoppers lol

Arlene Hohneker
Community Member
1 year ago

Makes me want an Italian lemon soda.

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
1 year ago

I wonder how many viewers even know what these are...I bought some from Germany that keep the fizz in my Coca-Cola bottles (I drink the Mexican kind with glass bottles and real sugar!) Best beverage on the planet!

Von
Community Member
1 year ago

Ummmmmm these are AWESOME!!!!

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

Put wheels on the front legs, and you can use them as hand trucks to remove passed out drunks.

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like something for a baby. Like a stroller design.

Chantel Atwell
Community Member
1 year ago

...will someone explain, please?

Shari Kilcullen
Community Member
1 year ago

They are chairs shaped like Grolsch beer bottle tops.

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Apropos but dangerous

Uwe Theiss
Community Member
1 year ago

Like any other bar stool.

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Matthew Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Do you get some preparation H with that?

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#28

I Need To Work Here

I Need To Work Here

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Molly Universe
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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