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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 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 2 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 2 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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#26

Local Bar's Breathalyzer Replacement

Local Bar's Breathalyzer Replacement

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Mary Rose Kent 2 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 2 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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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