We broke it down into three Ps:
When a bar is run with genuine passion, it will have a character and it will ooze personality. Don't you just love bars that are unique and interesting?
Some of them have their own special rituals, others flaunt their personality through the quality of their drinks selection and menus. Speaking of which, we hate extremely long drinks menus for their own sake or just because the bar feels a need to have something for everyone.
There is a single-question bar personality test: can you imagine this bar being an interesting person? No? Move on. Yes? Time to find out about their signature drinks!
People coming into the bar are important, too. The cosy and homely feel of a small corner bar filled with locals is really heartwarming, and if you happen to be one of them and even known by name... ahh... nirvana!
Hotel bars and big city bars tend to be the exact opposite of this, but they can still have a great vibe and be a visual extravaganza as they slowly fill up with a colourful mix of people.
A bar will never convince us it’s a genuine tiki bar when it’s playing the Top50 pop chart on repeat. Actually, come to think of it, no self-respecting bar should be playing the Top50 pop chart, right...?