The state of design in bars these days is long past the chipped wood and sticky bar counter of my college days, at least in some areas. I never did frequent bars very often (ok, there are some exceptions which we won't discuss here...) but the following bars would sure tempt me to go for a few rounds.
Les Suites Bar is part of the ski resort, Les Suites de la Potinière, in Courchevel, France, close to the Italian and Swiss borders and in the midst of great skiing.
Check out this great wall!
La Banane's bar, below, is certainly appropriately designed to fit into the island theme of this St. Bart's hotel with a collection of nine private cabanas.
Last, but not least, is the over-the-top Club Silencio in Paris, owned by the owners of the Social Club, Arnaud Frisch, Manu Barron and Anthony Caton, and designed by director David Lynch. Located down six dark flights of stairs below street level, it is a private club until midnight, when it opens to the public. The gilding on the walls and "golden tunnel", including on each wood cube below, was carried out by the prestigious Ateliers Gohard.
Club Silencio, 142 Rue de Montmartre, Paris
Alright, after I win the lottery, which bar should we hit first?