There will never be a shortage in demand for social meeting places, and the burgeoning bar industry reflects this need. The original pub or saloon bar has come a long way from its humble origins. Taday, people require more tailored spaces with their own individual identities. These new bars must cater to different customers, from small groups to office parties, and accomodate a broad range of entertainment facilities. In this exciting publication some of the latest trends in bars from around the world are revealed, including themed bars, exclusive drinking establishments and renovated traditional pubs. International architects draw on thier creative imagination and design skill to provide some truly inspired social spaces.