For years, my passions has been anything related to spirits.

Not just spirits themselves, but everything surrounding and springing from them.

For instance, cocktails and the bars that make and serve them.

Also, the unique settings that are often offered by these bars and that make you enjoy your drinks even more.

Stepping into a bar is always a unique experience.

You often feel the vibe at once, one that says that everything is okay and it is going to be a magical evening.

This vibe is created by the people who work there, who attract other people with that same vibe who, in turn, enhance the vibe of the place.

Each and every bar in this article has a story to tell, which is certainly not always about the drinks. 

Enjoy. 

150 Bars You Need to Visit Before You Die by Jurgen Lijcops is out now (Lannoo; £22.23).