Real life is hard. Sometimes you just need a drink. If you're craving an escape from reality altogether, why not hit up one of the watering holes from your favorite comic books? These are all the comic book bars that may not exist in real life, but you'd definitely hang out in if they did.
From luxurious lounges and dirty dives to tumultuous taverns and pandimensional pubs, these are the best comic book bars to get a pint, a glass, a shot, a cocktail, or even an oil change. That last one's mostly for Transformers, but it's also not that much weirder than the booze you'd find in any bar in Gotham City. Even the seemingly ordinary pubs on this list of bars in comics aren't what they seem. Harry's Hideaway in upstate New York, for example, looks like a quiet bar, except that Wolverine and the X-Men regularly get into brawls there.
Vote up the fictional comic book bars where you'd most like to sit back, relax, enjoy a cocktail, and maybe watch Batman or Daredevil beat the snot out of some bad guys. Just be on your best behavior, or else you might end up in one of the worst comic book jails.
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The Hellfire ClubPhoto: Marvel ComicsThe Hellfire Club is an exclusive cabal of super-wealthy mutants. If you're influential enough, you might get invited to one of their hedonistic galas to be served expensive drinks by scantily clad servers. Or if you're Wolverine, you can slash and disembowel your way up to the penthouse from all the way down in the sewers.Want to visit?
- 274 VOTES
Oblivion BarPhoto: DC ComicsThe Oblivion Bar is accessible only to the magical members of the DC Universe. If you know how to access its pocket dimension you can enjoy a quiet drink away from the obnoxiously non-magical people who infect your everyday life. If you're up to magical snuff, here you can hobnob with members of Shadowpact and even meet Santa Claus himself.Want to visit?
- 373 VOTES
Harry's HideawayPhoto: Marvel ComicsOpening a pub in Salem Center, NY, far from the hustle and bustle of New York City, sounds like a relaxing move. Once Harry's Hideaway became the preferred watering hole of the X-Men, however, all bets were off. This dive is the perfect place to drink cheap beer and start a fight over mutant rights.Want to visit?
- 454 VOTES
WarriorsPhoto: DC Comics
Since Guy Gardener might be better suited to serving drinks than responsibly policing the galaxy, he opened a bar called Warriors (AKA The Big W). Its decor celebrates the history of the Green Lantern Corps like an interstellar T.G.I. Friday's. Be sure to check out the Hal Jordan memorial shrine (if he happens to be dead) when you stop by.Want to visit?