Pub scenes from around the world: the Red Sea Star in Israel

Red Sea Star Underwater Restaurant, Bar and Observatory – Israel (1)

Our pub for this week requires you to don your togs and plunge underwater!!! Well not quite - but certainly you will feel as if you have.

On the pub crawl around the world we drop into Eilat in Israel and visit the Red Sea Star.

It's the world’s first underwater bar and is submerged six meters below the Red Sea in Eilat. Each table has Plexiglass windows – two either side and one above – so that diners can admire the fish, coral, and other sea life from their dinner table. The décor is even marine-inspired with jellyfish stools, urchin cushions, and anemone lighting fixtures.1

Inside the Red Sea Star with its marine décor (2)

Before the Red Sea Star was built in 1998, the area on which it stands was a damaged seabed, but four years before it opened the Red Sea Star team started growing a coral nursery surrounding the reef to save and preserve what used to be an active and colourful coral reef.1

At the Bar in the Red Sea Bar (2)

If you have a favourite pub please let us know about it by using the Comments Box below. And then we can visit to check it out. Or perhaps you have been in the Red Sea Bar and you can give us a firsthand account of the experience.