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Hudson Bar, Hudson Hotel, New York A hedonist’s haven, this garden of earthly delights activates all the senses. The glowing glass floor creates the perfect ambience for imbibing the bar’s otherworldly signature drinks. 356 West 58th Street, (212) 554-6000, www.hudsonhotel.com

Matbaren (Food Bar), Mathias Dahlgren restaurant, the Grand Hôtel, Stockholm
Michelin-starred chef Mathias Dahlgren prepares his own take on traditional Swedish food and drinks while designer and creative director Ilse Crawford honors the history of Scandinavian design. Lining the floor are earthy-colored, geometrically patterned encaustic tiles that evoke the robust pleasures of a Swedish summer day. Södra Blaiseholmshamnen 6, 011-46-8679-35-84, www.mdghs.com

Pelican Bar (near Jake’s Resort) at Treasure Beach, Jamaica Forget snorkeling. Instead, gaze at the undersea world through the Pelican’s rough-hewn timber floor, which is poised on a sandbar 400 yards off the south coast of Jamaica. Surrounded by water and accessible only by boat, this is the place to guzzle and gape — or to cast a line. Calabash Bay, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, (876) 354-4218

The Whiskey, W New York — Times Square Is it you, or is the floor moving? Beneath the acrylic lava-lamp-like disco floor, globs of multicolored oil undulate woozily. Mirrored tiles along the wall and a DJ booth that seems to float intensify the dizzying effect. 1567 Broadway, (212) 930-7400, www.starwoodhotels.com

The Blue Bar, the Berkeley, London A sleek black crocodile-print-leather floor flows across this fantastic David Collins–designed drinking establishment, which also features a white onyx bar, lilac crosshatched leather chairs, and cream faux-ostrich-leather stools. All are surrounded by cobalt walls awash with an eerily iridescent scarlet. Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London;
011-44-20-7235-6000, www.berkeleyhotellondon.com

Bistro Moderne, Houston The bar’s intricate mosaic-tile floor was imported from France (as was the restaurant’s award-winning chef) and is reflected by a mirrored ceiling, which effectively frames the room in dancing light. 2525 West Loop South, (713) 297-4383

Eno at the InterContinental Chicago The floor of Eno’s wine-tasting room looks like a river of Cabernet Sauvignon. Made from burgundy leather, it adds to the intimate wine-cellar ambience, which is further established by racks of wine bottles in the main bar area. Not an oenophile? No worries — this is also the place to go for cheese and chocolate. 505 North Michigan Avenue, (312) 321-8738, www.icchicagohotel.com

The Arctic Icebar, Helsinki
Chill out: Everything in this igloo-like bar is made entirely of ice — including the slippery floor. Throw on a reindeer skin and then sip some vodka from an ice cup. Enter from restaurant La Bodega, Yliopistonkatu 5; 011-358-9-278-1855, www.arcticicebar.fi