Bar de la Plage, 10 Boulevard Marechal Juin, Cap d'Antibes, France; +33 4 92 93 13 30
29. Da Conch Shack (Provo, Turks and Caicos, B.W.I.)
With more seafood than you can stare at and more rum than you can throw down, Da Conch Shack in Provo, Turks and Caicos stakes a solid claim for the greatest beach bar in the British West Indies.
They'll pull conch right out of the sea and slice it up for you there and then. They'll keep pouring you rums till you beg them to stop. And they'll even serve a great grilled jerk chicken dish, if you overload on fresh seafood.
It's unpretentious, fun and casual, and for an island that's not overrun with places to choose from, the prices aren't too steep.
Conch Shack, Blue Hills Road, Provo, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies; +649 946 8877
28. Badeschiff (Berlin, Germany)
The German capital may be landlocked, but tell that to the locals, who turn the urban River Spree into a full-blown beach resort come summer.
Deck chairs line the banks, "beach bars" put out huge rafts so imbibers can float over the water and the world's most unusual pool becomes the city's coolest venue.
Swimming goes on in a vast ship's hull, surrounded by real sand and a huge open-air bar. Unplugged concerts, open air cinema and spa treatments provide diversions.
Arena Berlin, Eichenstrasse 4, Berlin, Germany
27. Midnight Rambler (Barrio Baretto, Philippines)
A former haunt of U.S. Navy personnel, this laid-back beach bar across the road from Subic Bay has survived on good pool tables, classic rock and an easygoing attitude.
Expect to see inebriated expats clumsily try to chat up attractive local women -- euphemistically named Guest Relations Officers -- near the pool tables.
Midnight Rambler is open around the clock, but to experience it at its best, visit during the weekend, when there's live rock and beachside barbecues.
Those who have had a few too many can just walk off the back deck and dive into the ocean for a refreshing late-night swim.
Midnight Rambler, National Highway, Olongapo City, Philippines; +6347 223 4142
26. Ushuaia Beach Hotel (Ibiza, Spain)
The Ushuaia Beach Hotel has taken the beach bar residential.
A combination of beach club, dance venue and stylish hotel, it aims to celebrate the heyday of outdoor Ibiza, where style, sunshine and dance created Europe's disco-era party scene.
Ushuaia lives up to the tradition by hosting some of the best parties on the island, with club nights both on the beach and around the pool.
Ushuaia Beach Hotel, Playa d'En Bossa 10, Sant Jordi de ses Salines, Ibiza, Spain
25. Coconuts (Rimini, Italy)
Inspired by Miami's Ocean Drive, this Adriatic hotspot is furnished with eccentric sofas, bars and palm trees a short distance from Rimini's beach and harbor.
Open every evening from June to September, it specializes in Latin-American sounds.