Unicorn (Seattle, WA)
The theme: A trippy circus
The weirdest wonder emporium around -- with respect to Mr. Magorium -- this Cap Hill funhouse has that look like a pack of Fruit Stripe went nuts, murdered the mascot, then mounted its head among a sea of taxidermy. The two floors are packed with weird circus stuff that could have been pilfered from Tim Burton's yard sale, and the hand-dipped corn dogs add to the circus vibe, pairing beautifully with drinks like Unicorn Jizz, that's basically just a martini with a gross name.
Local Edition (San Francisco, CA)
The theme: Old-school newspapers
News flash: Journalists like the sauce (seriously, there are probably, like, 30 typos in this story), and this basement pub pays tribute to journalism's huge debt to booze by serving up classic cocktails in a joint decked out with old news clippings, typewriters, and other artifacts from the era when you actually picked up a newspaper to get the daily scoop.