When we think of our neighborhood bar or local pub, we think of a watering hole located on a city street corner, packed with familiar faces. But the term “local bar” possesses an entirely different meaning for those who live in far-off destinations at the edge of the world. To these folks, the word “local” is applied to that lone bar in the region, surrounded for miles by unforgiving terrain and separated from the rest of civilization.

From Ireland’s most northerly pub to a bar in the Australian Outback, here are 11 of the most remote bars in the world.