If you’re anything like us, when it comes to picking a hotel, your first focus will be on the rooms. But, number two will be the hotel bar. This is such an important aspect of the hotel, and essential for socializing and making merry. We think it’s vital that a hotel has a great bar, and we always take this into consideration when we look at choosing the right hotel.
So, what is it that makes the perfect hotel bar? Well, this is a question that is largely subjective, but, there are certain factors that are total musts. For one thing, there has to be a great selection of drinks available. Second, there needs to be some great seating and socializing areas – oh, and some good food wouldn’t go amiss either. Here are some of the world’s finest hotel bars for a bit of inspiration.
The NoMad at The NoMad Hotel – New York
This opulent and visually stunning establishment has some of the best drinks in the whole of New York. The hotel is terrific as well, but the bar is worth a visit even if you aren’t staying in the hotel. This is the best place to come for drinks in the Big Apple, and there are so many different and delicious cocktails to choose from. The decor is also classic New York, with green booth seats, and ambient lighting. There are few hotel bars in the world that can match up to this one.
Manhattan Bar at the Regent Hotel – Singapore
Sometimes you want a dose of Asian culture, architecture, and hospitality, and that’s what you get from the Manhattan. Singapore’s best bar has also been voted as Asia’s best bar, and we can definitely understand why. The inside is decorated in glossy, gorgeous, art deco style, and brilliantly echoes both the old and new Asia. But, at the same time, as the name implies, the bar is heavily influenced by the old speakeasies of 19th Century Manhattan. This is a real gem of a bar just itching to be discovered.
The American Bar at The Savoy – London
Named as the best bar in Europe, and the world, The American Bar gives you everything you could possibly want. If you’re ever in London, it’s essential that you take a trip to The Strand, and check out this five-star establishment. The bar was one of the first to introduce American cocktails to Europe, and, for that reason, it holds a place in the history books. The bar is elegant, stunning, and has a comprehensive drinks menu. Perfect!
These are just a few of the best hotel bars in the world. Each of them has something that sets them apart from the crowd and makes them an essential watering hole for anyone visiting the city. Guests at the hotel will be able to enjoy the elegance and hospitality of these hotels, and those who aren’t guests will still be able to visit for drinks. Make sure you sample these amazing hotel bars if you get the chance; it will be an unforgettable experience for you.