Five Luxury Places To Have Good Drinks
Special To PubClub.com
Sometimes a beer in your dingy local is just what the doctor ordered, but at other times you want some luxury from your drinking hole, and that’s where hotel bars come in. Bars on their own are struggling in the current economic climate, leaving a vacuum that has been filled by cunning hoteliers.
Read on to find out about the 5 best hotel bars in the world.
5. The American Bar at the Savoy, London, United Kingdom
When travel between the United States and Great Britain became more common in the late 19th century, so did the ‘American Bar’ to cater for travellers from across the pond. That’s when the history of this bar started and it has gone on to be a favourite in London ever since.
It is rumoured that Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret snuck out of Buckingham Palace on victory in Europe day and headed to the Savoy’s American Bar to celebrate with locals. The dress code is smart casual, the décor is very traditional and the cocktails are amazing.
4. The Rooftop Bar at the Peninsula, Paris, France
Paris is one of the best cities in the world, so much so that the Japanese government has a website advising citizens how to deal with the culture shock of visiting it! Whilst some of the best views of the city can be seen from the top of the Eifell Tower, the best place for a stunning vista is the Rooftop Bar.
On the 6th floor of the Peninsula you will be greeted by an escort who will take you to your seat overlooking Paris. From here you can take in all the sights, enjoy an exclusive wine list and soak in the light breeze from the Seine.
3. The Wine Bar at Hotel de Tourrel, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
This sumptuous bar in the south of France is excellent for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs and stuns with its sober lounge décor and ornate decorations. The true draw of the bar though is the stunningly exclusive wine list available for guests.
If you’re unaware, Provence is a French wine producing region famous for pale, elegant roses. Alongside roses there are terrific Sauvignon Blanc’s from nearby Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume available to taste.
2. The Cocktail Bar at Memmo Principe Real, Lisbon, Portugal
Often overshadowed by its larger Iberian neighbour, Portugal is an amazing holiday destination with sun, sea and sand galore. Lisbon is a city full of culture and the best place to enjoy that is at the Cocktail Bar at Memmo.
The décor is North African in style, the food is atypically Portuguese and the views of the city are wide and stunning.
If you want to go on holiday for relaxation and tropical paradise then your first port of call is likely to be the Seychelles. This outdoor beach bar on the North Island not only offers cocktails made from locally sourced fruits, but it offers a sunset ocean view.
In the evenings, staff organise bonfires to relax around and serve fresh fish. This is the best hotel bar in the world, ever!