Symbols of entertainment, meeting points, artful places. The soul of a bar is multifaceted as the city that hosts it. From the magical Le Bar De Paris to modern Siddharta Lounge in Dubai, here are the 10 best hotel bars in the world. Where to sip a Cosmopolitan can become a dip in history.
Blue Bar On 36 – Shagrid Hotel, Sidney
Located on the 36th floor of Sidney’s Shagrid Hotel, the Blue Bar offers a breathtaking views on the beautiful Australian city. The environment is enriched with elegant music, great wine and excellent staff. In the evening, comfortable lighting allows you to enjoy the best views over the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House. A tip for the most romantic hearts: don’t miss the sunset from here.
36/176 Cumberland St | Shangri Hotel, Sydney
New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9250 6000 per se
Principe Bar – Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan
The Lombardy capital boasts a hotel that delights with luxury and elegance, just as his signature bar, the Prince Bar. Designed by architect Thierry Despont and known for parties during the fashion week, it’s a great place to have an aperitif or just have a drink in an evocative and exclusive environment. Many stars passing by the city stop right for a Negroni, bragging about it after sitting among the mahogany tables of this fabulous place.
Republic Square, 17 | Hotel Principe di Savoia
Milan 20124, Italy
+ 39 02 62301 per se
Connaught Bar – The Connaught Hotel, London
Elegant, historic and light industrial touch. This is the Connaught Bar, located in the homonymous London hotel. In addition to the quality of the service, the unique beauty of the place and a great Connaught Martini are unmissable features for bartending lovers, and also for those who want to feel like a lord feasting with a drink among the mirrors decorated in the perfect British style. Prince Harry called the Connaught Bar the home of London’s great elegance. Worth a leap, isn’t it?
Connaught, Carlos Pl, Hotel Connaught
London W1K 2AL, UK
+44 20 7314 3419 per se
Le Bar – Four Season Hotel, Paris
Imagine crystal chandeliers, multifaceted glasses, classical live music, red leather armchairs and lights everywhere. Picture a frescoed ceiling in classic baroque style: this is Le Bar, an iconic place that has marked the lives of artists such as Charlie Chaplin and Edith Piaf. While here, it’s impossible not to feel part of something wonderful, even magical. Le Bar is located at the Four Season Hotel in Paris, and yes, this place retains a small piece of paradise.
31 Avenue George V | Hotel Four Season Paris
75008 Paris, France
+33 1 49 52 70 00 per se
The Bar – Four Seasons Hotel, Budapest
Budapest’s The Bar is famous for being partly Italian. In fact, it was inspired by the Florian Cafe in Venice. Once inside, you’ll recognize some features of La Serenissima’s famous venue, such as the comfortable padded chairs and the atmosphere created by piano music.
The bonus? A breathtaking view over Hungary’s capital, crossed by the blue Danube.
Széchenyi István tér 5 | Hotel Four Season Budapest
1051 Budapest, Hungary
+36 1 268 6000 per se
Elephant Bar – The NoMad Hotel, New York
Thanks to the perfect blend of elegance and modernity, the Elephant Bar is located within the NoMad Hotel in the Great Apple. The Gothic atmosphere, slightly dark but lightened by a contemporary touch, makes justice to the fame of this place. It’s no secret that stars such as Madonna can be often spotted at this venue. When in Manhattan, you won’t regret stopping by.
1170 Broadway | The NoMad Hotel
New York, NY 10001, United States
+1 212-796-1500 per se
Lobby Bar – Alvear Palace, Buenos Aires
Located in the realm of tango, the Lobby Bar blends Southern American influence with a European touch. Many city guides recommend visiting it, and maybe having some local drinks. Here gather many businessmen, discussing international affairs while sitting in an intimate yet astoundingly elegant environment.
Av. Alvear 1891, C1129A
Buenos Aires, BA, Argentina per se
+54 11 4808-2100 per se
Siddharta Lounge – Grosvenor House, Dubai
Nestled amongst the skyscrapers of downtown Dubai, the Siddharta Lounge boasts an excellent view over the sparkling Marina. A modern and unique environment will make you feel as jet-setters for one night, while the lounge music and the extreme elegance carry you to another world. Dancing all night long with a Vermouth drink in your hand is a must-do.
Al Sufouh Rd | Grosvenor House, Dubai 118500, per se
The United Arab Emirates per se
+971 4 317 600 per se
The Roof – ME, Madrid
Panoramic The Roof terrace is located in the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. As the name suggests, the view here is 360° over Spain’s capital.
At The Roof, you can eat tapas, have a drink or wait for the night for a bit of music. The venue is mainly frequented by students or young people from the high Spanish society, who make great local movida with great tastings and great music. During summer weekend, the music is often crafted by worldwide known DJs.
Plaza Santa Ana 14 | ME Madrid Reina Victoria per se
28012 Madrid, Spain per se
+34 917 01 60 00 per se
The Chandelier Bar – Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas
Arm yourself with elegance and charm because Las Vegas Strip, in addition to the lights and Bellagio’s dancing fountains, hosts the Chandelier Bar, within the Cosmopolitan Hotel. The name already makes clear what the furnishings and the main theme of the venue are: huge and shining chandeliers. These glittery giants are the backdrop to an eclectic, modern bar, attended mostly by entrepreneurs or even tourists in wonderful, always up to date Las Vegas.
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S | Cosmopolitan Hotel per se
Las Vegas, NV 89109-4309 per se
+ 1 702-698-7000 per se