Travel is all about memorable moments. The smell, the view – and in the case of these iconic jaunts, the taste of the marvelous cocktails as well. For a truly unforgettable travel experience, we highly recommend checking out these hotel bars, sure to leave you dazed, before your first sip.

a bar with shelves of liquor and chairsAmerican Bar – The Savoy – London

Hey – it’s the #1 bar in this years World Top 50 Bars, that’s gotta count for something right? The outfits are sharp, the drinks are crisp and the decor will take you through time.

Link: Savoy Bar

a restaurant overlooking the oceanThe Rock Bar – Ayana Resort – Bali

Waves crashing, DJ’s bumping and a beautiful crowd overlooking the sunset. You’re in Bali, you’re on the water and you’re drinking something delicious. What could be better?

Link: Rock Bar Bali

a building with a dome on top of a building with a bridge and a riverSky Bar – Lebua At State Tower – Bangkok

Think altitude, and keep going. This buzzing spot will quite literally put you on cloud nine, and since it’s Bangkok – the cocktails are still reasonable.

Link: Sky Bar


a rooftop view of a city at nightFlair – Ritz Carlton – Shanghai

Bright lights right in front of your eyes. Flair offers an exciting look at Shanghai from it’s most glamorous perches with comfy seating abound.

Link: Flair

a view of a city from a restaurantNew York Bar –  Park Hyatt – Tokyo

Make it Suntory time, just like Bill Murray? The iconic New York bar offers sweeping views to match the lost in translation feel. Mingle, mix and marvel.

Link: New York Bar

a pool on top of a buildingRooftop Bar – The Standard Downtown – Los Angeles

All the hip cocktail trendsetters are downtown now. With views from Hollywood to Santa Monica, a quirky art deco Hollywood vibe and an illustrious guest list – this is a buzzing spot.

Link: Rooftop Bar


a room with tables and chairsAtlas Bar – Parkview Tower – Singapore

Ok technically, it’s not a hotel – but it’s a lobby bar with a three story wine cellar. On top of that – it looks a place only Bond villains hang, and features top 20 world cocktails. Enough said?

Link: Atlas Bar

a large group of bottles of alcoholBaretto Londra – Hotel Fasano – Rio De Janeiro

If you’ve gotta ask – you’re not getting in. This bar is one of the trendiest and most beautiful spaces in the world. Picture the place that every A-lister goes to when in Brazil.

Link: Baretto Londra

a rooftop bar with a view of the cityAer – Four Seasons – Mumbai

For the perfect view of Mumbai and it’s gorgeous waterfront – Aer is about as refined as it gets. The open air rooftop lounge boasts an extensive drink list to accompany the views!

Link: Aer


a room with purple furniture and a couchLiving Room Bar – W South Beach – Miami

This may be as close as you come to owning a Warhol, and perhaps also feelings as if you’re in his famous studio. This is where the glamorous rub shoulders in Miami. Not too shabby!

Link: Living Room

How many have you ticked off?

Featured image courtesy of Standard Downtown LA.

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Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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