Best Hotel Bar (2019)


Pull up a stool, and look over our winners for Best Hotel Bar. These 10 bars win big for their ambiance, stellar mixologists, signature cocktails, food menus and happy hours, and at most of them, you don't have to be a guest to enjoy.

  • The Sazerac Bar

    The Sazerac Bar
    The Roosevelt New Orleans

    Named after the world's first mixed drink (according to some), The Sazerac Bar has been quenching New Orleans's thirst for decades. Located within The Roosevelt New Orleans, this classic space features an African walnut bar and murals by Paul Ninas; it was once a popular haunt of politician Huey P. Long.
    Photo courtesy of © 2019 Hilton

  • The Aviary NYC

    The Aviary NYC
    Mandarin Oriental New York

    Inventive cocktails and shareable small plates dominate the menu at The Aviary NYC inside the Mandarin Oriental New York. Guests at the 90-seat bar enjoy panoramic views of Columbus Circle and Central Park from the hotel’s 35th floor while sipping concoctions from the glass-enclosed Drink Kitchen.
    Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental New York

  • The Remedy Bar

    The Remedy Bar
    Four Seasons Vail - Colo.

    A favorite après-ski spot in Vail, The Remedy Bar offers a cozy place for cocktails served by the fireplace indoors our around year-round fire pits on the patio. A signature cocktail and guest favorite is the Haute Chocolate, made with melted swiss chocolate, marshmallows aand chantilly creme.
    Photo courtesy of Don Riddle / Four Seasons Resort Vail

  • Sable Kitchen & Bar

    Sable Kitchen & Bar
    Hotel Palomar Chicago

    Adjacent to Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Chicago in a quiet, darker setting sits Sable Kitchen & Bar. Sable is a gastro-lounge that pairs seasonally-inspired New American small plates, with an artfully designed cocktail, spirits and wine program by Beverage Director Jenee Craver.
    Photo courtesy of Colin Beckett / Kimpton Palomar Chicago

  • Del Rey

    Del Rey
    Villa Royale - Palm Springs, Calif.

    Inside Del Rey, the intimate bar and eatery at Villa Royale in Palm Springs, guests enjoy craft cocktails, wine and craft beer at the 12-seat oak and marble bar or in tufted green vinyl booths. The tapas-style menu serves small bites reminiscent of the Mediterranean.
    Photo courtesy of Villa Royale

  • The Driskill Bar

    The Driskill Bar
    The Driskill - Austin

    The Driskill is one of Austin's most iconic hotels, and inside sits The Driskill Bar, a Texas watering hole through and through. Overstuffed leather sofas create multiple nooks and seating areas, while mounted cattle heads and paintings of the American West hang from the walls. The Driskill hosts live music nearly every night.
    Photo courtesy of The Driskill

  • Quill

    The Jefferson - Washington

    The Jefferson hotel is steeped in inspiration from its namesake president, and Quill is no exception. The parquet floor follows the same pattern as the main salon at Monticello, while maps on the walls trace Jefferson's travels through the wine regions of Europe. Classic and signature cocktails are complemented by an extensive menu of wines by the glass.
    Photo courtesy of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

  • Everdene

    Virgin Hotels San Francisco

    Everdene, the rooftop bar at Virgin Hotels San Francisco, affords views over the cityscape from 12 stories up. The 4,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor bar offers cocktails from Tommy Quimby, food from Adrian Garcia, and local DJs spinning tunes.
    Photo courtesy of Virgin Hotels San Francisco

  • Citizen Rail

    Citizen Rail
    Kimpton Hotel Born - Denver

    Chris Burmeister heads the bar program at Citizen Rail, where guests enjoy classic cocktails made with unique ingredients and a rotating selection of Colorado craft beers (including sours and limited seasonals from local breweries). Wine lovers can choose from sommelier-assembled selections from across the globe.
    Photo courtesy of Kimpton Hotel Born

  • The Bar

    The Bar
    Baccarat Hotel - New York

    The Bar at New York’s Baccarat Hotel takes inspiration from American long bars of the past, paired with glamorous details from the ballrooms of French hotels, including barrel vaulting and crystal chandeliers. The crimson and merlot-colored space sets the scene for wine and craft cocktails, served in Baccarat crystal.
    Photo courtesy of Baccarat Hotel

The top 10 winners in the category Best Hotel Bar are as follows:

  1. The Sazerac Bar - The Roosevelt New Orleans
  2. The Aviary NYC - Mandarin Oriental New York
  3. The Remedy Bar - Four Seasons Vail - Colo.
  4. Sable Kitchen & Bar - Hotel Palomar Chicago
  5. Del Rey - Villa Royale - Palm Springs, Calif.
  6. The Driskill Bar - The Driskill - Austin
  7. Quill - The Jefferson - Washington
  8. Everdene - Virgin Hotels San Francisco
  9. Citizen Rail - Kimpton Hotel Born - Denver
  10. The Bar - Baccarat Hotel - New York

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning bars!

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