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Best Hotel Bar (2021)

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Pull up a stool, and look over the list of 10 Best Hotel Bars. These 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 The Roosevelt New Orleans

  • Rocks Lounge at Garden of the Gods Resort

    Rocks Lounge at Garden of the Gods Resort
    Colorado Springs, CO

    The Rocks Lounge, part of the Garden of the Gods Resort in Colorado Springs, provides a popular place for guests to gather and socialize while enjoying the stunning views of the nearby park. Signature cocktails and other beverages are available on the drinks menu, while the kitchen creates delicious food prepared with locally sourced products.
    Photo courtesy of Garden of the Gods Resort & Club

  • The Bar at The Spectator Hotel

    The Bar at The Spectator Hotel
    The Spectator Hotel - Charleston, S.C.

    The Prohibition-style bar at The Spectator Hotel serves up 1920s-inspired cocktails, served alongside a menu of equally sophisticated bar bites. Mixologist Allen Lancaster helms the cocktail program.
    Photo courtesy of The Spectator Hotel

  • Camellias

    Camellias
    Hotel Bennett - Charleston, S.C.

    Camellias, a champagne lounge at the Hotel Bennett in Charleston, gets its name from the its colorful namesake flower. Guests can order from an extensive list of bottles or by-the-glass selections, paired with a menu of ceviche, tartare and caviar. There’s also a champagne-inspired cocktail program for those who prefer something a bit different.
    Photo courtesy of Hotel Bennett

  • Round Robin Bar

    Round Robin Bar
    Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C.

    The iconic Round Robin Bar has been quenching the thirst of capital movers and shakers since 1847. The space, with its circular bar and oak paneled walls, is best known for its mint julep. The bar hosts a monthly History Happy Hour features sessions pairing classic cocktails with talks by political experts, authors, historians and journalists.
    Photo courtesy of Credit to Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C.

  • Silver Dollar Bar at The Wort Hotel

    Silver Dollar Bar at The Wort Hotel
    Jackson, WY

    Located in the historic Wort Hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the Silver Dollar Bar is a favorite with locals and hotel guests alike. Taking its name from the 1921 Morgan silver dollars inlaid in the bar surface, this unique establishment provides a taste of the old west with live music, daily specials, and the best nightlife in town. With outdoor seating, signature menu items like elk gyros, and unique cocktails, there’s no better place to people-watch and experience the history and tradition of Jackson Hole.
    Photo courtesy of The Wort Hotel

  • Mai Tai Bar

    Mai Tai Bar
    The Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu

    Guests at the Mai Tai Bar at The Royal Hawaiian enjoy tropical umbrella drinks within a few steps of Waikiki Beach. The outdoor space hosts live music by Hawaiian musicians every evening.
    Photo courtesy of Mai Tai Bar

  • JG SkyHigh

    JG SkyHigh
    Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

    The views are a big draw at this lounge on the 60th floor sky lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, but the casual Jean-Georges fare and cocktail program make the bar worthy of a visit in their own right.
    Photo courtesy of Christian Horan / Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

  • Cityscape Lounge at Hilton SF Union Square

    Cityscape Lounge at Hilton SF Union Square
    Hilton San Francisco Union Square

    On the 46th floor of the West Coast’s tallest hotel tower in San Francisco, Cityscape Lounge offers its guests 360-degree panoramic views of the city and many of its iconic landmarks. Enjoy a signature cocktail or a selection from the bar’s small plate menu, which utilizes local fresh ingredients with bold and balanced flavors. View the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Coit Tower, and more while appreciating the food and spirits of Cityscape Lounge.
    Photo courtesy of Karen Levy/Hilton San Francisco Union Square

  • The Bar at Baccarat Hotel

    The Bar at Baccarat Hotel
    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. Rocks Lounge at Garden of the Gods Resort - Colorado Springs, CO
  3. The Bar at The Spectator Hotel - The Spectator Hotel - Charleston, S.C.
  4. Camellias - Hotel Bennett - Charleston, S.C.
  5. Round Robin Bar - Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C.
  6. Silver Dollar Bar at The Wort Hotel - Jackson, WY
  7. Mai Tai Bar - The Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu, HI
  8. JG SkyHigh - Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, PA
  9. Cityscape Lounge - San Francisco, CA
  10. The Bar at Baccarat Hotel - Baccarat Hotel - New York

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

Congratulations to all these winning hotel bars!

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