You don't necessarily need to be a guest of a hotel to enjoy the bar. Whether you're a visitor to a city or just looking for somewhere different to enjoy a drink after a long week of work, you can be sure to find somewhere that's welcoming, comfortable and classy.
Home and abroad, these are some our favourite spots.
1. Lo Lounge, Ovolo Woolloomooloo, Sydney
While the suburb might sound like something out of a Dr. Seuss novel, the designers behind the Ovolo Woolloomooloo brought some serious industrial chic to this iconic Sydney location. Sip on expertly crafted cocktails and share delicious plates with company as you admire the stunning decor. What's more? It's open 24-hours a day.
2. New York Bar, Park Hyatt, Tokyo
Made famous by its appearance in Sofia Coppola's film Lost In Translation, this spectacular venue overlooks the bustling Tokyo skyline. Step into Scarlett Johansson's shoes as you sip on Japanese whiskey (or become overwhelmed by the hotel's epic drinks list).
3. Vault Bar, The Ned, London
Newly opened, The Ned is a old-time luxury hotel in the middle of the English capital. While its gorgeous interiors are for all to enjoy, head downstairs and venture through a 20-tonne door into the Member's Club bar, where this exclusive space boasts an all-hours cocktail bar and a late-night Italian menu.
4. Atrium Bar on Level 35, The Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne
Perched atop the 35th floor, discover a beautiful setting beneath a stunning mirrored fifteen-floor canopy, with some of the city's best cocktails and champagne on offer. It's perfect for a pre or post-show drink and nibble.
5. Rock Bar, Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali
Overlooking the turbulent Indian Ocean, guests can access Rock Bar via the hotel's dramatic cliff side inclinator. There, you will enjoy a glamorous sunset vibe, world-class cocktails and DJs to get the party started.
6. The Bar Hemingway, Hôtel Ritz, Paris
It was here at the Ritz that writer Ernest Hemingway was said to have "liberated" the bar of German soldiers by downing 51 Dry Martinis in a row. Now, Head Barman Colin Peter Field pays homage to the hotel's rich history with cocktails from days past.
7. King Cole Bar, St. Regis, Manhattan
Salvador Dali, John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe have all been patrons of this world-famous bar, set to the backdrop of the iconic “Old King Cole” mural. The Bloody Mary is their specialty here, with six varieties to choose from.