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9 Hotel Bars That Need To Be On Your Travel Shortlist

Opening a bar is hard. Especially if you’re going from the ground up. You need to get a good customer base going, have a good range of beers and spirits, and above all, set yourself apart from the competition. The trend nowadays seems to be leaning toward the boutique, classy establishment, and these bars from around the world prove it. A good way to get instant traffic is to set yourself up in a hotel, particularly an already-known chain. But then you have to do something really unique to not be “the hotel bar.” You want to be the bar people go to the hotel to. If you’re a traveler or a future bar-owner, then have a look at what the world already offers:

A beer and a game of pool doesn’t quite cut it here.

THE DYLAN AMSTERDAM
THE DYLAN, AMSTERDAM

These are the places where you recline in leather-wrapped chairs or gaze over a cityscape, hundreds of feet up.

HOTEL INDIGO, NEW YORK
HOTEL INDIGO, NEW YORK
LES BAINS, PARIS
LES BAINS, PARIS

Perhaps you have a whisky with your nose filled with the woody, musky smell of an old building.

SOHO FARMHOUSE, OXFORDSHIRE
SOHO FARMHOUSE, OXFORDSHIRE

 

THE AUGUSTINE HOTEL, PRAGUE
THE AUGUSTINE HOTEL, PRAGUE
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