You've arrived at your destination and pull up to the hotel where you'll be spending the next three nights. You decide to check out the lobby bar before heading up or to dinner at that great new restaurant on the strip. It feels like this hotel is playing your song because you're greeted with an open first floor, dim lights, a fireplace, and a friendly bartender with a cocktail menu. Join Spirits with Smoke as we take you on a journey through some of the best hotel lobby bars!
Located in the Fairmont Palliser Calgary Hotel
133 9 AVE SW, Calgary AB
If you find yourself in Calgary, Alberta, visit The Hawthorn Dining Room in the Fairmont Palliser. With a rich history and a light atmosphere, it’s the perfect place for meeting someone special over drinks!
Clockwork Champagne & Cocktails
Located in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front St W, Toronto, ON
A sophisticated, upscale spot to enjoy a pre-diner cocktail, Clockwork Champagne & Cocktails offers an extensive champagne menu and modern libations featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients.
The Consort Bar in downtown Toronto is simply beautiful, with cozy interiors, great cocktails, and a vibe you won’t forget. The atmosphere is light and friendly enough that you can sit by yourself without feeling out of place or not be interrupted exchanging in some light banter.
Located inside The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
900 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal, QU
With its electrifying energy, you never know who you might meet at Bar Nacarat. Located in Montreal, Bar Nacarat attracts guests from all over the world, making it the perfect place for meeting new friends and business contacts and finding out what’s new and happening in the city.
1927 Lobby Lounge
Located inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia Vancouver
801 W Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
If you’re looking for something a little more intimate and relaxing, look no further than ‘1927 Lobby Lounge’. Known for their retro cocktails, live entertainment, and friendly staff, they’re sure to be just what you need.
Located at the Bobby Hotel
230 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
Step onto Bobby’s open floor plan and the deck to get a bird’s eye view of downtown Nashville, Tennesse. Hit up the Rooftop and then stay a night and witness Nashville wake up in the morning and come alive.
210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Located in the gorgeous Rittenhouse Hotel, this bar creates a unique atmosphere unlike anywhere else. Steps away from the elevator, you are quickly transported into a library of books.
A gem among Rittenhouse Square bars, the expert staff serves artfully crafted cocktails, wines, rare spirits, and small plate pairings within an intimate and contemporary environment. Soft-lit bookshelves are lined with a carefully curated selection of rare books on the history of Philadelphia and the U.S. that include titles covering key moments in the city’s modern cultural and creative scene.
Ultimately, the best hotel lobby bars will be a matter of personal preference. But if you're looking for some recommendations, be sure to sample a few of the places on this list. You may find that they have the perfect combination of elegant atmosphere and creative cocktails to elevate your next trip away from home.
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