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11 Fancy Hotel Bars For Your Next Cocktail Date

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    It's pretty rare to find a bar where grabbing a drink feels like taking an instant vacation, but when you do find those magical watering holes, you know it. That's the quintessential appeal of a classy hotel bar — the elegant interior, top-notch cocktail menu, and soothing ambiance make it the perfect escape, especially when the holiday buzz is at a fever pitch.

    Since you'll likely be entertaining holiday guests over the next few weeks (or perhaps planning a cozy date or two), we've lined up the best hotel bars where you can nurse a martini and let any traces of seasonal stress melt away. Ahead, your road map to sophisticated sipping. Cheers!

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  2. Photo: Courtesy of the Capella Hotel.

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  3. Photo: Courtesy of W Washington D.C. Hotel.

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  4. Photo: Courtesy of the Mayflower Hotel.

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  5. Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Rouge.

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  6. Photo: Courtesy of the St. Regis.

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