The world’s most luxurious bars

When it comes to travelling the world, whether you’re enjoying a decadent city break, relaxing on white tropical sands, or even trekking across far off lands, sometimes there’s no better way to unwind in the evening than indulging in an exquisite glass of something bubbly.

To help you make the most of your evenings whilst travelling the globe, here are some of the world’s most unique and luxuriant bars for you to relax and indulge yourself in. So whether you’re travelling alone, exploring with friends or enjoying a romantic getaway with your partner, you’ll be sure to be living up the nightlife in the best way possible.

The American Bar at The Savoy Hotel, New York

Renowned as one of the most illustrious bars in the world, The American Bar in New York is a must for anyone looking to revel in refinement and decadence. Harpering back to classic American glamour, this cocktail bar has played home to some of the most legendary bartenders in history, withstanding the test of time, and remaining one of New York’s best kept secrets. The perfect place to indulge in a delectable cocktail or two, be sure to put The American Bar at the top of your places to see next time you venture to the big apple.

The Coccaro Beach Club, Puglia

There’s no finer way to relax in the evening than sipping on a cold drink whilst watching turquoise waves lap against the golden sands, which is why The Coccaro Beach club may well just be one of the great treasures in Europe. Bedecked in shabby chic furnishing, the beach club is the epitome of lavish with its private gazebos, wooden walkways and stunning vistas of the ocean. An absolute must visit for any sea lover.

The Peak Bar, Tokyo

When it comes to modern chic bars, look no further than The Peak Bar in Tokyo for the ultimate luxurious cosmopolitan experience. With breathtaking views over the skyscrapers and bright lights of Tokyo, this dazzling bar offers the ultimate rooftop bar experience. With sumptuous cocktails, a canape buffet and evening music all on hand to transform your evening, it’s the ultimate city life hot spot.

The Icebar at The Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi

Of course if you’re looking for a particularly ‘cool’ experience, why not venture into the famous icy halls of Jukkasjärvi’s very own ice bar? Crafted immaculately out of ice and snow, this bar is the ultimate experience that’s sure to give you chills. Re-decorated every year to create a new, unique theming, it’s a constantly changing bar that never fails to thrill and excite.

Bar 228, Paris

Oozing old fashioned elegance and luxury, this Parisienne bar is the epitome of Hollywood glamour. With its dark oak furnishings, high ceilings and sumptuous leather chairs, you’d be forgiven for feeling as if you’d walked straight into a James Bond movie. The perfect place to enjoy a whiskey or two, you’re sure to feel suave, sophisticated and right at home at Bar 228.

The Tower Suite Bar, Vegas

It’s not often that you can say a lobby bar is the epitome of decadence, but the Tower Suite Bar within The Wynn may well just be the most beautiful and glamorous lobby bar in the world. With it’s breaking furnishings and glittering and golden aesthetics, it truly is the a delight to behold. An absolute must for anyone who wants to start their vacation off in style, The Tower Suite really does tower above all the rest.

Andrew Bezhenar is the Founding Partner and Director of Berkeley Travel. Berkeley Travel are specialists and connoisseurs in creating bespoke getaways to compliment your lifestyle and tastes; curating tailor-made luxury holidays for clients around the world.

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Comments (4)

  1. Geoff says:

    I’ve been to the ice bar and it is every bit as ‘cool’ as you might expect. Take a tour of the ice hotel and it will include a visit to the bar, where even the glasses are made of ice… how cool is that!?

  2. Juan Ovalle says:

    I’m heading to Paris in a month and Bar 228 seems like a must visit! I love the Great Gatsby vibe!

  3. Penelope Barraclough says:

    I love the ice bar so many people have tried to replicate something similar but there is no match for the original. I just came back from Paris we went for our anniversary and we always go to 228. It really is as sophisticated and relaxing as it seems I think sometimes exclusive bars can be a bit stiff but I can always relax and have a good time there. We are currently planning a trip to Vegas so will have to spend some time at the tower suite. Now to get planning.

  4. Steve says:

    There is a fascinating idea here which could be taken a lot further – maybe with s companion piece.

    I have some wealthy friends who like a challenge. They would see the bars listed as inspiration for the ultimate upmarket “bar crawl”!

    I would have liked to have seen a few more recommendations for Asia and maybe Africa too. Some of the Safari Lodges allow you to have a drink or two in stupendous settings.

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