11 Unforgettable Hotel Bars Around the World


The NileGuide features eleven of the world’s most unique hotel bars (stunning photos included). Seriously, these are not your everyday pubs.

  • Hotel La Purificadora’s roof top bar in Puebla, Mexico: “One of the hotel’s most impressive features is its roof top bar which runs parallel to a long glass-walled swimming pool.”
  • The Salt Hotel’s bar in the Uyani Salt Flats, Bolivia: “Even the bar area is built with the practicality of salt in mind. The stools, tables, chairs, benches, etc. are all fashioned out of the surprisingly useful building material…one important rule, ‘Please Don’t Lick The Walls!'”
  • The Fairmont’s Tonga Room in San Francisco, California: “Unexpected sprinkler-produced “rainstorms” shower into the pool with booming thunder and lightening every few minutes, and the dance floor is made from the planks of the SS Forester, one of the last schooners that sailed between San Francisco and the South Seas.”
  • Cellar Bar at the Bryant Park Hotel in New York City: “If the word “cellar” conjures up images of cold, dark, underground rooms, you’re not alone. But, Cellar Bar, with its vaulted, gray brick-facade ceiling, wrought-iron candelabra chandeliers, and blood-red bar backdrop, puts a sexy spin on the underground.”
  • ICEHOTEL’s Absolut ICEBAR in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden: “Every winter, ice is harvested from the Torne River to create the ICEHOTEL and ICEBAR…All drinks at ICEBAR are served wtih Absolut vodka in glasses made out of ice…another good reason for the gloves!.”
  • Hostel Celica Bar & Restaurant in Ljublijana, Slovenia: “…more then 80 local and global artists were invited to decorate the prison-cells-turned-hostel-rooms…Even though many of the surfaces have been covered, a lot of the original architecture remains, including cell bars on the doors to the all the hostel rooms.”
  • Skyview Bar at Burj al Arab Hotel in Dubai, UAE: “When patrons want to take in the spectacular view from the top of the hotel, they go to the Skyview Bar that juts out from the hotel’s “mast,” perched 660 feet above the Gulf…incredible height and location off the coast makes the views from Skyview some of the most breathtaking on the entire coast.”
  • Cloud 9 at The Grand Hyatt Shanghai, China: “At the apex of the hotel tower, the appropriately named, Cloud 9 boasts 360-degree views of Shanghai from the hotel’s 87th floor. With modern furniture, columns and steel decor, the ambience of the bar is decidedly futuristic.”
  • The Madonna Inn’s Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge in San Luis Obispo, California: “The bar area is covered with pink leather, fake roses adorn the ceiling, and there is a plethora of stone and intricately carved wood. Even the goblets drinks…are ornate…made of molded glass in the Madonna Inn’s signature rose pattern and come in an array of iridescent and jewel-toned colors.”
  • Harry’s Lounge at the Hotel Im Wasserturm in Cologne, Germany: Wasserturm means “water tower” in German, so it’s no surprise Hotel Im Wasserturm is built inside what used to be Europe’s largest 130-year-old water tower….Harry’s Lounge is Hotel Im Wasserturm’s rooftop bar. Modeled after an old fashioned gentleman’s club…sip drinks while enjoying the spectacular views of Cologne’s city center.”
  • GhostBar at the Palms Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada: “Ghostbar’s outdoor-indoor design and vantage point slightly off the main drag make it one of the best places in the city to see breathtaking views of The Strip…If you’re afraid of heights you might want to avoid the see-through acrylic panel at the end of the deck called the “ghostdeck,” stand on it and peer down 55 floors below!”

Read the entire article here.

What’s your favorite bar in the world? Mine is the Top of the Mark in San Francisco, CA.

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2 Responses to 11 Unforgettable Hotel Bars Around the World

  1. Mateja says:

    Baochi, thank you for the mention of Hostel Celica. We appreciate your spreading the word about us.
    However, I must correct a few facts:
    The bar at hostel Celica is not called Atrium, it’s simply Hostel Celica Bar & Restaurant.
    We have unique, artistically redecorated former prison cells, today hoStel rooms, not hotel rooms. The artists who participated in the project were not only local, but from all over the world.
    The architecture was actually completely transformed and the cell bars and 2 former solitary confinement cells are the ONLY remaining things from the past.

    Thank you for your corrections of the stated facts. If you would like some furhter information about hostel Celica, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Mateja
    marketing manager
    Hostel Celica

  2. Baochi says:

    Hi Mateja,

    Thanks so much for reaching out to us and providing corrections to the post. I have modified the information about Hostel Celica. Hopefully, one day, I will be able to visit your hostel!

    Best regards,
    Baochi Nguyen