The Most Beautiful Hotel Bars in Philadelphia

By Lydia Geisel | April 6, 2017 | Food & Drink

Whether you’re meeting up with a date for drinks or hoping to recharge with a post-work cocktail, these gorgeous hotel bars are a testament to the art of mixology (and hospitality). With talented bartenders and dreamy interiors, these local watering holes prove a little atmosphere can go a long way.

Stratus Rooftop Lounge at Hotel Monaco

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Not sure if you’d rather do your sipping inside or out? Consider seeking solace at this story-high rooftop bar that doesn’t force you to decide. Lounge around with your cocktail indoors or cozy up by one of the outdoor fire pits in the open air. 433 Chestnut St., 215-925-2889

Square 1682 at Hotel Palomar

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A standout spot for the happiest of hours, this bustling bar at Hotel Palomar is best for thirsty city-goers craving an after-work libation. While you toast to the weekend with fellow co-workers, don’t forget to admire the historic architecture and tasty bar bites. 121 S. 17th St., 215-563-5008

Library Bar at The Rittenhouse Hotel

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Ideal for both visitors and locals, this Center City gem's luxe interior stands to rival the impressive spirit offerings. If you’re in the mood for an intimate evening dedicated to flavorful libations, add this breathtaking getaway to your must-try list. 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., 215-546-9000

Bank & Bourbon at Loews

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Looking for a little peace at a traveler’s abode? Escape the city streets for a quick pick-me-up at this stylish hotel bar that knows a thing or two about barrel-aged whiskey. Bourbon Master Mark Dwyer presents an enticing drink program that’s brimming with creative cocktails and aged liquors. 1200 Market St., 215-231-7300

Assembly Rooftop at The Logan

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For a chilled glass of bubbly and a breath of fresh air, flock to this industrial-inspired lounge at The Logan any day of the week. Not only does the exquisitely designed interior complement the chic outdoor patio, but it pairs perfectly with the sky-high perspectives of Philly’s museum district. 1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215-783-4171

XIX Bar at Hyatt at The Bellevue

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As one of Philadelphia’s highest bars, this standout hotel establishment boasts both an Instagra,-worthy interior and picturesque views of the surrounding skyline. Pick your poison and head to the outdoor balcony to admire the star-clad sky. 200 S. Broad St., 215-790-1919

a.lounge at AKA Washington Square

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Located inside The Franklin, AKA Washington Square exudes grandeur and grace. Brothers Larry and Brad Korman made a $13 million dollar investment on this project, working with a talented team of architects, designers, and preservationists on the beautiful lobby to make it picture perfect. a.lounge, the lobby's bar, offers stiff cocktails and live piano music daily. 834 Chestnut St., 215-629-9900



Photography by: photography by Cris Molina (stratus); Stuart Goldenberg (Square 1682); facebook.com/xixnineteenphilly