Hotel Bars You Should Know About in the Midwest, Mountain West, and Texas
Tucked inside fabulous hotels, these special places to sip in the Midwest, Mountain West, and Texas, offer travelers and locals alike a chance to gather and imbibe in settings worth lingering in. So pull up a chair, order your favorite cocktail and stay a while. To discover more local lodging and dining near you, visit The Scout Guide Directory.
HOTEL BAR: Lobby Bar, C. Baldwin Hotel
LOCATION: Houston, Texas
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: The Lobby Bar’s simple name understates its exquisitely chic art deco design, complete with floor to ceiling windows, a dazzling focal point light fixture, and a funky circular bar. The cocktail menu is just as chic and funky as the scenery, and pairs perfectly with the Italian bites and pizzas offered.
HOTEL BAR: The Pool Club, Virgin Hotels Dallas
LOCATION: Dallas, Texas
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: This chic 4th-floor rooftop bar has an unbeatable view of the Dallas skyline. Enjoy creative cocktails and bites in the plush lounge area or venture outside to the pool deck to take in the gorgeous views.
HOTEL BAR: Bacchus Kitchen and Magnum Speakeasy, Hotel Vin
LOCATION: Grapevine, Texas
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Hotel Vin is the epitome of luxurious southern hospitality in the heart of Grapevine and features many options for libations—from their chic hotel lobby bar, Bacchus Kitchen + Bar to their hidden watering hole, Magnum Speakeasy. With extensive handcrafted cocktail menus and ever-changing seasonal food menus, it’s hard to go wrong when choosing where to say salud.
HOTEL BAR: 97 West Kitchen & Bar, Hotel Drover
LOCATION: Fort Worth, Texas
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Located in the heart of the historic Stockyards, Hotel Drover offers a front row seat to all the action of Mule Alley and is a great place to “pony up to the bar” for a crafted western libation at The Lobby Bar, Veranda Bar or 97 West Kitchen & Bar.
HOTEL BAR: Idol Wolf, 21c Museum Hotel
LOCATION: Saint Louis, Missouri
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: The Idol Wolf’s Spanish-inspired fare is as authentic as it gets in the heart of the Midwest. Picture vibrant Spanish tapas, paella, and flavor-infused seafood offerings–paired perfectly with standout drinks.
HOTEL BAR: Adagio Lounge, Hotel Carmichael
LOCATION: Carmel, Indiana
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: The soundscape of tunes from the Great American Songbook, grand piano, and roaring fire of Adagio Lounge create an intimate setting, ideal for relaxation and mingling with fellow guests or friends. The lounge provides a complimentary champagne toast every day at 4 p.m. because everyday deserves a celebration after all.
HOTEL BAR: Brass Eye, The Junto Hotel
LOCATION: Columbus, Ohio
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: With the best skyline views, the Brass Eye offers a unique and cozy space to relax and try some of their incredible libations. We love the expansive outdoor fireplace, along with the private areas you can reserve to host special soirees.
HOTEL BAR: Après, Pendry Park City
LOCATION: Park City, Utah
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: The Après Bar is chic and beautiful, with a gorgeous open lobby, cozy furniture, high ceilings, a roaring fireplace and fantastic art. Windows are everywhere offering gorgeous mountain views, to relish in while sipping and noshing.
HOTEL BAR: Cretans, Clayton Hotel & Members Club
LOCATION: Denver, Colorado
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Cretans is a swanky spot to meet friends after work or to have a fun date night at the ambiently lit bar. The light Italian bites paired with good wine make for a lovely, elevated experience.
HOTEL BAR: Alpenglow, Montage Big Sky
LOCATION: Big Sky, Montana
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Alpenglow offers a stunning view of its namesake, the vibrant sky as the sun dips below the mountains. The alpine inspired dishes—think bison tartare and smoked potato dip—are sure to satiate after a long day on the slopes. For après ski sips with your posse, try a “Big Sky Batch” cocktail that serves 4-8.
C. Baldwin Hotel appears in The Scout Guide Houston. Virgin Hotels Dallas appears in The Scout Guide Dallas. Hotel Vin appears in The Scout Guide Southlake & Grapevine. Hotel Drover appears in The Scout Guide Fort Worth. 21C Hotel & Museum appears in The Scout Guide Saint Louis. Hotel Carmichael appears in The Scout Guide Hamilton County. The Junto Hotel appears in The Scout Guide Columbus. Pendry Park City appears in The Scout Guide Park City. Clayton Hotel & Members Club appears in The Scout Guide Denver. The Montage Big Sky appears in The Scout Guide Bozeman.