Hotel Bars You Should Know About in the South and Mid-Atlantic
Tucked inside fabulous hotels, these special places to sip in the South and Mid-Atlantic, 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: Lost Palm, The Manchester Hotel
LOCATION: Lexington, Kentucky
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Reminiscent of a 1960s Havana saloon, this tropical-themed rooftop lounge and bar boasts stellar views of Lexington’s skyline, making it the perfect backdrop to sip on signature fruit-infused cocktails, jumbo punch bowls, and nosh on flavorful Latin bites.
HOTEL BAR: The Chloe Bar, The Chloe
LOCATION: New Orleans, Louisiana
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: A hot spot in the New Orleans scene thanks to their extensive menu of drinks and the gorgeous bar where friends can cozy-up and catch-up.
HOTEL BAR: Davenport Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
LOCATION: New Orleans, Louisiana
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Jeremy Davenport is iconic in the New Orleans jazz scene and Davenport Lounge is a great place to enjoy live music and enticing cocktails and bites. On Wednesday through Saturday night, you can enjoy libations while listening to Jeremy Davenport perform in his namesake lounge.
HOTEL BAR: The Polo Club, The Windsor Court
LOCATION: New Orleans, Louisiana
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: The cozy ambiance of The Polo Club makes it a great place to settle in, day or night, for meaningful conversations with great company. It is also fun to visit as a local because you never know who you might bump into.
HOTEL BAR: Knowledge Bar & Social Room, Hotel Covington
LOCATION: Covington, Kentucky
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: The moody ambiance of the space, coupled with the talent of the bartenders, lavish wine and champagne list, and eclectic music is not to be missed. The cocktails are next level and all drinks are served with light bites to compliment whatever you choose to sip on.
HOTEL BAR: Whiskey Thief, The Edwin Hotel
LOCATION: Chattanooga, Tennessee
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Whiskey Thief offers an extraordinary cocktail experience that celebrates Tennessee’s signature spirit. With beautiful rooftop views overlooking the river, the atmosphere makes for the perfect spot for any occasion, whether it’s a simple date night or a large party celebration.
HOTEL BAR: The Captain, Hotel Hartness
LOCATION: Greenville, South Carolina
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Visiting The Captain makes you feel as if you’ve stepped into the cozy study of an elegant, private home. The experience is only amplified thanks to a roaring fire, reclaimed wood throughout, local art, and a phenomenal menu which includes highlights like themed Bento boxes and and the can’t-miss espresso martini.
HOTEL BAR: South City Kitchen, Hotel at Avalon
LOCATION: Alpharetta, Georgia
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Conveniently located in one of our favorite shopping districts, South City Kitchen is a wonderful place to take a break during the day or begin a night on the town. The menu fuses traditional Southern dishes with modern flavors for a delightful lunch or dinner.
HOTEL BAR: Table 28, The Burgundy Hotel
LOCATION: Little Rock, Arkansas
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Tucked inside The Burgundy, Table 28 is a fusion of modern vibes and classic elegance, this is the go-to for curated cocktails and to catch whispers of the town’s best-kept secrets.
HOTEL BAR: Lambeth Lounge, Inn at Carnall Hall
LOCATION: Fayetteville, Arkansas
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Conveniently located on the University of Arkansas campus, guests can cheer on the Razorbacks while ordering laid-back Southern fare and delectable wood-fired pizzas.
HOTEL BAR: Bucky’s Lounge, The Grand Hotel
LOCATION: Point Clear, Alabama
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Bucky’s Lounge a favorite for locals and out-of-towners alike. With a piano bar inside and the most gorgeous view of a Mobile Bay sunset outside, it’s the perfect place to put your mind at ease. The bar is named for the iconic Bucky Miller, a longtime associate of the Grand Hotel.
HOTEL BAR: Marigold, Keswick Hall
LOCATION: Keswick, Virginia
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Come for the fabulous signature cocktails, (try our favorite, the Ginger Margarita) and stay for the food—you can order the full Jean-Georges menu at the bar. In addition to the lively indoor bar, there is also a beautiful European-style courtyard complete with seating, an outdoor fireplace, and pétanque court.
HOTEL BAR: Bobboo, Quirk Charlottesville
LOCATION: Charlottesville, Virginia
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Boboo, an intimate and warm whiskey bar, is a hidden gem that serves classic, hand-crafted cocktails and charcuterie boards. The height of Southern comfort, this cozy respite is a sublime spot to slip away on a date night or to meet up with friends post-dinner.
HOTEL BAR: The Mansion Bar, The Ivy Hotel
LOCATION: Baltimore, Maryland
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: The Mansion Bar reinvents the DIY experience. Guests can pour fine wines and concoct their own cocktails from an array of top-shelf liquors, sodas, and garnishes. There’s a signature cocktail recipe book on hand for inspiration.
HOTEL BAR: The Night Fox Pub, The Red Fox Inn and Tavern
LOCATION: Middleburg, Virginia
WHAT MAKES IT A SPECIAL PLACE TO SIP: Located in the historic Red Fox Inn and Tavern, the Night Fox Pub is the perfect cozy, rustic hideaway for a delicious nightcap. It offers the quintessential Virginia experience of natural beauty merged with moody ambience while munching on Hunt Country pub fare.
The Manchester Hotel appears in The Scout Guide Lexington. The Chloe and The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans appear in The Scout Guide New Orleans. Hotel Covington appears in The Scout Guide Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky. The Edwin Hotel appears in The Scout Guide Chattanooga. Hotel Hartness appears in The Scout Guide Greenville. Hotel at Avalon appears in The Scout Guide Alpharetta, Roswell, & Milton. The Burgundy Hotel and Inn at Carnall Hall appear in The Scout Guide Northwest Arkansas. The Grand Hotel appears in The Scout Guide Mobile Bay. Keswick Hall and Quirk Hotel appear in The Scout Guide Charlottesville. The Ivy Hotel appears in The Scout Guide Baltimore. The Red Fox Inn and Tavern appears in The Scout Guide Hunt Country.