One for the Road: Historic Hotel Bars

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Discussion (6)

  • John Apodaca posted 7 years ago

    Some of these bars are good for looks but not all for drinks.

  • eguarino posted 7 years ago

    Dont forget the Palm 2 in New York which was a watering hole for newspaper people back when and the walls are lined with
    the bold and beautiful!! Graet hangout bar!!

  • zach posted 7 years ago

    i agree with Ginny. show some KY love.

  • Davis posted 7 years ago

    Wow; those are great picks. I have had the pleasure of visiting a couple of these and fully agree that they are worthy of considerable accolade.

    There is another Colorado Hotel Bar that cannot go without mention, however. Unlike the J Bar at Hotel Jerome, The Cruise Room located within the Oxford Hotel directly across the street from Union Station in historic LoDo, Denver is readily accessible and sure to please.

    The Cruise Room was downtown Denver’s first bar built, and has the considerable distinction of having been opened the day after Prohibition was repealed in 1933.

    Boasting an Art Deco décor, The Cruise Room was last redecorated in 1938, and continues in the form of a full scale reproduction of the martini bar built on the RMS Queen Marry launched that same year.

    For more about the historic Oxford Hotel as well as The Cruise Room, point your browser to


    Davis Wolf

  • Max Renfro posted 7 years ago

    The "Pump Room" at the Ambassador East Hotel should be on the list. Many celebrities have been their with many pictures on the wall. It has also been mentioned in song and novels.

  • Ginny posted 7 years ago

    Thanks for more options for great bars. I'd add The Old Seelbach Bar in Louisville, KY to the list. The mahogany bar is a must feel. Atmosphere is great.

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