WHY HERE: Prepare to want to be a prisoner of Pépé le Moko, just like Jean Gabin in the 1937 film of the same name. It's tiny, dark, romantic and full of satisfying jazz. The drinks, too, will please as barman Jeffrey Morgenthaler reimagines cocktails from the 1950s.
WHY NOW: Forget the tired tipples of a sad hotel bar. At this snazzy Ace Hotel hot spot, guests can indulge in a classic gin Martini with lemon or olive, a simple Daiquiri made with 7 Sirens light rum, and a Cynar Collins (Cynar liqueur, lemon and soda).