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The most spectacularly designed bars in the United States

The prestigious American magazine Architectural Digest has listed the most spectacularly designed bars in the US.

The bars below are located in every state in the United States. Elegant, minimalist, futuristic, Tiki or innovative, each has something to offer in its design that makes them unique. Not all are located in capitals or large cities, the author specifies, that many will be surprised by the location of some.

From Alabama to Wisconsin, these bars have been designed with care and attention to detail. They create a special atmosphere that will make up for the quality of their cocktails.


Most spectacularly designed bars


Hotel Indigo Birmingham, Alabama

Word of the hotel: an area already known as one of the city’s premier dining and entertainment districts. The Rx Lounge pays homage to the medical apothecary theme and provides prescriptions in the form of food and beverage curated by acclaimed Chef Niko Romero.


Hearth ’61 at MountainShadows, Paradise Valley, Arizona

Elevated American small plates, hearty entrees & classic cocktails are served in scenic surrounds.


Kimpton La Peer Hotel, West Hollywood, California

Word of the hotel: Light at La Peer offers Chef Michael Rotondo’s breakfast and lunch menus focusing on healthy ingredients with bright flavors to sustain an active lifestyle. Breakfast offerings include protein smoothies by Dogpound, eggs, avocado toast, and juices by Little West. Lunch focuses on healthy salads, sandwiches and quinoa bowls.


Poka Lola Social Club, Denver, Colorado

Word of the hotel: Located in the Dairy Block, Poka Lola reinvents the everyman’s cocktail bar, with a nod to turn of the century American soda fountain culture.


The Hive 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Arkansas

With seasonally rotating cocktails and a bevy of Bourbon and rye selections (paying homage to 21c Museum Hotels’ Kentucky roots,) The Hive’s bar + lounge is open daily in Bentonville, Arkansas.



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