More L.A. hotel bars
The Bar at Hotel Bel-Air.
Secluded retreat for theHollywood elite. 701 Stone Canyon Rd.; or310/472-5234.

The Rooftop Bar at the Standard, Downtown L.A. Rooftop aeriefor the young and the restless. $20 cover charge. 550 S. FlowerSt.; or213/892-8080.

More Las Vegas hotel bars
Nine Fine Irishmen, New York-New York Hotel &Casino.
Erin go Vegas! A bit of Dublin imported to the Strip,NFI offers Guinness and Jameson and live Celtic music nightly. 3790Las Vegas Blvd. S.; www.ninefineirishmen.comor 702/740-6969.

Fontana Bar, Bellagio. The plush resort spot offers aknockout view of Bellagio's lake and splashing fountains. 3600 LasVegas Blvd. S.; or702/693-7111.

More San Francisco hotel bars
Americano Restaurant & Bar, Hotel Vitale.
So manyrecent Stanford and Cal grads gather here, it's like the Big Gamewith better drinks. 8 Mission St. (at the Embarcadero); or415/278-3777.

Harry Denton's Starlight Room, Sir Francis Drake Hotel.Classic cocktails, bewitching hostesses, a great view, and astellar roster of musical headliners. Cover charge from $10. 450Powell St.; or415/395-8595.

More Honolulu hotel bars
The Banyan Court, Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel.
Tropical drinks and Hawaiian music beneath the spreading banyantree. 2365 Kalakaua Ave.; www.moana-surfrider.comor 808/922-3111.

Lewers Lounge, Halekulani. Superior, Dale DeGroff-devisedcocktails and absolutely terrific jazz. 2199 Kalia Rd.; or808/923-2311.

Other great hotel bars around the West Colorado is hundredsof miles from the ocean, so why a clipper ship-themed bar? Nevermind, matey, this has been a beloved landmark since its opening in1934. 321 17th St.; or303/297-3111.

Ship Tavern, the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa.

Detention Bar, McMenamins Kennedy School.
In a 1915school turned hotel, this is like The Breakfast Club with alcoholand cigars. 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.; or503/249-3983.

The Marble Bar, the Heathman Hotel. Subtle and stylish. 1001S.W. Broadway; or503/790-7752.

Santa Fe
The Staab House, La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa.
Cozy, fireplace-warmed bar in a restored 19th-century home. 330 E.Palace Ave.; or866/331-7625.

J Bar, James Hotel, Scottsdale.
White-hot center ofScottsdale's on-fire nightlife scene. 7353 E. Indian School Rd.; or480/308-1100.

Jade Bar, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. The hotel bar asmeditation center: stunning desert views and a serene sense ofcool. 5700 E. McDonald Dr.; or480/948-2100.

Oliver's Lounge, Mayflower Park Hotel.
A bar that feelsEast Coast upper crust and is deservedly proud of its martinis. 405Olive Way; or206/623-8700.

W Bar, W Seattle. Stylish yet not scary, with a bigselection of Northwest microbrews. 1112 Fourth Ave.; 206/264-6000.


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