Travel Picks: Top 10 hotel bars

Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:38am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - After a long day sightseeing or working, it is comforting for guests to know that they can simply retire to their hotel bar for a drink, and reflect on the day's experiences. From New York to London, has untapped the secret of the world's top ten hotel bars. Reuters does not endorse this list:

Bar: Blue Bar on 36

Hotel: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Australia, 5* Blue Bar, on the 36th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney, is one of the top cocktail bars in Sydney. With uninterrupted views spanning Sydney Harbour and up to the Blue Mountains, this intimate and stylish bar is perfect for a memorable Sydney experience.

Bar: Bellini Bar Hotel: Hilton Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Named after the "Bellini" cocktail created in 1948 at Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy, the Bellini Bar is a favorite among New Zealand's stylish set. The bar, with its striking interior and floor-to-ceiling windows, has expansive views over Auckland's Waitemata harbour.

Bar: Skyview Bar

Hotel: Burj Al Arab, Dubai, 5* Spending the night at the Burj Al Arab may be out of reach for many, but experiencing the extravagance is still possible by visiting the Skyview Bar. Suspended 200 meters above sea level on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab, many say the spectacular views make the pricey drinks worth every penny.

Bar: Galaxy Bar

Hotel: The Hilton Athens, Greece, 5* It's easy to understand why Greek celebrities frequent the roof-top Galaxy Bar at the recently revamped Hilton Athens, with its relaxed, cosmopolitan atmosphere and majestic views over the Acropolis. Located on the hotel's rooftop 13th floor, on a clear day, guests can see as far as the island of Aegina.

Bar: La Purificadora Bar   Continued...

<p>New York Bar in the Park Hyatt Tokyo is seen in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/</p>