Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What's Behind the Velvet Rope?

A very mysterious business is moving in right next door to where I work and it has everyone wondering....what's behind the velvet rope??

Last week we saw dark red velvet banquettes being moved inside and caught a glimpse of ornate carved interior door frames.  We heard one rumor that it was going to be a burlesque speakeasy and another that it would be fine Middle Eastern dining.

As long as we have no idea, the imagination can run wild!  So I've compiled a collection of the most exquisite bars and restaurants around the world where I think I would look especially good circa 5:30PM on a workday.  If any of these places wanted to move in next door it would be fine by me.

The Round Robin & Scotch Bar at the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC

Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, DC

The Campbell Apartment, New York City

King Cole Bar Lounge, St. Regis Hotel, New York City

Bemelmans Bar, the Carlyle, New York City

Monkey Bar, Hotel Elysee, New York City

Rose Bar, Gramercy Park Hotel, New York City

The Hemingway Bar, Hotel Ritz, Paris
Gondolen, Stolkholm

Paris Bar, NYC

George V Hotel Bar, Paris

Arnaud's French 75 Bar, New Orleans

Harry's New York Bar, Paris

The Merchant Hotel, Belfast


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