Before women and song, there is wine. The 10 best bars in the world in which to have a drink, either with a book or with a woman. You will find the book, but if you meet a woman who feels comfortable in all these bars… you should serenade her.

Writer’s Bar – Raffles Hotel, Singapore
The Matchbox – Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
The Pig’s Ear – London, U.K.
Barrel Bar – Windsor Hotel, Cairo, Egypt
Cafe Mondegar – Mumbai, India
Kronnenhalle Bar – Zurich, Switzerland
Club Barfly’s – Vienna, Austria
Rooftop Garden – Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The Bar – The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong
McSorley’s Old Ale House – New York, New York, U.S.

Peter Roth at Kronnenhalle Bar in Zurich and Wadgy at Barrel Bar are my favourite barmen. Both of them have that wonderful perception that only the most gifted barmen have, of being able to tell when a man just wants a drink and when a man wants talk with his drink.

Peter Roth’s signature cocktail, Lady Killer, is not only wonderfully delicious, but also deliciously pretty to look at.


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