Whether you’re sipping a cocktail or a mocktail, the bar transforms into the heart of any hotel as dusk falls. It’s the prime spot to recount the day’s adventures with fellow travellers, unwind before bed, or kick off an evening out on the town. But what elevates a bar from just another lounge area to an unforgettable guest experience?

In this edition of Five on Friday, we dive into five captivating bar designs that have piqued our visual interest. From lush, textile-laden taprooms to opulent, open-plan wineries, discover these five stand-out bars and the trailblazing designers behind them…

01 | Warren Street Hotel, Tribeca, USA.

02 | Gleneagles Townhouse, UK.

03 | Jumeirah Al Naseem, UAE.

04 | The Ritz-Carlton New York Nomad, USA.

05 | The Siren Hotel, USA.