The Bar at The Peninsula
This cigar bar-turned-cocktail lounge is a popular after-work hangout for locals—and tourists in the know. The friendly waitstaff, roaring fireplace, and mix of jazz and funk music create an appealingly low-key atmosphere. Bartenders prepare cocktails with precision; try the Cosmollini—a blend of Citron vodka, white peach purée, and champagne.
Tip: With just 55 seats, The Bar provides an intimate setting for couples or friends. But to make things even cozier, ask about reserving the private area in back.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.