South African tycoons sink into deep leather chairs and soak up the gentleman’s clubby atmosphere—as well as more than 460 varieties of whiskey—at this elegant bar overlooking the marina at the Cape Grace Hotel. (The bar actually has its own Whisky Club and Vinothèque, which allow members cushy temperature-controlled cabinets and cellars to store their best whiskeys and wines.) Not a connoisseur yet? Book through the hotel to participate in one of the regularly held whiskey tastings; you’ll get to sample and learn about six selections from the bar’s “library.”
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.