By Mark Ellwood
Enjoying an artisanal cocktail in a sumptuous location is as much about the surrounding atmosphere as it is the drink in hand. Glamorous bars around the world--rich in history, personality and mixological talent--deliver. And as cocktail revivalism continues full bore, they are the places to be.
The establishments on our list don't disappoint. Some are located in hotels in neighborhoods like London's Mayfair, the Worli district in Mumbai and the Shanghai waterfront. Others sit hidden in plain sight, channeling Prohibition-era speakeasies from a shoddy side street in San Francisco, a skyscraper in Tokyo or New York's Grand Central Terminal. But what they all have in common is an unabashedly glamorous aura, which allows you to sit back and celebrate the simple beauty of a perfectly made cocktail.