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Montage Beverly Hills has four bars on the premises (and is within walking distance of several others), so you have plenty of options when it comes to deciding where to go for happy hour.
The most exclusive venue is Ten Pound; reservations are highly recommended, since it seats less than 40. The dark wood bar is intimate (we like the private booths on the terrace overlooking the gardens) and features a large collection of Lalique crystal. Go there to tipple rare Macallan scotch. If you like your whisky on the rocks, the bartender will happily pour it over ice made from water imported from the Scottish Highlands. Decadent bites — we're talking Royal Osetra caviar and aged bison tartare — come from celebrity chef Scott Conant and the Beverly Hills hotel's executive chef, Gabriel Ask.
The elegant, recently renovated Parq Bar offers seating outside overlooking the well-manicured Beverly Canon Gardens, or inside, if you'd prefer. Nibble on sushi or housemade charcuterie while you enjoy a glass of wine. Local musicians serenade the crowd nightly with sets of lively jazz and romantic R&B.
Up on the rooftop, there's a bar at The Conservatory Grill (it's inside but usually has the doors open to let in fresh air and sun) where you can order light, refreshing cocktails (or cool off with a frozen one). Besides the traditional margaritas, mojitos and frozen lemonade, there are nouveau blends like the Sweet Greens, made with Tanqueray gin, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, torn basil, clover honey and fresh lime.
At Conant's Scarpetta, the bar sits at the front of the Four-Star restaurant. Order a carafe of red and white wines from Italy and California — or get in the mood for some pasta with a prosecco or spumante rosso. Scarpetta also serves a selection of dessert wines — moscato from Veneto, Tokaji Asz from Hungary — and grappas from Veneto and Piemonte.
Montage Beverly Hills has four bars on its grounds: the bar at Scarpetta, 10, the Conservatory Bar and The Lobby Bar.