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You don’t have to leave The Beverly Hills Hotel’s property to swirl some whiskey in a crystal glass Mad Men-style at one of the hotel bars. You can quench your thirst at The Polo Lounge, The Fountain Coffee Room, Bar Nineteen12 or The Cabana Café — all have unique flavors but are distinctly Beverly Hills establishments.
Though The Polo Lounge is primarily a restaurant with olive green suede chairs and banquettes, there’s a small old school-looking bar in the front that serves specialty cocktails galore. Order an old-fashioned Manhattan and admire the vintage photo of polo players behind the bar.
The Fountain Coffee Room, originally built in 1949, is a throwback restaurant with its signature banana plant wallpaper and green-and-pink tropical color scheme. The restaurant serves beer and different wine varieties to accompany classic lunch items like a corn beef sandwich on rye bread.
We highly recommend hitting up The Cabana Café when you’ve got a hankering for something fruity while you bask in the sun. Try the signature Beverly Hills Iced Tea, which contains Stoli Blueberi vodka, Tanqueray gin, Bacardi rum, Chambord liqueur, St.-Germaine elderflower liqueur and lemonade, topped with a press. You’ll find traditional bellinis, mojitos and mimosas on the menu as well.
The only establishment in the bunch that’s primarily a bar, Bar Nineteen12, is named after the year the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Beverly Hills Hotel was built. At Bar Nineteen12, you can choose to sit inside at the mahogany bar or on the outside terrace for unmatched views of the Beverly Hills sunset. Elaborate cocktails, light fare and a wonderful ambiance make this bar a celebrity hotspot. So order a cocktail like the Smoked Ginger containing Tanqueray gin, Domaine de Canton, lemon juice, homemade honey syrup, orange bitters and Laphroaig whisky rinse and look your best while you drink it, as you never know who you’ll run into.