Answers from Our Experts (1)
While you wait for your table at the Belvedere, head next door to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel’s Club Bar to while away the time. With a fireplace, long mahogany bar and Oriental carpeting, this quaint and cozy bar offers a reprieve from stodgy old-boys-club type spots. Stylish touches such as wood-paneled walls, high bucket-seated bar stools and splashes of leopard print on the pillows add a feminine touch, and drink options range from the Pen 20 — an update on the classic rum punch with blackberries and ginger — to the hotel’s private label “The Peninsula” Sonoma Pinot Noir. The dimly lit room is perfect for cocktails with a group or a quiet rendezvous for two.