May 11, 2018
They don’t come more grandly old school than this. The Marriott’s elegant downstairs bar is a wonderful throwback to a more refined age, still attracting a sophisticated crowd who come to sip Scotch and puff on cigars in the plush setting. The décor is all mahogany, velvet and leather luxurious yet subtly so. You’ll get a James Bond buzz as you order a martini from one of the Tuxedo-clad waiters and settle into a leather arm chair to drink it. And you’ll be following in some impressive footsteps. Argentine presidents, Spanish and Japanese royalty and international celebrities like the late Luciano Pavarotti have made this their drinking spot of choice when in BA. It’s immediately apparent why; simply put, with a superb selection of whiskies and cocktails on offer, this place is a true classic.