30. Gaby Bar at Hotel Sofitel New York

CITY: New York City
ADDRESS: 44 West 45th St.
WEBSITE: sofitel.com

The high ceilings and dark palette of Gaby Bar, located in NYC's Theater District, recall the old, mythic New York. If that city never really existed outside of novels and legends, it wouldn't matter, because you can live it here, enveloped in deep mahogany wood and booze. Drink a "Hemingway," whiskey cocktail with clove syrup, to tap into the mood. Then really get on your Hemingway under the low lights by bellowing at some of the ladies. Ernest was a beast.