27. Redwood Room at the Clift Hotel

CITY: San Francisco
ADDRESS: 495 Geary St.
WEBSITE: clifthotel.com

Stepping into Redwood is like entering a warped time machine: you’ll immediately notice the old-school glamour, thanks to an all-Redwood bar (said to be wholly carved from one Redwood tree), but the artwork displayed on plasma TV screens and the $20 drinks will immediately alert you to the present. Signature cocktails are on the sweeter side, with drinks like the Honeysuckle, made with orange honey and cointreau, and a host of other liquid dessert martinis. Rumor has it there are lots of sugar babies dressed up and ready to mingle with prospective sugar daddies, so even if you’re not an old guy, at least you know there’ll be eye candy.