Video: Get a peek of the new Hotel Clermont Clermont Hotel has risen from the ashes and reopened as the Hotel Clermont, a 94-room boutique hotel. It took owners Oliver Hospitality six years to make the renovation a reality. Guests are welcomed with a sign that reads: "Everyone welcome. Enjoy your stay." Several installation performers and artists have made the hotel's quirky room a backdrop for their performances. The Hotel Clermont boasts attractions like a rooftop bar, and, of course, Tiny Lou's, the

Take a load off at some of Atlanta's best hotel bars 

There's something special, something iconic, something romantic about hotel bars. Perhaps it's the feeling of exclusivity or maybe it's being treated like a guest − whether you’ve reserved a room or not. Maybe it's the allure of people from all over the country (and perhaps world) coming together inside the city’s finest inns to toast and share stories. 

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In any event, there's no better time than winter to settle in for a drink at one of our city's best hotel bars. Below we list a selection of some of the city’s coolest, most debonair spots for a drink with the option of relaxing night’s stay.

Courtesy of Loews Atlanta Hotel

Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar at Loews Atlanta Hotel  

1065 Peachtree St. NE, 404-745-5000

Located right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Peachtree Street, Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar at Loews Atlanta Hotel is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the glamour of a hotel bar. The hotel has gone through a recent 13 million dollar luxury refresh, complete with blush tones, new furniture, updated rooms and communal bar tables. Director of food and beverages Alex Amato says that "our people and our service, the ambiance and wonderful partnerships through our unique Flavor Atlanta program really make that special experience for our guests." It's also one of the few places in Midtown you can come to late at night and still experience impeccable service and delicious cocktails and food.

Loews Atlanta Hotel has also added a limited edition pop-up called The Bellhop Bar in the hotel's lobby (open until Jan. 13).

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Bar Margot at the Four Seasons

75 14th St. NE, 404-881-5913

The best time to visit Bar Margot is on a Friday or Saturday night between 9 and midnight when the lobby bar has a DJ spinning selections from the hotel's extensive vinyl library. This Midtown lounge derives its name from a character in The Royal Tenenbaums and it certainly feels like something from a Wes Anderson film. Its fine drinks are the handiwork of celebrated barmen Greg Best and Paul Calvert.

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Photo: Courtesy of The St. Regis Atlanta's Facebook page

The St. Regis Bar at the St. Regis Atlanta

88 W. Paces Ferry Road, 404-563-7900

No bar emanates traditional luxury more than the St. Regis Bar at the St. Regis Atlanta. Behind the bar, a mural of Phoenix rising from ashes underscores the decorative and ornamental approach to drinking and entertainment at Atlanta's finest hotel.

"Gerber Group" -- Scott Gerber, Principal and CEO of Gerber Group, a hospitality industry leader with 14 chic hotel bar and restaurant venues, including Whiskey Park, Whisky Blue and The Roof, goes undercover to meet his employees who keep the party going, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Friday, Jan. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Wearing a disguise of a mullet, beard and glasses on his undercover journey, Scott realizes there's a missing ingredient at his company that's impacting his employees -- the hands-on leadership and warmth of his late father. Also, Scott's brother, Kenny, takes his place on one mission and finds a dedicated employee who's worked to the bone. Photo: ©Studio Lambert 2016/All Rights Reserved.
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Whiskey Blue at W Atlanta

3377 Peachtree Road, 678-500-3190

Perched atop the W Hotel in Buckhead is a bar truly worthy of the #nofilter caption. Guests arrive at the newly renovated rooftop bar in a magical all-glass elevator that ascends 125 feet above Atlanta's skyline, with views of Midtown on one side and Buckhead on the other. Whiskey Blue features two outdoor patios, an enormous mural by local artist Chris Veal and a classic food and beverage menu.

SkyLounge at the Glenn Hotel

110 Marietta Street, 404-521-2250

Location, Location, Location (or more like the view, the view, the view!). This rooftop bar is eleven stories high with jaw-dropping panoramic views of downtown Atlanta's skyline. Sip on masterfully crafted cocktails under the stars with good music and even better company year round.

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The Lobby Bar at Hotel Clermont

789 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, 470-485-0485

The now-famous rooftop bar (equipped with heaters for the cold months) at Hotel Clermont is a force to be reckoned with, but the Lobby Bar is a treasure of its own. Find a comfy nook and soak up all the retro vibes with an old-fashioned or belly up to the bar for great conversation. It also stays open later than the rooftop, wink wink.

Lumen Lobby Bar at The Ritz-Carlton

181 Peachtree St., 404-659-0400

Quality is the order of the day at the Ritz Carlton's Lumen Lobby Bar, where the hotel's contemporary elegance, world-famous service and cocktail craftsmanship are on full display. Try something from their cocktail and dessert menu inspired by the High Museum's blockbuster Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar at the InterContinental

3315 Peachtree Road NE, 404-946-9070

The modern-meets-classic atmosphere at Southern Art is the perfect setting for celebrity chef and James Beard Foundation award winner Art Smith's farm-to-table menu, while the world-class cocktails at Bourbon Bar feature a well-curated list of American bourbon distillers, with an emphasis on small-batch producers.

Whether you're looking to wind down or kick off your evening, Pulse is always a good idea.
Photo: Courtesy of Atlanta Marriot Marquis's Facebook page

Pulse at Atlanta Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Ave., 404-586-6081

Pulse, AKA the hottest bar at Dragon Con, is the heartbeat of the Marriott Marquis hotel and one of the coolest places to be in downtown Atlanta. By day, it's the ideal place to meet colleagues and work while enjoying tasty bites. At 6:00 p.m., Pulse has a Cinderella moment as its audible heartbeat will alert the entire hotel that it's time to unwind with a wide selection of cocktails by Pulse's master mixologists.

Studio Bar & Cocktail Garden at Artmore Hotel

1302 West Peachtree St. NW, 404-876-6100

The Studio Bar & Cocktail Garden is the perfect go-to spot, whether meeting up with colleagues, reminiscing with friends or simply unwinding after a long day. Sip craft beverages while enjoying gorgeous views over West Peachtree Street. Featured items include pasta, gourmet sandwiches, salads and innovative daily specials.

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