After you've enjoyed a good meal at a restaurant with a view, or if you'd just like a memorable evening, check out these bars from around the world where it's a special treat to see and be seen.
1. Vertigo Moon Bar, Bangkok, Thailand
It offers a breathtaking bird's eye view of Bangkok, an increasingly cosmopolitan city of 12 million. Sip expertly mixed drinks from the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Bangkok, a five-star luxury hotel in the Thai city's central business and embassy district.
2. Rock Bar, Bali, Indonesia
Set on a rock ledge just feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean, the Rock Bar is the hottest sunset and after-dark spot at Ayana Resort and Spa in beautiful Bali. Toast the open-air sea breezes as you nibble tapas served "on the rocks"--on natural stone plates. The bar's minimalist design puts the emphasis on the spectacular view.
3. 230 FIFTH, New York City
Since opening in 2006, Steven Greenberg's 230 FIFTH has been consistently rated one of New York City's best rooftop bars. The joint offers epic skyline views from both the outdoor Garden Rooftop Bar and the enclosed Penthouse Lounge. In addition to tasty drinks and snacks, 230 FIFTH is known for offering guests red full-length robes (yes, they resemble Snuggies), so they can take in the night air without getting a chill.
4. 360 Wine Bar and Lounge, Innsbruck, Austria
Enjoy views of charming Innsbruck and the world-famous Austrian Alps from 360 Wine Bar and Lounge, set seven stories above a shopping center. Innsbruck is a popular ski town, and there are few après nightspots that can match 360 for atmosphere.
5. Felix Bar, Hong Kong
High atop Hong Kong's historic five-star hotel, The Peninsula, Felix Bar is a stylish, contemporary setting to be seen in, while you admire the view of the booming city. The hotel is the flagship Peninsula, which now operates in nine major world cities.
6. Vue Bar, Shanghai, China
Take in the rapidly expanding skyline of Shanghai from the top two floors (32nd and 33rd) of the recently opened Hyatt on the Bund, in the fabulous Vue Bar. Lounge on the day beds or take a dip in the terrace whirlpool. Don't worry, if you forgot your bathing suit, you can order one off the bar menu.
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