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These bars and lounges deliver spectacular views to drink in

5 Cocktail Bars With Epic Views

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Location: NY-New York City, CA-San Francisco, CA-Los Angeles, IL-Chicago, and DC-Washington, D.C.

Story Date: 10/19/2018

Publisher: Budget Travel   

Author: Tobey Grumet

When you’re traveling, it probably feels like you spend most of your day going from stop to stop—historic site, buzzy restaurant, charming shopping district, scenic park. Sometimes, though, taking the longview of a city can help you understand its soul as well as you would if you were sitting in a café chatting with locals. Tourist favorite viewing sites, like NYC’s iconic Empire State Building, require advanced planning and pricey online reservations as well as some serious wait time once you get there. But what if you could instantly be swept up to a perfect perch which not only offers spectacular sights—but a civilized way to enjoy them? Check out these five bars and lounges that offer jaw-dropping vistas and a respite from the crowds. A beautifully prepared drink, snack, or meal seals the deal.

Place Category: Food & Drink

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