Nine Intimate Cocktail Bars Around the World

For those who like to imbibe inventive cocktails without fighting a big crowd, these discreet bars and lounges fit the bill.

Clayton Hauck
OF 10

Perfect for conversation with your companions rather than packing in with strangers, most of these venues are available by reservation and are seated-only, so you won’t waste your time standing in line. They all hold less than 35 people—and one as few as eight—assuring that the service, libations, and overall attention to detail are all very much top-tier.