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Enjoy a Drink With a View at These JG Black Book Collection Top Spots

The first sip of a refreshing signature cocktail thoughtfully crafted with fresh local ingredients. A taste from a glass of velvety red wine paired with your meal by the sommelier. A warm and inviting drink savored fireside after a day spent out in the fresh snowfall. These are the tastes and moments we remember from our vacations and adventures. And what better way to make these memories than at bars and restaurants offering striking views of the surrounding scenery? We’ve compiled a list of top spots around the world to enjoy a drink with a view, each one sure to wow both your eyes and taste buds.


CRU Champagne Lounge at Velaa Private Island: Overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the CRU Champagne Lounge at Velaa Private Island displays an unparalleled elegance where you can savor some of the world’s finest and rarest champagnes under the guidance of their expert sommeliers.

Be it a romantic evening with a loved one or a get together of friends, the CRU Lounge is the perfect setting for you, with a wide array of champagnes to choose from while being entertained by the stunning sunsets. And just after sunset, Aragu is the perfect place to continue your evening. Allow Chef Gaushan de Silva and his talented team to surprise you with his Maldivian twist on French cuisine and your dream night will be perfected!


Drinks in the Maasai Mara with Micato Safaris: The Maasai Mara is the Africa of your imagination whether you know it or not. Rolling grasslands, expressive acacia trees, sweeping vistas teeming with wildlife and one of Africa’s common and unforgettable sights. “The cumulus clouds that drift all day long across a sun-filled sky,” Elspeth Huxley wrote in The Flame Trees of Thika, “reminding me of huge swirls of whipped cream.” And speaking of whipped cream, amid the gentle breezes and the setting sun, why not an Irish Coffee? Yes, it is Africa, but bartenders on Micato Safaris have been known to whip up just about anything.


Raising your glass to the stunning Rio sunset with Condor Travel: Sometimes simplicity is the best way to enjoy the true essence of a new city. Mingling with the locals, discovering lesser-known spots and becoming a part of everyday life can be a fascinating and memorable experience. In Rio de Janeiro, let Condor Travel lead you to a place where ‘cariocas’ and tourists meet during the summer to enjoy the relaxing and beautiful atmosphere of the city’s beaches – the Pedra do Arpoador. Located between Copacabana and Ipanema, this small peninsula is the ideal spot to appreciate a stunning sunset accompanied by a traditional caipirinha, which is sold by local vendors equipped with portable coolers. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy Brazil’s most popular drink. Once the sun goes down, everyone joins in one big and loud applause, as a symbol of gratitude for the breathtaking natural spectacle they have been lucky enough to witness. It is, without a doubt, one of the most remarkable ways to enjoy the warm and energetic Rio lifestyle.


The Infiniti Bar at Grace Bay Club: The Infiniti Bar is the longest bar in the Caribbean at 90 feet, stretching across Grace Bay Club to the shores of Grace Bay Beach. It is the first infinity-edge bar in the world and features a creative menu offering tapas and cocktails, in addition to full restaurant service. Infiniti Bar’s unique ambiance makes it the ideal spot to grab a refreshing drink any time of the day along the stunning shores of Turks & Caicos’ Grace Bay Beach.


Cocktails amidst nature at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah: With everyone’s busy schedules in today’s world, people crave nothing more than a connection with Mother Nature! And what better way to connect with Mother Nature than to escape to Ubud, Bali with its lush nature and infinite green rice fields? Spend your evenings at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud sipping a freshly made cocktail while gazing up at the golden sky during a breathtaking sunset. This property brings their guests even closer to Mother Nature with their nature-inspired signature cocktails that incorporate herbs and spices freshly picked from Chef Dean Nor’s organic garden.   


Buenos Aires’ best bars with a view courtesy of CasaSur Hotels: Check out some of the greatest bars and restaurants with amazing views in Buenos Aires, Argentina during your next stay with CasaSur Hotels. Their top three recommended spots include Alvear Roof Bar (pictured), Sky Bar and Kraken Bar. On the 11th level of the Alvear Palace Hotel, you will find Alvear Roof Bar, a great space to take in the sunset over drinks prepared by the expert bartender. At Sky Bar, located on the terrace of the Pulitzer Hotel, you can have a perfect afternoon spent sipping cocktails and enjoying the chill and soulful music playing. And lastly, at Kraken Bar, located in the Puerto Madero neighborhood, grab a drink while enjoying a view of river and Santiago Calatrava’s stunning bridge – the Puente de la Mujer.


Sundowner drinks at Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli: There’s no shortage of mesmerizing view points made only better with a drink in hand at Elewana Tortilis Camp in Amboseli. Therein lies a sense of magic and wonder whether you’re out for surprise sundowners in the bush, sitting by the camp fire as the sun sets, or enjoying a tipple on the new deck overlooking the waterhole, listening to the sounds of the bush and marveling at the breath taking views of Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa.

Elewana Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree, the Acacia Tortilis, and lies in the shadow of the majestic mountain. Located in a private conservancy bordering the national park, game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the national park and in the conservancy, where guests enjoy complete exclusivity and privacy.


Local wine with a view at Vintage House: Vintage House is the perfect opportunity for Napa Valley visitors to sip on a glass of wine made from local grapes while soaking up the picturesque scenery. Nestled in the charming town of Yountville, Vintage House is ideally located for guests looking for eye-catching views of the northern California mountains. From the Main House Terrace, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Mayacama Mountains, famous for the beautiful Cyprus trees lining each peak and Mount Cobb, the tallest of the range.


47 Circus Roof Garden at 47 Boutique Hotel: There could not be a better place to enjoy a perfect cocktail or glass of Prosecco than the 47 Circus Roof Garden at the 47 Boutique Hotel. The panoramic terrace offers unique and amazing 360 degrees views over the Eternal City. Not to mention that the sky of Rome offers magical colors during sunset not to be missed! This is an experience worth the visit!


The Bar and Living Room at The Chedi Andermatt: The Bar and Living Room at The Chedi Andermatt is the perfect après-ski location where small culinary highlights can be sampled. With two cozy fireplaces, it is the premier spot to enjoy the “Tarte Tatin” cocktail, made of Jamaican rum, caramel liqueur, apple juice and hot water, topped with whipped cream and garnished with a vanilla pod and an apple wedge. Of course if rum isn’t your drink of choice, you can enjoy a different delicious cocktail creation fireside from their team at The Bar. So be sure to add The Chedi Andermatt to your winter getaway plans! From late December to the end of February, guests can sip mulled wine and taste roasted chestnuts served on The Bar terrace.


Drift at West Bay Club: Next time you’re in Turks & Caicos and searching for a refreshing Caribbean cocktail, be sure to pop into West Bay Club’s Drift. Located directly on the shores of Grace Bay Beach, this contemporary, open-air restaurant offers a full bar – think sangria, local beers and piña coladas – and a food menu that features creatively used local ingredients.