There are times that any old bar will do, and there are times — special occasions, promotions, a need to feel more civilized than you can surrounded by drunks at the local pub — that a more elegant venue is called for. The Connaught Bar is one of the latter. Located inside the storied hotel of the same name, this luxurious house of drink features an interior inspired by English Cubist and Irish 1920's art, and is known far and wide for its Martini Trolley, from which the journeymen bartenders serve up the signature cocktail with great flair. Not in the martini mood? You might try the summertime refreshment known as the Mulata Daisy with Bacardi white rum, lime juice, sugar, and Galliano, or opt for their new whiskey and bespoke chocolate tasting, which is every bit as decadent as it sounds.