5 places to drink like a movie star
Looking for a real place to grab a favorite libation? Head to one of these iconic spots from around the world and sip like a star.
Musso & Frank Grill
Los Angeles, CA
This Hollywood staple has been around since 1919 and is known for its perfect martini and legendary history. Bartender Kenneth “Sonny Bones” Donato’s whiskey sour can be seen in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” when Rick Dalton (Leonardo Dicaprio) sips a whiskey sour while waiting to meet Agent Marvin Schwartz (Al Pacino). Musso & Frank’s was the favorite watering hole of F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner (who mixed his own mint juleps) and Ernest Hemingway.
New York bar
Everyone remembers the iconic view and beautiful bar from Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translations”. The scene on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt hotel takes place as Scarlett Johannson sits next to Bill Murray at the bar and is unsure of his drink order. “For a moment of relaxation, switch to Suntory Hour,” says Bill Murray, as she orders an invigorating vodka.
Maxim’s of Paris
Maxim’s has been known worldwide since its opening in 1893 for beautiful people, international clientele and Art Nouveau interiors. At one point, it was dubbed the world’s most famous restaurant. In Woody Allen’s 2001 film “Midnight in Paris”, where writer Owen Wilson travels through time.
What could be more romantic than having a drink in a large Morccaceous mansion inspired by the classic film “Casablanca” and stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman? Opened in March 2004, Rick’s Cafe was designed by American architect and designer Bill Willis, who decorated the space with brass, dramatic lighting, sculpted marble, and intricate tile. Champagne flows freely in the film, as in real life. Three house specialty cocktails include Veuve Clicquot (Apricot Velvet, Orange Glamor and Coup D’Orange).
L Street Tavern
L Street Tavern was made famous by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the 1997 movie “Good Will Hunting” in South Boston as a local hangout for drinking. This Irish bar has been given a makeover since it was made a movie for the movie, but you can find draft drinks, decent cocktails, and comfort food in this neighborhood gem.