To say that the bar of the Grand Hotel National is truly grand would be an understatement. In fact, it looks like not much has changed since it first opened in the 1870s. The checkered floor, the high ceilings, the round wooden bar and the stone pillars give it a genuinely distinguished 19th-century ambience. The menu features all of the classic cocktails as well as some more contemporary variations, but its pride and joy is its selection of single malt whiskeys. Naturally, many other spirits are available, as well as a number of wines sold by the glass (including some rarities). If you're feeling peckish you can start with oysters and club sandwiches or skip to meat and fish main courses and even desserts. Definitely one of the city's classiest locations for a drink.