Scarfe’s Bar at the Rosewood Hotel

Image: Rosewood Hotel
MONDAY - SATURDAY: 12 P.M. - ’TIL | SUNDAY: 3 P.M. - ‘TIL
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With its towering marble pillars and enormous chandeliers, Scarfes is like a library from another century. Antique books sourced from Portobello Market line the shelves alongside butterflies displayed in bell jars. A grand piano, roaring fire and art from namesake political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe complete the scene. By day, it’s a venue for business lunches, while after work crowds show up to knock back house cocktails and craft beer.

Known For
  • hotel bar
  • craft cocktails
  • bar food
  • lots of whiskey
  • lots of gin
  • live music
  • day drinking
What to drink
Illuminated in a floor-to-ceiling glowing cabinet the whisky collection ranges from rare single malts (including a Glenfiddich 8-year Straight Malt from the 1970s, one of just three bottles in the world) to Japanese specialties like the intense Karuizawa 30-year.
Neighborhood
West End
ProTip
Service can be a little slow. Ask about the vintage spirits collection, which includes Cuban rum from the Castro era.