Bar Drake, the new lobby bar in the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, makes for two levels of drinking—one in the clubby Starlight Room on the 21st floor, and now another in the mellower Bar Drake closer to the ground. The small back bar holds a fine selection of old-fashioned Scotch, but the drink menu, designed by Jacques Bezuidenhout, focuses on updated classics like the house Manhattan with Port and maple syrup. Other drinks feature chamomile and chai tea, orange marmalade and apricot jam.
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