Residence Bar, Berlin
The Amano Grand Central lodge’s Residence Bar is by far the swishest within the space and simply 5 minutes’ stroll from Berlin Hauptbahnhof. On the sixth ground, it has a heat, seductive ambiance with dim lighting, teal velvet stools and sofas, and memorable nighttime views over the town and Spree River. There’s a top-notch providing of cocktails in addition to an elegant rooftop terrace one ground above (summer time solely).• Beer from €4, cocktails from €10, Heidestrasse 62, amanogroup.dePaul Sullivan
Cantillon, Brussels

The realm round Brussels’ Midi station isn’t recognized for locations to drink, so stroll north for 10 minutes to the 120-year-old Cantillon Brewery. This was the one one in every of Brussels’ 100-plus breweries to outlive into the 21st century – brewing a spread of spontaneously fermented lambic beers. It’s possible you’ll solely have time to seize a fast gueuze between trains on the bar, however €7 buys two beers and a self-guided tour of the vats and fermentation room. The family-owned brewery additionally has a longstanding reference to Royale Union Saint-Gilloise soccer membership and chances are you’ll get an opportunity to style its staff beer – Cuvée Saint-Gilloise.• Bar costs from €4, takeaways from €7 for a 75cl bottle of gueuze or €eight for a 75cl Cuvée Saint-Gilloise, rue Gheude 56, cantillon.beEmily Waterfield
Gatsby Café, Rome

This former hat store pays homage to its heritage with chipper bartenders in old-school caps hawking a headgear-inspired cocktail menu– from the panama to the sombrero. Regardless of a reputation that conjures up the roaring 1920s, the three flooring of the Gatsby are decidedly 1950s of their selection of classic design and furnishings. Come for a beneficiant aperitivo (€10), a light-weight dinner or a late-night tipple. There are weekly jazz and swing live shows. Gatsby is a 10-minute stroll from Termini station.• Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II 106, gatsby.cafeAlexandra Bruzzese
Vermut I A La Gàbia, Barcelona

The realm round Sants station is low on leafy squares, so Plaça d’Osca – flanked by airplane, rosewood and pagoda timber – has turn out to be the hub of barrio life, with a bunch of bars and cafes. Vermut I A La Gàbia specialises in selfmade vermouth, poured from the barrel and drunk neat with a inexperienced olive and a slice of orange, or with a splash of soda water (ask for a sifó, the standard glass siphon, after which prime up as you sip). A plate of marinated sardines makes the proper accompaniment.• Plaça d’Osca 7, on FacebookSally Davies
Billili, Paris
It’s a five-minute stroll from Gare du Nord to this fashionable new wine bar with shiny forest-green tiles on the partitions behind the bar, principally pure and natural wines on cabinets, and nice selections by the glass. The temporary journey transports you from the anonymity of a big-city station neighbourhood into an arty Parisian quartier with character and allure. Billili additionally serves a small-plates menu that modifications usually however runs to dishes equivalent to a sandwich stuffed with roasted pumpkin, marinated carrots and coriander pesto; terrine de campagne; and sautéed octopus with morteau sausage in beaujolais wine sauce. • Glass of wine and single small plate from €20, 136 rue du Faubourg-Poissonnière, 75010, on FacebookAlexander Lobrano
Parlour, Prague

Half-speakeasy, part-alchemist’s lounge, this cocktail den is a barely recognized marvel. Opened seven years in the past by brothers Martin and Jakub, the bar seeks to supply a significant, interactive consuming expertise. As such, there’s no menu or fastened value checklist: merely inform the bartender what tastes you want and so they’ll wizard you up a drink. “Our visitors present us the way in which,” says Martin. “We simply attempt to mirror their concepts.” And it really works. By means of the dim glow of candles and backdrop of downtempo jazz, prospects’ faces radiate with contentment as they sip.• Cocktails from £5, Krakovská 15, parlour.czMark Pickering
Panorama Sky Bar, Warsaw

This bar is on the prime of the lodge most well-liked by American presidents: Barack Obama stayed on the Warsaw Marriott in 2014 on his method to the G7 summit in Brussels. It’s additionally reverse the town’s fundamental railway station. Cocktails are served from its blingy gold bar – a Belvedere Polish vodka martini prices £10.50, cocktails begin from round £7 and beers from £3.30 – however the views north up Emilia Plater road and east throughout the Vistula River are priceless.• Aleje Jerozolimskie 65/79, panoramaskybar.plKeith Lockram
Proeflokaal de Ooievaar, Amsterdam
In medieval occasions, the northern gates to the town as soon as stood right here; now it’s the place to seek out Ooievaar (stork). The tiny, wood-panelled bar is ideal for rail travellers because it’s simply minutes from Centraal station. It serves fluitjes (small beers) for €2.80 however it’s also a tasting room with a selection of 15 forms of jenever, the ancestor of contemporary gin (€3.50-€12.50), and 40 liqueurs (from €4.50), some distilled in Amsterdam because the 1700s. Most of the liqueurs have curious names: Bruidstranen (Bride’s tears) is a rose-flavoured liqueur blended with gold and silver leaf, which was served at weddings and drunk throughout marital tiffs – to remind spouses of their vows.• Sint Olofspoort 1, proeflokaaldeooievaar.nlDeborah Nicholls-Lee
King Charles I, London

Title the drink and there’s a bar for it round King’s Cross, usually with its personal specific spin: Spiritland’s sound system, Drink, Store, Do’s craft nights, pastel-hued glamour at Lina Shops, art-deco design on the GNH … However within the age of gentrification, when trad pubs are closing down, it’s refreshing to return throughout a thriving no-frills boozer. The King Charles I is small, convivial and determinedly untrendy. There’s no meals (except you rely crisps) and music comes courtesy of the jukebox within the nook or occasional stay bands. Come right here for £3.90 pints (4 ales, three lagers on faucet) and a style of King’s Cross earlier than it grew to become one in every of Europe’s largest regeneration initiatives.• 55-57 Northdown Avenue, King’s CrossIsabel Choat
Bierochs Bierkeller, Vienna
About 15 minutes’ stroll south from the Hauptbahnhof, Bierochs Bierkeller, on the nook of Raaber-Bahn-Gasse and Planetengasse, has a barrel-shaped door and is in a type of ornate buildings that seem like one of many metropolis’s well-known truffles. Enjoyable, cave-like, cosy and a locals’ favorite, it does nice toasted rye sandwiches and serves dozens of forms of beer from world wide.• Raaber-Bahn-Gasse 12, 1100, on FacebookChristopher Brennan
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