The Sapphire Hotel

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Portland

The Sapphire Hotel is a sexy cocktail lounge that serves American fare until midnight and has retained the warm, den-like atmosphere of its former turn-of-the-century hotel lobby. While the caramelized brussel sprouts, steamed mussels, sweet butternut squash enchiladas, and thick, herbed tomato aioli-topped burger all sound sinfully good, the real draw here is the clever craft cocktails. Pay homage to the days when you could rent rooms by the hour and take a chance on the Floozie made with pear vodka, Benedictine, Torani Amers, honey, lemon, and Aphrodite bitters, or the Retrosex made with gin, St. Germain, basil, and reduced grapefruit. Can’t choose? Go for Dealer’s Choice and the bartender will make you something special.