We choose to skip the strip club for a more chic atmosphere and found just what we were looking for in Clear Lounge at The Intercontinental Hotel. The bar is sleek and sophisticated in design, with the focal point being the bar made of tiered glass liquor shelves lined up against massive glass windows overlooking Water Street and the Marcus Center. While the drinks aren’t the cheapest, they are pretty tasty. My friend ordered a glass of champagne. I immediately cringed when I saw the bottle; it was bearing the infamous Ed Hardy label. Christian Audigier has his brand name all over everything from lighters to mouse pads; does he really need his own champagne? BUT, don’t judge a book by its cover, cause this stuff tasted gggoooddd. I ordered the Autumn cocktail, which tasted just like the season. This concoction consisted of tazo chai, ginger beer and vanilla Grey Goose vodka. Delicioso!
The real shinning star of Clear is their unique Chocolate Bar. A long table stands in the middle of the bar, adorned with an amazing array of chocolate delicacies. From chocolate truffles and bon bons, to cookies and rice crispy treats just waiting to take a dip in the chocolate fountain, this original edible display is a chocolate lovers dream and a dieters nightmare. Clear also has a nice small plates menu (Served till 11pm) if your craving a savory treat for your palate.
139 E Kilbourn Ave
Atmosphere: Chic, Trendy
Price: 5-25 bucks
Serving: Drinks, Desert and Small Plates