Hemingway Bar

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The legendary oak-paneled bar at the Ritz Paris is named after Ernest Hemingway, but it was also a favorite haunt of F. Scott Fitzgerald (who published “A Diamond as big as the Ritz” in 1922). The hotel reopened after a lengthy renovation in 2016, but the iconic bar remains virtually unchanged from how it was when it opened in 1987. Tip: The no-reservations bar can be hard to get into. Arrive right when the doors open at 6:00 p.m. for the best chance of securing one of the tiny bar's highly coveted seats.

Written by Mara Hoberman

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