Popular culture would have you think that hotel bars were the preserve of Suntory-swilling actors, second-rate rappers and traveling salesmen who have recently removed their wedding rings. They might be but they are also some of the most accomplished nightspots in the city, which you'd expect as hotel bars were the first bars in town. They've come a long way since then and this past year has been yet another of cocktails, champagne and cigars. It's time for you to tell us which one you think is the best. The nominees are below and there's no better time than this holiday to go and take advantage of one of those happy hours that you're normally working through. Do it. And then vote, obviously. 

Last year the winners were:

Best Hotel Bar
Centro, Kerry Hotel Beijing

Xiu, Park Hyatt Beijing
Xian, East Beijing Hotel

This year the nominees are:
Paulaner Brauhaus, Kempinski Hotel
Atmosphere, China World Summit Wing
Xiu, Park Hyatt Beijing
Vivid, Conrad Beijing
Mesh, The Opposite House
Xian Bar, East Beijing Hotel
Yun Bar, The Peninsula Hotel
China Bar, Park Hyatt Beijing
Centro, Kerry Hotel Beijing

Will anyone beat perma-winners Centro? You decide! Vote now.

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