A hotel bar is much like an airport -- both are exciting, bustling, cosmopolitan-feeling places with excellent people watching. Who is that lonely businessman nursing a drink at the bar? What convention brings these people to town? It's fun to make up stories about people, but then again, we're easily entertained. Because the dearth of cool, sexy hotel bars in Kansas City is lamentable, we're thankful for places like 12 Baltimore at the Hotel Phillips. Like the hotel, the bar is stylish and beautiful. Three large mirrors are a backdrop to three shelves of alcohol, and the place is dimly lit, making everyone look even more mysterious and intriguing.