The Counting Room

A Private Cocktail Bar at The Vault Hotel 

Not just a bar.      

Escape to this hideout snuggled into the basement fortress of the Vault Hotel. The Counting Room is an exclusive venue with limited access and seating. But you don’t need a secret password to get in… you just need to be a hotel guest.

This is classic luxury with innovative twists. Skillfully restored 1800’s era furniture is embraced by intimate sitting rooms featuring old-world craftsmanship. A 150-year-old bank teller window is anchored into a wall. Low ceilings, vintage chandeliers and customized area lighting capture the moment. The vibe oozes cozy, private opulence.

Behind the bar, observe the moment through antique leaded glass mirrors mounted into vintage Victorian picture frames. At the bar, talented mixologists hand carve ice and carefully assemble inventive cocktails using fresh and vibrant fruits, spices, specialty mixers and only premium top-shelf liquors. Local craft beers are served at the ideal chill.

A signature feature is the bar itself. The bar surface is embedded with layers of coins for counting and reveling in. Handcrafted woods and period floor tiles surround you.

Hugged by spectacular libations and good company, you capture The Counting Room’s vibe. You are directly in the middle of downtown Houghton, but you are nestled into a private, lavish setting that you can claim as your very own.

You’ll walk right through a raw opening of 3-foot-thick sandstone block that surrounded the historic Houghton National Bank unseen basement vault. Yes, you are in a place where riches were hidden away with secrets long-forgotten.  

There’s nothing basic about this guest and members only, one-of-a-kind speakeasy. 

Enjoy your stay!




4pm – 11pm    
Monday - Saturday 

Closed Sundays   
Must be 21 to Enter


The Counting Room is a guest premium benefit at the Vault Hotel.  Reservations are not required during your stay. Our goal is to give you an exclusive and unique location in the hotel where you can enjoy hand-crafted drinks.