My new favorite Vegas lounge…
December 12th, 2009
Just one week young, City Center Las Vegas is open for business! Well, mostly. Crystals shopping complex is about 50 occupied with more stores “opening soon” and Aria Hotel/Casino opens next week BUT Vdara and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel are up and running.
I took a walk around the development last night and came across the Mandarin Bar
on the 23rd floor of the self named luxury hotel.
This hip and modern lounge is surrounded on three sides by glass and offers “fan”tastic (pun intended) views of the strip.
“A double height wall of liquor bottles is spectacularly backlit by the glittering Las Vegas Skyline. The interior offers a contrasting dark intimate mood with billowing fabric pane,s shimmering in the light. Discreet seating arrangements give guests privacy and comfort. Our bartenders are master mixologists and will create cocktails according to the flavor and sensation you are looking for.”
The appetizer menu of “Small Spoons” is small and light so don’t plan on dinner. The signature cocktail list is nicely crafted, yet not overly deep nor is their wine list. Prices are what you would expect for a hotel bar in a luxury hotel – figure an average of $20 per drink.
Being new, I need to cut them a bit of slack in regards to the level of service and drinks delivered. In regards to the ambiance, definitely worth the visit.
For other view worthy stops in the Sin City – visit Moon, Ghostbar, Mix or e-mail for more suggestions.
Posted: December 12th, 2009 under Las Vegas, Mixology.
Tags: City Center, Ghostbar, Mandarin Oriental, Moon
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