Psst! Check out these Las Vegas hidden gems
09.02.2024 - 10:32
/ Bruno Mars
Las Vegas is home to countless raucous, wide-open public places that are hard to miss. But the city also has several more subdued, discreet spots. Some are hidden in plain sight, a few require a little bit of research and some may even require a password or a knowing nod and nuanced directions from a fellow guest or an employee to get to the right place.
Some of these hidden-away locations could actually become a vacation highlight. Here are a few worth checking out:
One of the newest inconspicuous spots on the Strip is The Vault, behind a gold-colored door near the Bellagio's casino cage. The chic cocktail club, open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. nightly, offers creations from distillers and vintners amid the work of artists from around the world, including Cuban painter Tomas Esson. Guests can enjoy eare spirits and imaginative plates while gazing at a variety of art under a chandelier with 80 faceted glass globes. There's a reservation link in @TheVault on Instagram or email [email protected].
Visitors to The Cabinet of Curiosities on the Horseshoe Las Vegas' lower level must first find the locksmith to enter the Safe Room, where they must solve one of two hidden puzzles to gain entrance to The Lock, an intimate speakeasy. Story-driven, Prohibition-era craft cocktails are served, but mixologists can also devise drinks that match guests' personality and mood. The Lock opens at 4 p.m. daily; reservations are not required but are highly recommended.
1923 Prohibition Bar at the Shoppes at Mandalay Bay (and coming soon to the Venetian) offers discretion and bourbon-centric cocktails. NOLA Nights and ghost stories add to the aura of a spot adjacent to the Minus5 Ice Experience.
The Count Room in Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse at the Flamingo. Photo Credit: Caesars Entertainment
The Count Room speakeasy, hidden in Bugsy & Meyer's Steakhouse at the Flamingo, offers full dinner and drink menus. There is live entertainment from 8 to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations are not required for The Count Room. But guests can make a reservation and add a note about their preference to visit the speakeasy.
In addition to Secret Pizza, which can be found down an unmarked, record-lined hallway on the third floor, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas houses a saloon behind the janitor's door of its men's grooming salon on the street level. The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails features live music nightly. Stars such as Bruno Mars. Anderson Paak, Zac Brown, Dave Matthews and Machine Gun Kelly have performed before surprised fans nestled in leather couches and lush chairs. Guests can book a salon appointment and VIP reservations. The Saloon opens at 8 p.m. Sundays to Wednesdays and 6 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays.