Saturday 02 June, 2012

The Bourbon Bar: A Quick and Dirty First Look

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Just wanted to get up a quick blog on the new Bourbon Bar at the Venetian Las Vegas, which opened last night with a fun party. Inspired by the Rock of Ages musical that is coming to the Venetian this winter, the Bourbon Bar replaces the formerly fusty La Scena lounge with an 80’s themed […]




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Just wanted to get up a quick blog on the new Bourbon Bar at the Venetian Las Vegas, which opened last night with a fun party. Inspired by the Rock of Ages musical that is coming to the Venetian this winter, the Bourbon Bar replaces the formerly fusty La Scena lounge with an 80's themed fun pit. Servers, dressed in rocker chick spandex and metalhead sleeveless jean jackets, also give headbanging performances every so often.

As the name would "indicate" lol, Bourbon Bar has a serious Kentucky/Tennessee whiskey program, taking up most of the premium back bar shelf space. There are at least two special blends made for the bar, a menu of select Manhattan variations, shots, boilermakers (renamed Boilerrockers)... as well as Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers (hey its supposed to be the 80s right... ugh dont remind me).

Pictured is the Perfect Date, essentially a "perfect" manhattan (sweet and dry vermouths) made with a barrel-aged date-infused bourbon. It lives up to the name.

The bar is part of a major aesthetic overhaul of the Venetian interior this year. I don't think the whole place is going to turn into Vince Neil's pleasure palace... but we'll see. lol. For now, enjoy the pix.


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