Looks like Commonwealth is about halfway through its construction on Fremont Street in Downtown Vegas. The 6,000-square-foot cocktail bar planned to open in August, but now looks at a November opening.
The two-story bar finds inspiration from a pre-Prohibition era design and libations with a backroom speakeasy. On the roof, a separate 2,000-square-foot bar with live music.
Inside, expect to find a bar with incandescent light and walls made of dark wood and exposed bricks. Sit in one of the booths tucked away in alcoves for intimate conversations or saddle up to a communal 20-foot-long bar. Watching over the bar, a stuffed albino peacock, Commonwealth's mascot.
Some of the Prohibition cocktails include the Cape Cod on Common with Grey Goose Cherry Noir and house-made cranberry "solution," and then garnished with proprietary ice stick; and the Horny Tailgater, a Wild Turkey Rye whiskey sour made with barbecue-flavored bitters, topped with Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer and served in a glass rimmed with peach and mesquite-flavored salt and garnished with beef jerky. Specialty shots will include the General Lee, made with American Honey and Firefly tea vodka and served with a lemon; and the Smoke and Sinned, a mix of Vida Mezcal, Patron XO Chocolate and Toschi Wild Strawberry liqueur.
The rooftop bar will feature a separate cocktail menu that includes East of Fremont's, made with Bombay Sapphire East gin, cucumber-flavored soda and fresh spices; and Exotic Feelings, made with Absolut Vanilla vodka, TyKu Coconut Nigori sake, fresh mint, lime and Fever Tree ginger beer.
Francesco Lafranconi, a mixologist at Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, created the cocktail list.
When it opens, expect to find the doors unlocked Mondays through Fridays from 5 p.m. to close and noon to close on Saturdays and Sundays.
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