Welcome to our photo series Eater Scenes, where Eater Vegas photographer Chelsea McManus visits some of the city's great restaurants and bars to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, Shanghai Nights, the Tuesday night happy hour at Mandarin Bar at the Mandarin Oriental.[Photos: Chelsea McManus]
For this very special Cocktail Week edition of Eater Scenes, Chelsea McManus fixes her lens on Shanghai Nights, Mandarin Bar's Tuesday night event at the Mandarin Oriental. During the happy hour last Tuesday night, the bar was packed with revelers taking in the decadence of 1930s Shanghai. The night, which recalls the days when Shanghai was the Vegas of Asia, features Asian dishes, cocktails and atmosphere mirroring an Asian-style speakeasy. Oriental lanterns, dramatic red lighting, intimate seating and other elaborate touches take over the space once a week while the Shaun DeGraff Trio entertains. Check out the scene in the photos below.