Sin City is home to a lot of restaurants and bars, but there are tons of hidden gems that the majority of Las Vegans aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's beverage players to share their recommendations for a random feature dubbed Cocktail Confidential. Know a bartender who wants to share some top cocktail spots? The tipline is open.
Michael Przydzial [Photo: Chelsea McManus]
Central Michel Richard's lead bartender Michael Przydzial got his first job as a bar porter at Gilley's inside Treasure Island in 2010. He eventually worked his way up to a bar apprentice in the casino's bars and restaurants, working with every venue in Treasure Island. He moved on to open Comme Ça in December 2010 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where he learned the art of spirits. Przydzial gained more information on beer as a bartender at Todd English P.U.B. inside of Crystals in 2011, before landing a full-time bartending position at Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace. Here he shares his favorite places to imbibe when he's not behind the bar.
Which bars or lounges do you turn to when you're not working?
High-Scores/The Players Club, Andre's at the Monte Carlo or Sage at Aria.
What cocktails are most memorable?
High Scores/The Players Club: The Prizz Fizz, which is Knob Creek single barrel, honey clove syrup, lemon juice, egg white and an absinthe rinse.
Andre's: The Foie Gras cocktail, which is vanilla simple syrup, honey, brandy, vodka and foie gras puree.
Sage: The Last Word, which is barrel aged Plymouth gin, green chartreuse, maraschino and fresh lime.
Why do you enjoy going there?
I love the diversity and the creativity in the cocktail menus. I also enjoy the staff, they have great bartenders at each location.
Would you like to include any other information?
Tivoli Village has a lot of really great restaurants that have progressive cocktail programs as does Commonwealth (Laundry Room) in Downtown Las Vegas.
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