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Dig It! Classic Jewel Sets a Hepcat Date at the Juhl

Your under-the-radar, downtown martini lounge is almost here.

Classic Jewel
Classic Jewel
Bradley Martin

Next month you'll be able to "celebrate the birth of the Cocktail Hour" in a retro-themed lounge, inside a thoroughly modern high rise. Jerome Harry will debut his Classic Jewel concept at noon on Friday, May 1, according to a countdown clock on the 1950s-inspired martini lounge's new website.

As Eater Vegas has been reporting since last October, the 1,052-square-foot lounge sits on the ground floor of the Juhl, joining soon-to-arrive tenants Le Phõ from District One Kitchen & Bar executive chef Khai Vu and Greens & Proteins Healthy Kitchen.

Designed by locals, for locals, Classic Jewel was proposed as a classic car themed tavern with cocktails named after 1950s cars and entertainers. The look will be vintage, as will the soundtrack, either played by a DJ or live acts they expect to perform two days per week. Live entertainment is an important part of the vibe. When such events are scheduled, they estimate a maximum $10 cover charge would be in place.

With room for about 31 guests inside, early plans called for 12 more seats outside on Bonneville Avenue. Six people can sit at their bar and small tables and circular seating fill up the interior. They aim to be open seven days a week, from 4 p.m to midnight and until 2 a.m.

The enthusiastic Classic Jewel team, who also reside in the building, are already thinking of ways to engage with their neighbors, including wine tasting events, early evening networking and happy hour deals.

The Juhl

, Las Vegas, NV

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