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The Dorsey Cocktail Lounge Confirmed for the Venetian

New York’s David Rabin and Sam Ross are behind the project

The Dorsey
The Dorsey

The Dorsey upscale cocktail lounge is officially headed to the Venetian, confirming the Eater Vegas reveal of the replacement for the shuttered Bourbon Room. Two high-profile New York nightlife names will be behind the "high-design" venture, allocated a $2.5 million budget just for construction costs.

The resort partnered with David Rabin to bring the sophisticated concept to the casino floor. His long resume is connected to a host of New York successes including LotusThe Lambs Club, The Skylark, JIMMY at the James and his most recent project, the celebrity hot-spot restaurant, Café Clover.

The Dorsey. Rendering: Venetian

In Las Vegas, The Dorsey is described as a "memorable cocktail spot for the worldly, curious and engaged," featuring an "old-school service pedigree" and an atmosphere that may inspire a "‘devil-may-care’ sense of possibility."

The themed Bourbon Room was synonymous with high-energy scheduled performances and high volume tributes to ’80s hair-metal bands, but in stark contrast, The Dorsey promises "quality and discretion, allowing guests to enjoy relaxed conversation over a modern classic cocktail in an upbeat atmosphere."

Setting the mood with the drinks will be Sam Ross, a "craft cocktail" pioneer and the force behind the "neo-speakeasy" style of Manhattan’s Milk & Honey and Attaboy and the bar program at David Myers' former Los Angeles restaurants Comme Ça and Sona.

Design details will be anchored by a gold-and-black palette and work continues on the 4,415-square-foot lounge aiming for a December debut.

Venetian Resort & Casino

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 414-1000 Visit Website

The Bourbon Room

3377 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 1-866-659-9643 Visit Website