The shuttered, 13-year-old Seahorse Lounge space at Caesars Palace has been undergoing a very pricey renovation and revamp since July, but will return by the end of the month with a new look and concept.
Alto Bar will debut the evening of Friday, Oct. 28. Dialing back the lounge feel of its predecessor, Alto will become the largest bar at the resort, serving "premium versions of classic cocktails with a variety of bottle and draft beers and wines by the glass." Two cocktails, the Chivas Regal whisky highlighted "Crown of the Gods" and the Tanqueray gin-based "Ms. Molly" have already been created for the menu.
Still keeping the design under wraps, Alto will be "lined with several private booths equipped with personal televisions with audio." The bar space will sit in front of 15 televisions and the lounge kept 18 video poker machines on the bar top. Into the 6,200-square-foot footprint, Caesars also added a "private dining space where up to 30 guests can indulge in a curated experience or host meetings with a 70" television."
Although the origins of the name were not disclosed, translated from Italian to English, the name reveals itself as "High Bar." The Seahorse Lounge was previously elevated three steps above the casino floor helping its already favorable people-watching location. Paperwork filed back in July priced an estimated construction budget at $2.8 million for the makeover.
Next for the resort, a decision on the changes for the Cleopatra’s Barge nightclub and bar, formerly home to performer Matt Goss and his Gossy Room residency. And a recent trademark filing by Caesars World Inc. hints at the resort's next new arrival, the Stripside Café & Bar.