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Hide Out in an Upscale, 1920s Speakeasy Coming to Lake Las Vegas Soon

Libations and gambling find a home in the Henderson community

The exterior of the former Proof Tavern at Lake Las Vegas, soon to be turned into The Speakeasy.
Proof Tavern
Proof Tavern/Amelinda B Lee

No word if you’ll need a secret word or phrase to gain entry to its private room, but Henderson’s first modern speakeasy has plans to debut an upscale 1920s experience at Lake Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.

Newly filed paperwork reveals The Speakeasy will move into two-story, 6,440-square-foot space, formerly home to the Black Pepper Grill, Brooklyn’s, and previous tenant Proof Tavern, shuttered since earlier this year.

Overseen by Joseph Serrano, general manager of The Pub located a few steps away at Montelago Village, the new operators are also behind fellow Village restaurants Mimi & Coco’s and Luna Rossa.

The Speakeasy hopes to take over Proof’s legacy gaming license for 15 gaming machines and create an upstairs cigar lounge, with access to two outdoor patios and its own bar.

Promising a “classic food and beverage program,” future opening hours are planned for 11 a.m. to midnight daily, closing at 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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MonteLago Village

30 Strada Di Villaggio, Henderson, NV 89011 (702) 960-0711

Proof Tavern

30 Strada Di Villaggio, Henderson, NV 89011 (702) 568-1622

Black Pepper Grill

10 Via Brianza, Henderson, NV 89011 (702) 567-9950