Three new lounges, one on the Strip and two others Downtown, offer new ways to imbibe, while a nightclub at the Palms adds a dome to keep the pool party going all winter long.
At the Strat, Remix Lounge on the main casino floor serves live music with bands performing ’80s and ’90s favorites every weekend to go with those cocktails. New drinks include the Epic Jack, made with Jack Daniels, amaretto, and apple juice, topped with ginger beer; Golden Hour, made with Bacardi, blue Curacao, pineapple juice, and lemon juice; and Jumping Empress, made with Empress gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Bands play every Friday and Saturday night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and a dance floor offers space to moonwalk or do the cabbage patch.
Thunder Bar at the Excalibur inside the Thunderland Showroom gives fans of the male revue Thunder from Down Under a place to party before or after the show. A live deejay, wines, beers, spirits, and specialty cocktails arrive every Sunday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to midnight and until 1:20 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Garagiste opened in the Arts District. Named after the nonconformist micro-wineries that operate in the Bordeaux region of France, Garagiste fills 2,157 square feet, adding 16 seats at the bar and 40 more throughout the lounge. The space features a private wine room and outdoor seating on Casino Center Boulevard.
Kaos, the nightclub at the Palms, debuted its dome enclosure for Halloween. The structure, dubbed the largest climate-controlled, fully enclosed domed structure in Las Vegas, spans 70 feet over the pool area, giving access 33,000 square feet on the pool’s west side, including 15 private cabanas. Kaos closed Sept. 15 in order to install the dome, which plans to stay open through March.