Paperwork and permitting may have delayed a highly anticipated New Year’s Eve debut, but a self-described “upscale 1920s experience” is back on track to bring dining, libations, and gambling to Lake Las Vegas.
Taking over the former home of Black Pepper Grill, Brooklyn’s, and Proof Tavern, The Speakeasy will fill the roomy, two-story 6,440-square-foot vacant space, located a short distance from the operator's own Mimi & Coco’s and Luna Rossa restaurants.
Set to be overseen by Joseph Serrano, general manager of another Montelago Village tenant, The Pub, the retro concept will occupy 3,366 square feet on the ground floor, adding 56 seats including booths, five gaming stations, and a bar embedded with 10 gaming machines.
Upstairs will provide access to east and west patio balconies, 27 additional dining seats and a cigar lounge stocked with retail cabinets.
Seeking permission from the City of Henderson to be open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight and closing at 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, The Speakeasy is promising a “classic food and beverage program,” and on the weekends, customers will be able to dine to the accompaniment of a baby grand piano.