Two lounges plan to reopen at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to bring back a somewhat tamer version of the nightlife experience.
While Marquee already reopened its pool as a adults-only experience without the big-name deejays, the nightclub also plans to open the BoomBox room at night right off the pool deck. On Friday and Saturday nights, the 22,000-square-foot terrace transforms into an outdoor lounge with a live deejay. No swimming at night though.
Marquee Pool at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is open to those 21 years or older with reservations from 11 a.m. to sunset Friday through Sunday, and from 9 p.m. until late Friday and Saturday. For reservations, head online.
Andy Masi’s Clique Hospitality along with partners Ryan Labbe and Jason Craig has reopened The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with a barbershop at the front and a speakeasy discovered through the janitor’s door at the rear. The venue operates at a reduced capacity, with tables set up according to social distancing standards.
Other protocols include the frequent and timed sanitization of contact surfaces of the entire venue, as well as hand washing, glove and mask wearing and changing. Temperature and wellness checks for every employee are mandatory before each shift. Updated protocols also include providing disposable and digital menus with a QR code to be viewed on phones.
The venue requires a reservation for all guests requesting a table and an appointment for all grooming services. Reservations and appointments are available by calling the venue directly or booking online. The barbershop is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the saloon is open Thursday through Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Pool parties and nightclubs were two of the first venues to close when the coronavirus pandemic started in Nevada in March. And while the Nevada Gaming Control Board says neither can return in their former form quite yet, that hasn’t stopped resorts on the Las Vegas Strip from bringing toned down versions of the pool party and nightclubs back.
Gov. Steve Sisolak closed casinos on March 17 to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Nevada Gaming Control Board issued guidelines to resorts to reopen that include maintaining 50 percent capacity, masks on staff, cleaning protocols, and social distancing throughout the casino. Casinos were permitted to reopen across the state on June 4.