Las Vegas loves its hidden hideaways, and the secret Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den at Resorts World brings just that. The bar at Famous Foods Street Eats, the food hall with 16 stalls spanning Filipino favorites to hot chicken sandwiches from Marcus Samuelsson, sits inside a retail store with a secret entrance and no signs.
First, look for Ms. Meow’s Mamak Stall, a small retail store filled with Asian snacks, games, and drinks typically found in Mamak stalls in Singapore and Malaysia. Behind a shelf lined with lucky cat sculptures sits the entrance to Here Kitty Kitty. No secret word or code is needed to push through the door to enter.
Inside, the intimate 800-square-foot space features a bar with a library of glowing liquor bottles and a lounge area that mixes traditional Chinese, industrial, and modern design elements. Metal cocktail tables are paired with hand-painted Chinese ottomans while the walls are adorned with neon tigers, a tiger mural, a traditional Chinese children’s poem written in Mandarin, and worn Chinese advertisements.
“With Here Kitty Kitty, our goal was to create an exclusive cocktail bar that serves as a respite where guests can pause and plan out their evening, or stay and imbibe with Mrs. Meow,” says Vincent Celano, founder and CEO of New York-based Celano Design Studio, which created the look of the space. “We layered design features like an industrial bar, wooden rafters, and brick walls with cultural Chinese elements to create a rich atmosphere with eclectic and authentic touches.”
Cocktails here include the Mezcal Meow, a Hurricane, and a Mai Tai among the drinks that range from $18 to $20. A Pink Kitty features Roku gin and white peach with sparkling white peach sake, a Mix & Matcha uses Haku vodka with coconut lemongrass Nigori sake and matcha syrup, and the Berry Talkes combines Belvedere blackberry lemongrass with Oolong tea. Sakes come in cans up to large-format bottles.
Bar snacks include a pu-pu platter, deviled eggs, poke chips, Vietnamese caramel braised pork riblets, and an oyster shooter flight.
Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den, Resorts World, 3000 Las Vegas Boulevard. Opens at 4 p.m. daily.