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Lax + Noir Bar, Las Vegas

3900 Las Vegas Boulevard S.
Las Vegas , Nevada
Tel: 702 262 5257's insider take:

At Luxor's Lax nightclub, it might take you 20 minutes to inch from the entrance to the back bar; but for Vegas weekenders thick crowds are precisely the draw. (It might also help that Christina Aguilera is a partner and has been known to drop in for cameo appearances, as have cast members from The Hills.) To rise above the fray, call ahead to the downstairs Noir Bar, a reservations-only adjunct accessible via elevator from the Lax entry foyer (702-262-4529). The long, brick-walled room feels like a members-only lounge, and the speakeasy vibe is enhanced by bartenders who have virtually every obscure ingredient at their disposal. Trustworthy friends recommended the Peanut Butter & Jelly Martini (with Hanger One raspberry vodka, Nocello walnut liqueur, Pallini Raspicello, peanut butter, rock candy syrup, and raspberries, all served in a peanut butter–rimmed martini glass). Those friends are not trustworthy anymore, but the drink has a loyal following. Hey, you're in Vegas—there's no accounting for taste.

Open Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 pm to 4 am.

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