Downtown Cocktail Room, Las Vegas
Las Vegas , Nevada
Tel: 702 880 3696
Concierge.com's insider take:
In an era when even airport bars have a signature cocktail, it's reassuring to know that the true art of mixology hasn't been lost. The Downtown Cocktail Room, a dimly lit joint with a hidden entrance well off the Strip, is a haunt for local artist types that nonetheless takes its drinks seriously. As your bartender playfully squabbles with the cocktail waitresses, he's running obscure ingredients through his head to make your drink. When we visited, we gave George the bartender a test: Make a gin-based cocktail that would convert an avid anti-gin type in our group. He passed with a fresh and fragrant cucumber-tinted concoction. We also recommend his Le CHAIse Sipper—a cocktail of Ketel One, elderflower liqueur, ruby red chai tea, cherry juice, and agave nectar. Served in a cognac snifter, the drink is as much about smell—a piece of sage and a cinnamon stick floated on top—as it is about taste.
Open Mondays through Fridays from 4 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 7 pm.