Wash It All Down With
Sunrise Coffee, right near the airport, is a great spot to wake up and to play a card game or two at, just after the red-eye. And it doesn’t get more Vegas than Holley’s Cuppa, which is owned by an acrobat at The Wynn’s Le Reve. For tea, it’s hard to beat the sophisticated selections at the Mandarin Oriental’s Tea Lounge.
Tenaya Creek Brewery is the area’s foremost local brewery, while Freakin' Frog is known as Vegas’ first craft beer bar, with its vast selection of 1200 beers. Five50 at the Aria has a well-chosen draft and bottle selection that pairs perfectly with a pie, while Todd English P.U.B. features over 80 craft brews. Real hopheads won’t want to miss the Desert Hops Festival at The Cosmopolitan, which rolls into town on November 9 to highlight 150 beers from 25 countries.
Booze enthusiasts will enjoy the intimate two-hour mixology training course offered at the Monte Carlo, complete with tastings, of course. Just reading the menu at Herbs & Rye offers an education in the history of the American cocktail. Otherwise, trend-spotters will want to keep an eye on the beverage program at the Aria, which just imported molecular-expert Craig Shoetter from Chicago’s Aviary. Hakkasan, which at 80,000 sq. ft. boasts being Vegas’ largest nightclub, is the 'in' spot for bottle service. Peppermill, which has been featured in every Vegas flick from Showgirls to Casino, is a classic, while the Downtown Cocktail Room is the speakeasy du jour.