Las Vegas is renowned for its high-end restaurants and bars, but a new establishment is targeting the crème de la crème of Sin City’s elite. The Vault, located within the Bellagio Resort & Casino, is a speakeasy-style cocktail bar with a focus on rare and vintage spirits, offering mixed drinks with an average price tag of $55, as reported by Eater Las Vegas.
Behind an inconspicuous door, just off the casino floor, lies the dimly lit lounge. The Vault caters to the city’s most discerning clientele, providing an upscale and luxurious experience. According to Craig Schoettler, MGM Resorts International’s executive director of beverage, the Vault’s menu surpasses the opulence of other MGM lounges.
Signature cocktails at the Vault include the Liberty’s Torch, served tableside with fragrant smoke trapped inside the glass, and the Rosé Romance, a $90 cocktail designed for two to share. However, the bar’s true distinction lies in its vintage and top-shelf offerings. The collection includes rare spirits like Bacardi from the 1960s, Rémy Martin Cognac from the 1930s, and Ricard vermouth from the 1960s, offering patrons a chance to savor “liquid history.” More recent options include O.F.C. bourbon, starting at about $8,000, and a $30,000 bottle of Highland Park 50 Year Old, which can be enjoyed in classic cocktails like Old Fashioned or Daiquiri, priced at approximately $135 each.
While the focus is clearly on spirits, the Vault offers a modest food menu to accompany its libations. The upscale bites range from gnocchi with eggplant and crème fraîche to chorizo-and-goat-cheese-stuffed olives and spiced peanuts. For those seeking a truly lavish experience, there are croissant-shaped fried potatoes with caviar and crème fraîche or elevated chips and dip featuring caviar, crème fraîche, lemon zest, and deviled eggs with potato chips and toast points. Whether you’re trying your luck at the casino or simply in search of an extraordinary spirits experience, the Vault is poised to become a top destination for aficionados of fine beverages in Las Vegas.