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Craft Cocktails or Mixology Cocktails

What would be a good place or two to try some interesting fresh ingredients craft cocktails or even molecular mixology

something interesting or good - on the strip - if it is near the aria that would be great, but not Madarian Bar

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  1. I enjoyed the cocktails at Sage (right in Aria) and also at Comme Ca at the Cosmopolitan.

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    Comme Ca
    3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    1. the "milan to manhattan" at sage is excellent.

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      1. re: raider

        going to have the wedding reception @ Sage the day after so was thinking about another alternative, but you never know, maybe too much Sage is a good thing :)

        1. re: raider

          http://www.arialasvegas.com/files/din...

          $14 cocktails.

          Bar Moderno in Aria appears to be a cocktail bar whereas Sage sounds like a restaurant with a lounge area.

        2. The bar at American Fish is a really attractive setting, but I would check the cocktail menu on line. The bar at Mix in the Hotel at Mandalay Bay is also a very fun room. ...
          But some of the best cocktails I've had recently have been at the Chandelier Bar in the new Cosmo. Great venue, different cocktails on every level; the manager, Marina, is a really good mixologist. Excellent service as well.

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          American Fish
          3730 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89115

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          1. re: lvnvflyer

            chandelier sounds perfect and we will be in the Cosmo already because we will be at Jaleo first

            Rhumbar also looks good (as i love rum drinks) but we have a trader vics here so i can get those anytime

            so far chandelier is in the lead !

            1. We enjoyed the excellent cocktails at Rhumbar at the Mirage - they have a very nice outdoor patio, well shaded, with super comfy seating, good house music and well screened from the traffic on LVBlvd. There is a smaller indoor space all done in cool white, but I highly recommend the outdoor patio.
              I enjoyed the chipotle pineapple maragarita very much, as well as another drink made with fresh raspberries and blueberries. They used fresh fruit and herbs in all the drinks that we ordered.
              The drinks menu is online at http://www.rhumbarlv.com/

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              1. re: MrsCris

                $12-$14 for cocktails at Rhumbar. But in mid-March we'd have to be indoors, right?

                1. re: Food Tourist

                  Just noticed your post - Rhumbar has heaters outside. But I'm Canadian, so the weather in mid-March to me feels like summer. Still, I think it's very comfortable with the heaters, and I just really enjoy the vibe there. I've had great service too.

                  1. re: MrsCris

                    Thanks MrsCris. I agree, anything would be better than Toronto winter and heaters will help tremendously!

                    1. re: MrsCris

                      Probably too late but if you were here last weekend you probably didn't want to be on the patio at night in Vegas...lol, Canadian or not. We were far colder than many of our neighbors to the north and east - with wind and rain as well. Personally, I'll way until May to sit outside:-)

                      Going back to an earlier post, are there any specialty cocktails at the Chandelier bar anyone recommends? Taking my son there this weekend on his request....

                      1. re: janetofreno

                        It wasn't that cold, actually. We were walking around at 11 pm Saturday watching the Mirage volcano outdoors and it was fine out. I wish we had stopped at Rhumbar for a drink, too! Believe it or not, we never did have a drink at Chandelier nor Vesper in our own hotel.

                2. Any new recs for real cocktails mid-Strip with fresh ingredients and bartenders who infuse, craft and mix with panache? Bonus points for spectacular view or phenomenal decor.

                  How are Vesper at Cosmopolitan, Bar Moderno at Aria, or Savile Row at Luxor compared to above recs?

                  This is for a group of late 30-something women.

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                  1. re: Food Tourist

                    I would definitely recommend Mandarin Bar at the Mandarin Oriental. Spectacular view and unique cocktails. Vesper at Cosmo is a solid choice for cocktails but the view would leave something to be desired.

                    1. re: Wabash70

                      Thanks! I imagine Mandarin will be expensive, but I guess you pay for a good view!

                      Here are the prices (is this average for high end Las Vegas?)

                      http://www.mandarinoriental.com/lasve...

                      1. re: Food Tourist

                        It's near the higher end but if you're looking for craft cocktails with fresh ingredients you're going to pay more. If you figure you're average top shelf cocktail from a casino bar will run you $8-$10 you're going to be paying quite a bit for someone with a degree mixing your drink.