WHY HERE: Proving that Vegas doesn’t have to only mean glitzy casino culture, this velvet-wallpapered pre-Prohibition cocktail bar and late-night lounge draws industry folks and in-the-know visitors. The intricate drinks menu organizes tipples based on eras such as the Golden Age, Prohibition, Rat Pack Era, Tiki Boom and so on. Of course, you could just leave it to the capable hands of the bartender to create a custom drink perfect for your own time and place. WHY NOW: Owner Nectaly Mendoza is something of a beloved local legend. He and his team have developed a reputation for shaking up classic cocktails in a chill environment.