It isn’t really like any other bar on the Las Vegas Strip, and that’s precisely why you’ll fall for it.
Located near Joe’s Stone Crab in the limits of the Online forum Shops at Caesars sits the Otheroom, an unassuming and poorly lit bar that cannot help but stimulate your interest. The brand name known for its following amongst craft beer and wine lovers at its New York City and LA places, blends things up at its new Vegas area, venturing into craft mixed drinks and fun finger-foods like maple bacon tater tots and a shortrib grilled cheese.
With brick and metal finishes and expressive, moody lighting fixtures, the vibe is metropolitan yet sophisticated, funky yet refined. It might quickly be a sis bar to Downtown’s Velveteen Bunny, or a modern cousin to the off-Strip Herbs & & Rye. Whether you’re simply going to Vegas or are a true regional, the cheeky mixed drink menu– developed by mixologist Andrew Pollard– is well worth the journey.
Fans of the Asian citrus yuzu will enjoy the sweet-and-sour Cosmo Is Dead, including Brooklyn Gin, lemon, house blueberry grenadine and sparkling wine. And the Brazilian Wax (Avuá Prata CachaÇa, Tanteo jalapeño tequila, lime, pineapple, basil and passionfruit) is as smooth as its name recommends.
Developed with mindset in mind, Otheroom bucks the predictability of the Strip, taking visitors from their convenience zone to find something new and appealing. The In Through the Out Door, for example, is a take on a Paloma, but swaps tequila for Sotol Por Siempre. Otheroom’s version of a mule– Smokey & & The Bandit– utilizes bourbon, smoked peach alcohol, lemon, angostura and ginger beer for a smoky brand-new spin.
You’ll find some great suds on tap, like the Dogfish Flesh & & Blood IPA or the regional Huge Dog’s Las Vegas Lager, however there are a lot more appealing alternatives down menu: premium flights of Macallan 12, 15 and 18-year varietals, and Japanese whiskies like Kakuri Nikka Coffey Grain, Hibiki Harmony and Hibiki 17 Year. With a grand-opening event occurring all weekend long, you’ll have every excuse to drink and consume your way through the menu. The Otheroom at the Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-836-2096; daily 11 a.m. to midnight.