The Sayers Club celebrated its grand opening at SLS on Thursday with a performance by overnight Swedish pop star Tove Lo, known for the hooky degenerate anthem “Habits (Stay High).” Here’s our takeaway from the popular LA joint’s new Vegas iteration:
1. Sayers takes a lot of cues from its West Coast predecessor—from the rustic, speakeasy-style bar with industrial brick backdrop, to hanging chandeliers and sensual, dim lighting.
2. Drink prices are steep—but don’t count Sayers out just yet. The cocktails will set you back $18 a pop (Bud Light is $10), but you’ll only need one or two to get you going, making it a great spot for an indulgent nightcap. We recommend the Old Fashioned (Bulleit Rye Whiskey, angostura, bitters, lemon and orange oils) and the Rico Siempre (Avion Tequila, hand crushed limes, organic muscovado sugar syrup and Fentiman’s Ginger Beer).
3. The LA version is heralded as a live music venue, equipped with clubby provisions like tables and bottle service, and Vegas’ version fits in comfortably with forerunners like Hyde Bellagio and Savile Row. Those who want to experience an intimate live show in a small, boutique-lounge at the opposite end of the Boulevard now have the perfect place.
4. Just like Sayers LA, there’s no dancefloor to speak of, but that didn’t stop Thursday’s crowd from getting down and dancing throughout Tove Lo’s five-song set.
5. Sayers’ sound system is top of the line, and Thursday night’s set showcased Tove Lo’s sheer, breathy vocals and her live band seamlessly. If Sayers continues to book rising stars, it might just be the best place to see them before they get big.