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Booze vs. books: Comparing Liquor Library to Henderson’s Paseo Verde Library

The Liquor Library is now open in McCarran’s baggage claim area.

McCarran Airport’s newest diversion is the Liquor Library, a liquor store in the baggage claim area. How does it stack up with a traditional library? Let’s see ...

    • What it is

      Liquor Library A liquor store where airline passengers can buy booze before beginning a wild Vegas weekend.

      Paseo Verde Library A place where visitors can hit the snack bar for coffee and a bagel before beginning a wild day of reading.

    • What's there

      Liquor Library 350 brands of beer, wine and liquor, plus packaged snacks, cups, ice and mixers.

      Paseo Verde Library Books, music, video games, movies ... Did we mention there’s a snack bar?

    • Dress code for employees

      Liquor Library Charcoal gray pencil skirts, white button-down shirts, black stockings and spectacles.

      Paseo Verde Library Er, not that.

    • What you'll see

      Liquor Library Employees climbing rolling, library-style ladders to retrieve your booze.

      Paseo Verde Library A guy reading.

    • Highlight

      Liquor Library We’re pretty partial to that $1,000 bottle of 25-year Macallan.

      Paseo Verde Library The view from the reading room.

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