Delano Las Vegas offers a world-class escape from the clamor and pandemonium of the Strip, a calming refuge just a few steps away from a massive casino. But once you’ve taken those steps, you might as well be in another world, and that feeling is best epitomized by the experience at Franklin.
Delano’s take on a classic lobby bar is decorated in deep, rich tones of blue and gold and equipped with everything required for a relaxing, flirtatious evening: eclectic music, fine spirits and even a few appetizing snacks. In fact, its gentle, provocative vibe is outdone only by its incredible craft cocktails.
The Franklin executes cocktail classics with precision, from a flawless daiquiri with Bacardi 1909 Heritage rum (no, not the frozen stuff being slurped out on the Boulevard) to a slightly savory Paloma mixed with Siete Leguas Blanco tequila, fresh lime and basil. But the bar’s custom creations are worth more than a few sips, too. The signature libation is titled Comfortably Numb, built upon Delano’s exclusive Woodford Reserve double-oaked bourbon with coffee bean-infused carpano (a sweet Italian vermouth) and Giffard Vanille (a smooth vanilla liqueur from France). Velvety in its approach with upfront flavor, the Comfortably Numb is a drink developing a reputation for itself, one that aligns with the slightly secret fun going on at this discreetly wonderful bar. Franklin at Delano Las Vegas, 877-632-5400; Daily 10 a.m.-2 a.m.