Gold-plated chandeliers, snowy faux-fur accents and photography by the likes of Steven Meisel and David LaChapelle. A step inside Caesars Palace’s Champagne bar Fizz is like a personal invitation to Elton John’s dinner party—and since he’s a partner in the venue, that’s precisely how it’s meant to feel. Fizz is ’70s glam at its most lavish, designed to bring out the inner rock star—or diva—in everyone.
Created by John and his partner David Furnish, the lounge is refined yet playful, showcasing artwork from their personal collection: portraits of Aretha Franklin, intimate shots of Liz Claiborne and skulls by David Bailey. General manager Jason Manley says every last detail, from the leopard-print bar to the ornate etchings on the walls, is overseen by the pair.
But Fizz isn’t just about disco-chic décor, avant-garde artwork and dazzling Champagne cocktails. It recently hosted the debut exhibit of photographer and Las Vegas native Jon Carmichael, a benefit for AFAN and the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. Also benefitting AFAN, the venue just launched Equality Sundays as a way to bring the LGBT community together with allies, colleagues and friends.
“It’s not your typical gay night,” says AFAN event marketing specialist Garrett Pattiani. With no go-go dancers or Top 40 in the mix—it’s geared toward down-tempo house and groove—Pattiani calls Equality Sundays a perfect inclusive meeting space. “Fizz is doing a great job of supporting our community,” he says. “As the only gay night now on the Strip, it says a lot that they’re willing to do that.” Fizz at Caesars Palace, 702-776-3200; Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Sunday, noon-4 a.m.