If I ask you to meet me for a cocktail at Red Rock Resort, you might assume we’ll get together at the shimmering Lucky Bar in the casino’s center, or perhaps take in the grandeur under the Swarovski chandelier in the Lobby Bar.
There are lots of lovely options, but this time we’ll drink at the Onyx Bar, located just up those lobby staircases across from the regal T-bones Chophouse. Why? Because Red Rock just revamped Onyx into the ultimate whiskey and cigar experience.
We’ll eyeball that 10-person VIP room for a future event while exploring the bar’s selection of one-of-a-kind barrel-aged whiskeys and vast menu of bourbon, rye and single-malt scotch, including some hard-to-find varieties from Canada, France, Japan and Taiwan. You’ll probably experiment with Onyx’s new signature cocktails, like a classic Blood & Sand with Johnnie Walker Black or the funky Carnivale with cachaça, aperol and fresh lemon sour. I might try a whiskey flight, in search of the perfect pairing for a Padron Family Reserve Maduro. We’re going to be here a while.
Red Rock Resort is known for its multitude of available experiences, but this one is as refined as it gets. Onyx Bar at Red Rock Resort, 702-797-7517. Sunday-Thursday 4 p.m.-midnight, Friday & Saturday 4 p.m.-2 a.m.