Town Square Mall,
6593 Las Vegas Blvd., South
With a name like this, you thrive or die based on the quality and popularity of your product. And Blue Martini thrives. It offers more than 25 of the most creative shaken, not stirred tumblers of liquid pleasure with equally clever names such as the Caramel Swirl, the Skinny Bitch, the Fly Me to the Moon, and the 007. Just a quick cab ride south of the lower end of the Strip, this relative newcomer to Las Vegas is the hottest new venue for packs of single girls and guys, cougars, “night-out-with-the-girls” soccer moms and nightclub promoters. The Las Vegas location carries well the reputation from its sister venues in Palm Beach, Miami, Naples, Orlando, Tamps, and Phoenix. A solid tapas menu and live entertainment round out this drinking destination.
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
With over ten premium vodkas in the freezer, this piano and caviar lounge uses nothing but the best in every martini they make. There’s the old standard, served with your choice of liquors (a real high roller will go for Christiania). A full menu of specialty martinis, including a top-of-the-line lemon drop made with Citron Ketel One, are one hundred percent made to order. Even the sour is fresh squeezed. Club chairs with carved tables and a pianist tickling the ivories 12 hours a day make it one of the Strip’s best spots for a business negotiation or a romantic rendezvous. Top off the evening with a chocolate martini.