Thinking about the volume at Vanguard, crystals at Cosmo and more
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 (1:35 p.m.)
Photo: Mikey McNulty
Down a notch I’m loving Vanguard’s cocktail menu, minimalist vibe and impromptu dance parties. Not so hot: The up-to-11 music volume. How about free earplugs with your first drink? — Sarah Feldberg, editor
Feeling punchy Quick note to the ass at In-N-Out: Last time I checked, those infrared towel dispensers in the bathrooms do not work better when punched. — Ken Miller, associate editor
Tourist take My mom on Cosmo: “I don’t get it. It looks like they just threw crystals wherever they could. It’s like they had too many of them, so they said, ‘Let’s make them into a bar.’” — Rick Lax, staff writer
Busted brackets VCU, Richmond and Florida State still left in the Southwest Region? Man, if UNLV coulda snuck by Kansas, Rebel fans would be Final Four dreaming. Of course, that would have also required not getting flattened by Illinois ... — Spencer Patterson, managing editor
Have some sax Expect to hear some sweet jazz at the Judy Bayley Theatre on March 27 when saxophonist Bob Sheppard performs with UNLV Jazz Ensemble I and UNLV jazz faculty. Tickets are $10 for the 2 p.m. performance. Call 895-2787. — Kristen Peterson, staff writer
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.