Double the East Coast charm
By Kiko Miyasato
Bartender Annmarie Dolce (“just call me ‘Dolce’”) and Public House Las Vegas at the Luxor are both Philadelphia-born and -raised. “I was really, really excited when I found out that a Public House was opening on the West Coast,” she said. Just like Public House, Dolce is new to Las Vegas, but she’s no stranger to the west.
She moved from her hometown to Hollywood about five years ago to attend fashion school, where she graduated with a double degree in product development and in business management. “My main passion is fashion and trend forecasting … all the way from concept to consumer, and global trends and how it affects the economy.” Lucky for Dolce, she can stay up on worldwide fashion by working in a place where people from all around the world visit. “Every single person I come in contact with at this bar, every nationality, ethnicity, everyone has a different fashion (style). It’s really interesting.”
Dolce plans to further her fashion career, but for now she’s loving her job. “When you walk into Public House and sit down, you’re going to feel like you’re at an upscale sports bar in your hometown. You immediately feel comfortable. Have a drink, watch a game, have upscale bar food … and it’s not going to break the bank. And, you can come and see me behind the bar. (The) bartenders always entertain; we definitely have fun.”
Tip: If you want to charm Dolce, just ask her about her Pomeranian puppy Bruna-Ann. “Oh my God, she’s my everything.”
With 11 signature cocktails on the Public House Las Vegas menu, it isn’t just regular sports-bar beverages here. One of their more popular specialty sips is the Sin City Sunrise, mixed with Stoli Razberi, Red Bull, orange juice and grenadine, garnished with a cherry and an orange slice. Like your sports with beer? There is a sizable selection of drafts, crafts and bottles. Celebrating a touchdown, three-pointer or goal? Dom Pérignon is also on the menu.