Long-running Strip lounge introduces new highlights
The alluring ambience, the decadent décor, the cocktails and the music ... all these highlights converge at Lily Bar & Lounge at Bellagio. The lounge, a longtime staple of the resort, recently introduced new musical programming and a slew of delicious, handcrafted cocktails by Hakkasan Group’s lead mixologist, Tim Weigel.
To set the mood on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, the lounge presents Lily Live beginning at 10 p.m. The live music features many favorite local Las Vegas artists including Jeremy Cornwell and his eclectic mix of acoustic rock, funk, pop, R&B and everything in between, and Daniel Park, who can break out either his guitar or violin and create his own versions of popular tunes. Lily Live also welcomes bands including Harmon Eyes, STOKED! and Dino & The Sharps, who croon the bygone hits of stars like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
While chillaxing on the cushy seating of the many sofas spread throughout the intimate lounge, sip on one of 13 new, seasonal and classic-with-a-twist cocktails that incorporate extraordinary ingredients. Try the Some Like It Bitter with pink peppercorn-infused Belvedere vodka, Aperol, bergamot liqueur, jumani sake and Peychaud’s Bitters.
For a more tropical adventure, order the Steady as She Goes with Bacardi 8 rum, banana liqueur, pineapple, coconut, guava, lime and aromatic bitters. Pear lovers will love the Lucky For You, a blend of BarSol pisco, spiced pear liqueur, prickly pear, cane sugar and lime. The Cranberry Smash mixes Virginia Black whiskey, cranberry liqueur, cranberry shrub, lemon and mint, and the Blackberry Dreams is poured with The Botanist gin, crème de mûre, violet liqueur, pineapple, lime and muddled blueberries.
For something potent but with a sweet twist, try the Lily Blue with Absolut vodka, aloe vera liqueur, blueberry cane sugar, lime and sparkling wine or the Hibiscus margarita with Espolòn silver tequila, hibiscus, agave nectar, lime and hibiscus foam.
Bellagio, 5 p.m.-close daily. 702.693.8300