Chef David Walzog’s Lakeside Grill wasn’t the only thing to open up last month down by Wynn’s Lake of Dreams. Beyond the hotel’s registration desks, the gleaming, petite new North Show Terrace bar quietly began serving on Oct. 13, replacing the rolling banquet bar that had presided over the long, narrow balcony since the property opened. With 10 tables and comfortable rattan patio furniture, it’s the perfect place from which to take in the fantastical shows on the lake, which in winter begin at 7 p.m. and continue every half-hour until 1 a.m.
Two years in the works, the elegant little bar is the baby of Parasol general manager Stephanie Levinson, who populated the menu with seasonal creations by Wynn/Encore property mixologist Patricia Richards. Autumnal offerings include Richards’ Mayan Hot Chocolate—which contains real Valrhona chocolate, cinnamon, pasilla chili, Hennessy VSOP and Kahlúa—Spiced Apple Cooler and the Blue Cloud.
While the seemingly hidden bar—open from 10 a.m. to midnight daily—has always enjoyed good traffic despite the lack of marketing or promotion, guests now have outdoor digs worthy of a chilly session and a tot of Richards’ own hot buttered rum.