1. Celebrity chef Scott Conant’s (Chopped) flagship DOCG Enoteca offers 35 Italian DOCG (highest ranking) and boutique wines by the glass as well as access to Scarpetta’s 2,500-plus bottles. Come as you are for wine, espresso, flatbreads, cheese and charcuterie served by chic, tatted-up servers till at least 2 a.m. ScottConant.com
2. Sip on a peaty Macallan 30 while getting fitted for a custom-made suit. Stitched men’s clothier (StitchedLifestyle.com) offers use of the Strip-facing scotch lounge, while you watch your wardrobe come to life in the exposed haberdashery. No dark backroom for your pants. Alternatively, not far away, STK Las Vegas offers fresh and original cocktails such as the Strawberry Cobbler, Green Intensity, BLVD and Tempest Storm. STKHouse.com.
3. At Jaleo, one of beverage director Lucas Paya’s several menus spotlights traditional Spanish drinks including sangria, Cava by the glass and in a 22-ounce porrón (Catalan decanting vessel), Cava punch bowls prepared tableside, clara (beer and lemonade), rebujito (sherry, bitter lemon soda and mint) and, of course, the Cuba Libre (aged rum, Coca-Cola, bitters and lemon peel). Jaleo.com.
4. When it opens on New Year’s Eve, Marquee’s Library Bar will follow a fresh ingredient program presenting classic cocktails under the influence of modern trends and innovations. We’re thinking your inaugural visit to the Library calls for something bookish in the glass: Try Tao Group beverage director Eddie Allen’s Highland Smash, with Glenmorangie scotch, maple syrup, mint, lemon juice and orange bitters. MarqueeLasVegas.com.
5. See for yourself what more than two million crystals can do for the 500-seat, three-story Chandelier Bar. GM and property mixologist Mariena Mercer has installed three menus: award-winning cocktails in varying styles by the Cosmo’s mixology Dream Team served downstairs; edible and smoking cocktails and tableside spiked sorbet at the mid-level’s molecular bar; and flirty, feminine cocktails featuring lavender, violet and rose syrups on the third level. CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.
6. At Bond bar, GM and property mixologist Kristen Schaefer presents a menu inspired by those ’80s cocktails you just love to hate, such as the apple martini, Tequila Sunrise and Kamikaze, now renamed and elevated with fresh purées, house-made products and premium spirits. CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.
7. Just off the lobby, the 24-hour Vesper Bar offers black-and-white movies, espresso and light fare in the a.m., and even a breakfast cocktail menu! Created by GM and property mixologist Andrew Pollard, the menu spans a glorious cocktail era, updating the fin-de-siècle Manhattan as well as the bar’s eponymous Bond drink, the 1953 Vesper, with an overall emphasis on the ’50s. CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.