Best Place to Keep the Party Going

Lavo Brunch

A brunch that starts at 2 p.m. almost sounds like it should be dinner instead, but considering that most of the Lavo Brunch revelers just rolled out of bed at around 1, it doesn’t really matter. Tao Group’s recently launched midday party—complete with confetti cannons, stilt-walkers, Nebuchadnezzars of champagne and a really fantastic eggs Benedict—is as much a place to refuel after a particularly raucous Friday night as it is to get the party started before a big Saturday night out. Banging beats get the diners up out of their seats and standing on them—or any other stable surface that isn’t covered with food. Bottle service is de rigueur, so chef Marc Marrone’s menu is stacked with dishes, such as the breakfast pizza, Milanese omelet and almond-crusted French toast, to ensure that day-drinkers consume other necessary calories and nutrients besides those from the wine group.

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The Downtown Cocktail Room’s doors are impossibly un-door-ish. You walk up from the intersection of Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, happy to join the buzzing downtown camaraderie—the urban revolution taking hold of Las Vegas—and you’re faced with walls of one-way glass and no apparent door handle. For the uninitiated, it makes for an awkward moment. Had this happened to me, and I’m not confirming that it did, the larger metaphor wouldn’t have been lost: Maybe everyone doesn’t fit in here.