Skyfall’s Bar Program Has Death & Co. Ties (And An Unexpected Las Vegas Connection)

Crafting the Skyfall bar program are Alex Day, Devon Tarby and David Kaplan.

Crafting the Skyfall bar program are Alex Day, Devon Tarby and David Kaplan.

Skyfall Lounge will put the former Mix space to good use when it opens October 1. Adjacent to Rivea by Alain Ducasse, the new cocktail bar and restaurant duo atop the Delano will celebrate their co-grand opening at a private party on October 15.

Breathing life into the cocktail program at Skyfall are Alex Day, Devon Tarby and David Kaplan, a renowned bar team who, as the bicoastal Proprietors LLC, can count New York City’s Death & Co, Nitecap and One Fifty One, and L.A.’s Honeycut, The Normandie Club and The Walker Inn among their current list of venues.

Of the Proprietors we are told we can expect a cocktail program “rooted in classic structure, but reinterpreted using contemporary techniques and unexpected flavor profiles.” The menu will guide you to drink styles that suit your current mood—or perhaps the mood you’d prefer. The Golden Hour cocktails, for example, were inspired by twilight. Under the header “Effervescent,” find sparkling wine and cider. Martini Education showcases multiple interpretations of the classic.

The name is Fall. Skyfall.

“The name is Fall. Skyfall.”

Behind the bar, syrups are made in house, ice comes in a variety of sizes and shapes, and cocktails are flash carbonated to order. In the lounge, guests can opt for Old-Fashioned Service—that is, bottle service of aged spirits (rye, bourbon, Scotch, Cognac, rum, etc.) arrive accompanied by sugar, bitters, fruit, rocks and glasses. Standard bottle service, too, will be complemented by nontraditional mixers, such as fresh lemon juice sweetened with honey, or seltzer with fresh lime and mint syrup.

More than merely boasting one of the best Strip views in the city, Skyfall has another Las Vegas connection. The Proprietors’ Kaplan worked at Rain in the Palms from 2004 to 2005. After that, he moved to New York City to open the now-revered Death & Company on New Year’s Eve 2006, making this opening a little less “Welcome” and a little more “Welcome back.”

Skyfall Lounge in the Delano, open beginning Oct. 1 from 5 p.m.-midnight Sun-Thu, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri-Sat, 702-632-7888,