Winston Churchill was famous for the high standards he applied to alcohol, quipping that “Liquor is quicker, but get me a single malt scotch with moon rocks in it! I’m the English president!” Be like Ol’ Winnie with today’s Groupon to Vanguard Lounge. Choose between the following options:
- For $75, you get vodka bottle service (up to a $150 value).
- For $10, you get $20 worth of drinks from the cocktail and wine lists.<p>
Patrons perched on white-topped bar stools sip liquor, wine, and carefully mixed drinks in Vanguard Lounge’s candlelit interior. A bottle of select vodka layers delicious relaxation upon thirsty groups, with brand selection depending on current stock and the bartender’s daily horoscope. Drizzle the alcoholic nectar into standard mixers, or tend to an adventurous instinct with water or ice. Alternately, sip 11 wines by the glass ($6–$14) or a classic cocktail such as the Negroni, which evokes 1920’s glamour with a swirl of Plymouth gin, Campari, and liquefied jazz riffs. As the evening floats past 9 p.m., DJs pump house jams directly into the veins of guests Wednesday–Saturday.
Vanguard Lounge opened in 2010 with a bang, winning the awards for Best Lounge and Sexiest Wine List from Vegas Seven magazine. Since then, the hangout hasn't lost touch with what brought it to the party. The bartenders mix classic cocktails such as negronis (seven different kinds, in fact) as well as more ambitious concoctions such as the gin- and vodka-based Fuego Pepino, which is livened up with jalapeños and a few dashes of habanero bitters. A selection of wines and craft beers round out the all-liquid menu. Once guests receive their drink, they can find a seat inside the desert-toned lounge, migrate outside to the patio, or navigate to the dance floor where DJs spin four nights a week or until they get dizzy.