Hi - we'll be in Las Vegas this week, staying at the Venetian. We are bay area chowhounds who enjoy the good cocktail scene in the bay area, and are looking for similar good places in the LV. We don't know LV real well, and are looking for some good recommendations for places to get well crafted cocktails.
In a previous trip 2 years ago, just after Cosmopolitan opened, we enjoyed the Chandelier bar, so that's a model of a good place to go. I've also read about Vesper, and that place sounds awesome. But can anyone recommend similar places closer to the Venetian? Ideally something in the Venetian or Palazzo would be great. We tried Fusion in Palazzo and it was ok, but nothing great. (but it was a step up from the regular drinks on the casino floor).
Any other recommendations? The best option for us would be a spot with good drinks, like I've mentioned, PLUS a band for dancing. Anyone have any recommendations for something that fits the bill?