The nice thing about Goretorium is that you have two bars – Bloody Mary's at the front to get a little liquid courage before stepping into Eli Roth's scary world and Baby Doll's Lounge on the other side, to help you cope with the unspeakable horrors you've just witnessed.
First, you've got Bloody Mary's, which will probably grab your attention from the entrance, either from the neon signs or the ghoulish characters just roaming around.
The bar's namesake character, a witty showgirl named Bloody Mary, calls out to the customers from a platform located above the bar – but keep in mind that a mere showgirl isn't horrifying enough for this place. So Mary is hooked to a series of strange “blood-pumping” tubes, through a contraption that keeps her locked in place because, well, this showgirl doesn't seem to have any legs!
The half-machine showgirl is actually a really convincing illusion and a nice preview of kind of production value you see in the main Goretorium attraction.
On the other end of the Goretorium attraction (or up a flight of stairs behind the Goretorium gift shop, if you're scared) lies Baby Dolls Lounge.
Though Bloody Mary's is a pretty basic bar - just kind of a spot to get you acclimated to the attraction - Baby Dolls is decidedly 60's-styled, with cocktail waitresses on the weekends wearing uniforms that call back to the era (and the Goretorium's "plot").
You've probably seen a lot of freaky stuff here already, but there's one sight that's not to be missed: One of the best views of the Strip. The patio (which offers plenty tables and seating) opens up to the corner of Harmon and Las Vegas Boulevard, giving you a look at all the action going on in the city.
This is still the Goretorium, so Baby Dolls Lounge isn't just pretty lights. Buzz-saw blades protrude from above at various chaotic angles, TVs show clips of horror movies and even the restroom mirrors appear to drip blood when you go to wash your hands.
And then there are the baby dolls the bar is named after.
A creepy display of baby doll faces takes up almost the entire back wall of the bar. It's probably the most unsettling part of the whole thing and arguably up there with anything you see during the Goretorium experience itself.
The two bars share a specialty drink menu. For a grisly place like Goretorium, it's ironic that the drinks tend to be really sweet, especially the best-seller Eli Roth's Blood (Stoli Blue, Blue Curacao, Cranberry Juice and Rock Candy syrup). The specialty cocktails average around $15 and are generally very strong.
If you're a horror movie fan, enjoyed the Goretorium experience or just have a morbid sense of curiosity, you'll have a killer time at Bloody Mary's and Baby Dolls. Just remember: Neither of bars is for the faint of heart.
-- Review by Jorge Labrador