Artifice is located in the Arts District in downtown Las Vegas. The bar has an urban artsy feel with actual artwork for sale on the walls. The interior design of the venue was also decorated by artists. Playful touches of whimsy include old televisions over the men's restroom urinal and comfortable furniture co-owner Brett Sperry designed himself.
At every turn, there is something to feast your eyes on. With new artists rotating into the mix, you'll never get bored of the decor, no matter how many times you come back to visit.
The 3,400-square-foot venue features two lounge rooms and a performance area.
The two lounge rooms feature long booths, which line the space. The room is great for an intimate conversation for two or a larger party. The front room has a private alcove with seating, so if you have a group of say, 10, you have a special VIP spot to hang with friends. There is a large bar in the center of the rooms. The three rooms feel more like a living room than a fabricated bar, which is part of Artifice's appeal.
In the performance area, chalkboard walls have oversized whimsical picture frames. This room is semi-private, with long curtains sectioning it off from the rest of the venue. It's perfect for a private party.
Artifice features cocktails such as The Warhol, Taming of the Shew and Nicky Free and a wine list. Sip on your favorite beverage while soaking in the artwork that surrounds you.
-- By Nikki Neu