Centrifuge at MGM Grand is a slick, circular bar and lounge with remixed Top 40, hip-hop and techno music thumping as multiple plasma screens pulse and swirl with the type of psychedelic images you'd expect to see inside a nightclub. A giant glowing structure atop the center of the bar continuously spins, changing colors and the mood of the bar. And at night, the staff mounts the bar and raised platforms to perform freestyle and choreographed dance numbers.
This is the perfect bar to start -- or put an end to -- a night of gambling, dancing or just good ol' people-watching. It's closed off enough to be secluded from the surrounding casino but features an open, stepped-up design to allow patrons to see and be seen. Outfitted with a diversity of seating options, including the main center bar, two additional bar tops and a good number of plush love seats and chairs for table service, Centrifuge can be whatever you make of it.
Aside from the typical $200-$300 bottles of premium liquor and $5-$6 beers, Centrifuge features unique drink concoctions, taking specialty cocktails from each of MGM Grand's signature restaurants, infusing them with fruit and displaying the innovative drinks around the bar in Louis Treize baccarat crystal bottles. Spirits include the Kentucky Peach, served with peach-infused Woodford Reserve Bourbon, peach nectar, fresh sour and ginger ale, and the Frida, with strawberry pineapple-infused Patron tequila, lime and Citronage.
-- Review by Pj Pérez