We've all been to the kind of bars where elegance and luxury somehow become affectation and pretension. Lavo Restaurant & Lounge is not one of those. Here elegance is just plain ol' elegance. And there isn't a drop of pretentiousness to be found in the place.
Lavo is located off the Las Vegas Strip only a few steps inside the front doors of The Palazzo. You'll spot its entrance near the lobby's two-story fountain and dramatic glass dome (ahem...speaking of elegance).
When you walk in you'll discover something of a contemporary speakeasy. The lounge has a long curved bar and leather seating, which fit in smartly with the high ceilings and low-hanging chandeliers.
Given Lavo's dark and sultry atmosphere, it's easy to imagine celebrities coming in to relax in style while avoiding being noticed. But, of course, it doesn't matter who you are because everyone is welcome.
The cocktail menu features lots of wines by the glass and a few beers on tap. There's also a section called "Las Vegas Inspired Cocktails" with the Atomic Cocktail, Dino, White Tiger and 58th Street (we're not sure what this one has to do with Sin City, but the ingredients sound delish).
Lavo used to house a nightclub. Although you won't find that anymore, on various weekday and weekend nights the lounge exudes a clubby vibe that is impossible to deny. A DJ is usually playing music (and it gets loud in here), and VIP bottle service is offered during the late hours.
Plus, in fall and winter, Lavo throws an epic event on Saturday afternoons known simply as their "Champagne Brunch." If you like to party, this is the place to be. Expect to drink a lot (scantily clad women with glow sticks stroll around pouring champagne), eat plenty of good food and get down. Even though there's no dance floor, dancing on the tables is highly encouraged.