The elegant mahogany bar with amber lighting on the front and deep blue walls, leather chairs, banquette couches, dim lighting and large common table invite an upscale crowd of W Hotel visitors and local luminaries. Jazz, blues and rock ’n’ roll photographs by Jim Marshall add a music theme, while DJs spin tunes. Craft cocktails and standards like the Sazerac fill the drink menu. Open 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Smoking: yes. Flat-screen TVs. W Hotel,
No matter how your luck is running at the tables and slots, Harrah's aims to help customers keep their cool at the IceBar, located inside its Masquerade club, which features live entertainment, dancers and specialty drinks.
With a Creole Italian restaurant of the same name next door, this wine bar serves white wines from a Cruvinet temperature-controlled cellar to ensure they're chilled just right. Plates line the walls of the elegant dining room, adding some color to the space, and the bar has live music on weekends. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Gulf Coast and Caribbean dishes fill the menu at Jimmy Buffett’s place. The Swamp Platter is filled with fried alligator, crawfish and shrimp served with french fries. Talapia fish tacos can be fried, blackened, or grilled, served with baja sauce and coleslaw. No Reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$
The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a baked potato, salad and bread. Half-pound burgers are served with a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
There are more than 80 types of tequila shots at this Mexican restaurant, and margaritas, frozen or on the rocks, draw patrons to the bar. Beer and mojitos, pina coladas, bloody marys and daiquiris also are available. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.