There’s a lot more to Las Vegas than casinos and pool parties. Sin City has celebrity-backed restaurants, luxurious spas and designer shopping to drain even the deepest pockets. And this spring, there’s a new attraction to whet your whistle and clean up your whiskers.
Hidden away in the trendy Cosmopolitan hotel is The Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails, a fresh fusion of barbershop and bar. The hip shop’s doors opened on March 25 and it’s already so busy appointments are recommended. Though if you want to roll the dice with your hot towel shave, walk-ins are officially welcome.
A Cut Above
The shop features three chairs for barber services under the direction of New York master barber Jose Sosa. Sosa and his talented barbers offer a range of expert grooming services. Open 10 a.m. to midnight, the menu includes beard trims, straight razor shaves and haircuts from the classic to the wild and rebellious. In addition to hair and grooming, clients can choose from a complimentary selection of whiskey and beer to sip as the barbers do their work.
That’s not all. True to its Vegas locale, when the sun goes down, the party really gets started. A door labeled “Janitor” marks the entry to Parlor, a speakeasy straight out of the Prohibition era. Inside, bartenders serve up a curated cocktail list behind a vintage 1800s mahogany bar from Kentucky. Here, the focus is on whiskey and bourbon alongside other craft liquors, beer and wine. Notably missing is vodka.
To complement the craft cocktails, there will be live entertainment from bands and DJs several nights a week. Plus, Tuesdays will feature karaoke so everyone can get on stage.
In the Neighborhood
This happening hair spot is part of Block 16, which includes a collection of notable restaurants from around the country added in a recent renovation. Before or after a shave and a sip, stop by Momofuku, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken out of Nashville, Lardo from Portland or Ghost Donkey from New York.
Your whiskers never looked so good and whiskey never tasted so sweet.