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Toasting before a night on the town is completed with a view from the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas. The weekly Wednesday through Saturday jazz lineup, creative menu and unbeatable panoramic view brand the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel's boutique bar “Vegas chic.” While the extensive champagne, vintage cocktail, beer and wine menus keep the vibe going, innovative martinis reflect the Las Vegas lifestyle, including the Golden Leaf or Mandarin Martini, which mixes Hendrick’s gin, Aperol, muddled mandarin, pineapple, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. If you find yourself in need of a snack, the bar offers small bites to munch on such as calamari, a cheese plate or a miniature salt- and sugar-roasted pork-belly sandwich. You can mingle any night of the week, with hours on Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
If your preferred scene is more low-key, you can stop by the Tea Lounge, also located on the 23rd floor, where healthy tea infusions are served with a kick. While the menu tends to follow the proper etiquette of afternoon tea, it goes off the beaten path with tea cocktails, such as the Royal Tea, a concoction of Absolut Mandarin, homemade simple syrup, chilled Osmanthus Oolong Tea and a splash of fresh lemon juice.