Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Average drink price: $8.
Payment info: American Express, Visa, Mastercard.
Parking: Free in hotel parking garage.
You will never come across another bar that boasts of décor which seems to be embracing socialism and communism, without even actually doing so. After all, it’s Las Vegas, a city that is thriving in capitalism. Red Square is an ultimate vodka bar, but it screams post-Russian Communist Revolution, thus giving a delightful pleasure to the taste buds and the eyes.
You’re definitely missing out on a lot if you haven’t swung by Red Square yet. The huge headless carvings of Russian patriarch Vladimir Lenin with all the false bird droppings to boot is downright asking for some massive attention.
Walk in and get blown away by everything, from the tropical Mandalay Bay to a browbeaten Russian estate, showing off their former grandeur. You will see two chandeliers, statue of Lenin above the bar, as well as the distinguishable representation of Russia: the red star, hammer and sickle. You will see spots of bare brick in the columns and walls along with old Russian newspaper trimmings that resemble plaster. The chandelier situated behind the back of the restaurant area was acquired from the Russian embassy in Poland. The late Michael Jackson had an identical one.
The real action lies at the bar. First, some areas of it are frozen over, displaying the vodka of the month. Every glass of vodka will be served at 5 degrees. Red Square mixes vodka with an array of fruit flavors. However, drinking vodka straight is still the best way to enjoy it. They admit to it, they’re not crazy about mixers.
Gaze in wonder at the expansive liquor selection behind the bar. It’s so massive that you would need a ladder to get to some of the bottles. If you’re not the biggest fan of vodka, you can get wine or champagne here, and certainly, bar staples such as Patron and Jack Daniels.
Fancy stepping into the vodka vault? Purchase a bottle of vodka or be a member of the elite Red Square group. The vault’s temperature is always between minus 5 and 5 degrees, and you will find 24 private vodka lockers for the members. If the head of Lenin has been intriguing you earlier, you will see it here frozen in an ice block.