Situated in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is The Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails, a 1920s prohibition-inspired speakeasy with a fully functional barbershop in the front and a whisky saloon in the back offering live music seven nights a week. Whether looking for a new sharp look done professionally, or a place to sit back and sip elegantly, this is the spot ideal for both.
Behind the unassuming janitor’s door in The Barbershop is a swanky hideaway lounge that harkens back to the Prohibition era. Upon entry, guests can expect a high energy music experience with a variation of musical genres depending on the day. Every Tuesday night is their signature “Faded Karaoke,” where singers are back by a live band. The following day is for the country fans, “Wild West Wednesday,” while the rest of the week’s tunes are all rock’n roll oriented.
The Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails bar program features an extensive selection of whiskies. Most of the boozy selections are inspired from arguably the most prominent aspect of the joint, which is live music. Take the “Six String Sling” for instance. Made with Suntory Toki whisky and Drambuie, they add a cherry and passionfruit mixer to it by freezing it in the shape of a guitar and serve it in a glass that has a guitar pick embedded in the side.
“We have a range of unique cocktails to choose from. In true spirit of a whisky bar, many of our cocktails have a whisky base; however, we have a range of other cocktails such as our bestselling Wild Orchid, a gin-based cocktail offering a balanced and refreshing taste with a lavender aroma. What makes this a unique taste is the added egg whites creating an unforgettable drink.”
In addition to all the liquid delights, they also offer a full food menu of small bites and table/bottle service for those looking for a more intimate experience.
Ultimately, The Barbershop is a great place for all music and cocktail lovers. Open seven nights a week, there is always something amazing to see. With celebrities often performing surprise sets on stage like Machine Gun Kelly, Macy Gray, Zac Brown and more, you never know who might show up while you are there.
Photos by David J Crewe