Cocktail masters to guest bartend in speakeasy and club opening December 28
LAS VEGAS (December 10, 2018) – On The Record, Houston Hospitality’s speakeasy and club opening Dec. 28 at Park MGM in Las Vegas, has assembled a team of the country’s top bartenders from both coasts to guest bartend in the venue’s intimate cocktail and music-driven Vinyl Parlor.
Bartenders-in-residency will include Jillian Vose (Dead Rabbit, Manhattan), Alex Day and David Kaplan (Death & Co, Manhattan), Jim Meehan (PDT, Manhattan), Pamela Wiznitzer (Henry at the Life Hotel, Manhattan), Ivy Mix (Leyenda, Brooklyn), Erick Castro (Polite Provisions, San Diego), Kevin Dietrich (P.C.H., San Francisco), Ryan Fitzgerald (ABV, San Francisco), Josh Harris (The Bon Vivants, San Francisco), Simon Ford (Fords Gin), Aaron Polsky (Harvard and Stone, Los Angeles), Leo Robitschek (NoMad, Las Vegas), Daniel Marohnic (Corner Bar Management, Las Vegas) and Tony Abou-Ganim (Las Vegas), among others.
"These are the rock stars of the cocktail world," said Craig Schoettler, Corporate Mixologist, MGM Resorts International. "Interacting directly with guests in such an intimate space, these top beverage professionals will help create an elevated and entertaining cocktail experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the world."
A hidden enclave accommodating up to 25 guests, the Vinyl Parlor will pay homage to Jonnie and Mark Houston’s love of music nostalgia and vinyl, with iconic album covers displayed in wooden wall cases. These special guest bartenders will work behind the room’s petite bar and contribute their own song-inspired cocktails to the seasonal menus, and they will riff to concoct a unique cocktail to cater to a guest’s personal palate or mood.
When he makes his Vinyl Parlor debut on Jan. 11 and 12, Erick Castro will contribute his "Road to Nowhere" cocktail, a concoction of Commerce Gin, lemon juice, pineapple juice, yellow Chartreuese, honey syrup, orange bitters and a couple dashes of Absinthe. Jillian Vose will guest bartend Jan. 18 & 19 when she introduces her "Psycho Killer" cocktail, comprised of Redbreast 12-year-old Irish Whiskey, Absinthe, Campari, Giffard White Creme de Cacao and Giffard Banane.
On The Record is Houston Hospitality’s first Las Vegas venture. Like its Los Angeles hotspots Break Room 86, Black Rabbit Rose, Bronson Bar, No Vacancy, Good Times at Davey Wayne’s, and La Descarga, among others, the 11,000-square-foot three-room venue will reflect the Houstons’ signature modern speakeasy atmosphere. Guests can expect the unexpected at the immersive and entertaining hidden club experience which will conjure a feeling of nostalgia inspired by different musical eras.
Driven by the Houstons’ award-winning interior design, On The Record will feature a functioning record store entry, indoor and outdoor spaces, a double-decker bus DJ booth and bar on the patio, hidden karaoke break rooms, and a world-class cocktail program, the Vinyl Parlor, and a world-class cocktail program.
Hours of operation will be Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
ABOUT HOUSTON HOSPITALITY
Born and raised in Los Angeles, twin brothers Mark and Jonnie Houston launched Piano Bar in 2008 followed in short order by La Descarga, Harvard & Stone, Pour Vous, No Vacancy, Dirty Laundry, Good Times at Davey Wayne’s, Bronson Bar, their first restaurant Butchers and Barbers, and the 80’s oasis Break Room 86 at The Line Hotel. Each establishment is a transportation of space and time, all engineering a unique experience. The Houstons will continue to redefine the hospitality landscape in Los Angeles and beyond with a string of upcoming projects including its first concept in Las Vegas, On the Record at Park MGM, opening December 28. Website: www.houstonhospitalityla.com
ABOUT PARK MGM
Park MGM is the newest destination on the Las Vegas Strip, offering an intimate resort experience on a grand scale. A partnership between MGM Resorts International and New York-based Sydell Group, Park MGM features 2,700 guest rooms and suites, casually elegant design and a remarkable culinary program including Hogsalt Hospitality’s renowned Bavette’s Steakhouse; Juniper Cocktail Lounge; and South-of-France inspired restaurant Primrose. Park Theater, the resort’s entertainment destination, is a 5,200-seat venue home to special engagements by Bruno Mars, Cher and Lady Gaga, making her debut at the end of 2018. Park MGM is located in the heart of The Strip, next to the entertainment and dining neighborhood created by The Park and the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena. Additional developments at Park MGM will be announced as the resort experience unfolds throughout 2018. Park MGM is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit ParkMGM.com, call toll-free at 888-529-4828 or follow on Facebook or Twitter.