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Caesars Palace To Open Swanky New Sports Bar

James Murphy
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  • Caesars Palace is opening a swanky new sports bar called ‘Stadia’.
  • The sports bar is being designed by Rockwell Group — the company behind the Las Vegas Montecristo Cigar Bar.
  • Stadia is slated to open in Spring 2021.

Las Vegas occasionally suffers from an identity crisis but time and time again they’ve been able to ‘right the ship’ and get on track. The city has made ill fated attempts to attract families with children and even more ill fated attempts to go downmarket. Ultimately, the city remembers its roots and that more than anything else it is a classy destination for well heeled and sophisticated gentlemen.

That demographic is clearly in mind with the announcement of a new sports bar called Stadia that will open at Caesars Palace this spring.

The bar is being designed by the Rockwell Group who among other projects has previously designed the Nobu Hotel and the Montecristo Cigar Bar. The vibe is about as far from Buffalo Wild Wings as one can get. Picture your local sports bar but imagine that it’s run by Cigar Aficionado publisher Marvin Shanken. Here’s how the Caesars Entertainment press release describes it:

The 120-seat bar and lounge will be a destination beyond game days, with its modern seating and craft cocktail menu. Stadia’s cocktail menu will feature an array of unique curated selections and an impressive list of highly allocated supreme spirits. These sought-after brands are so rare, they are only available for purchase once a year, with the entire state receiving less than a case. Some of these include Kentucky Owl 10 Year Rye, Pappy Van Winkle 13 Year Rye, Elmer T. Lee 100 Year Tribute and more. Stadia will also carry signature blends of whiskey that are purchased by the barrel, providing guests a one-of-a-kind flavor profile that can only be tasted at Caesars Palace. Food items will also be available via mobile ordering.

Designed by the award-winning global architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, the all-new 2,186-square-foot sports hub will feature the excitement, drama and grandeur of being seated in a live sports arena. Guests can choose to rise above the frenzy and sit at the elevated bar or reserve one of the five VIP leather-wrapped domes, exclusively designed for Stadia Bar. Each dome creates the feeling of sitting within a vintage leather football helmet and gives guests an intimate viewing area with their own LED screen. The domes are lined with a metal mesh and artwork by San Francisco-based public artist and mural painter, Apexer. Guests will also notice sports-inspired design details such as net-like chandeliers, sconces that look like deconstructed baseballs and glove-like leather banquettes. Rockwell Group has previously designed several Caesars Palace venues such as the first Nobu Hotel, one of the largest Nobu restaurants in the world, OMNIA Nightclub and Montecristo Cigar Bar.

Caesars Entertainment Regional President Gary Selesner, had this to say about the project:

“Caesars Palace has a long-standing history in sports from hosting iconic events like the first outdoor hockey game to legendary boxing matches. Stadia, located at the busy Forum Shops entrance, is the embodiment of Caesars’ commitment to sports. It offers a comfortable yet luxe environment for fans to catch the action or wager on their favorite team or championship fight, as well as a state-of-the-art, stylish lounge space to experience beyond the game.”

The press release didn’t say anything about the bar being cigar friendly–hopefully after we’re done with the COVID-19 nonsense that it will be the sort of place where one can enjoy a bourbon and a premium cigar. Here’s another rendering courtesy of Caesars Entertainment, this one of the exterior of the bar:

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