Pining for a genuine taste of retro Las Vegas? This kitschy and shagadelic lounge remains one of the town's truly essential nightspots. Just north of Encore, this evergreen romantic getaway serves food, but what you're really here for is the prismatic fire pit and signature cocktails such as the Key Lime Pie Martini and the lethal, 64-ounce Scorpion.
Nov 17, 2009
Behind the door inside the Peppermill restaurant is a surprising dark oasis in shades of the 70s. After a long night of casinos and shows, we plopped down on a cozy curved couch and were joined by a buxom waitress in a long black dress. The signature drink, Scorpion Bowl, wasn't on the menu-- she didn't know why-but it's available frozen with ice cream or on the rocks. We decided to share one and ordered an appetizer of chicken fingers to soak up
some of the booze. Then we leaned back and enjoyed the strange serenity of this place, feeling like we were in on somebody's secret.