There’s something naturally glamorous about speakeasy bars. They have an air of exclusivity, making it feel luxurious to lounge and have a few drinks there.
And since Las Vegas is one of the most glamorous cities in the world, it’s no surprise that there are many speakeasy bars there.
One of the more discreet speakeasies in Sin City is Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den—a cocktail bar cleverly hidden in one of the stalls in an Asian food court smack in the middle of Resorts World Las Vegas. Today, we’ll take a look at the ins and outs of this unique, Asian-themed speakeasy.
What is Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den?
Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den is a secret speakeasy in one of the huge food halls in Resorts World Las Vegas. While many speakeasies in the city are inspired by the 1930s Prohibition era in the United States, this cocktail bar and lounge adds a Singaporean spin to the typical speakeasy.
This bar is so discreet and secretive that even the Resorts World website says very little about it. You also won’t be able to spot signs pointing to the bar anywhere on the property.
In short, only those who know about its existence can go and enjoy a drink there, adding a bit of mystery and aspiration to the bar.
How to Get Into Here Kitty Kitty in Resorts World
You may think that getting into a well-hidden speakeasy bar like Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den is difficult. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. As long as you know your way around Resorts World, it’s pretty easy to get inside the bar.
First, head on over to Famous Foods Street Eats—the Asian food hall at Resorts World that they established in partnership with Zouk Group.
In this hall, you’ll find tons of Pan-Asian foods from 16 different stalls, from Shanghainese dumplings to Vietnamese pho to Filipino lechon. You can eat dinner in this food hall first before going on the hunt for Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den.
Just a couple of years back, you could find the bar in Ms. Meow’s Mamak Stall—a convenience-stores style shop with plenty of shelves. However, that place is now closed.
Today, Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den sits quietly behind the shelves of one of the small eateries in the food hall called Fuhu Cha Chaan Teng, which serves yummy egg noodle dishes. There are only a handful of tables in this eatery, making it look quite unsuspecting.
To enter the speakeasy, just tell the hostess or one of the servers in the eatery that you’d like to go to the speakeasy. They’ll lead you to one of the shelves that magically opens to the small but atmospheric bar and lounge that will make your jaw drop.
If you ask where the bar is, make sure that you actually have every intention of staying there for a few drinks. If you tell the staff that you just want to take a peek and see where the bar is, it is said that they may turn you away.
What to Expect from the Speakeasy Cocktail Bar
The Famous Foods Street Eats is quite loud and chaotic. So, when you enter the Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den, you’ll feel the sharp contrast in ambiance right away. From the fast-paced food hall, you will enter the mellow, easygoing cocktail bar that is Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den.
The bar is relaxed and laidback but packed with personality thanks to its moody red neon lights and a lit-up tiger on the wall. It also has oriental rugs and Asian-inspired murals that seemingly transport you to the lively night markets of China or Singapore.
What makes drinking at Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den feel so luxurious and aspirational is that it feels extremely exclusive. The room is quite small with only a few seats, whether on its low tables or high-top bar. Only about 50 or so people can hang out there, making it feel even more chill.
This is an excellent place for you to visit if you’re not looking to get wasted or dance all night. It’s more for sophisticated drinkers who want to relax, chat a bit with friends or the friendly bartender, and enjoy the ambiance of such a unique, hipster bar.
The speakeasy opens at 4:30 PM from Sunday to Thursday and 3:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. It’s open until late all days of the week, so you and your friends can spend all night enjoying the bar’s drinks and cool atmosphere.
Even if the vibe at Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den is very elusive and secretive, you can book the place for corporate events or private parties. It’s an amazing way to elevate your gatherings with the help of some of the best mixologists in Las Vegas. You can make the reservation online or in person.
What’s on the Menu?
Now for the most important part—the drinks that the speakeasy offers. Similar to the bar’s ambiance, their drinks menu is inspired by unique, playful Asian cultures and flavors but still has a sophisticated, Western touch as well. Think 1930s Prohibition drinks with a Pan-Asian spin.
Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den is abundant in delicious cocktails, from the Te Amo Matcha made with mezcal, matcha, lemon, coconut, and egg whites to the White Elephant, a clarified milk punch with crème de cacao, orange, and cinnamon.
They also have an extensive collection of liqueurs and spirits, like Asian and Irish whiskies, bourbon, rye, scotch, mezcal, sake, and red and white wines. You can also choose from their sizeable selection of robust beers.
Every now and then, Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den comes out with specialty cocktails. As of writing, they offer drinks from the Hennessy Collection, including their 27 Grand (which has Benedictine, orange bitters, and dry vermouth) and the nostalgic, ice cream-topped H-Float.
Not sure what drink to get? Don’t worry, the friendly bartenders will help you out with the Bartender’s Choice cocktail. Just tell them what spirit you are in the mood for and what flavors and notes you’re craving, and they’ll whip up your dream cocktails in just a few moments.
Is There a Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den Dress Code?
There’s no explicit dress code for the Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den. After all, they’re used to people discovering the place after they got dinner at a food hall wearing casual clothing. However, as with most classy bars, it’s best to come to the speakeasy lounge in smart casual attire.
You don’t have to look super formal when coming here, but it’s a good idea to feel polished and well-dressed when entering such an atmospheric lounge. Or else, you may feel underdressed next to the elegant crowd.
Men might want to wear a well-fitted, collared dress shirt—with or without a tie—and perhaps a jacket or blazer on top. Pair it with smart trousers and high-quality shoes, and you’re good.
Women, on the other hand, can go for cocktail dresses or a combination of a stylish blouse and elegant, tailored trousers. A chic jumpsuit would also work perfectly for this kind of fancy setting.
Drinking the night away in a laidback speakeasy bar is an amazing experience. It may not be as wild as getting hammered at a nightclub, but it’s awesome for those who want to seek out a more exclusive place to get sophisticated drinks and delicious cocktails.
Next time you’re looking for a speakeasy in Las Vegas, visit the Famous Foods Street Eats in Resorts World and make your way over to Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den. With their moody ambiance and exquisite selection of spirits and cocktails, it will be a blast drinking there to cap off your night.