Two-Story Bar to Serve Creative Cocktails, Spirits in Classic Surroundings

In a city known for its buzzing neon, bustling streets and brightly colored beverages served by-the-yard, something different is stirring up. Commonwealth, a new cocktail bar and social house, is set to open this summer in burgeoning Downtown Las Vegas at 525 East Fremont St.

“Commonwealth speaks to the very definition of the word: for the good of the community,” says partner and local business man, Michael Parks. “We want to be part of the downtown story. A classic cocktail bar is timeless, and we feel the city block where Commonwealth will be located is building incredible momentum.”

Parks, along with fellow owners, Justin Weniger and Ryan Doherty of WENDOH Media Companies and hospitality veteran, Kenna Warner, plan to open a venue that will be inviting, classic and warm, with personality to boot.

Commonwealth will look as though it was ripped right from a cobblestone street in a snowy city, yet will fit in gloriously with the diverse surroundings of its new Fremont Street and Sixth Avenue home. The pub will be modeled after a vintage, East Coast-style pub, as a nod to Doherty’s Massachusetts upbringing. The up-and-coming, two-story venue will feature original and classic cocktails, indoor and patio space, nightly entertainment and an atmosphere that will be incomparable to anything Vegas has seen.

Guests who set foot into the 6,000-square-foot space will be taken aback by the feeling that somehow, Commonwealth must have been settled on the corner for decades. Warm, incandescent light will wash over the room, which will be adorned in dark, grainy wood and exposed brick.

Booths will be tucked away in alcoves, for intimate conversations and an assortment of picture frames will cover the walls. Situated in the center of the bar will be Commonwealth’s signature character, a stuffed albino peacock, standing proud to greet each and every guest.

In the back of the venue, discriminating libation lovers and cocktail aficionados will be pleased to spend their time in the 700-square-foot speakeasy-style bar. This portion of the venue will feature a detailed and artfully crafted mixology-based menu, based around classic tastes of pre-Prohibition era spirits, with a focus on fresh ingredients.

Guests will be able to enjoy the warm desert air on the 2,000-square-foot rooftop, surrounded with strings of white lights. A DJ booth will reside on the rooftop garden, with guest spin masters who will keep revelers entertained all night long.

Commonwealth will promise to keep true to its namesake definition. While designed and modeled after a yesteryear pub, the locally-owned establishment will be a breath of fresh air to locals and visitors alike, who have yearned for a classic, yet eclectic venue to find solace in. Commonwealth, the new standard of cocktail menus, will be sure to settle in perfectly to the defined and juxtaposed landscape of downtown Sin City.



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