Local Mixologists Battle to Create Best Guinness Cocktail at Hyde Bellagio Thursday, March 14



Strip-Side Hot Spot Transforms into ‘Rock ‘N Brew Acoustic Lounge’ for Special Edition of ‘Live Music Thursdays’

On Thursday, March 14, talented local mixologists will vie for the title of “Guinness Cocktail Champion” at Hyde Bellagio as they stir, shake and mix original cocktail recipes using one requisite ingredient: Guinness.

For one week only during “Live Music Thursdays,” Hyde welcomes for a special Rock ‘N Brew Acoustic Lounge featuring the soulful sounds of American Idol contestant Mahi Crabbe.

Beginning at 8 p.m., guests are invited to sip and sample the brew-infused libations hand-crafted by five standout Las Vegas mixologists. Just in time for St. Patty’s Day, the competition will challenge contenders to incorporate Ireland’s favorite stout beer into their recipes as they try their hand at the popular beer-cocktail mixology trend.

At 9 p.m., a panel of beverage experts will judge the cocktails on creativity, execution and craftsmanship, naming one contender Las Vegas’ own “Guinness Cocktail Champion.” In addition to the coveted title, the winner will receive an all-expenses-paid VIP night out on the town with the Guinness Girls.

Judges include Sabrina Chapman, Las Vegas Weekly’s resident cocktail aficionada; Andrew Pollard, beverage development specialist for Wirtz Beverage of Nevada and vice president of the United States Bartenders Guild of Las Vegas; and Ray Cheetany, Diageo distributor manager of Nevada.

For more information or to reserve a table, call 702-693-8700. To follow Hyde Bellagio, visit Facebook and Twitter.

About Hyde Bellagio
Hyde Bellagio is the first nightlife venture in Las Vegas by renowned hospitality leader sbe. Recently awarded “New Club of the Year” by Nightclub & Bar Magazine, the venue boasts a seamless indoor/outdoor space, a floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive terrace showcasing Las Vegas’ most-celebrated landmark, the Fountains of Bellagio. Hyde Bellagio introduces an exclusive early-evening experience beginning at 5 p.m., highlighted by an award-winning mixology program and a menu of gourmet small plates from Circo. Long after the sun sets, Hyde Bellagio evolves into Vegas’ hottest nightlife destination with 40 VIP tables, a diverse rotation of DJs, live performances and the city’s most exclusive clientele. Hyde Bellagio is open nightly 5 p.m. to late and Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10 p.m. to late. Every Tuesday, Hyde celebrates its ‘Lost Angels’ insider night, delivering the unfiltered sounds and style of LA. Every Thursday, Hyde offers live music and the unbridled sounds of local acoustic artists from 9 p.m. – midnight. One Thursday per month, Hyde partners with world-renowned vineyards to offer “Vino Thursdays,” a complimentary fountain-side wine tasting from 7 – 9 p.m. For a virtual tour of the venue, click here. Visit for more information.

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