DRINK WITH LENIN: This Vegas Vodka Vault Will Lease You a Liquor Locker for $10,000

Don’t tempt me with a good time, Las Vegas.

If you tell me there’s a bar with a Vodka Vault in it…my drunk friends and I will visit you and pretend like we can afford to be there.

On our most recent trip to the city of craps-tables-that-don’t-pay-shit, we shacked up at the super pretty Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino so we could be near all the crazy places our Instagram followers were telling us to check out (protip: there’s a regular-priced liquor store within walking distance of the Mandalay Bay, across the street near the McDonald’s).

First up? The Red Square restaurant, a contemporary American cuisine spot with a ton of Russian-inspired food and design cues:

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Attempting to play-it-cool and not go straight to the Vodka Vault, we decided to grab a few things off their menu that sounded interesting, including our fair share of caviar, and a salmon pizza (caviar, in-house smoked salmon, pickled red onions) mini lobster tacos and some crazy good Siberian Nachos:

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Then it was time.

We hobbled over to the glow of the Vodka Vault sign, and a kind, attractive woman (see video above, or just jump straight to 0:48 to see what I’m talking about) helped us find some heavy duty fur coats that would keep us warm while in the vault. Upon entering, our pale faces were met with a gush of ice cold air before we locked in by the freezer door.

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And there we were — inside the vault. Imagine a tall, circular room with sky-high walls lined with clear lockers. In the middle of the room stood a glass case with Vladimir Lenin’s head inside (a headless statue of the Russian communist revolutionary stands at the entrance of the restaurant), and you are encouraged to take a shot off his dome while in the cold vault. Yes, things got bizarre. 

All the lockers open from the vault’s interior, but each locker has a window to the outside so that passerby can gawk over the booze porn. The appeal seems to be that you can build up a gnarly vodka collection, and casino onlookers can peek into your particular collection.

Then I inquired about getting a locker of my own.. .only to find out that lease negotiations might range to the tune of $10,000/year. I nearly spit out the vodka I smuggled in via my Aquafina bottle.

Baller.

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Red Square

3950 Las Vegas Fwy

Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 632-7407



Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.



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