Las Vegas loves a good happy hour, but sometimes it’s nice to switch up what you’re drinking. It might be hard to imagine afternoon tea amongst the slot machines and showgirls, but the mid-day tradition does exist and here are 5 of the best places to partake:
Aria Resort & Casino’s Lobby Bar
Enjoy a modern take on a timeless tradition with Afternoon Tea at Aria Resort & Casino’s Lobby Bar. Curated by ARIA Director of Beverage Daniel Molitor and award-winning tea importer Art of Tea, the experience offers a wide selection of tea. Each tea is presented in a floral teapot and accompanied by traditional accoutrements of fresh lemon, cream and organic honey. Pairing with your tea are mini pastries such as bite-sized Hazelnut Financiers and Brittany Shortbread, as well as sandwiches including the Smoked Salmon and Jamon Iberico. Guests can choose from three different Tea times - Afternoon Tea, The Royal Tea Tree and Elevated Beverages, which includes cocktails, champagne, nonalcoholic beverages and coffee selections.
Pertrossian Bar at the Bellagio
Enjoy an elegant afternoon tea experience in the lobby of the Bellagio at the Petrofina Bar. The 24-hour bar serves afternoon tea daily from 1 to 4 p.m. The menu features imported tea, miniature pastries, open-faced sandwiches, and scones with clotted cream. A live piano brings the entire elegant experience together.
Veranda, Mandalay Bay
For the experience of traditional European tea time mixed with Las Vegas pool time enjoy your afternoon tea at the poolside restaurant Veranda at Mandalay Bay. Guests can savor a wide selection of organic teas accompanied by traditional scones with Devonshire cream, light sandwiches and pastries. Champagne is also on the tea menu. The tea time is available from 3 to 4 p.m. on weekdays and requires reservations.
Tea Lounge at Waldorf Astoria
The Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas has created a special tea experience with the resort’s very own Tea Lounge. Enjoy classic English afternoon tea overlooking the city in the resort’s 23rd floor Lounge. Sip on tea infusions from around the world paired with gluten free and vegan dishes. The Tea Lounge is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Cha Garden at Lucky Dragon Las Vegas
You won’t find traditional British afternoon tea at Cha Garden at Lucky Dragon Las Vegas. But you will find tea experts, tea-inspired cocktails, signature tea flights and food such as roast duck, mixed nuts and candid fruits and assorted cheeses with water crackers. Tea time takes place 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday sand Saturdays, with happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. daily and 50% off teas on Tuesdays.