James Beard Award-winning mezcalaera Bricia Lopez is bringing Las Vegas a brand new mezcal and tequila bar. Mama Rabbit, set to open at Park MGM this August will pay homage to Oaxacan culture.
Mama Rabbit will host an industry party open to the public on August 28. The party will feature the first taste of Mama Rabbit’s signature cocktails, spirits and light bites, along with live entertainment.
The fun continues Mexican Independence Day weekend with a VIP grand opening party September 13. Following the invite-only event, Mama Rabbit will open to the public at 11 p.m.
Mama Rabbit’s menu will feature Oaxacan spirits with contemporary American mixology with the largest selection of tequila and mescals in the United States.
The interior, designed by DesignAgency’s LA studio, will fuse the atmosphere of a Mexican taverna with the intimaacy of a speakeasy. Live music will keep guests well entertained. A bold and bright art program pays homage to the region’s vibrant art scene.
Guests can enjoy three different environments to set the mood of their evening. A double-sided bar will serve walk-up guests, while the taverna will invite guests in to a relaxed setting. The lounge will feature a lineup of entertainment that pairs with guest’s drinks.
The name Mama Rabbit was inspired by the legend of Mayahuel, the goddess of agave and fertility. The folklore says Mayahuel had 400 rabbit children and nourished them with mezcal and tequila. Over time, those rabbits came to symbolize the entire spectrum of feelings one experiences while embracing the spirits.