Cosmo Las Vegas Opens New Club

Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas may not be raking in the big bucks, but its new social club is making big headlines. Rose.Rabbit.Lie. (l.) opened on January 17.

Club gets “more Vegas” as the night progresses

On Friday and Saturday, January 17-18, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas marked the grand opening of its new social club, the curiously named Rose.Rabbit.Lie.

“Las Vegas owns a piece of real estate in the minds of practically everyone in the world,” said Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin at the opening. “We like to take a look back and try to find the romantic parts of that real estate and bring them back in a modern, relevant way.”

Rose.Rabbit.Lie. is a blend of bar, restaurant, nightclub and show, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and an “immersive” experience for patrons, according to the creators.

Each evening begins at 8 p.m. with a 90-minute revue blending vaudeville and acrobatics. A second, shorter show follows at 10 pm., after which the space transforms into a dance club with DJ.

“They get more Vegas as the night goes on,” said show director Wayne Harrison. “We might start the evening with a nice chardonnay and by the end of it we’re kind of throwing down the shots. It’s a more communal experience.”

Cosmopolitan CEO John Unwin said the club will attract “the curious class,” a group of patrons who are not defined by age. “It’s more of a psychographic than a demographic,” said Unwin. “It’s more your spirit and sensibility. It’s not meant to be for everyone.”