The Barbershop Cuts And Cocktails - Food & Beverage Magazine

The Barbershop Cuts And Cocktails

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Clique Hospitality partners Andy Masi, Ryan Labbe and Jason Craig, announce their continued partnership and plans for a second venue with the debut of a new modern, experiential barbershop and speakeasy this Spring 2019, The Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails.

Located near the Las Vegas Boulevard entrance to The Cosmopolitan, The Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails will provide guests with the chance to throwback to an era in which one’s appearance was as strong as their opinions. Guests are welcomed to kick back in a barber’s chair for a classic cut, beard trim or straight razor shave, all under the helm of master barber Jose Sosa and his nationally renowned grooming team. Sosa, hailing from New York, headed to Las Vegas in 2013 where he positioned himself as a professional concierge barber.

Diversifying and mastering his skill set to incorporate barbering, styling and fashion, Sosa has styled some of Las Vegas’ most notable icons. With an eye for detail, Sosa and his talented barbers will provide expert cuts from the grooming menu that range from clean and classic to wild and rebellious, while also offering guests one of the many fine-aged whiskeys from The Barbershop’s extensive selection. “We are thrilled to partner with The Cosmopolitan for a second time on such a phenomenal project,” Clique Hospitality Founder Andy Masi said. “The Barbershop is unlike anything the Las Vegas market has seen before, combining elite grooming and a true speakeasy with over-the-top entertainment.”

In the evening, The Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails will take on a different persona with live entertainment and an extensive cocktail program, featuring a modern take on vintage favorites. Behind the unassuming janitor’s door located within The Barbershop is a secretive and swanky Prohibition-era bar that harkens to the days of bootlegging. The speakeasy, with a hideaway parlor vibe, is a throwback to a time when whiskey and liquor were king, and word of mouth was gold.

The Barbershop’s authentically handcrafted bar originated from Kentucky in the 1800s. The standout piece features a curated barrel-aged whiskey selection, as well as craft beer and other spirits that have stood the test of time. With multiple crystal chandeliers hanging overhead, plush couches and chairs fill the hidden room, making for an inviting and seductive ambiance. While guests sip on a “three fingers” of bourbon, a now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t performance stage sits on the far end of the room where live bands, deejays and rock star karaoke give life to the secret hideaway.

Upon its arrival this Spring, The Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails will join Clique Hospitality’s first venue at The Cosmopolitan and its namesake cocktail lounge that debuted in 2015, Clique.

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