Four Seasons’ new lobby bar is a hidden gem

Press, the recently opened lobby bar at the Four Seasons Hotel, is a sophisticated, elegant spot to meet up for a cocktail or a small bite to eat.
The indoor/outdoor bar features modern décor with a dramatic modern art centerpiece and televisions inside.

The outdoor space at Press overlooks the lush Four Seasons pool and is a great place to unwind no matter what time of the year it is. There are cooling misters during the summer and blazing fire pits during the cooler months. You can relax on sofa seating or gather around intimate tables. At night the area is lit with candles and simple strings of lights overhead.

While Press provides a peaceful escape from noisy casinos and Strip crowds, it also allows you to stay connected with high-speed wi-fi and charging stations throughout the venue.

Press opens in the mornings and helps guests wake up with gourmet coffee, fresh-squeezed juices, and muffins, croissants and other delights by pastry chef Jean-Luc Daul. In the afternoon, enjoy drinks, market fresh salads and house-made paninis.

Press really comes alive in the evenings, providing an ideal space to meet for a drink or snack before or after a night on the town or before catching a show at the adjacent Mandalay Bay.

Choose from a menu of unique small plates and desserts like deviled eggs with artichoke and smoked paprika, ahi tuna cones, warm house-made doughnuts, mini Baked Alaska and a to-die-for stone fruit brioche grilled cheese.

Wine lovers will appreciate the 16 wines by the glass from an Enoteca system, which allows you to choose either small or large pours. Beer and hand-crafted cocktails round out the drink menu. Try the bar’s signature refreshing watermelon granita, mint juleps, a Maple Crown Frost or the Las Vegas Sunset, which is made with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients like clementine, honey and jalapenos.

Press is open until midnight daily.


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