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Restaurant of the Week: Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge

Since opening in 2011, Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge has become a Las Vegas favorite for its expansive portfolio of world-class whiskeys, variety of wines and a food menu that will please all palates.

Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge is located in Town Square, the popular open-air shopping and entertainment destination just south of the Las Vegas Strip. The exterior and cigar-friendly patio exude good vibes and a relaxing atmosphere, while the swanky interior provides the perfect environment for a date or special occasion.

The expansive wine list can be enjoyed in a variety of ways: by the bottle, glass, small pours or a variety of flights. The wine flights have fun titles like “Pinot Palooza” which features Pinot Noir from three different regions, and “A Riesling to Live” which features…well, you get the idea. Staff favorites and hidden gems are marked on the wine list to help you venture out of your comfort zone and try something new.

Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge features a whiskey selection that rivals any whiskey lounge on or off The Strip. They have more regions and styles (16) than some places have bottles. All told, there are over 250 bottle options to choose from. The staff has the knowledge (and patience) to guide you through the list and help you choose the proper pairing for your food; or if you’re drinking your lunch/dinner, they can also help you find something you’ll enjoy. Whiskey flights are available if you want to try a few different options. For the bourbon fans, there are three Double Helix exclusive private barrel selections (and also one rye private barrel – the Sonoma Distilling Co. Cherrywood Rye) you must try since you can’t get them anywhere else: The Buffalo Trace, the Eagle Rare 10-year and the Elijah Craig 8-year Barrel Proof. All of them have unique notes and depth that bourbon connoisseurs will appreciate.

Executive Chef (and co-owner) Doug Vega has been with Double Helix since the beginning and, in that time, he has built a menu of small plates that keeps guests coming back for more. Recently, Double Helix debuted “The Ultimate Board” for parties of four or more. It provides a perfect opportunity for you and your group to sample some of the best that Double Helix has to offer. The 3-ft. board features an array of favorites from across the menu: margherita pizza, taquitos, arancini, hummus, meatballs, garlic knots, plus your choice of two charcuterie and two cheese selections. The Ultimate Board serves a minimum of four people.

Double Helix WIne & Whiskey Lounge is open daily Monday to Thursday, 4:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4:30 to 11:30 p.m.; and for Sunday brunch, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Happy hour is Monday to Saturday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

For more information about Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge, visit www.doublehelixwine.com

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