Part speakeasy, part neighborhood bar, Commonwealth has earned itself a reputation as one of the true hot spots to come out of the revitalization of this stretch of Fremont Street. The 6,000-square-foot, swanky, multi-level space has a pre-Prohibition era vibe, with a mix of vintage and modern artwork (peacocks are a big deal here) and stiff cocktails. The main floor is a bustling mix of folks from the neighborhood and tourists who found their way here from the Fremont Street Experience, while the rooftop patio is one of the few outdoor spaces comfortable to hang out above the hubbub of the main drag. Cocktail aficionados should secure themselves an invite into the Laundry Room, the true speakeasy located in back of the main floor (just ask and they’ll walk you back there). This intimate room allows for a one-on-one session with one of Commonwealth’s expert mixologists who are at the ready to dazzle you with custom concoctions based on your tastes. Open Tuesday through Saturday 7pm until late.
- Rick Garman