Vice Versa Patio & Lounge

Inherent Vice

A Lounge with a Beautiful Identity Crisis

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Bad versus good.

Naughty versus nice.

John Travolta versus Scarlett Johansson’s personal space.

So much unnecessary competition...

Leveling the playing field: Vice Versa Patio & Lounge, an eclectic little indoor/outdoor situation with two polar-opposite imbibing experiences, now open at the Vdara Hotel & Spa. (See the slideshow.)

Okay, so this used to be Bar Vdara. Nice spot. But change is good, yada yada, and now it’s this place: a funky little drinkery with a bit of a... split personality.

You look confused; let’s talk this through. Say it’s the middle of the afternoon and you’re aiming to start the day with something uncomplicated. Healthy. Relatively healthy. Head out to the patio and settle into one of the purple chairs next to a fire pit and opt for the Versa menu. There you’ll find caprese flatbreads, baked sweet potato fries and the Texas Mule with vodka, lime and ginger beer. (See the menu.)

But come back after dark, and... yes, it’s the same place. Except this time, you’re absconding with the Vice menu to a tufted-leather wingback inside. That’s where espresso martinis mingle with meat lovers flatbreads and french fries smothered in truffle oil.

It’s always darkest before the fries.

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