Naming an establishment after a historical figure doesn't always work, because while you might think opening the Stephen Hawking Saloon is genius, a lot of people will find it impossible to understand. For a new spot named after another guy you probably can't understand, check out Varro.
Just opened in the recently spruced up Packard building by a Tulio/El Goucho vet, this 63-seater (named for an ancient Roman historian/satirist) is serving caffeinated/alcoholic beverages, plus Roman-inspired small plates, in a swinging '60s-ish space that's scattered with contemporary wood booths/banquettes, dominated by a massive b/w mural with figures/scenes from Italian culture (including Fellini, etc.) and painted in a playful nod to Mod-style, presumably using black, white, and blonde. Their massive list of intoxicants boasts Boot-based vinos and liqueurs, plus a grip of specialty 'tails ranging from the whiskey/ Averno amaro/ blood orange Amaro Di Americano, to the prosecco/ Ciro vodka/ Cointreau-based Hill, which Wesley Snipes takes with Sugar. On the eats front there's greens (the blood orange/ arugula/ apple/ orange oregano vinaigrette Pop's Salad), pasta (baked rigatoni), seafood (roasted clams), and meatier options like a braised pork belly number w/ lentils & Tuscan cabbage called the Belly, which, for obvious reasons, has gotten a ton of Hype (Williams).
On days you don't need some hair of the dog, score java-based bevies brewed with Lavazza Super Crema Espresso, which you can enjoy while chilling to tracks spun by the in-house DJ, which will include numbers by Sicilian-American singer Louie Prima, who's the perfect person to name a Vegas lounge after, just as long as you're the first.