Believe it or not, Elvis's legacy is actually in jeopardy in certain ways: for example, nutritionists have railed against his famed diet, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is stealing dangerously little from black musicians. Deciding to give the King some love with a swanky new hangout: the Gold Lounge
Gold's the first hangout designed by the creative minds behind Cirque du Soleil, and it's almost totally inspired by Elvis and his Graceland home, boasting giant golden doors, a life-size, stallion-shaped lamp, a long center bar that's a replica of one in Graceland, small monkey designs covertly integrated into everything, abundant booths, plus black Italian leather couches and 70s pony-hair leisure chairs positioned in clusters to promote casual, adult-ish inter-mingling, although it is the kind of joint that would likely frown on any Suspicious Grinds. Abetting rampant bottle service, King-inspired (in name, at least) cocktails include the Tupelo Tea (Bulleit Bourbon, Cointreau, simple syrup, fresh lemon sour, Coke), the Blue Suede Shoes (Grey Goose L'Orange, Blue Curaco, white cranberry, simple syrup, fresh lime juice), and the 24K, with Grey Goose, Grand Marnier, simple syrup, lemon sour, bitters, orange foam, and gold flakes, who promised they were going to send themselves into the company with the Hammer commercials, but of course never did. To honor Elvis in the "dude knew how to eat" area, you can attack a Kobe meatball pizza, lobster tacos with grilled mango and cilantro, yellowtail sashimi, timelessly classy pigs in a blanket, jelly doughnut holes, and the truffle-aided "Very Adult Fried Mac & Cheese", which presumably involves a shocking amount of (ca)noodles
Gold also hosts one of the only true non-strip-club after-hours parties on Friday and Saturday nights, with DJs spinning from 2AM till well after the sun comes up, providing another way for you to sustain Elvis's legacy: self-destructing in Las Vegas.