The Lucky Dragon features two main bars. The atrium bar serves drinks for those on the second floor as well as the restaurant guests inside Phoenix and Pearl Ocean. The pagoda-style bar on the ground level has a few more seats and is the centerpiece of the casino floor. Both carry an impressive array of spirits, including rare cognac, Asian whiskeys, and Baijiu -- a Chinese grain beverage that's similar to Grappa Italian brandy but more complex and not for the squeamish. Lovers of fine spirits can also spend a few hundred dollars on a shot of Macallan M or drop more than five grand on a bottle of Louis XIII.
The wine list is kept to about 50 bottles, but includes strong selections from small family-owned estates in California, Oregon, and Washington, as well as Italy, France, and premium options from China that are hard to find in the United States.
Things really get fun with the cocktails. Even Buddha Gets Inflamed is a Far East spin on a Bloody Mary made with shisito pepper infused Belvedere, a special blend of Sriracha, soy, and sesame salt -- and garnished with a chicken's foot. Guan Yu's is a combo of Hennessy Black and French banana liqueur that's smoked with cloves.
Lucky Dragon is also eager to expand its beer selection in the near future. In addition to the usual domestic suspects, the current list includes Tsingtao and Yanjing from China, Coedo and Sapporo from Japan, and Tiger from Singapore.