Get proper tea service at the Mandarin Oriental
The Mandarin Oriental is such a breath of civility in the midst of the chaos of the Strip, and by god, is there anything more civilized than a full tea service? Head to the Tea Lounge on the 23rd floor, with one of the best views of the Las Vegas Strip, for their Classic English Afternoon Tea served daily with seatings around 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm, an experience like no other around for $45. But if you keep more evening hours, there's nothing wrong and everything right with cocktails in the Mandarin Bar, offering that same stellar view.
Hang with local beer and wine enthusiasts at one of Khoury's weekly tasting events
Don't let the name fool you: Khoury's Fine Wine & Spirits is actually probably best known as one of Las Vegas's best craft beer stores (and bars), though they most certainly sell wine and spirits, we've heard. But to each his own! Every Wednesday is a new beer tapping event, often celebrating a new special release or entry to the Vegas market, followed by wine tasting events every Thursday. The folks who work here and those who hang out almost daily are super friendly, so taste some new beers (or wines) and plan on making new friends together in a low-pressure, casual, fun evening here.