By Jacqueline Cucco | September 2, 2016 | Food & Drink
Whether you are looking to meet a character from your favorite storybook, infiltrate a mysterious space, or just load up on guilty pleasures, here are six themed restaurants where you can go to escape ordinary life.
The much-anticipated Harry Potter coffee shop has enchanted Henderson since its opening in February, serving up spellbinding coffee creations and nods to the famous wizarding world that even us muggles will recognize. Take delight in sipping your butter brew or Lavender latte next to Platform 9 and 3/4 or enjoying your Siriusly prosciutto sandwich at a table adorned with character names and spells like “Wingardium Leviosa,” “I must not tell lies,” and “Mischief Managed.” If you still haven’t received your Hogwarts acceptance letter, this is the perfect place to wait for it. 10575 S. Eastern Ave., #160, Henderson, 702-483-3331
The Mandalay Bay’s Soviet-themed restaurant celebrates all things Russia, from the headless statue of Lenin greeting you at the door to the dishes named after notable national icons, like the Czar salad, KGB cocktail, and the luxurious caviar list. The pièce de résistance is the frozen vodka vault, where guests don fur coats and enter a chamber of below freezing temperatures and over 200 brands of vodka to do shots off Lenin’s head. Mandalay Bay Hotel, 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-632-7407
Get lost in a fairytale with this Snow White themed café with an inviting atmosphere and a creative menu of coffee and tea, like the caramel apple latte, nitro cold brew, and mint mojito iced tea. The storybook décor is subtle, with a magic mirror on the wall, Snow White figurines and books dotting the shelves, and restrooms labeled “Snow White” and “Dwarves.” Customers wax poetic about the bingsoo, a light and fluffy Korean-style shaved ice that is topped with options like fresh fruit, crispy wafers, cookie crumbles, condensed milk, and chewy tapioca pearls. 3400 S. Jones Blvd., Suite 3, 702-247-1009
This hip hideaway coffee shop plays off of the Illuminati. The infamous triangle symbol appears in the urban graffiti art murals on the walls of the café and sprinkled atop the coffee creations in the form of a drizzle of syrup in one of their signature frozen lattes or a dusting of cinnamon in the frothy foam of a cappuccino. They are known for their flavored teas and specialty coffees, like the addicting iced nutella latte and iced black and white mocha. Word on the street is that they have a secret menu, which makes it all the more intriguing. 6825 W. Russell Road, #155, 702-900-9290
Located next to Hershey’s Chocolate World in the New York-New York Hotel, this cocktail bar is the perfect retreat for the kid-at-heart in all of us. In addition to their food menu of sandwiches, salads, and entrées, the bar specializes in dozens of rich and luscious chocolate desserts and drinks, like the delicious cinnamon bun hot chocolate with white chocolate and cinnamon. New York-New York Hotel and Casino, 3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-740-6969
This tongue-in-cheek hospital themed restaurant requires a big appetite and a sense of humor. Diners are given hospital gowns to wear as they chow down on comfort food served by waiters and waitresses dressed as doctors and nurses. The menu boasts decadent items like the butterfat shake with the world’s highest butterfat content, beer-battered onion rings deep fried in pure lard, and the octuple bypass burger with eight meat patties and 40 slices of bacon, which holds the Guinness World Record for the highest calorie burger. Wine is served in IV bags and vodka Jello shots are gulped from syringes and pill bottles. Neonopolis, 450 Fremont St., #130, 702-333-5555