Monday, April 2, 2012 | 12:17 p.m.
EA Sports Bar opened this week, in time for Monday night's NCAA men's basketball tournament championship game.
The new bar at the Cosmopolitan will be open until at least June at the pop-up space just inside the resort's Strip entrance.
Inside, visitors can watch games on flat-screen monitors around the bar or play their own on nine PlayStation consoles. As of Monday morning, five of the nine spaces were already reserved for the title game between Kentucky and Kansas.
For $10 per hour, customers can play video games produced by EA Sports. Buckets of drinks and snacks are available for $20 to $50, which includes the fee for video game play. Games include Tiger Woods PGA, Tour 13, Madden 12 and FIFA 12 soccer.
EA Sports Bar is open 11 a.m. to midnight Sundays through Thursdays and until 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
The bar is the latest to take over the front space, following a pop-up wedding chapel. Cosmopolitan representatives say it's part of their plan to provide fresh looks inside the main entrance on a regular basis.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.