According to a recent press release, the highly anticipated debut of Peyote will take place in early September. Peyote is the latest boutique restaurant and bar from Ryan Doherty’s Corner Bar Management, the company behind some of Downtown Las Vegas’ top bars and restaurants, including Discopussy and Lucky Day
Peyote will bring “retro desert charm and a touch of glamour to Fergusons Downtown Motel, a vintage “haven where modern desert architecture, captivating retail and live music collide as one eclectic community.” The retro motel has been a Fremont East Entertainment District landmark since 1960.
An exciting team of local culinary, cocktail, and design architects have joined Doherty as partners in Peyote, including Kim Owens and Chef Justin Kingsley Hall of Main St. Provisions; Jolene Mannina, founder of Secret Burger and Vegas Test Kitchen; and Max Solano, the head of whisky education and a new brand partnership acquisition analyst for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada, who will serve as a beverage and cocktail program consultant for Peyote.
“I’m thrilled to collaborate with some of the most talented and creative culinary minds in Las Vegas on what is Corner Bar’s first concept centered on elevated cuisine,” said Doherty. “We’ve assembled an incredible team and look forward to continuing to shape Downtown Las Vegas as an unmatched destination.”
Peyote will offer an upscale menu featuring decadent appetizers, such as an heirloom tomato summer squash tart; mini shrimp toast topped with wild smoked salmon roe; and American country ham on toast served with tangy pickled mustard seed, carrot aioli and wild arugula topped with red eye gravy. Signature dishes include the Carolina Gold rice risotto with grilled corn, sunflower seeds, leeks and almond milk; and a heritage pig sandwich with grilled pork belly, grass-fed butter, radish, plum mustard, rouge creamery cheese and red pepper pickles.
The exquisite beverage and cocktail program will feature delightful handcrafted cocktails, such as El Camino (gentle smoke notes, Joven mezcal, Alpine Preserve liqueur, passion fruit puree, fresh lime-agave sour and smoked sea salt); Hey, Smokey! (30-day barrel-aged cocktail made with bourbon, apple brandy, Aperol, Amaro Nonino and orange and tobacco bitters gently smoked with a proprietary wood blend and fully blinged); and the Tea For Two (shared beverage for two, certified organic vodka or small batch bourbon, OM organic lemon and ginger liqueur, fresh lemon juice, fresh white peach and cold-brewed organic earl grey tea).
From noon to 4 p.m. on Friday through Sunday, guests may enjoy delectable brunch dishes while basking in the sun on Peyote’s open-air terrace. Highlights on Peyote’s brunch menu include grilled and chilled shellfish, served on a platter with half dozen chilled oysters on the half shell, chilled smoked mussels, grilled prawns and a half lobster tail; and a plant-based egg quiche with red kitten spinach, caramelized leeks, lions mane mushroom and eggs baked in a non-dairy pie crust.
Guests will not want to miss out on this “3,400-square-foot, color-soaked oasis.” Courtesy of installation artist Keegan Arthur Olton, Peyote’s patio will be adorned with desert-hues and a custom 3D-mapped LED bistro-light canvas that will include more than 1,500 individually addressed lights with full RGB pixels that create a glimmering mirage in-sync with music. The restaurant and bar will boast funky, laid-back décor and will feature a cactus and succulent garden.
Peyote will be open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from noon to 2 a.m. from Fridays through Sundays.