Fergusons Downtown Gets New Watering Hole, F the Bar
Downtown Las Vegas has tons of great bars, now it has F the Bar, a new drinking spot at Fergusons Downtown.
You probably haven’t been to Fergusons Downtown, but it’s worth a stop. That’s where the excellent Peyote restaurant is, and Vegas Test Kitchen, which we still don’t fully get but people speak highly of it.
F the Bar is petite, with a capacity of 80 people, and has a focus on craft cocktails.
The vibe at F the Bar is “greenhouse-meets-lounge,” with more than 50 live plants sharing the space.
The new bar also features banquettes, family-style highboys and a social bar.
The news release about F the Bar shared some cocktail examples, so we’re passing them along.
Craft cocktails include the Vegas Playground, with Ketel One, St. Germain, hibiscus, lavender syrup, lemon juice, topped with prosecco; The Clincher, with Old Forest Bourbon, Cocchi Rosa, vanilla liqueur, and Tiki Bitters; and Doctors Orders, with Creyente Mezcal, Ancho Reyes Verd, carrot juice, coconut syrup, lime juice and habanero shrub.
We told you it has a greenhouse vibe. All of the best craft cocktails contain shrubs.
F the Bar also has “mocktails,” a kind of cocktail mutation we don’t condone unless you’re literally in the middle of a surgical procedure.
The mocktail menu features the Heatwave, with watermelon soda, coconut syrup, lemon and lime juice and jalapeno with a Tajin rim; The Earl of Fergusons, with Earl Grey iced tea, green apple syrup, passion fruit, lime juice and fresh mint; and Spring Fling, with Lyre’s non-alcoholic gin, dragon fruit syrup, orgeat and lemon juice.
We’re pretty sure you can order a side of shrub with any of these drinks.
So, where in the hell is F the Bar? Well, it’s east of Fremont East. Ferguson’s was a run-down (sorry, “historic”) motel that’s been given an overhaul.
The most eye-catching part of Fergusons is Big Rig Jig, one of the best photo ops in Las Vegas.
Fergusons Downtown is a dramatic departure from Fremont Street or even Fremont East. It’s all about community and celebrating local art, music and libations. It’s touted as a place for people to connect. Or, as Tony Hsieh liked to call it, “collide.” (The tech visionary and former Zappos CEO lived in an Airstream trailer behind Fergusons. See more.)