We love lots of things about the Double Helix: the name, the wines by the glass selection, the cool mixed drinks, the shopping hotties that hang there, and the fact that it’s the only place in The Palazzo Shoppes we can afford. (Whenever they add that extra “pes” to the word shop, you know, in the words of the late, great A. J. Curtas (The Official Deceased Father Of ELV): “…they saw you comin’”.)
There’s also a small wine shop/boutique next door that, remarkably, isn’t as overpriced as all the designer purse and shoe shops surrounding you, and that gives a 10% discount to locals on all purchases.
ELV has maintained for years that all shopping malls should have wine bars/brew pubs/sports bars in the middle of them to give us men folk something to do when our women folk are spending hours wandering in and out of stores, claiming to be in the act of buying something, but truly just engaging in what we call female retail porn.
Just as with porn for men, what they wants they’ze never gonna gets, but that doesn’t make the viewing any less pleasurable for them. It’s a Mars-Venus thing guys. Don’t fight it or ask too many questions. Just let ‘em have their way and hope they do they same with all those ‘zines you have stashed in the garage (or deep in the bowels of your computer).
But enough about me.
And when they’re ogling those Christian Louboutins or Jimmy Choos, take solace in the fact that there’s a place close at hand to do a vertical tasting of Sonoma-Cutrer chardonnays, or grab a bottle of a chewy, Argentinian malbec for $20.
DOUBLE HELIX WINE BAR + BOUTIQUE
In The Shoppes at The Palazzo
3327 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109