James Beard Award-winner Bricia Lopez, lovingly dubbed a “Oaxacan Princess” by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jonathan Gold, has joined forces with Park MGM to celebrate the culture and spirit of Oaxaca – the birthplace of mezcal – with the debut of Mama Rabbit Bar.
Fusing the dynamic atmosphere of a Mexican taverna with the intimate and sexy allure of a speakeasy, Mama Rabbit will become Las Vegas’ definitive mezcal-and-tequila destination.
Lively music will capture the state of Oaxaca’s electric energy while a bold and bright art program pays homage to the region’s famously vibrant art scene. Mama Rabbit will feature Las Vegas’ largest collection of tequila and mezcal, highlighting a wide range of Mexican flavors. Anything but reserved, Mama Rabbit will be a feast for the senses.
Guests can expect three distinct environments to set the mood for their night.
The double-sided bar will serve walk-up guests daily, while the sophisticated taverna will treat guests to relaxed surroundings. The lounge, complete with luxe banquettes and an elaborately decorated fireplace will feature a robust lineup of live performances that will transition throughout the evening. The name Mama Rabbit is inspired by the legend of Mayahuel, the goddess of agave and fertility, who is said to have had 400 rabbit children and nourished them with mezcal and tequila.
Over time, those rabbits came to symbolize the entire spectrum of feelings one experiences while embracing the spirits. And now, it’s Mayahuel’s time to come back to life and reclaim her place in the world as Mama Rabbit.