Velvet is situated right in the heart of Crown Casino, on the main gaming floor itself, directly opposite a battalion of keenly-attended roulette tables. The thrum of Lady Luck is all around, so much so that it's almost difficult to hear the background music in the bar. Certainly gets you in the mood for a flutter anyway, and most of the clientele will be drowning their sorrows or celebrating their win.
The bar itself is a white marble affair with earthy flecked mosaic tiles. Spirits stand upside-down on a large silver arm more akin to the sort you get in fancy beer pubs. While there is a range of standard brews on offer, it's more about the cocktails here. A pendant chandelier lights the way while you choose which of the classy concoctions you'll plump for tonight.
Stephen Russell, February 2011