Last Updated on February 9, 2024

A bar is born.

Appropriate for singer-songwriter and producer Bruno Mars who is venturing out into a new arena.

Fans know Mars well for hits such as “Just the Way You Are,” Uptown Funk,” and “Marry You,” to name a few. He has been one of the most successful artists of the last decades and thanks to his infectious blend of funk, R&B, pop and hip-hop, he has wowed fans around the world, selling over 100 million records worldwide.

Now he is breaking into the cocktail lounge business, and not just any lounge. Mars’ is set to open the doors to a universe of timeless glamour and remarkable artistry as The Pinky Ring cocktail lounge and jazz bar officially debuts at Bellagio Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip on February 12, 2024, following an exclusive grand opening party during the Big Game (aka Super Bowl) weekend.

The Pinky Ring replaces the former Lily Bar & Lounge.

From a design that evokes Mars’ idyllic Las Vegas party penthouse suite, to the specialty bar program and live entertainment, every element of the experience has been curated by the world-class entertainer for guests’ entertainment pleasure.

Setting off the party, Mars’ long-time band, The Hooligans, the group behind Bruno Mars’ showmanship, will perform nightly as the resident band for The Pinky Ring’s first two weeks of the Las Vegas debut.

Bruno Mars said in a statement: “Watch this, Las Vegas!”

We certainly will. One of the reasons my friends and I head to Las Vegas is for the entertainment and glitzy, glamour-y, eclectic cocktail bars, and celebrity eateries so this should prove to be a real treat.

The Pinky Ring will be open Sunday through Thursday, 5 pm to 2 am and Friday and Saturday, 5 pm. to 3 am. Reservations and highly recommended, and can be made online.


  • Noreen Kompanik

    Noreen Kompanik is a retired registered nurse, legal nurse consultant and military spouse turned travel writer. She launched her travel writing career in 2014 and has over 1,000 published articles in a variety of digital and print publications.