Sugarcane club blends cultures of Brazil, Peru, Japan

The “sugarcanes” dangle from the ceiling in a shimmering thicket of ostentation.

There are 4,000 of them in all, illuminated, custom-made tubes that glimmer like chrome beneath the sun.

It’s an exotic look for an exotic new club, Sugarcane, another elegant entry in the crowded Las Vegas nightlife circuit opening tonight at the Palazzo.

With a decor inspired by the cultures of Brazil, Peru and Japan, the 4,000-square-foot club is adjacent to the Sushisamba restaurant and shares its unique cocktail menu, which includes such temptations as the “Parisian Geisha” (vodka, sake, mint and lemongrass) and the “Bushido” (shochu, plum sake, muddled plum and daikon beer float).

For $70, you can sample the “Cocktail Tree,” which showcases 12 different drinks.

Appointed in rich gold and brown hues, the club features a stage, dance floor and DJ booth fashioned from bamboo, smoked and frosted acrylic, resin and paper.

Sugarcane is decorated in part by the works of renowned Brazilian graffiti artist Felipe Yung, and boasts samba dancers, geishas, Japanese taiko drummers and models posing as Brazilian soccer players.

On some nights, patrons also can expect to see capoeira, a Brazilian dance that incorporates martial arts moves.

Basically, the place is as sweet as its namesake.

Lavo, another new property, restaurant and nightclub, will open next month at the Palazzo.

Contact reporter Jason Bracelin at jbracelin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0476.

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