Turntable for two: Guests choose the tunes on Primrose’s ‘Vinyl Thursdays’

Tired of hearing “superstar” DJs mix EDM over bottle service at every mega-club in town?

Primrose at Park MGM wants patrons to pick the tunes on Vinyl Thursdays, and enjoy them with a hand-crafted cocktail or two. The only catch: Songs must be available on vinyl.

Hostess and 33-rpm devotee Gleidy Cese scatters a diverse selection of long-playing records throughout the booths and tables in the restaurant’s lounge every other week, and guests are encouraged to bring anything that catches their attention up to the DJ to request a song. If you have something at home you’d like to hear, feel free to bring it. Those who can’t lay their hands on a favorite album can take advantage of a one-of-a-kind VIP service.

“You talk to our concierge and you say I want a (specific artist’s) record,” explains Cese. “Zia Records will actually bring it here on property and have it for the guests to enjoy.”

For libations, Park MGM’s director of beverage Rupert King has mixed up a trio of exclusive cocktails for the evening. The Bee’s Knees, with house-made lavender syrup, honey and lemon juice, represents “the garden feel” of the restaurant and its patio.

A Phat Manhattan, based around butter-washed Woodford Reserve, offers “something a little heavier, with a little kick to it.” The Aperol Spritz is King’s answer
to the question “If I was sitting in the south of France listening to some great vinyl, what would I be drinking?”

Vinyl Thursdays are every other week from 6 to 8 p.m. (September dates are the 6th and 20th.) parkmgm.com