Vegas Delays / Openings / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Plaza / Bier Garten / Shopping / Eating / Drinking / Bars / → All Tags
At Downtown's Plaza, the taps still aren't on for beer garden, Bier Garten. But, while visitors won't be able to pick up a mug just yet, they can now pick up some Louie merchandise just a few steps away.
Our @sammasseur snapped these shots of Bier Garten on Friday night. They show there's still work to be done on a venue that was originally due to open last month. We asked for a new timeline today, but were told reps were "working on it."
Venetian / B And B Burger And Beer / Eating / Drinking / Restaurants / Openings / Mario Batali / → All Tags
Gone are the graffiti-covered walls where the Rattlecan burger joint used to reside at the Venetian. In their place, you'll find a bright, contemporary and very orange burger joint -- B&B Burger and Beer.
The new restaurant opened its doors to the public over the weekend after missing a once hoped for September debut. Brought to us by restauranteurs Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Lidia Bastianich -- who together operate B&B Hospitality Group -- you can definitely take the eatery at its word as to what you'll find inside.
Renovations / Vegas Carpet / Binion's / Fremont Street / Downtown / Construction / Downtown Vegas / → All Tags
Lots of fun stuff has been happening downtown lately. But, "happening" and Binion's don't usually get mentioned in the same news article. Perhaps that is about to change as we are seeing (small) signs of life from the rusty old Horseshoe.
Last month, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline tried to check into Binion’s Hotel for a raunchy bachelor party. Alas, they were turned away as the hotel was closed for renovations. Or, so claimed a character in the "Hangover for senior citizens" movie, Last Vegas. Back in 2011, Binion’s claimed the same thing when SyFy channel’s Haunted Collector showed up to investigate paranormal activity on the property. We saw no ghosts and no proof of a renovation (although, we did get a peek at the old rooms and that was pretty neat).
This week, as the newest issue of Southwest Airline’s Spirit magazine stated that “a closed Fremont Street hotel tower” might be converted to residences for Zappos employees, we’re seeing a little activity at the former Mint/Horseshoe. As Binion’s announced via their Facebook page late last month, new carpeting is being installed throughout the casino. We got a glimpse of it this past weekend and the black-and-red floral pattern is a much needed (albeit familiar looking) improvement.
Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Gold Spike / Ice Skating / Fun Vegas / Openings / → All Tags
Execs have transformed a parking lot adjacent to its outdoor lounge area into a 4,000-square-foot ice rink for the season. We popped in for a peek on Sunday. Comfy lounge seating, fire pits, heater lamps, a parking lot light turned Christmas tree as well as log cabin-esque tiny houses to go complete the holiday scene.
So, when can you give it a go? We're not quite sure. At the time of our visit, staff didn't know exactly when the rink of faux ice would make its debut, except that it would happen by the end of this week.
Vegas Delays / Construction / Circus Circus / Openings / The Adventuredome / El Loco / Roller Coasters / Attractions / Fun Vegas / → All Tags
Well, we should have crossed our fingers, knocked on wood, tossed some salt over our shoulder and wished on a star 'cause, unfortunately, we were the crazy ones. Our @sammasseur stopped by The Adventuredome over the weekend and saw a ride still not fully constructed.
VegasChatter's @sammasseur found construction fencing hemming in foot traffic on both sides this morning. Some blockades kept pedestrians away from an area along Las Vegas Boulevard where landscaping was being removed (seen below) while other barriers prevented folks from walking too close to the exterior of Paris where a new raised patio is taking shape (shown above).
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MGM Grand's Hollywood Theatre may not stray far from its tried-and-true formula of entertainment success these days (Rodney Carrington, David Copperfield and repeat, for the most part), but it does have one new thing to offer -- a whole new look.
After we popped in to check out a show this weekend, we discovered the venue had been given a recent facelift, trading a bright red interior for an entirely neutral one. The remodel is so new that the theatre's website page still shows the old look right now.
Deals / Planet Hollywood / V Theater / Miracle Mile / Shows / Entertainment / Evil Dead The Musical / → All Tags
The V Theater musical, which has been killing it (hee) on The Strip since July 2012, will offer a special, see-what-we-did-there $13 ticket price this Friday (and Saturday, too). General admission is normally $49.99.
Openings / The Chelsea / The Cosmopolitan / Events / Music / Concerts / → All Tags
Just released images reveal a striking lobby, tiled from floor to ceiling, where a grand iron staircase and massive 21-foot chandelier immediately catch the eye. The Cosmo describes the design of the 40,000-square-foot space as "an abandoned glass factory turned working theater."
College football bowl season kicks off with a bang this year. Instead of just one game, there's a full day of bowl games on December 21. The 22nd Las Vegas Bowl is among those games and takes place at Sam Boyd Stadium at 12:30 p.m. local time. The official name of the bowl game is now the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. It was dubbed the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas last year.
In case you’re curious (we were), Royal Purple , which is located in Porter, Texas, produces a wide range of high performance lubricants for nearly every consumer and industrial application.