Casino Royale - Casino Royale is a pretty bare bones hotel and casino that reminds us of places on Fremont Street. Outside of cheap gambling and the food court, there isn’t a whole lot else that Casino Royale offers. However, if you have ever walked by you may have noticed some fake promotion slot machines out in front. If you play these, you are guaranteed a coupon that usually offers 2-for-1 beers or margaritas inside. Since Casino Royale already offers $1 Michelobs and $1 Margaritas, that means you can get 2 for $1, just for stopping and playing the fake machine.
Harrah’s - Harrah’s was once a Holiday Inn and it still feels like one. One thing that Harrah’s does have going for it is that it has one of The Strip’s lesser known oyster bars. Sure, you can get oysters at a lot of places on The Strip, but the Harrah's location never is very crowded. We aren’t very big oyster fans, but our friends are and they swear by this place. Not because the oysters are better than anywhere else, but they are good and because it’s in a convenient location and you don’t have to wait long to get in and out.
The Mirage - Unlike the previous two places, The Mirage has plenty of reasons why you should swing by and stay a while. It might even be the king of Las Vegas in faster style sit-down restaurants as it features options like Carnegie Deli, BLT Burger and California Pizza Kitchen. But, our favorite thing about Mirage is the Aces of Comedy shows that happen there. We love stand-up comedy and the rotating cast of comics, including Lewis Black, Jay Leno, and Ron White among others, ensures that there is always someone new to check out when we are in town.
It is also worth noting that between Casino Royale and Harrah’s is a small building that is home to The Strip’s only Chipotle. We know that violates the “when in Las Vegas never eat in a chain restaurant that’s available in your home city” rule, but any good Denver native has to know where the nearest Chipotle is.
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