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At Harrah's, A Food Hall Cometh, Plus Casino Changes

Where: 89109
July 30, 2014 at 2:09 PM | by | Comments (6)

While what's happening to its south is taking much of the limelight, Harrah's is bringing the new, too.

In December, we told you how the aging resort was betting big on a casino floor revamp. One month later, we filled you in on plans for a new fast-casual dining experience that would replace Ming's Table and The Cafe at Harrah's.

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First Impressions Of Downtown's Newly Opened Oak & Ivy Bar

Where: 707 Fremont St. [map], 89101
July 23, 2014 at 11:22 PM | by | Comments (2)

After eight months of operation, the opening roster of Downtown's Container Park has suffered some significant casualties. Cheffini's Hot Dogs replaced Pork & Beans, numerous little shops have changed hands, the putting-green grass (predictably) was replaced by astroturf, and now the Boozery vacates their spot to have Oak & Ivy step in. (Sadly, Big Ern's BBQ, despite their best efforts, is still open).

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Renovations At Palace Station Bring Upgrades To Its Sportsbook

Where: 2411 West Sahara Avenue [map], 89102
July 22, 2014 at 7:56 PM | by | Comments (2)

Itís great to see older casinos become more modern. Last week, this writer checked out Palace Station to see what their new steakhouse, Charcoal Room, was all about. I was pleasantly surprised with the food, decor and level of service. The restaurant, however, felt like an anachronism compared to the rest of the casino. I'm happy to report the Charcoal Room wonít be the only updated destination inside the off Strip property.

Palace Station has recently renovated their sportsbook, too. There are two key features to the upgrade. New, large-screen TVs have the ability to feature one game across a number of monitors or the screens can be split so patrons can watch multiple games at once.†The other change is the addition of 85 new plush, faux leather chairs. The chairs are among the nicest youíll find in any Vegas sportsbook. VIP booths have been added as well.

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Downtown Changes You Might Not Know About

July 18, 2014 at 4:07 PM | by | Comments (6)

There's more happening in Downtown Vegas than fast-changing drinking laws. (Although, if you haven't heard yet, there's another you should be aware of.) Here's a roundup of what's taking place, from remodels to new spots to sip and sup:

Mermaid's is getting a substantial refresh. Its snack bar is up and running again after a week-long renovation according to our @sammasseur who also spied new casino carpeting, new slot chairs and even new slot machines themselves. Sam was told the casino bar along with the cashier cage are next in line for an update. The biggest news is that the casino will covert its slot machines from coin to TITO (Ticket In, Ticket Out) in about two months time.

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Oak & Ivy Now Pouring At Downtown's Container Park

Where: 707 Fremont St. [map]
July 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Where one bar closes, another debuts at downtown's Container Park.

The Boozery is gone and in its place is Oak & Ivy, self-described as an "American craft whiskey cocktail bar dedicated to classic mixology and unique handcrafted drinks." We'll just go with whiskey bar. Here's what you'll be able to order up:

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Only In Vegas Will A $10 Drink Special Catch Our Eye

Where: 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
July 17, 2014 at 1:10 PM | by | Comment (1)

The land of the 99 cent shrimp cocktail transformed into the land of the $20 cocktail in just a few decades. While killer deals can still be found in a a handful of choice locations on the Strip and downtown, they are few and far between. Thatís why when this sign caught our eye, we rejoiced on behalf of price-gouged tourists everywhere. Donít get us wrong, if enough people are willing to pay the price, itís hard for us to judge venues for fleecing guests with giant markups on bottle and drink prices. Business is business. It does make it rough to find an affordable drink on the Las Vegas Strip, though.

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U-G-L-Y, You Ain't Got No Alibi... Unless You're Aria (Or In Downtown)

July 15, 2014 at 8:12 PM | by | Comments (2)

There will be no shushing here, Aria. The secret is out. What was once City Bar on Aria's casino floor will emerge this fall as Alibi Cocktail Lounge. VegasChatter reader Alexandra K. tipped us off to the news over the weekend and an official media listing went out earlier today.

There's already Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for the coming bar, although, nothing's been posted yet. There's a placeholder website as well.

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PGA TOUR Grill Tees Off At McCarran

Where: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd [map], 89119
July 10, 2014 at 12:48 PM | by | Comments (0)

The PGA TOUR rolls through Silvis, Illinois this week for the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run prior to next week’s British Open at Royal Liverpool, but that hasn’t stopped golf’s governing body from taking up a more permanent residence here in Las Vegas.

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Finding A Bit Of Potty Humor In Downtown Vegas

June 30, 2014 at 8:46 PM | by | Comments (7)

On our first visit to downtown's Banger Brewing, we were focused on the beer. Thereís a reason for that. The beer is delicious.

The other day, however, this writer had a few too many beers and needed to use the restroom. After getting directions, I had to stop and chuckle after seeing the sign on the door:

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Two More Of Our Fave Downtown Drinking Spots

June 26, 2014 at 2:41 PM | by | Comment (1)

Downtown's ever-changing drinking laws have you in need of a drink (if you could only figure out when, where and how to consume it)? Avoid the headache and just pull up a seat at a downtown bar instead and hang for a while. In this edition of Sip or Pour where we highlight awesome drinking spots around town, we feature two more downtown bars (check out our first two here) that will either have you relaxing with a great cocktail or pouring on some serious fun!

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When looking to enjoy everything Fremont Street, be sure to check out Park on Fremont. Park is a neat place to throw your feet up while drinking in a great downtown ambiance. While you could sit inside, the real attraction as far as this writer is concerned is on the patio; or more specifically, "the park."

The park offers a laid-back and relaxed outdoor atmosphere that will allow you to enjoy the outdoors, but at the same time, not put you on public display. An eclectic barrage of art, plates and wares means there's no shortage of visual randomness to entertain the eye. But, the main reason to visit is that Park on Fremont delivers a fun selection of cocktails at a reasonable price.

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Four Drinks To Try At BLVD Cocktail Company

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89109
June 25, 2014 at 8:18 PM | by | Comment (1)

Another wing of the Commonwealth/Park on Fremont family of mixology bars, their new(ish) venue is not only non-downtown, but right on The Strip itself. BLVD Cocktail Company is the only spot in The Linq for actual mixology and they have some serious talent behind the bar.

At the new Tuesday block parties The Linq puts on to lure locals down, you'll see break-dancers, musicians, even a silent dance party (complete with wireless synced-up headphones). However, among the revelers and performers, there is a section of haute art and fine libations known as BLVD Cocktail Company.

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Fremont Street Experience Soon to Become Red Solo Cup Experience?

Where: Fremont St. [map], 89101
June 19, 2014 at 8:31 PM | by | Comments (20)

After wading through all the new drinking laws for Downtown Vegas, we could really use a drink. Aside from the abundance of free self-parking options in town, visitors are typically blown away by the ability to carry open containers of alcohol on The Strip and the Fremont Street Experience (FSE).

Recent articles in the Las Vegas Sun and Review-Journal spell out new ordinances for downtown. Basically, if you want to enjoy a PBR tall boy can or glass bottle of Smirnoff Ice on the FSE, you have until Sunday to do so without a $250 fine ($500 for a second offense). When the new ordinances take effect, it will be illegal to consume alcoholic beverages in aluminum or glass containers anywhere on the FSE, not just the previously restricted areas within 1,000 feet of the souvenir and package liquor stores. How many people purchasing and drinking an abundance of such beverages could really measure out 1,000 feet, anyway? This certainly clarifies that by outlawing it altogether, much to the annoyance of many.

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