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Closings / Downtown Vegas / Arts District / Crown and Anchor / Bar Plus Bistro / Bars / Pubs / → All Tags
Sometimes rumors turn into truths minutes after we hear about them. Last week there were rumblings that Bar+Bistro in the Las Vegas Arts District in Downtown Vegas might be closing. By the end of the week, this rumor was confirmed when operators of the Arts Factory said that Bar+Bistro would indeed be closing.
While the artsy environment worked for the area, the food was just okay when we first tried it. In the end crowds didn’t flock to Bar+Bistro like the owners would have hoped.
Now comes a follow-up rumor that a much less artsy concept will be taking the place of Bar+Bistro. British pub Crown & Anchor is heavily rumored to be opening their third Las Vegas location in the now vacant space. Crown & Anchor currently has locations off the Strip on Spring Mountain and Decatur and on Tropicana near the campus of UNLV.
Events / Inspire Theater / Movie Theaters / Fremont East / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Fremont Street / Bars / Drinking / → All Tags
There have been plenty of new additions to the Fremont East scene for us to crow about. Want a new Urban Market? You got it. A Downtown gay nightlife event? Round two is coming up. An assortment of new restaurants and nightclubs? Ta-da, they're everywhere. And right under our nose is a sorta-free weekly screening of fun films that apparently nobody felt the need to tell us about. For the price of a drink, you can experience "Boozy Movies".
The Strip / Caesars Palace / Openings / Bars / Cocktails / Lounges / → All Tags
There’s a new view in town. Well, sort of. Vista cocktail lounge at Caesars Palace offers panoramic views of “the world’s most breathtaking skylines” (according to its website). In real life, the rotating photos of famous skylines on the back wall look nice but breathtaking might be a stretch. Perhaps after a few cocktails.
The venue is right off the slot floor nearest the food court and parking garage, across from the Colosseum entrance. It would make a great spot to grab a drink before or after a show. It’s rather dark but the booth and table set ups are nice and intimate with chairs and couches facing each other in the middle, making little private spaces. (It used to be the Shadows Lounge, FYI.)
The Cosmopolitan / Bars / Drinking / Renovations / Blackstone / → All Tags
Last May, when The Cosmopolitan was sold to Blackstone Real Estate Partners, changes to the property were expected, especially since the casino-hotel hasn’t had a profitable quarter since opening in December of 2010.
Casino revenue was one of the first items addressed by Blackstone. According to their last quarterly earnings report casino revenue is on the rise so that's that.
Next up were plans to add 46 rooms in empty space in the West Tower. Those rooms are still under construction according to an adviser.
We also haven’t heard much about the space atop the East Tower of the Cosmo. Initial plans were that something “creative” would be added but nothing has been revealed yet. Perhaps a new restaurant or the long rumored Playboy Club will return to Las Vegas.
But surprisingly, it looks like Cosmo might get a new lobby bar before all of this.
Hyde Bellagio / Lago / Bellagio / Restaurants / Bars / Julian Serrano / → All Tags
When you can't get a prime reservation or peel yourself away from da club, there are now new ways to enjoy those fantastic bites from Bellagio's newest restaurant, Lago. Nearby Hyde Bellagio has already offered small plates early in the eve as the sun goes down and the beats go up but has now added items from Chef Julian Serrano's nearby kitchen.
Openings / Hooters / The Palms / Off Strip / Heraea / Back Room Burger / Bars / Restaurants / Eating / Dining / → All Tags
With the Playboy Club long gone, Palms is ready to sex things back up again. The off-Strip resort is planning to add the world's largest Hooters to its lineup. Sorry, Hooters Casino Hotel. (Side note: is that place still open? Cue overly dramatic music.)
Deals / Eating / Dining / Off Strip / Hofbrauhaus / Drinking / Bars / Restaurants / → All Tags
The off-Strip beer hall and restaurant is offering new promotions to get you to stop by for a mug or two (or more). A new "Power Hour" lunch guarantee will comp your food if you don't get it within 13 minutes. The pledge is good for meals between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Strip / Encore / Just One Drink / Drinking / Bars / Eastside Lounge / → All Tags
Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish or drink worth writing about. Here's the latest installment in our Just One Drink series.
If you’re looking for a tasty cocktail to start your evening, the Eastside Lounge at Encore has a few good ones to choose from. When I know it’s likely to be a long night, I prefer to start things out with something light and delicate so I’ll still be able to enjoy the rest of my evening.
The Strip / Paris Las Vegas / Bars / Le Central / Renovations / → All Tags
Last week Paris opened their renovated and expanded lobby bar, Le Central. I happened upon the newly revealed change by accident when meeting a friend after the first day of March Madness. The poor staff were slightly overwhelmed by the amount of people in the bar Thursday night. Bartenders had to remake new drinks on the menu and had a difficult time accommodating orders from the waitresses and folks sitting at the bar. That said, everyone was very nice and I ended up with a couple of fine drinks. Then again, I'm pretty simple -- beer, vodka, coffee. Done.
The first thing you notice about the new Le Central is the large circular bar next to Le Toilets and the check-in area. The bar has TVs all around with bar-top video poker. VP players shouldn’t be surprised by the typically bad Caesars pay tables. What you might be surprised about is the minimum denomination is 50 cents.
The inside of the bar is a couple of steps up from the casino floor so you have tall bar stools on the outside and chairs on the inside. Those bar stools shown above are nice, but can only be found at the bar.
Drinking / The Strip / Off Strip / Deals / Bars / Restaurants / → All Tags
VegasChatter Twitter follower @wclsc59 recently asked us about the best Vegas venues for open bar options. If you’re aiming to drink for an extended period of time, the standard $12-$14 cocktails at many bars will add up quick. Many open bar options will be more budget friendly, but remember, just because your wallet can handle it, doesn’t mean your liver can!
If you’re in the ‘burbs out at Red Rock's Mercadito (or can get there), brunch comes with a two-hour open bar featuring cocktails, wine or beer plus three brunch items to share. It’s $38.50 per guest and includes standard brunch drinks like margaritas, mimosas, Bloody Marys and a variety of fruity concoctions.
The Mirage / Poker / Casinos / Bars / Lounges / Drinking / Construction / → All Tags
The Mirage is building a new dream experience. We know this because it says so right on the construction wall.
Where poker was once the only name of the game will rise two new drinking spots, Center Bar and Parlor Lounge. Since an official announcement has yet to be made, here's what we can surmise from those same construction wraps:
Events / Drinking / Eating / Dining / Bars / New York-New York / Nine Fine Irishmen / Ri Ra Pub / O'Sheas / The LINQ / Mandalay Place / → All Tags
The green beer will be flowing in just a few days and, on the Las Vegas Strip, no three spots will get their Irish on more than O'Sheas at The LINQ, Rí Rá at Mandalay Place and pretty much all of New York-New York. Here's a rundown of what to expect at each for St. Patrick's Day: