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Check-Out Folio: Route 91 Revving Back Up, Vdara Mixing Things Up

February 27, 2015 at 5:25 PM | by | Comments (0)



There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of February 23:

Route 91 Tickets On Sale Soon: Country lovers, mark your calendars. The Route 91 concert series will return to the MGM Resorts Village (the parking events lot across from Luxor) October 2-4 and tickets go on sale March 13. For its second Vegas stop, the three-day, two-stage event will feature Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and more. Purchase tickets online. Make sure you check out the upgraded VIP options (now with shade and better restrooms!) before you buy.

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New Suites, Restaurants And Bars For The Cosmopolitan

Where: 89109
February 19, 2015 at 1:51 PM | by | Comments (8)

New digital art in The Cosmopolitan's lobby.

The Cosmopolitan plans to take the New Year very literally. With new owners (Blackstone Group) and a new leader (Bill McBeath) installed, the center Strip resort will continue to bring the new.

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At Flamingo, A Cafe Closes And Other Changes

Where: 89109
February 16, 2015 at 7:25 PM | by | Comments (13)

Is Flamingo launching an intensive top-to-bottom overhaul which will bring more room updates? Or, is what's happening around the center Strip hotel-casino meant to update, but not overdo? The big picture over at Flamingo is still unknown, but one thing's certain -- this dirty bird is molting.

Yesterday, the resort's Tropical Breeze Cafe marked its last day of service while the Paradise Garden Buffet scaled back hours last month to just 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Now, VegasChatter fan Jeff C. brings us our latest report on Flamingo, complete with images captured this past weekend.

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Tequila Bar, Sidewalk Cafe Closing This Weekend At Bally's

Where: 89109
January 27, 2015 at 4:28 PM | by | Comments (9)

While Bally's prepares to welcome the Grand Bazaar Shops February 26, it's quietly showing two long-time venues the door.

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Confirmed: Grand Bazaar Shops At Bally's Opening February 26

Where: 89109
January 21, 2015 at 10:15 PM | by | Comments (12)



What sounded like the opening date for the Grand Bazaar Shops last week is now confirmed. The delayed outdoor mall at Bally's will finally debut (knocks on wood) February 26.

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Le Central At Paris To Get A Swank New Look

Where: 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
January 13, 2015 at 11:39 AM | by | Comments (7)

Details are light aside from the headline (and, when we say "light," we mean non-existent), but Le Central at Paris is in for a complete redesign.

Renderings reveal the casino bar's current look, featuring ornate ironwork and a huge column-supported dome (shown above), will give way to a modern Parisian design (spitballin' here on potential press release copy) boasting unrestricted views of the action surrounding it, comfortable bar and lounge seating, playfully oversized lamps, and the eye-catching whimsy of twinkling chandeliers that will seem to float in midair. (Feel free to use any of that, Caesars.)

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Layover Bar Now Serving At McCarran Airport

Where: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd. [map]
January 5, 2015 at 2:02 PM | by | Comments (6)

It may not look like much (read: it doesn't look like much), but a new watering hole has launched at McCarran Airport.

The Layover Bar opened on New Year's Eve and is located on the esplanade of Terminal 1. Look for it on the second level before travelers pass through security. An airport official tells us the lounge specializes in Bloody Marys and margs "with a modern twist." It's open daily from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

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Best New Bar Of 2014

December 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM | by | Comment (1)

It's time for the fifth annual VegasChatter Awards! Today, we begin bringing you the best and worst of the year. All of our picks are based on what we've personally experienced in Vegas over 2014 -- the good, the bad and the mind-boggling.

The Las Vegas Strip got a handful of new watering holes in 2014 and several really distinguished themselves with creative craft cocktails or a fun ambiance, sometimes both. In a world where “handcrafted” and “artisanal” are getting trite and often misused, it’s nice to find a few spots doing it right.

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There Will Be All-You-Can-Fizz At Caesars Palace For New Year's Eve

Where: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
December 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM | by | Comments (4)

There's another spot to enjoy all-you-can-drink bubbly on December 31st. Just not for $40.

FIZZ at Caesars Palace is offering a three-hour premium open bar package for $125 a person (tax included but a $16 service charge is not). The price includes a champagne toast at midnight and hors d'oeuvres. Table packages begin at $500 for a party of four. Guests can start raising their glass (after glass, after glass) beginning at 9 p.m.

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Commonwealth To Throw Pity Party For New Year's Eve

December 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM | by | Comment (1)

HE WILL RETURN.

A coulrophobic's worst nightmare is coming back to Vegas for a very special performance this New Year's Eve. Puddles Pity Party will perform three shows at downtown's Commonwealth bar at 11 p.m., 11:45 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. December 31.

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At New York-New York, Ring In 2015 With All-You-Can-Drink Champagne

Where: 89109
November 26, 2014 at 8:58 PM | by | Comments (11)

Forget the midnight toast. If you'd rather toast everyone and everything you can think of all night long this New Year's Eve, New York-New York is the place to be.

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iBar At Rio Adds Video Poker

Where: 3700 West Flamingo Rd. [map], 89103
November 24, 2014 at 7:27 PM | by | Comments (5)

Though the Show in the Sky is no longer happening at Rio, several venues show the property is still alive and well in some areas. On a recent weekend visit, we enjoyed live entertainment at the stage near the former Show in the Sky area. A six-piece band performed for a sizeable crowd.

Another crowded spot in the casino was the recently renovated iBar. While the entire casino recently got new carpet, iBar got some additional upgrades. New bench-style seating around the perimeter has given the bar a much more loungy feel, making it a great spot to sit and sip while people watching from the center of the casino floor.

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