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Drinking / Repeal Day / Mob Museum / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Downtown Grand / The Strip / The Shoppes at Mandalay Place / Rx Boiler Room / → All Tags
The week after Thanksgiving (more casually known as next week), Vegas will toast the 80th anniversary of the end of prohibition on December 5 or Repeal Day. We have a lot of made-up holidays in this country that we use as excuses to drink (like Valentine's Day for us single folks), but this is one that actually makes sense, and it’s a damn fine excuse to hit up your local bar and suck down a few handcrafted cocktails.
In honor of days that are beer again, Golden Gate has officially dubbed its nameless casino bar, Bar Prohibition! We don't know about you, but we take the exclamation mark as a challenge. Here’s a rundown of what else is happening around town. Be sure to check back as we’ll update the listing as more events.
Drinking / VegasChatter Reviews / Whiskey Down / MGM Grand / Bars / Lounges / Openings / → All Tags
As part of MGM's self-declared "Grand Renovation," we've seen the launch of Hakkasan as well as the closure of Tabu Ultra Lounge. That closure left the door open for what has become one of this writer's new favorite spots. And, not for the reasons I had initially thought.
A 24-hour bar, lounge and gaming room, Whiskey Down -- which opened in late August -- really drew me in with its wide-open concept more than its marquee attraction. A big change from the walled off Tabu lounge, Whiskey Down gives patrons a feeling of being a part of the casino floor. The space features lounge seating as well as video poker machines and six blackjack tables. (Interested gamblers should note that, on most of my visits, the table minimum for blackjack was $100 or more.)
Vegas Observations / Treasure Island / TI / Kahunaville / Restaurants / Dining / Eating / Drinking / → All Tags
When we last checked in at TI, we found that the party seemed to be missing at party bar Kahunaville. The lack of crowds, paired with the barrage of offers for discounted frozen drinks, suggested to us that the 13-year-old restaurant and flair bar may be on its way out. We’ve since heard from the owners, who insist that Kahunaville is here to stay.
Kahunaville suggests that its Island-style casual atmosphere is lacking elsewhere on The Strip. The island theme may be unique (assuming you've never made it over to Margaritaville), but other party bars like Rockhouse and Carnaval Court, both just across the street, aren’t exactly upscale. On competing with Senor Frog’s, TI’s new and similarly themed party restaurant, Kahunaville chooses to focus on the increased traffic moving through the doors. If guests at TI are, indeed, doing some in-house bar-hopping, then the arrangement may be mutually beneficial.
Drinking / Peppermill / Lounges / → All Tags
We popped into the Peppermill the other week for lunch and, no surprise here, ended up staying a few hours before finally making our way to the adjacent Fireside Lounge. (For you Vegas noobz, yes, there's an actual firepit and it's spectacular...ly cheesy.)
Conveniently (cough, cough), we had arrived just in time for Happy Hour which happens daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and then again from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. This writer opted for a $5.50 mojito while a friend "splurged" on a $6 margarita.
Openings / FIZZ Las Vegas / Lounges / Drinking / Bars / David Furnish / Elton John / → All Tags
Ooo la la! Look what's made its debut at Caesars Palace.
VegasChatter Facebook fan Stephanie Smith-Clark just let us know FIZZ Las Vegas, the ritzy champagne bar by Elton John's partner, David Furnish, is uncorking as we speak. Stephanie says it looks like a private VIP party is underway tonight.
We don't know if Furnish and Sir Elton are inside, but they've gotta be, right? As you can see in the pic Stephanie shared above, a rope and a guy with a checklist kept her at bay. But, not ones to be thwarted, we hit up social media and found a first look inside the swank lounge thanks to Instagram's @mtenazas.
Vegas Delays / Openings / Eating / Drinking / Shopping / Restaurants / Bars / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Shipping Container Park / → All Tags
More specifically, according to us (by way of Bolt Barbers), Monday, November 25 at 1 p.m.
You know how this next part goes. Container Park. Yadda, yadda. Supposed to have opened. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Yep, let's just say its arrival is way past due.
Drinking / Downtown Grand / Beer / Art Bar / Furnace Bar / Mob Bar / Pizza Rock / Bars / Vegas Observations / → All Tags
Downtown Grand celebrated its official grand opening yesterday. But, with a soft opening on October 27, we've already spent a lot of time there.
Depending on your game, the odds in the casino are hit (blackjack) or miss (video poker) so we decided to take our excitement to the bars. Every bar at Downtown Grand is beautiful and feels very comfortable. However, this beer drinker had a few chuckles with the offerings available at Art Bar (shown above) and the newly relocated Mob Bar. Here’s the bottled beer menu from Art Bar
as viewed through beer goggles:
Events / NFR / National Finals Rodeo / Eating / Dining / Drinking / Hotel Rooms / → All Tags
It's almost that time of year when everyone in Vegas gets a little bit country. The National Finals Rodeo invades town next month (December 5-14), sparking a week-long celebration with events, concerts, and specials all across Sin City.
Check out what's happening around town below, and be sure to check back as it gets closer and more events are announced. Still need tickets? You can grab them here.
New Year's Eve / Events / Dining / Eating / Drinking / → All Tags
If you didn't hop on early bird rates for New Year's Eve hotel rooms, well... good luck. Whether you put a credit card down yet or plan to crash with a buddy, there are, of course, Las Vegas events that don't involve drinking your way past midnight. No, really. If you're in that crowd, read on. And, keep this page bookmarked. We'll be adding more New Year's Eve events (as well as major happenings in the days leading up to the Big Day) as they're announced.
CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER (The Mirage)
December 29-30, 10 p.m. each night
Starting at $65.99, visit the Mirage website to purchase
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY'S WILD AND SWINGIN' HOLIDAY PARTY (The Orleans)
December 29-30, 8 p.m.
From $19.95, grab tickets here
Closings / Openings / Drinking / Name Changes / Queen Victoria Pub / Wicked Vicky Tavern / Riviera / → All Tags
We're not sure why this didn't happen the first time, but we can guess why it's happening now.
Now, the north Strip hotel and casino has bid adieu to QV again. And, has already replaced it. Again. This time, installing the Wicked Vicky Tavern there in its place. Hashtag see-what-you-did-there, hashtag what-just-happened. The name change is a fairly recent one. Fans of the Riv began questioning the switcheroo on Facebook last week.
Vegas Delays / Openings / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Neonopolis / Banger Brewing / Drinking / Bars / Fremont Street / → All Tags
The microbrewery-slash-bar, still a work in progress in Neonopolis, is the dream of a group of guys who met while working at Bellagio. A once hoped for debut of March, however, has been pushed back, and back. And, back. Just last month, the plan was to be open by, well, now, but that's since been delayed to mid to late November. (Probably, the last week of November, according to Facebook. So, yeah, maybe look to December, but we'll remain hopeful for November.)
Events / Christmas / Thanksgiving / Eating / Drinking / Music / → All Tags
It's never too early to start planning for holiday cheer in Las Vegas. We've rounded up some Thanksgiving Day menus for you followed by some Christmas and Holiday themed events so you can start making your Vegas list now. No need to check twice.
THANKSGIVING (November 28)
SKINNY FATS (Off Strip)
✫Fully cooked Thanksgiving feasts can be ordered for pick-up on Thanksgiving morning
✫Meals will include one main course, five sides, and one dessert, feeds four
✫Order by November 19 for pricing beginning at $200
✫Tofurkey options available for vegans/vegetarians
✫Mention VegasChatter to receive a complimentary ½ gallon of apple cider
✫Order by calling 702.250.8997
✫Holiday menu offers such selections as a Thanksgiving Roll (Hawaiian Bread, Peking Duck Dressing, rolled with Soy Paper and topped with Turkey Breast and Crispy Shallots) and Plymouth Rock Shrimp
✫Available on the 27th as well
✫ Specialty cocktail “Gone ‘tip November” ($10) offered throughout month
✫Comprised of Stoli Peach Vodka, St. Elizabeth All Spice Dram, egg whites, lemon juice and honey syrup
JERRY'S NUGGET (North Las Vegas)
✫Jerry's Famous Coffee Shop to offer a Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
✫Patrons can enjoy Roast Tom Turkey with stuffing and choice of sides ($14.98), Virginia Baked Ham with choice of sides ($13.98) or Roast Leg of Lamb with choice of sides ($17.89)
✫All meals also will include soup or salad and a slice of pie
D GRILL (The D Hotel)
✫D Grill will offer a traditional turkey feast, featuring herb-roasted turkey, sage bread dressing, garlic rolls, whipped potatoes, green beans almandine and a slice of pie, for $12.99
✫The special menu can also be ordered November 25-December 1 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
✫Roasted prime rib dinner also can be ordered for the same price, minus the pie
DU-PAR'S (Golden Gate)
✫Holiday meal priced at $19.95 per person, $11.95 for children under 10 to offer oven-roasted turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and more as well as a slice of homemade pie
✫Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., no reservations will be accepted
✫A special take-out meal for 8-10 will be available for $175; half-turkey feasts to feed 4-6 can be purchased for $110
✫To place a take-out order, call 702.777.6941
HOFBRAUHAUS (Off Strip)
✫Special holiday fixings to include Butternut Squash Cream Soup, German Potato Pancakes, Roast Turkey and Traditional Pumpkin Pie
LA CAVE (Wynn)
✫Four-course menu ($59) to feature butternut squash soup, dried berry salad, turkey, and pumpkin pie; wine pairings available for additional $35
STRIP HOUSE (Planet Hollywood)
✫Seasonal dishes to include Warm Artichoke Caesar Salad ($18), Butternut Squash Gnocchi ($12) and a traditional turkey dinner ($38)
PALMS (Off Strip)
✫Nove Italiano to offer a la carte menu, ranging from $11-$69, from 6 p.m. to close; choices include bone-in rib eye, farm-raised turkey, and more
✫Simon to offer three-course menu ($49) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; featuring such selections as butternut squash soup and roasted turkey
SPAGO, WOLFGANG PUCK PIZZERIA, TRATTORIA DEL LUPO, POSTRIO, WOLFGANG PUCK BAR & GRILL (Forum Shops, Crystals, Mandalay Bay, Venetian and MGM Grand, respectively)
✫Spago to offer three-course menu ($55) from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
✫Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria to offer three-course menu ($45) from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
✫Trattoria del Lupo to offer a la carte menu
✫Postrio to offer three-course menu ($45) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
✫Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill to offer three-course menu ($45) plus a la carte selections from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
HASH HOUSE A GO GO (The Quad, Plaza and M Resort)
✫Holiday menu, ranging from $5.95 to $21.95, to include Pumpkin Bisque, Roasted Turkey Breast and Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf
✫Turkey Dinner To Go Go available through the Sahara location; priced at $115, the feast feeds 6-8
CENTRAL (Caesars Palace)
✫Three-course meal, priced at $45, to include choice of three appetizers (chestnut soup, Caesar salad or beet salad), three entrees (roasted turkey, prime rib, or Mediterranean sea bass), and three desserts (spiced pumpkin pie, apple tatin, or a banana split)
HONEY SALT (Off Strip, Summerlin)
✫Thanksgivukkah (November 25-December 2, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday)
✫Menu to include potato latkes, red wine braised short ribs, pumpkin cheesecake, and more
✫$45 per person, add wine pairings for $25
ALIANTE (Off Strip, North Las Vegas)
✫Thanksgiving Day menu items at MRKT, Bistro 57, FARM 24-7 and Medley Buffet on November 28
✫MRKT to offer $25 Thanksgiving meal, includes roasted turkey, traditional or oyster stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and pecan pie
✫Bistro 57 to offer $17 meal, Medley Buffet to offer $16 pricing with Players Club card; new FARM 24-7 cafe to offer $15 meal
✫Coronado Café: C$16.95 Traditional Roast Turkey Platter; to include choice of corn chowder or a dinner salad, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables, glazed yams, cranberry sauce, cocktail of guest's choice, and pumpkin pie with coffee or tea (11 a.m.-10 p.m.)
✫Garden Buffet Champagne Buffet: $15.95 with a Casino Club Card; buffet service to include unlimited champagne (11 a.m.-9 p.m.)
✫Baja Miguel’s Mexican: $16.95 roast turkey meal to include complimentary cocktail of guest’s choice (11 a.m.-9 p.m.)
✫Don Vito’s Italian, Silverado Steak House and Primarily Prime Rib to also offer pre-set menus ranging from $29 to $45
COMME CA (The Cosmopolitan)
✫Three-course menu on November 28 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. priced at $55 per person, $85 with wine pairing
✫Offerings to range from Roasted Duck and Chickory Salad or Cinderella Pumpkin Soup to Confit of Goose Leg Pave or Pan Roast of Goose Breast
CARMINE'S (Forum Shops)
✫Thanksgiving to-go meal, feeding up to eight, is priced at $239.95
✫Order at 702.473.9700
HOLSTEINS (The Cosmopolitan)
✫ Stop in for a Billy Burger, a New England Turkey Burger on a bun with cranberry relish, bread stuffing and giblet gravy; and/or a Pumpkin Pie Bamboozled Shake (shown below) made with Pumpkin Pie filling, Crown Royal Maple, Graham Crumble and Pepitas Brittle
✫Drink specials Nov. 27-29 to include $5 cocktails
✫Thanksgiving menu to include $17 holiday meal (turkey leg dinner with potatoes and domestic draft beer)
PBR ROCK BAR (Miracle Mile Shops)
✫Turkey breast with mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing, sautéed green beans and a side of cranberry sauce served all day for $19.95 per person
✫Football will be shown on 105 high-def TVs
LA CAVE WINE & FOOD HIDEAWAY (Wynn)
✫Four Course Menu: Butternut Squash Soup; Dried Berry Salad; Turkey; Pumpkin Pie