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Ranking The Chocolate Martinis Of New York-New York's Chocolate Bar

Where: 89109
October 16, 2014 at 1:40 PM | by | Comments (2)

It's one thing to dream about the chocolate-y concotions of New York-New York's new Chocolate Bar. It's another to take them as a personal challenge.

VegasChatter Twitter follower Mark Sibley (@MLSDC) visits Vegas regularly. We know him as a lover of HOTEL32 at Monte Carlo and of fine food (his Twitter stream makes us drool every time), but we had no idea he was sweet on chocolate, too; that is, until he filled us in on his mission to try all seven chocolate martinis at the walk-up bar. While we initially thought he meant all at once, we soon found out he planned to spread them out over the course of four days. Probably, the better route.

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Fun Football Promotion At TAG Bar In The Quad

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
October 13, 2014 at 5:12 PM | by | Comments (4)

It’s no surprise that this particular VegasChatter'er has something good to say about TAG Bar at The LinQuad. Last weekend, I decided to take in a Sunday morning of football and beer at TAG for the first time.

Since there’s never a lull in the action of 12 football games, it’s surprising that I noticed and took the time to read about a stand-alone pigskin promotion now running at the bar. During Sunday, Mondayand Thursday night games, TAG offers different drink specials based on events that may occur. Check it out:

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Bellagio Is Putting The Squeeze On Rival Beverage Programs

Where: 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
October 13, 2014 at 3:57 PM | by | Comments (7)

Palazzo may have had the first dedicated juice spot on the Strip with tenant, JuiceFarm, but Bellagio is doing it one better by creating cold-pressed juices on-site.

Within the next few weeks, the resort will begin selling its own line of organic juices at a number of venues, including Palio, Gelato, Snacks, and Jean Philippe Patisserie.

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Try To miX In One More Taste Of This Vegas Classic

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
October 10, 2014 at 6:06 PM | by | Comments (4)

Delano Las Vegas debuted September 1, but the infusion of new has yet to reach the 64th floor where miX will eventually evolve into French Chef/Restauranteur Alaine Ducasse’s third Rivea restaurant as well as a yet-unnamed integrated lounge concept.

While some of us at VegasChatter feel the time for miX has passed, this writer recommends you plan at least one more visit (or your first one) before this restaurant/nightclub toasts its final sunset.

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There's A Happy Hour For Locals At SLS Las Vegas, If You Can Sort It Out

Where: 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
October 7, 2014 at 4:10 PM | by | Comments (9)

Somewhere along the line SLS Las Vegas decided they loved locals, theoretically putting them in competition for the attention of locals' love meter against another Vegas gambling conglomerate. More love being shot our way is fine by us. The first question this Vegas resident wondered was what benefits would be received by accepting SLS' advances? THE CODE, the resort's players club, lists them as:

· Preferred seating and restaurant reservations
· Preferred room rates and availability
· $5 happy hour drink specials Sunday-Thursday 5pm-8pm
· 2-for-1 admission to The SLS Buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner Friday-Sunday 8am-9pm
· 25% off treatments in Ciel Spa Sunday-Thursday
· Skip the line on Industry Nights at LiFE & The Sayers Club on Sundays & Foxtail on Mondays

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Hard Rock Adds A Side Bet... Bar

Where: 4455 Paradise Rd. [map], 89169
October 6, 2014 at 12:41 PM | by | Comments (4)

If you’ve been to the Hard Rock sportsbook you know that it’s cozy and can get quite full for football. With only seating for about 100, the upside of the small sportsbook is that it has those beautiful new TV screens that you’re used to from CG Technology. If you were in the mood for a drink, however, you’d often have to walk out to one of the bars or the coffee shop. Although, you won't have to venture quite that far, anymore.

The sportsbook at Hard Rock is receiving a semi-expansion and more drink service. The attached bar which was rarely an option has just finished a makeover and is finally open for business, even if it missed the kickoff of football season. The bar will now have a name. From here on out it will be called the Side Bet Bar.

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Senor Frog's Changes Hours, Keeps Drink Special

Where: 89109
October 3, 2014 at 3:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

You’ll have fewer hours in the day to hop in the conga line and have shots poured into your mouth at Senor Frog's.

The drinking will start a bit later now at the TI establishment. The bar/restaurant has officially cut back its hours and now opens Sunday through Thursday at 2 p.m. and at noon Friday and Saturday. Previously, the party could begin at 11 a.m. daily. Closing time is still flexible so you’ve got the power to keep the party going on that end, at least.

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Nightclub Lifestyle Inspires 'Urban Farm Stand' In Vegas

Where: 9500 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 110 [map], 89123
September 26, 2014 at 3:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

Getting crazy in Vegas is great while you’re doing it, but when you get back to the "real world"? Not so much. We’ve walked past those oxygen bars and haven’t needed to schedule a visit from Hangover Heaven or hop a ride on the Hangover Bus... yet. While this VegasChatter writer generally leans towards the healthier side of Vegas fun, I've been known to party hearty, too; so, I was definitely interested when invited to check out the remedies offered at Juice NV.

Located just a little southeast of McCarran Airport off I-215, Juice NV takes a natural approach to recovery, turning local produce into bottles of power-packed nutrition. Chef Jermaine Jonas opened the concept this summer and calls it Las Vegas' first "urban farm stand." He used the wild lifestyle of Las Vegas as an inspiration for creating a menu of refreshers, super foods and plant-based drinks designed to fuel people on an extreme Sin City schedule.

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No (Formal) Shirt Or Shoes? You'll Still Get (Bottle) Service Here

Where: 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM | by | Comments (3)

The LMFAO song “Sexy And I Know It” was awesome for many of its one-liners, not least of all the gem, “no shirt, no shoes and I still get service!” Chateau Nightclub at Paris, or more specifically its rooftop party pad known as The Deck, is embracing a variation of this song lyric. While you still have to wear a shirt and shoes, it’s not the typical Vegas club dress code. Jeans, flip flops and T-shirts are A-okay. Tank tops for men are welcome as well.

While new to Vegas, this writer was just beginning to wrap her head around the nightclub clothing culture eight or nine years ago when a group of friends tried to get into the now defunct Tangerine lounge at TI. I knew flip flops were a no-no and I wore a dress just to be safe. I watched my guy friends go into a mild panic when the group of men in front of them was turned away for lack of proper footwear. We regrouped and hatched a plan to have one guy (in proper shoes) enter with a girl with a big purse and then she would ferry the pair of shoes back out to the next guy (in flip flops) so we could get our whole group inside. This eventually sounded as ridiculous to us as it likely sounds to you and we just decided to go elsewhere. Unfortunately, this dress code issue can become a real impediment in Vegas, especially when you want to visit a club on the fly and simply don’t have the right clothes on, even if you do know the “rules.”

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From Chocolate Martinis To Chocolate Beer And Wine, The Chocolate-y Menu of Chocolate Bar

Where: 89109
September 22, 2014 at 8:59 PM | by | Comments (0)

If the kitsch of Hershey's Chocolate World doesn't lure you into New York-New York, the resort's newly opened Chocolate Bar may break your resolve.

Located in front of the attraction's casino floor entry, the six-stool drinking spot is short on seating, but long on ways to get drunk on chocolate indulge your sweet tooth like few can around Vegas.

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Bottomless Bubbles At Fizz Offers Two Hours of Champagne

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 19, 2014 at 7:03 PM | by | Comments (2)

Bottoms up!

VegasChatter reader Bill G. posed some good questions about the new Bottomless Bubbles promotion at FIZZ. If you haven’t checked out the snazzy Caesars Palace champagne bar yet by Elton John's partner, David Furnish, this promotion may be a good way to test the waters bubbles.

For $36 inclusive of tax and gratuity/service charge, guests can enjoy two hours of bottomless house champagne. The particular brand evidently varies from time to time, but if you’re not picky, you’re guaranteed all the champagne you can drink in one of two time slots: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly.

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Glass Bottles Banned From Sidewalks Along Vegas Strip

September 16, 2014 at 5:47 PM | by | Comments (28)

While we were busy the last few months shaking our heads at the confusing and borderline obnoxious changes to downtown Vegas drinking laws, the Clark County Commission voted today to ban glass bottles on the Strip, from Sahara Avenue (around SLS Las Vegas) to Russell Road (around Mandalay Bay). While this certainly isn’t Prohibition, it will be a big change, one that will be even more difficult to enforce due to the geographical expanse of the Strip.

We get it. Officials are seeking measures to increase safety and decrease litter. Glass bottles are inherently hazardous and especially so in the hands of mobile and likely possibly inebriated Strip-goers. They can be used as weapons and that presents a danger to the rest of the crowds happily sipping from their plastic half yard-tall Eiffel Towers or footballs. It’s unfortunate that a few bad apples are ruining the bunch, or at least the bunch’s chances of drinking from their desired containers. Metro Police have been handling an increased number of violent crimes involving glass bottles, hence the ban.

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