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At Aria, Something New, Something Moved And A Few Rumors, Too

Where: 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89158
October 30, 2014 at 6:03 PM | by | Comments (5)

From a new bar to a high limit refresh, Aria is working to bring more new.

The resort officially debuts a new lounge today. Alibi Cocktail Lounge replaces what was City Bar originally. If you can't picture it, it's that bar that's just a stone chip's throw from the resort's casino cage.

Open round-the-clock, Alibi isn't keeping its standard upscale lounge concept under wraps, billing itself as the "perfect convergence of premium spirits, imaginative ingredients and highly stylized opulence." Or, as we translate it, trendy craft cocktails in a posh, new setting.

VegasChatter reader @paperposter sent in the photos of Alibi you see in the photo gallery below. He reports that the lounge offers video poker at the bar and also will be used for private, high-end blackjack and baccarat tournaments.

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Would You Pay For Fancy Ice?

October 30, 2014 at 1:16 PM | by | Comments (10)

Fancy ice is a thing. Say it five times in a row and you’ll understand why. Okay, the latter isn’t serious, but fancy ice really is becoming a thing and bars are beginning to charge for it. Fancy ice has been popular in homes with whiskey drinkers for a few years now and you may have seen pictures of people using ice balls in their drinks. Now the trend is becoming popular at bars.

There are different types of fancy ice. Some are made with filtered water so that you don’t taste the additives or minerals in the local water supply while enjoying your drink. If people are spending $20 and up on a high end spirits, they may not mind a surcharge to keep the flavor pure. Others are flavored with a certain kind of alcohol to create a unique profile. Most are are distinctively shaped.

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Our Dreams Of A Bar-Slash-Bakery Could Be Realized On Fremont Street

Where: 322 Fremont Street [map], 89109
October 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM | by | Comments (2)

If you've ever had the simultaneous craving for a croissant and a craft beer, sit down. Next week on November 4, City of Las Vegas officials will be asked to bless a proposal to transform Fremont Street's Piccadilly pizza joint into 322 Bar & Bakery. Yes, bar and bakery. *swoons*

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Insider Vegas Drinking Spot, Whisky Attic, On The Move

October 28, 2014 at 9:27 PM | by | Comments (0)

The next generation of Vegas bottle service: a proper tasting experience.

Locals in the know and anybody who has done their research on the best drinking spots in Vegas will tell you the singular best tasting experience in town is found at Whisky Attic. It’s the secret clubhouse atop Freakin’ Frog, the bar across from UNLV.

If you’re just finding out about this bar, you’re about to miss out on it entirely as the Frog is croaking on Halloween (puns always intended.) Get there now to help clear their inventory as all beers are on sale in the expansive cooler, including many rare and harder to obtain Belgians. Prices seem to be a 30-40% discount off their usual rates so bring yourself a cooler (and warm clothes) and go on the ultimate beer lover’s treasure hunt.

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A VegasChatter Reader Toasts Banger Brewing's Behind-The-Scenes Tour

Where: 450 Fremont Street, Suite 135 [map], 89101
October 23, 2014 at 3:19 PM | by | Comments (2)

VegasChatter reader @youstayclassyvegas staying classy at downtown's Banger Brewing.

Downtown Vegas tends to put it all out there. Want a free show? Look up at the five-football-fields long Fremont Street Experience canopy. Want to zipline? Just head to the 12-story-tall slot machine.

That's not to say, however, that there are no hidden gems to uncover. VegasChatter member @youstayclassyvegas stopped by downtown's Neonopolis recently to experience a not-so-widely known, behind-the-scenes tour of Banger Brewing. Here's his experience, in his own words:

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At Ghostbar Dayclub, It Can Be Halloween Every Saturday

October 22, 2014 at 8:17 PM | by | Comments (3)

It goes without saying to put your hands up.

With the fall season upon us ushering in cooler weather, the party doesn’t wait until nighttime to get started. Ghostbar Dayclub at Palms throws open the doors to its patio each Saturday this fall and winter for the ultimate indoor-outdoor party atmosphere.

This isn’t the bandage dress and heels crowd you’d expect at a nightclub, but rather an anything goes dress code where crazy costumes are encouraged. Think lots of neon spandex, tutus and furry vests. When we dropped by recently, there was an entire crew in ‘80s workout wear and another dressed as the Power Rangers. In other words, jeans and t-shirts are allowed, but you might actually stand out if you don’t opt for something crazier.

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So You Want The Scoop On Getting Drink Tickets With Your Sports Wagers

October 21, 2014 at 12:12 PM | by | Comments (12)

It seems like every time we post an article about what's happening in the sportsbook, the number one question, regardless of the topic, is "Can I get drink tickets there?" After posting last week’s article about getting seats are the Venetian sportsbook on Facebook,  the question about where someone can get drink tickets with their wagers was raised again by VC reader Sarah B.

The short answer is that policies are rarely the same -- even in the same casino at the same time. There are no longer hard and fast rules about drink tickets at any sportsbooks besides CG Technology (Venetian, Cosmopolitan, etc.) In the past, you could expect a drink ticket with your sports bets. This was a time when casinos didn't mind if you sat around watching a game and not spending money. Things have changed over the years and drink tickets are no longer the norm when placing your bets.

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You Might Want To Tap Atomic Liquor's Tap Takeover Series

Where: 917 Fremont St. [map], 89101
October 20, 2014 at 6:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

The city's oldest liquor licensee is kicking their events program into high gear for the beer nerd in all of us. And, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21, Atomic Liquors will team up with Green Flash Brewing Company in its latest Tap Takeover series.

Every year, Green Flash puts out a limited release beer called Treasure Chest to benefit breast cancer research. This year, Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada will be the lucky recipient to the profit from each pint of this and Green Flash's other ringer, Serrano Chili Double Stout.

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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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