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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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TAG Bar Adds Mobile Betting Stations For Football Season

Where: 89109
September 9, 2014 at 7:38 PM | by | Comment (1)

TAG Sports Bar & Lounge at The LinQuad Hotel may be the best spot on the Vegas Strip to experiment and enjoy new and different imported and craft beer. But, it's best not to forget it's general purpose as a sports bar and lounge.

Located on the southern side of the casino (the one closest to the Linq mall), there are TVs throughout the bar as well as different gaming options. And now, just in time for football season, a mobile sports betting window that's open Thursday through Sunday. Instead of making the 45-second walk to place your bets at the sportsbook you don't need to leave the bar, at all.

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Changes At Caesars: New Sportsbook Bar And Food Court Renovations

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 8, 2014 at 9:29 PM | by | Comments (6)

Construction walls surround the former Cypress Street Marketplace at Caesars.

Caesars Palace, the sprawling compound that it is, has gotten a sports book facelift and is undergoing renovations to its food court, previously known as Cypress Street Marketplace. The former food court always had steady traffic and especially long lines whenever this writer wanted to pop in for her beloved BBQ pork sandwiches, mac & cheese and creamed spinach at the Bar BQ outpost.

Granted Mesa Grill, Rao’s and Nobu are also at Caesars and clearly in a different class, but the various Cypress Street offerings were solid food court options for those with less time or a smaller budget.

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Details On The Umami Burger Restaurant, Bar, Beer Garden And Sportsbook At SLS

Where: 2535 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
August 24, 2014 at 3:10 PM | by | Comments (11)

The hybrid burger joint/bar/beer garden/sportsbook at SLS Las Vegas is awesome, but it's not your traditional betting experience. Last May, we revealed Sam Nazarian’s vision for the sportsbook at SLS, a venue that would be more along the lines of Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo, a sports bar and restaurant where you can wager, too.

At SLS, that concept has found new roots with Umami Burger. Bartenders there wear shirts that read "Umami Burger, Beer Garden and Sportsbook" and, while there’s a William Hill presence here, there is no mistaking this is a Umami Burger that also has a sportsbook. It’s a great combination and, possibly, a look at the future in an era where every square inch of space must be maximized and monetized.

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A Bad Beat Is Brewing In Henderson, And We Love It

Where: 7380 Eastgate Rd., Suite #110 [map], 89011
August 21, 2014 at 12:58 PM | by | Comment (1)

On a constant mission to seek out the finest suds in the valley, this VegasChatter writer headed down to Henderson (or Hendertucky, as I usually refer to it.) I had heard about a new brewery from a beer snob friend of mine, and with a lazy Sunday to kill, I found my chance.

Bad Beat Brewing is situated in an industrial building off Auto Show Road. Just a block or so away from a winemaking school, the Las Vegas Distillery and two future breweries, Bad Beat ushers in the new so-called Booze District. Hoping to reign in some of the energy felt downtown over the last two years, the proprietors of these businesses hope that lighting can strike twice in the Las Vegas Valley. The challenge in front of them is that Fremont Street comes with a storied history and a rowdy, fun, and sometimes sexy energy and this place is off an access road across from a car dealership.

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First Impressions Of SLS Las Vegas

Where: 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
August 20, 2014 at 3:52 PM | by | Comments (10)

[Ed. Note: Our sneak peek was actually part of the SLS Las Vegas invite-only "Play Days" which serve as a dress rehearsal of sorts for the SLS service team. Stay tuned for further impressions of the resort when it officially opens to the media and the public on Friday.]

Given the fun billboard ads showing the transition between the “old Vegas” vibe of Sahara and the changing of the guard to the hip and trendy SLS Las Vegas, you might expect the entire resort to be a little more retro or at least a hybrid of the eras. After a sneak peek of SLS Las Vegas last night, there weren't as many old school elements hearkening back to the old Sahara as we may have all anticipated but this writer, at least, certainly wasn’t let down by what I saw.

The renovated property has all the upscale hipster-ish feel of the Cosmo in a more easy to navigate package. And, that new casino smell is downright delicious. If body glitter had a scent and you mixed it with the aroma of a fruity tropical drink, that’s how I would describe the first whiff. It was sweet smelling and new, with a dash of seductive optimism.

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Bar-Hopping Around Vegas

August 11, 2014 at 4:35 PM | by | Comments (2)

Our long-running Sip or Pour series has covered some of the best bars in Vegas. Usually, we highlight two different types of bars, those ideal for a stop before you move on to the next one and those where you can chill all night long (the party in the street being optional). But, what about one ultimate night of fun and drinks and more drinks and maybe some shots? Here's how we would spend one epic night in Vegas. If you follow in our footsteps, make sure to cab it or bring along the ultimate designated driver. (And, in some cases, it's just a short walk!)

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A Timeline For Harrah's New Food Hall, Casino Bar

Where: 89109
August 1, 2014 at 1:05 PM | by | Comment (1)

The newest changes at Harrah's will arrive sooner than you might have guessed.

Earlier this week, we told you about the new food hall and casino bar that were under construction; last night, VegasChatter reader Jeff C. filled us in on just when to expect them.

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