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Just One Drink / Yusho / Monte Carlo / Drinking / → All Tags
Straight out of Chicago, Yusho is the latest restaurant to call Monte Carlo home as the resort's Strip-facing exterior continues to evolve. The Japanese street-style fare offers plenty of things that make you go yummmm that we'll review next week. Today, we'll just get the weekend started with a quick peek at its cocktail program.
Chef/Owner Matthias Merges had already teased us that his bar program was going to "kill it" so we had to take that challenge during a restaurant preview last night. The menu features seven specialty cocktails ($15) and half a dozen draught cocktails ($13).
Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Openings / Bars / Drinking / Fremont Street / Cowgirl Up Cantina / → All Tags
Construction began on the Cowgirl Up Cantina in late February and now it's almost ready for its debut.
MGM Grand / TAP / Bars / Restaurants / Eating / Dining / Beer / Drinking / VegasChatter Reviews / → All Tags
Sixty plus TVs are spread throughout the restaurant and, while there isn’t a seat at TAP without at least one TV in sight, the gigantic screen featuring multiple games across the back wall is the real winner. If you’re in the mood to watch the game, you’re going to want a seat looking at the wall. This writer had a chair at a cocktail table facing 90 degrees away from the spectacular wall so I “only” had a line of sight to the "normal" HDTV screens (which were still huge). It was okay since this was an afternoon with just a couple baseball games on, but if it was a Saturday or Sunday with countless football games on I may have thrown a hissy fit.
When we mentioned the coming soon nightlife venture by Holly Madison - 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque - last week, VegasChatter reader Doug K. dropped us a line to say he was disappointed with the bourbon offerings. It was something flagged by this writer as well. An online list of the venue's rye/bourbon offerings was mostly populated with the ever popular rye/whiskys and very few real bourbons. This left us with an uneasy feeling over a new lounge that had bourbon in the name!
But, Doug didn't just sit idly by and let this seeming injustice go unnoticed. He took to the 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque Facebook page and let them know! And, since that time, the website's listings for bourbon has increased exponentially.
Eating / Dining / VegasChatter Emails / The Linq / Drinking / Chayo / Flour And Barley / Haute Doggery / Sprinkles / Ghirardelli / → All Tags
The star attraction at The Linq is, without question, the newly opened High Roller. While the observation wheel is a must do at the outdoor mall located between Flamingo and The Quad, sadly, dining is proving to be less than stellar.
While The Linq's sweet spots, Ghirardelli and Sprinkles, are hitting the, umm, sweet spot, we continue to hear and see less than impressed reviews when it comes to Haute Doggery, Flour & Barley and Chayo. And, we've not experienced much better ourselves.
VegasChatter reader Michael S. contacted us recently to share his tale of regret after dining at Chayo. Here's his story, in his own words:
Drinking / Beers / Aria / Stillwater Artisanal / → All Tags
When we heard that the best mixologist in Chicago, Craig Schoettler, of the very popular Aviary was relocating to Las Vegas to head the beverage program at Aria, we knew big things were on the horizon. Quickly the cocktail menus showed brand new ingenuity and a creativity that could stand up against any bar in the world.
One look at Sage’s cocktail menu had this writer drooling. My favorite was the East Meets West, a delicious combination of whiskey, chai tea, honey, cream, and nutmeg. What I didn’t expect was a unique focus on beer. Or, rather one beer.
VegasChatter Reviews / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Fremont East / Shipping Container Park / Bin 702 / Drinking / Dining / Eating / Bars / → All Tags
A pleasant change of pace from the glitz of the Las Vegas Strip, Bin 702 is a repurposed shipping container with a modern bistro feel. Bin 702 is located within downtown's Container Park which is five miles north of The Strip and a few blocks east of Slotzilla in the revamped Fremont East district.
The Container Park has transformed the area from skid row to family friendly oasis. A giant fire-breathing praying mantis sculpture greets you at the entrance. Inside the park are selections of restaurants and retail outlets. The shining star for these VegasChatter contributors, however, was wine bar, Bin 702.
The Cromwell / Hotel Amenities / Openings / Cocktails / Drinking / Minibars / Room Service / Coffee / → All Tags
Last week, we told you The Cromwell is bestowing special perks on its hotel guests. Now, we have more details on how, as our sister site HotelChatter put it, every guest will be the best guest at the hotel. We're calling them the 6Cs. For now, at least. These services and perks can and will change throughout the year.
Champagne & Caviar: The General Manager’s Reception will now happen every Thursday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in a reserved gaming space of the Cromwell's casino. According to Karie Hall, the general manger of The Cromwell, the fare will be seasonal so, when the hotel opens, the reception will feature champagne and caviar. The cocktail hour will also give guests the opportunity to get ideas on what to do during their stay and even interact with some execs from Caesars Entertainment.
Cocktails: We're also hearing that a super special cocktail menu will be created for The Cromwell by a seriously legit, award-winning mixologist whose name is still under wraps. (No, it's not Doug Coughlin.)
They caught our attention with a creative 24-hour checkout policy allowing guests to stay in their accommodations a full 24 hours from when they checked in before needing to depart. Now, the Palms has firmly cemented our regard with the launch of a Beverage Butler, a special service exclusively for hotel guests.
How many times have you yearned for a cocktail while waiting to check-in at your hotel? Likely too many, right? Especially, if lines are long and travels were taxing. Guests at the Palms, however, don't need to wait for their room keys before indulging. No, they can indulge while they wait for their room keys.
Openings / Holly Madison / Burlesque / Mandalay Bay / 1923 Bourbon and Burlesque / Entertainment / Drinking / → All Tags
Holly's World is back. No, not Holly Madison's reality TV show (we don't think). And no, she's not returning to Planet Hollywood (that territory is still Britney's, bitch). So, perhaps, we should just say -- Holly's back. The former blonde and Peepshow star will bring 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque to Mandalay Bay next month.
Set to take over the long dormant space once occupied by Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce (yes, burlesque will replace burlesque), 1923 will continue to feed Vegas' on-going fascination with speakeasies and the art of the va-va-voom. A press release details the experience that awaits:
Eating / Dining / Outdoor Dining / Drinking / Restaurants / Burgers / The Cosmopolitan / Comme Ca / → All Tags
Enjoy a great burger and a refreshing libation and an outdoor patio with a fab Vegas view all during some of the city's best weather? Twist our arm some more, Comme Ça.
The Cosmopolitan restaurant will offer 'Brasserie, Burgers, and Oysters' April 9 through June 30. Set to take place every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Comme Ça's outdoor patio, diners will be able to enjoy a tasty burger -- grilled to order right there on the patio -- along with a signature cocktail or two beers for $19. Oysters -- shucked by hand as you watch -- will also be offered for $1.25 each.
'Brasserie, Burgers, and Oysters' will be first come, first serve so be hungry, thirsty and early.
[Photos: Foursquare, Comme Ça]
Drinking / Bars / Lounges / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / The Laundry Room / Commonwealth / Insert Coins / Fremont East / → All Tags
Get ready! Coming straight at you is a special version of Sip or Pour where we head downtown to highlight some awesome drinking spots. So let's get to it! Here are two bars that'll either have you savoring the evening ahead or pouring on a little fun!
For a quite unorthodox drinking experience, you should try your best to get into The Laundry Room. One of downtown's -- and perhaps Vegas' best
open secrets -- this little bar is actually a backroom of the Commonwealth. You can only get in with a reservation or a password, but for those who are able to drop in for cocktails, it will be memorable.
Named 'Best Las Vegas Cocktail Bar' by the Nightlife & Bar Awards (the secret's out), the Fremont East venue is small, intimate and quiet which goes against just about every bar experience in Vegas. But, it works. Styled after a prohibition speakeasy, it's the creative cocktails that are the standout feature here.