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Check-Out Folio: Route 91 Revving Back Up, Vdara Mixing Things Up

February 27, 2015 at 5:25 PM | by | Comments (6)



There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of February 23:

Route 91 Tickets On Sale Soon: Country lovers, mark your calendars. The Route 91 concert series will return to the MGM Resorts Village (the parking events lot across from Luxor) October 2-4 and tickets go on sale March 13. For its second Vegas stop, the three-day, two-stage event will feature Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and more. Purchase tickets online. Make sure you check out the upgraded VIP options (now with shade and better restrooms!) before you buy.

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The LINQ Getting Another Purple Zebra, Coffee Spot

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
February 24, 2015 at 12:11 PM | by | Comments (3)

If the Purple Zebra and Starbucks in The LINQ promenade is too far of a stroll for you, there's a Purple Zebra and a coffee spot opening soon inside The LINQ Hotel (formerly The Quad).

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This March, Head To House Of Blues For Local Brews, Local Grooves

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. [map], 89109
February 18, 2015 at 5:16 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you are looking for something fun to do in Vegas this March, circle the 21st on your calendar. That's when House of Blues will host Local Brews Local Grooves, a beer tasting and music festival.

I attended the event when it was last held in December. It was actually a chill, fun night with good music, a large selection of craft beers to sample, and a variety of unique food and beverage pairings. (When I went, they creatively paired one of the beers with an ice cream sandwich and it was damn good.)

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At Flamingo, A Cafe Closes And Other Changes

Where: 89109
February 16, 2015 at 7:25 PM | by | Comments (13)

Is Flamingo launching an intensive top-to-bottom overhaul which will bring more room updates? Or, is what's happening around the center Strip hotel-casino meant to update, but not overdo? The big picture over at Flamingo is still unknown, but one thing's certain -- this dirty bird is molting.

Yesterday, the resort's Tropical Breeze Cafe marked its last day of service while the Paradise Garden Buffet scaled back hours last month to just 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Now, VegasChatter fan Jeff C. brings us our latest report on Flamingo, complete with images captured this past weekend.

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For the Love of Cocktails: Vegas' First Real Cocktail Fest

February 6, 2015 at 5:53 PM | by | Comment (1)

Back and bigger than ever, February's annual For the Love of Cocktails festival of all things mixology has morphed into a full-fledged multi-day extravaganza.

What started as a charity cocktail tasting has undergone a blossoming of epic proportions. Three whole days of spirits, cigars, cocktails and, most importantly, education (February 12-14). Vegas has become something of a beacon in the cocktail world. Many elements have been driving forces in Vegas becoming a true "cocktail city," from local legends like Herbs & Rye taking titles in Tales of the Cocktail (the New Orleans spirits industry pilgrimage) to several bars making the tops of national lists. Now, we can add yet another fanciful feather in our boozy cap: a big ol' honkin' cocktail fest.

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The One Where You Wish There Was A Video Poker Coffee Bar

January 30, 2015 at 6:24 PM | by | Comment (1)

We’re always dreaming of new and awesome ways to enjoy Las Vegas. While sitting at a casino bar drinking a disgusting cup of brown water coffee the other day, I had a revelation. Why can’t we have a coffee bar? Not specifically a coffee shop and cafe like Sambalatte at Monte Carlo but a coffee bar, complete with bar-top video poker and slot machines?

One of my rituals when staying in a hotel in Las Vegas is to wake up and grab a cup of coffee and then head to the casino to ease into the day. I usually start slow playing slot machines until the coffee kicks in. Once my brain is ramped up to normal speed, I'll switch to video poker or table games. I would love it if I could get a good cup of coffee (or coffee drink like a cafe latte) and gamble in the same place instead of wandering the casino like a zombie. I’d probably drink more coffee which would make me gamble faster. The more I gamble, chances are the more money the casino would make over time.

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Tequila Bar, Sidewalk Cafe Closing This Weekend At Bally's

Where: 89109
January 27, 2015 at 4:28 PM | by | Comments (9)

While Bally's prepares to welcome the Grand Bazaar Shops February 26, it's quietly showing two long-time venues the door.

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Confirmed: Grand Bazaar Shops At Bally's Opening February 26

Where: 89109
January 21, 2015 at 10:15 PM | by | Comments (12)



What sounded like the opening date for the Grand Bazaar Shops last week is now confirmed. The delayed outdoor mall at Bally's will finally debut (knocks on wood) February 26.

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Le Central At Paris To Get A Swank New Look

Where: 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
January 13, 2015 at 11:39 AM | by | Comments (7)

Details are light aside from the headline (and, when we say "light," we mean non-existent), but Le Central at Paris is in for a complete redesign.

Renderings reveal the casino bar's current look, featuring ornate ironwork and a huge column-supported dome (shown above), will give way to a modern Parisian design (spitballin' here on potential press release copy) boasting unrestricted views of the action surrounding it, comfortable bar and lounge seating, playfully oversized lamps, and the eye-catching whimsy of twinkling chandeliers that will seem to float in midair. (Feel free to use any of that, Caesars.)

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Just One Drink: PBR In A Bag At Pizza Rock

Where: 201 North 3rd Street [map], 89101
January 9, 2015 at 2:42 PM | by | Comments (8)

At VegasChatter, we can be easily amused. (Reference: underboob) If that's you, too, and you haven't made it to Pizza Rock yet, make sure you order up awesome in a can when you do make the visit.

We’ve told you about Pizza Rock before. It’s located a block off Fremont Street at the corner of Ogden and 3rd (201 north 3rd Street, to be exact). They have a variety of specialty drinks and beers, but the fun choice is PBR. You see, Pizza Rock doesn't just serve Pabst Blue Ribbon. It sells 32-ounce cans of PBR. And, they serve them in paper bags! (Yes, as one of the newest writers for VegasChatter writer, I am just discovering the awesomeness of Pizza Rock for myself.)

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Layover Bar Now Serving At McCarran Airport

Where: 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd. [map]
January 5, 2015 at 2:02 PM | by | Comments (6)

It may not look like much (read: it doesn't look like much), but a new watering hole has launched at McCarran Airport.

The Layover Bar opened on New Year's Eve and is located on the esplanade of Terminal 1. Look for it on the second level before travelers pass through security. An airport official tells us the lounge specializes in Bloody Marys and margs "with a modern twist." It's open daily from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

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Best New Bar Of 2014

December 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM | by | Comment (1)

It's time for the fifth annual VegasChatter Awards! Today, we begin bringing you the best and worst of the year. All of our picks are based on what we've personally experienced in Vegas over 2014 -- the good, the bad and the mind-boggling.

The Las Vegas Strip got a handful of new watering holes in 2014 and several really distinguished themselves with creative craft cocktails or a fun ambiance, sometimes both. In a world where “handcrafted” and “artisanal” are getting trite and often misused, it’s nice to find a few spots doing it right.

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