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What Happens If You Get Banned From a Las Vegas Property

Where: 3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89109
June 4, 2015 at 7:44 PM | by | ()

So, let's say you come to Vegas and you get into a little bit of trouble. Maybe you partied too hard or broke a rule… and then got banned from a casino (yolo). Is that ban permanent? We had a reader, who obviously will remain nameless, tell us about this terrible, horrible, very bad, no good day in Vegas.

“I am a frequenter of the Vegas pool club and nightlife scene, particularly those on the Wynn/Encore properties. Unfortunately, about a year back, I was caught with a single illicit substance in my wallet (I had forgotten it was there from the night before, was holding it for someone) and was told I was banned from the entire property. They had me face a security camera (which apparently took my pic) and my license. I haven't been back since.”

My question: is there a process to get un-banned from Wynn/Encore of any Vegas casino? Or is this a permanent thing?

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Have A Mid-Life Crisis At Encore Beach Club

Where: 3121 Las Vegas Boulevard S. [map], 89109
April 15, 2015 at 2:04 PM | by | ()

As clubs keep trying to outdo each other with more and more elaborate bottle service presentations (drone delivery, anyone?), the spectacle is beginning to get out of control even more over the top. Encore Beach Club is upping the ante with two new packages for your indulgence.

First up is the Sons of Beach Club motorcycle-themed offer where a gang of leather bikini-clad servers ride out to your table on a real, production model Harley-Davidson armed with a Nebuchadnezzar (that’s 15 liters) of Veuve Clicquot, Yellow Label plus 20 bottles of house bubbly. Hopefully, there’s a sidecar to hold all that booze. This will set you back $25,000.

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If You Haven't Discovered Michael Monge Yet, This Is Your Cue To Check Him Out

Where: 3121 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
April 8, 2015 at 5:23 PM | by | ()

Whether you’re an old soul or just looking for a traditional Vegas lounge experience, Michael Monge and the Wynn Encore Trio at Encore's Eastside Lounge may be just what you’re looking for. While I wasn’t alive for the original lounge acts that helped put Las Vegas on the map, I got hooked on the live music at Fontana Bar at Bellagio (now Hyde) when I first moved here about a decade ago. I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement ever since. It turns out, Encore has what I’ve been seeking.

The Eastside Lounge is right off the casino floor with a beautiful view of Encore’s pool area. On Wednesday through Sunday nights from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., you can catch singer Michael Monge and the Wynn Encore Trio performing four sets in front of this beautiful backdrop. The lounge has a $10 cover charge with one drink minimum per person, but locals can enjoy free admission Sunday through Wednesday. The cocktail list offers a slew of classics, much like you’ll hear from the band.

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Just One Drink At Encore's Eastside Lounge

Where: 3121 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
April 6, 2015 at 1:57 PM | by | ()

Sometimes a full restaurant review just won't do. Perhaps, there wasn't time for an A-Z meal. Maybe it's a restaurant we've written about before. Or a dog ate our good pictures. There may still be that one dish or drink worth writing about. Here's the latest installment in our Just One Drink series.

If you’re looking for a tasty cocktail to start your evening, the Eastside Lounge at Encore has a few good ones to choose from. When I know it’s likely to be a long night, I prefer to start things out with something light and delicate so I’ll still be able to enjoy the rest of my evening.

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Room Renovations For Encore

Where: 3121 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 11, 2015 at 9:58 PM | by | ()

Something else to kick up your heels about.

Another Strip hotel is working to bring you all-new accommodations. In addition to Mandalay Bay, Encore also will see a room remodel for 2015.

VegasChatter reader Ryan M. wrote in recently seeking confirmation and details:

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Annual Universal Whisky Experience Returning To Strip

Where: 89109
March 6, 2015 at 2:47 PM | by | ()

Developer and whisky enthusiast Mahesh Patel is returning to Vegas and bringing another year of the finest whisky experience the world has to offer. It's literally a smorgasbord of only the the best spirits, and as much as you'd like. There is hardly an event like this in the world, and on March 11-14, whisky lovers will come from all over the globe to convene at Wynn|Encore.

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Magical Mondays: Shimshi

February 16, 2015 at 9:02 PM | by | ()

For this installment of Magical Mondays, we’ll get to know another of the Las Vegas magicians on SyFy’s Wizard Wars. Shimshi is a magician who got his start in his native Israel and now performs regularly at corporate events and private gigs at Wynn and Encore. After appearances on America’s Got Talent, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and now Wizard Wars, Shimshi is continuing to develop plans for his own Las Vegas stage show.

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Check-Out Folio: A New Bar To 'Hop' To And Go 'Nuts' Over, And More

February 13, 2015 at 8:57 PM | by | ()

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. 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 9:

Downtown brews up a new bar: Hop Nuts Brewing will mark its grand opening in the Downtown Vegas Arts District tonight. Located at 1120 S. Main Street (suite #150), the bar has been quietly serving up brews since New Year's Day. Stop by and find 12 beers on tap, ranging from an Hop Nuts IPA (7.4% ABV, 65 IBU) to an Hop Nuts Imperial Stout (8.5% ABV, 75 IBU). The brewery is open Sunday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday and Saturday until 4 a.m. Tours are available, upon request. Call 702-816-5371 to inquire.

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VegasChatter 2014 Awards: Epilogue

December 31, 2014 at 7:55 PM | by | ()

Thanks for joining us on the last day of the fifth annual VegasChatter Awards.

While all of our awards are based on our personal experiences, we would be nothing without all the Vegas visitors, lovers and locals who send us tips, share personal stories, dish on gossip, ask us questions, and most of all, who comment -- whether they agree with us or not. You always keep us entertained and on our toes and we hope it's a two-way street. Keep it up in 2015!

No matter where you stay, what you do or who you see, we wanna know how you spent your time in Vegas. Here's how to fill us in:

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The Best Tickets Of 2014

December 30, 2014 at 3:25 PM | by | ()

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.

Can a show set in the ever-changing landscape of Las Vegas performing for today's immediate gratification and 'what have you done for me lately' crowd really land a Best Show award for the fourth year in a row? A year ago we thought another Spiegelworld production would at least give Absinthe a run for its money, but the demise of the super but short-lived Vegas Nocturne eliminated that debate.

VegasChatter revisited the tent long-term parked in front of Caesars Palace this month in the interest of fairness and to ensure Absinthe wasn't resting on its lack of competition laurels at this point. Was Absinthe still fresh or had it gotten stale?

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ShowStoppers Isn't Quite Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Where: 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
December 22, 2014 at 7:03 PM | by | ()

Vegas is a world where “really good but not awesome” seldom flies. With the number of competing shows (and the typically high ticket price), a headlining production better be top notch or it (usually) won’t get that 'can’t miss' allure or much-needed word of mouth. While its talented cast excels at certain numbers, Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers doesn’t quite live up to its lofty name.

Yes, most of the individual numbers may have been showstoppers in their respective productions, but that doesn’t mean a group of them strung together into a 75-minute(ish) production will create that same showstopping feeling. This is not to say the talent isn’t there, because it is. For instance, the vocals in “Anything You Can Do” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” will be some of the best you hear in town. Unfortunately, the whole isn’t really greater than the sum of its parts. Most of the vignettes are strong yet the show is begging for more of a story arc or perhaps a celebrity host to tie things together.

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VegasChatter's Guide to 2015 Big Game Parties

December 17, 2014 at 8:12 PM | by | ()

After weeks of fielding queries, we finally have a roundup of Super Bowl -- sorry, BIG GAME -- parties in Las Vegas to share. Due to high demand, we're launching our annual guide now. Make sure to bookmark this page as we'll add events as they're uncovered/revealed. The newest parties will always be listed first so you won't have to do any unnecessary scanning. If you see one we don't have listed yet, email us the deets at tips@vegaschatter.com! Know that an event is sold out? We want to hear that, too!

Also, make sure to follow our friends and party experts, @VegasBigGame, on Twitter. If you've got a question about a party, they have an answer. Operated by a group of friends who've traveled to Vegas to view the Super Bowl for 17 years now (2015 will mark year #18), their Twitter account is an unmatched resource. They've already created this awesome infographic reviewing the parties of 2014.

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