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Most of the country is battling the back and forth weather that comes along with April and the transition from winter to spring, but it's never to early to start thinking about summer. Memorial Day is the official kick off in our eyes, and those making plans to visit Sin City in celebration should begin to stake their claim before you'll need to go with plans B, C, or even, D. The Golden Nugget, for example, is already sold out on Sunday, May 26.
Here's a glimpse at the starting rates at a selection of hotels. All rates are as of April 9 and, as always, are subject to change:
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In Vegas, not every live music act requires payment and accompanying service fees. Here's where to rock out without having to pull your wallet out. Unless, of course, you can't talk your friends or that hot stranger into buying you drinks...
*Click on the name of the performer, group or band to hear them first before you head on down.
Commonwealth (Fremont East in Downtown Vegas)
Live Music Sundays
March 24: Love Hate Away
March 31: Donacat
April 7: Life Is Beautiful Music Showcase to include: Moondog Matinee, The Dirty Hooks, Avalon Landing, and more; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
In its March email newsletter, the Palms heralds its new Ivory Suites, which were once called the Grand Suites. And, the new look is night and day with a boring, dark decor replaced with bright whites, pops of color and a more contemporary design as shown throughout this post.
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The Palms is replacing Playboy bunnies with board games, pool tables, and shuffleboard. And, if your reaction is anything like ours, you're scratching your head right now. And, possibly uttering oookkkkay at the same time over a move we would have expected more from another P named hotel-casino than this one.
The off-Strip resort has announced that guests will be able to take in The View, a new, fun and games-focused lounge atop its Fantasy Tower, starting this Friday, March 15:
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There have been lots of changes for sports bettors at Palms this year.
Earlier this year, Cantor Gaming took control of the sportsbook at Palms and built a beautiful new one which includes a cute little poker area. (We can't really call it a poker room since it's not enclosed and is open to the casino and sportsbook.) The sportsbook itself is "cozy" with just four rows of red desk seating, in true Cantor Gaming fashion. Also in the tradition of other Cantor Gaming sportsbooks, the TVs are big and beautiful.
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We haven't visited N9NE Steakhouse at Palms in a while so when a friend recommended it for dinner, we decided give it a whirl again. This writer's first visit was good. That visit was a few years ago and found a very modern decor along with good (not great) eats. Since then, nothing much at N9NE has changed. Chef Barry remains and the food is still good (not great). Meantime, the once cool decor seems a bit dated.
We sat down to our table and our waiter was quick to stop by. After planning to have a simple Grey Goose and soda, we were swayed to try the sangria on the cocktail menu. Sangria is always better by the pitcher, but the glass of extra fruity wine was nice. We just wanted to get the ball rolling with food so dinner started with a simple Caesar salad. The salad was fine, but nothing special. This salad could have easily been pulled from the Palms buffet and nobody would be surprised. Consider our palette whet for the main course.
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Our special contributor, Joe K, is a frequent Vegas visitor. Today, he shares his final farewell to the endless margs of Garduno's.
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After what seems like an eternity, football season has finally returned to us with the college football season kicking off this week and the NFL season beginning next week. The Giants and Cowboys have the first night of the NFL season all to themselves on Wednesday, September 5. This leaves us with only nine days to prepare for the football contests being held at the sportsbooks in Vegas this season.
The SuperContest at LVH has received almost twice the entries it had this time last year while William Hill and Station Casinos also got their football contests underway a little while ago, too. But, wait there's more!
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Excited about the opening of the all-new Playboy Club? So are we. Except it's going to be a hell of a taxi ride from The Strip.
Back in March when the Playboy Club and the iconic bunny image vacated The Palms, the talk of Vegas was the next destination for the venerable brand and club. Smart money was on The Cosmopolitan and the bunnies we talked to were looking forward to a fresh new home and a theme they were told was more in keeping with Hyde lounge than the dated club that sat atop their Palms tower.
Well, months have passed and nary a word. Except Playboy is now opening a whole new club on September 1st. In Cologne, Germany. And, it sounds exactly like everything the Vegas Playboy Club could have hoped to be and, frankly, should have been.
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For starters, Garduño’s, the Mexican restaurant, will be closed and replaced by Heraea. There's also plans for some new food court additions from Earl of Sandwich (which just recently opened) and Chronic Taco (coming soon). The casino floor is getting some new slot machines as well as a little layout switcheroo. There's a new sportsbook and even the rooms are going to get an upgrade. Meanwhile, traces of sad old Hugh Hefner remain as the Palms still has not renamed Hugh Hefner drive. All Playboy signage, however, has been removed.
Now the Palms is cashing in on the sweet shop trend by announcing the opening of the Chocolat Bistro in the former Hart & Huntington tattoo shop.
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Changing into teeny weeny bikinis can be so taxing. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just roll out of bed and head down to the pool,
scary sexy bedhead, muumuu lingerie and all?
The Palms will host its popular Midsummer Lingerie Masquerade August 4 starting at 9 p.m. For $125, you can trot around in your risque-est bedwear whilst oogling others. Faux greenery, flowers and fairy wings optional. To make things even naughtier, guests are encouraged to wear masks, making it easier to use the ol' 'but, I thought it was you' excuse.
Admission will include a two-hour open bar. Ladies, sign up now for your chance at complimentary entry and free drinks, but be prepared to upload your photo 'cause there's no time like the present for the oogling to begin.
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It's an age-old question for Vegas visitors (and, even some locals) -- What nightclubs should we hit up? Given this town's propensity for turnover, we could probably revisit this question on a monthly basis. And, we just might. But for now, our new Club Kid, Cat, gives us her picks for summer.
One of my all time favs, this place has it all. Want a view of the city? Head outside on one of the two decks. Even if you don’t buy a table, step outside and take in the panoramic view of the Vegas lights. While you’re there, enjoy the makeshift dance floor or partake in a quick make-out session!
If you really want to go all out on the dance floor, the main floor is amazing. The space is large enough to actually be considered a club. But, please don’t forget to look up. It’s called Moon for a reason. The roof retracts so you can enjoy the night air, moon and stars.
Not sure who your target is for the evening? Head to the upstairs bar and take a look at the dance floor below to see something or someone you like.