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Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Plaza / The Orleans / Orleans Arena / Wranglers / Hockey / Vegas Sports / → All Tags
The downtown property will build a 3,500-seat arena on the fifth floor pool and event deck located between its hotel towers. The Wranglers have been playing their home games at the relatively cavernous Orleans Arena which holds almost 10,000, but their contract there was not renewed. The Wranglers' contract to play at The Plaza will be for the next five seasons with an option to extend another five. The Wranglers have been averaging almost 5,000 in attendance this season so games should be overflowing with intensity and excitement next season.
Openings / Restaurants / Bars / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Bier Garten / Plaza / → All Tags
It's a soft opening, though. The indoor/outdoor beer garden, a sister joint to our fave Pop Up Pizza, quietly debuted over Super Bowl weekend. The space, however, is not quite ready for the limelight. A drop by this morning found a few projects still underway. And, while that (grassy green) patch of heaven along Main Street beckons, its owner is working to get that bed of sod just right before seating can be claimed.
Resort Fees / Plaza / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / → All Tags
We're not sure if 2014 will see more Downtown Vegas hotels jump on the resort fee bandwagon, however, we do know at least one is planning to increase its fee soon. (Update: We wrote too soon. A new downtown hotel is joining the resort fee gang.)
Blackjack / Gambling / Casino Promotions / Promotions / Gold Coast / Plaza / Ellis Island / → All Tags
Last week, we took a look at some awfully disappointing casino giveaways. From complimentary socks to slices of pie, casinos haven’t been overly generous with the freebies. This week, we take a look at some other casino promotions, specifically those aimed at blackjack players.
If you’ve got a formal holiday event coming up, but still want to party, then Gold Coast has the perfect promotion for you. Players who hit a suited blackjack win a fashionable tuxedo t-shirt. The odds on receiving a suited blackjack when dealt any two random cards? Just over 1%, assuming a six deck shoe. It might take a bit of time to earn, but this shirt has class written all over it. We wouldn’t give it up for anything, not even five free cans of beer.
Vegas Delays / Openings / Construction / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Plaza / Bier Garten / Beer / Drinking / → All Tags
We don't have an updated opening timeline yet, but we can't wait to sink our toes into the real grass that now adorns Bier Garten at the Plaza.
Once hoped to open in November, reps are being more cautious now about announcing a new debut date. Although, a partial reveal could take place this month.
Vegas Delays / Openings / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Plaza / Bier Garten / Shopping / Eating / Drinking / Bars / → All Tags
At Downtown's Plaza, the taps still aren't on for beer garden, Bier Garten. But, while visitors won't be able to pick up a mug just yet, they can now pick up some Louie merchandise just a few steps away.
Our @sammasseur snapped these shots of Bier Garten on Friday night. They show there's still work to be done on a venue that was originally due to open last month. We asked for a new timeline today, but were told reps were "working on it."
Eating / Vegans / Vegetarians / Plaza / Pizza Rock / Downtown Grand / Wynn / Chefs / Restaurants / Healthy Vegas / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / MTO Cafe / Vegas Virgins / → All Tags
They’re strange. They’re subversive! They're secretly living in your neighborhood. They are... the vegans!
Sounds like the tagline for a sexy 1960s potboiler playing at your local drive-in theater, doesn’t it? Well, to some, vegans might seem very odd, indeed. But, with 2014 around the corner, the lifestyle of plant-based eating is no longer considered strange. Nor, is it very rare. Vegan dining, much like vegetarianism, has grown exponentially as people become more aware of its benefits (and are seeking non-pharmaceutical ways to improve health and longevity). Las Vegas, forever on the cutting edge of dining, is keeping pace with this growth. Let’s take a look at what’s cooking in the vegan kitchens of Vegas. Or, growing in the gardens, if you will.
Gambling / Video Poker / Downtown / Main Street Station / The California / Las Vegas Club / Downtown Vegas / Plaza / The D Hotel / Golden Gate / El Cortez / Golden Nugget / Fremont / Four Queens / Downtown Grand / La Bayou / Mermaids / → All Tags
Last week, we reported that Downtown Grand lowered its video poker pay tables shortly after they opened. Nobody was happy to see this reduction so quickly, but Downtown Grand's video poker only went from bad to worse. Most people concerned with playing good video poker games wouldn't have played the better option at Downtown Grand, anyway.
The reaction to Downtown Grand's video poker pay tables led us to check out how other downtown casinos compare. According to vpFREE2, there are plenty of good video poker games to be found downtown. Here's a list of the best games in each casino with percentage of return. They're broken down only by the best game(s) offered. Click on each game listed to find details on how many of those games are in that casino, where they are located, and what other good video poker games are available.
Vegas Residencies / Vegas Moves / Shows / Entertainment / Phat Pack / Plaza / Bally's / Windows Showroom / → All Tags
The trio, comprised of Phantom of the Opera castmates from when it ran at Venetian, belt out everything from Broadway standards to originals. An almost year-long run at Plaza is coming to an end, however, it's not over 'til it's over. And, in this case, it's not over, at all. Phat Pack will take to the stage at Bally's beginning next month. Pretty awesome door/window if you ask us.
Halloween / Jeff Civillico / Britney Spears / Boyz II Men / Downtown Rangers / Plaza / Restaurants / → All Tags
In that case, be our guest.
This year, as in year's past, we've put our heads together to come up with costumes that will not only kick ass, but show your love for Vegas, too. And, anytime you can add Vegas to the mix, is an awesome time, are we right? Here are our top Halloween costume ideas for 2013. But, first a warning, choosing one of these could be hazardous... to the folks you're competing against in that costume party! Holla!
Ideal For: Males of All Ages, Women with Pixie Cuts
Requires: Tight pants, button down shirt with rolled up sleeves or tight black tee, diligent use of teeth whitening toothpaste, first three items you find around your home to use as juggling props
Works Especially Well For: Those with adorable grins, blessed with nice asses* (*Ed. note)
Closings / Plaza / Phat Pack / Shows / Entertainment / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / → All Tags
At this point, sharing news of the pending closure of yet another Plaza production probably doesn't even rate a reaction.
Vegas Observations / Openings / Closings / KISS Monster Mini-Golf / Exposed Salon / Plaza / Rock of Ages / Venetian / Million Dollar Quartet / Harrah's / Pin Up / Claire Sinclair / Stratosphere / Carlos n Charlie's / Flamingo / King's Ransom / Binion's / Sugar Factory / → All Tags
A year ago, we culled a list of 15 spots, surprisingly, still open. A list partial tongue-in-cheek, partial kudos and a whole lotta shock. In drafting a 2013 follow-up, if
Mr. Pappagiorgio hadn't taken a vacation and we'd published just two weeks ago, we would've looked like bonafide geniuses. Goretorium and Heraea are two spots that would've topped the list and have just shut their doors. The Las Vegas Zoo may have even made the cut if we'd looked far enough away from The Strip and downtown. Timing is everything, after all. But, we're up to a challenge and are ready to callout less easy pickin's.