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Take That, Topgolf: Caesars Entertainment Seeks Hole-In-One, Too

April 1, 2015 at 5:11 PM | by | Comments (8)

Yes, it's billions in debt and going through bankruptcy, but you know what they say, you got to spend money to make money. So, Caesars Entertainment is answering MGM Resorts' plans for a just-off-the-Strip Topgolf location by teeing up a golf concept of its own. Mini-golf, that is.

The land behind The High Roller is used for parking right now, but has always been earmarked for expansion of The Linq promenade concept. Now, thanks to a tipster who leaked these renderings to us, the gaming company has apparently committed to a course of action (with an emphasis on "course") -- The Linqs, a family friendly mini-golf experience.

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What The LINQ's Cabana Rooms Offer To Guests

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 31, 2015 at 8:50 PM | by | Comments (10)

There aren't many places on the Vegas Strip, outside of The Cosmo and the realm of high roller digs, where guests can step from their room directly onto their own patch of sunlit paradise. The LINQ, however, now offers a moderately priced option.

Instead of booking a room and cabana separately while in Vegas, consider reserving one of the LINQ's 25 cabana rooms instead. Located on the second floor and appearing to be just another standard accommodation from within, these rooms feature a sliding glass door that opens onto a private patio. From there, guests can walk right onto the pool deck (as long as it's between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

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Sip And Sun: What You'll Be Drinking Poolside At The LINQ

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 27, 2015 at 9:36 PM | by | Comments (2)

Service with a smile.

The LINQ's new pool is so fresh and so clean, y'all. And, you can get slizzard (not that slizzard, but since it's 21 and over, a little slizzard) by indulging in its poolside cocktail menu. Here's how you can stay hydrated, while drinking plenty of water, of course, poolside at the LINQ:

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We Kinda Don't Want To Tell You How Nice The LINQ's New Pool Is

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
March 27, 2015 at 8:28 PM | by | Comments (8)

The LINQ Hotel, a rebranded Quad/IP, keeps pleasantly surprising us. And, we're by no means complaining.

The hotel-casino's new pool deck opened to guests last weekend and, after a tour Thursday, we have no qualms about saying it's the most refreshing find of the 2015 pool season. (Sorry, Delano Beach Club.) The drab, concert slab of the past (and that awful faux rock display) has been ripped out and replaced with a super cute, beach-y vibe, from a textured deck reminiscent of white-sand beaches to the wooden planks in the cabanas.

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Brooklyn Bowl Now Serving Gluten-Free Fried Chicken

Where: 3545 Las Vegas Boulevard S. [map], 89109
March 17, 2015 at 8:25 PM | by | Comment (1)

Brooklyn Bowl's fried chicken, the much-raved about creation of Blue Ribbon Restaurants, is finger-lickin' good. Trust us. But, if you're gluten intolerant or just choose to say no to the g stuff, you've never been able to try it. Until now. A GF (gluten-free) version has been added to the menu.

The LINQ bowling alley/eatery/concert hall now offers GF fried chicken made with GF matzo meal "flown in directly from Israel." Apparently, they're buying 4,000 pounds of the stuff thrice yearly so don't be afraid of it running out.

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St. Patrick's Day Three Ways On The Vegas Strip

March 11, 2015 at 8:39 PM | by | Comment (1)

The green beer will be flowing in just a few days and, on the Las Vegas Strip, no three spots will get their Irish on more than O'Sheas at The LINQ, Rí Rá at Mandalay Place and pretty much all of New York-New York. Here's a rundown of what to expect at each for St. Patrick's Day:

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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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Gilt Warehouse Sale Coming To The LINQ

Where: 89109
February 18, 2015 at 11:25 AM | by | Comment (1)

You had one of two reactions from reading this headline. You either had no idea what a Gilt was and wanted to find out or you squee'd with excitement.

If you were the former, Gilt is a members-only online shopping site that provides discounts on a variety of mostly high-end brands. For instance, a Lanvin clutch could retail for $1,390, but you'd find it on Gilt for $999. If Target is to Walmart than Gilt is to Zappos, or thereabouts.

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Last Chance To See Polaroid's Free Andy Warhol Exhibit

February 4, 2015 at 3:36 PM | by | Comments (3)

You're missing out on a nice Free Vegas find if you walk by the Polaroid store at The LINQ.

Above the Polaroid Fotobar (where we found ourselves lovin' things other than Polaroid pictures) lies a free museum that has been showcasing an Andy Warhol exhibit, but not for much longer. Our friends at Polaroid tell us the collection closes this Saturday, February 7. Swing by before then and see 50 original Polaroids by Warhol, a wax figure of him on loan from Madame Tussaud's (seen above), and a few of his cameras, too.

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Magical Mondays: Greg Dow And Sean Scott

January 26, 2015 at 5:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

Magician Greg Dow in action.

Wizard Wars, a magical reality competition series, returns to SyFy January 29 and the first episode will feature a pair of Vegas street performers. Going up against the "wizards" will be Greg Dow and Sean Scott, two performers who make their living entertaining tourists for the most part. While both do corporate and private events, they can also be found regularly on the Strip at The LINQ and Fremont Street. Read on to find out more about their careers before you tune in on Thursday night, or decide to track them down in real life.

VegasChatter: How did you get your start in magic?

Greg Dow: I got a magic set when I was a kid and couldn’t figure it out and got frustrated and then went to video games and didn’t pick it back up until I went to college. I always liked magic. I liked watching it. I bought some magic tricks and brought them back to my friends in college and they started getting impressed. After a few months of doing that, someone asked me to do a show. I did a pretty bad show but it was fun. I learned more magic and, when I moved back to Chicago, I started doing magic in restaurants and enjoyed doing that for awhile while I was working day jobs. I moved out to Vegas about 12 years ago and I started working for one of the big magic shops. I sold magic tricks and taught people how to do magic tricks for about 10 years. About three years ago I stopped that and went to performing full time which makes me much happier.

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Best New Attraction Of 2014

December 31, 2014 at 7:13 PM | by | Comments (2)

It's time for the fifth annual VegasChatter Awards! Today, we continue 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 thrill certainly isn't gone in Vegas with this year's arrival of a few new, shall we say, uplifting attractions? The Adventuredome gave us a loco new roller coaster experience. Rio presented us with VooDoo Zip Line while Slotzilla sent us zooming to -- and over -- Fremont Street. But, one attraction rose above them all, becoming one of the most asked about (and photographed) landmarks in town while forever changing The Strip's iconic skyline.

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Five New Places To Eat Opening On Vegas Strip Before Year's End

December 22, 2014 at 12:15 PM | by | Comments (6)

Shake Shack cometh.

Get ready to loosen that belt buckle or slip into some jeggings. Over the next seven days, the Vegas Strip will see the openings of not one but five new dining destinations. From beneath a rocketing roller coaster to inside the real Caesars Palace, all the eateries will be located within just over a mile of each other. Here's a rundown of what's coming when:

Smashburger (Caesars Palace)

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