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Our long-running Sip or Pour series has covered some of the best bars in Vegas. Usually, we highlight two different types of bars, those ideal for a stop before you move on to the next one and those where you can chill all night long (the party in the street being optional). But, what about one ultimate night of fun and drinks
and more drinks and maybe some shots? Here's how we would spend one epic night in Vegas. If you follow in our footsteps, make sure to cab it or bring along the ultimate designated driver. (And, in some cases, it's just a short walk!)
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Get ready to go green! We're less than a month from St. Patrick's Day on Monday, March 17, and to say Vegas will be rocking would be an understatement. Cheap whiskey and green beer will be on the menu and most specials run not just on Monday, but throughout the entire weekend leading up to the official day.
We've compiled a list of special events already announced, but be sure to check back, though, as we will update it as more are announced.
New York-New York's annual Celtic Feis festival will take place March 15-17 and will features Irish bites from Nine Fine Irishmen, celebratory cocktails and live entertainment. The event is complimentary and open to guests 21 and over. Libations will include $10 cocktails, $7 domestic beers, $8 import beer and $7 shots.
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There's a good amount of skepticism surrounding what the conditions will be like during the first outdoor cold-weather Super Bowl, but Vegas has plenty of pigskin parties to help you stay warm. Below is a list of the inclusive packages we're seeing around town. Be sure to check back, too, as we'll add more as they're announced. The newest additions will be place at the top so you know where to look for updates!
✔︎CRUSH at MGM Grand will host a Big Game party featuring a premium buffet and "butler-style tableside items" prepared by its executive chef. Priced at $65 per person, guests will enjoy such selections as Angus mini burgers, wings, potato salad, pizza, short rib sliders and more. The Super Bowl will be shown on 12 flat-screens placed around the restaurant. Call 702-891-3222 for more info.
✔︎PANDA! at Palazzo will offer a Super Sunday $48 ticket special. The offer is good for the 8 p.m. performance this Sunday only. Purchase via the Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, by visiting www.venetian.com/panda, or by calling 702.414.9000.
✔︎Off Strip Poppy Den will open at noon on Sunday for a Big Game watch party. Chef Angelo Sosa will host the patio tailgate bash and will grill on the downstairs patio. He'll serve up $5 burgers and chicken wings, $3 hot dogs, $4 chili dogs with Angelo’s Asian beef chili and $3 for bowls of Chef Sosa’s chili. Drink specials will include $2 Budweiser products and $1 customized green Seahawks shots and orange Broncos shots. Guests will also enjoy a complimentary kickoff shot with Chef Angelo as the game begins. The championship game will be displayed on three flat-screen TV’s at the bar along with remote sets throughout the upstairs dining room as well as the restaurant's patios. Poppy Den will be open from noon to 9 p.m. only on Sunday, Feb. 2.
✔︎Mr. Lucky's Cafe at Hard Rock will offer the following specials on February 2: $15 buckets of beer (Bud or Bud Light), $8 Electric Lemonade, $10 Red Death shots, $28.99 appetizer platter (10 wings, 8 chicken fingers, French fries, onion rings, carrots, celery sticks and quesadillas), and $12.99 for foot-long chili hot dog.
✔︎Pink Taco at Hard Rock will offer the following deals on February 2: $19 buckets of domestic beer, $20 buckets of imported beer, $5 Chile and Lime Roasted Nuts, and a $16 appetizer platter (sweet corn tamales, cheese quesadillas, chicken and streak skewers, chicken taquitos and guacamole).
✔︎Gold Spike in Downtown Vegas will host a Big Game viewing party. The Super Bowl will be shown on 18 screens including a 12-foot projection screen. No other information was provided.
✔︎The Race and Sports Book at Jerry's Nugget will host a Big Game viewing party February 2. Make a minimum $20 wager and get in for free. Betting windows will open at 6:30 a.m. and bettors can enjoy complimentary coffee and donuts until 10 a.m. The game will be shown throughout the Sports Book which features seven 80-inch flat screens and 20 LCD TVs. Game Day bites, ranging from deli sandwiches to hot dogs, will be priced from $1 to $2. Bettors who lose their Jerry’s Nugget Big Game bets will be able to redeem their losing ticket at the pit for $5 in table games match play.
✔︎Andre's at Monte Carlo will host a Super Sunday party in its cigar lounge. Admission is priced at $180 per person and includes a full buffet featuring such choices as sliders, wings, and cheese plates as well as bottomless beer, house wine and well cocktails. Doors open an hour before kickoff. Call 702.798.7151 for reservations.
✔︎ Local bar Aces & Ales, offering two off-Strip locations in town, will host a $45 all-you-can-eat-and-drink bash. The menu will include chili, mac & cheese, wings, BBQ brisket, and more. Draft beers and mimosas will be included in the offer. Call 702.436.7600 for more.
✔︎Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar at The Linq will offer the following specials on February 2: $25 buckets of Coronas (5 bottles), two tacos (lobster or carnita) and a draft beer for $10, 2-for-1 house margaritas and well drinks, and $8 Chayo nachos.
✔︎Cypress Street Marketplace at Caesars Palace will host a Super Sunday party priced at $50 per person and including an all-you-can-drink-and-eat menu. The game will be shown on four HD TVs. Reserve a spot by calling 702.731.7967 or emailing LVCityWideRestaurantGroupSales@Caesars.com.
✔︎The Tournament Poker Room at Caesars Palace will offer several Big Game viewing options, ranging from general admission access ($140 per person, includes unlimited beverages and food) to man caves ($1,500 for group of six, includes unlimited beverages and food). Two-person couches are also available for $400 each and include bottomless drinks and unlimited food. Call the Colosseum Box Office at (702) 731-7110 to reserve. Update: Man Caves and Couches are SOLD OUT.
✔︎Renaissance Las Vegas will host an all-you-can-eat Big Game viewing party with live-action buffet stations run by ENVY Steakhouse. The bash, held in the bar as well as the lobby areas of the off-Strip hotel, will kick-off at 1 p.m. A $29.99 admission includes two draft beer tickets. For reservations, call (702) 784-5716.
✔︎Tacos & Tequila at Luxor will feature all-you-can-eat-and-drink specials ($75) starting at 3 p.m. on February 2. Bites will include chips and salsa, wings, quesadillas, nachos, and more. Booze options will range from Dos Equis to well cocktails. For more information call (702) 262-5225.
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We've done it a handful of times. Some at our own choosing, others under duress. But, each time we've spent New Year's Eve on The Strip, literally on The Strip, we've had a blast from the people watching to the drunk people watching to the dude, did you just see that guy slug that other dude in the face? In da faaace?!?
It can be cold as hell (once, it was raining), uncomfortably crowded (did someone just rub up on us on purpose?), and painful, too (even when those are your most comfy shoes on your feet). However, the good times always make it worth it in the end. That's why when you're considering just how you're going to spend New Year's Eve in Vegas, you shouldn't rule out the fun that can be had under the
stars neon. And, we mean more than filing outside a few minutes before midnight.
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Just last week we were admiring the Palazzo for planning to celebrate Thanksgiving like the pilgrims did. We were in the midst of looking for our giant buckled shoes when an original option to celebrate the
same, old tired annual tradition of ringing in the new year came our way. Sometimes unique puts the party in party-time. This probably isn't one of those times.
New Year's Eve on the Strip is huge. Lots of people, lot of parties. Even fancy fireworks. This NYE offers a party on the move for those that are tired of standing around waiting for the show, like to bar hop, and we'll even say the active, healthy types. It's a BYOB party. As in Bring Your Own Bike.
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You've got your room (or are at least considering your options), you know where they'll be playing your song and now, the most important part of the coming Labor Day Weekend, where to get your drink on. Here are three places to booze it up while saving a few bucks:
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If you're not working on saving up for an epic hangover, Caesars Palace wants to kick off your Fourth of July holiday weekend with a bang. The resort will launch a bang-up fireworks display from its rooftop at 9:15 p.m. on July 3. We're not really sure why July 3 and not July 4, but as long as we can ooh and ahh while we sip oversized novelty drinks, it's all good.
If you're more of a traditionalist, you can catch Fourth of July fireworks on the Fourth of July at five Station Casinos hotels around town. Just be at Aliante Station, Green Valley Ranch, Fiesta Rancho, Texas Station or Red Rock at 9 p.m. that night to take in the show.
Here are some other ways to have a blast in Vegas this Fourth:
●McFadden's at Rio
Red, White and Booze party on July 2
Happy 2 Hours from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. will get you all-you-can-drink for $15
Also expect $2 red, white and blue Jell-O shots & a chugging contest 'cause there's nothing more patriotic than slamming a brewsky
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Not only is today finally Friday (yippee!), it's also one weekend away until the weekend we've been waiting forever for - Memorial Day Weekend!
You know when even celebs are saying how amazing it's going to be that Memorial Day weekend in Vegas is going to be spectacular. There are literally a bajillion things happening up, down and off the Strip so make sure you get your sleep in over the next week. There'll be no time to rest during the extended party ahead. From Fatboy Slim at Marquee to UFC 130, there will be no shortage to the things you can pack into your schedule. Here's an extensive list that's likely just the tip of the mayhem:
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Rhumbar introduces Puff N' Pulse Thursday nights. While you may not be able to puff the magic dragon, hand rolled cigars and hookahs are available without going to the land of Honah Lee. Toke on the usual flavors of vanilla and mint or branch out with white peach and tangerine dream. Go for fruity overload sipping a Watermelon Smash cocktail while inhaling watermelon hookah.
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The Kentucky Derby is closing in with nine more days to go. But, you don't have to go to the track to have a winning experience. In fact, being female with a really big (hey, now) hat will get you treated like a thoroughbred in Vegas.
Ladies with extreme hat-itude will be treated to an open bar at PBR Rock Bar during the big race, set for May 7 at 1:30 p.m. PST. Any female with a supersized hat will get free drinks throughout the race. Altho, men, we think if you're ballsy enough to wear one, too, you should ask the Planet Hollywood resto for the same.
McFadden's at Rio will host a "Getting Lucky in Kentucky" party on the 7th which will allow attendees to pony up a few bills to access an open bar. Ladies will need to pay $20 to drink all they want while fellas will need to pay $30. Wear a Kentucky Derby-esque hat here and have the chance to win cash and prizes.
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Erik Estrada. Midget wrestlers. Real Housewife cougar Tamra Barney and boytoy Eddie Judge. If you're looking to get loco on Cinco de Mayo, how about starting at a place that will make you feel like you've hit Crazy Town before you even begin to drink?
Estrada will preside over the mayhem once again which will include food and booze offers like $5 shots and $5 Dos Equis. The Half Pint Brawlers (made famous on Jackass 3D) will hype of the crowd and also take on guests filled with liquid courage in how-low-can-you-go limbo contests. Get cray-cray starting at 11 a.m. on May 5.
If that's not enough, here are eight other fiestas for Cinco de Mayo:
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The Kentucky Derby is known as "The Fastest Three Minutes In Sports" and unless you're at the derby dressed all fancy in a suite or big hat the best place to be is Vegas.
We're not much into horse racing for much of the year, but race day for the Kentucky Derby in Las Vegas is phenomenal - especially since it's not the only event in town. Kentucky Derby day is also the same day for the biggest boxing matches every year. This year that fight will be Sugar Shane Mosely vs. Manny Pacquiao, which takes place at MGM Grand Arena.
In the early morning and afternoon, pacific time, we can stop off at a bar or sportsbook to watch all or some of the Kentucky Derby races. Yes, there's more than just one race, it's an entire day of racing. Races will start at about 9am with the main race taking place around 3pm. It's a long day, but one we enjoy especially if the racing is served with a mint julep or three.