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A Quickie Construction Update In Seven Snapshots

Where: 89109
March 4, 2014 at 12:04 AM | by | Comments (7)

From Sahara down to Tropicana, things continue to change on The Strip. On one end, SLS Las Vegas is painting the town towers. On the other, Double Barrel Roadhouse will debut in a matter of days. Here's a quick look at where things stand on the Strip (photos taken on Sunday, March 2):

SLS Las Vegas (formerly Sahara)
Opening: Labor Day Weekend

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Adam Carolla To Follow-Up Mangria Next Month In Vegas, Bro

January 31, 2014 at 3:57 PM | by | Comments (3)

Carolla's Mangria, dribbling to a Vegas glass near you soon.

Not content riding the success of Mangria, comedian Adam Carolla has been down in the man cave conjuring up new alcoholic concoctions. Mangria, for those who don't know, is a wine/vodka cocktail available in two flavors (white peach pear and signature orange sangria) that Carolla crafted in a half-drunken stupor and refined with the Patio Wine Company in Napa Valley. Esquire magazine describes the smell of Mangria as like that "sticky red punch that paints the corners of a childís mouth (at) a birthday party" and its taste as "fking delicious."

Carolla didn't have to stray far from the farm to find his newest cocktail, Brose. It's a blend of the two Mangria flavors, creating a "fruity signature drink."

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Sipping And Pouring At Two More Great Spots

January 22, 2014 at 4:59 PM | by | Comments (0)

Time to fill up your glass with another installment of our Sip or Pour series, suggesting awesome drinking spots on The Strip. Getting right to it, here's two more bar recommendations from our @jproz that'll either let you sip on something special or pour enough to get you drunk the party started.

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For an elegant drinking experience, it is essential to stop at Bellagio. This world-renown casino, with its Italian opulence and majestic fountains, has it all, including a bar that overlooks and incorporates everything it's known for.

Hyde Bellagio is a lounge in the early evening before transforming into a full-service club at night. But, the real value is the view. The nightlife venue is located right in the center of Lake Bellagio and offers a balcony perfect for toasting this Vegas landmark. Hyde's drink menu, it should be pointed out, is something special, too.

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No More Declining The Resort Fee At Venetian, Palazzo

January 20, 2014 at 4:05 PM | by | Comments (2)

In April of 2013, Venetian and Palazzo upped their resort fee, but gave us an out -- the ability to decline it at check-in or check-out. The only caveat was that we'd be charged for services at regular prices if we did end up using them.

The days of being able to say no to that, however, have sadly ended. A front desk agent told us over the weekend that it's no longer an option.

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Treasure Island Reveals Its 'Enhancement'

Where: 89109
January 17, 2014 at 5:47 PM | by | Comments (17)

We've seen the destruction. Now, Treasure Island is finally ready to reveal the future.

Its Facebook page just posted a rendering of the multi-story mall that's to come. It shows an understated neutral-colored facade paired with lots of oversized windows. A stark difference from the gaudy brightly colored party decor of SeŮor Frog's located just around the corner.

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Ghost Ships Set Sail As Construction Continues At TI

Where: 3300 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
January 16, 2014 at 6:08 PM | by | Comments (6)

VegasChatter reader Claus W. recently sent us an email after noticing Treasure Islandís lagoon had been refilled via EarthCam. We hustled over to check it out for ourselves and, sure enough, the ships have once again set sail after spending more than two months hovering above a drained pool. Both ships are looking as good as ever, but now sit eerily still behind newly added fountains.

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Hey, Hey, Hey, What Rhymes With Here's Where To Watch Fireworks In Vegas On New Year's Eve?

December 27, 2013 at 5:40 PM | by | Comment (1)

It's a question we're asked every December and, we get it, it's an important one -- where can we see fireworks on New Year's Eve? Just standing on The Strip is a good idea, but where is an important factor, especially with towering resorts all around.

This year, just like the past two, fireworks will launch from the rooftops of seven resorts: Stratosphere, Treasure Island, the Venetian, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Aria, and MGM Grand. The entire production will last eight minutes and 23 seconds.

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With Sirens Out Of The Picture, A Reminder On What's Still Free On The Strip

Where: 89109
November 26, 2013 at 11:41 PM | by | Comments (6)

While most preferred the original buccaneers over the reincarnated Sirens, Vegas visitors were dismayed by the weekend news that Treasure Island pulled the plug on its free outdoor attraction.

During its original ten year run, the swashbuckling performance served as one of the greatest examples of the cityís family friendly era. Its more recent rendition, full of scantily-clad women and poorly crafted jokes, could be viewed cynically as a representation of the party pits and 6:5 blackjack payouts that many Strip casinos are now known for. With one of Vegasí most iconic attractions no longer in action, we thought it an appropriate time to check up on the remaining free Las Vegas Strip shows.

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TI Silences Sirens For Good

Where: 3300 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
November 23, 2013 at 6:01 PM | by | Comments (14)

Just when we reported on a jaw-dropping discovery at Treasure Island comes a new shocker.

Vegas gossip Norm Clarke has learned that, despite initial promises to the contrary, the Sirens of TI will not return by year's end. In fact, the long-running free attraction won't return to The Strip, at all.

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'Jaw-Dropping' Changes At Treasure Island

Where: 3300 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
November 22, 2013 at 4:03 PM | by | Comments (11)

Our favorite Las Vegas skull loses his lower jaw as TIís rock facade is scrapped.

As we begin to learn more about the new shopping venue on the way at TI, the demolition out front continues to change the resortís appearance. When the lagoon went dry last month, the pirate-inspired rock faÁade began to come down. While it seems that a decision has been made to leave the upper portions intact, we were surprised to walk by recently and see the lower jaw of the facade's craggy skull was missing. Even worse, we found a solid wall behind it. Whereís that cavern full of looted gold? Here's a before and after:

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AT TI, Kahunaville Says Itís Here To Stay, Plus A Cash And Car Giveaway

Where: 3300 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
November 20, 2013 at 4:18 PM | by | Comment (1)

When we last checked in at TI, we found that the party seemed to be missing at party bar Kahunaville. The lack of crowds, paired with the barrage of offers for discounted frozen drinks, suggested to us that the 13-year-old restaurant and flair bar may be on its way out. Weíve since heard from the owners, who insist that Kahunaville is here to stay.

Kahunaville suggests that its Island-style casual atmosphere is lacking elsewhere on The Strip. The island theme may be unique (assuming you've never made it over to Margaritaville), but other party bars like Rockhouse and Carnaval Court, both just across the street, arenít exactly upscale. On competing with Senor Frogís, TIís new and similarly themed party restaurant, Kahunaville chooses to focus on the increased traffic moving through the doors. If guests at TI are, indeed, doing some in-house bar-hopping, then the arrangement may be mutually beneficial.

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Even More Changes At TI, Plus Will Kahunaville Say Goodbye?

Where: 3300 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
November 5, 2013 at 4:18 PM | by | Comments (2)

This week, work continues outside Treasure Island as part of the exterior is scrapped to make room for a CVS-anchored shopping structure. Based on the comments from our coverage last week, many of you were appalled with the idea of adding generic retail shops at the expense of TIís thematic elements. We hope, then, that the changes underway inside TI wonít be so upsetting.

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