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Pools / Pool Scenes / Adult Pools / Hard Rock / Rehab / Relax / Beachlife / → All Tags
Rehab is the infamous Vegas pool party that keeps on giving... even if we may not want it to. But, if Rehab has become disappointingly tame for you, there's a new way for you to rock the Vegas pool scene.
The Hard Rock has three other ways for you to chill out this pool season, taking the typical
drunken Vegas weekend from two to four days, every week. Dubbed "Beachlife," things start every week with Summer Camp Fridays, featuring water balloon fights (what, no vodka filled balloons?), squirt gun battles (oh, sorry, ma'am. did you not want to get wet there?), and staff dressed in their campy best. Remember that one time in band camp by stopping by Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ladies and hotel guests will get in free. Guys staying elsewhere will need to hand over $20 bucks.
VegasChatter Reviews / Openings / Flavor Flav / House of Flavor / Strip Malls / Celebs in Vegas / → All Tags
How does a clock-carrying celebrity celebrate their 53rd birthday in this day and age
if they've already done multiple reality shows? By opening their own chicken joint in Las Vegas, of course. That's exactly what Flavor Flav did March 16. The off-Strip House of Flavor is located across from the Boulevard Mall, about a five minute drive from the original rumored location at the Riviera.
Openings / House of Flavor / Flavor Flav / Celebs in Vegas / Restaurants / Dining / Eating / → All Tags
Almost a year ago, TMZ had us all believing that 2011 would see a House of Flavor in the Riviera. But, we never did get the chance to dive into a bucket of Flav-orful chicken. Well, guess what? House of Flavor really is coming to Vegas. 'Cept not to the Riv. Or, the Strip.
No, House of Flavor -- the chicken joint of, you guessed it, Flavor Flav -- will open across from the off-Strip Boulevard Mall next Thursday, March 15. A grand opening is set for 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. And, there's a good chance that Flav himself will be there since he's
available a local and all. Just exercise some caution when ordering the potato salad. We're just saying.
Motley Crue / Hard Rock / The Joint / Vince Neil / Tommy Lee / Shows / Concerts / Music / Events / → All Tags
Motley Crüe's first rock 'n roll residency opened last Friday at The Joint inside the Hard Rock. The Crüe promised to transform the Hard Rock's casino floor into a carnival and influence its restaurant menus before delivering a Cirque meets rock show never before seen. Expectations were set for a mind-blowing epic performance for the ages. So which Cirque show did we witness on opening night: a LOVE-fest or an 'I can't Believe I spent money for that' crap-fest?
The carnival atmosphere didn't quite consume us entering the casino. Red bunting and Motley Crüe ads hung above the center bar while a couple clowns and stilt walkers posed for pictures near the Joint entrance. A handful of funhouse mirrors tossed in the Joint's hallway continued the underwhelming theme. The biggest pre-show circus turned out to be the line that stretched from the concert hall entry out past the Hart and Huntington tattoo shop less than thirty minutes before showtime.
Motley Crue / Hard Rock / The Joint / 35 Steaks and Martinis / Pink Taco / Vince Neil / Tommy Lee / Shows / Concerts / Music / → All Tags
The Hard Rock's gonna be Motley Crüe's Frankenstein beginning today when the Feelgood hands of doctors Neil, Lee, Sixx, and Mars launch their much anticipated three week residency. The band is known for their over-the-top live shows anyhow, but the Crue is kicking it up a hundred notches for The Joint.
Not many intimate details about the actual show have been released to date other than that fans should expect a full-blown Cirque meets rock concert. Band members have hinted at transforming every inch of the Joint into performance space rather than being limited to playing the stage at one end. We're picturing Tommy Lee banging away above us, below us, and to both sides of us. In an interview with the Las Vegas Sun, Vince Neil revealed more elements of the two hour show: pyrotechnics, aerialists,
strippers dancers, wild video displays, a rollercoaster drum set and Little Crüe.
Deals / Hard Rock / The Joint / Pink Taco / Johnny Smalls / → All Tags
The Hard Rock wants you to stick around after the show. To entice concert-goers to become concert-stayers, a new Show Your Stub promotion offers exclusive discounts at food, beverage and retail outlets on property.
For 24 hours after your next ticketed event, flash your stub to receive:
Delays / Openings / KISS / Mini-Golf / Attractions / → All Tags
First it was this fall. Then maybe November. Or, December. And, then it was January. So, it probably won't come as too much of a surprise to hear that KISS Monster Mini-Golf has set their new opening date for -- March 15, 2012.
The attraction's Facebook page continues to cite construction delays:
New Year's Eve / Drake / Guns N Roses / The Joint / Hard Rock Hotel / Vanity / → All Tags
Just when you had given up and thought your quest to get into the sold out Drake concert on New Year's Day was Over, the Hard Rock has released more tickets. But you'd better be ready to pony up some serious cash 'cause the Hard Rock wants the money, money. The only way to get tickets, at least directly from the Hard Rock, is through the
baller VIP Package that includes:
Considering KISS Monster Mini-Golf was going in across the street, we were kinda hoping KISS would rock and roll all night at the Hard Rock for New Year's Eve. (After all, we did attend Gene's wedding
from our living room.) Instead, another hair band will give us a rockin' New Year's Eve at HRH -- G N' R. (And, yes, we know neither may technically be a hair band, but both are a bit before our time so if they are old school, play hard rock and have long hair, they are a hair band in our book.)
Guns N' Roses fans will need to exercise a bit of patience as tickets don't go on sale until Saturday at 10 a.m. PST. But, since this is the group's first US tour in five years, another few days shouldn't hurt too bad. Tix will start at $95. You'll be able to buy them at Ticketmaster.com. The boys are expected to perform a two-and-a-half hour set.
QR Codes / Tech Vegas / Hard Rock / Apps / iPhone / Android / → All Tags
Back in April we had just downloaded a fresh new QR reader but missed out on our shot at scoring with a cute QR code. We still haven't snagged one off a moving vehicle but now that easier targets have been popping up all over Vegas we can say we've bagged a few QRs. Our most recent chance to get knee deep in QR came at the Hard Rock and is the reason we didn't Pago 'till latero.
If you're still scratching your head asking wtf a QR code is, read this primer. We'll wait. Ready? Let's find out how to use that brand spanking new QR reader you just downloaded.
Swinging into the Hard Rock for the first time in awhile we were surprised by changes out on the gaming floor and a little freaked by changes off. For the second time this week, we wondered where all my slots at?
The outer part of gaming floor along the walls of the casino was once lined with loose slots. How loose we dunno but we always assume everything at the Hard Rock leans liberal. Now that space is devoid of games and has more walking space than the Mob Experience. If you go down on the lower floor closer to the Circle Bar, a few video poker and video roulette machine banks beckon but the area isn't nearly as slotty as it once was (contrary to what our poorly chosen crap-angle above indicates).
The focus in the old casino is now on table games and party pits. The visual initially struck us as odd but since we tend to migrate to the Hard Rock for roulette and blackjack with a wolfpack, it made some sense. Put the party in the pit and remove the slots that block the sightlines. For the slot minded, don't worry as machines seem to have done the walk of shame over to the newer HRH Tower.
First, we discover the KISS Monster Mini Golf experience has been delayed until the New Year. Now, it could just be our overactive imagination, but it seems like fans are being tasked to help finance its opening.
The coming attraction is offering the KISS Nation the chance to make "KISStory" by shelling out bucks to have their picture placed on the wall. Got $20? They'll put up a business card-sized photo of you in your KISS finest. $40 will bump your mug up to a 4x6. Got $75, $250, or $1,500 to spare? There's a photo package for that.