89169 Travel Guide - Page 2

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When You Want People To Judge You In Your Bikini

Where: 4455 Paradise Rd [map], 89169
June 28, 2013 at 4:29 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ladies, if sarongs and cover-ups never make it into your Vegas bag, why not flaunt what you've got in the hopes of scoring a jackpot that doesn't require you pour money into a Strip casino first?

Rehab will kick off its 2013 Bikini Invitational tonight at the Hard Rock. But, that doesn't mean you've missed your chance to sign up. Just head online between now and July 15 to create a profile. From there, it’s all about attending events and marketing yourself. A queen will be crowned at the end of July. The winner gets $25,000 and entry to the Miss USA State Pageant, but we consider ourselves, the viewers, winners, too.

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Hofbräuhaus Wants To Keep The Newly 21 In Good Spirits

Where: 4510 Paradise Road [map], 89169
May 23, 2013 at 1:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

Three ways to celebrate your 21st in Vegas? Make that four.

Off Strip Hofbräuhaus wants to toast patrons trading fake IDs for legit ones celebrating their right to drink with a free liter of Hofbräu beer on their 21st birthday. We're sure quite a few will drink to that. But, if that ship has already sailed for you, here are some other Vegas deals you might want to redeem:

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The Diceman Cometh To Hard Rock: No Surprises, No Surrender

Where: 4455 Paradise Rd [map], 89169
March 29, 2013 at 6:57 PM | by | Comments (0)

He’s over here now.

Andrew Dice Clay has jumped from the Strip to the Hard Rock Hotel. And, feels right at home. Tanned, rested and ready this is old-school Dice, energized and loaded for bear. He does the smoke thing. The insult thing. The nursery rhymes. All nicey nice. Been thinking about seeing him in concert? This is how to do it. But, be ready for some sticker shock.

Recently at the Riviera, a club room like Vinyl fits this sort of act. If you don't know what sort of act Andrew Dice Clay offers, we are pretty sure you do not want to go. If you can be offended, you will.

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Def Leppard To Bring Hysteria To The Joint

Where: 4455 Paradise Road [map], 89169
November 12, 2012 at 1:33 PM | by | Comments (0)

First, it was a Mötley Crüe. Now, they're feeding our Appetite for Democracy. But, what's next for the hard rockin' residencies of The Joint? Full on hysteria.

The Hard Rock has announced that Def Leppard will launch VIVA Hysteria starting March 22. The nine-week engagement will have the band performing every single song from their HYSTERIA album, as well as some of their greatest hits not found on said album. And, yes, that means you'll be able to sing along to "Pour Some Sugar On Me."

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Welcome to the Jungle, Vegas Style

Where: Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road [map], 89169
October 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM | by | Comments (3)

Getting a key to the city is passe. Having a street named in your honor, well, that's a pretty big deal.

Under a warm October sun, members of Guns 'N Roses (minus Axl Rose... obviously...) welcomed everyone to their jungle as Paradise Road was dubbed Paradise City Road earlier today.

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Do Trendy, Upscale And Sports Mix At Hard Rock?

Where: 4455 Paradise Road [map], 89169
September 14, 2012 at 7:17 PM | by | Comments (0)

Looking for bottle service with your sports watching? The Hard Rock's makeover is almost complete now that NY celebrity hang, The Ainsworth, has officially opened it's Vegas branch.

The aim is lounge meets a kind-a-club meets upscale sports bar. Exposed wood paneling, gilded accents, chandeliers and we counted 21 TVs, many bracketed by gold picture frames that can revert back to mirrors when the sports are off. Located between Nobu and Vinyl, Hard Rock is hoping for a different kind of lounger than you'll find gathered round the usual tavern TV.

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Capriotti’s Now Serving Thanksgiving 24 Hours A Day

Where: 4480 S. Paradise Rd. [map], 89169
September 5, 2012 at 4:12 PM | by | Comments (2)

Thanksgiving or even Christmas is coming early for devoted fans of Capriotti's. The sandwich shop chain with multiple Vegas area branches has gone all-out at their Paradise Road location and is now offering 24-hour-a-day, seven-days-a-week service.

Long hailed as a superior fast food choice for this writer and many others, it's the Thanksgiving sandwich, or the 'Bobbie,' that's the star of the show. Turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and a bit of mayo. It's clearly not rocket science, but that combo is easy to turn-out dry and could go tragically wrong. These guys don't have that problem, though, and the Bobbie has even been voted "America's Greatest Sandwich." That's across the whole country, people. And, from a restaurant chain.

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Culinary Dropout And Vinyl Launch Hard Rock's Revival

Where: 4455 Paradise Road [map], 89169
August 28, 2012 at 6:03 PM | by | Comment (1)

The Hard Rock's next stage of upgrades is starting to roll out. And, on time. This past weekend, the inside/outside gastropub Culinary Dropout premiered and Vinyl, their new boutique music venue started packing them in. We'd been included in a tour of the unfinished properties back in July and were looking forward to dropping in on the Dropouts to sample more of their wares. We were glad we did.

Culinary features an open-plan kitchen, raw bar and pasta-making station. That free and open policy extends to the servers, all who wear their own clothing. That's unusual. Particularly since you'll often be hard pressed to recognize which is a fellow customer, or the friendly soul who took your drink order. This no-fuss approach stamps its mark on the restaurant's look, from place settings and mis-matched furniture to its open industrial loft motif. But, don't let the casual tone distract you from the very hip core values driving this venture.

As soon as you walk in, you'll be able to witness busy-bee culinary preparation.

Aside from the informal design, the menu is all business. We're a fan. We'd previously tried their fried chicken with honey drizzled biscuits. On this return trip, we only sampled a couple of extra items. The soft pretzels with provolone fondue is a very fine dish to share. A staffer recommend pairing the molten cheese with other dishes. They also highly recommended the 36-hour pork ribs for a follow-up visit. We think they are probably right.

We also tried the pork belly cubano sandwich with bonus ham and swiss cheese. Another winner.

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Hard Rock's Big Upgrade Rolls Out Vinyl, A Dropout, A Peacock, And More

Where: 4455 Paradise Road [map], 89169
July 13, 2012 at 12:11 AM | by | Comment (1)

There's a whole lot of shakin' up at the Hard Rock. Venues, restaurants, bars, souvenirs... It's all a go-go. On a media tour to roll out the fresh changes to the resort, VegasChatter tasted and toured the minty new-ness and we think you're going to feel a renewed sense of energy throughout the place.

In no order of preference, here's a rundown of the changes you'll see:

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Hard Rock Rockin' A Lot Of Changes (Still)

Where: 4455 Paradise Road [map], 89169
June 27, 2012 at 9:20 PM | by | Comments (4)

It may still look the same on the outside, but inside things are changing at the Hard Rock. Or, perhaps we should say, things are still changing at the HRH.

The latest issue of Backstage Magazine, the Hard Rock's in-room publication, features a two-page article detailing all the new and/or upcoming additions. Entitled "Turning Over A New Rock," the post touches on the changes poolside (from new names to a new experience), in the resort's dining spaces (a reno of Mr. Lucky's which includes the removal of a wall, the upcoming arrival of Culinary Dropout) and more (new seating in Center Bar and at Registration as well as the opening of Vinyl, a new 'multi-use' space).

It's quite a lot of changes. And, that's not even counting a revamped players club, stealing Pauly D from the Palms (not sure if this is a plus), disappearing slots, the closure of Rare 120, the opening of 35 Steaks and (here's that word again) more.

And, while Hard Rock execs call it "continually reinventing ourselves and pushing the envelope," guests call it... well, read the thoughts of recent visitor Caramba for yourself:

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Del Frisco's Is A Hidden Steak Gem

Where: 3925 Paradise Road [map], 89169
May 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM | by | Comments (3)

It's been pretty boring lately on the steak front. Old Homestead opened and we were excited but after countless uninspiring reviews, we decided to stay away from our New York City favorite. Oscar's opened downtown and, similar to Old Homestead, reviews haven't been great. (Although, one person seemed to like the beef.) We've stayed away. Gordon Ramsay Steakhouse just opened and all we know is that he's on TV and looks like an older version of Bo Burnham.

Still, we always crave steak. There's nothing new and exciting so what are we to do to fill our craving? Return to Carne Vino? Nah, we need something different. We took our first visit to a national steak temple (chain), Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse.

Chain restaurants are never exciting, but with new options in Vegas dwindling for steak we had to try the Las Vegas location of Del Frisco's (DF for the cool kids). The New York City location always turns out a decent steak, so we figured that we'd have a similar experience in Vegas. DF was so good, we returned a week later for another adventure!

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What is Bluegreen Club 36 (And Have You Stayed There)?

Where: 372 East Tropicana Ave [map], 89169
April 24, 2012 at 6:29 PM | by | Comments (2)

We're in the midst of a hotel hunt for our upcoming Las Vegas looky loo and even though we will probably chance it to the hotel selections that come up on HotelTonight, we couldn't resist checking out what another one of our fave booking sites, Quikbook, had on offer.

While we didn't find much that appealed to our hotel wants and wishes nor our budgetary restrictions, we did see this hotel pop up in the listing -- Bluegreen Club 36.

We'd never heard of Bluegreen before but in doing some Internet research, we found the resort to be a part of the Bluegreen Vacation Clubs. So when the club owners aren't filling up the rooms, Bluegreen Club 36 loans 'em out to regular hotel guests.

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