Plaza New Lobby

March Mania Party At Plaza

College basketball fans are flooding Las Vegas to watch the tournament action with resort hotels all over town hosting viewing parties to host the throngs of visiting fans. One such party is at the Plaza in downtown which is having its annual March Mania viewing party that started yesterday and runs through Sunday March 24th at the Plaza Events Center. Admission to the Plaza’s March Mania Viewing Party is $15 per day plus the usual taxes and fees with the admission including a commemorative shirt as well as one complimentary drink and food item per day. The nearly 5,000 square …

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Cosmopolitan Pool Deck

Barbershop Cuts And Cocktails Now Open

One new place getting a lot of attention  is the opening of the The Barbershop Cuts and Cocktails at the Cosmopolitan in the space of the former Bond Bar on the casino floor. The barbershop is an old fashioned three stool barbershop providing services for men which seems to be the male alternative  with the Drybar salon for women on the second floor. The grooming menu has various opens from classic to clean cut to wild and rebellious and worth checking out if you need a cut. Behind a broom closet is a hidden Prohibition style speakeasy with live entertainment …

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St Patricks day plaza

St Patrick’s Celebration At Plaza

The annual free St Patrick’s Day party returns tonight and tomorrow at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas under the iconic domed entrance. The event starts tonight at 7pm and features a live Dj as well as games such as flip cup and beer pong as well as a photo booth and Irish inspired food and drink specials including an Irish Slider or Burger on a Bun for $5. At 10:30 pm will be a green fireworks show with the fireworks shot from multiple places on the Plaza property. At the party and through the weekend there …

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Silver Sevens, Las Vegas

VGK Bar Open At Silver Sevens

The Silver Sevens is a off Strip resort that i don’t visit most trips to Las Vegas not that there is anything wrong with it because it does have a casino with high ceilings so no smoke issues and, it does offer great food specials its just not an area i stop at on most visits. There might be a new reason to add a stop there on my next trip as they have opened a new sports bar called Silver and Gold which is a Las Vegas Golden Knights themed bar. During Knights games the bar will have drink …

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Forum Shops

Lisa Vanderpump To Open Cocktail Garden

Bravo television star Lisa Vanderpump has announced that she is partnering with Caesar’s Palace to open the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden in early 2019. The Vanderpump brand already has successful restaurants including Villa Blanca, Pump, SUR and Tom Tom with the Vanderpump brand known for impeccable decor and amazing style which make her restaurants unique and intimate. The Las Vegas location will be in a prime space between The Colosseum and the entrance to the Forum Shops and will feature a garden like setting with with towering trees and romantic lighting while you taste small bites of food. The lounge area …

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Casino Royale, Las Vegas

CR Raises Beer Price

About a year ago I had written about Casino Royale on center strip ending their long running dollar beer special when they raised the price to $2 a bottle which was still a good deal. Now Casino Royale has raised the price to $3 on all bottled beer which is still a fair deal for the Strip although better deals can be found off strip or downtown. One plus about all the bottled beers being $3 is that Corona and Heineken which were formally $5 a bottle but our now $3 a bottle.  

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The Park Statue, Las Vegas

Elysian Great Pumpkin Road Show

The Park and New York New York have partnered with Seattle based brewing company Elysian Brewing for a pumpkin themed beer celebration that starts at 1 pm today and runs through Sunday between 1 pm and 8 pm each day. This is the first time that this travelling beer festival has ever stopped in Las Vegas and will feature over 50 pumpkin themed beers. The event takes place at The Park the landscaped park like area between the New York New York and new Park MGM resorts. Tickets: $45 for one day or $99 for all three days and include a …

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The Park Trees, Las Vegas

Fall Brew Celebration Continues Today

The Fall Brew Celebration returns today and tomorrow to the Park next to Park MGM and the T Mobile Arena. The event which is a celebration of beer runs both days between noon and 5 pm with this weeks event focuses on local Las Vegas breweries. Tomorrows event leads up to the 7 pm start of the Vegas Golden Knights versus the Anaheim Mighty Ducks so if you were at the Park for the Fall Brew Celebration it would be just a short walk to the T Mobile Arena for the game. Tickets can also be purchased for this weekend …

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Park MGM Las Vegas

NoMad Bar To Open Today

The transformation from the former Monte Carlo to the Park MGM and boutique NoMad hotel is nearly over but one thing many are waiting for is today’s opening of the NoMad Bar. The original NoMad bar in New York is considered by many to be the best bar in the United States. The Las Vegas edition of the NoMad bar is a bright airy space that also has patio seating for all day dining as well as a small stage with a piano at night for live music. In the morning the bar will serve coffee, pastries and egg dishes, …

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The Park Sculpture Las Vegas

The Fall Brew Celebration At The Park

The Park the outdoor area between the new Park MGM and the New York New York resorts often has events to draw you to the area and check it out Right now on weekends they are having the “The Fall Brew Celebration” an event that celebrates the art of beer. This weekends event celebrates Irish beer as well as international beers from around the world that will be available throughout the Park, if you are interested in attending the event runs from noon to 5 pm tomorrow and Saturday.  

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The Final Straw

Early this year we reported how MGM Resorts was phasing out plastic drinking straws at all its properties, now comes the news that Caesars Entertainment is now doing the same. At Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas you can still ask for plastic straws or stirrers but they wont be provided automatically and some properties are already providing paper alternatives. The elimination of plastic drink straws in Las Vegas  is part of ongoing national trend to eliminate the straws to be more environmentally friendly with companies such as Starbucks and Mc Donald’s also looking to replace plastic one time use …

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$1 Beer Still Available

If you miss the $1 Michelob beer special at the Casino Royale on the Strip which is still a good deal at the price now of $2 a bottle, but you can still get the old deal just off the Strip; To get the deal head over to the Stage Door Bar which is located behind the Cromwell and across the street from Bally’s. The bar is just your basic small bar with slots but if you need a break from the expensive Strip drink prices their is an option not too far away. When you enter the bar they …

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California Hotel, Las Vegas

2nd Floor Casino No More

In Las Vegas a casino on a second floor is unusual and now we have one less as the second floor casino at the California has been walled off and closed as part of the ongoing remodel of the property. The  California has removed all the video poker and slot machines as well as closing the rarely open bar from the top of the escalators although all the retail in the hallway is still open. I played a little in the nearly deserted 2nd floor casino recently and machines themselves  were mainly older ones, its not really a surprise that …

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Mandalay Bay

What No Straw In My Drink

MGM Resorts have announced that they are going to be phasing out the use of plastic straws at its various properties. The program has started at the Aria and Mandalay Bay and will soon happen at all MGM Resorts properties in Las Vegas. As the program starts you will still be able to request your server or bar tender for a straw but one won’t be automatically added to your drink; The eventually goal of the program is to eliminate all straws from MGM operated clubs, bars and restaurants. The purpose of this program according to MGM Resorts is to …

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Mandalay Bay

CraftHaus Beer & BBQ Dinner

A tasty sounding event is happening Friday night at the Mandalay Bay with the CraftHaus Beer & BBQ Dinner taking place at the Border Grill. The event features Excutive Chef Mike Minor’s pairing of  CraftHaus beer with great BBQ as well as all the sides such as mac & cheese, baked beans, corn bread and potato salad. The meat will be slow cooked, grilled or smoked and include things such as burnt ends burritos, spare ribs, brisket tacos and my favorite pulled pork.  The event costs $72 but includes an unlimited feast, paired with the CraftHaus beers served on long …

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