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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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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Silverton Aquarium

Yes there are still many free attractions in Las Vegas even though everything else has gotten more expensive in recent times. One such free attraction is the Silverton Aquarium which is located at the mountain chalet themed Silverton Hotel & Casino near the South Strip. If you plan on visiting the Silverton and the aquarium i would suggest if you don’t have a car to take a taxi or Uber to the property as its about 4 1/2 miles south of the Mandalay Bay. The aquarium is  a huge 117,000 gallon glass tank filled with tropical fish and is located …

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Monorail Extension Plans

A monorail extension to Mc Carran International Airport or to Downtown Las Vegas has often been discussed but it doesn’t look like it will happen anytime soon but another extension may happen; Approval has been given for a extension from the MGM Grand to the Mandalay Bay although the details such as design, stations, permissions especially from MGM Resorts as well as financing need to be worked out. At present a smaller monorail runs between the Excalibur and Mandalay resorts with a stop in between at the Luxor in one direction it’s not known if that monorail would be incorporated …

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MGM Grand Adds More Space

More convention and meeting space is coming to the Strip and we don’t meet just the expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center; The MGM Grand has broken ground on an expansion to its Convention Center which will add 250,000 square feet of space to give it more than 850,000 square feet at the resort in total. The expansion will give MGM Resorts more than 4 million square feet of convention and meeting space at its Las Vegas resorts. Included in this total is 2 million square feet at the Mandalay Bay which has been greatly expanded as well as …

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mIX AT Mandalay Bay To Close

Michelin starred Chef Alain Ducasse restaurant called mIX at the Mandalay Bay is due to close today and reopen at a later date with a new name and a Southern Mediterranean theme. The new restaurant is going to be called Rivea and have food in the style of Southern France as well as Italian food which could be a popular mix and might be a good fit for this part of the property that has switched over from being THEhotel to becoming The Delano. No word yet on when the new revamped restaurant will open or how huge the remodel …

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SkyVue Still Just A Dream?

I have been publishing online about Las Vegas since 2005 but myself and most of the contributors have been visiting Las Vegas for many years before that. The one constant with Las Vegas is change as one property comes down and are often replaced by someone else’s dream which may ultimately be replaced at some point in the future. Ever year people hold a press conference at which they show off new diagrams as well as fancy concept videos of planed Las Vegas resorts which most likely will never happen. Over the years there was numerous plans for London Bridge or San Francisco themed resorts as …

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Country Cookout At Town Square

Tomorrow is the Country Cookout with good bbq food as well as live country music as well as a raffle on the green at the Town Square outdoor mall on the Strip a little south of the Mandalay Bay. The bbq food is provided by highly rated Pot Liquor and the music by the band Thrill Billy and, all the proceeds benefit the ‘Communities in Schools’ group. The event runs from 5pm to 8pm and as it’s on the green so blankets might not be a bad idea to relax on. Tickets for the event are $25 or $15 for …

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Daylight Hiring Today

The latest in a string of hirings for the Summer pool day club scene is today and continues tomorrow this time for the Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay. Daylight was recently taken over by Hakkasan which will host the event at its large nightclub at the MGM Grand. The interviews take place today from noon to 6pm and then continue tomorrow at the same time for the usual day club jobs with some of the positions such as hosts or hostesses requiring an audition in swimwear.

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Neil Diamond In Las Vegas

Its been a long time since Neil Diamond performed on the Las Vegas Strip but for his many fans they will get a chance on May 17th when he performs at the Mandalay Bay resort at the Event Center. The legendary singer is known for a large catalog of music as well as numerous hits which include songs such as Sweet Caroline and America as well as his popular Christmas music. The ticket prices start at a reasonable $59.50 and are on sale now so if you are in town at that time and, enjoy his music you might want …

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Delano Las Vegas Now Open

The Las Vegas media recently have focused on the rebirth of the former Sahara on the North Strip in to the SLS but another property has recently opened too the former THE hotel at Mandalay Bay is now the Delano. The former THE Hotel was a boutique hotel in the top floors of one of the towers at Mandalay Bay and the new re-branded Delano continues that but this time with a remodeled South Beach Miami feel to it. As you can see in the above video the suites do have that South Beach feel to the rooms with lots …

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Cover Bands Coming To Mandalay Bay

A good cover band isn’t quite as good as seeing the original but they can be very entertaining in their own right. Two upcoming cover bands visiting the Mandalay Bay are Bonfire which is a tribute to ACDC and is rocking out tomorrow night at the House of Blues with a $10 general admission price for tickets. The second option is early next month when Blasphemous Rumors a tribute to Depeche Mode comes to the House of Blues on August 1st with special guest DJ Johnny Rox and a $13 general admission price for tickets. If you are looking for …

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Summer Pool Season Starts Today

The Summer pool season is about to begin as the popular pool complex at Mandalay Bay opens for the season as well as the rooftop Strip side pool at the Cosmopolitan both of which will open today. These openings are followed by the Encore Beach Club which opens tomorrow then a spate of pool openings which are due the weekend of 13th and 14th including pools such as Tao Beach at the Venetian and Mirages Bare. The pool season beginning also means the day club season is also getting close as DJ’s spin the music as people come to some …

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