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MGM Hates Bartenders, Too

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Dec 2015
MGM Resorts International, owners of Aria, Bellagio, Circus Circus, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, and Vdara, have been aggressively instituting new cost reduction programs throughout their collection of...

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Truth In Advertising Dept: Hakkasan and Steve Aoki Partner For Anti-Alcohol, Drug Campaign

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 Jul 2015
An advertisement is now appearing atop Harmon Corner's ginormous LED billboard every five minutes. The message? Say no to drugs and alcohol. The messenger? Super star dj Steve Aoki, Hakkasan...

Tagged: truth in advertising   benihana   hakkasan   steve aoki   cops   mgm grand   booze   

Cosmopolitan To Get New Casino, Suites, Bars and Restaurants

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Feb 2015
Months into their tenure as new owners of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Blackstone Group LP have outlined some of their plans to turn the popular yet unprofitable casino around. The changes primarily revolve around increasing...

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VegasEats? Cadillac Mexican Cantina and Tequila Bar at Golden Nugget

Posted by MikeE on 14 May 2014
The VT10 celebration at Prohibition Bar was a smashing success. Like, that-level-of-drunk-that-should-only-occur-after-10pm success. But with any pre-dinner drinking binge in Vegas, the mind and body produce a step-by-step realization that looks something like this: 1. "Fuck....

Tagged: vegas eats   golden nugget   cadillac mexican cantina   tequila   booze   

VegasEats: Comme Ca at Cosmopolitan

Posted by Misnomer on 1 Nov 2013
The Sunday morning after VIMFP, I reluctantly checked out of The D after a great stay there, and cabbed it down to Cosmopolitan for a 2 day continuation of my Vegas vacation. After throwing my...

Tagged: vegas eats   cosmopolitan   comme ca   booze   

PH Gets A Frozen Booze Joint

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 May 2013
The frozen booze wars are heating up! Planet Hollywood is constructing Shiver, a frozen booze joint just outside of the main entrance. Surely to be endorsed by Batman, Sponge Bob and baby...

Tagged: planet hollywood   frozen booze   shiver   

Venetian To Host Sammy Hagar Tiki Party

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 May 2013
Calling all fan of ex-Montrose, ex-Van Hagar, ex-HSAS and current Chickenfoot and Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas singer Sammy Hagar... the Red Rocker has joined forces with The Venetian and Palazzo for an incredible event...

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Booze: Cosmopolitan's Verbena Recipe (The Szechuan Button)

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Jan 2013
The Cosmopolitan has mailed out a promo thingy containing the recipe for The Verbena cocktail, aka 'The Szechuan Button' mmmmmmmouthadelic tounguetasm which garnered Chandelier 1.5 the Best Bar Editors Choice in the Trippies 2013. The thing...

Tagged: booze   cosmopolitan   szechuan button   bars   chandelier   

Talk #VIMFP-y To Me

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Oct 2012
Last night, The D kicked off a week long celebration of the completion of its transition from the skanky Fitzgeralds to the Detroit themed "D". To further mark the grand opening of The D...

Tagged: vimfp   the d   golden gate   booze   

THEpoll: Paint The Balloon

Posted by Chuckmonster on 4 Sep 2012
Paint The Balloon Just got back from a coupla days in Vegas and after sucking down a trio of Lime-A-Rita tallboys, this thing ended up in my hands. Pardon my French, but I can't seem...

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Programming Note: We're Back!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Jul 2012
Dear friends and fellow freaks, Our jaunt to Atlantic City, including a whirlwind tour of the nether regions of upstate NY and my old stomping grounds in NYC is complete. I am back in...

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The Ultimate Hangover Cure

Posted by MikeE on 11 Apr 2012
In a city known for its excess, there's little that surprises me. Still, this might be one of the most excessive things I've ever seen. Yes, a bus specializing in curing your hangovers by poking you...

Tagged: booze   cosmopolitan   mirage   vimfp   

Step Aside, Mandarin Bar... Hyde Is Here

Posted by MikeE on 24 Jan 2012
Somewhere behind an uninviting, overwhelmingly hideous wall where Fontana's video poker once stood is a new space with a reputation that was tarnished before it even opened. It's run by the guy who closed Sahara. It...

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Specialty Cocktails: The Party Pits of Food and Beverage

Posted by MikeE on 21 Nov 2011
You've seen it before. Old men and frat boys hiding boners under blackjack tables happily playing 6:5 odds because there are cage dancers behind the busty dealers. It's stupid, slightly embarrassing, but a huge revenue...

Tagged: booze   mirage   

How Many Times Has This Happened To You?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Jun 2011
Ok, fess up. Which one of yous is this? Thanks to Misnomer for the tweet tip....

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Libations for Less At Cosmopolitan

Posted by MikeE on 31 May 2011
The "mixologist" (read: talented bartender - stop the pretentiousness PUH-lease) has exploded in culinary and nightlife circles, especially in Vegas. We haven't seen a trend like this since the burger joint explosion of 2008, day...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   booze   winner winner gin dinner   

The Sinatra Smash: Now Served With Umbrellas

Posted by MikeE on 29 May 2011
Several large umbrellas, actually. Now you don't have to trek all the way to the quietest corner of Encore to grab Five Hundy By Midnight's favorite drink. The Sinatra Smash, once only available in the quiet...

Tagged: sinatra smash   booze   bars   encore   wynn   

Sahara Gift Shop Having Booze Fire Sale!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Apr 2011
With less than a month until Sahara closes its doors permanently, the gift shop at Sahara is starting to unload their warehouse full of liquor at sharp discounts (at least for a gift shop.) One example...

Tagged: sahara closing   booze   

Wynn + Whisky = The Nth

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Feb 2011
Like Wynn? Like Whisky? Scratch that... LOVE WYNN? LOVE WHISKY? Hells yeah. Coming to Wynn Las Vegas March 18-19, 2011 is The Nth, billed as Ultimate Whisky Experience. ...

Tagged: wynn   booze   

The Trippies 2010 : The Audio Part Deux

Posted by Chuckmonster on 17 Jan 2011
Because you've asked, here is the second gigantic part of the Trippies webcast, wherein we discussed the editors picks and a hundred other topics. Be forewarned that this program is incredibly long - it...

Tagged: trippies   booze   

Vegas Gang #54 : Harrah's IPO, Cosmopolitan and more

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Nov 2010
In the latest installment of the Vegas Gang podcast, the guys take on the cancelled Harrah's IPO, the leaked Cosmopolitan photos, Fontainebleau's Pot Odds, Diamonds and Stars, Winn Replaces Andrew Pascal at Wynn, Bellagio MLife...

Tagged: vegas gang podcast   booze   

Wynn Wine Bar La Cave Unveiled

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Sep 2010
VT reader detroit1051 unearthed an eentsy weensy size rendering of La Cave, the new wine bar coming soon to Wynn Las Vegas. After a coupla minutes of snooping around we've managed to uncover...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   la cave   renderings   booze   

Aria Sky Suites No Longer So Sweet

Posted by MikeE on 26 Aug 2010
It lacks the refinement of a Mandarin, the elegance of a Wynncore Tower Suites, and if it weren't for an entire wall dedicated to a camouflage Warhol, you'd swear this hotel within a hotel haven...

Tagged: aria   sky suites   booze   bummer   

Bellagio Moving To Wine Country

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Aug 2010
Bellagio - Las Vegas' finest resort, aka The Other Gateway To The CityCenter - has decided to take a little vacation to Napa, California, home of the WinoTripping. "Bellagio superstar chef" Julian Serrano (f-you Aria!) will...

Tagged: bellagio   winotripping   booze   

Gilley's Offers $20 Bottomless Bush

Posted by JohnH on 21 Jul 2010
An errant case of absolute non-truth in advertising? A brilliant marketing decision? More reason to love/hate Gilley's? Whatever it is, Gilley's has $20 bottomless bush Busch and Phil Ruffin wants us to...

Tagged: treasure island   gilleys   booze   phil ruffin   

George Who?

Posted by BlackHillsBoozeHound on 15 Apr 2010
Whether you're a follower of Stiffs & Georges, or you're just hip on your casino parlance, you're familiar with the term "george" as describing one who tips well, perhaps even overly-so (antonym: tom, which I...

Tagged: george   tipping   boozehouse   gambling   

One Sick Vegas Trip

Posted by BlackHillsBoozeHound on 14 Apr 2010
Our annual December trip - nestled between departure of the National Finals Rodeo'ers and the arrival of the Christmas crowds - we stage a get-together of friends and family. Rates are the among the...

Tagged: trip tips   aria   boozehouse   

Hey Caesars Palace, Where's yer 'postrophe?

Posted by BlackHillsBoozeHound on 8 Apr 2010
I recently submitted an article for an award-winning Vegas website, and made the misstep of referring to that place attached to the Forum Shops with the possessive Caesar's instead of the plural Caesars. He...

Tagged: caesars palace   jay sarno   boozehouse   

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