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It's the time of day that many people look forward to the most - Happy Hour! No place embraces that sacred time of day quite like Las Vegas, where Happy Hour celebrations seem to last just a little big longer than most.
Looking to enjoy great food specials and an adult beverage or two? On the Strip, drop by The Pub at Monte Carlo weekdays from 3-6 p.m. for half-price drafts. If it's all Greek to you, Estiatorio Milos at The Cosmpolitan is worth a visit from 5:30 to 7 on Monday through Thursday for some great Happy Hour specials.
The Peppermill Lounge has two Happy Hour timeslots daily - from 3-6 and 9-11 p.m. - featuring half-price well drinks, wine and beer, not to mention the intimate ambiance that makes it perfect for couples or small groups.
If sports viewing coincides with your happy hour, Umami Burger, Beer Garden and Sports Book at SLS Las Vegas has Happy Hour pricing from 9 to close, to take you to the final whistle of every game.
There's plenty of Happy Hour celebrating to be found downtown as well. From noon to 4 weekdays, Hogs and Heifers Saloon offers $3 domestic drafts and other shot and drink specials. On the Fremont Street Experience, Hennessey's Tavern has an extensive $5 drink and appetizer menu weekdays from 4-7 p.m.
No matter where you choose to spend it, you'll have the time of your life at Happy Hour in Las Vegas!
It's the most wonderful time of the year ... Vegas Season is here and it's time to get into the spirit, with incredible poolside and beach concerts, parties and summer fun you won't find anywhere else.
The Entertainment Capital of the World always delivers. Start with the poolside concerts at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas' Boulevard Pool, including Billy Currington, Neon Trees, Barenaked Ladies and Slightly Stoopid. Or sink your toes in the sand at Mandalay Bay Beach all summer long and catch artists like Chris Young, 311 and Ziggy Marley.
Vegas Season also means it's time to enjoy Las Vegas' incomparable pools and day clubs. Give in to temptation and show your colors each week during Temptation Sundays! The legendary weekly LGBT pool party returns to the Luxor with special events for Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend and much more. DJs The Perry Twins, Casey Alva and Morningstar are among the headliners spinning this summer.
Drai's Beach Club atop The Cromwell is another Vegas Season party hot spot, and Foxtail Pool Club and the Lux pool at SLS Las Vegas are great places to soak up the sun. Ever wanted to swim with the sharks? Here's your chance. Check out The Tank, the pool complex at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas.
Vegas Season is also a great time to get your shop on! Find tremendous deals at Las Vegas Premium Outlets North or see some of the world's most exclusive and luxurious retailers at Crystals at CityCenter.
After a little retail therapy, it's time to tantalize your taste buds. Las Vegas has an array of celebrity chef-owned restaurants to please every palate. And during Vegas Season, the weather is perfect for some outdoor brunches.
For a meal with an unforgettable view, dine in style at The Country Club at Wynn Las Vegas. At Paris Las Vegas, gaze at the gorgeous Fountains of Bellagio when you enjoy brunch and spellbinding cocktails at Hexx kitchen | bar | chocolate. You can also indulge in a Mimosa and red velvet waffles at Overlook Grill poolside at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas or fuel up on savory dishes, all made from scratch, and check out the extensive wine list at Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar at the Red Rock Resort.
It's all part of Vegas Season, so make your plans to Visit Las Vegas and get in the spirit of having a great getaway!
No place cries freedom like Las Vegas, where you can do anything, anytime. Celebrate your independence with a fabulous Fourth of July weekend!
It wouldn't be the Fourth without fireworks, and Las Vegas has plenty of places to enjoy them. Caesars Palace will be launching fireworks at 9 p.m. for the entire center Strip to see. The Linq will also have a fireworks display just behind the High Roller at 9:30 p.m. You can also see the skies light up at Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort and the Stratosphere. BOOM!
How about getting up close and personal with the world's top mixed martial arts stars in the world? UFC International Fight Week returns July 7-12, filled with meet and greets, autograph signings, pool parties, concerts and more.
Pool parties will be in full swing all weekend long, too, including performances by the world's top DJ's and artists at party spots like Foxtail Pool Club at SLS Las Vegas, Encore Beach Club, Wet Republic at MGM Grand, the pool district at The Cosmopolitan, TAO Beach at The Venetian and Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel.
If you're feeling patriotic, enjoy a meal with amazing views at The Country Club, An American Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas, or enjoy the flavorful All-American Bar and Grill at the Rio All-Suite Hotel or American Coney Island at The D Las Vegas. Or show your true colors with a relaxing treatment at The Spa at Red Rock, followed by a trip to check out the White Lions and Royal White Tigers at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage, and then cap the night with a performance of the Blue Man Group at the Monte Carlo.
For more traditional Independence Day revelry, take a quick ride to Henderson for the Fourth of July Celebration or continue on to Boulder City for the 67th Annual Damboree! You can enjoy everything from a pancake breakfast to a parade and midway booths, and of course, an evening fireworks show.
You'll have a fabulous Fourth no matter where you celebrate in Las Vegas!
Don't surprise your dad with another dud this Father's Day. Chances are he still hasn't used all the socks you gave him last year. This Father's Day, get him something he really needs. A trip to Las Vegas! And hey, just to make sure he has a good time and all that, maybe you should join him ... you know, to make up for all those times he helped chaperon you. Great idea, isn't it?
Start with a relaxing round on the links. Las Vegas has more than 55 championship golf courses crafted by some of the game's greats, such as Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd, Tom Weiskopf and Arnold Palmer.
Now he's ready to get his adrenaline pumping. How about giving him a brand-new race car for Father's Day? OK, so he can't keep it ... but he'll enjoy the thrill of getting behind the wheel at Exotics Racing or the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
Then, help Dad update his wardrobe with some stylish threads. You'll find everything you need to get Dad decked out in Las Vegas' amazing shopping centers, including the open-air Downtown Summerlin shops. Just please, skip the socks this time.
Once he's dressed to kill, it's time to fuel up. First, dinner -- most Dads love to eat, and Las Vegas has some of the most award-winning restaurants anywhere on the globe. Treat him to a memorable steak dinner at Charlie Palmer Steak at the Four Seasons, or Cut by Wolfgang Puck at The Palazzo. If he's a seafood lover, Rick Moonen's RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay has fine dining accommodations upstairs and a more casual setting on the ground floor to choose from, or treat Dad to fresh steamers, shrimp, lobster, crab, clam chowder and calamari at the Oyster Bar at Harrah's.
Finally, treat Dad to any of Las Vegas' unbeatable shows and you've got the perfect Father's Day gift -- a Las Vegas excursion that he'll think about fondly all year long.
Las Vegas certainly can satisfy anyone's tastes - with incredible shows, nightlife, shopping, spas and more. And when it comes to taste buds, Las Vegas has an all-star roster of celebrity-chef run restaurants that can handle any appetite.
But what about capping off the perfect meal with a fabulous dessert? Have no fear, you'll find something for any craving your sweet tooth desires.
How about a shake that's part dessert and part ... cocktail? The Drunken Monkey at Holstein's inside The Cosmopolitan is worth going ape over. The Red Velvet Cake and and Campfire S'mores shakes are also desserts with a little kick. Another adult-style dessert can be found at N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms, home to s’mores concocted with housemade strawberry,amaretto hazelnut-flavored or orange Grand Marnier marshmallows, and chocolate ganache-covered graham crackers.
For a more traditional cupcake-and-ice-cream experience, Sprinkles at The Linq has some innovative creations. Not to mention a cupcake ATM for those on the go, or who are having - pardon the pun, sugar withdrawals. Over at New York-New York, Shake Shack features some classic shakes and frozen custard treats.
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the Golden Opulence Sundae at Serendipity 3 outside Caesars Palace is as elegant as its name, from the baccarat crystal glass to the gold-plated spoon with which it is served. It's a foot-tall super sundae with five scoops of rich Tahitian vanilla ice cream, topped with 23K edible gold leaf, rare chocolates made from cocoa beans found only on the Venezuelan coast, and an array of exotic fruits. So exotic are the ingredients, you have to order it two days in advance. If that's out of your price range, don't fret - it's one of many over-the-top desserts that Serendipity 3 offers.
Whatever dessert flavor you fancy, you'll find it in Las Vegas!
Expedia Viewfinder and LasVegas.com partnered up to highlight ways to get the full Sin City experience with a culinary vacation.
With Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit food festival coming up on the horizon in April, we’re salivating just thinking of the culinary bang that will take place on The Strip. To keep our taste buds satisfied until the gourmet event, we wanted to get a taste of Las Vegas. Our team at Expedia Viewfinder joined forces with LasVegas.com to showcase the best ways to eat and drink your way through Sin City:
As a recipient of the Chef of the Century Award, Joël Robuchon is considered royalty in the world of French cuisine. His namesake restaurant, Joël Robuchon, in the MGM Grand is the first and only Vegas eatery to earn three Michelin stars. With just 12 tables, the upscale restaurant presents the height of exclusivity. While dining a la carte is possible, true culinary enthusiasts dive into the Prix Fixe Menu. This gourmet collection includes to-die-for courses that range from a lobster dish to a mascarpone masterpiece.
Las Vegas is all about the buffet scene. We’re not talking cafeteria-style eateries with slops of mashed potatoes and gravy, but rather high-end restaurants with endless gourmet cuisine. The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace is a feast for your eyes and stomach as it serves up more than 500 dishes. Make yourself comfortable in one of the three elegant dining rooms before taking a culinary tour of the global fare, from the made-to-order Japanese sushi to the Italian samplings. Pile up your plate, and don’t miss out on the exquisite red velvet pancakes and the divine oak-grilled lamb chops.
For those looking for a spin on the ordinary nightlife scene, enter Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and experience the Modern Supper Club. This show seamlessly combines a restaurant and club ambience with live entertainment, where anything can happen and anything goes. Visitors are invited to come in and dine or grab a drink at the bar, and then watch as the magic naturally unfolds. Every night is different, so expect the unexpected at this alternative venue.
When it comes to dining in captivating Las Vegas, the menu should be as alluring as the city itself. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SLS Las Vegas will certainly do the trick when visitors are looking for extraordinary cuisine. Caviar flights, suckling pig crispy skin, and s'mores foie gras are just a few of the decadent treats offered. With menu categories like “More Than Meats the Eye” and “Meat from the Sea,” diners can prep their palates for protein overload at this unrivaled steakhouse.
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Hakkasan Las Vegas is a five-story restaurant and night club where the choice is yours. The first floor boasts the main dining room, where guests can eat in an intimate space among strategically placed woodwork, while the second floor is reserved as the Private Dining Room. This secluded area overlooks the first floor and includes a private lounge with plush chairs that evoke a VIP-worthy ambience. Floors three through five are devoted to the club scene: Ling Ling Lounge, Ling Ling Club, Pavilion, Main Room, and Mezzanine. Each of these hot spots embody Hakkasan’s signature charm, but they’re all unique in that they create different vibes, with trendy cocktail lounges, energetic dance floors, lush garden bars, and more.
From decadent fare whipped up by celebrity chefs to five-story clubs and restaurants, Las Vegas pairs extraordinary food and drinks with out-of-this-world entertainment. When you’re hungry for a good time, plan a trip to Vegas and don’t forget your appetite.
A quick look at things you could be doing at work instead of having fun in Las Vegas:
2) Surfing the Internet, reading articles like, well, this one ... and thinking about how great it would be if you were actually in the Entertainment Capital of the World.
Now, let's flip that equation around. When you take a look at things you could be doing in Las Vegas instead of working, you get substantially different results.After all, having limitless fun in Las Vegas IS hard work ... but we think you are just the right person for the job. Here's just some of what you could be doing:
FIND YOUR THRILLS: If your job is monotonous and humdrum, Las Vegas can definitely get your adrenaline pumping. From the Big Apple Roller Coaster (above) at New York-New York to the thrill rides at the Stratosphere to ziplining across hotel towers at the Rio.
RELIEVE STRESS: If you deal with a lot of stress in the workplace, a treatment or two at a unique Las Vegas luxury spa can help you relax and rejuvenate. The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas will provide just the serenity you need, or you can give yourself a Tinseltown-worthy treatment at Planet Hollywood's Spa by Mandara (above). The Ciel Spa at SLS Las Vegas and Reliquary Spa at the Hard Rock Hotel are other great options for indulging in a little pampering.
NO BROWN-BAGGING IT: Forget packing a lunch, depending on what's in the office vending machines or eating fast food at your desk. Las Vegas is home to the biggest celebrity chefs and sommeliers and gourmet restaurants. How about digging into a lunch with Jose Andres' flavorful Spanish menu inside Jaleo (above) at The Cosmopolitan. And when dinner rolls around, the delicious steaks at Vic & Anthony's inside the Golden Nugget downtown and the authentic Chinese cuisine at Lao Sze Chuan at the Palms will keep your taste buds working overtime, even if you aren't.
'WORKING' DEEP INTO THE NIGHT: You won't be watching the clock waiting for the day to end in Las Vegas. With popular nightlife hot spots like Drai's Nightclub atop The Cromwell and the five-level Hakkasan inside the MGM Grand, you won't be in a hurry to beat rush-hour traffic here.
Add in the unbeatable year-round production shows, concerts, comedy, magic and other entertainment, the incredible shopping, golf and more, and the ultimate getaway from the workday grind awaits. Until then, there's just a little more work to do: Plan your adventure at LasVegas.com today.
Just because you're supposed to wait a while to swim after you eat doesn't mean you have to wait to enjoy a great poolside view ... sit down to a memorable meal at any of the delicious poolside dining options you'll find in Las Vegas!
Also on the Strip, sit on the poolside patio and indulge in gloriously simple, home-style Italian favorites that have been passed down for generations at Rao's inside Caesars Palace. Relax at the tropical poolside setting of the Paradise Cafe at The Mirage, where you can enjoy a continental breakfast, lavish lunch, alluring snacks and exotic drinks. It's as perfect as the name indicates.
Featuing a menu by legendary chef Wolfgang Puck, Azure Pool at The Palazzo is an opulent daytime pool experience you'll never forget. Slide next door to The Venetian and enjoy bistro classics and more amid a beautiful garden poolside setting at Bouchon.
Toward the south end of the Strip, the Pool Cafe on the 8th floor deck at Mandarin Oriental offers a selection of fresh cuisine, thirst-quenching drinks and sweet treats poolside at chic wicker tables or in the comport of a private cabana. Border Grill at Mandalay Bay and Veranda next door at the Four Seasons each offer poolside seating.
Great eats are always available poolside in Las Vegas!
Las Vegas is synonymous with fiestas, so it's only natural that on Cinco de Mayo, you'll have lots of places to celebrate! Here are cinco "Cinco" options ... and be sure to enjoy authentic food and tasy margaritas at any of Las Vegas' many Mexican restaurants and hot spots. A few must-see Cinco celebrations:
... or enjoy a variety of creative tacos made with handmade corn masa tortillas, five different guacamoles, three choices of refreshing ceviche and classic dishes like enchiladas and chile rellenos at Mercadito in the Red Rock Resort.
Viva Las Vegas for Cinco de Mayo!
Brunch. It's not just a midday meal to cover breakfast and lunch ... in Las Vegas, brunchtime is an experience all its own.
At BARDOT Brasserie, Chef Michael Mina’s new French restaurant at ARIA Resort & Casino, enjoy a delicious brunch experience every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests can indulge in decadent dishes such as Lobster Croissant Benedict and Brioche French Toast with vanilla mascarpone while enjoying bottomless rosé wine and avant-garde brunch cocktails.
Enjoy unlimited small plates and bottomless mimosas at Border Brunch at Border Grill, with locations at Mandalay Bay and inside the Forum Shops at Caesars, or for an intimate brunch setting on the Strip, try Jasmine at Bellagio.
With breathtaking views of the golf course, live music and an all-you-can-eat menu, The Country Club’s at Wynn Las Vegas is a can't-miss experience. Try the seafood ceviche and unlimited crab legs, shrimp and oysters. And for a unique party brunch, the Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues is proof that food is good for the soul. Next door at Veranda in the Four Seasons, the Italian Screwdriver is a perfect wake-up call to go with the foccacia Eggs Benedict.
At Bally's, on weekends BLT Steak is home to the legendary Sterling Brunch, featuring Lobster, Filet Mignon, Lamb, Eggs Benidict, Caviar and Bottomless Perrier Jouet Champagne. Just off the Strip at Palms Place, the Sunday brunch at Simon Restaurant and Lounge is as casual as they come ... you can show up in your pajamas if you like. Just make sure you are hungry and ready for an unforgettable meal. DB Brasserie at The Venetian features a weekend brunch from 11:30-3 with everything from Alsatian Tarte Flambée to Oysters on the Half Shell.
Downtown, you can also find mouthwatering brunches at bar + bistro, as well as Park on Fremont in the Fremont East District. and other tasty brunches are spread out throughout the city. In Summerlin, MadeLV at Tivoli Village and MTO Café in the Downtown Summerlin shopping district will satisfy any appetite.
Enjoy a brunch experience like no place else in Las Vegas!