While in town to play a concert at the M Resort and Casino, world-famous rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd toured another new facility–the future home of Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at the Excalibur. Slated to open in December, the restaurant will feature Texas-style barbecue at all hours of the day and evening, then become a late night club with music and entertainment after hours. The band has already agreed to play shows there, and their memorabilia will line the walls. The facility is even modeled after their old practice and living space, Hell House. Band members Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke toured construction at the restaurant Friday. We’ll keep you posted as construction unfolds, and to prepare you, we have deals on rates at the Excalibur as low as $33/night!
We get a lot of questions about “the rules” for drinking and alcohol in Las Vegas, and are here with the answer to all of your problems! Our new page on alcohol in Las Vegas is here:
In it, we highlight all the tips and tricks for getting around Vegas without getting in trouble for taking a sip. Enjoy! The Vegas iPhone App will give you everything you need for a night on the town (or a full vacation) in Vegas. Enjoy, and be sure to check out Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Cirque du Soleil has become one of Vegas’ most popular acts, but what happens when you mix the sin aspect of Sin City with the Cirque? Zumanity, the Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil. Zumanity explores human sexuality in all its forms, and the performers put on quite a show! It is very seductive; part burlesque and part cabaret. Not for the inhibited, as acrobatics and pushing the limits win out here!
You can catch Zumanity Friday through Tuesday with shows at 7:30 and 10pm at New York New York, and tickets range from $69-$109. You must be 18 or older to see the show! We have excellent deals on New York New York hotel stays to complete a weekend getaway in Vegas. Don’t forget that we have tons of shows on our new Vegas iPhone App! We have all your Vegas resources for shows like Zumanity and much more. Enjoy, and be sure to check out Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Jersey Shore’s JWOWW (alias Jenni Farley) will be hosting at Pure Nightclub tomorrow, August 27 from 10PM to 2AM. JWOWW, a graphic designer by trade, just wrapped things up on the latest season of MTV’s Jersey Shore, and as we’ve been reporting, many of the cast members are in Vegas doing a variety of things. You can get more information on Pure by clicking HERE, and also, make a quick visit to Caesars for a cheap room to go see her! Also, the Vegas iPhone App is FREE for a limited time only! Get all the best of Vegas at one touch. Enjoy, and be sure to check out Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
The History Channel’s television show “Pawn Stars” has become a huge success since its debut in 2009 and one of the top attractions on the Strip. As many as 5,000 people a day have been known to start lining up early at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop to check out the site of the show and purchase items. It also became the most-watched show on cable TV, with over 8 million viewers every Monday night. The shop has also undergone a recent expansion.
From its humble beginnings as a family-owned business (Richard “The Old Man” Harrison, his son Rick, and grandson Corey, also known as “Big Hoss”) to its current status as a reality hit, Pawn Stars in Vegas has entered the minds of many, both in Vegas and out. It’s also made a star out of Big Hoss’ childhood friend, Austin “Chumlee” Russell. All of the guys on the show are constantly looking for fake items, deals, and unique items, so every show can turn out a different way depending on the circumstances. The Pawn Stars have purchased a working hot air balloon, a missile guidance system and Harry Houdini’s handcuffs, among other things, while turning down items such as Soviet shuttle launch keys and pirate treasure. The business was started in 1988 and thrives to this day amid the billion-dollar casinos and night clubs. The boys from Pawn Stars are even currently on a “road show” style traveling tour. Check out their web site for dates and more information on Pawn Stars. Want to get to Gold & Silver quickly? Caesars Palace is on the Strip, and we have a great deal for it.
Don’t forget our new Vegas iPhone App to track the hundreds of attractions we have in our database, complete with price ratings, photos, reviews, and contact information for all the best values in Vegas. Also, be sure to check out Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
In a place famous for partying hard, one of the baddest boys in town paid a visit to try his hand at Club Nikki in Vegas within the Tropicana. The newly-minted NBA Hall of Famer enjoyed Grey Goose and Jaegermeister while checking out Champagne Muse, and the new burlesque dancers joined Rodman and his group. They celebrated Rodman’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction into the wee hours of the morning, with Rodman joining DJ Hollywood at the booth and leading in sing-alongs. If you want to check out Club Nikki and the Tropicana, we’ve got the deal for you. Whether you’re in Vegas or not, you can get the brand new Vegas iPhone App here and track the hundreds of attractions we have in our database, complete with price ratings, photos, reviews, and contact information for all the best values in Vegas. For now, have a look around, and be sure to check out Vegas Hipster, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Parrotheads, this job’s for you. Jimmy Buffett and the Flamingo are hiring 250 workers for a new Margaritaville minicasino scheduled to open in October. It will replace Steakhouse 46 in the Flamingo and build on the existing Margaritaville bar and restaurant that is already a big part of the hotel, essentially connecting them at Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. Among the things included in the new casino are a 15,000-square-foot casino floor, 22 gaming tables, 220 slot machines and a “Five O’Clock Somewhere” bar. Positions for table game dealers, flair bartenders, and supervisors are available, among others. Interested applicants can apply online here or at the Caesars Entertainment Employment Center on Flamingo Road. If you’re interested in booking a trip to catch Margaritaville in all its glory, we’ve got your deal!
There are many Italian restaurants in Vegas, but Battista’s may just have the edge over the competition, in both authenticity and longevity. Battista’s has been family owned and operated and serving authentic Italian food in Vegas for more than 30 years. Veal, pasta, spaghetti, meatballs, and much more await you, all prepared with the finest ingredients and the best knives you can find online, click here to learn more about knives history. Wines are from all over the world, including (of course) Italy, California, and Germany. An accordion player adds to the atmosphere during your meal as well. You even get a cappuccino at the end of your meal!
We ate here last week and would recommend it to anyone that loves good food; it is simply phenomenal authentic Italian, and the portions are huge!
Battista’s is located being the Flamingo Hilton at 4041 Audrie Street, and it’s open nightly for dinner from 5-10:30pm. You can find more information on Battista’s at their web site HERE.
It’s here! Your number one source for Vegas information finally has the app to keep you going no matter where you are in Vegas. Get it here! The Vegas iPhone app is designed to give you the latest and greatest information and media on Las Vegas, and even has some special features you won’t find in other apps. Everything is at your fingertips—Gaming, Restaurants, Hotels, Attractions, Entertainment, and even a GPS Tracker we call the Friend Finder. This is your one stop shop for all things Vegas, and the only app to have, whether you’re planning a trip or already there.
-Available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
-Hundreds of options to choose from for Hotels, Dining, Shows, Clubs, Attractions, Sports, and more, complete with pricing, reviews, photos, and categories for each option.
-Full contact information for all venues. Read the reviews, call the restaurant, make a reservation, and you’re out the door.
-Once you’re out, connect with your friends via the Friend Finder portion of the Vegas Hipster app. See where your friends are at, create, join, and leave groups, and make it easy to meet up in the busy Vegas atmosphere.
The wait is nearly over. Owner Tamares Group started the renovations, opting to keep the hotel closed and do them all at once, and the results sound promising. Almost everything has been fixed up or completely redone top to bottom, and with the re-opening scheduled for September 1, the project is ahead of schedule. The Plaza was aided by some items coming at a discount from the shuttered Fountaineblau project that helped the budget for the renovation. In a time when the tourism and economy of Vegas is starting to pick back up, the Plaza is targeting the typical Vegas crowd to convince them that the Plaza has changed. It will reopen with a new casino floor, lounges, and several restaurants, including a steakhouse named for former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman. Don’t forget to check out our hotels page for all the information on every hotel in Vegas. We wish the Plaza the best of luck.