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Saturday, February 02, 2013

#1943 - Double Down Saloon, Las Vegas - 10/21/2012

The Tinglerz, Double Down Saloon, 10/21/2912
"Home of the fabled Ass Juice."

This is my favorite bar in Las Vegas. That's a bit short of the assessment of Anthony Bourdain, who called it one of the top five bars in the world, and the bar's self assessment as "Known the world over as the happiest place on earth." But it is a swell bar -- nice divey, punk atmosphere with just enough hints of debauchery remaining, a good mix of patrons (I even ran into my friend Sara Tobak there), and a range of good bands both touring and local. I didn't catch them here, but "Thee Swank Bastards," who always tear it up at Tiki Oasis, are regulars, along with The Vermin and Blue Man Group side product "√úberschall." The night I came by there was a nifty set by the Lords of Altamont.

Lords of Altamont, Double Down Saloon, 10/21/2912
BTW, the fabled Ass Juice, which is optionally served in a toilet shaped shot glass, came about like this:
    'It began with a Jagermeister knockoff called Bekturova that the bar got a few bottles of. "It was disgusting," [owner] Moss says. "Even bums wouldn't drink it." He made a sign offering shots of the stuff for $3. Then $2. Then $1. Still, no takers. "So I crossed out 'Bekturova,' wrote out 'Ass Juice' and I sold out immediately," Moss says. "I go, 'I can make my own Ass Juice.' (lvrj)

4640 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV 89169 - (702) 791-5775
Est.  Nov 1992

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