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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

#1947 - Lily (Belagio), Las Vegas - 10/22/2012


This is quite a nice, elegant bar for the strip, with a fine house Manhattan.

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158 - (702) 693-8300
Est. Feb 18, 2012
Web site: bellagio.com  - lightgroupfacebook
Articles: lasvegasweekly - lasvegasweekly - vegas.com - about - yelp - blackbookmag

#1946 - Todd English P.U.B., Las Vegas - 10/21/2012

If you did not know, or lest you forget, that Todd English is a famous chef, the four-time James Beard winner's bar has lots of display cases with nothing bout his book in them. The P.U.B. ("Public Urban Bar" -- okay) is more comfortable than most strip bars, and if you'd like a good beer cheap, you can have it for free if you can drink it down before the 7-second hourglass on the bar runs out (veterans recommend a low-carbonation beer, like a nitro pour). The one attempt I saw was a success. But there's a limit of 2.

The cocktails are not particularly interesting, but there's a good selection of beers and upscale bar food.



3720 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89158 - (702) 489-8080
Est. March 16, 2010
Web site: toddenglish.com - facebook
Reviews: eatinglv - lasvegasweekly - lasvegasweekly - vegas.com - yelp

#1945 - Gipsy, Las Vegas - 10/21/2012



4605 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV 89169 - (702) 731-1919
Web site:  piranhavegas.com/gipsy-nightclub - facebook
Reviews: vegas.com - lasvegasweekly - yelp  

Saturday, February 02, 2013

#1944 - Piranha, Las Vegas - 10/21/2012

The front room is the "8 1/2 Ultra Lounge" with brick and fireplaces, and the back room is the "Piranha Nightclub" -- together described as the "reigning queens of gay Vegas nightlife." Oontz oontz oontz.



4633 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV 89169 - (702) 791-0100
Est. 2006

Web site: piranhavegas.com - facebook
Reviews: vegas.com - lasvegasweekly - yelp - examiner - blackbookmag  

#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

Web site: doubledownsaloon.com - facebook 
Reviews: lvrj - lasvegasweekly - vegas.com - esquire - frommers - yelp - lvhhtime

#1942 - Free Zone, Las Vegas - 10/21/2012

One of the gay bars in Vegas's "Fruit Loop" area.

610 E Naples Dr Las Vegas, NV 89119 - (702) 794-2300
Web site: freezonelv.com - facebook 
Reviews: vegas.com - yelp