I was told about the legendary Happy Hour in Las Vegas at when I first moved to town. This classic cocktail lounge features half-priced steak during its twice daily Happy Hour from 5-8 p.m. and again from midnight-3 a.m. Great cocktails and half-priced steak?! HOOK ME UP!
Press release: LAS VEGAS – To celebrate the “Big Game” Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will offer football fans an unforgettable game day experience, complete with delicious all-you-can-eat food and drinks, giveaways and more.
Starting at $119 per person (+ taxes and fees), OYO Hotel & Casino’s Big Game watch parties offer an unparalleled experience. The package includes guaranteed seating at one of the property’s fan-favorite dining outlets, all-you-can-eat buffet, all-you-can-drink domestic draft beer and more. The buffet will feature game day favorites such as all beef hot dogs with traditional condiments, beer braised-brats with sautéed peppers and onions, a build-your-own nacho bar, deli meat sandwiches and of course, Hooters world-famous wings, among other mouthwatering bites. Food will be served from 2 p.m. until the end of regulation time in the game. Beverage upgrades are available for an additional cost, the $35 upgrade includes a selection of craft and imported beer and well liquor and the $55 upgrade includes a selection of craft and imported beer and premium liquor. Tickets are nonrefundable. Throughout the event, fans also have the chance to win raffle prizes. Fans looking to get in on the action, can take advantage of the property’s full-service William Hill Sports Book.
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., the William Hill Sports Book will host a sign-up event for sports fans prior to the “Big Game.” Guests who sign up for the William Hill Nevada mobile sports app and bet a total of $50 during this time frame will receive a $50 mobile sports betting credit and a complimentary beer or margarita at The Underground Lounge. Guests can sign up at the William Hill Sports Book, located adjacent to The Underground Lounge.
The property will be offering guests up to 30 percent off room rates during Big Game weekend. Room rates are + resort fees and taxes. Rooms must be booked before Jan. 29, 2020 and the offer is valid on travel between Jan. 29 – Feb. 5, 2020. Guests can book online or by phone using the code SB2020.
To reserve seating for the Big Game, contact Karen Davis, food and beverage manager, at 702.597.6051 or KDavis@oyolasvegas.com. All ages welcome but guests must be 21 or older to purchase.
OYO Hotel & Casino is located at 115 East Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89109, and offers free parking year-round. More information can be found online at www.oyolasvegas.com.
OYO Hotel & Casino is managed by Highgate, a premier hospitality investment and management company whose growing portfolio includes more than 100 properties in gateway cities worldwide.
Press release: LAS VEGAS – Dec. 18, 2019 – Whether looking to celebrate all things football with the family or in luxury, House of Blues Las Vegas (inside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino) has it covered with parties in the Music Hall, and Foundation Room. This upcoming Super Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, guests can opt from partying with a variety of fans at the Music Hall football experience, watching the big game from House of Blues Restaurant & Bar, or celebrating victory with one of VIP luxury championship packages in Foundation Room. Food & Beverage packages start at $60 based on experience.
Doors at Music Hall open at 2 p.m. with the Big Game viewing beginning at 3:30 p.m., the event is open to the public. The All-You-Can-Eat package starts at $60* for an early bird special; (limited packages available) and includes a buffet style menu featuring game day favorites like chicken wings, Carolina BBQ pulled pork, chicken fingers, loaded mac and cheese, mini cupcakes and more. The All-You-Can-Eat and All-You-Can-Drink package is $150 (plus tax & fees) and includes all well liquor, domestic beer, house wine, and soda. For guests looking to fan out for football in a more comfortable, down-home environment, the House of Blues Restaurant & Bar welcomes fans beginning at 2 p.m., features the All-You-Can-Eat package for $70 and All-You-Can-Eat & Drink package $99 – $125. Both the Music Hall and Restaurant & Bar are all ages events, must be 21+ to purchase the beverage package.
For an even more VIP, luxury box experience, guests can choose from a variety of Big Game viewing packages with Foundation Room, which offers a personal TV living room area complete with plush seating and a food and beverage table minimum. Guests must be 21 and older. Dress code enforced and reservations are required by calling 702-632-7631 or emailing reservations@foundationroomLV.com
Foundation Room packages start at $400 with the ’89 49ers Package which grants patrons complimentary access for up to four guests as well as Big Game viewing. At $800, the ’91 Redskins Package includes access for five guests and a personal TV living room area. At $1,000, the ’62 Packers Package has access for six guests with a personal TV living room space. At $1,500, the ’85 Bear Package comes with access for eight guests and a private hideaway space. For $2,000 the ’72 Dolphins Package includes access for up to 12 guests and premier table location. And lastly, at $2,500 the End Zone Package grants access for up to 18 guests and includes your own private space. Foundation Room members receive 10 percent off any Big Game package.
The Big Game Foundation Room menu includes: Shellfish Platter featuring lobster, king crab, crab claws, shrimp, oysters, tarragon aioli, champagne mignonette, and cocktail sauce; Wagyu Beef Burger with bacon, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce, heirloom tomato, Foundation Room aioli, and fries; Japanese Yellowtail Tartare Tacos featuring wonton tacos, avocado, aji amarillo, shaved radish, chili garlic, micro cilantro; Chicken Tikka Skewers marinated in yogurt and curry with a pineapple ghost chili jam; Beef Tartare with smoked soy, black garlic, cured quail egg yolk, pickled shallot, and potato chips; Ribeye 18oz prime with fries and Foundation Room house-made sauce; NY Strip 14oz NY strip with fries and Foundation Room house-made sauce; Filet Mignon 10oz filet, fries, and Foundation Room house-made sauce; Chicken Wings with Texas beurre blanc and blue cheese dressing; Rock Shrimp Tempura with Sambal Oelek aioli and ponzu sauce; and lastly Lobster Mac and Cheese featuring butter-poached lobster and orecchiette pasta.
Press release: LAS VEGAS – Mott 32, the award-winning, authentic Chinese restaurant from Hong Kong inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas, will offer its new Bottomless Brunch menu, available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, beginning Jan. 12.
Bottomless Brunch is priced at $58 per person and offers an assortment of handcrafted dim sum, followed by your choice of signature Mott 32 small plates including soup, seafood, meat, rice and noodles, vegetables and dessert for up to two hours. Guests can also add the Free-Flow Beverage Package for an additional $35 per person.
Featured brunch entrées include:
• Barbecue pluma Iberico pork made with scrambled eggs and black truffle
• Fried mashed potatoes with beef short rib
• King prawn har gow made with garlic chive
• Pan-fried glutinous rice made with chicken, Iberico pork, conpoy and egg
• Sesame prawn toast with autumn sauce
• South Australian scallop, garoupa and egg white dumpling, topped with caviar and a gold leaf
Free-Flow Beverage Package includes:
• Aurora Cocktail: Ketel One peach and orange blossom, plum Red Bull, lemon and cucumber
• Imperial Dragonball Cocktail: Hano Hou sparkling sake, jasmine syrup, lemon and lychee
• Jasmine Cooler Mottail (alcohol free): lychee, jasmine tea and orange blossom
• Moët and Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
The full list of available brunch items can be viewed here.
Mott 32 is located off the casino floor of The Palazzo tower at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Hours of operation are from 5 – 11 p.m. daily, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information and to make reservations, visit mott32.com/lasvegas, email Reservations.LV@mott32.com, or call 702-607-3232.
Press release: LAS VEGAS (Dec. 9, 2019) – This New Year’s Eve, the curtains will rise unveiling Bellagio’s new restaurant experience with The Mayfair Supper Club – an immersive dining venue modernizing the ravenous culture of the Roaring 20s for the 2020s.
Through a multi-act production created by No Ceilings Entertainment, The Mayfair defies typical dinner service with captivating live entertainment that evolves throughout the night, beginning as a snazzy fountain-side lounge and morphing into a swinging prohibition-era jazz club and late-night dance party.
“The Mayfair has something for everyone whether you want a beautiful meal set to the sounds of a world-class pianist, a fabulous feast while watching showstopping song and dance numbers, or an unforgettable night out partying,” said MGM Resorts President of Events and Nightlife Sean Christie. “No matter what time a guest joins us, they’ll be treated to an experience filled with spectacular moments.”
An Evening at The Mayfair
• First Act
The Mayfair offers a first-of-its-kind “Cavi-Hour,” a luxurious happy hour where the Bellagio Fountains take center stage. A pianist welcomes guests into a chic rendezvous of caviar specials, sharable entrees and delectable cocktails all while enjoying a picturesque panorama of Las Vegas’ most iconic landmark.
• Second Act
As the sun sets, the energy rises with performances reminiscent of the showroom era of Las Vegas entertainment. The Mayfair’s lead male and female vocalists transport guests back through history with a multi-piece band to dazzle diners with brazen jazz numbers and spectacular costumes.
• Third Act
The Mayfair explodes with performances that immerse guests in the rule-breaking era of prohibition supper clubs. Every singer, dancer, bartender and waiter becomes part of the boundary-breaking production celebrating the glamourous fashion, lively music and supper club culture of yesteryear with a modern and sexy edge. The Mayfair’s actors interact with a 360-degree lightshow making the entirety of the restaurant part of the stage.
• Mayfair After Dark (Friday-Saturday only from 11 p.m. – 3 a.m.)
As the curtains close on traditional dinner hours, the vibe shifts to Mayfair After Dark offering a fresh take on Las Vegas nightlife that abandons the velvet rope. The Mayfair’s scene heats up into a sensory-consuming bash. The experience melds a late-night dinner menu, available until 2 a.m., with DJ beats intertwining with live musical acts. The all-night dance party goes until 3 a.m. with unexpected vignettes appearing throughout the venue, performers descending from the ceiling, and sexy routines illuminating the venue.
• Jazz Sundays (Beginning Jan. 5)
On Sundays, The Mayfair will curate a swanky jazz dinner and a new way to experience the restaurant. The band and singers will serenade the dining room with original versions from the Great American Songbook perfectly paired with the restaurant’s contemporary takes on American classic cuisine.
Two breweries recently opened locations in downtown Las Vegas and I was stoked to check them out. My original downtown Las Vegas Breweries plan was to stop by both Able Baker Brewing and the new CraftHaus taproom. A funny thing happened on the way to a mini beer tour.
Visiting Las Vegas is sometimes about enjoying a life that you don’t normally live. Before moving to Las Vegas I often used my trips Las Vegas to explore living above my means for a day or two. My friends and I would often take one night to live above our means.
Press release: LAS VEGAS (Sept. 25, 2019) – Renowned for a portfolio of ‘must-visit’ experiences that forever transformed the city, Bellagio will once again change the way visitors think about a night on the town with the launch of The Mayfair Supper Club over New Year’s weekend.
Inspired by top supper clubs in London and around the world, The Mayfair will redefine the traditional “dinner and a show” for today’s traveler with a restaurant that evolves throughout the evening, amplifying in energy as dusk shifts to night. Guests will be able to indulge in contemporary American cuisine while enjoying live entertainment performances nightly, set to the greatest backdrop in the world – the Bellagio Fountains.
“The experience will be fun and memorable and feel like a return to the glamour eras of Las Vegas and old New York when dinner and a show was the place to be seen,” said MGM Resorts International Senior Vice President of F&B Strategy Ari Kastrati. “The Mayfair’s food and beverage menus will pay homage to all the greatest hits of classic American dining.”
MGM Resorts partnered with London and New York-based Martin Brudnizki Design Studios to create whimsical moments that transport guests to a fanciful and flexible environment – from a backdrop for a delightful meal to a high-energy lounge with moments of surprise.
MGM Resorts President of Events and Nightlife Sean Christie said, “The Mayfair will bring together the best elements of what makes Las Vegas the world-famous destination it is, in ways that celebrate our past, channel our present and define the future of a memorable night out on the Las Vegas Strip.”
The transformation of Monte Carlo to Park MGM was supposed to be finished by the end of 2018. NoMad, Eataly, and the new nightlife venue On The Record all opened just as the year ended. Well, 2018 ended and work continues inside Park MGM. Another restaurant, The Crack Shack recently opened.
Las Vegas is slowly becoming a beer city. Local breweries and craft beer bars have been popping up all over Las Vegas for the past five years or so. Downtown Las Vegas is home to five breweries and there are two more tap rooms coming soon.