Las Vegas Football Viewing Specials

Happy Hour At Hawthorn Grill
Happy Hour At Hawthorn Grill

Here’s a list of food and drink specials you’ll find when you watch football games in Las Vegas casinos and bars. The specials or deals are seemingly endless since games during the week often happen during Happy Hour.

I’ll be gathering information from various sources and from my own experience throughout the football season. This list will expand regularly so you might want to bookmark it.

Tweet me @MeltzVegas if you have any specials you’d like to share.

Bally’s (Casino Bar, Sully’s Bar and Race & Sports Book)
$8 Miller Light or Coors Light pint
$35 Bucket of 5 Coors Light or Miller Lite
$12 Bloody Mary, Margarita
$16 Absolut and Red Bull

Blind Pig (Happy Hour – MNF, TNF)
$3 Domestic Beer
$4 Imports
$4 Shots
Half-Price Appetizers

The Orleans, Fremont, California (all Boyd Gaming except Aliante & Cannery)
$3 Bottles and $15 Buckets (Mix & Match 6 Bottles) – Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Shock Top, Goose Island
$4 Bottles and $20 Buckets (Mix & Match 6 Bottles) – Stella Artois, Dos Equis, Heineken

Cabo Wabo (Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood)
$23 Bud/Bud Light 5 beer bucket (all NFL games, select college football games)
$55 five beers and five shots of Espolo Blanco tequila (Sunday Night Football only)
50% Off Signature Appetizers: taquitos, the nacho skillet, queso fundido con chorizo & cotija crusted cheese quesadilla. (Sunday Night Football only)

Caesars Palace (Spanish Steps Bar, Apostrophe Bar, VISTA Cocktail Lounge, Montecristo Cigar Bar, Alto Bar and Lobby Bar)
$35 Bucket of 6 Coors Light or Miller Lite
$45 Bucket of 6 Corona, Heineken, Heineken Light or Modelo Especial
$50 Bucket of 6 Dogfish 60 Min IPA, New Belgium Fat Tire, Saint Archer IPA, Sam Adams Boston Lager or Sierra Nevada
$15 Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria, Absolut & Red Bull, Crown Royal & Red Bull

Cannery Casino Hotel
Monday football viewings at Victory’s Bar & Grill, complete with food specials starting at $2, $2 tequila and whiskey shots, $3 Bud Light pints and 128 oz. and raffle prizes.

The Cromwell (Interlude and Bound)
$10 mixed drinks
$30 beer buckets
$25 beer pitchers

Flamingo (Garden Bar)
$10 mixed drinks
$30 beer buckets
$25 beer pitchers

Hawthorn Grill (J.W. Marriott – Rampart Casino)
50% off bar menu for Happy Hour. See review here.

Lawry’s(Happy Hour – MNF, TNF)
Happy Hour 4-6
Half-price Bar Bites and Select Beverages

More information here.

The Linq (3535)
$10 mixed drinks
$30 beer buckets
$25 beer pitchers

Pub 365 (Tuscany Casino) 
$2.50 Bud/Bud Light ($12 bucket of 5)
$3.65 Joseph James Lager & Four Peaks Kilt lifter
$5 Bloody Mary (Titos) & Fireball shot

See review at

Rampart Casino
Coors Light draft is $2. Buy a beer or by making a $10 parlay wager from Thursday to Monday to enter a raffle for Miller-Coors branded swag.

Rebel Republic
$5 Pretzel bites, chicken wings or tenders, Rueben or southwest egg rolls, kobe or BBQ sliders, cheese nachos

Red Rock, Palms, Green Valley Ranch (all Station Casinos sports books)
$2 Bottles of Miller Lite or Coors Light
$3 Bottles of Modelo Especial
$3 & $4 Miller Lite or Coors Light Drafts (16oz & 22oz)
$8 Bucket of Miller Lite or Coors Light (5 bottles)
$5 Non-Beer
– Moscow Mule, Mexican Mule (Patron), Absolutely a Mule (Absolute), Irish Mule (Jameson)
– “Kentucky Buck” (Knob Creek)
– Bacardi & Cola
– Patron Margarita
– In a Pickle (Jameson + Pickleback)
$20 Bloody Mary or Bloody Maria pitchers

More information here.

South Point (Monday Night Football only)
$2 Bud/Bud Light draft
$12 Bucket of Bud/Bud Light (5 bottles)
$15 Bottomless Bud/Bud Light draft
$1 Hot dogs and Popcorn
$4 Italian sub
$5 Wings

Umami Burger (SLS Las Vegas)
$5 two (2) 14-ounce Bud Light drafts
$12 pitchers of Bud Light or Rolling Rock
$25 100-ounce Rolling Rock beer tower
$5 shot of Jameson Whiskey, Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey or Jägermeister when added to any beer purchase.
$8 Redheaded Irishmen (Jameson Irish Whiskey, ginger ale and cranberry juice)
$8 Aviation (Bulldog Gin, Luxardo and fresh lemon juice)
$9 Red Zone Lemonade (red berry Ciroc vodka, fresh lemon juice & raspberry puree)
$9 MexiCali Mule (Casamigos Blanco Tequila, ginger beer, bitters and fresh lime juice)
$24.95 Appetizer platter consisting of two (2) Manly Burger sliders, four (4) Buffalo Chicken Wings, two (2) pieces of Fried Chicken, four (4) piece cheesy tot & a small beef barbacoa nacho
$100 all-you-can-drink package available during game days (Thursday, Monday, & Sunday). More information here.

Via Brasil (Monday Night Football only)
50 cent wings

See review of the restaurant here.

Coming Soon: Vegas Local Eats And Drinks

“This tastes like the slice of pizza I used to get in the Bronx.”

For the past year, I’ve generally written for other people and websites. You see those links posted here when I see the articles are live. That’s taken me away from this blog and the VegasPhotoBlog.

I usually visit bars, restaurants, and casinos in the touristy areas. The majority of my opinions are shared elsewhere. As you’ve seen I share those articles with other websites. However, I’ve been visiting more local bars and restaurants than ever before.

I rarely write about my local experiences because the traffic gods say that most of you want to read about the cool new spot on the Vegas Strip. I understand that because I used to be the same way.

I generally share my thoughts on local bars and restaurants directly with those who are specifically looking for something away from the action. I’ll be sharing more about those local joints for those people on this blog.

I won’t waste time with places I don’t like unless I have a really awful experience. I have a few bars and restaurants saved to share and a few more that I know I’ll be visiting soon.

I’ll probably end up using a lot of this elsewhere when I compile a significant number of recommendations. The reviews I write will be short and sweet like when I visited Therapy in downtown Las Vegas.

The photo above is from Evel Pizza which will be one of my first new recommendations.

Celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month At Yardbird Las Vegas

Bourbon Flight At Yardbird Las Vegas
Bourbon Flight

I finally made it to Yardbird at The Venetian last night! This has been on top of my to-do list for a while. The restaurant has been receiving rave reviews from people who I trust since it first opened. I just haven’t been to The Venetian much this year.

I used to visit The Venetian a couple times a week when I first moved to Las Vegas but not so much in the past year. It used to be home to fast free wifi on the Vegas Strip but now just about every casino has wifi so there isn’t a need to visit as often.

I learned a couple of weeks ago that Yardbird would be celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month with a special flight of bourbon. That this was the excuse I needed to finally visit Yardbird. The tasting is $25 for four different one-ounce pours. The flight consists of the following:

  • Bacon Bourbon – Wild Turkey 81
  • Honey orange – Woodford Reserve
  • Apple Spice – Knob Creek Small Batch
  • Salted Maple – Maker’s Mark

The bourbons are listed in the order served in the photo above from right to left. I’m by no means a connoisseur of bourbon so this won’t be a spot on opinion. Here are my thoughts on each:

Bacon Bourbon – Wild Turkey 81 – Bacon booze (wine, whiskey, bourbon) doesn’t actually taste like bacon. There’s usually a smokiness to the booze. The bourbon is light and not overpowered by any flavor. This was very easy to drink. It was a good way to ease into the more flavorful bourbons.

Honey orange – Woodford Reserve – This was aromatically insane. There is a heavy orange scent to this bourbon. Once I moved past the aroma, this was my favorite of the batch. This is easy to drink and it felt and tasted like bourbon with more than a hint of orange.

Apple Spice – Knob Creek Small Batch – My thoughts going in were that this sounds like something for sick people. This was my least favorite because I don’t really like apple spice. However, my opinion changed when I added the shot to the leftover ice from my Old Fashioned. The ice lessened the apple spice attack and it was nice.

Salted Maple – Maker’s Mark – This was so damn sweet that I didn’t know what to make of it at first. However, the maple was interesting and I came around to enjoy it later in the evening. It took a while before realizing that my mouth needed to drink this without apple, orange or any other flavor to appreciate it.

Overall, I enjoyed the tasting. The $25 tasting price is in line with the prices you’d expect to pay at The Venetian. I’ll get into the meal that accompanied the meal later but I want to get my thoughts on the bourbon tasting since it’s only available for the month.

Old Fashioned at Yardbird Las Vegas
Old Fashioned

Since I was tasting bourbon I wanted to extend that to one of their signature cocktails. Looking at the bar menus I settled on an old reliable. The Old Fashioned is always a safe bet and it was delicious. It was so good that I had one for dessert too.

The term handcrafted is thrown around often nowadays but it’s legitimate at Yardbird. They carve the ice at the bar every day. They make many of the ingredients for their drinks fresh at the restaurant. This is what you expect when you’re paying top of the market prices for cocktails.

G2E is just a few weeks away and I expect to see another visit or two in my future. The booze at Yardbird was good, but the food was great. Stay tuned.

Sam Adams Menu Gives Reason To Visit Tilted Kilt At The Linq

View of Tilted Kilt from my cocktail table
View of Tilted Kilt from my cocktail table

I was skeptical about returning to Tilted Kilt at The Linq. However, the Sam Adams menu gave reason to visit again. First, let me give a little back story on my experience with Tilted Kilt. This will help you understand why I questioned ever returning.

I went to the media preview shortly after Tilted Kilt first opened at The Linq. My expectations for chain restaurants are rarely high. However, on that first visit to Tilted Kilt the food, drink and service were worse than the mediocre expectations.

I decided not to review the experience since it was only a media preview. Full service might be better but I wasn’t willing to find out.

I can hold a grudge for a long time. That was the case here but two years is long enough for a grudge. I didn’t even think of visiting Tilted Kilt again until last month when I was invited to try the new Sam Adams menu…

Sam Adams Menu at Tilted Kilt
Sam Adams Menu at Tilted Kilt

…Besides, I was staying at The Linq hotel (see review and pics at Top 10 Vegas) so it was convenient to give Tilted Kilt another chance.

The service on this visit to Tilted Kilt was much better than the first visit. The service and staff were what you would normally expect at a bar/restaurant/breastaurant. We talked to a few different people working during the visit and everyone was nicer and seemed more experienced than the first visit.

Tilted Kilt Bar
Tilted Kilt Bar

The setup at Tilted Kilt makes it a good option for watching football on the Vegas Strip. There are plenty of seats and TV’s to watch the action. I only snapped pictures of two viewing areas. There’s also a pull-down screen for a feature game that was behind the table where we ate.

The Linq has a lot of foot traffic but many of those people are just walking around The Linq and not actually going into bars, restaurants and stores. That could make finding seats to eat and drink on football weekend somewhat easy to come by. It’s located next to The Linq sports book (photo on Vegas Photo Blog) in case you need to wager on some games.

Wicked Boston Chicken Sandwich at Tilted Kilt
Wicked Boston Chicken Sandwich at Tilted Kilt

The Sam Adams menu offered a few different beer and sandwich pairing options to choose from. I planned on getting the Big Arse Burger but chose the massive chicken sandwich at the recommendation of the waitress.

The Wicked Boston Chicken Sandwich has a massive fried (or grilled) chicken breast, maple pepper bacon, cheese and Sam Adams Lager caramelized onions, which I got on the side to taste separate.

I may have chosen the chicken sandwich because Sam Adams Summer Ale was the recommended pairing. I love summer brews. The beer was a perfect complement to the chicken sandwich on a hot summer day in Vegas.

I think my friend and I only made it through about 3/4 of the sandwich before tapping out. Lunch was very good, but we had a full day of Vegas ahead and didn’t want to be sluggish from eating too much. Las Vegas is best in the summer when you don’t eat too much.

Lunch on the Vegas Strip will often run about $20 for food and a beer. The Sam Adams sandwiches and beer pairing is no different. I really enjoyed the chicken sandwich and thought that the price was right. This kind of meal is a great way to start the day. Looking back, I’m glad that I returned to Tilted Kilt.

I’m always looking for a new place to grab a casual bite on the Vegas Strip. It’s even better when that lunch spot has TV’s where I can watch the games. I’ll keep Tilted Kilt on my mind the next time (because there’s always a next time) I’m in the middle of the Vegas Strip on a Sunday looking for a place to watch football.

I’m 90% sure I’ll be ordering the exact same meal from the Sam Adams menu.

The Beer Menu At Pub 365 At Tuscany Looks Great

I was curious about Pub 365 at the Tuscany before it opened. However, the beer menu was slow to appear online. It’s difficult to take a beer bar seriously without seeing the beer.

Now that I’ve seen the beer menu, I’m more than excited than I expected for a bar a little away from my usual hangs. Looking back at my vacation, I’m kinda cranky Pub 365 wasn’t open.

Pub 365 will offer 365 beers and pub fare. Unlike some recent beer bars that have recently opened in Vegas this bar has a pretty extensive menu. The menu includes local brews, imports, macro craft (I hate that this is a thing) and microbrews. The best thing about the menu is that it will rotate selections every so often.

I missed the grand opening last night but I legitimately can’t wait to visit Tuscany. I never thought I’d say those words. Expect a review sooner than later.

If you’ve never been to the Tuscany it’s about a 10-minute walk from Bally’s east on Flamingo.

You can find the current beer menu here. Since it will change you can find more info at the Pub 365 page on the Tuscany website.

Pub 365
Pub 365 Beer Menu

The Still Brings You Beer In Time For March Madness At The Mirage

Late last year the Revolution Lounge at The Mirage closed. The Still Crafts, Drafts & Eats will take over the space and open in time for the first weekend of March Madness. Here’s a first look at The Still’s beer menu.

Beer Menu at The Still at The Mirage

The Still will open at 8 am for the first round of the NCAA Tournament and as needed for other rounds of the tournament. The bar and restaurant features 27 TVs in an 8,000 square foot space. For reference, that’s about the same size as the sports book at the Cosmopolitan.

The center bar features over 50 craft beers. The centerpiece of The Still is Bud Bud’s, a refurbished Airstream trailer that was found abandoned in the back hills of Tennessee by the Still crew. You can find more information about The Still on their website,

Details Revealed For Montecristo Cigar Bar At Caesars Palace

I’m not a cigar smoker very often but every now and again friends visit and look to light up a stick. I’m always happy to partake and there’s a new bar opening where we can light up.

Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace looks pretty sweet. The opening date hasn’t been made official but it should be open before March ends. Here are some details and renderings:

Press release:

In its golden anniversary year, Caesars Palace continues to expand the empire with the addition of Montecristo Cigar Bar, expected to open March 2016. The cigar lounge will pair notable cigar offerings with fine whiskeys, small bites and more, in a contemporary, organic 4,000 sq ft environment, designed by the award-winning architecture and design firm Rockwell Group, and executed by Bergman, Walls & Associates.

“Caesars Palace is in the midst of a beverage and nightlife renaissance with the refurbishment of our iconic Lobby Bar and Sports Book bars, the addition of the cutting edge VISTA Cocktail Lounge, and of course we are home to OMNIA nightclub, arguably the most important club in the world. These new outlets pair perfectly with our incomparable lineup of stars, celebrity chef offerings and luxury amenities,” said Caesars Palace Regional President Gary Selesner. “Montecristo Cigar Bar is a continuation of this renaissance, and will offer our guests the finest in cigars, whiskey and other fine beverages, while in a contemporary and inviting space featuring a walk-in humidor and cigar store, unlike anything else in the city. Our ambition is for Montecristo to be the best place in Las Vegas to smoke a cigar with a drink, while watching a stirring sporting event or, by special arrangement, as part of a gourmet meal from Old Homestead, Nobu or Restaurant Guy Savoy. We think this unique new offering is the perfect marriage of two world-famous brands, Caesars Palace and Montecristo.”

Cigar aficionados will appreciate the cigar retail area and humidor, offering renowned brands like its namesake Montecristo, Romeo Y Julieta, H. Upmann, Padron, La Flor Dominicana, Arturo Fuente, Ashton, San Cristobal, La Aroma de Cuba, Mi Amor, Las Antilles and My Father, as well as a variety of others. The retail shop and humidor are comprised of two intersecting circles with custom curved glass walls and shelving. In the retail shop, floating wood and glass jewel cases create an elegant display for the cigars. Top-of-the-line accessories will also be available for purchase, including S.T. Dupont. The spacious 400 sq ft humidor can store up to 1,000 cigars in a climate controlled environment, one of the largest in the city. The transparent walls visually connect the shop and humidor with the bar/lounge, highlighting the relationship between the three areas.

“The sheer size, elegance and commitment to customer satisfaction will make Montecristo Cigar Bar unique in the Las Vegas landscape,” said partner Michael Frey.  “It will be a true sanctuary for cigar lovers to enjoy a great cigar and libation.”

Intended to reflect and compliment the fine selection of cigars, Montecristo Cigar Bar offers guests sensible and classic beverages, as well as rare, highly-coveted spirits. For connoisseurs, the Captain’s List will intrigue and delight. Highlights include Pappy Van Winkle vintages, 18 year-old Elijah Craig Single Barrel, Thomas H Handy Sazerac “Antique Collection” and more. The Louis XII Perfect Pour will be offered tableside, served in crystal Riedel glassware. Cigar pairings and suggestions will also be a feature, taking out the guess work to provide guests a sensational combination.

Throughout the entire Montecristo Cigar Bar space is a state-of-the-art ventilation system, ensuring guests a comfortable and fresh visit. The 100-seat bar/lounge and gaming area offers guests four distinct experiences to enjoy a smooth cigar and libation– the signature bar, the library, the courtyard and the vault room. The centerpiece of the bar/lounge is a round bar volume featuring bar-top gaming and plush seating upholstered in light and dark neutral hues. Wood paneling on the walls and ceiling add warmth to the space. The library’s neutral material palette is both industrial and luxe, and gives the space a residential feel. An oversized video wall made up of nine television screens will bring sporting events to life, making it a premier spot to watch big games.

The courtyard space envelopes the back portion of Montecristo. Lush green design elements, a variety of seating groupings and skylight feature create an environment that blurs the line between indoors and outdoors. The 10-seat vault is the most intimate area in Montecristo, and will be highly coveted for groups looking to have their own space to enjoy the view.

“We are excited to be working once again with Caesars Palace,” said Shawn Sullivan, Partner, Rockwell Group. “We conceived Montecristo Cigar Bar as a modern and luxurious loft space with outdoor elements influenced by tobacco farms.”

Montecristo Cigar Bar will also serve guests a selection of dishes to compliment the space and its offerings, to include: a selection of domestic and imported cheeses, charcuterie, spicy pork rinds and house-made vegetable chips. Lavazza coffee will also be available, including tableside French pressed coffee.

Montecristo Cigar Bar will be located adjacent to Old Homestead, across from Nobu Restaurant and Lounge.

New Cosmopolitan Sports Book Set To Open By Super Bowl

Cosmopolitan Sports Book
Cosmopolitan Sports Book Construction. (Pic

Big news for sports fans on the Vegas Strip. The new Cosmopolitan sports book will open in February just in time for the Super Bowl.

In December, the Cosmopolitan celebrated its 5 year anniversary with a slew of news. Even though the property is finally turning a profit they aren’t resting on their laurels.

There are major changes at the Cosmopolitan (see complete details at Front Desk Tip). I wouldn’t call the changes a facelift or an overhaul but there is a lot happening at the Cosmopolitan.

The most exciting change to the casino will take place with their sports book.

The least profitable slot machines in the southeast corner of the property have been removed and a brand new sports book is under construction. The 8,000 square foot sports book will include 23 video poker machines which McBeath tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal should make more money than the 120 slot machines that once occupied the space.

The new sports book will be more than twice the size as the current CG Technology sports book on the second floor. CG will continue to operate the sports book at the Cosmopolitan.

Everything I’ve heard is that this sports book will be similar to a smaller version of The Venetian sports book. It’s easy to think that between the bar with video poker and typically great CG Technology TV screens.

security breach by Vital Vegas last week showed that there’s still a lot of work to do. I can’t wait to see the finished product. I expect to have more information on the sports book soon.


UPDATE: 1/28

It looks like Cosmopolitan is backing off the Super Bowl opening. Here are more details from a recent email.



    A new Race & Sports Book will open in early February 2016 on the casino floor. It will be more than double the size of our existing sports book and will offer a significantly upgraded experience, featuring:

  • State of the art LED video walls for both sports and race
  • Dozens of hi-definition television screens
  • The latest in mobile wagering technology and a combination of lounge style seating areas
  • Traditional betting stations and VIP areas where guests can view their own 90-inch high-definition television.
  • The race and sports bar will anchor the space, featuring video poker and multiple hi-definition televisions showing sporting events.


Additionally, a new sports themed table games area will be immediately adjacent to the new book, also featuring hi-definition televisions and direct views of the main LED walls.

Hyde Lounge At Las Vegas Arena Set To Debut In Spring 2016

Hyde Lounge
People In The Shadows

It was just announced that a Hyde Lounge will be opening at Las Vegas Arena in the spring of 2016. It’s not too surprising that the arena will have a lounge for people to stay after events. It’s also not a surprise that it’s branded as Hyde Lounge since there’s one at Staples Center which is also a partnership with AEG.

This will be a great venue for aftershow parties for concerts or just a place to hang out after games once the NHL expanding to Las Vegas becomes official.

Sadly, this location of Hyde Lounge won’t offer the same awesome view that you have Hyde Lounge at Bellagio.

Hyde Lounge

Here are details on the new Hyde Lounge opening in 2016:

sbe, the Los Angeles-based leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hospitality venues, announced today the launch of Hyde Lounge at Las Vegas Arena set to open in April 2016. Hyde Lounge Las Vegas Arena will be the exclusive nightclub option at Las Vegas Arena, allowing guests to experience the height of service with views to match in an entertainment and sporting viewing experience unlike any other.

Hyde Lounge at Las Vegas Arena will be located high above the event action with two platforms extending over the arena seating for unparalleled viewing opportunities. The 18,000-square-foot space designed by Dakota Development and DesignAgency, will also feature an intimate lounge experience complete with bottle service, plush couches, high-energy DJs, VIP elevator access, a selection of culinary treats, and skyline views of the famed Las Vegas Strip.

sbe’s Hyde brand has been visionary in transforming how spectators enjoy entertainment and sporting events with its first evolution of the nightlife heritage brand Hyde Lounge at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles followed by Hyde at American Airlines Arena in Miami.

Las Vegas Arena, a 20,000-seat venue located between New York-New York Hotel & Casino and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, has been developed through a partnership between AEG and MGM Resorts International. The venue is scheduled to host more than 100 events annually including UFC, boxing and other sporting events; major headline entertainment, awards shows and special events. The newest landmark will have a significant impact on the city’s entertainment landscape while providing Las Vegas visitors and the local community a guest experience second to none.
Sam Nazarian, sbe founder and CEO, said, “We are extremely proud to partner with the Las Vegas Arena team on this dynamic and forward-thinking development that will transform the Las Vegas landscape. Hyde provides an unrivaled nightlife scene that will leave a footprint as we enhance the brand with this large-scale viewing and event driven destination.”

Rick Arpin, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts International, said, “We are creating a world-class venue that will deliver a number of memorable moments to our guests, with Hyde Lounge at the top of the list. Hyde’s ability to engage guests in a high-energy Las Vegas atmosphere while enjoying a major concert or sporting event is exactly the type of environment we want inside the Arena; it will be nothing short of spectacular.”

Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities, said, “Hyde Lounge and sbe have proven to be innovative and collaborative partners with their groundbreaking introduction of Hyde Lounge at STAPLES Center. Nobody understands the club and lounge market and atmosphere better than sbe and we look forward to the unveiling of their newest masterpiece at the Las Vegas Arena.”

Minus5 Ice Bar At Mandalay Bay Makeover To Debut In 2016

Minus5 Ice Bar
Minus5 Ice Bar

Minus5 Ice Bar at Mandalay Bay is one of the few bars that people are surprised I’ve never been to. I like the cold, I like vodka and they have both. It should be something I like, but I’m too lazy to deal with the cold temperatures.

Anyway, Minus5 Ice Bar will unveil a new look next year. Maybe it will be time for me to suit up and check it out. Here are details on the changes from the press release:

Minus5 Ice Bar, the company that launched America’s first ice bar, is gearing up for the new year with a complete makeover of its flagship location inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. Slated to be unveiled early 2016, Las Vegas’ original ice bar will offer guests a newly renovated venue with 100% new material and a frosty, winter wonderland that is double its original size.

The revamped location will feature more than 120 tons of fresh 100% pure Canadian ice and a 1,300 square-foot ice bar, making this location the largest permanent ice bar in the world. The Minus5 team of award-winning ice carvers are busy at work creating an all-new space, giving guests a new reason to visit one of the coolest bars in Sin City. Their museum-quality carvings will amaze visitors with an eclectic mix of replica-inspired sculptures such as the Las Vegas Skyline, the Iron Throne from HBO’s Game of Thrones, and much more.

“Locals and tourists alike have been huge supporters of Minus5 since we first opened our doors seven years ago and we cannot wait to showcase our brand-new space, filled with truly spectacular sculptures,” said Noel Bowman, president of Minus5 Management. “We’ve almost doubled the size of our space due to its popularity and high demand for private events.”

The warm space adjacent to Minus5 Ice Bar, known as the Ice Lounge, will also offer a new look and experience in a larger space. The newly expanded 3,000 square-foot lounge will feature seating for up to 500 guests on a flow, including a 20-seat bar and two private rooms that can accommodate up to 80 guests each, making it a great destination for private events.

“Minus5 is a totally unique location for those looking for a memorable Vegas experience with a small or large group of friends, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and corporate outings,” Bowman continued. “It truly is the coolest experience in Las Vegas.”