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Cracking the Las Vegas Nightclub Dress Code

Imagine the scene; you and your pals get all guido-ed up, splash on some Polo, and hit the strip. The line for Drai’s is a half mile long, but who cares? This is Vegas baby, and those chicks getting by the red velvet ropes are smokin’! It’s finally your turn at the door and you are politely turned away. Yes, the bouncer will dismiss you with a smile. He’s been dismissing you in his mind since he first spotted your pointy ass shoes ten people back.

The Vegas Nightclub Dress Code For Guys

Guys lament that their cojones are already in a sling when it comes to getting into high end Vegas clubs like Drai’s or Hakkasan. That may be true, but if they could just remember 3 golden rules, and a few don’t ever- wears, a half hour wait in line will never be a waste:

  1. Stay away from sloppy – This is hard for some guys who don’t realize that sloppy makes up 95% of their wardrobe. Baggy pants and shirts are out, unless it’s a throwback to the ‘90’s night. Keep it sleek and stylish with pants that fit and a shirt that is fitted. Dark jeans without holes or dress slacks are cool, with a button down shirt or sharp T-shirt and jacket.
  2. Stick to neutral colors – That bright red shirt is going to get you noticed, but not in a good way. Shades of gray, black and even white in quality fabrics do not scream tacky and get you noticed in the right way.
  3. Your shoes make a difference – The Vegas bouncer’s once over (yes you only get one shot) starts at the shoe and works its way up. Wear work boots, sandals, flip flops or Converse, and that once over will end at your ankles. High quality leather shoes with a round toe and no laces are the shoe in to a club like Tao.

If all else fails, go with the well tailored suit, button down shirt and no tie. So long as you don’t look you just stepped out of the Brooks Brothers billboard the bouncer won’t diss.

The Vegas Nightclub Dress Code For the Ladies

So we fibbed a bit. The ladies do have it easier when it comes to getting into a club like the Marquee or the new Omnia. Vegas at night is drunk on bawdy and bling with a healthy dose of sex appeal. So long as it’s short, tight and cut low in the front, the red velvet will always open. And don’t forget the heels ladies. There is no room for practical when you are planning to party at Hyde. 

It is as much about what your wear as who you know in Vegas. If you really want to secure a spot inside Tao, use your Vegaster app to get the hook up for VIP bottle service. This will not only open the red velvet rope for you, a hot hostess will walk you to your table. Or give a shout out to Vegaster Ground Support and let us shop for your right nightclub spot. Either way, we’ve got your back when it comes to cracking that code. 

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The Price Is Right:  VIP Bottle Service Cost at the Coolest Dayclubs in Vegas.

**Click above to view up to the minute pricing and options**

It wasn’t that long ago that the most exciting thing happening poolside in Vegas was the floating black jack table.  That changed 10 years ago when the Hard Rock launched its Dayclub Rehab. Since then, the Dayclub scene has become just as enticing as Vegas nightlife.  Back then renting a cabana would run you around $300, now how much for VIP at Rehab Hard Rock has a lot to do with who’s performing, but expect to drop more than a couple of G’s.  But with that comes a VIP experience like no other on the planet.

There are a number of ways to be a VIP at a Dayclub, where everything from your own private bungalow to a bed big enough for 6 is awaiting your suntan oiled body to party in the sun.  If you can’t seem to decide where you want to open your bottle of Dom, consider what each has to offer for the price first.



Marquee Bungalow Cabana


Marquee Dayclub Daybed and Single Couch

Large groups of 15 or more can have their own party in the party with VIP service in a private bungalow or cabana.  The Wet Republic Bungalow is where the celebrities chill with their own Jacuzzi, frig, HDTV, and chaise lounges.  For the best view of the party on a Saturday afternoon, expect to pay about $7,500, $10,000 if they are hosting a special event. You can bring the party down poolside in a deluxe cabana with the same cool amenities and pay $5,000. Other Dayclub hot spots like the upscale Marquee offers similar perks in their grand cabanas, where you get your own pool in place of a Jacuzzi. Prices for a Marquee Dayclub grand cabana will range from $6,500 to $8,000 on a Saturday, depending on who is spinning the vinyl.




Wet Republic Daybed and Lounge

Wet Republic Bungalow

You don’t have to rent your own cabana to get exclusive VIP bottle service at a Las Vegas Dayclub.  Every scene will have their own version of a table set up around the dance floor, complete with an umbrella, for you and about 8 of your closest friends to be right in the middle of the dancing bikinis.  Just like the set up at your favorite night club, the poolside VIP table will come complete with bottles of liquor, ice, and mixers.  Springing for VIP table service at the Wet Republic on a Saturday will run you anywhere from $4,000 to $5,000 depending on where the table is set up.  Wet Republic even has a lounge area close to the bar but out of the sun where you can be a VIP for the day starting at $3,000.



Encore Beach Daybed

Encore Beach Lily Pad
Encore Beach Cabana, ladies not included

No Las Vegas Pool Party is complete without a line of day beds around the perimeter of the pool.  This unique feature of the Dayclub puts you right in the center of the melee, from the comfort of… well a bed.  Big enough to fit to six to eight partiers, you and your friends will pay around $2,000 on the weekends for the luxury of having your own shaded spot to sip on your champagne.  If you don’t mind getting wet (which you shouldn’t, this is Vegas), Encore Dayclub put the bed in the water and with a lily pad for the same price of a daybed at other Dayclubs. Starting at around $1500-$2500.

While at first glance, you may think that some of these prices are extravagant, but once you start dividing it up amongst your friends it just makes sense. That little extra that might come out of your pocket is well worth the VIP service and looks of envy you get.






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Are You Ready to Experience Something Beautiful?

Some call it a lifestyle event, others an arts festival. We prefer to just call it genius. Life is Beautiful has been raining into Vegas every Fall since 2013, and each year has gotten bigger and better. If your Autumn plans include a trip to Sin City, book it now, before the expected tens of thousands other music fans do.

Life Is Beautiful Las Vegas September 23rd-25th

The Who:

The list of scheduled musical performers is long, and includes:

  • Mumford & Sons
  • J. Cole
  • Major Lazer
  • The Lumineers
  • Chromeo
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Die Antwoord
  • ZHU
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Galantis
  • Crystal Castles
  • Kongos
  • City and Colour
  • Aluna George
  • Banks and Steelz
  • Pete Yorn
  • Seven Lions
  • Keys N Krates
  • Band of Skulls
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Iration
  • Oh Wonder
  • Bomba Estereo
  • Nothing But Thieves
  • Leon Bridges
  • Young the Giant
  • Third Eye Blind
  • Dirty Heads
  • Duke Dumont
  • Bloc Party
  • The Temper Trap
  • Kehlani
  • Excision
  • Snakehips
  • The Naked and Famous
  • Gramatik
  • Bob Moses
  • Atlas Genius
  • Warpaint
  • Kaytranada
  • Snails
  • Kamasi Washington
  • Raury
  • The Wombats
  • The Strumbells
  • The Heavy
  • Jess Glynne
  • G-Eazy
  • The Shins
  • Jane’s Addiction
  • Bass Nectar
  • Jack Garrat
  • Bishop Briggs
  • Highly Suspect
  • Gryffin
  • Autograf
  • Mija
  • Lewis Del Mar
  • Sir the Baptist
  • The Shelters
  • Aazar
  • Anevo
  • Aaron Jackson
  • The Lique
  • Ghastly
  • The Wild Feathers
  • Mr. Carmack
  • Lany
  • Finish Ticket
  • NF
  • Hey Marseilles
  • Rezz
  • CID
  • Spag Heddy
  • Coast Modern
  • Durante
  • Brumby

The What:

4 stages rotate the incredible music that provides the soundtrack for this festival, but you are also exposed to unique and amazing art and food. And then there is the “Ideas” stage, where the most influential minds that shape our world come out and share their thoughts and opinions in an open format. There is no other event in the world where this type of free thought and sharing is being expressed.



The Where:

Life is Beautiful takes over 18 blocks downtown for 3 days, setting up 4 distinct stages to showcase the various acts and performers.





The When:

The festival begins on the 23rd of September and runs through the 25th.

The How:

You have to act fast to be a part of Life is Beautiful – 2016. Reserve a room before the prices rocket out of control. Take into account getting to and from the event each day, and try your best to book something downtown. You’ll also need your 3 day pass, which can be anywhere from $265 to $2,495, depending on what type of VIP you want to be. Seems steep, but keep in mind that this is 3 days, and dozens of performances you are buying into.

Life is Beautiful has quickly turned into one of the city’s most anticipated events. This unique festival brings together music, food, art and ideas, to give you an experience you’ll want to relive over and over again.

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Get Laid-Back at the Beer Park

A whole different side of Paris has been unveiled on the hotel’s rooftop, celebrating the simple pleasure of a cold beer and great company. Beer Park is the cool and casual, feeling more like a picnic than a restaurant.

The 10,000 square foot terrace that used to be a part of the Chateau Nightclub has been completely revamped into something much more down to earth, even though it is still on a roof. Beer Park is a concept that was brought to Paris by the king of beer – Budweiser, where a chic and casual environment welcomes you with open arms and cold brews.



The View From Up There

 

Beer Park is strategically located to give you a perfect view of the Bellagio fountains, and the strip that surrounds them. Bored with that already? Then feast your eyes on any one of the dozens of HD TVs, where the game of the day is being played. This is an open air restaurant-bar, making you feel like you’re inside a park… that’s on a big hill… and has electricity.



The Beer Menu

You got about 100 different brews to choose from, served at the perfect temperature for the best flavor. 36 are on tap, and the rest are either brewed by brands you know, or handcrafted by brands you’ll want to get to know better. There’s cocktails too, just in case you’re too high and mighty to settle on throwing back a cold one.



The Food Menu

When you look at the menu you’ll almost feel like you’re eating at a baseball game, with a few twists thrown in. Most of the dishes are made for easy eats, like drumsticks and egg rolls, but you also can choose from a nice selection of salads, burgers and kebabs. Don’t let the atmosphere fool you however. This is Paris, so each plate (or skewer) is executed with perfection, and made using the highest quality ingredients and a unique touch.



A custom made grill is used for most of the meal selections, where the beechwood chips have been soaked in Budweiser Beer to give the grilled food a distinct flavor. Taste it for yourself in the seafood, ribs and sausages that round out the interesting menu selections.

The Vibe

The feel is a backyard bash, right down to the picnic tables and grass. A long bar takes up one wall, where you can catch the game, or head out to the “lawn” where the open seating arrangements are basically begging for you to make a few new friends. Stay a little late, and the vibe moves up a notch with live music and DJs.









Getting laid-back in Vegas is a good thing, and you’ll find Beer Park has all the right elements to promote it. Relax, unwind and reboot, at this park set in the sky.

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Vegaster 7: The 7 Best BBQ Joints in Vegas

Real BBQ is much more than throwing some meat on a grill and calling it cooked. It’s culinary art that includes the right cuts, sauces and sides to go with it. When done right, you have a feast that leaves you licking your fingers and begging for more. Got that BBQ craving? Any one of these Vegas restaurants deserve accolades for their interpretations of home cookin’ – southern style:

Big Erns BBQ – Big Ern’s humble beginnings were as a tent and smoker on a downtown side street. But their big flavors called for bigger space, leading to two separate downtown locales – one at Container Park and the other inside the Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino food court. Take your pick and dig in to a plentitude of seasoned meats and southern style sides.

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Pot Liquor- Voted as being the best BBQ in Vegas, Pot Liquor CAS is a long standing finger lickin’ favorite in Vegas. Found inside the Town Square, they have a menu chock full of traditional southern fare and flare – alongside tasty surprises. Moinks were our fave. There was just no resisting a meatball that has been wrapped in bacon and served with a spicy slaw.





Rick’s Rollin Smoke Barbeque & Tavern – The infamous Rick from TV’s Pawn Stars shot for the moon when picking food for his Pawn Plaza and hit a star with Rollin’ Smoke. Already known for being “low and slow” around Vegas, this second location is making a big stir with its simple menu of good eats. Go really hungry and go for the all you can eat deal, served any day at any time.

Rick's Rollin Smoke BBQ Las Vegas

Lucille’s Smokehouse – The Red Rock’s Lucille’s hits all the marks in great barbecue. Succulent meats, savory sauces and tempting sides to please any palate are all featured on the menu. Bring the whole gang and share a super feast of ribs, chicken, and pulled meats served with your choice of six different sides.





Gilley’s Las Vegas – With Gilley’s you get the whole Southern experience – right down to the bull ride. Part of the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, this BBQ pit is also a Honky Tonk. Get your full of pulled pork, and then get in line to dance. Or really go for broke and take a ride on the infamous mechanical bull. Don’t forget to gawk at the Gilley Girls – they’re kinda famous in these parts.







Double Barrel Roadhouse – This is a high energy roadhouse, where the mouth-watering array of southern food is only trumped by the equally tempting drink menu. Found at the Monte Carlo, Double Barrel features handcrafted wine coolers, draft beers and a list of unique cocktails with a southern twist. Come for the BBQ Brisket Sliders, and stick around for the live music and dancing.

Double Barrel Las Vegas Outside of the Monte Carlo

TC’s Rib Crib – Savor the authentic Louisiana flavors at TC’s, where they have mastered the BBQ, and all the great sides that should go along with it. This joint is a little out of the way of the strip, but it’s a local favorite and well worth the trip. Make this your Tuesday afternoon lunch destination, and you’ll get a finger lickin’ good 2 for 1 deal.

TC's Rib Crib Vegas

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Are IV Drips the Vegas Holy Grail?

So here’s the dilemma: you’ve booked a VIP table at Hakkasan. Marquee or Hyde for Friday night. The mission? Get drunk. Maybe not falling down on the dance floor drunk, but drunk enough so that you don’t feel shy about showing off your twerking skills. So yeah, that’s pretty drunk. Trouble is, you’ve also booked a cabana at Tao Beach, Rehab or Encore Beach Club for Saturday morning, and your DJ is going to be on fire. So you know you’re gonna need those twerking skills to be on point.

Truth is, there’s a lot of drinking and twerking to do, and for most of us, not too much time to do it. But last night’s drinking can ruin your plans for the next day. Unless….

You Find the Ultimate Hangover Cure

That would be cool right? A hangover cure that works so fast that you can hit the repeat button just hours after you stumbled into your hotel bed – or bathtub (some of us find those to be more convenient). Well, lucky for you, there is.

IV hangover cures are on the rise in Vegas, and while the so-called medical experts don’t believe in their magic, anyone who has ever lived through a day-after in Vegas does. This therapy gives you an almost instant infusion of vitamin-laced fluids to rehydrate. And everyone knows that it’s mostly dehydration that makes you feel like crap after binge drinking.

But it’s more than just rehydrating. IV hangover therapy also shoots vitamins straight into your system. Vitamins - for the strength and energy you need to make it through the next Vegas experience.

What makes IV hangover therapy even better is that it’s portable. Portable enough to be brought right to your hotel room if you can’t seem to make it up out of the bathtub, let alone out the door.

Do you need more convincing that IV therapy is a Godsend in Vegas?

  • It doesn’t upset your tummy. Bloody Mary’s and other concoctions may work on a hangover, but only if you can manage to keep them down.

  • It doesn’t smell bad. Another issue with hangover remedies that have to make it past your over sensitive nose and tongue.

  • It works fast. Even if you do manage to get the cure down, and a couple of aspiring to boot, you still have to wait for it to hit your bloodstream to make a difference. The IV cure bypasses all of that by pumping its solution straight into your system.

  • You can sleep through it. The IV takes an hour or so, so go ahead and get a little more sleep. You could also watch the news, have your nails done, or just sit there and try to piece together WTF happened last night.

  • They come to you. Some IV cure companies make house calls, so no worries about having to face the world until you are good and ready to.

The solution to your Vegas dilemma is another shot, except this time it is straight into the arm and there is no more alcohol involved. It was only a matter of time before we figured out a way to hit the repeat button quicker, and that’s with an IV hangover cure.

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Vegas Pools are Not Just For Parties

As if the Vegas pool parties aren’t hot enough, a few up the stakes by hosting major concert events along their shores. These outdoor events are full of energy and surprises, featuring some of the world’s hottest performers. Pack your best bathing suit and get ready for a musical experience like nothing you have ever felt before:

Mandalay Beach –

Real sand and waves make the beach club venue at the Mandalay Hotel feel like it is set inside a tropical paradise. To make matters better, they compile a list of big name performers each summer to entertain the beach goers with incredible live music and an exhilarating vibe that you want to be a part of:

  • July 23rd Chase Rice
  • July 30th UB40
  • August 18th Rebulution
  • August 19th Huey Lewis and the News
  • August 26th The Go-Go’s Farewell Tours
  • August 27th MY2K Tour Featuring 90 Degrees, Ryan Cabrera, Dream and O-Town

September 10th Lost 80’s Featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Cutting Crew, Berlin, Nu Shooz, Tommy Tutone, Annabell’s Bow Wow Wow, and Farrington Mann the Original

Mandalay Beach

Rehab at The Hard Rock –

Rehab was crowned king of the Vegas day club, but that is not enough. With their Friday Night Live at the Pool series, they are in the running for a nighttime crown too. An exciting mix of entertainers rounds out their concert list for the 2016 pool season:

 

  • July 22nd Eagles of Death Metal
  • July 31st Puddle of Mudd
  • August 12th Bone Thugs & Harmony
  • September 2nd Mac DeMarco with Ducktails and Dinner
  • September 9th Pepper
  • September 16th The Growlers

Hard Rock Las Vegas Nirvana Pool

Citrus at Downtown Grand

While it may not hold the same notoriety that you get with the big name hotel’s pool parties, the Downtown Grand’s pool deck help it to hold its own for summer concerts. The carefree atmosphere and inviting décor set the tone for Friday night, when Vegas fave Zowie Bowie takes the stage at 10 o’clock.

Las Vegas Downtown Grand Citrus Pool

The Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan –

The Cosmopolitan likes the element of surprise with their poolside concerts, usually withholding the big names until just a week or two ahead of their scheduled appearance. You can check in with their website’s calendar for sudden release dates. Also check them out of Monday nights, when “Netflix and chill” takes place around the pool with a super sized screen and hundreds of friends you didn’t know you had. Classic flicks and a cool vibe are a winning Monday night combination for a unique night in Vegas:

 

  • July 18th Rocky – the original
  • July 25th Skyfall
  • August 1st Clueless
  • August 8th Inglorious Bastards
  • August 15th The Devil Wears Prada
  • August 22nd The Big Lebowski
  • August 29th The Goonies
  • September 5th Dirty Dancing

Boulevard Pool at Cosmo Las Vegas

Your excuses for a summer vacation in Vegas just keep on getting better. Cool off at one of the pool parties during the day, and then sizzle under the stars at a completely different type of nighttime experience in Vegas.

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20 Quirky Stats and Facts You Didn’t Think You Wanted to Know About Vegas

Until you’ve been there, it is impossible to accurately describe Las Vegas. The sheer numbers are a good start to getting to know the city better:

  • In 2015 42,312,216 visitors poured into Las Vegas. That’s more than the number of people living in California. Shoot, that’s more than inhabit small countries. Break that down by day, and you are looking at about 116,000 tourists every 24 hours. That is more than a fifth of the population that actually live there.

  • Apparently every single Vegas visitor spent at least one night last year. We should be thankful that there are 124,270 hotel rooms to house them all. Just at the MGM Grand alone they are washing 15,000 pillowcases a day and they only have 5,044 of those rooms inside their hotel.     

  • Out of the 20 biggest hotels listed in the United States, 17 of them can be found in Las Vegas.

  • On average, each Vegas tourist is spending around $103 a night just on their hotel room.
  • $292 about covers the eating and drinking expenses for a Vegas visitor.

  • Since the number 4 is considered unlucky in certain Asian cultures, many strip hotels have opted to go straight from floor 39 to 50.                

  • Just 16% of the tourists were visiting Las Vegas for the first time in 2016. Vegas is the repeat tourist trap, where people who are glutton for a good time just keep on coming back for more.

  • Only 5% of the people coming into Vegas say they have plans to gamble, yet 73% of them actually did in 2015.

  • Last year, the strip generated around $6.3 billion in gambling revenue, while your average visitor is budgeting around $560 for table games, slots and poker.

  • In total, the average tourist is spending close to 4 hours of each day in Vegas just gambling their money away.

  • There are over 1,700 licensed gambling joints in Las Vegas, a lot more than what most expect. That’s because every little drug store that has a slot machine also has to have the license to go along with it.

  • Nobody knows for sure who took home the biggest jackpot in Vegas. Imagine being that anonymous guy waiting on a game one minute, and looking at almost $40 million the next. Chances are you might not want to let your buddies know what just happened either.
  • The cheapest time to visit Vegas is always in December when the drop in visitors causes a major plunge in hotel room prices. The only other time of the year where you might find deals that good are during the dog days of July.

  • If you were to spread out the 15,000 miles worth of lighted neon tubing on the strip and downtown, you could stretch it from New York to Los Angeles and back again 3 times and still have a little left over to spare.

  • Approximately 315 marriage ceremonies are performed in Vegas every day, and most are not a drunken sham. Actor Michael Caine married his bride at the Little Chapel on the Green back in 1973, and their still going strong over 40 years later. Her name is Shakira BTW, but she’s no relation to the hip-swinging Latina singer.

  • Billy Ray Cyrus, Kelly Ripa, Bette Midler and Jon Bon Jovi are also on the list of Vegas I do’s that were said to last. Legendary songstress Bette Midler’s 1984 marriage to Martin Von Haselberg was even officiated by an Elvis impersonator! Now that’s Vegas.

  • Certain hotels –ahem Bellagio – use a special window effect to make them appear closer to you than they really are. Thus making it seem easy to just walk there. One window pane is actually covering 4 rooms on 2 floors, giving the allusion that the building is smaller.

  • The old Marina Hotel and Casino is still on the strip, only covered in green glass. Rather than imploding it, the MGM Grand incorporated the building into its new design. The long piece that comes off of the “stepped” tower facing the strip is actually what’s left of the Marina Hotel, which is why the rooms in this section seem a bit more dated and small.

  • The Vegas Sign is not the most photographed site on the strip. That honor goes to the Bellagio fountains, according to photo-sharing apps.

  • There are 1,200 nozzles used to make the Bellagio Fountain water shows and 4,500 lights. Each alluring performance changes depending on the music it has been set to. One of the most memorable is Claire De Lune, which also happens to be what’s playing as the Ocean’s 11 guys stare out over the lake after their big heist.

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Yo Ho Ho:  The Captain Calls the Price of VIP Bottle Service For Four Vegas Nightclubs

We all want the ultimate VIP experience when hitting the Vegas club scene, but the question of how much VIP bottle service costs always looms.  So we decided to send our resident Captain, that is Captain Morgan to you matey, to see how much the most desired clubs around town are charging for his bottle.  Here’s a list of his fave four, from the bottom up.

Yes, I will have a Captain & Coke.

Chateau
Much to this pirates delight, Chateau has its hip hop nightclub pumping. He bounced his booty to the sounds of DJ ShadowRed on an intimate dance floor before grabbing a maiden and bringing her back to his leather clad VIP booth.  Here the Captain found that his spirit was only about $375 a bottle, complete with cola, lime and ice.  Chateau is a festive atmosphere, with a great patio to keep you cooled off, confetti being thrown from the ceiling and a party for everyone.  Without his compass to guide him, that stick helped keep the Captain on course.

Chateau Las Vegas Nigtclub

Marquee
When Captain arrived at the Marquee inside of the Cosmopolitan hotel, he had a hard time deciding what to do first.  After being served his $500 dollar bottle of rum by a blonde beauty, it was time to get the lay of this new land.  Intrigued by the go-go dancers who were seemingly walking a plank above his head, he made a few moves on the dance floor to show them how it’s done on a ship.  After that action the Captain needed to get some air outside in the Marquee Patio/Dayclub area before finding a quaint little nook to shoot some pool with a few other buccaneers. The Marquee is a monster nightclub with 60,000 square feet of space to get yourself into trouble.  But have no fear, if the Captain is around, he’ll bail you out.

Marquee in Cosmo is a must stop for any clubgoer! 

Hakkasan in MGM Grand
Admittedly, the seadog was a bit intimidated by the MGM Grand’s Hakkasan.  There were no words for the bevels of beauties lounging around his VIP table while he made good use of the $595+ bottle of his namesakes’ rum.  Feeling three sheets to the wind, the Captain made his way to the expansive main dance floor where he got down and dirty to the beat of world renowned DJ Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Steve Aoki & More.  Hakkasan is five floors of surprises.  Decadent Asian cuisine starts at the first levels, then comes an intimate lounge, followed by an energetic club scene that almost knocked this sailor’s peg leg off. Tables start around $1500 for up to 6 guests. This is not a "cheap" club by any means!

Every view is the perfect one in Hakkasan at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.

Sundown (Daylight Beach @ Night)
It was only fitting that at least one of his nighttime ventures got the Captain a little wet.  Sundown is a summertime weekly event that goes down at Mandalay Bays DAYLIGHT Beach Club.  Open at night (live chat for updated schedule), the Captain was finally able to get his feet wet while doing his club tour.  The pricier $500 he had to shell out for his bottle was no surprise considering that Sundown is a special event venue and the demand for VIP tables in the packed pool area is high. DJ Laidback Baauer, DJ Mustard & the Stafford Brothers,  will be on fire all summer long, and the pirate will feet right at home dancing under the stars.  For the 2016 summer season Sundown will once again block out the other clubs every Sunday night starting at 10. Well shiver me timbers, it looks like this dayclub found a night time treasure.

Daylight Beach at night is now the new Eclipse.

Throughout his nightclub travels, the Captain figured out a few tricks about VIP bottle service. The cost of the bottle gets you in the club quicker with no cover charge and a prime spot to mount your flag. There is usually a three person maximum per bottle, but even then you are looking at less than $200 a piece and you get treated like royalty.  Don’t forget though to factor in tips and tax.  The best way to book your spot in advance is by using an App like Vegaster, which can hook you up directly with a VIP host so there is no confusion about pricing once you and your mates get inside the doors.

Sailing solo around Vegas can get you into some rocky waters.  Do like the Captain did and follow your Vegaster App.  Have you got a little Captain in you? Come to Las Vegas and find out.

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The Park – Where Your Hunger and Thirst For Something Different is Sated

The time has finally arrived for that massive space outside the New York New York to begin unveiling and opening their unique array of eateries and drinkeries. With the winter nip gone from the air, there is no better time than now to take a walk through the Park and see why this is an attraction that was well worth the wait.

BeerHaus – In a city where one wonders if booze runs through the pipelines, the Park would be lax if lacking some type of Beer Hall. BeerHaus is a Vegas original thought up by the guys at MGM, and provides a relaxing spot in the Park to sit back and enjoy a brew. But don’t let the picnic tables and games fool you, the food at BeerHaus is deceptionally delicious, even though it is served inside those paper basket thingies. Only open for a few weeks as of May, it has already proven to be a wildly popular place to catch a bite and a beer for lunch, or before heading out for the night.




California Pizza Kitchen – Even if you’ve had California Pizza Kitchen in one of their 5 other locations, you haven’t experienced it like this before. With this launch they have introduced the “Next Chapter” line of plates, that includes 20 made only for Vegas. In addition to 3 different “Power Balls” of veggies and protein mixes, you will find a specialty New York strip steak, Ahi burgers and Wagyu beef. Of course pizza is on the menu as always, and you are going to find the hot and spicy carne asada recipe hard to resist.




Bruxie – At the Park’s Bruxie, there is no cheese or protein safe from 2 fat and delicious waffles. The concept of replacing bread with waffles was conceived in California, and has now found a new crowd to please outside of New York New York. Chicken, pulled pork, salami and more are all combined with other fresh ingredients to make sinful sandwiches of epic proportion. Salad bowls, eggs and fries – of course of the waffle variety – round out the menu, promising to please everyone in your party.




Sake Rok – This is one of those restaurants where you’ll go for the food, stay for the entertainment, and end up ordering more dishes and drinks. Sake Rok is that good. The energy and vibe is upbeat, creating a kind of party-like atmosphere inside and out. Dancing is encouraged in between courses, which will be plates of steaming hot Asian food bursting with flavor and texture. If the Park at New York New York was trying to diversify their eatery options, they hit the jackpot with this one.




There has been an undeniable focus on getting outside in Vegas, and the Park has nailed this concept with taste and ambience. Throw on some sunblock and ditch those heels, it’s time to dig in, outside.

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