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Gordon Ramsay is straight savage.
The multi-Michelin starred restaurateur and celebrity chef doesn’t throw shade. He spits fire. Famous for hurling blazing barbs on “Hell’s Kitchen” and letting fiery expletives fly on “Kitchen Nightmares,” the creator of the “idiot sandwich” has now set his Twitter fingers ablaze to lampoon your polenta. Ridicule your risotto. Mock your miso. Taunt your tuna. Cast aspersions on your asparagus. And assuredly insult anything made in an instant.
Ramsay’s Twitter feed has become a burn zone — where gluttons for punishment go to get scorched.
The searing chef will bring that same heat to Caesars Palace this winter when he continues his Las Vegas restaurants reign with the opening of the world’s first Hell’s Kitchen restaurant. But for now — the star of the small screen is busy roasting food not fit for posting.
If you’re an amateur chef offering up handcrafted cuisine to be judged, prepared to get panned like this:
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In Vegas, the best way to get ready for a night of partying is by, well, partying. Nightclubs don’t get going until late and you definitely don’t want to be the first one there, so you need a spot to pregame. Or maybe you’re on your way to a show and you want to get psyched up with a few cocktails first.
We have some favorite Las Vegas bars where we like to raise a glass before heading out for a big night in Vegas. Here’s where to go:
If you’re going to see one of the Caesars Palace headliners like Céline Dion, Rod Stewart, Elton John or The Who, the best place to pre-party is FIZZ. It’s conveniently located just steps from The Colosseum showroom.
It’s especially perfect if you’re seeing Elton John because the bar was conceived by his partner, creative director David Furnish. The space even features avant-garde photography from the couple’s personal collection.
FIZZ offers fine Champagnes and specialty cocktails in an ultra-elegant setting. We suggest the Fizz Fraise with Ford’s Gin, Domaine Chandon Brut Champagne, Fragoli wild strawberry liqueur, strawberry puree, rock candy syrup, lemon juice and egg whites.
FIZZ also serves small bites to pair with your cocktails. Choose from things like caviar, cheese and charcuterie and Thai lobster summer rolls.
Looking for a place to get pumped up before seeing Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, The Backstreet Boys or one of the other acts in The AXIS? The Heart Bar, as the name suggests, is in the heart of all the action in the Planet Hollywood casino and it’s nice and close to The AXIS entrance.
Just look for the giant glowing, color-changing crystal ball in the casino and you’ll find Heart Bar.
Sit at the circular bar and do some people watching or kick back in one of the lounge-style booths. There’s DJ-spun music and you can order bottle service. Choose from bottles of select vodka, tequila and bourbon. Bottle range from $39 – $59, which is a bargain when it comes to Vegas bottle service. If bottles aren’t your thing, Heart Bar serves all of your other favorites.
There’s no better place to get ready for a night with the Chippendales than Flirt Lounge. The bar was created especially with women in mind.
The bar features soft lighting, plush seating and purple colors. The restrooms are decked out with seating areas and well-lit makeup mirrors.
At the bar you’ll find lots of sweet, tropical-inspired drinks served by an all-male wait staff. Hang out after the show and you might catch a glimpse of some of the cast.
You can listen to the dueling piano acts or get up there and pretend to be a rock star yourself with Rusty’s All-Star Las Vegas Karaoke.
Get your liquid courage from the bar and order a shot or any other classic drink you want.
OMNIA Nightclub is one of the hottest clubs in town and you’ll probably want to arrive at a fashionably late hour so you’ll need somewhere to hang out beforehand. That’s where Alto Bar comes in. The contemporary new bar is right across from OMNIA, making it the perfect spot to get warmed up.
Alto Bar has a live DJ on weekends and you can kick back at the bar or in one of the private booths, some of which are equipped with personal TVs.
Drinks include classic cocktails, beer, wine and bubbles.
We love the signature Crown of the Gods, made with Crown Royal Canadian whisky, lime syrup, blood orange liqueur and aromatic bitters. It’s served over an ice block with a twist of orange and a Filthy cherry.
Another top choice is the Ms. Molly with Tanqueray gin, Lillet Rosé, Giffard Pink Grapefruit liqueur, fresh lemon and Moët Rosé Impérial Champagne.
This sophisticated lobby bar is a great place to hang and have cocktails before you head to Drai’s Nightclub.
Grab a seat at the bar or sink into one of the plush seats and enjoy live music starting at 9 p.m. The bar’s nightly social hour also begins at 9 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m. You can sip on $10 Don Julio, Crown Royal and Ciroc drinks.
Bound features a carefully-curated menu of cocktails with a wide variety fit for every taste.
For something different, try the Breakfast Martini. Inspired by the breakfast staple, the Breakfast Martini cocktail is gin-based and mixed with orange marmalade.
We also love the Champagne cocktails like the Bunny Bubbles. Yes, it was inspired by Playboy Bunnies and it’s made with Benedictine, raspberry puree, fresh-pressed pomegranate and Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne.
We love the funky chandeliers and the open, center bar concept that makes it perfect for people watching. Try a glass of wine, draft beer or a specialty cocktail like The Dignitary with Bacardi Superior Rum, Pavan Liqueur, Vieux Carre Absinthe and pink peppercorn-honey syrup.
Pro tip: This is also a good spot for post-clubbing drinks. Le Central has a happy hour that runs from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. You can get $8 select specialty cocktails like the Soiree Bloody Mary or the Sunshine Screwdriver.
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Las Vegas is synonymous with the buffet.
Spoon University (Yep, that’s a thing), the Cooking Channel and even Business Insider all name Nevada’s state food as not one thing, but all things — the buffet.
This got me thinking… if you’ve got to try at least one buffet when you visit Vegas, would hitting five be even better?
As a local in a town where more is almost always better, I knew I had to try the Buffet of Buffets. This is just what its name indicates — a culinary tour across Vegas where you pay one price and get access to up to five buffets for a 24-hour period. Upgrades are available it you want to visit the premium Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace or have the expanded seafood option at Carnival World & Seafood Buffet at Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino.
I figured there was only one way to fully evaluate this deal: Belly up to the biggest food challenge Las Vegas has to offer.
First off, I decided I would attempt a modest four buffets in 24 hours. Five would be pushing it for time and belt notches. Plus, I wanted to see if I could truly have a different buffet experience at each stop. I started with dinner at Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace because — let’s be real — it’s the best buffet in town with hundreds of delicious items. I wanted to hit this first with an empty stomach, in case four buffets turned me off from eating all together. Ha. There wasn’t much of a chance of that, living in the culinary wonderland that is Las Vegas, but I didn’t want to risk it.
Another great thing about starting with the Bacchanal Buffet, is that this is the Harvard University of buffets. Once I was done, I had a Ph.D. in buffet dining to ready me for my next three stops. Here are a few pro tips I picked up.
Visit the live-action stations to sample custom creations. There are multiple stations including sushi, sashimi, made-to-order Chinese soups, wok-fried dishes and more. I’m a street taco fan so I was excited to see a giant wheel of a grill where a chef was grilling up meats and tortillas. I tried the chicken and carne asada varieties and scooped as much guacamole, onions and cilantro onto them as their tortillas could hold. The result: hot and fresh tacos prepared to my own specifications.
Sample as many of the small plates as you can. Bacchanal is known for its unique presentation of small plates, more in the style of fancy apps at a restaurant than your standard buffet fare. The glazed pork belly over mashed potatoes and the rich and flavorful lamb were standouts as was the watermelon and feta salad, which I paired with a palate cleansing cucumber shooter. This seemed far too healthy for a gluttonous buffet so I soon switched to onion rings and truffle Parmesan fries, both served in cute little metal dishes. It may sound hipster pretentious but the quality of each warranted the fun serving dishes.
Don’t worry about “saving room for dessert.” It’ll only take one glance down the rows of gorgeous gelato, cookies, cakes and pastries for your second dessert stomach to kick in. I easily found room for waaaaaay too many desserts despite being pretty stuffed already. Bacchanal took chocolate covered strawberries to a whole new level with green tea white chocolate and milk chocolate salted caramel varieties. Basically, you can’t go wrong with Bacchanal desserts so fill up your plate and know that they’re all so delicious you’ll have no trouble finding room.
I chose to have breakfast at Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas not just because it sounds elegant, but because I secretly hoped to pull off the Vegas buffet insider trick of coming for breakfast and staying for lunch. Some buffets stay open continuously during their hours of operation so that means when you’re finishing up your omelet, they’re rolling out the carving station meats for lunch service. Score! Another awesome feature of the Paris buffet — you can make a reservation. It’s the only buffet in town to offer reservations and it really comes in handy during busier hours or if you have a show to catch.
So what power buffet moves did Le Village Buffet teach us?
It’s all about the meat and potatoes. The Paris buffet is known for its large array of breakfast meats so don’t skip out on anything. The slab bacon was decadent as was the ham and various sausages. With all this meat, I needed some potatoes. Luckily, Le Village Buffet has about as many types of potatoes as it does meat so I was in heaven. From the standard crispy hash brown triangles to seasoned fingerling potatoes to au gratin potatoes to Lyonnaise potatoes… well, you get the picture. Usually potatoes aren’t a star of a buffet experience but let’s just say everything’s better in Paris.
Crepes are a must. If you’re going to have crepes on your Vegas vacation, have them here. The banana Nutella one I had was so delightful I may have eaten — OK I did eat– the entire thing. There’s a list of sweet and savory made-to-order crepes and trust me on this, there’s no wrong way to go.
Macarons come in all flavors. For the uninitiated, macarons are meringue-based sandwich cookies with assorted fillings. They are sometimes confused with macaroons, which often contain coconut. The pastry chef at Le Village Buffet let us in on a little macaron secret: The colors do not indicate flavor. All of the rainbow-colored cookies taste the same but their filling flavors vary. The raspberry and the Smurf blue ones with strawberry filling were very yummy but the coffee-flavored ones were off-the-charts good.
The Spice Market Buffet at Planet Hollywood is just the place to be bold and find your next favorite thing. In addition to seafood, soup, salad and carving stations, this buffet boasts some major international flair with everything from Mediterranean munchies to Italian specialties.
Try something new. Step out of your buffet comfort zone and be a little adventurous. Get the tandoori skewers, baba ghanoush and dolmas with feta from the Middle Eastern section. Try the handmade brick oven pizza with a topping combination you’ve never tried before. Grab a steamed pork bun with a side of drunken noodles. You could just stay in your lane and get the usual meat and potatoes, but where’s the fun in that? Expand your
Eat your veggies. I know it’s not your standard gluttonous buffet recommendation, but I really enjoyed the grilled and roasted vegetables at this buffet. The grilled zucchini and onions paired really nicely with the flame-broiled flank steak at the carving station.
Desserts should always be this fun. If your dessert isn’t conjuring up fun childhood memories, well, I’m sorry for you. Stick your face into freshly spun cotton candy and hit the mini cupcakes hard because they’re all winners. I promise not to judge you if you too find yourself saying “holy cannoli” in your head when you realize there are actually cannoli cupcakes, along with red velvets and a palate-cleansing mint chocolate chip variety.
The last stop on my Buffet of Buffets adventure was the Carnival World & Seafood Buffet at Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino. I didn’t think I would have much steam left but, as I mentioned earlier, with that separate dessert stomach, good food has a way of making you eat it whether you’re hungry or not. It was time to finish strong!
Get the seafood upgrade. The Rio buffet boasts a wide variety of more than 300 dishes, which span the globe. There’s a $20 upgrade for the additional 70 fresh seafood items you can tack on but let me tell you, it’s worth it. If you’re a seafood fan, you’ll enjoy all the king crab legs, snow crab legs and all the shrimp you can eat.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t really know how to properly shell a crab? Just ask! The staff at every buffet I visited was willing to help with questions about food items or how-to instructions. The friendly staff also came in handy at the extensive Asian food station, which featured a teppanyaki grill and a build-your-own noodle soup bar. The noodle chef gave me a great primer so I could feel confident straying from my familiar pho and try some tasty new noodle, broth and meat combos.
Try dessert first, or at least not only last. Once again, the desserts, including some heavenly cookies and creamy gelato, were outstanding and made me regret not interspersing them between food courses. Who says you can’t have dessert first and in the middle of your meal? Nobody’s stopping you from having your meal in any order you want. If you’re on a mission to sample as many decadent desserts as you can, consider getting a head start and don’t wait until the end of your meal.
Bottom line: I ate, I considered unbuttoning my pants, but I conquered. If you’re at the blackjack table, there are times when you want to double down. If you’re going to hit a buffet while you’re in town, quintuple, or at least quadruple down with this uniquely Vegas experience. Put Buffet of Buffets on your Vegas bucket list and pack your stretchy pants.
“Forget You”… but don’t forget about CeeLo Green at Caesars Palace! That’s right; the “Crazy” one himself is returning to Las Vegas for four special shows at the iconic lounge, Cleopatra’s Barge. The intimate concert venue, with its boat-shaped stage, will literally be rocking when CeeLo’s falsetto hits the high notes for four nights from July 21-29.
CeeLo Green and Las Vegas are a perfect match. If you didn’t catch his flashy, over-the-top “CeeLo Green is Loberace” residency at Planet Hollywood in 2013, now’s your chance to see the flamboyant performer in an intimate 180-person lounge setting, backed by a two-person band.
Cleopatra’s Barge is the legendary Las Vegas lounge where Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack used to hang out after performances at Circus Maximus at Caesars Palace. More recently it’s hosted performances by Blues Traveler and Plain White T’s. Now it’s time for CeeLo to put his “Bright Lights Bigger City” stamp on the Barge.
“I love Las Vegas and yes, Las Vegas loves me,” said the multiple Grammy winner.
It’s the truth. Come sparkle with the flashy singer, known for his kooky costumes and Liberace-esque showmanship. He promises this limited engagement will be, “Just as fun as the last one, but quicker, faster and gone in a flash. So catch it if you can.”
CeeLo is so Vegas he filmed his video for “I Want You” (above) at Caesars Palace. This time around he’ll be celebrating his impressive career by taking the audience on a journey through two decades of hits including the aforementioned Grammy Award-winning tracks “Forget You” and “Crazy.” Get up close and personal with the Gnarls Barkley and Goodie Mob singer who spent four seasons as a coach on the music competition show “The Voice.”
Each performance promises to be a unique vocal tour de force as the audience goes on a musical journey with the singer-songwriter-producer, aka pop culture icon.
Ticket prices begin at $119 (plus taxes and fees) and can be purchased online or in person at any Caesars Entertainment box office. An exclusive presale for Total Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, will be available from Wednesday, May 24 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, May 25 at 10 p.m. PT. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 26 at 10 a.m. PT.
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Summer, summer, summertiiiime… time to sit back and unwind…
We are absolutely crazy about summer. And we bet we just got that timeless hip-hop classic, “Summertime” by Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff, stuck in your head. (You’re welcome!)
Summer kicks off Tuesday, June 20. But let’s be real – if you’re in Vegas, summer’s already here. From EDC weekend to several world-famous stars returning to the Strip, we’ve got a lot to cover, baby. See who’s coming to Vegas and where to go, what things to do and what to eat. We break down the summer fun by the weeks. Check out the things to do in Vegas this June:
Say aah… (aah, aah, aah, aah, aah)…
You better believe we’re kicking off this blog with R&B heartthrob Trey Songz. Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade hosts “Trey Songz Presents: Tremaine The Tour with Mike Angel” on Thursday, June 1. Trey Songz is best known for his hits “Say Aah,” “Neighbors Know My Name,” “Can’t Be Friends” and “Bottoms Up.” Tickets start at $39.50 and doors open at 8:30 p.m. This is an 18-and-older event.
Have you ever wanted to see a World Series of Poker game right here in Las Vegas? Now’s your chance. From June 1 – 30, you’ll have a shot at winning a WSOP Main Event seat, valued at $10,000. The best part is you can do this all from your mobile device. The winner will be drawn and contacted by a casino representative on June 30, 2017. You must be a Total Rewards member and at least 21 years old to enter. Offer must be accepted in the United States.
World-famous EDM DJ Calvin Harris is going to show this is what you came for at OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace. Generik joins Harris with his own DJ set on Friday, June 2. They’ll be back at OMNIA on Friday, June 9.
It’s been a while since Mya’s “Ghetto Superstar” days, and what better way to kick off your summer with seeing her at the pool?
Flamingo GO Pool presents Day Beats, a summer-long concert event series. Catch Mya performing for Day Beats on Saturday, June 3. Mya has several hit songs under her belt, including “Best Of Me,” “All About Me” and “Case Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do),” “Free,” and “My Love Is Like…Wo.”
Jenny from the block is back. Her show, “JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE” returns to Vegas at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. See J.Lo perform all her hits including “I’m Real,” “All I Have / Very Special,” “Waiting For Tonight,” “If You Have My Love,” and “Jenny From The Block.”
She kicks off her show on Friday, June 2. Other show dates include Saturday, June 3; Wednesday, June 7; and Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11. Check out how J.Lo brings out the stars to Vegas.
Near… far… wherever you are… if you’re in Vegas, that’s all that matters. And if you saw Céline kill it at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, that performance alone should get you excited to see her show. The one and only Céline Dion returns to The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace for a two-night performance on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, Show times for both nights start at 7:30 p.m. She’ll belt all your favorites like “Because You Loved Me,” “Power of Love” and the unforgettable “Titanic” ballad, “My Heart Will Go On.” You’ll have all the feel-good chills by the end of the show.
Get ready to rock with Modest Mouse at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on Saturday, June 3. Joining Modest Mouse is Morning Teleportation. Doors at 8 p.m. and tickets are $55. Cop your tickets now, because you don’t want to tell your friends back home you “Missed The Boat.” This event is 18 and older only.
Get your dance on with Kaskade as he turns up the “Atmosphere” at OMNIA Nightclub on Saturday, June 3. And since OMNIA boasts 75,000 square feet of space, there’s more than enough “Room For Happiness.” We’re sure you’ll be grooving to the sounds of Kaskade until “4am.” (We promise that’s our last song pun — these are just way too easy.)
“Last Comic Standing” contestant Ralphie May returns for his show, “Ralphie May: No Apologies” at Harrah’s Las Vegas starting Thursday, June 8.
The Tennessee-born comedian appeared in “The Wayne Brady Show,” as well as “The Big Black Comedy Show” as the only white comedian. He has two Netflix specials, “Unruly” and “Imperfectly Yours.” Get ready to laugh your tail feather off on the following dates: June 8 – 10; 15 – 17 and 29 – 30.
We’re getting flashbacks of Lil Weezy’s 2007 “Lollipop” video where he’s cruising the Las Vegas Strip. You may not appear in his next music video, but you can see Lil Wayne in a live performance at Drai’s Nightclub atop The Cromwell on Saturday, June 10. The Southern rapper is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time and is popular for hits like “Lollipop,” “6 Foot 7 Foot” and “A Milli.”
Calling all hipster cats: Make that long distance call to your out-of-town buddies and come to Vegas to see Phoenix on Wednesday, June 14. This electro-pop French band knows how to rock a show, and now they’ll be bringing their talent to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. Their hits include “If I Ever Feel Better,” “Long Distance Call” and “Too Young,” to name a few.
Joining Phoenix is The Lemon Twigs. This 18-and-over show starts at $35. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Backstreet’s back, al-right!
The best-selling boy band continues their Vegas residency at The AXIS inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The Backstreet Boys will take you back to memory lane with hits like “I Want It That Way,” “Larger Than Life,” “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” and “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” among many others. And yes, their dance moves are still on point.
See the Backstreet Boys on the following dates: June 15-17, 21, 23-24, 28, 30.
Guess who finally turns 21? You guessed it. But you won’t find Electric Daisy Carnival (better known as EDC) at the clubs because it’s already the biggest party of the year. Hundreds of EDM artists will be there, including some of our favorites like Paul Oakenfold, Alison Wonderland, Zedd, Major Lazer, Ingrosso and Martin Garrix, to name a few. EDC takes over Vegas from Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18.
In celebration of EDC’s 21st birthday, Vegas is going to be lit. And by lit, we mean bright lights and a massive fireworks show. This is EDC’s seventh year in Vegas and it continues to bring thousands of visitors to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Our No. 1 tip? Don’t forget to hydrate. The concerts may start at night, but our summer temps are blazing. And in the spirit of EDC, we better see you in some kind of flashy garb. Whether it’s a unicorn head or bedazzled tutu, you’re about to enter the biggest costume party of your life.
Bonus: You can also catch EDC vibes on the Strip at OMNIA. Zedd performs on Tuesday, June 13 and Monday, June 19; Martin Garrix performs with Justin Mylo on Friday, June 16; and Axwell and Ingrosso perform on Saturday, June 17.
In celebration of EDC weekend, Cabo Wabo Cantina at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops will have daiquiri specials from Friday, June 16 – to Sunday, June 18. Cabo Wabo will offer the Daisy Daiquiri, a combination of the Vida Loca daiquiri, made with guava, pineapple and coconut flavors; and the 3-Way daiquiri, a refreshing blend of berry flavors.
The Daisy Daiquiri starts at $12. You can also enjoy the daiquiri bar’s signature flavors like strawberry, piña colada and margarita.
Get ready to laugh all night with Jeff Dunham, the wildly popular comedian / ventriloquist who has appeared on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show,” as well as several Comedy Central specials. He’ll bring the whole gang with him to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting Friday, June 16. Additional show dates include Friday, June 23 and Friday, June 30.
Surf’s up: Get into the spirit of summer with the FlowRider USA Flow Tour. See expert surfers battle it out on the FlowRider wave machine at Planet Hollywood’s Pleasure Pool. The premiere event will be held on Saturday, June 17. The competition runs from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Head to The LINQ Promenade and keep the St. Patrick’s Day spirit alive year-round by celebrating The Year of The Leprechaun at noon on Saturday, June 17. Located at O’Sheas, the event is free and open to the public (21 and older) and get this — there will be a Vegas celebrity guest.
Drink specials include 12-ounce Sauza margaritas for $10; 45-ounce Big Mama margaritas for $30; $4 drafts; and $8 shots. You can also see if you have “the luck of the Irish” with a game of beer pong. Fun fact: The beer pong table and the bar are both open around the clock.
Get ready for lots of laughs when comedian Jerry Seinfeld returns to The Colosseum on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18.
He’s best known for his role on the successful long-running show, “Seinfeld” which Vanity Fair and “60 Minutes” voted as the best sitcom ever. Seinfeld’s internet show, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” garnered rave reviews and had more than 100 million streaming views. See Seinfeld bring his A game to The Colosseum. This will be his 14th year performing his stand-up routine at Caesars Palace.
Show Dad how much you care with a Paparita at Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18. The Paparita margarita comes with Cabo Wabo tequila and Grand Marnier, topped with a miniature Dos Equis bottle. Priced at $13, you can easily buy Dad two… maybe three.
Soak up all that alcohol with the restaurant’s signature items like the carne asada burrito (served traditionally or enchilada-style and topped with tomato-jalapeño sauce); the New York ranchero, made with chipotle marinated New York steak, grilled onions, pico de gallo, papas and chorizo; or the CW chimichanga, filled with picadillo beef, mixed cheese and queso sauce and served with fresh guacamole. And as always, you can never go wrong with nachos.
Country fans can rejoice: Reba, Brooks & Dunn make their return to Vegas at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace starting Wednesday, June 21. Additional shows dates include Saturday, June 24; Sunday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 28.
Reba, Brooks & Dunn started touring together in the early ’90s. The two-hour live show features solo and joint performances of their biggest hits including “Fancy,” “My Maria” and “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” and so much more.
Get bad and boujee this weekend: Southern rap group Migos takes the Drai’s stage on Friday, June 23. The trio is known for their big hits including “Versace” and “Bad and Boujee.”
Calling all reggae fans: New Zealand’s The Black Seeds brings their talent to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on Saturday, June 24. The Black Seeds incorporates funk, soul and Afrobeat over traditional reggae foundations. The eight-member band consists of vocals, guitar, saxophone, trumpet, bass, drums, bongos, keyboard, and wood block.
The 18-and-older show starts at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $12.
We just want to fly… over to Flamingo GO Pool and see ’90s alternative band Sugar Ray at Flamingo Las Vegas. They’ll perform all your favorites, including “Fly” and “Every Morning.” See them Sunday, June 25. Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath does a solo performance at GO Pool on Saturday, June 24.
How high.. (so high that I can touch the sky)…
They’ll be high — on the rooftop, that is! Don’t miss rap duo Redman and Method Man in an unforgettable performance at Drai’s Nightclub on Sunday, June 25. Redman and Method Man have collaborated for almost two decades and released several hits including “How High,” “Da Rockwilder” and “Y.O.U.”
We’re ending our June events on a hot note. The electro-house Grammy award-winning DJ behind the smash hit, “Clarity” performs at OMNIA Nightclub on Saturday, July 1. Zedd has worked with many famous artists including Aloe Blacc and Selena Gomez. If you’re going to miss him during EDC weekend, you still have a chance to catch him on this date.
We’re sure we got you pumped up for June. Check out even more things to do in Vegas while you’re here.
Memorial Day weekend is a big deal in Las Vegas. It marks the unofficial start of summer and it’s a three-day holiday. You can bet the pool clubs and nightclubs will be packed and pulling out all the stops with appearances from the hottest DJs and celebrity guests. You’ll also find the top names in entertainment headlining the showrooms.
Start planning now, pack your bikini and your sunscreen and get ready to celebrate with 300,000 of your closest friends. Here’s what’s going on for Memorial Day in Las Vegas.
Memorial Day is first and foremost all about honoring America’s service men and women and Caesars Entertainment is offering a special military discount during Memorial Day weekend. Veterans or active duty military who verify their identity through ID.me and book on Caesars.com can enjoy a 15 percent discount for future stays at any Caesars Entertainment property. Book between May 26 and May 29 for stay dates through 2017.
This Memorial Day, active duty and retired U.S. military members presenting valid I.D. can ride the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel at 550 feet, for free. In addition, that evening the wheel’s lights will be illuminated in red, white and blue.
If you’re coming to Vegas for Memorial Day weekend and you’re looking for a good hotel deal, you can’t beat the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino’s Total Deal package. With Total Deal, you can eat, drink and stay for one all-inclusive price.
You’ll get a Vegas suite, food, drinks and VooDoo nightclub passes. Prices for a two-night minimum start at $365 (this rate covers two guests per room; cost covers both nights). You’ll receive a wristband that’ll identify you as a Total Deal guest. The package includes the following:
The Total Deal package is valid now through May 31, 2017.
Vegas weather is pretty awesome and it’s best enjoyed at the pool. Vegas has no shortage of dayclubs and pools where you can drink, dance or just relax.
Get your sun and fun in at Flamingo Las Vegas’ GO Pool. The party is always going with live DJs all summer long. Book yourself a cabana, kick back and enjoy the long weekend. On May 26, it’s GO Fridays with JD Live. Enjoy the Day Beats party May 27 with DJs Koko and Bayati. GO Sunday on May 28 features Vegas Vibe and stick around for GO Monday on May 29 with DJ Tavo.
Drai’s Beach Club at The Cromwell is one of the hottest pool parties in town and Memorial Day weekend will be scorching. G-Eazy and Adventure Club hit the pool on May 27 and Destructo takes over on May 28.
The party is always non-stop at The POOL at The LINQ. This pool is reserved for guests 21 and up. There’s always live DJ music and drink specials. Head to the REQ Room, an air conditioned cabana with two pool tables, shuffle board and a foosball table.
On May 28, The POOL hosts the MTN Dew Kickstart Poolside Pregame. Guests can sample Kickstart energy drink flavors and get special bonuses, upgrades and perks by interacting on social media. There will be a DJ, pool games, corn hole and fun inflatables to splash around with.
If you’re looking for a bit more of a mellow pool experience, grab a cabana or day bed at Venus European Pool Lounge at Caesars Palace and get ready to relax. Order drinks, food or a poolside massage. You can also enjoy European-style sunbathing in private comfort.
If you’re lucky, you don’t have to work on Monday so there’s no excuse not to get out there and party. Las Vegas nightclubs are the place to do it.
Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell features a sizzling lineup of Future on May 26, Lil’ Wayne on May 27 and Wiz Khalifa with DJ Franzen on May 28.
Calvin Harris rocks OMNIA at Caesars Palace on May 26 with guest Generik. Martin Garrix and Justin Mylo take over on May 27. On Sunday night, Armin Van Buren will keep the party going.
Brunch is one of our favorite parts about the weekend and on Memorial Day, HEXX Kitchen + Bar at Paris Las Vegas is giving us a bonus brunch day on Monday, May 29.
Enjoy dishes like the cinnaroll waffle topped with cream cheese frosting, cinnamon and maple syrup, priced at $13.95 or a HEXX burger topped with American cheese, fried onions and bacon, served in a white chocolate bun, priced at $18.95.
Of course brunch needs to be paired with bottomless booze and HEXX has you covered. Sip bottomless mimosas for $23 per person. Additional morning cocktail offerings include HEXX’s signature Bloody Marys, including the colossal Bloody Mary made with organic basil-infused vodka and house-made Bloody Mary mix, and garnished with jumbo shrimp, an Alaskan King crab leg, bacon, beef stick, peppers and pickled vegetables, served in a mini-pitcher made for sharing, priced at $38.
Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, celebrates Memorial Day Weekend with several drink specials plus live entertainment on its Strip-side patio. Shawn Eiferman performs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 and catch Justin Carder at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 26. Buckets of Dos Equis and Heineken are $21, and signature cocktails including the Vojito, featuring Devotion Black and Blue vodka, fresh berries, fresh mint and lime juice.
Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar at The LINQ Promenade is honoring all veterans and active duty military members 20 percent off with a military ID May 26 – 29.
Virgil’s Real Barbecue will stage a bar cart outside the restaurant, offering $7 tall cans of Pabst, Coors Light, Miller Light and Corona.
Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas will be celebrating Memorial Day weekend May 26 – 29 with live DJs, oversized yard games like Jenga and Connect Four, as well as plent of beer and food. Guests can indulge in more than 100 kinds of beer. Full menu selections will be available for purchase, including the Shock Top marinated bratwurst, made with Shock Top caramelized onions, sauerkraut and spicy grain mustard, priced at $10.95; the BBQ Burger, made with Goose Island candied bacon, cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, onion rings and jalapeño slaw, priced at $9.95; and house-smoked barbecue ribs, dry rubbed and slow-smoked with an apricot glaze, priced at $19.95.
If it’s entertainment you’re looking for over Memorial Day weekend, you’re in for some laughs… and some legends.
Superstar songstress Celine Dion headlines at Caesars Palace May 27 – 28. There’s a reason she’s the best-selling female artist in history. Come and hear all of her hits like “My Heart Will Go On, ”Because You Love Me” and many more.
Jennifer Lopez is over at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino May 26 – 28 for her “All I Have” residency. You’ll be dancing along with her to hits like “Jenny From the Block,” “On The Floor” and “Love Don’t Cost A Thing.”
There’s a new show opening at Paris Las Vegas May 27. “Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” features Kendra Wilkinson (“Kendra on Top,” “The Girls Next Door”) and Jai Rodriguez (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”) and takes audiences on a hilarious and wild ride where no topic is taboo and the insider tips come straight from the source: a gay man.
Actor and comedian Bob Saget will have audiences laughing at Brooklyn Bowl at The LINQ Promenade on May 26. Fans know him from shows like “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” but he’s also an acclaimed Grammy-nominated stand-up comic.
Free concert with ’80s and ’90s rap stars, check.
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with the trifecta of good times in Laughlin, NV (about a 90-minute drive from Vegas).
Harrah’s Laughlin will be hosting a beach party along the Colorado River on Saturday, May 27 with Tone Loc and Coolio. We’re already humming “Wild Thing,” “Funky Cold Medina” and “Gansta’s Paradise” in preparation. The concert is free and runs from 8 p.m. – midnight.
Stay for the whole weekend and enjoy fireworks over the Colorado River hosted by the City of Bullhead on May 28.
The historic Flamingo Las Vegas is getting a new look.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced today that the hotel will undergo a $90 million renovation of 1,270 rooms. The work is slated to begin in late August and the first guests in the new rooms are expected in November 2017. All rooms are expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2018.
The updated rooms will have a contemporary, chic look. The rooms, designed by Forrest Perkins, were inspired to “sparkle like glitter and shine like champagne,” with gold colors and bright accents in the Flamingo’s signature pink color.
The bathrooms will feature a clean, modern white decor with tiled showers and rain shower heads.
The Flamingo Las Vegas recently celebrated its 70th birthday and continues to give visitors an authentic Vegas experience.
“Flamingo Las Vegas is an iconic resort filled with 70 years of rich history and unforgettable experiences,” said Bob Morse, President of Hospitality for Caesars Entertainment. “The renovated rooms pay homage to the property’s past, while also giving it a fresh and modern new look.”
The resort offers more than 3,500 guest rooms and suites and features a sprawling 15-acre pool and wildlife habitat complete with waterfalls, island-like vegetation and tropical wildlife.
The room renovations at Flamingo Las Vegas are part of an extensive renovation plan from Caesars Entertainment. In 2016, the company upgraded more than 4,800 rooms at four of its Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas and Harrah’s Las Vegas. By the end of this year, more than 50 percent of Las Vegas rooms at Caesars properties will have been upgraded since 2014.
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Star light, star bright, the first star we’ll see tonight is… J.Lo.
Things get a lot brighter on the Las Vegas Strip on May 24 when Jennifer Lopez’s Las Vegas show returns to The AXIS inside Planet Hollywood. And we’re not just talking about all the bling on the stage.
Celebrity guests, crystal-bedecked costumes and dazzling dance moves create a stellar night as bright as the night sky. With all the bling in the show — 260,000 Swarovski crystals to be exact — its easy to be star-struck, but our fave J.Lo starring moment is when she fulfilled the dream of a little star through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
So check out these shining moments and then be dazzled in person at her flashy and fabulous show, “JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE,” May 24 – June 11.
J.Lo takes bling to a whole new level. She’s giving the stars in our galaxy a run for their money. From her hot pink streetwear pants and matching New York Yankees hat to bedazzled bodysuits, the crystals add character to each costume she dons on stage.
“Adding Swarovski crystals to the [Donnatella] Versace garments gave us the greatest impact,” her stylist Rob Zangardi told Vogue. “Jen glows on stage, yet her clothes are still fluid.”
In addition to Donnatella Versace, other designers who incorporated crystals in J.Lo’s outfits include Zuhair Murad and Nicolas Jebran.
Her sparkling stage props have their own bling going on too. These numbers are astounding:
Admire all the shimmering, glimmering designs in person at J.Lo’s show in Las Vegas.
J.Lo is a Hollywood star herself, so it only makes sense she’d surprise her fans with another star or two. During her show’s opening, she had guest appearances from other big name talent like Pitbull, Ja Rule and Ne-Yo.
She’s also had a ton of celebrity guests in the audience in the past year. Show guests on her opening night included Leah Remini, rapper T.I. and pop sensation Justin Bieber, among others. Since then, several stars have watched J.Lo take the stage: Kerry Washington, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Kim Kardashian West, French Montana, Nicole Kidman, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Drew Barrymore, Marc Antony, Kevin Hart, Drake… the list goes on.
Next time you’re in the audience, keep on the lookout for some serious star gazing.
Finally, we come to the littlest star of all: Last December, Make-A-Wish Foundation chose a 6-year-old girl, a dashing little starlet, to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: Receive all-star treatment in Vegas and meet her idol, J.Lo.
Make-A-Wish is a non-profit organization that works to grant the wish of children (“Wish Kid”) who have life-threatening medical conditions. According to the Make-a-Wish website, the goals is to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
One thing that brought this Wish Kid joy was listening to J.Lo’s music. The organization flew the 6-year-old Wish Kid and her family to Las Vegas. Select Caesars Entertainment employees volunteered and greeted the child with sparkly “Welcome!” signs at the airport. The Make-A-Wish star was then whisked off in a limo to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
The little star watched J.Lo in concert and had her own personal meet-and-greet. How cool is that?
Make-A-Wish foundation has its celebrity supporter organization called Look to the Stars. In addition to J.Lo, other celebrities include Sir Elton John, George Clooney, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez, to name a few.
See J.Lo shine in her mesmerizing Vegas residency, “JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE” this summer. We can tell you it’s — wait for it — out of this world. She’ll sing all your favorite hits including “If You Had My Love,” “I’m Real,” “Jenny From The Block,” “Very Special / All I Have” and “Waiting For Tonight.” She’ll dazzle the stage on the following dates:
Everybody wants a line pass!
Lines are a reality but here’s the insider scoop on how to save some time and skip the line to get to the fun faster in Vegas. Whether you’re heading to the buffet, a nightclub or just getting to your room, you want to get there quickly. There’s a good chance you booked your hotel and your flight on mobile devices so keep the convenience rolling when you arrive.
Skip the traditional hotel check-in line and get your room key faster with Express Check-In Kiosks at Las Vegas hotels. Nobody wants to wait in line if they don’t have to and Caesars Entertainment makes it easier for you to breeze through the check-in process.
Maybe you wore your swimsuit under your clothes on the plane so you could literally hit the pool as soon as you arrive. Perhaps you’re more excited to get to your room, kick off your shoes and order room service. Whatever your goal is, it’s even faster to get your Vegas adventure started by skipping the check-in line.
Guests with reservations at Caesars Palace, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Bally’s Las Vegas and Flamingo Las Vegas can take advantage of this convenient check-in method at self-service Express Check-In Kiosks located in each hotel’s lobby. Remember — you can begin the check-in process via email before you arrive and complete everything at a kiosk when you get there.
If you’ve made your reservation already, just have your ID and credit card ready and step right up to any Express Check-In Kiosk to print your room key and get on your way. The kiosks also work for easy check out.
Here’s what you need to know about the kiosks:
Checking in at The Cromwell or Nobu Hotel? Check out Ivy… then check out with Ivy! Ivy is a real-time text messaging platform powered by IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence technology. Remember when Watson played Jeopardy? Now the next gen AI Ivy can text you back with the Wi-Fi code or help you secure late checkout when you just… can’t… even.
Staying at The LINQ Hotel & Casino? Text to check in or pick up your keys at the conveniently located Express Check-In Kiosks. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort including all guest rooms which means you can stay seamlessly connected through your devices. Keep the social posting rolling wherever you are on property (#LINQlife), and guess what else you can do? You can order Nook Cafe food from anywhere on property, including TAG Sports Bar, via text messaging and it will be delivered right to you. Craving a burger while you’re chilling poolside? At the blackjack table? In the sports book? Boom! It’s there. Well, OK, once somebody cooks it for you, it’ll be delivered to you wherever you are at The LINQ. It’s tough to beat that. Think of it as room service without walls. Text and ye shall receive.
Total Rewards. Think about those two words for a sec. Use your Total Rewards card to help you rack up rewards of all kinds while you’re enjoying all Las Vegas hotels have to offer. Sign up for a card and download the Play by TR app to maximize your rewards. You should Total-ly get on board. Bad puns aside, this is a no brainer. Here’s an overview of the app one million people have already downloaded.
Total Rewards members receive room discounts just for being a member, plus you’ll get even more discounts based on your activity, whether it be dining, gaming, shopping or snoozing in your plush hotel room bed. You can literally rack up Tier Credits in your sleep. Diamond and Seven Stars members have access to the much shorter (and sometimes empty) priority lines at hotel check-in, restaurants, casino cages and the Total Rewards Center. That means if you’re a Diamond or Seven Stars member dining at Bacchanal Buffet, make sure you’re in the priority line and you’ll get to those piles of crab legs even quicker.
If your outfit’s already fresh to death (does anyone even say that anymore?!), use FreshTxt to get to the freshest food the fastest at Bacchanal Buffet. It’s a virtual waitlist for your convenience. Lines are inevitable when the food is this amazing and now you can continue exploring Caesars Palace while you wait for your text to return to Bacchanal and then get your grub on.
The ultimate line pass luxury is getting the velvet rope lifted right before your eyes. If you’re looking to hit some clubs like OMNIA Nightclub and Drai’s Nightclub while you’re in Vegas, follow these tips to experience the best the nightlife scene has to offer. Here are the key points to remember:
We know you already have a life, but it’s time to get… your… life.
Having a life entails surviving your day-to-day routine.
Getting your life goes beyond mere survival. It’s thriving while others are aspiring. It’s escaping the daily grind. It’s making every vacation day count. It’s you hitting the jackpot while you’re away so you don’t have to return to that job that has you contemplating the plot line from “Horrible Bosses.” But you can’t win life-changing money in a remote hut on beautiful, Bora Bora. You need a Las Vegas vacation.
It’s time to try your luck at a Sin City sabbatical that could have you squealing “This is the life!” up and down the Strip — for all these reasons.
Vegas is for lovers who don’t just want to get hitched — they want to get very, very married. Home to the most unique wedding venues, this entertainment capital can give you a wedding ceremony committed to over-the-top craziness. You’ve fallen madly in love. It’s okay to have nuptials that go a little nutty and a honeymoon unhinged.
If you’re single and not ready to commingle, go where falling in love at a surface level is not only welcomed, it’s encouraged. OMNIA Nightclub in Caesars Palace encircles you with dynamic LED chandelier lights that were made for gawking and world-renowned DJ setlists that don’t let up for talking. Who needs spoken word bellowed over beats when Martin Garrix spinning “In The Name of Love” calls for conversations that can only happen with the hips.
Get your classic Las Vegas fix where traditional meets on-trend at the famed corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road. Ushering in iconic cool before the Strip was the electric stroll you take today, the Flamingo Las Vegas is where Sin City began. Surely, you’ve got to make it one of your stops. Party at the Go Pool. Snap up some shots at the Wildlife Habitat. See “Donny & Marie” and other “Legends in Concert.” Whatever you do, be sure to make your way to the resort that doesn’t reinvent — it trendsets.
“Où est…?” means “Where is…?,” but you won’t get lost in French-to-English translation if you make your way to Paris Las Vegas — a destination that lets you enjoy a little Parisian flair without the language barrier. Once you’ve made your way to our fanciful Paris on the Strip, you must visit Mon Ami Gabi and be transported to a bistro that feels surrounded by the gourmet pastry shops, chocolatiers and upscale boutiques of the illustrious City of Lights. There, you can drink in more than 80 boutique French wine varietals or decide upon a café au lait that delights even the most discernible of sippers.
At Virgil’s Real Barbecue they only smoke the good stuff. Their savory search for the best BBQ nationwide rounded up some Memphis pork ribs and chicken, a good helping of Carolina pulled pork and Texas beef brisket by the pound to serve up in NYC’s Time Square, Atlantis, Bahamas and now Las Vegas at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Locations may be limited, but the flavorful meat is limitless. And because a feast like this needs an anthem, a side of live entertainment comes along with four bars, three outdoor patios and all the fixings you can stand.
Hey mate. Vegas got you feeling a little gobsmacked? Are you reeling and a bit knackered? Is your travel fund getting a bit dodgy? Well, we have brilliant solution. Get a bit indulgent with some yummy, scrummy fish and chips without going skint. Sometimes prepared by the Michelin-starred chef himself, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The LINQ Hotel & Casino will have you feeling right ace again. Cheers to picking up London-style when Vegas is calling. Here you don’t answer with a chin-wag, you respond with hand-cut cod filets and crispy chips.
Pull the lever as you drink slowly. Press a few buttons, then toss one back. Max your bet with your trigger finger, but keep your drink-designated digits cocktail ready. You see, there’s an art to playing the slots and looking good while doing so. Some are there just to play. Others are serving winning looks on the house.
Step away from killing it at the slots to find The Cromwell‘s 40,000-square-foot casino floor also includes in-demand table games like blackjack, craps, baccarat and three card poker. Don’t be daunted by the dice-rolling, card-twirling pros. If you’ve got five minutes, you’re in luck because it only takes four to learn how to play each and make baccarat, craps, blackjack and three card poker your favorite Las Vegas pastimes.
Seeing the Backstreet Boys this summer will be more than a good show full of iconic singles – it will be a “Larger Than Life” event. Score some great seats inside The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and you may be sharing intimate moments like this with AJ McLean, Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough or Kevin Richardson. And if you’re willing to spend just a wee bit more on some ’90s nostalgia, you can meet all five heartthrobs before the show, sit center stage at a VIP Table surrounded by up to six friends, receive an autographed special edition Backstreet Boys poster and so much more.
Bye bye Brit, Brit. Pop’s princess has announced the final shows of her “Britney: Piece of Me” residency at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood so you’ll definitely want to get front and center to witness the Queen B’s best before she leaves Las Vegas. “Saying goodbye to this show is going to be SO hard,” the Sin City songstress said in an Instagram post. But seeing her beginning Sept. 3 and ending Dec. 31 is SO easy if you get your tickets now.
Shop so hard and laugh even harder at this tongue-in-cheek boutique located in the Cromwell. They don’t do “I love Vegas” t-shirts. They do “Everything hurts and I’m dying,” tank tops. This is where you gather gifts for your most audacious of friends when you’re not buying for your brazen and brash (or easily excitable) self.
When you stop barely getting by and starting getting your life, a jackpot could be in the cards. Winnings of all kinds are available to you in this city made cheap by absconding with more cash than you came with. Start your streak of luck under the neon lights of Las Vegas and you may just leave revitalized by a whopping windfall.