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Any reviews of the Palazzo yet? With all the news of how Vegas is hurting for tourism we called to check on our room there in September and managed to get a larger suite at half the price of the original room. :banned:

The palazzo is a beautiful hotel and attached to the Venetian. I stayed at the Venetian last month and from what I here the rooms are pretty much the same :thumbsup: The Venetian has some awesome house bands that play nightly, so if you can't find anything in the palazzo then just walk over there.

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Any reviews of the Palazzo yet? With all the news of how Vegas is hurting for tourism we called to check on our room there in September and managed to get a larger suite at half the price of the original room. :shrug:

The palazzo is a beautiful hotel and attached to the Venetian. I stayed at the Venetian last month and from what I here the rooms are pretty much the same :thumbsup: The Venetian has some awesome house bands that play nightly, so if you can't find anything in the palazzo then just walk over there.
The Venetians bi-level standard rooms are about the best (non-suite) rooms in town. Looking forward to the Palazzo. We try to catch the bands at venetian and always eat at the Mexican place right at the end of the "canal"Great food.9th time in Vegas and it never gets old.

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:lmao: Trip planned for the beginning of September with wife and son (4). Now before I get the "holier than thou" crowd, we are meeting my parents in Vegas and will be using them nightly as a babysitter. :fro: Staying at Mandalay Bay for the first time. We usually stay at the TI or other properties mid-strip so I'm a little :unsure: about a hotel at the way south end.

South end is cool...it just makes getting to mid strip a little more time consuming. The hotels on that end have enough to offer to make up for it. Make sure to take your son to M&M World, next to the MGM. Also the Aquarium at Mandalay would be good for a 4 yr old too. For gambling I like Mandalay and Luxor both. NYNY has several nice places to hang out with the wife as well. :banned:
4 year old would also probably like the free mini-shows they have inside the Tropicana every afternoon. The MGM lions are nearby as well.If you play poker, try the spread-limit at Excalibur.

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:thumbup: Trip planned for the beginning of September with wife and son (4). Now before I get the "holier than thou" crowd, we are meeting my parents in Vegas and will be using them nightly as a babysitter. :pickle: Staying at Mandalay Bay for the first time. We usually stay at the TI or other properties mid-strip so I'm a little :lmao: about a hotel at the way south end.

We changed plans and decided to cancel our reservations at Mandalay Bay and stay at our old standard, the TI. It's going to save us $260 for the four nights that we are going to be there and decided that there wasn't enough at the Mandalay Bay to justify making a switch from the property that we feel comfortable at.

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Wife and I are heading back to Vegas in October for our 20th anniversary. We're staying at the signature at MGM which has had lots of good reviews but I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has ever stayed there.

Here's a list of things we're planning to do:

Wine Room at Rio

1 night downtown gambling and drinking til the sun comes up..did that our last trip and had a ball. Friendly people/dealers and lower table limits.

Phantom

Shopping at Ceasars hitting the stage deli for lunch and the mesa grill for dinner

I'd like any advice on the following:

Can you sign up with a limo service and negotiate a deal for them to pick up/drop you for 4 days? They have like 100 dollar rates for pickup dropoff at the airport. Anyone hear of anything like you pay 250 for an hour a day for four days?

Secondly, wife surprised me by suggesting we go into a strip club for awhile, which we've never done. We've done well at keeping things interesting over the last 20 years so I'm not totally surprised at her suggestion, but I'd rather not go somewhere that I need to be concerned over her safety, nor do I want to shell out $300 in an hour like I did in my 20s. Any suggestions for a safe fun flirty environment? We're not looking to pick a stripper up, just use her to get us riled up. :confused:

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Going to update this thread soon

doh! currently have other suggestions in this thread copied to Word. Will add to the 1st post soon

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Wife and I are heading back to Vegas in October for our 20th anniversary. We're staying at the signature at MGM which has had lots of good reviews but I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has ever stayed there.

Here's a list of things we're planning to do:

Wine Room at Rio

1 night downtown gambling and drinking til the sun comes up..did that our last trip and had a ball. Friendly people/dealers and lower table limits.

Phantom

Shopping at Ceasars hitting the stage deli for lunch and the mesa grill for dinner

I'd like any advice on the following:

Can you sign up with a limo service and negotiate a deal for them to pick up/drop you for 4 days? They have like 100 dollar rates for pickup dropoff at the airport. Anyone hear of anything like you pay 250 for an hour a day for four days?

Secondly, wife surprised me by suggesting we go into a strip club for awhile, which we've never done. We've done well at keeping things interesting over the last 20 years so I'm not totally surprised at her suggestion, but I'd rather not go somewhere that I need to be concerned over her safety, nor do I want to shell out $300 in an hour like I did in my 20s. Any suggestions for a safe fun flirty environment? We're not looking to pick a stripper up, just use her to get us riled up. :banned:

The wife and I are also going in October to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. :hifive:

I like the Wine Room at the Rio idea... I think we are going to check that place out ourselves. Anyone else have any opinions on that place?

We also want to try the German beer hall located right by the Hard Rock... Hofbrauhaus. This place looks really fun... anyone ever been?

Anyone else have any suggestions for good bars on/near the strip that don't require a cover and are not that expensive, but aren't total ####holes either?

Oh, and we got a pretty nice rate at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay. I am not jazzed about staying in a suite in Vegas, but the rooms like nice and were priced about the same as some of the basic Ceasers rooms, so it was just a much better value.

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Wife and I are heading back to Vegas in October for our 20th anniversary. We're staying at the signature at MGM which has had lots of good reviews but I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has ever stayed there.

Here's a list of things we're planning to do:

Wine Room at Rio

1 night downtown gambling and drinking til the sun comes up..did that our last trip and had a ball. Friendly people/dealers and lower table limits.

Phantom

Shopping at Ceasars hitting the stage deli for lunch and the mesa grill for dinner

I'd like any advice on the following:

Can you sign up with a limo service and negotiate a deal for them to pick up/drop you for 4 days? They have like 100 dollar rates for pickup dropoff at the airport. Anyone hear of anything like you pay 250 for an hour a day for four days?

Secondly, wife surprised me by suggesting we go into a strip club for awhile, which we've never done. We've done well at keeping things interesting over the last 20 years so I'm not totally surprised at her suggestion, but I'd rather not go somewhere that I need to be concerned over her safety, nor do I want to shell out $300 in an hour like I did in my 20s. Any suggestions for a safe fun flirty environment? We're not looking to pick a stripper up, just use her to get us riled up. :hifive:

Advice anyone?

:banned:

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I'd like any advice on the following:Can you sign up with a limo service and negotiate a deal for them to pick up/drop you for 4 days? They have like 100 dollar rates for pickup dropoff at the airport. Anyone hear of anything like you pay 250 for an hour a day for four days?

limo service from the airport to the strip is usually a rate of 65-80 dollars.but you dont have to wait in any lines, a definate service worth paying forhave fun

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I've been to the Hoffbrau House for the Superbowl. Good times. You'll have fun in the Beer Garden.

I've gotten limos from the airport all the way to downtown for $75. Just don't book in advance. Go look for the drivers when you get there.

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Have fun Dr. Watson...where are you staying...and how old are you?

Thanks...I'm sure I will. We're staying at the Flamingo and I'm 35
The Flamingo is a great location on the strip...right in the center of everything. Just don't try to see and do everything the first time. There is a little place called O'Sheas, right next to the Flamingo. If it's not to hot, it can be a fun place to gamble as you are practically outside on a couple of their blackjack and craps tables.
Absolutely one of the best times I've ever had...I'm seriously a little depressed to be back home. O'sheas was a cool little change-up and they had $45 tournaments every 4 or 5 hours. I've never played Black Jack in any organized manner and they were really cool with my buddy helping me out and me constantly putting both hands on the cards like I was playing poker :unsure:I figured my wife would be "ok" with the trip, but she had a blast too...just playing penny and nickle slots.Absolutely an incredible trip. :yes:

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I've been to the Hoffbrau House for the Superbowl. Good times. You'll have fun in the Beer Garden.I've gotten limos from the airport all the way to downtown for $75. Just don't book in advance. Go look for the drivers when you get there.

Here's a tip for getting to the front of the taxi: tip a skycap $10 to take your luggage and he will take you to the front of the taxi line.

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Any reviews of the Palazzo yet? With all the news of how Vegas is hurting for tourism we called to check on our room there in September and managed to get a larger suite at half the price of the original room. ;)

The palazzo is a beautiful hotel and attached to the Venetian. I stayed at the Venetian last month and from what I here the rooms are pretty much the same :thumbsup: The Venetian has some awesome house bands that play nightly, so if you can't find anything in the palazzo then just walk over there.
Stayed at a Palazoo suite about a month ago, i would definately recommend it to people. Anyone been to the Tao Pool Parties? :shrug:

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Any reviews of the Palazzo yet?

With all the news of how Vegas is hurting for tourism we called to check on our room there in September and managed to get a larger suite at half the price of the original room. :football:

The palazzo is a beautiful hotel and attached to the Venetian. I stayed at the Venetian last month and from what I here the rooms are pretty much the same :thumbsup:

The Venetian has some awesome house bands that play nightly, so if you can't find anything in the palazzo then just walk over there.

Stayed at a Palazoo suite about a month ago, i would definately recommend it to people.

Anyone been to the Tao Pool Parties? :whistle:

Thanks!

We got the Sienna Suite for mid-September

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Wife and I are heading back to Vegas in October for our 20th anniversary. We're staying at the signature at MGM which has had lots of good reviews but I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has ever stayed there.

Here's a list of things we're planning to do:

Wine Room at Rio

1 night downtown gambling and drinking til the sun comes up..did that our last trip and had a ball. Friendly people/dealers and lower table limits.

Phantom

Shopping at Ceasars hitting the stage deli for lunch and the mesa grill for dinner

I'd like any advice on the following:

Can you sign up with a limo service and negotiate a deal for them to pick up/drop you for 4 days? They have like 100 dollar rates for pickup dropoff at the airport. Anyone hear of anything like you pay 250 for an hour a day for four days?

Secondly, wife surprised me by suggesting we go into a strip club for awhile, which we've never done. We've done well at keeping things interesting over the last 20 years so I'm not totally surprised at her suggestion, but I'd rather not go somewhere that I need to be concerned over her safety, nor do I want to shell out $300 in an hour like I did in my 20s. Any suggestions for a safe fun flirty environment? We're not looking to pick a stripper up, just use her to get us riled up. :thumbup:

Advice anyone?

:thumbup:

Spearmint Rhino. My wife and I go there twice a year when were in Vegas. She like's the girls more than I do! :wall:

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I will be staying at the Mandalay Bay for the weekendn starting tomorrow night.

I am so excited, can't wait to see the pool area, will be seeing the Beatles Love show and dining at Alex's in the Wynn.

should be a good trip

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Was just suprised by my wife with a 4-day weekend in Vegas for my birthday! We leave tomorrow morning and come back Monday. We'll be staying at Hyatt Place off-strip (wife is a Hyatt employee) but they have a free shuttle that runs back and forth from the strip to Planet Hollywood 24 hours a day. I'll be perusing this thread over the next few hours for some advice since it's been several years since I've been there.

One quick question though that I didn't see a whole lot of info on in the first post:

I'm a low limit poker player interested in 1-2 NL and anywhere from 3-6 to 5-10 limit. What poker rooms would FBGs recommend that are at least somewhat close to Planet Hollywood?

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Was just suprised by my wife with a 4-day weekend in Vegas for my birthday! We leave tomorrow morning and come back Monday. We'll be staying at Hyatt Place off-strip (wife is a Hyatt employee) but they have a free shuttle that runs back and forth from the strip to Planet Hollywood 24 hours a day. I'll be perusing this thread over the next few hours for some advice since it's been several years since I've been there.One quick question though that I didn't see a whole lot of info on in the first post:I'm a low limit poker player interested in 1-2 NL and anywhere from 3-6 to 5-10 limit. What poker rooms would FBGs recommend that are at least somewhat close to Planet Hollywood?

Pretty much every room will have 1-2 or 1-3 NL. Always will be some limit games too, but not as much as NL. Id start with planet hollywood - then you can meander down the strip to MGM and/or Excalibur depending on what atmosphere you want.

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If you're looking to catch a game while in Vegas, you should check out the Sportsbook at the Palazzo. It's not like the regular casino sportsbooks, it's more like an espnzone. Bar/Grill. Stadium seating with couches in the middle and couches all along the upper perimeter with individual TV's. And hot waitresses.

You need to be a Palazzo guest to sit in the center couches, not sure about all the others. My only complaint was that in the middle you can only see the one big screen (from where we sat). Still, lot's of fun, loud atmosphere.

We got there at halftime of the first games and managed to grab a couple of seats. Seats fill up by gametime, but there was a big turnover between games.

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Was just suprised by my wife with a 4-day weekend in Vegas for my birthday! We leave tomorrow morning and come back Monday. We'll be staying at Hyatt Place off-strip (wife is a Hyatt employee) but they have a free shuttle that runs back and forth from the strip to Planet Hollywood 24 hours a day. I'll be perusing this thread over the next few hours for some advice since it's been several years since I've been there.One quick question though that I didn't see a whole lot of info on in the first post:I'm a low limit poker player interested in 1-2 NL and anywhere from 3-6 to 5-10 limit. What poker rooms would FBGs recommend that are at least somewhat close to Planet Hollywood?

Pretty much every room will have 1-2 or 1-3 NL. Always will be some limit games too, but not as much as NL. Id start with planet hollywood - then you can meander down the strip to MGM and/or Excalibur depending on what atmosphere you want.
Just FYI, Excalibur has switched to all electronic poker tables.

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Was just suprised by my wife with a 4-day weekend in Vegas for my birthday! We leave tomorrow morning and come back Monday. We'll be staying at Hyatt Place off-strip (wife is a Hyatt employee) but they have a free shuttle that runs back and forth from the strip to Planet Hollywood 24 hours a day. I'll be perusing this thread over the next few hours for some advice since it's been several years since I've been there.One quick question though that I didn't see a whole lot of info on in the first post:I'm a low limit poker player interested in 1-2 NL and anywhere from 3-6 to 5-10 limit. What poker rooms would FBGs recommend that are at least somewhat close to Planet Hollywood?

Pretty much every room will have 1-2 or 1-3 NL. Always will be some limit games too, but not as much as NL. Id start with planet hollywood - then you can meander down the strip to MGM and/or Excalibur depending on what atmosphere you want.
Just FYI, Excalibur has switched to all electronic poker tables.
Is that new technology? Is it any good? Is there a monitor in front of each seat?

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A group of 15 guys are heading to Vegas on the November 8th weekend. We have a condo on the strip but need advice on places to go.

1. Strip Club - fun atmosphere...heard good things about Spearmint Rhino

2. We are avid NFL fans and want a good atmosphere for Sunday football - which sportsbook or sportsbar?

3. Club

3b. What recommendation would you give to get all 15 guys in one club? Bottle service? Show up real early?

3c. I don't want to have to spend $200 on drinks in the club, so what is a good pre-drinking idea? Other than in condo.

4. Anyone gambled at the Pleasure Pit, is it worth making a trip to go gamble there?

5. Where is the best scotch/cigar bar?

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Spearmint Rhino... Spearmint Rhino... Spearmint Rhino...

Went VIP with 15 buddies in May... works well if everyone agrees to split bottle service... and not as much fighting for the ladies up in VIP.

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This ABSOLUTELY works.

I live in Vegas and this town is "Survival of the tippest".

Valet full? Nothing $10-20 won't fix.

No reservations for dinner? $20 will get you in right away.

Want good seats to the show? Show me the money...

It's all about supply and demand, too. The more the demand for something, the more it will cost you. Circus Circus - low demand. Bellagio - high demand.

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This ABSOLUTELY works.

I live in Vegas and this town is "Survival of the tippest".

Valet full? Nothing $10-20 won't fix.

No reservations for dinner? $20 will get you in right away.

Want good seats to the show? Show me the money...

It's all about supply and demand, too. The more the demand for something, the more it will cost you. Circus Circus - low demand. Bellagio - high demand.

yep, I made a regular reservation at Mandalay and was hoping they would upgrade me to THEhotel, they did 1 better and gave me a 101 suite on a pretty high floor instead. So I have the shortest walk to the elevators and the casino.

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Wife and I are heading back to Vegas in October for our 20th anniversary. We're staying at the signature at MGM which has had lots of good reviews but I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has ever stayed there.

Here's a list of things we're planning to do:

Wine Room at Rio

1 night downtown gambling and drinking til the sun comes up..did that our last trip and had a ball. Friendly people/dealers and lower table limits.

Phantom

Shopping at Ceasars hitting the stage deli for lunch and the mesa grill for dinner

I'd like any advice on the following:

Can you sign up with a limo service and negotiate a deal for them to pick up/drop you for 4 days? They have like 100 dollar rates for pickup dropoff at the airport. Anyone hear of anything like you pay 250 for an hour a day for four days?

Secondly, wife surprised me by suggesting we go into a strip club for awhile, which we've never done. We've done well at keeping things interesting over the last 20 years so I'm not totally surprised at her suggestion, but I'd rather not go somewhere that I need to be concerned over her safety, nor do I want to shell out $300 in an hour like I did in my 20s. Any suggestions for a safe fun flirty environment? We're not looking to pick a stripper up, just use her to get us riled up. :excited:

Advice anyone?

:tumbleweed:

Spearmint Rhino. My wife and I go there twice a year when were in Vegas. She like's the girls more than I do! :pics:
Just got back from Vegas last week and we went to Saphire's and I liked it better than SR. Not as dark and seemed to be cleaner. The wife and I ended up taking one of the "finer" ladies out for dinner, dancing and drinks the following night. A most incredible night! :excited:

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Wife and I are heading back to Vegas in October for our 20th anniversary. We're staying at the signature at MGM which has had lots of good reviews but I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has ever stayed there.

Here's a list of things we're planning to do:

Wine Room at Rio

1 night downtown gambling and drinking til the sun comes up..did that our last trip and had a ball. Friendly people/dealers and lower table limits.

Phantom

Shopping at Ceasars hitting the stage deli for lunch and the mesa grill for dinner

I'd like any advice on the following:

Can you sign up with a limo service and negotiate a deal for them to pick up/drop you for 4 days? They have like 100 dollar rates for pickup dropoff at the airport. Anyone hear of anything like you pay 250 for an hour a day for four days?

Secondly, wife surprised me by suggesting we go into a strip club for awhile, which we've never done. We've done well at keeping things interesting over the last 20 years so I'm not totally surprised at her suggestion, but I'd rather not go somewhere that I need to be concerned over her safety, nor do I want to shell out $300 in an hour like I did in my 20s. Any suggestions for a safe fun flirty environment? We're not looking to pick a stripper up, just use her to get us riled up. :thumbup:

Advice anyone?

:tinfoilhat:

Spearmint Rhino. My wife and I go there twice a year when were in Vegas. She like's the girls more than I do! :pics:
Just got back from Vegas last week and we went to Saphire's and I liked it better than SR. Not as dark and seemed to be cleaner. The wife and I ended up taking one of the "finer" ladies out for dinner, dancing and drinks the following night. A most incredible night! :blackdot:
Was that the entire story?

:popcorn:

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Wife and I are heading back to Vegas in October for our 20th anniversary. We're staying at the signature at MGM which has had lots of good reviews but I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has ever stayed there.

Here's a list of things we're planning to do:

Wine Room at Rio

1 night downtown gambling and drinking til the sun comes up..did that our last trip and had a ball. Friendly people/dealers and lower table limits.

Phantom

Shopping at Ceasars hitting the stage deli for lunch and the mesa grill for dinner

I'd like any advice on the following:

Can you sign up with a limo service and negotiate a deal for them to pick up/drop you for 4 days? They have like 100 dollar rates for pickup dropoff at the airport. Anyone hear of anything like you pay 250 for an hour a day for four days?

Secondly, wife surprised me by suggesting we go into a strip club for awhile, which we've never done. We've done well at keeping things interesting over the last 20 years so I'm not totally surprised at her suggestion, but I'd rather not go somewhere that I need to be concerned over her safety, nor do I want to shell out $300 in an hour like I did in my 20s. Any suggestions for a safe fun flirty environment? We're not looking to pick a stripper up, just use her to get us riled up. :thumbup:

Advice anyone?

:confused:

Spearmint Rhino. My wife and I go there twice a year when were in Vegas. She like's the girls more than I do! :pics:
Just got back from Vegas last week and we went to Saphire's and I liked it better than SR. Not as dark and seemed to be cleaner. The wife and I ended up taking one of the "finer" ladies out for dinner, dancing and drinks the following night. A most incredible night! :popcorn:
Was that the entire story?

:popcorn:

Most certainly not! :pics::eek:

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Wife and I are heading back to Vegas in October for our 20th anniversary. We're staying at the signature at MGM which has had lots of good reviews but I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has ever stayed there.

Here's a list of things we're planning to do:

Wine Room at Rio

1 night downtown gambling and drinking til the sun comes up..did that our last trip and had a ball. Friendly people/dealers and lower table limits.

Phantom

Shopping at Ceasars hitting the stage deli for lunch and the mesa grill for dinner

I'd like any advice on the following:

Can you sign up with a limo service and negotiate a deal for them to pick up/drop you for 4 days? They have like 100 dollar rates for pickup dropoff at the airport. Anyone hear of anything like you pay 250 for an hour a day for four days?

Secondly, wife surprised me by suggesting we go into a strip club for awhile, which we've never done. We've done well at keeping things interesting over the last 20 years so I'm not totally surprised at her suggestion, but I'd rather not go somewhere that I need to be concerned over her safety, nor do I want to shell out $300 in an hour like I did in my 20s. Any suggestions for a safe fun flirty environment? We're not looking to pick a stripper up, just use her to get us riled up. :thumbup:

Advice anyone?

:lmao:

Spearmint Rhino. My wife and I go there twice a year when were in Vegas. She like's the girls more than I do! :pics:
Just got back from Vegas last week and we went to Saphire's and I liked it better than SR. Not as dark and seemed to be cleaner. The wife and I ended up taking one of the "finer" ladies out for dinner, dancing and drinks the following night. A most incredible night! :lmao:
Was that the entire story?

:bag:

Most certainly not! :pics::eek:
Can you at least give us a sanitized FFA version?????????

:dih:

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Has anyone here been to Charlie Palmer's Steakhouse at the Four Seasons/Mandalay Bay? I think it just opened in early 2007, but the reviews are supposed to be pretty good...

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A group of 15 guys are heading to Vegas on the November 8th weekend. We have a condo on the strip but need advice on places to go.

1. Strip Club - fun atmosphere...heard good things about Spearmint Rhino--As good a choice as any. Way too many girls, if that is possible.

2. We are avid NFL fans and want a good atmosphere for Sunday football - which sportsbook or sportsbar? The Hilton or the Caesars sports book.

3. Club

3b. What recommendation would you give to get all 15 guys in one club? Bottle service? Show up real early?

3c. I don't want to have to spend $200 on drinks in the club, so what is a good pre-drinking idea? Other than in condo. 15 guys, you need to get a table, if you don't want hassle. If you don't want to spend $200, you either go with a much smaller group, or don't go at all. No guarantees you get in, unlike with a table. Pre-club, I'd go to a center bar at the Hard Rock, the Palms, or Planet Hollywood

4. Anyone gambled at the Pleasure Pit, is it worth making a trip to go gamble there? Not worth a specific trip, no.

5. Where is the best scotch/cigar bar?Can't help you there.

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Wife and I are heading back to Vegas in October for our 20th anniversary. We're staying at the signature at MGM which has had lots of good reviews but I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has ever stayed there.

Here's a list of things we're planning to do:

Wine Room at Rio

1 night downtown gambling and drinking til the sun comes up..did that our last trip and had a ball. Friendly people/dealers and lower table limits.

Phantom

Shopping at Ceasars hitting the stage deli for lunch and the mesa grill for dinner

I'd like any advice on the following:

Can you sign up with a limo service and negotiate a deal for them to pick up/drop you for 4 days? They have like 100 dollar rates for pickup dropoff at the airport. Anyone hear of anything like you pay 250 for an hour a day for four days?

Secondly, wife surprised me by suggesting we go into a strip club for awhile, which we've never done. We've done well at keeping things interesting over the last 20 years so I'm not totally surprised at her suggestion, but I'd rather not go somewhere that I need to be concerned over her safety, nor do I want to shell out $300 in an hour like I did in my 20s. Any suggestions for a safe fun flirty environment? We're not looking to pick a stripper up, just use her to get us riled up. :thumbup:

Advice anyone?

:hophead:

Spearmint Rhino. My wife and I go there twice a year when were in Vegas. She like's the girls more than I do! :pics:
Just got back from Vegas last week and we went to Saphire's and I liked it better than SR. Not as dark and seemed to be cleaner. The wife and I ended up taking one of the "finer" ladies out for dinner, dancing and drinks the following night. A most incredible night! :bag:
Was that the entire story?

:popcorn:

Most certainly not! :pics::eek:
So you took a stripper out for dinner and drinks, and she said "Thanks, Good night!"

...otherwise you wouldn't be passing up the chance to spill details.

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Has anyone here been to Charlie Palmer's Steakhouse at the Four Seasons/Mandalay Bay? I think it just opened in early 2007, but the reviews are supposed to be pretty good...

I went back in May. It was :thumbdown: It's great because it didn't appear the usual Vegas tourists knew about it since there isn't really a big sign and the walk to get to it is out of the way for most LV visitors. Most of the tables were full, but it was relatively smoke free, quiet, and the food and service were top notch.The night we were there, it was a country music awards weekend, so we saw Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and group get shuttled in one of the side doors into a private room.

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Has anyone here been to Charlie Palmer's Steakhouse at the Four Seasons/Mandalay Bay? I think it just opened in early 2007, but the reviews are supposed to be pretty good...

I went back in May. It was :)

It's great because it didn't appear the usual Vegas tourists knew about it since there isn't really a big sign and the walk to get to it is out of the way for most LV visitors. Most of the tables were full, but it was relatively smoke free, quiet, and the food and service were top notch.

The night we were there, it was a country music awards weekend, so we saw Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and group get shuttled in one of the side doors into a private room.

Thanks for the input. I am little concerned about the "relatively smoke free" issue... I think even a little whiff of smoke would be enough to turn me off to a good meal. Or was this only present in bar areas and not necessarily the dining room?

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Has anyone here been to Charlie Palmer's Steakhouse at the Four Seasons/Mandalay Bay? I think it just opened in early 2007, but the reviews are supposed to be pretty good...

I went back in May. It was :)

It's great because it didn't appear the usual Vegas tourists knew about it since there isn't really a big sign and the walk to get to it is out of the way for most LV visitors. Most of the tables were full, but it was relatively smoke free, quiet, and the food and service were top notch.

The night we were there, it was a country music awards weekend, so we saw Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and group get shuttled in one of the side doors into a private room.

Thanks for the input. I am little concerned about the "relatively smoke free" issue... I think even a little whiff of smoke would be enough to turn me off to a good meal. Or was this only present in bar areas and not necessarily the dining room?
Honestly, it seemed as if they didn't even allow smoking in there. No one at our table, nor anyone at any surrounding tables were smoking.

You're in Vegas though, so if you can't handle smoke, you're in trouble regardless of where you eat.

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I've been to the Hoffbrau House for the Superbowl. Good times. You'll have fun in the Beer Garden.

I've gotten limos from the airport all the way to downtown for $75. Just don't book in advance. Go look for the drivers when you get there.

I was just there last week and the place was fantastic. Great house band, good beers, good German food (sausages, schnitzel, pretzels, etc.) and a ton of people just having a good time. This place is a fantastic alternative to spending your night in some club that you had to spend $30 to get into only to find yourself in a sea of cheezy dudes with shiny shirts.

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Has anyone here been to Charlie Palmer's Steakhouse at the Four Seasons/Mandalay Bay? I think it just opened in early 2007, but the reviews are supposed to be pretty good...

I went back in May. It was :goodposting: It's great because it didn't appear the usual Vegas tourists knew about it since there isn't really a big sign and the walk to get to it is out of the way for most LV visitors. Most of the tables were full, but it was relatively smoke free, quiet, and the food and service were top notch.The night we were there, it was a country music awards weekend, so we saw Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and group get shuttled in one of the side doors into a private room.
My wife and I decided to have dinner there last week. I wish I could say I loved it, but I thought the steak was only OK... not worth the price in my opinion. They did have a pretty good bar scene however. It seemed like a good place to go for a drink before having a nice dinner somewhere else.

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I will also add that our dinner at Aureole at Mandalay Bay was incredible. We had the three-course prix fixe which ended up being more than enough food (they also bring out plenty of smaller dishes in-between the courses). Ya, it was definitely pricey, but it was an appropriate place to go for a celebratory occasion (like our anniversary).

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Question:Bottle Service worth it in Vegas?What is "European Bottle Service"?

It depends...BS gets you a table in the VIP area, the hot chicks are up in the VIP area and like to drink your booze. If you have game and can lure any hot chicks that are remaining in the common area up to your VIP table you are better off doing this instead of letting the leeches that come up to VIP specifically to enjoy your booze. From what I have learned, the leeches' game plan is to get drunk for free in VIP and then mingle with other people. The bottles add up :lol:, if you are sitting down with 2-3 other guys and let 10 or so girls join you, expect to either wave them good bye after they drink your bottles or to fork over for 2-3 more rounds of those expensive bottles to keep them at your table, by then either you have hooked them or they move on. 2-3 rounds adds up fast though so you need to budget accordingly.No clue on what EBS is.

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Question:Bottle Service worth it in Vegas?What is "European Bottle Service"?

It depends...BS gets you a table in the VIP area, the hot chicks are up in the VIP area and like to drink your booze. If you have game and can lure any hot chicks that are remaining in the common area up to your VIP table you are better off doing this instead of letting the leeches that come up to VIP specifically to enjoy your booze. From what I have learned, the leeches' game plan is to get drunk for free in VIP and then mingle with other people. The bottles add up :lol:, if you are sitting down with 2-3 other guys and let 10 or so girls join you, expect to either wave them good bye after they drink your bottles or to fork over for 2-3 more rounds of those expensive bottles to keep them at your table, by then either you have hooked them or they move on. 2-3 rounds adds up fast though so you need to budget accordingly.No clue on what EBS is.
man o man do I wish I was going WITHOUT my wife...Guess I should put this in proper context. We are going with a group of couples. As much as I would love to use the Bottle Service angle to pick up some strange, I am looking at it from a convenience factor moreso.nomarriage.com

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Question:Bottle Service worth it in Vegas?What is "European Bottle Service"?

It depends...BS gets you a table in the VIP area, the hot chicks are up in the VIP area and like to drink your booze. If you have game and can lure any hot chicks that are remaining in the common area up to your VIP table you are better off doing this instead of letting the leeches that come up to VIP specifically to enjoy your booze. From what I have learned, the leeches' game plan is to get drunk for free in VIP and then mingle with other people. The bottles add up :lol:, if you are sitting down with 2-3 other guys and let 10 or so girls join you, expect to either wave them good bye after they drink your bottles or to fork over for 2-3 more rounds of those expensive bottles to keep them at your table, by then either you have hooked them or they move on. 2-3 rounds adds up fast though so you need to budget accordingly.No clue on what EBS is.
man o man do I wish I was going WITHOUT my wife...Guess I should put this in proper context. We are going with a group of couples. As much as I would love to use the Bottle Service angle to pick up some strange, I am looking at it from a convenience factor moreso.nomarriage.com
hmm, wondering if I can parlay bottle service into an interesting "stays in vegas" type scenario...that might be some hidden added value I suppose.

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This type of thing isn't my scene, but isn't European Bottle Service when you have your own little bar (complete with hot chick bartender) at your table?

As opposed to regular bottle service, when they just bring you stuff as needed.

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Question:Bottle Service worth it in Vegas?What is "European Bottle Service"?

It depends...BS gets you a table in the VIP area, the hot chicks are up in the VIP area and like to drink your booze. If you have game and can lure any hot chicks that are remaining in the common area up to your VIP table you are better off doing this instead of letting the leeches that come up to VIP specifically to enjoy your booze. From what I have learned, the leeches' game plan is to get drunk for free in VIP and then mingle with other people. The bottles add up :confused:, if you are sitting down with 2-3 other guys and let 10 or so girls join you, expect to either wave them good bye after they drink your bottles or to fork over for 2-3 more rounds of those expensive bottles to keep them at your table, by then either you have hooked them or they move on. 2-3 rounds adds up fast though so you need to budget accordingly.No clue on what EBS is.
man o man do I wish I was going WITHOUT my wife...Guess I should put this in proper context. We are going with a group of couples. As much as I would love to use the Bottle Service angle to pick up some strange, I am looking at it from a convenience factor moreso.nomarriage.com
Well on the plus side, bringing your wife and doing a couples thing means your group is ultimately responsible for the liquor you drink. It is not very economical though, forgot to mention you typically need to include extra tips as part of the service - something like $100 to start (to get the table) and possibly an extra tip at the end for the "manager" or for someone with another title. I would recommend going out for a nice dinner and drinking it up there, it would be cheaper in the long run - the only thing you are buying yourself with BS at a club is a place to sit down and that becomes pretty expensive if that is your goal.

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Question:Bottle Service worth it in Vegas?What is "European Bottle Service"?

It depends...BS gets you a table in the VIP area, the hot chicks are up in the VIP area and like to drink your booze. If you have game and can lure any hot chicks that are remaining in the common area up to your VIP table you are better off doing this instead of letting the leeches that come up to VIP specifically to enjoy your booze. From what I have learned, the leeches' game plan is to get drunk for free in VIP and then mingle with other people. The bottles add up :goodposting:, if you are sitting down with 2-3 other guys and let 10 or so girls join you, expect to either wave them good bye after they drink your bottles or to fork over for 2-3 more rounds of those expensive bottles to keep them at your table, by then either you have hooked them or they move on. 2-3 rounds adds up fast though so you need to budget accordingly.No clue on what EBS is.
man o man do I wish I was going WITHOUT my wife...Guess I should put this in proper context. We are going with a group of couples. As much as I would love to use the Bottle Service angle to pick up some strange, I am looking at it from a convenience factor moreso.nomarriage.com
Well on the plus side, bringing your wife and doing a couples thing means your group is ultimately responsible for the liquor you drink. It is not very economical though, forgot to mention you typically need to include extra tips as part of the service - something like $100 to start (to get the table) and possibly an extra tip at the end for the "manager" or for someone with another title. I would recommend going out for a nice dinner and drinking it up there, it would be cheaper in the long run - the only thing you are buying yourself with BS at a club is a place to sit down and that becomes pretty expensive if that is your goal.
This is exactly what I don't get... why on earth would someone go to a club to sit down? The only reason I can think of is to try to show off to everyone else that you have the :moneybag: to sit down in a club, and if so, then your priorities are a little skewed.

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Bottle Service worth it in Vegas?

What is "European Bottle Service"?

It depends...

BS gets you a table in the VIP area, the hot chicks are up in the VIP area and like to drink your booze. If you have game and can lure any hot chicks that are remaining in the common area up to your VIP table you are better off doing this instead of letting the leeches that come up to VIP specifically to enjoy your booze. From what I have learned, the leeches' game plan is to get drunk for free in VIP and then mingle with other people. The bottles add up :moneybag:, if you are sitting down with 2-3 other guys and let 10 or so girls join you, expect to either wave them good bye after they drink your bottles or to fork over for 2-3 more rounds of those expensive bottles to keep them at your table, by then either you have hooked them or they move on. 2-3 rounds adds up fast though so you need to budget accordingly.

No clue on what EBS is.

man o man do I wish I was going WITHOUT my wife...

Guess I should put this in proper context. We are going with a group of couples. As much as I would love to use the Bottle Service angle to pick up some strange, I am looking at it from a convenience factor moreso.

nomarriage.com

Well on the plus side, bringing your wife and doing a couples thing means your group is ultimately responsible for the liquor you drink. It is not very economical though, forgot to mention you typically need to include extra tips as part of the service - something like $100 to start (to get the table) and possibly an extra tip at the end for the "manager" or for someone with another title. I would recommend going out for a nice dinner and drinking it up there, it would be cheaper in the long run - the only thing you are buying yourself with BS at a club is a place to sit down and that becomes pretty expensive if that is your goal.
gotcha. thanks.

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Question:Bottle Service worth it in Vegas?What is "European Bottle Service"?

It depends...BS gets you a table in the VIP area, the hot chicks are up in the VIP area and like to drink your booze. If you have game and can lure any hot chicks that are remaining in the common area up to your VIP table you are better off doing this instead of letting the leeches that come up to VIP specifically to enjoy your booze. From what I have learned, the leeches' game plan is to get drunk for free in VIP and then mingle with other people. The bottles add up :moneybag:, if you are sitting down with 2-3 other guys and let 10 or so girls join you, expect to either wave them good bye after they drink your bottles or to fork over for 2-3 more rounds of those expensive bottles to keep them at your table, by then either you have hooked them or they move on. 2-3 rounds adds up fast though so you need to budget accordingly.No clue on what EBS is.
man o man do I wish I was going WITHOUT my wife...Guess I should put this in proper context. We are going with a group of couples. As much as I would love to use the Bottle Service angle to pick up some strange, I am looking at it from a convenience factor moreso.nomarriage.com
Well on the plus side, bringing your wife and doing a couples thing means your group is ultimately responsible for the liquor you drink. It is not very economical though, forgot to mention you typically need to include extra tips as part of the service - something like $100 to start (to get the table) and possibly an extra tip at the end for the "manager" or for someone with another title. I would recommend going out for a nice dinner and drinking it up there, it would be cheaper in the long run - the only thing you are buying yourself with BS at a club is a place to sit down and that becomes pretty expensive if that is your goal.
This is exactly what I don't get... why on earth would someone go to a club to sit down? The only reason I can think of is to try to show off to everyone else that you have the :moneybag: to sit down in a club, and if so, then your priorities are a little skewed.
:shrug:going back to even college days, bars/clubs sucked unless you could score a good spot and good service. Those are my priorities and would be willing to pay for both. In this case, given the crowd I will be with, I probably won't bother though.

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