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Since I'm on my way out the office, I will scour the thread in the days ahead and update the first page accordingly...

As of now, I'll let other contributors post, and I'll amend the first post....

It was time, and we don't know if OP from the other thread made it to Vegas or survived Vegas.



*EDIT*

As silly as it sounds for those that live in Southern California and frequent Las Vegas, to most that don't frequent they may think Stratosphere is a hop and a skip from the hot spots, it isn't. Click on the map to expand it, even though it's a 2013 map it's already outdated since the Sahara is closed (*No one cares*).

The first section of this post will be....

Planning your trip:



Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos (On/Off the Strip):

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Wynn/Encore
Venetian/Palazzo
Cosmopolitan
Caesar's Palace
Bellagio
Aria
Vdara

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MGM Grand
Mandalay Bay
Mirage
Monte Carlo
Planet Hollywood/Elara

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Hard Rock Hotel
Paris
Harrah's
Flamingo
Treasure Island
Palms
Rio
New York New York
Bally

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Luxor
Excalibur
Tropicana
Hooters
Riviera
Circus Circus
Stratosphere
South Point
M
Downtown Vegas/Fremont
The Quad?

Because we are on this site due to sneakers, if you want to check out some spots...

http://niketalk.com/t/13535/las-vegas-sneaker-guide/0_20

Nightclubs and locations:
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Bellagio -The Bank
Bellagio -Hyde
Bellagio -Lily
Caesars Palace -Pure Nightclub
City Center / Aria -Gold
City Center / Cosmopolitan -Marquee
City Center / Aria -Haze
Hard Rock Hotel -Vanity
Luxor -Cathouse
Luxor -LAX
Mandalay Bay -Eye Candy (Free)
Mandalay Bay -Foundation Room
Mandalay Bay -Mix
MGM Grand -TABU
New York, New York -Coyote Ugly
Mirage -1OAK
Mirage -Revolution
Palms -Ghost Bar
Palms -Moon Nightclub
Palms -Playboy Club
Palms -Rain
Paris -Chateau
Planet Hollywood -Gallery
Planet Hollywood -Krave (Alternative Club)
The Rio -VooDoo Lounge
Venetian -Tao Nightclub
Venetian (Palazzo Tower) -LAVO
Wynn -Surrender
Wynn --Tryst Nightclub
Wynn -XS

Credit: Jack Colton

Hasn't been updated, doesn't include Hakkassan at the MGM Grand or Light at Mandalay Bay. Both are new additions this summer season, and worth checking out. Hakkassan for it's amazing DJ lineup and Light for it's overall experience (According to reviews). XS Night Swim also isn't included, its on Sunday nights.

Solid Club guide, covers everything from dress codes to average drink prices...

http://www.jackcolton.com/guide-categories/club/

Pools and Day Clubs:
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Bare - Mirage
Daylight - Mandalay Bay
Encore Beach Club - Encore/Wynn
Liquid - Aria
Marquee Day Club - Cosmopolitan
Palms Pool - Palms
Rehab - Hard Rock Hotel
Tao Beach - Venetian
Wet Republic - MGM Grand
Bagattelle - Tropicana

Great guide for picking a pool and which day to pick it...

http://www.jackcolton.com/guides/which-las-vegas-pools/

Quick guide on bars to kill time during the day:
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Dining options if you are taking a date or loved one to Vegas:
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http://www.jackcolton.com/restaurants/sexiest-dining-in-las-vegas/

If you are not from the LA area, there are a lot of establishments setting up shop around the strip. Fogo de Chao, Morton Steakhouse, Ruth Chris all have locations near the strip.

Steakhouses:
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http://www.jackcolton.com/restaurants/best-steakhouses-in-las-vegas/

Also hear great things abou the steakhouse at Circus Circus, although I have never tried it myself. Del Frisco's (Howard Hughes Ave) and the Golden Steer are also highly rated but off the strip.

Buffets
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Buffets are very popular in Vegas, and most of the best ones are those that have amazing seafood. If you don't like seafood, like myself, you are usually SOL when it comes to bufffets and just paying a high price to see friends gorge on seafood. Here are some solid buffets, in no particular order. If you don't have a taste for seafood I suggest a steakhouse or a fine dining establishment.

Wicked Spoon (Cosmo) - Great variety, doesn't rely on seafood.
Sterling Brunch (Ballys) - Expensive, but if you like seafood it's well worth it (caviar), also bottomless champagne.
Caesars
Bellagio
Rio
M Resort - Off the strip, and probably best on your way home to SoCal, but solid
Wynn

Other eats for foodies:
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Hash House
Earl of Sandwich (Planet Hollywood)
Burger Bar (Mandalay Bay)
Holsteins (Cosmopolitan)
Carlos and Charlies
Carnegie Deli (Mirage)
BLT Burger (Mirage)
Secret Pizza (Cosmo)
Sugar Factory
Wichcraft (MGM Grand)

Once you get there...

"$20 Trick":
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1. $20 Bill and fold it.
2. Place it in between your CC and your ID.
3. Hand it to the person checking you in, politely ask if there are any upgrades available.

Don't give more than $20, not necessary and wont get you more. If they can't, they usually can't. Most will return the $20 if they can't do anything.

Edited by ooIRON MANoo - 6/3/13 at 5:30pm
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Let's have the first page be mostly info for the Vegas virgins.

In terms of summit for July 13-15 it is:

Mr Jordan 04 (only there til Sat night)
Youngdoc
DMBRHS
Mr J 88
TennHouse2
Me

Tee Aye Ahm is a maybe.

We have BS specials setup, it shall be epic.








Here is a post from JC on which nights to hit which clubs;

This question comes up all the time, so I thought I would list out my suggestions based on type of music preferred and by night (roughly in order from left to right).

Here are some examples on how to use the list. Assuming that you want open format music only:

you are only in Vegas on Tuesday. My picks for you would be:
1. 1OAK @ Mirage, 2. Hyde @ Bellagio, 3. Pure @ Caesar’s
you are in Vegas from Tuesday to Friday. My picks for you would be:
Tuesday Hyde, Wednesday Chateau, Thursday Tryst, Friday 1OAK or Tuesday 1OAK, Wednesday Chateau, Thursday Haze, Friday Tryst (i.e. these lineups avoid a double-up of 1OAK on Tuesday and Friday, even though it is the best spot for open format on both these nights)
you are only in Vegas on Friday. My picks for you would be:
1. 1OAK, 2. Tryst, 3. Haze, 4. Tao, 5. Bellagio, 6. Pure
you are only in Vegas on Saturday. My picks for you would be:
1. 1OAK, 2. Tryst, 3. Haze, 4. Tao, 5. Bellagio, 6. Pure (which is identical to the above)
you are in Vegas on Friday and Saturday. My picks for you would be:
Friday Tryst, Saturday 1OAK (even though 1OAK is my first pick for both nights, you should aim for some variety)


I want only open format (i.e. hiphop/top40)

Friday – 1OAK @ Mirage, Tryst @ Wynn, Haze @ Aria, Tao @ Venetian, Hyde @ Bellagio, Pure @ Caesar’s
Saturday – 1OAK @ Mirage, Tryst @ Wynn, Haze @ Aria, Tao @ Venetian, Hyde @ Bellagio, Pure @ Caesar’s
Sunday – Bank @ Bellagio, Lavo @ Palazzo, Vanity @ Hard Rock
Monday – XS @ Encore (sometimes has Diplo, Redfoo), Marquee @ Cosmopolitan (sometimes have open format DJs)
Tuesday – 1OAK @ Mirage, Hyde @ Bellagio, Pure @ Caesar’s
Wednesday – Chateau @ Paris, Lavo @ Palazzo (hiphop Wednesdays), Ghostbar @ Palms, LAX @ Luxor
Thursday – Tryst @ Wynn, Haze @ Aria, Tao @ Venetian, 1OAK @ Mirage

ocam's suggested itinerary without double-ups:
Friday - Tryst @ Wynn
Saturday - 1OAK @ Mirage
Sunday - Bank @ Bellagio
Monday - XS @ Encore
Tuesday - Hyde @ Bellagio
Wednesday - Chateau @ Paris
Thursday - Haze @ Aria

I want only electronic music

Friday – Light @ Mandalay Bay, Hakkasan @ MGM, XS @ Encore, Marquee @ Cosmopolitan, Surrender @ Encore
Saturday – Light @ Mandalay Bay, Hakkasan @ MGM, XS @ Encore, Marquee @ Cosmopolitan, Surrender @ Encore
Sunday – XS (especially if it is XS Nightswim), Light @ Mandalay Bay, Hakkasan @ MGM, Body English @ Hard Rock
Monday – XS @ Encore, Marquee @ Cosmopolitan
Tuesday – Lavo @ Palazzo
Wednesday – Eclipse @ Mandalay Bay, Surrender @ Encore, The Act @ Palazzo
Thursday – Hakkasan @ MGM, Tryst @ Wynn, Tao @ Venetian

ocam's suggested itinerary without double-ups:

Friday - Hakkasan @ MGM
Saturday - Light @ Mandalay Bay
Sunday - XS @ Encore
Monday - Marquee @ Cosmopolitan
Tuesday - Lavo @ Palazzo
Wednesday - Surrender @ Encore
Thursday - Tryst @ Wynn
(or swap around XS/Light/Hakkasan based on your DJ preference)

If you want mainly (but not all) EDM, then do 1OAK @ Mirage on Tuesday for a change of pace.

I want mainly open format

Friday – 1OAK @ Mirage, Tryst @ Wynn, anywhere else
Saturday – 1OAK @ Mirage, Tryst @ Wynn, anywhere else
Sunday – Bank @ Bellagio, XS @ Encore, Hakkasan @ MGM, Lavo @ Palazzo, Vanity @ Hard Rock
Monday – XS @ Encore, Marquee @ Cosmopolitan
Tuesday – 1OAK @ Mirage, Hyde @ Bellagio, Pure @ Caesar’s
Wednesday – Eclipse @ Mandalay Bay, Surrender @ Encore, The Act @ Palazzo, Chateau @ Paris, Lavo @ Palazzo, Ghostbar @ Palms, LAX @ Luxor
Thursday – Hakkasan @ MGM, Tryst @ Wynn, Haze @ Aria, Tao @ Venetian, 1OAK @ Mirage

ocam's suggested itinerary without double-ups:
Friday - Tryst @ Wynn
Saturday - 1OAK @ Mirage
Sunday - Bank @ Bellagio
Monday - XS @ Encore
Tuesday - Hyde @ Bellagio
Wednesday - Surrender @ Encore
Thursday - Hakkasan @ MGM or Haze @ Aria







If anyone needs help planning a trip or whatever, feel free to PM. I have plugs at top spots like XS, Tao, Marquee etc etc. Hooked a few nters up with cheap BS.
Edited by Ecook0808 - 5/28/13 at 6:14pm
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post #3 of 7068
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That's the plan, Jack Colton influence is going to be heavy simply because it's a great site, but it can be intimidating to scour multiple message boards and lets be real some folks just want to be hand fed information, which is fine.

I'll begin scouring tomorrow. Probably put it in a word doc and transfer over. It will be updated since Vegas changes all the time.
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Have fun fellas was hoping to go to play WSOP this year but couldn't save up enough

Maybe I'll see you guys next year if this is a annual thing
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post #6 of 7068
the post with all the info on clubs looks awful, I'm going to vote against that.

Maybe just give each club a spoiler with a quick run down on the poppin nights / music played / etc
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Ok as stated in the other thread, my friend best man didn't even have anything planned for the bachelor party and the wedding is only a month away. Smh. So I took the liberty of throwing it.
We are doing 24hrs in Vegas, 9am and fly out Sunday 7am edc weekend. 24hrs to live theme..
Like I said I want to do a scavenger hunt Vegas style. I would like help with a list.
Kiss a fat girl
Get a girl to show animal printed panties or bra
Dance battle a street performer
Get 2 girls to kiss
I said take a shot of 151 because I'm a cognac fan.
Do that thing where Carlton crawls and drags his feet in Caesars.
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post #8 of 7068
Alright Ecook.

I'm down with the "Bachelor" party plan haha. Why not?
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Let's not simply just say JC, let's use this thread to give OUR own opinions, trip reports etc etc.

My perfect trip for summer would be...

Thurs- Tao
Fri- Marquee
Sat- Light
Sun- XS Nightswim

BTW Light has been getting killer reviews, if anyone has been there feel free to share.
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post #10 of 7068
Add daylife in too

Friday - Ditch or Wet Republic
Saturday - tao beach, marquee dayclub or daylight
Sunday - encore beach club
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Alright Ecook.

I'm down with the "Bachelor" party plan haha. Why not?

You take day I take night or something?? smokin.gif
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Add me to the list for the vegas summit, just by chance ill be there that weekend for a video game tourney
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You guys are making my maybe tip the scale towards yes! LOL!

All this bachelor party talk is making me forget about planning a honeymoon! roll.gif
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Down. Let the shenanigans ensue
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Add me to the list for the vegas summit, just by chance ill be there that weekend for a video game tourney


U gunna be solo? Next week I will start locking BS prices in and everything. PM me with a budget of how much u are willing to spend on each night or w/e.
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You guys are making my maybe tip the scale towards yes! LOL!

All this bachelor party talk is making me forget about planning a honeymoon! roll.gif

Make this happen gawd. Just to watch the trolling of youngdoc and I.

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Down. Let the shenanigans ensue

Just make sure the emo kid doesn't bring up his ex mean.gif
Edited by Ecook0808 - 5/28/13 at 6:14pm
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Any NTers gonna be around the last weekend in June? Anything major going on that weekend I should know about nerd.gif

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Checking in since we're finally deading the previous thread. I think it's been long overdue for the reasons already mentioned.




However, still going July 4th weekend. Anyone else?

 

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Checking in since we're finally deading the previous thread. I think it's been long overdue for the reasons already mentioned.




However, still going July 4th weekend. Anyone else?

That weekend can get expensive, quick.

We should make a list for Iron Man to put in the OG post...Something like

Favorite casino
Favorite hotel
Favorite place to eat
Favorite buffet
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Favorite casino
Favorite hotel
Favorite place to eat
Favorite buffet

I'll start w/ that list...

Caesars
Caesars
Hash House a Go-Go
Studio B Buffet aka "M" Buffet

 

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I'm kinda salty I'm coming back that Saturday afternoon eyes.gif
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I'm kinda salty I'm coming back that Saturday afternoon eyes.gif

I keep telling you...just stay the night, way things are looking it wont be that expensive. I'd say 150 max?
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going off the previous vegas thread, what are these vegas insider deals you guys speak of? 8o8o

put a N on..
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Posting to highlight thread (for myself).

I'll be rolling in late afternoon July 13th.
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I'm kinda salty I'm coming back that Saturday afternoon eyes.gif

I keep telling you...just stay the night, way things are looking it wont be that expensive. I'd say 150 max?
Don't wanna lose money on the flight since it's already paid for. But there's a small chance I stay
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Don't wanna lose money on the flight since it's already paid for. But there's a small chance I stay

How much more would it run u?? 40? Win it on one hand.
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going off the previous vegas thread, what are these vegas insider deals you guys speak of? 8o8o

put a N on..

Hotel deals?

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Posting to highlight thread (for myself).

I'll be rolling in late afternoon July 13th.

My son actually bought his ticket. smokin.gif
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Checking in since we're finally deading the previous thread. I think it's been long overdue for the reasons already mentioned.




However, still going July 4th weekend. Anyone else?

That weekend can get expensive, quick.

We should make a list for Iron Man to put in the OG post...Something like

Favorite casino
Favorite hotel
Favorite place to eat
Favorite buffet

Fav Casino - Wynn/Encore. Great service, solid rewards, lively on weekend nights with XS/Surrender traffic but never overly packed

Fav Hotel - Palazzo. Largest standard rooms. Perfect for groups if 4-8. Can do connecting bella suites and just turn it into one large room with 4 queens and 2 fulls. Solid location with Tao, WynnCore and 1OAK all close

Fav place to eat - Holsteins. Amazing burgers with great options and solid beers on tap. Good atmosphere in Cosmo

Fav Buffet - Wynn. It's been the only 5 star one I've been to so it wins by default
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just came back from MDW and no joke,if I can find a cheap/decent room, im in there. The yambs that was ran thru was epic...
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just got back from mdw also. loved light day and nightclub! so much ratchetness lol.
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Going for my Bday(7-21) weekend 19-22 of july. going with my girl and staying at either the venetian, ceasars or mgm. were still deciding. any advice between those 3. hoepfully with it being my bday + the $20 trick we can get a sick room. might up it to $100 trick to try to get real player. dont know what we gone do while out there but consider im not going with the bros ill have extra cash as i wont need BS or be doing to much clubbing so we should have a good time....
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