Official "Going to Vegas in..." Vol. II "It was time"

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  1. ooiron manoo

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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a hop and a skip from the hot spots, it isn't. Click on the map to expand it, even though it's a 2013 map it's already outdated since the Sahara is closed (*No one cares*).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):

    Tier 1
    Wynn/Encore
    Venetian/Palazzo
    Cosmopolitan
    Caesar's Palace
    Bellagio
    Aria
    Vdara

    Tier 2
    MGM Grand
    Mandalay Bay
    Mirage
    Monte Carlo
    Planet Hollywood/Elara

    Tier 3
    Hard Rock Hotel
    Paris
    Harrah's
    Flamingo
    Treasure Island
    Palms
    Rio
    New York New York
    Bally

    Budget Hotels
    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:

    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:

    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:


    Dining options if you are taking a date or loved one to Vegas:

    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:

    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

    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:

    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":

    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.
     
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  2. ecook0808

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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.
     
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  3. ooiron manoo

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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.
     
  4. mcraptor

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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
     
  5. youngtriz

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    Jackcolton.com
     
  6. frostythepoptart

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    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
     
  7. youngtriz

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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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  8. youngdoc

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    Alright Ecook.

    I'm down with the "Bachelor" party plan haha. Why not?
     
  9. ecook0808

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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.
     
  10. youngdoc

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    Add daylife in too

    Friday - Ditch or Wet Republic
    Saturday - tao beach, marquee dayclub or daylight
    Sunday - encore beach club
     
  11. ecook0808

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    You take day I take night or something?? :smokin
     
  12. tennhouse2

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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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  13. tee eye ehm

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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! :rofl:
     
  14. youngdoc

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    Down. Let the shenanigans ensue
     
  15. ecook0808

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    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.

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


    Just make sure the emo kid doesn't bring up his ex :smh:
     
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  16. trent d raww

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    Any NTers gonna be around the last weekend in June? Anything major going on that weekend I should know about [​IMG]
     
  17. mike23theking

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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?
     
  18. ecook0808

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    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
     
  19. mike23theking

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    I'll start w/ that list...

    Caesars
    Caesars
    Hash House a Go-Go
    Studio B Buffet aka "M" Buffet
     
  20. mr jordan04

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    I'm kinda salty I'm coming back that Saturday afternoon :rolleyes