Fetish & Fantasy Trick or Treating

A lot of people aren’t making it to work the day after Halloween, so why should you? Why? Because Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year and if you don’t wake up hungover in Vegas dressed in latex, horns and a red cape with someone you don’t know, well you’re just not living! We have some of the biggest Halloween parties in the country happening here and we definitely have the most outrageous.
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Hot & Sexy In Las Vegas

Rumor has it the Eskimos have more than 1,000 words for snow, but anyone who has ever partied in Vegas will tell you there are a million ways to say hot, sexy or cool here. Las Vegas has more hotties per square foot than the Fox Network, with way more fun than mouse town in Orlando. We’ve got our eye out for the hotties and the players. Check out the hottest Vegas happenings and what we spotted out on the town.
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Where To Watch The Super Bowl in Vegas 2016

It’s THIS winter day that we choose to distinguish from the rest of the days of the year. Super Bowl Sunday! One day a year, Sapphire will open the entire club to zero in on the most important game of the year, and what a party it is! Sapphire has seven huge 20 feet HD screens with HD projectors lining not only the Showroom, but the main floor as well. There isn’t a bad place to watch the game in the entire club. If you and your friends want to party in privacy then just choose one of the ten private skyboxes that the club has to offer. If you got a big party of let say 40 people then you might want to think about reserving the infamous “Karaoke Room” which comes all mic’d up and ready for your official play by play.
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Girls Just Want To Have Buns

It’s a common scene in Vegas: bare-chested dancers wrapped around poles, moving to last year’s hip-hop hits; a throng of patrons impatient to tuck dollar bills into the performer’s G-strings; drinks upon drinks filling small tables as members of the crowd search the stage for their favorite body, visions of lap dances in their head.   Now imagine that the dancer’s name is Officer Rick and the lady in the front row with a ten-spot between her teeth is your mother. Welcome to Ladies’ Night in Las Vegas, a place where pecs trump hooters, and the muscled posteriors glisten with baby oil.

It was only a matter of time before Vegas’ adult entertainment industry started paying attention to the fairer sex and giving them a real Vegas girls’ night out. Though couples might attend some of the tamer casino shows together, like Skintight at Harrah’s, Sin City didn’t build its reputation on taming impulses. So, while the guys have long enjoyed silicon earmuffs and VIP lounges, women have been forced to choose between nightclubs filled with organ grinders or thrill rides with the kids.

In Vegas’ quest to please all the people all the time, a new breed of all-male revue has sprung up to capture the ladies’ attention. Though somewhat more sedate than their feminine counterparts, these shows still pull in everything from bachelorette entourages to middle-aged bus groups, all looking for a night on the town with their girlfriends. As one recent show-goer attested: “You want to make sure your hormones are still intact.”

For those desiring an up-close-and-personal encounter with their hunks, Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club features an all-male revue. The Men of Sapphire Vegas male strip club performs each Friday and Saturday night from 9PM to 2 AM. In fact, this top-notch Vegas strip joint unleashes their hard gems to not only perform choreographed numbers on a massive stage in their 300 seat state-of-the-art Showroom but they also come around and give lap dances too. That is when things get a little up close and personal fast. The show features quality graphics, three HD projectors and a stage that has enough room for 10 Hunks at once plus a wild bachelorette or birthday party girl. All this can be arranged! Between the sound, the visuals and the Hunks coming out and to perform their routines onstage, don’t just expect the usual collection of firemen and construction workers, this place gets creative which makes it the VEGAS HOT SPOT MALE REVUE 2015. Lap dances are $20 a pop are readily available. Must be 21 or over to enter! Contact VHS and we’ll get you over there immediately in style!

With two casino-based all-male revues and a strip club featuring a whole floor of male dancers, the time to gather up the posse for a raucous night of bun-watching is now. Chippendales is the granddaddy of all-male revues, not that any of their dancers are showing their age. The dance troupe, currently in residence at the Rio, dates back to Los Angeles and the indulgent LA Law ’80s. Steve Banerjee and choreographer Nick Denoia created the first all-male revue, a concept that proved wildly popular. Then, in true ’80s fashion, the two argued over money, which ended with Banerjee putting a successful contract out on Denoia’s life.

None of which matters to the current cast of performers or their ravenous fans; ladies can expect the same rock-hard biceps, washboard abs and blue-collar fantasies that made the brand famous. The Chippendales dancers perform Wednesday through Monday at 10 PM (with an 8 PM showtime on Thursdays). . This is a 21-and-over-only show except on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, when 18 + are admitted.

With more meat per square inch than the Outback Steakhouse, the Australian lads in Thunder from Down Under are primed for some serious jousting at the Excalibur. A show in the Chippendales tradition, Thunder features the blokes performing themed choreographed routines and charming the crowd with their Aussie accents. Expect nothing more than plenty of skimpy G-strings and limited audience interaction.

A recent 62-year-old attendee described the appeal of the Aussie blokes: “We were repressed. We didn’t think about naked men. But I don’t care how old you are, I still think it’s fun to look at a young male body, especially in a tasteful setting like this. You have some drinks with your friends, you get a little silly and crazy.”

Admission to Thunder from Down Under is pretty reasonable. Shows run every night but Thursday at 7:30 PM with an additional 11:30 PM performance on Fridays and Saturdays. Guests from 18-20 must be accompanied by someone 21 or older.

Though the popularity of male revues is growing, it’s still a small segment of the Vegas show scene, and one mostly patronized by the middle-aged visitor. But with tasteful, high-profile fantasy productions like Chippendales and Thunder from Down Under and the in-your-face eroticism of The Men of Sapphire, it won’t be long before the younger generation gets curious about what’s beneath those banana-hammocks.

 

The Coolest Pools in Vegas

Welcome To Vegas Pool School

Vegas in the summer might be like a pot roast in the oven but during spring and fall (and even winter depending on where you’re visiting from), Vegas is an oasis in the desert. Lucky for you, you don’t have to sit there basting in your own juices in a vain attempt to be cool. There are plenty of oases awaiting your swan dive in Sin City. But like the casinos, the shows, and everything else in this town, some pools are cooler others. Sure, any of them will do the job of lowering your body temperature a degree or two. But you could do that in your own bathtub. If you’re going to take the plunge, do it in the best dives around – where you’ll find a little flair, a little style and maybe even a little skin. See you in the deep end at the best hotel pools in Las Vegas!

Hard Rock Hotel
Everything at the Hard Rock has that “rock star” vibe. Including the pool. Like the backstage of a concert, you can’t get into this chlorinated hideaway without a pass. But once you’re there, you’ll see why they go through so much trouble of keeping the looky-loos out. There are undulating sand-bottom pools and beaches, swim-up Blackjack tables, private spots found throughout the staggered levels, underwater music, an alfresco bar, not to mention a babbling brook and a waterfall. Paradise found, indeed. If you are looking for a pool party, the one you’ll find here is called Rehab! You’ll need VegasHotSpots to get you in VIP.

Caesars Palace
Sure, the pool at Caesars is impressive with its soaring rotunda in the center and fountains shooting water 15-feet high and columns and sculptures that remind one of Rome and Roman indulgence. But that’s not why this pool is so cool. It’s the area called the Venus pool that’s so, well, shagadelic. Why? It’s the only hotel pool on the Vegas Strip that allows European-style topless bathing. Can’t bring the kiddies to this tub. But really, why would you want to? The Venus Pool was made for sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Literally.

Flamingo
One probably wouldn’t think of 10-foot flamingos spitting water onto swimmers as attractive. But against the backdrop of one of the oldest and wonderfully kitschy hotels in Vegas, it works. Whoever laid out the plan for Flamingo’s pool was some sort of aquatic engineering visionary. The network of waterslides is proof positive of that: waterslides are a standard at many hotel pools nowadays. Add to that a 14-foot waterfall, as well as live flamingos and penguins on display, and you’ve got one of the most fun and refreshing spots on the Strip.

Tropicana
You wouldn’t expect such a peaceful and picturesque water palace from a hotel that’s now all but ignored. And that’s reason enough to go. The pool at the Tropicana might be one of the best-kept secrets in Vegas. And once you’re there, you might be able to find a few more hiding places amongst the jungle landscaping, dark caverns and winding paths. There are also well-shaded dining areas and Jacuzzis that are all set back from the main pools. Don’t feel like being outside? No worries. There’s even an inside pool for all you solar-phobes. If it’s privacy in the pool you want, Tropicana’s the place to find it.

Mandalay Bay
Ocean? We don’t need no steenkin’ ocean. Here’s a pool that comes with something most of the other pools in Vegas don’t: Waves. Six-foot waves, to be exact. This makes Mandalay Bay’s pool not just a pool, but a literal water park. Covering 11 acres, the tropical park also features a lazy river, three exotic pools, water gardens and waterfalls with a sandy beach. And if you snack too much while sitting by the pool, there’s a jogging track surrounding the area. But really, who wants to exercise in Sin City when you can sit back and watch the eye candy sash-shay by?

Palms
OK, wave pools are very cool. But where do you go when you want to simply relax? Palms’ pool is the place. Featuring lounge chairs that are the size of double-beds, hammocks aplenty, as well as chairs and tables that are set up in the shallow end of the pool. Not only that, but there’s a glass pool with windows through which you can take underwater pictures. So you might want to wear some underwear underneath that bathing suit.

MGM Grand
For those people who believe in the phrase “Size Matters”, may we present the MGM Grand. There’s not one, but five huge pools with 27,000 combined square feet of space to swim in. Add to that 147,000 square feet of sunbathing space, as well as a 1,000-foot lazy river that takes 10 minutes to float around, and you’ve got a pool area that’s worthy of its own zip code. Tell your friends and family you’ll meet them at the lost and found.

Monte Carlo
Many people think Mandalay Bay was the first hotel on the Strip to bring a wave pool to the Strip, but it was actually the Monte Carlo that brought the waves first. Sure, the waves may only reach three feet in height, but they’re still an enjoyable diversion nonetheless. There’s also a kiddie pool for those with the family in tow. If those oases don’t float your boat, fear not. Monte Carlo has a total of five pools to choose from, as well as the Easy River Ride. Who said excess is a bad thing?

Bellagio
For those with time to waste – and money to blow – don’t miss the The Bellagio Pools. Stroll down the central walkway, and you’ll see pools surrounded by well-groomed pines and bonsais (a little larger than the ones in Karate Kid). Three of the pools have mushroom fountains that you can lay beneath while getting soaked like a sponge. For $100 a day, you can rent a Flamingo Kid-style cabana, each with a dressing area, sink, table, 6 lounge chairs, TV, phone, ceiling fan and a well-stocked fridge. With all that, who needs a pool?

Rio
Here’s another hotel surrounded by multiple pools, each one with its own distinct personality. One is clam-shaped with a large pearl fountain in the middle. Another is fish shaped with a black-tile bottom. The third has a sandy beach, and the fourth includes a jacuzzi tucked behind a beautiful waterfall. The Rio features Ipanema Beach, a lavish multi-level recreation complex featuring waterfalls, sand beaches and volleyball courts. Ah, so many pools, so little time.

Mobbed In Vegas

With capital borrowed from the Teamster Union Pension Fund, the American Mafia built many of the first hotels and casinos on “The Strip.” These new desert meccas were the perfect places for the Mob to make and launder cash. Much to the joy of the eastern crime bosses, the casinos flourished and the Mob was able to skim large sums of money while still showing significant profits.

To escape the attention of law enforcement, the Mafia did everything it could to not taint the image of Las Vegas. However, in the late 1960s, the Feds cracked down on the Mafia, and while they no longer had free rein, their influence and involvement in Sin City still continued to grow.

So who finally ran the Mob out of Las Vegas? Believe it or not, it wasn’t the Feds. It was Wall Street. The amounts of money investors were willing to put into Las Vegas far exceeded what the Mob was illegally pulling out. It was an offer even the biggest “don” couldn’t refuse. This was a perfect way for the aging Mob bosses to sell out and retire. Enter Wall Street, exit the Mob.

Here are a few of the Strip’s hotels with mafia roots.
Desert Inn Casino
Opened in 1950, the Desert Inn was managed by Moe Dalitz and his Cleveland Mayfield Road Gang, which included notorious mobsters Morris Kleinman, Sam Tucker and Lou Rothkopf.

Dunes Casino.
Opened in 1955, the Dunes was owned by Major Riddle, of Chicago Mafia fame, and Mob attorney Morris Shenker. Shenker represented mobsters in St. Louis and Kansas City. Ray Patriarca, of the New England Mafia, also was a part owner.

Flamingo Hotel
Opened on December 26, 1946, the Flamingo was operated by the legendary mobster Bugsy Siegel until he was killed in a “hit” ordered by the New York Mob in June 1947. The Flamingo was purchased in 1971 by the Hilton Corporation, who quickly tore down the “Bugsy Bungalow,” a fortified cottage with three-inch thick walls. In 1997, Hilton celebrated the 50th anniversary of the hotel’s opening without a single mention of Bugsy.

The Sands
Opened in the 1960s, the casino was owned by Doc Stacher, a reputed New York mobster. This Vegas icon served as the home base for the legendary “Rat Pack.” In fact, Sinatra owned part of the Sands in the 1960s. In 1967, the hotel was purchased by billionaire Howard Hughes.

The Ultra Lounge

What’s an ultra Las Vegas lounge, you ask? Start with the best elements of a private club, bar, nightclub, strip club and LA celebrity hangout, then add a healthy dash of mind-bending technology. Top it off with scores of A-list ultra-hot ladies and guys and you’ve got a perfect recipe for sophisticated socializing.

A lot of money and promotion have fueled several new Vegas venues billing themselves as the latest and greatest in this newly-named category, including Tabú, Risqué, OPM and Caramel. But arguably Vegas had a couple of ultra lounges already well-established, namely V Bar and The Foundation Room, before the recent tsunami of openings. Let’s take a look at what makes an ultra lounge in this Las Vegas lounge guide.

Design

The first criterion is architectural design that sets an atmosphere of sensuality, intimacy, sophistication, mystery, elegance, style and energy. Each of Vegas’ ultra lounges excel in this area, with their own distinctive flair. OPM inside The Forum Shops at Caesars above Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois restaurant, is one of the newest and strives to be a place “where Eastern style meets Western energy.” Noted southwest interior designer Stacia Lamb has combined ultra modern visuals with Zen Asian and feng shui decorator touches. Visitors to the Foundation Room, a private club atop Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, are greeted when they step off the elevator by a giant Buddha. Oriental rugs and fabrics create a lush, exotic, eclectic atmosphere.

V Bar on restaurant row in the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, takes a completely different slant with a sleek, techno, minimalist décor modeled after New York City’s hip supper club Lotus, and LA’s star-filled Sunset Room. The patrons are the show at V Bar. People are an important part of the show at Tabú as well, but in some very unexpected ways. Here Roger Parent, former executive producer for Cirque de Soleil, teamed with Reactrix Systems, to utilize sensual, intriguing images of the human body as the moving and movable images projected on the main bar and two low tables. The special effects technology makes the tables come alive to the touch. For its outside walls, Tabú uses frosted glass to allow tempting silhouettes of the activity inside.

Music/Dancing

It’s all about the music. When it’s right, everything else just falls into place. Good DJs find the groove and work it all night. Get the ladies up on their feet. What music each of these lounges plays is as varied as where the actual dancing occurs. At super chic Risqué in Paris Las Vegas, they play an energized world music mix to an intimate dance floor. The Foundation Room mixes favorites from the 80s, 90s and today and the walkways become a spontaneous dance floor. At Tabú, the interactive tables serve double duty as dance platforms for hostesses in lingerie and Hotties in not much more. And Caramel has a little something for everyone playing a versatile mix of hip-hop, Tony Bennett, ’80s and the Rolling Stones.

Drinks and Eats – Here the various lounges differ wildly. On the tame side, the Foundation Room offers a standard alcohol menu and appetizers/desserts from the House of Blues restaurant. At OPM, Risqué and Tabú, the “ultra” concept extends to the food and beverage choices as well. A late night menu of Wolfgang Puck cuisine is available at OPM even in the wee pre-dawn hours. Risqué kicks it up a notch with one-of-a-kind desserts and pastries and a coffee bar, and a sensually-dressed staff to keep the drink glasses well attended. Caramel in Bellagio offers an exotic medley of Martinis, infused vodkas, sake, and specialty drinks. But Tabú has gone so far as to dedicate entire rooms to specific beverages. The circular Tantra Room is a vodka room made of ice illuminated by custom-created light fixtures and dozens of flickering candles. Champagne is the featured cocktail in the VIP room in the back. Table service includes bottles of vodka accompanied by decanters of mixers and chocolate strawberries, an erotic 1-2 punch accentuated by the lingerie-clad model-attendants serving it to you.

Eye Candy and Star Power

Carmen Electra. Jessica Alba. Rosario Dawson. Jessica Biel. Christina Aguilera. Carol Alt. Whitney Houston. Sandy and Mandy Bentley. Ultra lounges attract the ultra chic. It’s almost impossible not to run into an actress, model, actor, sports all-star, rock star, mogul, comedian on any given night at one of these hip hangouts.

Velvet Ropes

Hey, this is Vegas baby. If we could put a velvet rope in front of a bathroom we would. All the lounges have them and getting past them gets harder the later on Friday or Saturday you try to get in. If you’re not a player in the casino, or on the list, expect to wait. But if you want be a player, you may want to check out our Vegas V.I.P. packages that whisk you past the ropes and doormen, and seat you at your own private table.

 

Che Mojito!

It seems that every time temperatures rise in the desert, some plaid-trousered rube can’t help but sing the praises of “dry heat.” Generally speaking, 108 degrees is hot – dry, wet or otherwise. Thankfully in Vegas, high temperatures last only as long as you want them to. The spray misters along the strip are just a cheap come on compared to the blessed cool air conditioning that greets you inside the casinos. And the fully stocked bars promise refreshment of a wholly different variety.

Choosing the right cocktail in situations like this is not a decision to be taken lightly. Which is where Vegas Hot Spots crack crew of mixology professionals come in; we set out to uncover the ideal glass-bound tonic.

The Mojito is a Cuban concoction, and one that Fidel should be wary of. Liberation in a tumbler, we settled on its subtle, tangy flavor and alcoholic punch as the perfect antidote for summer’s century-plus temperatures.

The mix is simple: mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup (sugar dissolved in boiling water) or confectioner’s sugar, a splash of soda water over crushed ice and, of course, rum. As with most good things, the proof is in the execution, so the VHS crew, clad in guayaberas and armed with a healthy stash of Cohibas, was off to discover Las Vegas’ best mojito.

The first stop of the night was Green Valley Ranch Station, the upper end extension of the Station Casino chain. The Ranch brings a down-to-earth luxury to the Vegas scene, a sharp contrast with its popular night club, Whiskey Sky. This swank warren of modern furniture and retro lighting has proven to be well worth the drive for the Vegas club-ready. VHS arrived early to take in the sunrise on the deck, overlooking the Ranch’s pool and spa area, and test the lingering heat. When the lovely cocktail server expressed doubt as to whether she could deliver a refreshing mojito, revolution loomed. But soon she was setting down lowballs filled with mint. The crew sipped, slurped, swallowed and confirmed the sublime nature of the drink. Tart, sweet, and minty by turns, the balance of flavors was perfect and the crew had themselves a contender off the bat.

The Mandalay Bay’s rumjungle, by virtue of its name alone, made the list of mojito contenders. This over-the-top restaurant and bar features walls of fire and a ridiculous variety of rums. As VHS’ resident cubanos tore into their drinks, however, it was clear that lots of rum means little without a mixologist to use it properly. The mint looked like it had been through a blender, making the cocktail hard to drink and giving our crew too many green specks to clear out of their teeth. Disappointed, our boys stubbed out their coronas and soldiered on.

A short walk down the strip brought them to Nectar in the Bellagio. A small bar and restaurant tucked into the North side of the Casino, Nectar is a funky place to watch the well-bred clientele and take in a ballgame at the same time. Perched on plastic stools, the crew was greeted by a Lisa Loeb-look alike waitress and a bartender who didn’t want to be bothered with a mojito. The drinks that arrived were good, however, tipped a little too far to the lime end of the spectrum but otherwise tasty enough. Maybe it was the sterile setting, but somehow this mojito failed to excite.

In the end, this battle royale of cocktails turned out to be a lopsided affair. With drink prices all in the eight to nine dollar range, the clear winner was Whiskey Sky. Well worth the 15 minute cab ride from the strip, it’s not Cuba but on a 108 degree day in Vegas, with a little imagination and appropriate attire, it will do.

 

Make The Most of Your Outing

Helpful Tips & Tricks For Vegas Stripclubs

If you haven’t been to a Vegas mega-strip club before, there are some basic guidelines to making sure you have the best time possible. Remember, the dancers are independent contractors who have paid the club for a chance to entertain you for money. Also, there are a lot of places you can go to just to drink.

Bring enough cash. There are a lot of girls to experience and you’re going to be thirsty. You don’t want to run out of cash early because ATMs in the clubs charge $6-7 per transaction. Also, don’t be lame and show up with only $20 or $40 in your pocket.

VIP Room. Lap dances on the main floor are nice, but the real action occurs in the VIP rooms. Dances are better and you get to spend more quality private time with a beautiful topless girl.

Rent a Skybox. Get together even a small group and get one of these private rooms at Sapphire. Pick the hottest girl and she’s yours by the hour. You may even run into a major sports star or celebrity in an adjacent room.

Ask Questions. The rules for what a dancer can do and what you can do with a dancer are specific, but different because Sapphire and Treasures are governed by City of Las Vegas regulations, and Jaguars by Clark County regulations. Ask your dancer and she’ll gladly explain the rules so you get the most out of your time together.

No Solicitation. See above. Prostitution is illegal in Clark County and Las Vegas. Soliciting dancers to come back to your room will get you warned or tossed. Clubs can lose their licenses if they don’t enforce this strictly, and you’ll find they won’t tolerate anything close. Plus, dancers are not escorts – most are students, hair stylists, accountants and the like in the daytime.

Marriage Proposals. Any decent dancer will tell you she gets a marriage proposal or dinner date invitation every night. Good luck if you can make that connection, but keep in mind her job is to make you want her and she does it for dozens of guys all night.

Be a Gentleman (or Lady). Take a shower, throw on some cologne or perfume, make interesting conversation, be respectful and polite, tip generously and promptly, and keep your hands to yourself. Pretty much how you want to be treated.

Buy a Girl a Drink. Hey, you’d buy a pretty girl a drink at a bar or nightclub if she let you…why not here?

Limo Service. Be a big dog and use the club’s limo service to begin and end your VIP experience. Plus, it helps avoid a DUI after you’ve polished off that bottle of Cristal.

Keep Your Hands to Yourself. Let the girls bring the goods to you. You are not allowed to touch the dancers and can get tossed for doing so. And the girls really don’t like it.

Don’t Waste Their Time. If you’re there just to drink, be honest when the girls ask if you want a dance. Time is money for them…let them choose whether they want to just talk.