After Last Call

What To Do After Last Call In Vegas.

As the sun sets across the desert, the once familiar landscape takes on a different light. And, as evening becomes after hours in Vegas, the landscape changes once again. During after hours, celebrities rub elbows with lounge singers, exotic dancers, paid escorts and other hoi polloi on the dance floors along the Strip. The clubs might be unique in concept and appearance, but the goal remains the same – extend that good-time feeling for as long as you can. Here are our favorite hot picks for after-hours fun in Sin City.

Drai’s

The long standing afterhours champion for over 10 years and going is Victor Drai’s world famouse Drai’s. Currently housed in Bally’s while it’s old home The Barberry, er Bills Gamblin Hall goes under renovation. Many a night has ended at this Vegas main stay.


Artisan Afterhours

One of the hottest afterhours in the city today is the Artisan Afterhours. This is a who’s who afterhours spot of that Las Vegas service industry. Beats here are pumping well after sunrise. If it’s your birthday month, they give you a nice present of a complimentary bottle. Too tired to go home, then just crash in one of their artist themed rooms.


Rumor Bar & Lounge

Rumor’s afterhours is the newest party on the block. It’s space aged feel will keep you revved and going well into the AM. Just a block off the strip right by The Hard Rock, this after hours venue is close to the beaten path, afterwards grab a room or if it’s Saturday..er..Sunday take a cab across the street to Rehab.


The Peppermill’s Fireside Lounge

Many afterhours club goers will find them selves hungry AND wanting another drink. The best spot for this is by no doubt the Fireside Lounge in The Peppermill. This spot has been here for a VERY LONG time Our favorites here are the bloody marys and chicken wings. This is by far a place for your 4th meal. (…and 10th drink, but who’s counting?)


Sapphire’s Karaoke Room

Don’t want to go home and feeling like a rock star? Then head over to Sapphire Gentleman’s Club and take part in a little-known karaoke party. This state of the art karaoke room has played host to many a rappers late night party. You never know who’ll you’ll end up jiving with at this spot.

The Flamingo Pool Las Vegas

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The Flamingo pool makes guests feel like they are on a tropical paradise. The pool’s crystal clear waters are highlighted by a majestic waterfall and exciting waterslide. Guests can also enjoy poolside gaming as well as several tropical bars and delicious eateries The Beach Club and Poolside BBQ. Private cabanas are also available and come complete with flatscreen televisions, fully stocked mini fridge and a personal host. In addition to the regular pool, the GO Pool offers an adult only alternative where VIP and luxury are the norm. Cabanas are also available at the GO Pool and include iced towels, frozen fruit, wireless internet, plasma television, Xbox360 and more! Book your day at the Flamingo Pool or the Go Pool with VegasHotSpots today and save money and guarantee your party a VIP cabana!

 

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Top 20 Cool Things To Do In Vegas

The beauty of Las Vegas is that it offers every possible combination of vacation experience. From the raunchy to the refined, you can do it all here. It all depends on who you are as an individual and what you’re looking to do. Love sports? We’ll set you up in style to enjoy the big sporting events. Foodie? We know where you can get it all: seafood, steak, Chinese, Italian. You name it. Wanna check out a show with your significant other? We can deliver your tickets directly to your hotel. Or are you all about the nightlife? Dayclubs and the pool scene? Activities? How about electric go carts that go up to 50mph. Sky Diving, skiing, mountain climbing at Red Rock Canyon, Golf, Off-roading, Machine Gun shooting at a local range, Helicopter rides to the Grand Canyon or over the strip; these are all amazing ways to get your motor running and get the static taste of everyday life out of your mouth. Vegas is full of things to do. It’s all out there for the taking. Let us help you create the trip of your dreams with a custom party package designed just for you.

1. GO KART RACING

2. JUMP Off A 1000 FOOT TOWER

3. TAKE A FLYING LEAP

4. SHOOT A MACHINE GUN

5. DRIVE A NASCAR

6. BE PART OF THE SHOW

7. ZIPLINE DOWN A CANYON

8. SWIM WITH SHARKS

9. TRAIN DOLPHINS

10. RIDE A ROLLER COASTER THROUGH NEW YORK

11. GRAND CANYON PICNIC

12. POLE DANCING CLASSES

13. WHITEWATER RAFTING ON THE COLORADO RIVER

14. ATV ADVENTURES

15. SKYWALK OVER THE GRAND CANYON

16. THE BELLAGIO FOUNTAINS

17. GONDOLA RIDE

18. FOR FOODIES

19. GET MARRIED LIKE A PIRATE

20. GET HIGH IN VEGAS

Best Place To Rent A Ferrari In Las Vegas

Dream Car Rentals

3049 Las Vegas Blvd., South or 3725 Las Vegas Blvd., South

vegas-dream-car-rentalFerraris, Vipers, Porsches, Hummers, Luxury SUV’s, Jeeps, and some of the finest motorcycles on the road are available for your perfect getaway. Whether it’s an exciting night on the world famous Strip, a quiet afternoon drive in the mountains, or a drive in the country, arrive there in style from Dream Car Rentals. Las Vegas is one of the hottest places to visit in the US, and that’s not just because of the scorching temperatures! From its classy hotels, to extravagant casinos and vivacious nightlife, Las Vegas is a city of nonstop life and action, as well as a place filled with high rollers and big dreamers, so why not splurge for an exotic car rental during your stay? Everyone deserves to look like a million bucks, (regardless of how much they plan to gamble!).


 

Rent-a-Vette

4060 W. Hacienda Ave.,Suite 130
Las Vegas

Players in Vegas don’t drive Ford Taurus’. Once you’ve booked your VIP weekend with a great hotel, chic restaurants and hot nightclubs, drop another dime and get the ride to go with it. Ferrari 360 Spyder, Viper SR-10 Roadster, Mercedes CLK430 Cabriolet Sport convertible, Chrysler Crossfire Coupe, or Shelby Cobra Roadster…that’s what we’re talking about. Bypass the airport rental counters and head straight to Rent-a-Vette to make your choice from a collection of exotic sports cars, luxury convertibles, sporty roadsters, classics and rapper-certified SUVs. Nothing turns heads and stops conversations at the valet stand like the sleek lines of a road rocket that looks like it’s doing 160 when it’s standing still. Step out of your hottie-magnet in front of a club and your chances of closing the deal can’t help but improve. Ask for owner John Teland and tell him you heard it here. Many of his cars are used in music videos and movies, or driven by celebrities and major league athletes. Check out their site at: www.exoticcarrentalslasvegas.com

Best Kitschy Souvenirs

Gamblers General Store

800 South Main Street, Las Vegas

gamblers-general-storeYou can’t take a trip to Vegas and go home empty-handed. Whether you want to bring something back for the poor folks who didn’t come along with you on your trip or you just want a keepsake of your fabulous stay in our city, we’ve got a list of best Las Vegas souvenir stores where you’ll find everything from casino chip keychains to dice clocks.  Gamblers General Store is the world’s largest gambling superstore and located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas.  It specializes in unique, hard to find items essential to gaming. Whether you are looking for casino-quality equipment, a specialty deck of cards, or just a few more Las Vegas souvenirs to add to your collection, it has over 5,000 items available that can be shipped anywhere in the world. Explore their website – www.gamblersgeneralstore.com — to learn more about the various products they offer.


Bonanza Gift Shop

2460 Las Vegas Blvd., South

shop_souvenirs_photoHey big shot. How could you even think of leaving Sin City without an Elvis pelvis clock? Or a cactus snow dome? Or some real live Mexican jumping beans? C’mon, you know you’re lacking in the knick-knack department. So you might as well head to the knick-knack department store: Bonanza. Cruise the Costco-like aisles for fish ties, dice clocks, moon cactus, stripping showgirl pens, even Elvis glasses with attached sideburns. Who knows, you may even find that paperweight you always wanted.

Best Mall For Low Rollers

Fashion Outlet Malls of Las Vegas

32100 Las Vegas Blvd. South
(also known as Exit 1 off I-15 at the Nevada-California border)

Fashion Outlets is a single-level, fully-enclosed upscale specialty outlet shopping destination showcasing the world’s best collection of designer manufacturers featuring discount prices, including Neiman Marcus Last Call Clearance Center, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Burberry Factory Outlet, Williams-Sonoma Marketplace, Banana Republic Factory Store, Old Navy Outlet, Escada Company Store, Coach Factory Store, Bally Outlet, St. John Company Store, Tod’s, Tommy Bahama, Kenneth Cole New York, BCBG Max Azria, Versace Company Store and more.  Fashion Outlets opened in July 1998, and offers frequent daily customer shuttle service from MGM Grand Hotel and Casino and New York-New-York Hotel and Casino.  Fashion Outlets is attached to Primm Valley Resort and Casino, one of the three hotel casinos in Primm.  When you’re done shopping, don’t forget to stop by the convenience store at the south end of the parking lot.  It is located just across the border in California and you can buy Mega Millions lottery tickets there.


Las Vegas Premium Outlets

875 S. Grand Central Parkway

Outlet malls that offer big-name brands at everyman prices aren’t a new idea. There are hundreds across every state in the union. But only one place in the U.S. gives you a chance to shop Dolce & Gabbana, St. John Company Store, Liz Claiborne, Tommy Hilfiger, and Dry Ice during the day, and consume Vegas nightlife and entertainment after dark. The new Las Vegas Premium Outlets are located minutes from downtown and the Strip. It opened in August 2003 and has been packed with bargains and shoppers ever since. Its distinctive white canopies resemble snow-capped mountaintops and cover a campus-like pedestrian mall. Misting towers keep shoppers cool even in the summer heat as they browse the 125 stores and restaurants. Parking is limited, so try the shuttle bus from downtown that costs $1 and runs every few minutes

Best Place To Buy a Harley

Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Showrooms and Diner

shop_harley_photoIt’s hog heaven for Harley lovers in this area of the world because the Harley-Davidson main showroom just doesn’t get bigger. These bikes can be found in the six Harley stores around town and there’s even free shuttle service from the hotels. If you’re on the Strip you can pop into the showroom next to the MGM Grand and pick out helmets, leather jackets, chains and eagle-studded belt buckles. When the sound of grinding gears gets your stomach rumbling, head next door to the Harley-Davidson Café for some grinds that will get your motor started. Saddle up to the bike-seat bar and sink your teeth into the Harley Hog sandwich full of Carolina-pulled pork washed down with a 20-ounce Harley cocktail. You keep the glass.

Top Stogie Stops

Havana Club Cigar Lounge

havana-clubHavana Club Cigar Lounge opened its doors in 2009 to cigar enthusiasts across the Vegas Valley and quickly became a locals hot spot. With smoke shops popping up on every corner the owners of the Havana Club Cigar Lounge knew they needed more than a good size humidor. Havana Club is raising the bar for all smoke shop owners in Las Vegas by providing its guests oversized leather chairs and couches, plasma screen HDTV’s for watching sporting events and news, complimentary wireless internet access and refreshments served by the Lounge Host. Havana Club Cigar Lounge Hosts are even trained to track their patron’s cigar preferences, which will take the guess work out of their guest’s next visit to the lounge.  Their spacious walk-in humidor consists of some of the most sought after brands in the industry and they worked closely with manufactures in order to provide the best selection possible. Some of the brands in their humidor include: Romeo Y Julieta, Montecristo, Oliva, Macanudo, Partagas, Cohiba, Rocky Patel, CAO, NUB, St Luis Rey, H Upmann, Padron, A. Fuente, Ashton, Diamond Crown, Gurkha, La Gloria Cubana, Camacho San Crystobal, Arganese, Gispert, La Aurora, Don Diego, Punch and many more.


Don Pablo’s

shop_donpablos_photoYou can get Cuban cigars in Las Vegas. Cuban-made cigars, that is. Actually, it’s cigars made by Cubans, or in many cases, Dominican (when a Cuban can’t be found). The tobacco is grown from seeds smuggled out of Cuba in the early 1960s, or so say the guys that run Don Pablo Cigar Co. They have a veritable factory in there, rolling cigars in trusted traditions, handed down from generations of cigar rollers. The aromas alone make the trip worthwhile. Some of the leaves are cured in liqueurs and cognacs, while the plain Jane, Cuban-rolled variety sell for $2.50 a stogie. Pipe smokers welcomed here. So are the kids, who can take the 2-cent tour of the place and watch 15 Cubans do their thing.

Best Place To Shop For Shoes

Zappos.com

The year was 1999, and Zappos.com founder Nick Swinmurn was walking around a mall in San Francisco, looking for a pair of shoes. One store had the right style, but not the right color. Another store had the right color, but not the right size. Nick spent the next hour in the mall, walking from store to store, and finally went home empty-handed and frustrated. The original idea was to create a web site that offered the absolute best selection in shoes in terms of brands, styles, colors, sizes, and widths. Over the past 9 years, the Zappos.com brand and our aspirations have evolved, and in addition to offering the best selection, we now want to be the company that provides the absolute best service online — not just in shoes, but in any category.  Zappos.com currently stocks more than 3 million shoes, handbags, clothing items and accessories from over 1,136 brands.  The retail outlets have closed courtesy of the recession, but if you call far enough ahead in advance, you can actually get a tour of the headquarters.


Jimmy Choo

It’s Vegas, baby, and here they don’t shop for shoes, they shop for Choo’s. Said to be among the most flattering footwear in the world, Choo is the place in Vegas for high fashion heels. The stuff of every girl’s addiction, designer Sandra Choi (mastermind behind the Choo) knows how to do a thing or two with an ankle. Sure, a couple of pairs of Choo’s will cost you, but aren’t your feet worth it? So take a chip off the green felt table and buy a treat to show off your tootsies.

Most Obsessive Sports Shopping Experience

In Celebration of Golf

Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian

shop_golf_photoIf you’re a golf fanatic and you want to know what heaven will look like for you when you pass on to life’s 19th hole, you must play through to In Celebration of Golf in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. In this two-story Vegas golf store, 14,000 square foot retail museum to the game, the devout golfer can find: a Hummer golf cart that will do 25 mph ($17,000), a framed display of 33 years of Masters badges ($15,900), flagstick flags from championship courses signed by the event winners including a Pinehurst flag signed by the late Payne Stewart ($4,200), Associated Press historical photos including a black-and-white of Arnold Palmer and Jackie Gleason ($700), and a 25-foot-long, 425-pound classic wooden driver made of bronze ($25,000). If it has to do with golf and you can wear it, eat off of it, read it, swing it, look at it, hit it or ride it…you’ll find it here. There is even a golf antiquities section where you can find rare editions of books, clubs and signed balls. The store is divided into 18 themed sections and the staff keeps the mood going by answering “par for the course” if you dare ask how they are doing. In Celebration of Golf, Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South; (702) 699-9600 or www.celebrategolf.com.