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Mr.Regular
06-07-2011, 04:17 PM
Anyone been? Have any tips on where to go, best bars, pools, etc?

Me and a buddy are going late July to celebrate graduation for 4 nights. Thinking about staying at the Flamingo, but other than that, going into it without much Vegas knowledge. Let me know is SWDC has any Vegas knowledge/stories they're willing to share

YAYareaRB
06-07-2011, 04:45 PM
Boy have I got some stories lol

Studio 54 was pretty cool. I don't remember the name of the one in the NY/NY. I had gone to a Reggae concert earlier and I was drunk so the names of these clubs are a blur. We stayed in the Palms and the club in there was pretty badass! Also went to the Island themed club in Planet Hollywood

I went to one bar and it was at the Palms. Ghost Bar or some **** lol pretty solid

fenikz
06-07-2011, 05:29 PM
dress codes are enforced so bring dress pants/shirt/shoe/etc

you dont need a tie, but bitches dig ties

CashmoneyDrew
06-07-2011, 06:09 PM
Went last summer for 4 days. Spent 2 nights at the Flamingo and 2 nights at MGM. MGM is a little more expensive but has a nicer pool and is much bigger. The Flamingo had a nice "adult" show.
You shouldn't have to buy many drinks for yourself at all. Just sit at the slots and you get free drinks. Tip the waitress a dollar at least if you want her to come back though.
Studio 54 (MGM) and LAX (LUXOR) are a couple of decent night clubs I went to. Pure (Caesar's Palace) is pretty nice too.
If you're in to strip clubs you can probably haggle your way for a free limo to one if you talk to enough people.
If you like rides you can try the coaster at NYNY or the stratosphere if you have big cajones.

YAYareaRB
06-07-2011, 06:49 PM
Bricks were nearly shat on the stratosphere ride.. just sayin' :)

fischbowl
06-07-2011, 08:01 PM
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And remember, baby, you always double down on 11

Mr.Regular
06-07-2011, 08:36 PM
Nice tips so far. We were thinking of Flamingo because A) relatively cheap B) awesome location and C) we heard the pool was really good.
Is it worth it to upgrade to a really nice hotel though? Can't imagine spending much time in the room so that definitely does not matter.

PS, whats the deal with getting into clubs? Its just guys going, so are we going to be waiting in line for hours, or is not that bad if we show up early? Read ones like LAX are amazing but impossible to get into for dudes.

WMD
06-07-2011, 08:40 PM
Vegas poosay sucks compared to Cambodia poosay

Paul
06-07-2011, 11:14 PM
Vegas poosay sucks compared to Cambodia poosay

Confirmation.

CashmoneyDrew
06-07-2011, 11:52 PM
Nice tips so far. We were thinking of Flamingo because A) relatively cheap B) awesome location and C) we heard the pool was really good.
Is it worth it to upgrade to a really nice hotel though? Can't imagine spending much time in the room so that definitely does not matter.

PS, whats the deal with getting into clubs? Its just guys going, so are we going to be waiting in line for hours, or is not that bad if we show up early? Read ones like LAX are amazing but impossible to get into for dudes.

I didn't have a problem with waiting in line. See if you can talk to the dudes working outside of the club before you go in. Me and my friends got a VIP booth super cheap by haggling with one of the dudes.

bantx
06-08-2011, 12:18 AM
If some club promoter comes up to you gives you a band to skip lines at the clubs be prepared to stand in line with everyone else that got one so that means everyone. So ignore those people and just go. Be prepared to be harrassed by pedro and the gang with porno call cards. Gambling at night the minimum bet goes up. Taxi drivers in Vegas does not give a **** about life.

jayceheathman
06-08-2011, 02:19 AM
The Stratosphere has a topless pool where the girls get in for free and the guys have to pay $10. My guess is if you go that there will be all men hoping for girls to show up. You could always ride the insane rides at the top of the hotel.

I heard there is a new hotel that opened up called The Cosmopolitan but I havent been. I havent been since Aria opened up either.

jayceheathman
06-08-2011, 02:22 AM
If some club promoter comes up to you gives you a band to skip lines at the clubs be prepared to stand in line with everyone else that got one so that means everyone. So ignore those people and just go. Be prepared to be harrassed by pedro and the gang with porno call cards. Gambling at night the minimum bet goes up. Taxi drivers in Vegas does not give a **** about life.

haha We tried using those club cards and fell into that same trap. Some 21 year old girl with big boobs and a skinny body walks right up to the front of the line and they immediately let her in because she didnt have a bf. Oh the benefits you get if you are a female that is young and attractive. We asked what we would have to do to skip the line and the guy working there said "You have to buy two $175 bottles of liquor and thats a minimum." Basically be prepared to wait like bantx said.

jayceheathman
06-08-2011, 02:23 AM
If some club promoter comes up to you gives you a band to skip lines at the clubs be prepared to stand in line with everyone else that got one so that means everyone. So ignore those people and just go. Be prepared to be harrassed by pedro and the gang with porno call cards. Gambling at night the minimum bet goes up. Taxi drivers in Vegas does not give a **** about life.

haha We tried using those club cards and fell into that same trap. Some 21 year old girl with big boobs and a skinny body walks right up to the front of the line and they immediately let her in because she didnt have a bf. Oh the benefits you get if you are a female that is young and attractive. We asked what we would have to do to skip the line and the guy working there said "You have to buy two $175 bottles of liquor and thats a minimum." Basically be prepared to wait like bantx said.

jayceheathman
06-08-2011, 02:27 AM
Bricks were nearly shat on the stratosphere ride.. just sayin' :)

I went on one of them and it was awesome. Especially when you sit on the first seat since that is the one that is completely off the track as well. I didnt get to go on the one that drops you really fast since it was too windy and they closed it.

YAYareaRB
06-08-2011, 04:33 PM
I went on one of them and it was awesome. Especially when you sit on the first seat since that is the one that is completely off the track as well. I didnt get to go on the one that drops you really fast since it was too windy and they closed it.

an uncle of mine was showing me theres even a bungee jumping ride of the side of it.

UKfan
06-08-2011, 05:23 PM
an uncle of mine was showing me theres even a bungee jumping ride of the side of it.

I stayed in the Strat earlier this year and watched someone Bungee off, friggin insane, and pretty surreal when you are sitting in the bar having a drink and hear a massive scream as someome flashes by!

Borat
06-08-2011, 08:21 PM
Last time I went to Vegas was for a bachelor party about 8 years ago. We went to the Crazy Horse Too. The strippers were super hot. We posted up in our own section. Had a contest to see who could bring over the hottest dancer. The winner got $100 to "spend" in the champaign room. I hooked up with a stripper that night. It was amazing. Told her I was a plastic surgeon and she was wet all night. It was too easy. Whatever you do, DO NOT buy the stripper a drink if asked, unless you're into buying a $20 glass of water. I may or may not have learned that one the hard way lol. Also, don't wear jeans to a strip club. Wear slacks. Strippers won't grind you in jeans.

Borat
06-08-2011, 08:23 PM
Ugh. Double post.

jayceheathman
06-08-2011, 10:04 PM
an uncle of mine was showing me theres even a bungee jumping ride of the side of it.

I didnt see anything like that when I was there.

Here is the ride I went on if you havent seen it before, Mr Regular.
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CashmoneyDrew
06-08-2011, 11:58 PM
You can bungee off the side of the strat for sure. I think if you back out you don't get your money back though.

niel89
06-09-2011, 12:30 AM
Dress nicely. Bring out a nice suit and tie.

Do some gambling but only gamble with a set amount of money. Never chase your losses.

Money will get you anything you want in Vegas, come prepared to spend.

Mr.Regular
06-10-2011, 06:41 PM
Thanks for all the tips guys. Im not going to gamble much (I've worked as a blackjack dealer before, been a tad turned off by it) so I shouldn't waste too much money doing that, other than a couple hands and penny slots collecting free drinks.

That ride looks ridic., definitely will check that out. As for clubs, guess we'll play it by ear, see where we end up. Will try to get into a couple high end ones though. PS, any shows worth seeing? None seemed worth the high prices to me, but I feel like we should check out at least one.

Planning on sightseeing, cruising the strip, and drinking poolside by day, and going out all night. 4 nights is what we're settling on. Some people said 3 should be plenty, but we're spending the airfare from Detroit, might as well milk it for what it's worth. Pretty pumped.

Mr.Regular
06-10-2011, 06:43 PM
Dress nicely. Bring out a nice suit and tie.

I was on the fence about bringing my suit, but apparently I should. Clubs here, I usually just go nice jeans and button up shirt....but Vegas it's go big or go home I guess... should be fun actually, will add to the experience. Can't wait.

CashmoneyDrew
06-10-2011, 07:32 PM
Enter contests while you're there.

My friend just found out he won from a contest we entered at the Luxor last August.
Free trip for four to Orlando and some kind of trip for two back to Vegas. I think he's also got a chance at a corvette somehow. Couldn't get clarity from him on that part.

2 Live Crew
06-13-2011, 12:04 AM
Palms is the best scene for the younger crowd and also has an amazing pool. If you stay at palms place (hotel next to it) it is cheaper and nicer. Its a 5 min cab ride from the strip. Palms has good clubs for young hot chicks, ghost bar and rain or something. And you don't have to wait in a long ass line for them.

Also check out O'sheas on the strip. Its like a college kids casino. It has beer pong, which is tons of cheap beer, or free if you keep winning and normally some hot chicks in there too.

The strip clubs are amazing. Can't remember the names cause I was hammered, but check them out. I wouldn't last 4 days in Vegas.

Babylon
06-14-2011, 04:52 PM
Anyone been? Have any tips on where to go, best bars, pools, etc?

Me and a buddy are going late July to celebrate graduation for 4 nights. Thinking about staying at the Flamingo, but other than that, going into it without much Vegas knowledge. Let me know is SWDC has any Vegas knowledge/stories they're willing to share

Stayed at the Flamingo a couple of times and loved the pool area. Liked the whole connection to Bugsy Siegel, nothing like a little history lesson while you're there. Caesars has a great sports bar and they have a pretty good indoor mall of stores and some restaurants.

When i went to Vegas it was catering to the family scene (just my luck), now i think they're trying to get back to straight dirt, which should be just what a college grad is looking for.

jayceheathman
06-14-2011, 08:23 PM
Palms is the best scene for the younger crowd and also has an amazing pool. If you stay at palms place (hotel next to it) it is cheaper and nicer. Its a 5 min cab ride from the strip. Palms has good clubs for young hot chicks, ghost bar and rain or something. And you don't have to wait in a long ass line for them.

Also check out O'sheas on the strip. Its like a college kids casino. It has beer pong, which is tons of cheap beer, or free if you keep winning and normally some hot chicks in there too.

The strip clubs are amazing. Can't remember the names cause I was hammered, but check them out. I wouldn't last 4 days in Vegas.

It's my preference, but I would rather pay a little bit more and get a place on the strip. Thats what sucks about the Stratosphere and the Rio as well. Both are so far away from everything else.

SativaDominant
06-14-2011, 08:35 PM
Enter contests while you're there.

My friend just found out he won from a contest we entered at the Luxor last August.
Free trip for four to Orlando and some kind of trip for two back to Vegas. I think he's also got a chance at a corvette somehow. Couldn't get clarity from him on that part.

**** your friend, I'm winning that Corvette. The drawing is in November. ;)

Go to club Rain at the Palms at least once. Also, be careful going to the pools all day, every day. Drinking in the Vegas heat will sap you out if you're not careful.

Mr.Regular
06-14-2011, 09:31 PM
Booking tomorrow, Flamingo it is.
Staying in a good location was a must, so it came down to hotels that were in the middle of the strip/relatively cheap/had a good pool, so Flamingo was an easy choice.

Also looked up O'Shea's, sounds like a kegger in a casino. Will try out the beer pong tournament for sure.

Pretty jacked, hope I can fit in everything into the 4 nights we're there. So many different bars and casinos to check out. Hopefully I won't sleep much there.

CashmoneyDrew
06-14-2011, 09:40 PM
You won't be able to fit everything you want to do in 4 nights but you'll sure as hell have fun trying.

jayceheathman
06-14-2011, 09:58 PM
It's expensive but I thought Penn and Teller was a pretty funny show at the Rio.

ElectricEye
07-08-2011, 07:08 PM
Bump.

I'm going to Vegas in about a week...so I have similar questions about stuff to do. BUT;

-I am not 21.
-I am going with my girlfriend and her family.

Did I get screwed on this one? I'm going for a week so I have plenty of gaps to fill in. Probably will try to go around and see some show and such...any must stops for good food and such? Staying at the Bellagio, so at the very least I can watch water shoot up all day.

fenikz
07-08-2011, 08:05 PM
id just hang by the pool or something and walk up and down the strip, hopefully your GF doesn't drag you to one of the many malls cus it's all designer ****

bantx
07-08-2011, 09:27 PM
Go try pinks hotdogs good stuff

wordofi
07-08-2011, 09:44 PM
Anyone been? Have any tips on where to go, best bars, pools, etc?

Me and a buddy are going late July to celebrate graduation for 4 nights. Thinking about staying at the Flamingo, but other than that, going into it without much Vegas knowledge. Let me know is SWDC has any Vegas knowledge/stories they're willing to share

Las Vegas is overrated. Trust me. I live in Las Vegas. Save your money.

yo123
07-08-2011, 09:45 PM
Well no **** you're not going to think it's that great if you live there. There are hundreds of places that I would love to visit but would never want to live in.

wordofi
07-08-2011, 09:49 PM
Well no **** you're not going to think it's that great if you live there. There are hundreds of places that I would love to visit but would never want to live in.

I don't get what's so great about throwing your money away in a casino.

jayceheathman
07-09-2011, 01:35 AM
I don't get what's so great about throwing your money away in a casino.

I know a few people that have lived in Vegas as well and hated it just like you. I could see where going to the casinos would be fun for a little while but would get old if that was all there was to do there.

wordofi
07-09-2011, 09:54 AM
I know a few people that have lived in Vegas as well and hated it just like you. I could see where going to the casinos would be fun for a little while but would get old if that was all there was to do there.

That's all there is to do here. I've lived in Las Vegas my whole life.

Mr.Regular
07-27-2011, 09:10 PM
Got home Sunday.

Wow. Vegas is awesome.
Highlight of trip was partying in Tao on Saturday night at Kim Kardashians bachelorette party. Unreal time. That was by far the best club I've ever seen, and when the Kardashians and friends showed up to party, the atmosphere got even crazier.

Basically did what we set out to do. Sight seeing all morning, came home to relax by the Flamingo pool all afternoon (which was an awesome place), went out for dinner, then went out. There's so much to do and see there, I missed out on 3 hotels (Mandalay Bay, Excalibur, Luxor) but hit up everywhere else. The food was awesome. The bars were amazing. It was pretty much non stop entertainment, like Disneyland but 21+.

Sidenote: There's apparently some TV show called 'two broke girls' coming out soon...I was in some focus group for it. It blows. Typical garbage sitcom.

Sidenote II: I think Julio Jones was at the club at Caesars Palace when I was there...May not have been him, but if it wasn't he has a clone.

Sidenote III: If you're going, bring a nice suit. It's an essential component to the experience.

Mr.Regular
07-27-2011, 09:12 PM
I don't get what's so great about throwing your money away in a casino.
Psssh I barely gambled there. Would play some penny slots for free drinks, played Hold Em once for 2-3 hours, and blackjack once. That was it. There's a lot to do without gambling.

jayceheathman
07-27-2011, 09:21 PM
Psssh I barely gambled there. Would play some penny slots for free drinks, played Hold Em once for 2-3 hours, and blackjack once. That was it. There's a lot to do without gambling.

I will play a little bit of poker but I don't go to Vegas with the intentions of winning a lot of money because I have to win quite a bit to be able to pay off the airfare, hotel, and the expensive food. If you go just planning on seeing a couple of shows and going to a couple of clubs then you will have a good time no matter what.

YAYareaRB
07-27-2011, 09:48 PM
i suggest you all come to vegas in feb. watch good rugby. some good lookin girls.. and some good concerts not to mention VEGAS!

niel89
07-27-2011, 10:15 PM
i suggest you all come to vegas in feb. watch good rugby. some good lookin girls.. and some good concerts not to mention VEGAS!

This this and more this. 7s rugby is always great to watch and Vegas is always fun. I've been the past couple years and it's a blast.

YAYareaRB
07-27-2011, 10:20 PM
This this and more this. 7s rugby is always great to watch and Vegas is always fun. I've been the past couple years and it's a blast.

i too have been there the past..ummm 5-6 years haha its always fun as hell. rugby and beer all day. women, music, and alcohol all night. i mean can a weekend get any better?