Post # 1
So hubby and I leave for Vegas this week for my birthday. We’re trying to figure out what we want to do, but it’s hard finding prices online for a lot of things!
We want to do a day club, a night club and a show (either Chippendales or Thunder from Down Under. We did Fantasy last time we went and this time it’s for my birthday so we’re seeing some sort of naked man show). It’s more the day club and night club that we’re not sure about. For the day club we’ll probably go to Moorea. Should we try renting some sort of day bed or are there generally lounge chairs that are available for free? If we rent something, everything I’ve read seems to indicate that it’s more a minimum purchase kind of thing. We’re not trying to do super cheap, but what are the less expensive options and is it worth it? Any other day clubs that might be better? Moorea is the only one I’ve heard anything about.
Also, I hear drinks at night clubs are expensive. Would it be worth it to get bottle service? Any recommendations on a club we should go to?
We’d also like to do a nicer restaurant for dinner one night, we’re staying at Excalibur. Any restaurant recommendations for around that end of the strip?
Post # 2
futuremrste: My best friend got married at Mandalay Bay in 2009, and one of the days they rented a cabana by the pool…and it was awesome. I totally recommend that. On the days that we didn’t have a rental, it wasn’t hard to find beach chairs but it wasn’t private at all, so I do recommend doing that. I prefer the water area at Mandalay to that at Excaliber, but I don’t think you’ll have a choice…I know we could go to both because people we knew were staying at both hotels.
We went out to eat in Caesar’s Palace, at a place called Boa. I had an $80 cut of Kobe that was AMAZING…but it was, you know, $80!!!!
Post # 3
How much was the cabana rental? That’s kind of our biggest thing right now. It’s so hard to find PRICES for anything! So annoying!
Post # 4
I was in Vegas a few years ago. It was a bachlorette and we went to see Chippendales which was really fun. We had a great meal at the Delmonico at the Venetian followed by bottle servie at XS at the Wynn hotel. There were 7 of us that evening and my bff treated us all (she’s a doctor) so I can’t speak to the price. I know from when we were looking around at the bottle service options that it was a mimimum purchase. Don’t know what the minimum was at the Wynn but it was probably between 1000 and 2000 for the 7 of us. We had a private cabana outside and it was pretty much completely awesome.
Post # 5
futuremrste: Call ’em up. The prices probably vary depending on a whole bunch of things.
Post # 6
I’ve tried calling a few different places, can never get through to anyone, I’ve probably left 20 messages or so over the last 2 weeks at various day clubs and night clubs, even sent a bunch of emails and haven’t heard anything 🙁
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Been to Vegas several times recently, although we were with a large group, so the most we did in the evenings was Cirque-De-Soleil which was a bit of a dissapointment.
It’s back on Fremont St, but the best Prime Rib my FI and I have ever had was at the restaurant at the top of Binions on Fremont. Out of this world food and service (not inexpensive) with an incredible view of the city, assuming it still continues to be open.
Post # 9
I’m surprised no one is calling you back about the clubs but it will be kind of pricey to get a cabana rental or bottle service with just two people at a lot of clubs. There usually isn’t a fee for a table or cabana/day bed rental, instead its a minimum spend. Its pretty easy to set up reservations while you are there though. Vegas is crawling with sales people on the streets who will want to give you their card and set up bottle service at clubs for you. You might try voodoo lounge at Rio or mix at Mandalay or other lounge type clubs.
Post # 10
futuremrste: I just came back from Vegas, and there were people trying to give out “ladies night” wristbands EVERYWHERE! Ladies drank free in a lot of places, some of them you dont even have to pay cover at. We only went to one, Koi in the Planet Hollywood hotel, it was $20 cover, but you’re drinking strong drinks all night (guys pay, dont know how much though). They did bottle service there, but the guys we talked to were able to haggle the price quite a bit. it was a weekday so that might have helped. It is quite a tiny club though. As for the day beds/cabanas, I know at our hotel (Flamingo) you could only reserve them the day of, so you had to line up for 9am to get one. I’d ask your hotel concierge where the best day club is an how to go about it. They can definitely point you in the right direction!
Have fun & happy early birthday!
Post # 11
Thunder from Down Under is a pretty lame show, so if you’re looking for male burlesque, Chippendales might be a better choice.
If you’re at Excalibur, you can walk easily to Luxor, MGM-Grand, Monte Carlo, NYNY, Mandalay Bay and Tropicana. There is an excellent steak house, Gallagher’s, in NYNY, and an even better one, CraftSteak, in MGM. CraftSteak is $$$$$, Gallagher’s is $$$$ (one less $sign there), both are great choices.
Nightclub drinks are insanely expensive, but bottle service is also insanely expensive. You may want to speak to the Excalibur concierge as there may be offers such as no cover charge, that they can help you out with. LAX, in the Luxor, was once the hottest club on the strip and is still very popular but no longer the “in” place, so you might be able to find some attractive offers there. All of the properties I listed above, with the exception of Tropicana, are owned by the MGM family, so your Exclaibur concierge can be helpful in booking tables and finding deals at any of them.
People seem to quite love the wave pool at Mandalay Bay. You can rent a cabana or queue up for chairs. There is a fee if you are not staying at Mandalay.
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PS if you plan to do any gambling, sign up for an MGM M-Life card when you arrive. This is the gambling loyalty program. If you gamble heavily on the first day, and always present your card whilst gambling, you may be assigned a casino host; if not, ask for one. You need to roll pretty high to get free stuff but if you show enough casino time, you may be able to ask for some of those things on your list as comps. The Thunder from Down Under tickets would probably be the easiest to get comped, or some nightclub drinks.
Post # 13
We just went to Vegas for our 1year 🙂 🙂 We celebrated by renewing our vows at the Little White Chapel Drive-Thru haha!
So, it was my first time and I’m not expert on anything. I trust the other ladies have made good recommendations.
My tip, is that while price searching and hotel scouting etc…make sure to delete the cache on your computer, otherwise they (Vegas hotel sites etc) jack up the prices. Good luck and have fun!
PS. we ate a lot of place and did one steak dinner at Treasure Island (the only steak place that my husband could go into with shorts and not long pants<<another tip) It was okay, but hands down the best food was at the Bachannal buffet at Caesars Palace.
Post # 14
futuremrste: i recommend Jubilee. It is one of the original Vegas show. Yes, you will see topless women, and they do throw in some men too. But it is really what Vegas is all about. I saw the show about 5 years ago with my mom. We loved it.
I also saw Beatles LOVE while I was there and it was amazing. Not sure if it is still playing.