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Looking for Happy Hour in Las Vegas?

Screen shot 2013-04-19 at 3.35.47 PMHere’s where to find some of the best in the city.

A trip to Vegas means late nights of clubbing and gambling, but what about getting the party started with some happy hour cocktails? While Vegas is known for its nightclubs, not much is shared about the best happy hours the city has to offer. But when four o’clock rolls around, people are just getting started with their evenings, and looking for a good place to go.

Check out some of these happy hours if you’re so inclined:

P.J. Clarke’s at Caesar’s Palace. If you’re looking for an oyster fix in the desert, head over to P.J. Clarke’s Oyster Riot, where you can taste an array of fresh oysters for $1 each. Seriously, $1 each. The chef chooses the oysters you’ll inhale, which have included Evening Cove, Gold Creek, Hama Hama and Penn Cove Selects from Washington, and the Nootka oyster straight from British Columbia. Oh, and don’t forget to take a friend to share their two-for-one drinks.

Level 107 Lounge in The Stratosphere. There’s nothing like enjoying a drink from the top of the city, and Level 107 promises just that. With stunning views and two-for-one martinis and half price appetizers, it’s a great way to start the evening and plan for what’s next.

Blue Martini Lounge. If you’re into martinis, you can’t beat the 50% off drinks special (along with up to half off of your appetizers). It offers a little something for everone’s taste – an outside cabana-esque space for some lounging time and an interior club-like space for those who want to get the party started. Also, happy hour prices last until 8pm.

Public House at Luxor. If you’re on a diet or trying to shed some of those Vegas cocktail pounds, Public House offers a healthier menu for happy hour than most of the Vegas bars and restaurants. Try their Hummus Plate or an Asian chopped salad, or if you’re feeling indulgent the Mac-n-Cheese squares. $3 for select beers and half price for cocktails.

Hussong’s at Mandalay Bay. This is a happy hour for those among us who always crave a margarita and some good Mexican cuisine. Hussong’s Cantina offers buy one get one free margaritas and beers, as well as a $4 grilled corn plazero (which I’m told is heaven on earth), and $6 happy hour nachos. You could make a meal of it at a great price.

Vanguard LV. If you want something a little off the beaten path, try Vanguard in downtown Las Vegas. They offer what’s called a “reverse happy hour” as well from 10pm-2am, with half off beer, wine and well drinks. They are known as a mixology venue, with specialty crafted cocktails like the Pink Pear (part ginger/pear/basil) offered for $7 during both happy hour and its later counterpart. (It’s also one of the few who offers their happy hours on Friday and Saturday nights.)




Great Las Vegas Restaurants

Some great las vegas restaurants

One thing about Las Vegas that you may not know is that it has many great restaurants. They are unique in many ways and offer some of the best foods you’ll ever eat. Many of them offer different forms of entertainment that you can also enjoy while dinning out. They create a unique environment that turns a meal into an adventure that you’re sure to love.

Here are six great Las Vegas Restaurants that you just have to check out:

  1. Tournament of Kings – This is a dinner theater where you get to eat with your hands in the true renaissance fashion. You’ll be seated in arena-style while you watch a combination of jousting and sword fighting with your meal. Everyone will get a kick out of the show and putting down the fork and eating with your hands will be a unique experience for all.
  2. The Fix– When you’re in the mood for top-quality fish, poultry or steak, this is the place to go. These meats are cooked on a wood-burning grill for a unique taste that other restaurants can’t provide. The breads are cooked onsite and always fresh and you can order from the specialty cocktails. The staff is friendly and the music and overall atmosphere is relaxing and fun.
  3. Rainforest Café– This café makes you feel like you are dinning right inside a real forest. The décor includes flowers, animals, many jungle trees and sound effects that make it even more realistic. It even has a 10,000-gallon saltwater aquarium to admire. The menu includes specialty dishes such as the Mogambo Shrimp, Jungle Safari Soup and the Paradise Pot Roast.
  4. House of Blues– If you love listening to blues music, you have to eat at the House of Blues at least once. With a bar and concert venue onsite, you’re in for a real treat. Some of your menu options include Creole Jambalaya, Crispy Catfish Nuggets, Cajun Meatloaf, New Orleans Style Seafood Gumbo and Seared Gulf Shrimp.
  5. Planet Hollywood– If you want a chance to catch a glimpse of some celebrities, eat at Planet Hollywood. This is where many celebrities visit for publicity events. While dining, you can watch movie clips that play on screens located throughout the restaurant. Their menu includes grilled Tuscan chicken, steaks, burgers, and their signature Crunch Chicken. You can also order cocktails with your meal.
  6. Hard Rock Café– This is most likely the oldest restaurant in Las Vegas and it’s a classic. The first thing that you’ll notice is the neon colored “Gibson Les Paul Guitar” that stands 45 feet into the sky located at the entrance of the café. When you walk through the doors, you’ll see the many ways in which the restaurant pays respect to Vegas performers such as Elvis, Marilyn Manson, Elton John and even Madonna. Some of their specials include home-style meatloaf, handmade onion rings and honey bourbon New York strip steak.

These great Las Vegas restaurants offer more than just a place to eat, they offer fun, excitement and entertainment at its finest. You’ll never look at eating out in the same way again.