Viva Las Vegas: My Latest Finds In Sin City
Who are ‘best’ kind of best friends – the kind that live in Las Vegas! My best friend has done what really should really be the duty of all best friends – she has settled in a place that I love visiting – Las Vegas.
Growing up in Southern California, Las Vegas was always the long weekend destination in the backyard and one that we visited often. If you are a first time visitor to Las Vegas, the city can be overwhelming to say the least. There is so much to do and see that trying to do it all can leave visitors completely exhausted after the first 72 hours. However, if you are not a Las Vegas virgin, you quickly learn that enjoying a few select things every time you visit Sin City is the best way to optimise your time there.
In this blog post, I am going to stay away from providing a comprehensive tourist guide to Vegas as it is too vast a subject. Instead, I wanted to share some of the new and exciting things that I did on this trip to Vegas:
- Visited ‘The Laundry Room‘ – which is a ‘speakeasy’ bar which was highly recommended by my brother. It is located in downtown Las Vegas on Freemont street (which be aware has a different vibe to the strip) within a bar called the CommonWealth. For those of you who may not be familiar with a ‘speakeasy bar’ as I wasn’t – a speakeasy bar was an illicit establishment that sold alcoholic beverages. The word ‘speakeasy’ was first used in the US during the prohibition era, when the sale of alcohol was generally illegal from 1920 to 1933. To avoid police trouble, bars that sold alcohol knew they had to keep a very low profile. Therefore, customers were told to speakeasy about them and avoid publicising them. The Laundry Room is a small room featuring a few strict rules such as no photos, a two-hour maximum stay and others listed on the menu. This is a great place to go for cocktails and they do not serve any beer or wine. Tell the bartender what kind of flavours you enjoy in a cocktail and let him come up with a drink for you – mine were spot on!
- Ate chicken and waffles at ‘The YardBird Southern Table and Bar‘ – I am a huge breakfast fan and make it a point to try a new place whenever I visit Las Vegas. Again, this was a recommendation by the supreme foodie that is my brother and it did not disappoint. The YardHouse is a traditional southern eatery serving chicken & waffles, grits and much more. It was beautifully decorated, had a great vibe and the food was fabulous. I tried the house special and I was full for the rest of the day.
- .Saw the show ‘Absinthe‘ – Absinthe is a live show that is an ingenious combination of acrobatics, cabaret and very adult humour. It had me in fits of laughter and gasping in disbelief as every time I though it couldn’t get cruder – it did! Be warned that the show is not appropriate for people who are easily offended or do not enjoy adult themes. Also, do not sit in the front rows if you do not want to be picked on and take a jumper as I was freezing thanks to a very powerful air-conditioning system. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the show and the acrobatic display was truly magnificent to behold.
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