Spring brings a bachelorette stampede
Thu, Apr 2, 2009 (midnight)
Bachelorette parties spawn a common yet paradoxical breed of night-crawlers. On the bright side, the breed travels in packs of presumably young, nubile women looking for a good time (the most revered group in Vegas). On the bad side: flashing plastic penis tiaras.
Though the breed’s natural habitat is cheesy male revues, not all traditional nightspots are equipped to chase the bachelorette’s business (if it comes on its own, no reason to say no). However, three brave venues are now hunting the veil.
Seeking safety in numbers, MGM Grand’s Studio 54 and Tabu Ultralounge are offering $100 bottles and $150 bottles of champagne to bachelorette parties.
Brides-to-be seeking a last meal before getting into the dress can find reasonably priced “Fling Before the Ring” bachelorette packages at Ra Sushi at the Fashion Show Mall. At $20-$35 per person, the packages include appetizers, sushi, entrees, desserts, and “Gold Digger” and “Last Chance for RA’mance” cocktails. Just check your tiaras at the door.
Win “Best Lounge” from Club Systems International’s prestigious Club World Awards and you’re a hot spot. Win it twice and you’re a destination. Win it three times and you’re Tabú Ultra Lounge, the MGM Grand’s intimate nightclub known for its clean lines, casual vibe and stellar soundtrack. With two bars to choose from, patrons here sip on heavy-duty cocktails as they mingle to the sounds of hip-hop, house, old school and rock from some of Vegas’ favorite DJs like Jose 2 Hype and Eric Forbes. In an interesting twist, the VIP section and the dance floor are one in the same at Tabú. A row of tables runs down the club’s center where VIPs enjoy bottle service from decked out models as well as a front row view of dancing patrons who take to wide, low tables to show off their best moves. Whether you’re getting low or just watching the action, not much is taboo at this sexy lounge.
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
During the late 1970s Studio 54 in Manhattan was the ultimate destination in hedonistic nightlife, so it only makes sense that the local reincarnation of New York’s famous nightclub is a perfect fit in Vegas. While there may not be cocaine and cash stuffed in the walls, this club certainly knows a thing or two about excess. Sprawling a massive 22,000 square feet with four dance floors to get your groove on, Studio 54 is full of nods to the original. From the signature disco ball still spinning from the ceiling to the huge black and white photographs taken at the NY venue, there is no doubt where the club gets its inspiration. But while the interior features décor synonymous with the original Studio 54, there’s nothing outdated about it. In 2005 the club underwent a complete remodel, and today aerialists contort above your head, go-go dancers writhe to the beat and the dance floor literally pulses with energy. Dress to impress for a night out here, after all it is Studio 54.
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Located on the first level at Fashion Show Mall, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant offers the freshest sushi, signature rolls and Japanese fusion. Diners can get a table inside or hit the patio for lunch or dinner. The food service is 11 a.m. to midnight daily, and the bar stays open until at least 1 a.m. Happy hour is 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Reverse Happy Hour is 10 p.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday.
3200 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Suite 1132