The Hard Rock Poker Lounge, Center Bar, Pink Taco, Ago, $8
Thu, Mar 26, 2009 (midnight)
Photo: Erik Kabik / Hard Rock Hotel Casino
Almost as simple as turning off a light switch, the Ecotini shares the Hard Rock’s credo of “Save the Planet” and will be served all day and night on March 28 in celebration of Earth Hour, when everyone is encouraged to switch off unnecessary lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. In addition to turning off the exterior lights, the Hard Rock will honor Earth Hour with a candlelight dinner at Ago, a twilight poker tournament and the Ecotini, served property-wide. To celebrate at home, combine all ingredients over ice, shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. But turn off the lights after you toss in the garnish, or you may miss.
1.5 oz. Bacardi Light Rum
0.5 oz. Midori
2 oz. pineapple juice
Maraschino cherry (garnish)
Arguably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino houses some of Vegas' best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.
At Hard Rock, it's all about the music. From the light fixtures made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to stage costumes and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Hard Rock's Joint has hosted some the biggest names in music — from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.Aside from the music venues, the pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bevy of secluded nooks, a waterfall and an extensive live music venue with a dance floor. During the summer, the pool transforms into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.
The resident nightclub Body English fuses European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it often a hot spot for visiting celebs and popular DJs. Vintage rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Space, Hard Rock's anti-club.
Restaurants at Hard Rock are just as hip as the rest of the casino. Pink Taco serves up Mexican dishes, as well as a Central American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, one of five worldwide Japanese-specialty restaurants from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a different taste. For round-the-clock cuisine, Mr. Lucky's 24/7, is sure to ease your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.