Nightlife news & notes: Reality shows, Godskitchen goes, beer for pong flows
Tue, Nov 16, 2010 (6:15 p.m.)
Who doesn’t have a reality show these days? Last week we mentioned N9NE Group’s Jason “JRoc” Craig will be all up in your flat-screen in the near future (full story here). But also coming to a small screen near you: a new Showtime series created and co-produced by former Tao Beach marketing director Marklen Kennedy. He tells the Weekly he’s working with Richard Grieco on the Entourage-style show—working title: The Guys—which is filming at Vegas nightclubs, bars, malls, golf courses and … the Gun Store? “It’s a thrill ride,” Kennedy says. “It’s definitely going to be funny and talked about.” He’s also hoping the series inspires an action figure version of himself. “That’s my whole goal in life,” he jokes. “I want a cape.”
You probably heard the new cast of the Real World is filming in town, running around the Hard Rock Hotel. One party they won’t be visiting there anymore: Godskitchen Thursdays at Vanity. A staple in Angel Management Group’s party arsenal, the electronic dance music event held its last night at the club on November 11. HRH confirmed Vanity’s new hours: Friday-Sunday, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. At press time, a rep for AMG could not confirm whether Godskitchen will move to a different venue in the near future.
You know what might make a good reality show? Beer Pong. The World Series of Beer Pong returns to Vegas January 1-5 at the Flamingo. Participating teams have a chance at a $50,000 grand prize. Packages start at $500, which includes a four-night stay at the hotel plus entry to the WSOBP. Locals will receive a $150 discount by using promo code VEGASLOCAL. Visit bpong.com before December 10 to sign up.
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.