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Lowball Diary

Breaking the Downtown bubble with a buzz.

Colliding al fresco: It’s patio season, and Downtown is on point

April 15th, 2014

Breaking the Downtown bubble with a buzz.

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    How many phone numbers will three popular nightspots yield?

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    "I’ve always wanted to find my beer, one I’d order over an Old Fashioned not because it was socially correct or cheap but because it ...

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    The fashionable soiree series concludes next Thursday.

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    "Wandering the man-made wonderland was like dream hopping."

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    And Cantina Laredo's guacamole earns two mom hugs. Two.

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    Meet the man behind the zebra pants and plastic neckties. Sir Gaga has spent a dozen years clubbing up and down the Boulevard like it’s ...

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    Come spring, Denny's will have a chapel fit for a Grand Slam Wedding.

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    Full of craft cocktails and novelties, Fremont East needed a straight-up bar. Triple B has arrived.

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    Bubbles, confetti and bedazzled beer bongs on the 55th floor—the crazier the better at GBDC.

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    Closing out the season at Encore Beach Club, a venue as well-oiled as the tourists.

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    We've got it all, from margaritas to cosmic skating to jazzy happy hours.

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    Everything you want in a pub, plus freaking awesome chicken tenders.

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    Mixing Star competition final at Palazzo was a muddling masterpiece.

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    Oh, and did we mention the award plaque with a plastic figurine in a mankini?

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    Find a retro atmosphere and cocktail throwbacks at the El Cortez's Parlour Bar, as well as the recently-opened Mob Bar.

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    "The bachelorette sucking booze out of a fishbowl brought me back to Earth, to the cigarette smoke and the Texans exuberantly spanking each other..."

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    "A little bourbon, a little lemon, a swirl of honey and hot water—everything is right again."

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  • Dining News

    Firefly has been working to overcome the fallout from last year's salmonella outbreak at its original location.

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    Also, Tom's Urban is joining Shake Shack on the Strip, and the Foodie Fest is going big this month.

  • Joe Downtown

    Tom Haskins lived in the conventional world and attained middle-class wealth and status. He didn’t much like it.

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    downtown liquor store operators on Fremont Street are feeling the squeeze. They put up signs telling people not to open containers inside their stores, they ...

  • Las Vegas

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the ...

  • Music

    The ladies represent, extreme PDA and why Future Islands' frontman sounded like Cookie Monster after a bottle of whiskey.

  • Breaking News

    Police at the Anchorage airport lost track of a small quantity of explosives used for training bomb-sniffing dogs. The explosive was attached to a rental ...

  • Film

    Superheroes, sequels and a sex tape: Weekly's look at the upcoming season's flicks.

  • Chef Talk

    "The only thing you can tell me to top this is I'm opening on the moon next week. It's really overwhelming."

  • Music

    MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil are partnering with the organizer for a mammoth, multi-stage event.

  • Music

    Lorde has the pipes to carry her performance, but the singer could use a full band.

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    Following a Letterman video that went viral, the band made their Vegas debut Wednesday night.

  • Dining

    Daniel Boulud's return to the Las Vegas Strip starts on Thursday, April 24. Expect the amazing.

  • Weekly Q&A

    As managing director of Wynn and Encore salons since 2013, Claude Baruk is working on a massive reinvention of the former while transforming hair at ...

  • Fine Art

    Melissa Petersen draws up three-part plan.

  • Dining

    When every 'hood has a French bakery-café like this one, then we’ll know we’ve arrived.

  • Music

    Don't get caught in the proverbial (dust) storm!

  • Breaking News

    Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said ...

  • As We See It

    The Linq boutique gave Breaking Bad's Walter White his signature head-topper.