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

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    There are too many restaurants to eat the Linq all at once, but you can definitely nibble your way through. Here's how.

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    After receiving 38 demerits and a C grade from the Health District, the Henderson tapas restaurant was reinspected for an A.

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

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    With Portofino and chef Michael LaPlaca, Mirage has one of the Strip's most exciting Italian restaurants.

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    Downtown Project is sitting on buildings and properties until ideas spring up.

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    Columnist Steve Friess discusses student-athlete unions, UNLV's heyday and more with the former Runnin' Rebel.

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    Residency lineup for upcoming party spot favors artists on the rise over expensive DJ superstars.

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    The west side water park turns the H2O on this weekend.

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    A tiny dirt lot in downtown Las Vegas became ground zero for bewildered vehicle owners who found their cars had been towed. Downtown resident John ...

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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 ...

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    Long lines, Coachella consumerism and focusing on the music at the festival's Yuma Tent.

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

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