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Two loungey watering holes prove Vegas maintains some vintage vibes.

Old-school, two ways: Restaurant-bars bring character, from Rat Pack tunes to live peacocks

June 24th, 2014

Two loungey watering holes prove Vegas maintains some vintage vibes.

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    Even if your bracket is a mess, this drink is a safe bet.

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    What's St. Patty's Day without Jameson?

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    Tart, crisp and refreshingly delicious.

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    An unexpected update on the classic.

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    Perfect for sunny, spring days.

  • How many phone numbers will three popular nightspots yield?

  • "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 ...

  • The fashionable soiree series concludes next Thursday.

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

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

  • 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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mixing Star competition final at Palazzo was a muddling masterpiece.

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