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Las Vegas Happy Hour + The Happy Hour Gang = Happiness!

We are so excited about our upcoming meeting that we have been double dog daring the days to go faster!

A few months ago we reached out to Las Vegas Happy Hour.  They have an amazing website that list happy hour times and locations by neighborhood!  THEY ARE AWESOME!

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But that’s not all that makes us happy….they are going to stop by our next meeting at Landry’s!  EEP!

Ok Wayne & Garth you can stop now.  No guys, seriously. stop. You’re giving us a headache.

You can RSVP for our next meeting here: eventbrite_monogram

Or find us on the book of face here: facebook

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The Mob Bar – He Who Pays Well is Well Served

It was a dark and stormy night, when she walked into the bar.  It was small swanky and filled the usual characters that are associated with a joint like that. She looked around until she saw him. He smiled a smile that can only mean one thing, trouble.

Ok , so it wasn’t raining or storming when I arrived at The Mob Bar, but it was swanky  and there was a guy in there that had a smile that meant trouble. It was only The Jerm, our host for this month’s meeting, waiting for everyone to arrive. We were excited to see what he had in store. First up was a questionnaire with great mob questions like: “Where in Vegas is the best place to hide a body?” and “Who in the group would be the best hitman?” the best part was the best Mobster impression! The winner got 4 cans of Chef Boyardi and $7.56.

The cocktail listing was standard, but it’s the ambiance that keeps this place exciting.  Many of the patrons got

into the spirit and dressed up, and the staff from the Mob Museum kept the place alive with laughter. Jazz music spilled over you while photos of screen starlets watch you drink. My favorite was the Espresso Martini, made with Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka, Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Bailey’s, Irish Cream, and a Shot of Espresso. Be careful on these, you can drink two without a second thought! Yummy! You can see their full menu on their Facebook page.

Food at the Mob Bar is provided by one of my favorite places to eat downtown, The Triple George Grill. We feasted on Clams Casino, Spaghetti & Meatball Bites (a favorite of Panda P’s and Bloody Maria), Caprese Salad and the Chicken Parmesan Sliders – Paddy Wagon swears by them!  The prices are reasonable and the portions are enough to share with one person, so order two and you’ll be set.

All in all, it was a great time.  You can call or email the bar for

reservations to really make you feel like a Mob Boss; just confirm with them a day prior to jog their memory. The bartenders were dressed with white shirts bow ties and barters around their arm, but it was kind of sad to see that the wait staff was not dressed as they were highlighted on their FB page.

All in all it was a unanimous decision that the Mob Bar meeting was a huge success and we don’t want to see this joint swimmin’ with the fishes.  If you get my drift! So if you know what’s good for yous…take the offer.

Ki…ki…ki….Kina

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The History of a Speakeasy

Of course this will lead to our next location, The Mob Bar.

A Speakeasy was an illicit liquor store or nightclub that operated during the Prohibition.  There’s been reports of  and estimated 100,000 locations in New York city by 1925.  According to the author of the Wikipedia entry;

“The term ‘speakeasy’ might have originated in Pennsylvania in 1888, when the Brooks High-License Act raised the state’s fee for a saloon license from $50 to $500. The number of licensed bars promptly plummeted, but some bars continued to operate illegally. Kate Hester had run a saloon for years in McKeesport, just outside of Pittsburgh. She refused to pay the new license fee and wanted to keep from drawing attention to her illegal business. When her customers got too rowdy, she would hush them by whispering, ‘Speak easy, boys! Speak easy!’  This expression became common in McKeesport and spread to Pittsburgh.”

We are hoping the Mob Bar lives up to the original spirit of the 1920’s speakeasy.  After our visit, we will review the venue here. If you would like to join us, here’s the link to the Facebook invitation.  To keep up with us, sign up for our email updates! Check the HHG Calendar page for dates and times for our next location!

If you have a place you would like us to visit, email us at HappyHourGangLV@gmail.com.

Until next time, Keep Calm and Get a Drink!

~KI..KI..KI..KINA

 

 

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The Lady Silvia – She’s Classically Elegant

Meeting Date: Thursday January 12, 2012

Host: Derek “Vegas Style Guy” Washington

Specials: Check in on Facebook and tag two people.

Located in the  SoHo Lofts, The Lady Silvia welcomes visitors with an upbeat soundtrack  in a library setting.  18th Century sofas and chairs invite guest to take a book off the shelf and start reading with a glass of Cognac.  But me lady wouldn’t want you to be stuffy!

We love the use of social media and The Lady uses it to its full advantage.  Once you check in on Facebook with two friends, you both will be rewarded!

This was our first visit to The Lady Silvia, but it won’t be our last!

 

The Happy Hour Gang (HHG) is always looking for new places to review and of course meet. Let us know if you want us to stop by your place!