Burlesque, Drink Locally, Experience, Happy Hour, Happy Hour Las Vegas, Lounges & Bars, Neighborhood & Local

Tassel Twirling with a Beer in Hand

Tonight all across this great nation of ours, there will be a….

…Burlesque show.

Yes, that’s right, crowds of people will pack into bars, theaters and rec centers to watch individuals take off their clothes. Some may cheer, some may take out their phones, and the majority will drink.

By now you are wondering why we are bringing up burlesque on a blog dedicated to Happy Hour. Well one reason is, majority of the shows are in places that serve alcohol and the second is because we have added a local burlesque calendar to ours. Oh, just in case you didn’t know already, local to us is Las Vegas. But you don’t have to be local to attend.  Just be ready to have a good time and fairly cheap drinks!

You will find the calendar on the right hand side of this page and of course HERE!11102736_1025428020819666_6371436240545273775_n

What’s fun about these local productions is that someone knows someone. For example, the show tonight at the Baobab Stage will be hosted by Blanche Debris. She has appeared in Menopause the Musical, Magic Mike, and produced and stared in Miss Margarida’s Way. She is also one of the featured hosts at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender.

It’s not uncommon to have performers from popular shows on the strip stop by. For $15 we have seen aerialist from Cirque, the balloon girl from Absinthe, a professional hula-hoopist, and top named comedians.

A Playboy Bunny or two have also graced our stage along with a operatic soloist.

Yes, you read that right, the girl sings opera while stripping. Proof that there is culture in this town.

Have you had a chance to see a local show? Not just burlesque but any. We’d love to hear about it at our next meeting!  RSVP HERE!

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Downtown Las Vegas, Lounges & Bars, Neighborhood & Local

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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