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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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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Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit

OMG!  We jguysavoyust took a peek at the upcoming Vegas Uncork’d event by Bon Appétit…..HOLY CANNOLI!  4 days, 5 properties and beaucoup celebrity chefs (that’s French for a lot), host and food.

Prices for this amazing experience range from $109 per person to $6,450.00 (a private chef table for you and 5 of your closest friends with celebrated chef Guy Savoy). It’s not for the faint of heart, or the lint in your wallet, that’s for sure.

But one day. One day.

Check out our calendar  for this event and other festivals coming to the Vegas Valley.

OH we almost forgot!  Head to the Brews N ‘Ques Festival on Saturday, March 4th and say hi to our very own Sweet Pea, she’s volunteering to drink free. That’s one smart lady!

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LET’S HAVE A DRINK!

The date is set and the location chosen!

Join us for National Chip and Dip Day, Thursday March 23, 2017! (Yes, we know it’s OVER a month away.)

Landry’s on Sahara has been a staple in the Las Vegas Valley for some time and made a big splash when the holding company purchased the Golden Nugget in 2005.  You’ve probably eaten at a Landry’s restaurant and didn’t even know it!  They are the owner of these famous brands:

(This is not a paid endorsement from the Landry’s organization or any of their brands…just passing on newly found knowledge.)

But we will buy you a drink if you tweet, friend, tag or share us!  Use the hashtag #HHGLV so we can find you!

Hope you can join us!  We’ll be the loud bunch at the bar!

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Downtown Las Vegas, Drink Locally, Experience, Happy Hour, Happy Hour Las Vegas, Lounges & Bars, Scared Scotchless, Scotch and Whiskey, Social Drinking

This is Not a Rant

Is whisky a drink? Funny to be asking this, isn’t it? I mean isn’t it obvious that whisky is a beverage? And yet there are investors who buy and sell whisky to make money. At least one person has stated quite clearly that it isn’t a drink. And he’s right. Whisky is a commodity. As a commodity, it has a mysterious quality. It is not a physical property of the item. It is an intangible quality. Like the philosopher Slavoj Zizek has said about Coca-Cola, where the marketing of the product emphatically embraces this intangible quality in its advertisements. Coke is it. Coke is the real thing. Enjoy Coke. What is “it”? What is “the real thing”? Am I obligated to “enjoy” Coke? Does the same hold true for whisky?

When you read about whisky in its descriptions you’ll read all about how this whisky or Ardbeg-Corryvreckanthat was “handcrafted”  “in small batches,” as part of “a limited run” “restricted to x number of bottles” and this treatment will magically infuse the product with something not resulting from its distillation. It is rare. It is special. Possess the bottle and you will possess this something extra.

Drinkers often ask if a particular whisky is worth the extra money spent. That depends. Some whisky is matured for over two decades or more. The age on the bottle (if it has an age statement) is the age of the youngest whisky in the mix. Since it must be maintained for a longer time, the expense involved means that, in order to make a profit, more must be charged to the buyer. This is understandable, but from a taste perspective, this extra expense may not reflect it’s value as a drink meant to be consumed. A higher price tag doesn’t always mean the product tastes better. And in the case of purchasing for investment, the higher price may have nothing at all to do with its taste, but more of its value as a rare commodity.

Like the wine industry, where certain bottles go for thousands of dollars (or more), the wines meant to be consumed on a daily basis by true fans are likely to be some of the least expensive. If I like wine at lunch and dinner on a daily basis I cannot afford to drink high priced, or even moderately priced wines with every meal. The bottles that cost five dollars or so are meant to be enjoyed often. They may not be the best, but they are good, and more importantly can be enjoyed often without breaking the budget. There are similar offerings in the world of whisky, but usually for quite a bit more than five dollars.

But as a drinker of whisky, is it ever worth it to buy a bottle to be consumed once it has achieved investment status? Have the investors essentially destroyed the whisky’s value as a drink? More importantly, by making a particular whisky be rare so as to increase its appeal to the whisky brokers, are distillers catering not to drinkers, but rather to the investors and are thus making products made to be forever bought and sold but rarely consumed? or is this an unfortunate and unintended result?