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  • You Won't Believe What Happened to Us in Vegas...

    Written by Jay on Oct 28, 2011

    In honor of a recent trip, we're highlighting America's favorite city of sin: Las Vegas.
     
    Now, there are a few things to keep in mind. First off, Vegas is kinda cheesy. The Strip is essentially a few giant hotel conglomerates which have constructed an adult Disneyland, replete with Greco-Roman themed indoor shopping malls and hideous souvenir mugs. The sooner you accept this, the more you will come to love it.
     
    Second, advance planning is good: if you're coming with the entire hockey team, you'll want to book a table ahead of time. Waiting in line is for suckers. Because, well, it can be the bouncer's polite way of saying "get lost." Comprende?
     
    It goes without saying that you should be well-dressed. Your favorite J.J. Threads shirt, a splash of cologne, and a Rolex (to ensure good treatment at the strip club afterwards) should do the trick.
     
    Where to go? First, fill up at your pick of top-notch restaurants. There's Lotus of Siam, arguably the country's best Thai restaurant. Or Jaleo, Jose Andres' inventive tapas outpost where you can guzzle all the bacon-wrapped dates in the scene-y Cosmopolitan. If you're up for splurging, Joel Robuchon is an excellent place to lighten your wallet and enlighten your tastebuds. 
     
    As for clubbing, we'll point you to JackColton.com, our favorite site for Vegas lowdown, with well-curated listings. As for personal favorites, XS nightclub is a glitzily fitting introduction to Sin City's nightlife. This sprawling indoor/outdoor impressario has plenty of pools for a late night dip once things start to heat up. (As long as the grim-faced bouncers don't catch you first.) 
     
    The only afterparty worth going to is Spearmint Rhino, where scores of lovely ladies will finish up the last of your savings account.
     
    Our last bit of advice: budget in the late checkout fee. Or gamble enough in the hotel casino that they'll waive it for their favorite VIPs.
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You Won't Believe What Happened to Us in Vegas...

In honor of a recent trip, we're highlighting America's favorite city of sin: Las Vegas.
 
Now, there are a few things to keep in mind. First off, Vegas is kinda cheesy. The Strip is essentially a few giant hotel conglomerates which have constructed an adult Disneyland, replete with Greco-Roman themed indoor shopping malls and hideous souvenir mugs. The sooner you accept this, the more you will come to love it.
 
Second, advance planning is good: if you're coming with the entire hockey team, you'll want to book a table ahead of time. Waiting in line is for suckers. Because, well, it can be the bouncer's polite way of saying "get lost." Comprende?
 
It goes without saying that you should be well-dressed. Your favorite J.J. Threads shirt, a splash of cologne, and a Rolex (to ensure good treatment at the strip club afterwards) should do the trick.
 
Where to go? First, fill up at your pick of top-notch restaurants. There's Lotus of Siam, arguably the country's best Thai restaurant. Or Jaleo, Jose Andres' inventive tapas outpost where you can guzzle all the bacon-wrapped dates in the scene-y Cosmopolitan. If you're up for splurging, Joel Robuchon is an excellent place to lighten your wallet and enlighten your tastebuds. 
 
As for clubbing, we'll point you to JackColton.com, our favorite site for Vegas lowdown, with well-curated listings. As for personal favorites, XS nightclub is a glitzily fitting introduction to Sin City's nightlife. This sprawling indoor/outdoor impressario has plenty of pools for a late night dip once things start to heat up. (As long as the grim-faced bouncers don't catch you first.) 
 
The only afterparty worth going to is Spearmint Rhino, where scores of lovely ladies will finish up the last of your savings account.
 
Our last bit of advice: budget in the late checkout fee. Or gamble enough in the hotel casino that they'll waive it for their favorite VIPs.