Blatant Localism: Bacon & Cocktails.

Bacon in cocktails. Gimmick or no gimmick? Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer? Incredibly nice staff.

My review at VegasChatter:

We Know Exactly What Your Favorite Cocktail Is Missing: Bacon

Blatant Localism: Fear And Loathing As Visitors Discover The Carousel Bar Has Closed.

The Carousel Bar at Circus Circus.

Part two of a trilogy of Circus Circus related stories. The bar mythologized by Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas is no more. That would be The Carousel Bar/ The Horse-Around Bar/The Merry-Go-Round Bar. All the same. All gone.

Here’s my review at VegasChatter:

The Carousel Bar at Circus Circus is no more.

Blatant Localism: The Griffin Still Sinks its Claws Into The Downtown Vegas Scene

Even more from my series of reviews of Downtown’s bar scene. This time its the Griffin. Yay to mood, jukebox and the fireplaces. Needs more of The Fall. The review is at VegasChatter:

When Winging Through Downtown, Consider The Griffin

The Griffin, Downtown Las Vegas

Blatant Localism: Mob Bar Hits Downtown Las Vegas.

Last month, Mob Bar opened on Downtown’s 3rd Street, very close to Fremont. How does the gangster gimmick stack up? The first in my series of Downtown bar reviews over at VegasChatter.

Mob Bar Offers You Cocktails (and Food) You Can’t Refuse

The Usual cocktail at Mob bar

Blatant Localism: Drop Some Quarters Into Downtown’s Insert Coin(s)

Insert Coin(s) is the Las Vegas version of Flynn’s from Tron, (1982) and the End of Line Club from, er, Tron, (2010.) Go visit. I did. I’ll go back. Here’s my review.

Insert Coin(s) review at VegasChatter.