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Abbreviated Bachelor Party Trip 10/18-10/19

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by YoungGun, Nov 1, 2013.

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  1. YoungGun

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    My Trip Report

    This was just a two-day trip for me since I had some things to take care of on Sunday. There were a couple of others in the same boat so we left earlier than everyone else on Friday. I figured we might as well get a few extra hours in Vegas if we're going to be missing the last day. We drove from Orange County to Las Vegas, arriving around 1PM.

    Our first stop was the Eureka Casino. It is a small slots only place that is home to Fat Choy Restaurant. The casino underwent a renovation and expansion when they added Fat Choy and was pleasant and not too smokey. We played some VP and received beers from an attentive bartender. After finishing our beers we decided to check out the reason we were here: Fat Choy. Fat Choy is a classic American diner with Asian influences. Their Fat Choy burger has made a few best burgers in Vegas lists so I decided to try that. It is a burger with short rib meat, egg, and bacon. It was a good burger and at $10 (with choice of fries or salad) it is considerably cheaper than your average gourmet burger place. The only thing I did not like was the bacon. They use a thick cut bacon that looks great, but was way too salty for my taste. The only member of our group that didn't get the burger got the chicken teriyaki and very disappointed. It looked and tasted like a microwave teriyaki bowl from Costco. Personally, I didn't think the burger was worth going out of the way for, but if you're in the area it's a decent place to eat. I will, however, try to make it there on a Sunday next time so I can try their Sunday brunch menu. It looks really good.

    Since we still had a few hours before everyone else got there, we decided to go casino hopping downtown. We started at El Cortez since parking there was convenient (although the main parking garage is now for upper tier slot club members only). Drink service was great and people were generally friendly. If only they could somehow cut down on the smoke a little, I could see myself spending a lot more time there. I played a little of everything and had no real luck (couldn't even get a Silver Strike), so I moved on to the next casino. Ended up going to nearly every casino on Fremont. Checked out The D for the first time since it became The D. The Sigma Derby was roped off for some reason, so I didn't get to play that. We ended up at the elevators to get back to the lower level and they took forever. I can see why people who stay in the hotel complain about them.

    My friends got chili dogs at American Coney, but I couldn't even think about eating again after Fat Choy (I was the only one that finished my burger). Not much more to report at the other casinos. Went to the Plaza and Golden Gate for the first time since their remodels and both looked great. Wish Golden Gate would start their dancing dealers a little earlier.

    Our original plan was to eat downtown before meeting up with everyone else at the house we had rented for the weekend (a great way to put up a big group of guys for cheap). However, none of us were that hungry so we headed to the house with a little pit stop at Lee's Discount Liquors. We pre-game a little before heading out to Hakkasan. Pre-sale tickets were only $20 and there was no line to get in on a Friday night. The club is smaller than I had imagined and divided into so many different areas. It just doesn't have the wow factor that other clubs, even some of the older ones, have. Ended up leaving a little early since skipping dinner ended up being a bad idea for one of my friends. Had dinner finally... at Taco Bell.

    Saturday morning was spent mostly at the house. Dinner that evening was at STK. Our group had one of the private rooms and even with gratuity being included because we were a large group, the service was still great. Ribeye was delicious, but I had a hard time enjoying it since I ate so much of their delicious bread! I ordered the lobster mac & cheese as a side and while it was good, there really wasn't enough lobster in it to justify the $30 price tag. Did some random gambling at Cosmo after the meal and then returned to the house to pack. While those of us that were leaving that night packed, everyone else headed back to the strip since the gentlemen's club shuttle won't pick up from a private residence. Not really a stripper guy myself, so I didn't feel too bad about missing that part of the evening.

    Thanks for reading. I know it was pretty tame for a bachelor party trip report, but I like reading everyone else's TRs so much I figure it was only fair I contribute.
     
  2. DrLect

    DrLect Low-Roller

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    I thought all Calipeeps loved Costco?
     
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    Are you guys 90:poke:
     
  4. sco5123

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    I enjoyed the report...now I must know how the bread at stk is
     
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