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Build your own "Old School Vegas" night...

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Aero, Jul 19, 2012.

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  1. Aero

    Aero Low-Roller

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    I would like to devote one full day on my next trip to the classic Vegas experience. Where would you go and what would you do around the Las Vegas valley on your "Old School Vegas" day/night? (Food, events, places/people to see, places to hang out, etc.)
     
  2. Leeza14

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    I'd eat at the Peppermill and head to the Neon Boneyard and then spend time downtown.
     
  3. Vegas Steve

    Vegas Steve Low-Roller

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    I would have a few cocktails at the Peppermill then head over to the Riviera for some gambling and a "Moscow Mule" cocktail. Jump in a taxi and stop at Frankie's Tiki Room before heading downtown for a couple of hours.
     
  4. searchin

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    I would definately do a great lunch buffet then try to last till a great graveyard special. The most old school feeling place I have stayed at was the El Cortez. The most old school show I have seen was Big Elvis at Bills. I think he has moved. Roulette and craps would fit because it took a long time for the local casinos to offer these. Champagne.
     
  5. rbspartan

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    Dinner at someplace like Casa di Amore.
    Play poker with Jackie at ElCo ... or the coin-dropper VP at ElCo.
    Wander the Riviera while you can.
     
  6. sabrina

    sabrina Low-Roller

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    In my opinion if your going old school you need to dress up a bit and go see the late show of Jubilee- last of its kind. :beer:
     
  7. RPMCanes

    RPMCanes High-Roller

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    This is hypothetical because these places/people are gone but dinner at the Palace Court, seeing Rodney Dangerfield in the Circus Maximus showroom, then craps all night in the Olympic Casino. :(
     
  8. Srvanwyk

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    Drinks at bills then downtown to el Cortez for lots of cheap gambling
     
  9. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    Nice work. Ditto.

    Nick:beer:
     
  10. C0usineddie

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    Are we talking wearing spurs and living in a tent old vegas?

    How about the no air conditioning old vegas?

    No thanks, I will take it the way it is now.
     
  11. UTE

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    Dinner at The Golden Steer. It's one of the few remaining mob/celebrity restaurants from the old days. Everyone from Elvis to the Rat Pack hung out there. The mobster Tony 'The Ant' Spilatro had a jewelry store only 400 feet away (where Allure now sits) and had his own booth by the back door.

    The outside of the restaurant has seen better days but the inside is classic old Las Vegas. They have not changed a thing. Stepping inside is like going back in time - you see just what Frank Sinatra saw when he walked in (and you can request his booth). You can sit where Marilyn Monroe or John Wayne liked to sit (and others). It's not cheap - but it's worth it.

    Bill
     
  12. Michelle

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    Wow I love the idea of the Golden Steer! I will have to look into that!
     
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    Go in a dark alley and wave around a lot of cash.
    Eventually someone will come kick my ass and take my money.
    This will be my Old School Vegas "back roomed" experience. :wink2:
     
  14. smartone

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    You beat me to it... definitely Golden Steer!!!!:licklips:
     
  15. Aero

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    Ok...So far, here's what we have

    Neon boneyard 10am tour
    Mob museum 10am-8pm
    Peppermill drinks&lunch
    *Back to hotel to don my fedora and pinstripes*
    Big Elvis@Harrahs 3/5/6:30
    4-6pmM-W, 9-Cl R-Sat Happy Hour - Turquiose room @ Riv - Moscow Mules $4
    Frankie's Tiki Room 4-8pm Friday $4Aloha coolers
    Rat Pack is Back show @ Crowne 7pm
    Golden Steer dinner
    Jubilee - late show 10:30
    Gamble @ ElCo
    Downtown gaming

    What else you got???:thumbsup:
     
  16. Bazzito52

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    Breakfast seems to be open:

    Eat breakfast at a hotel/casino coffee shop that has keno runners.

    Mark your ticket with a black crayon, place your bet with the keno runner, and then follow the numbers on the keno display board while you eat.

    Hopefully tip your runner when she delivers your winnings.
     
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