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Going out during odd hours

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Backagain1, May 4, 2014.

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  1. Backagain1

    Backagain1 High-Roller

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    Going out with friends we have decided we will go out at a off hour, 2, 3, or 4 am.
    We are older and usually in bed by 9 pm. However, we want to check Vegas out at an odd hour. We will be staying near the Miles Mall without a car. Any suggestions of what we should do?
     
  2. nickle

    nickle Low-Roller

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    I frequently go (or stay) out at these times. That's the beauty of Vegas for a vacation...there is always something going on. You can gamble, sit at a bar, walk the strip or do whatever you would normally do. Have fun!!
     
  3. Backagain1

    Backagain1 High-Roller

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    Thank you.
     
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    My wife and I do this quite a bit, while in Vegas or even at our local casino.

    If its a weekend (Friday night/Saturday morning or Saturday night/Sunday morning) you could still see lots of people out at 2-4AM... weeknights, not so much - still people but not that many.

    Even in the middle of the night some casinos will still be pretty busy while others can get a little quiet - Planet Hollywood is one of the ones that could go either way for how busy it is in the middle of the night (I am thinking thats what you mean when you say the "Miles Mall" meaning Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood).

    For what to do:

    If you like to gamble the middle of the night can be OK depending on what you play. Table games can be a little quiet and if you really like the camaraderie with the other players there aren't many players out and about at that time (still some, but not like it would be hours prior).

    If you are a slot player its a pretty good time: its usually nice and quiet and you can mostly have your pick of machines and games that can be hard to get on (popular new ones) are usually available.

    One of the easiest things to do can be just go for a middle of the night breakfast or something and just watch the parade of people going by - the restaurants that are open usually aren't that busy and often don't have the music cranked up so you can sit and talk.

    Going out and walking The Strip can be hit or miss. If you are around Planet Hollywood I would want to work my way north instead of south.

    For my wife and I we usually just go out around midnight to 1AM and do a bunch of casino hopping and gambling until maybe 6-7AM and then go to McDonald's for breakfast and then back to the hotel room for some sleep.
     
  5. Backagain1

    Backagain1 High-Roller

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    Nice plan! Thank you.
     
  6. BayouBengal

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    Midweek may be pretty quiet. Most restaurants will be closed and large portions of the pits will be closed. The few tables that are open might be full as there aren't many choices.

    It's also when they do some maintenance on some machines. It's neat looking over the shoulders of the techs to get a glimpse of the guts of a slot machine.
     
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    Being from the east coast we are in bed early and up early in Vegas time.
    We find it to be a great time to hit those machines which are normally crowded.
    The table games still seem to be packed and the people playing tend to be overly loud at that time. (Not sure why :beer::beer::beer:):wink2:
     
  8. Backagain1

    Backagain1 High-Roller

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    Thank you both!
     
  9. breanna61

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    I actually prefer gambling during the wee hours. Many of the lounge bands play until 2 or 3 in the morning, so you could take in a lounge act then hit the gambling. The best people watching after the midnight hour lol. There's a very good band at The Tropicana.
     
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    Small hours of the night can be a great time for a little sojourn in Vegas. Most times we are back in the room by midnight or so but often our first night we are asleep way earlier than that due to the time difference which then means we are wide awake at about 2am - nowadays that just means hanging down on the floor of our base hotel but when we used to stay at Ballys it was always time for a bit of casino hopping without the usual crowds. Sometimes we even deliberately do it another night purely because much of the time you can pretty much get on any machine/table you want.

    Enjoy it, always nice to discover a slightly different side to Vegas.

    Furry
     
  11. Bchristie1074

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    If you like poker, that's the best time to play IMO. So many drunks guys who have no idea what they are doing. As long as you don't mind getting drawn out a few times it is a great time.
     
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    12AM-6AM is my favorite time in Vegas. I like to gamble at those hours cause most people are good and drunk and a lot more friendly. Then come 6AM and all the old people slowly fill up the tables and start ordering coffee, that's when I know it's time to go to bed.
     
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    Many great memories but one of the best was sitting on a wall in front of the Palazzo with DW at about 3:30 am. It was quiet (for Vegas) and you could look south and see the lights, the power washers in front of Venetian and the occasional couple walk by and say hello. It was such a different world at that hour.
     
  14. Backagain1

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    Great! Thanks
     
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    If it's the weekend, you shouldn't have any trouble doing most anything. If it's a slower week night, some places may close a lot of their tables and bar(s). The important thing is, you have to let us know what you end up doing!
     
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    I love Vegas during those late night/early morning hours....whether gambling or just people watching with a drink....
     
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    My body clock usually has me up and moving between 4-5 am when we are in Vegas. My wife sleeps better than I do in Sin City. So most mornings I am out and about very early. I like that time of day. Fill my time with Video Poker, Blackjack and occasionally some craps until my wife is up and rolling.

    later, GVJ
     
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    Stay in bed,You're old!

    Only kidding, I'm old and have a tough time adjusting for the first couple of days. My fav thing is to grab a coffee and hang out front by the valet guys. I have made a few friends over the years and get great locals advice on lots of things. I love that early morning air,especially when its going to be a scorcher later.My buddys at the Rio told me to move out to LV and they'd get me a job driving a shuttle or something.
     
  19. dewey089

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    I do this as often as I can.
    I am 67 and at home I am in bed about 8-9, although sometimes up in the middle of the night.

    In Vegas I will sometimes go to bed at 5-6 PM and then wake up at 1-2 AM.
    Sometimes I ask for a wakeup call.

    Poker is particularly good at these hours because most of the competition is tired or drunk or both.
    And I am fresh and rested.
    Also, I like downtown and the Golden Nugget doubles the bonus for high hands from 2-10 AM.

    At the Golden Nugget I get $10 food comp for 4 hours of play, and so I finish the night with an almost free breakfast at the buffet.
    On the strip I would often finish at Ellis Island. The steak special is still on, but there are no lines to fight.

    I also try taking a nap before the shows. Some of them start at 10. I can't enjoy them if I have pushed at high speed all day long, but with a nap I am good to go.

    Particularly in the very hot weather, August for example, walking in the early morning hours is much more comfortable than walking during the day and the lights make it just a wonderful experience without the crowds. I love the walk from Riviera to Flamingo in early morning hours.

    The Deuce too at 2 AM is much easier than just before midnight. I usually stay downtown. If I am playing poker on the strip, I wait until 2 to catch the bus.

    Finally, the time that seems the least interesting to me in Vegas is around 5-6 AM. Downtown is particularly dull. So with this pattern I sleep through those hours and wake up when the pool is open or events begin.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Hey!
    I resemble that remark!
    :beer:
     
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