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Southern strip O'Sheas equivalent ?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Yall, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. Yall

    Yall Low-Roller

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    So we used to stay center strip (Flamingo, Caesars, etc.) on every trip. One of our favorite things to do was to go to O'Sheas every morning around 8 and warm up with a bunch of booze and some low limit stuff.

    Now they are gone and we're staying at MGM. Is there a place near MGM that has a similar "dive" vibe and also has some table games or at least VP that is within walking distance?
     
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    44inarow VIP Whale

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    Maybe Hooters? It's not quite as much of a dive as the old O'Shea's was, but it's no Bellagio, that's for sure.
     
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    jukie Low-Roller

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    LOL I was going to say Hooters as well
     
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    Excal maybe. Nyny seemed to have a fairly youngish crowd when I was there earlier in the year, but certainly no beer pong-level diveiness.
     
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    woodsie High-Roller

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    Casino Royale isn't too far away and The Quad is even closer but no longer divey.
     
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    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I would say Hooters, Excalibur, or Tropicana, probably in that order
     
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    The only reason I question Excalibur is because he mentioned an O'Shea's-type of place, whereas Excalibur is cheap and gross but also kid-friendly, which O'Shea's was definitely not. That being said, I have to figure there isn't too much serious debauchery planned for 8am... but you never know.
     
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    Fair enough. I almost got swarmed by a pack of twelve year olds just trying to walk through Excalibur to get to NYNY two weekend ago!
     
  9. brandonmc

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    Hooters is the closest replacement. I do miss O Shea's for cheap BJ, booze, and subway.
     
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    +1 for Hooters, -1 for Excalibur

    When Excalibur use to have Beer Pong I would say it might fall in the category with O'Shea's but not so much any more. And the limits at Hooters are lower than Excalibur and it will be less crowded at Hooters so you might actually get on a low limit table. The $5 craps table at Excalibur is nearly always packed...same with $5 Blackjack if they even have a $5 table.

    For something similar to O'Shea's I would definitely say Hooters.
     
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    O'Shea's will be reopening maybe late Fall. They have had the sign up for almost 2 months. I loved O'Shea's and hopefully there will be a resemblance to the old joint which i loved for all the tackiness on the Strip which has transformed/or is transforming into what many of us don't want to lose on the Strip.
    Casino Royale is sort of the place that enables many of the folks who love to drink cheap beer and engage in low limit gambling on the Strip, like the old Boardwalk and Slots o Fun.
    If you are staying at MGM and don't want to walk a few blocks to CR, or take the Monorail or hop on the Duece, then try Hooters. I've never been to Hooters, just San Remo and props further back in time. Maybe at 8 am at Hooters, you will find cheap drinks, low limit gambling, and beer pong just to relive the good ole' days.
     
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    Hooters, for sure. Just the name alone inspires debauchery.

    Excalibur- too many kids.

    Tropicana- I wouldn't consider anything NEAR O'Sheas quality. Way better, IMO.

    Might even want to look at some places around the Hawaiian Marketplace. No casino but I'm sure there's a dive bar or three there.
     
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    :beer: It's nice to see other people miss that dive as much as myself. What a great and cool dump that place was. We would spend hours in there every day.
     
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    Hooters is definitely divey, but it doesn't have the vibe that O'Shea's had. It's more divey in a sad way than divey in a fun way, if that makes any sense. It does have very good video poker and drink service though.
     
  15. Yall

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    Good drink service and good VP? You had me at hello! ;)

    Thanks for all the great feedback everyone!
     
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    Glad to hear Oshea's in going to reopen

    I'm glad to read earlier in the thread that Oshea's was going to reopen. Oshea's when it opened 20 years or so ago was one of my favorite casinos. At the time it was about the only place the BJ dealers were friendly.
     
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    Casino Royale is probably about as close as it gets.
     
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    Hooters would be the sterile O'Sheas equivalent, but with better gaming conditions (VP and low limit 3/2 Blackjack - CET killed all blackjack at O'Sheas)/

    If you want a true dive, you can venture further up/down Tropicana to hit up Wild Wild West, across the street from In N Out Burger. It's about a 10-15 minute walk just beyond I-15. They have live, low limit games, mostly played by drunken down and out locals playing their paycheck.
     
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