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Things to do at Ballys?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by crdbraves, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. crdbraves

    crdbraves Newbie

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    Going to Vegas Feb 19-24 and staying at Ballys? What's some good things to do around or in Ballys?
     
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    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Ballys is not exactly bursting with excitement, but its in a great location. I've stayed at Ballys in the past (really enjoyed the size of the rooms for the price). But for fun, waslk across the street to Bellagio and Caesars. Lots more to do there
     
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    There is a great piano bar in the walkway between Ballys and Paris that is a must-do for us every trip.
     
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    Actually Bally's and Paris are connected, You can visit the Eiffel Tower, dine at Mon Ami Gabi, visit the Sugar Factory........in Bally's you can go the Sports Book and Taquila Bar, there are a couple of lounge shows in Bally's and Paris with live music and drinks. Next door is Planet Hollywood, which is geared to the younger crowd with go-go dancers at the blackjack tables, in fact they have go-go dancers at Bally's also. There's a mall in Planet Hollywood also.
    Keep in mind that Bally's, Paris, and Planet Hollywood are right beside one another..........so all 3 Hotels are one big place of fun.
     
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    trooth Low-Roller

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    Planet Hollywood has a mall connected to it. And across the street is Cosmo. You are in the center of the strip. Finding your way out of Ballys to the strip can be an adventure in itself though. Play it by ear or like I do drunked stumble. :beer:
     
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    gradytripp Low-Roller

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    I'll be staying at Bally's almost those exact same days. As others have noted, it's not necessarily full of must-do "sights," but it's a great place to stay.

    I like the vibe of the casino, which is full of regular people having a good time. Each of the surrounding casinos has a different feel to it, so you can go from hipster Cosmopolitan ($18 short rib eggs benedict) to the divey Stage Door ($2.50 hotdog and beer combo), and everywhere in between, as you see fit.

    In Bally's itself, in the Indigo Lounge (which is open to the casino) there are often very good house bands playing from 9 pm to 2 am or so. You can go in, but there's a drink minimum (I believe). It's just as easy to hang out in Tequila Bar or at the cheap slots, listening to the music. People congregate around the edge of the Indigo and groove to the beat, sometimes in amusing ways.

    Jubilee is a last-of-its-kind Vegas show, well worth seeing if you are at all interested in that kind of undescribable over-the-top kind of entertainment.
     
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    stuntin909 Low-Roller

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    Nothing to do there. The sports book is a mission and so is anything else. HOWEVER, location is awesome and can't be beat for the prices they charge. I'll be staying there for free next weekend and don't mind the walking. Plus their slots are a little looser than other casinos which helps. :)
     
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    There's a few low roller places to eat and drink by Bally's. Across from the side entrance on Flamingo is the Stage Door, cheap booze and snacks. In that same plaza is Battista's Hole in the Wall for cheap pasta (house wine included). I haven't tried it because I don't eat wheat anymore. And behind Bally's is Ellis Island, they are known for their cheap specials (steak special & bbq) and booze.
     
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    I'll be at Ballys around the same time as you. It's a GREAT location from which to wander the strip. The Burger Brasserie just inside the walkway to Paris is very good. I second the other posters who recommended Indigo Lounge for great cover bands. Go to either the Casino bar or Sully's Bar for drinks and VP, the bartenders are great and very friendly (especially after a nice initial tip). Definitely go across the street and check out Cosmo, it's really something.

    Have a great time!!
     
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    Hangthere as little as possible. As some have said not exactlty an exciting place.
     
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    Get some drinks from Po at the Sportsbook bar. He is a riot and has his own specialty drink.
     
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    Napoleon's is the bar in the walkway between Paris and Bally's. I second that rec and the one for Indigo bar. I also like the bartenders at the sports book and the Casino bar with all the TVs near Nosh. I also like the low table limits on BJ and the Sterling brunch on Sundays in the steak house. One of the best things about Bally's is its location. HAVE FUN!
     
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    I believe they also just redid the poker room & moved it up front near Nosh.

    What did they do in the old Poker area? More slots or new tables?
     
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