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Linq Tr May 8-13 (with Pictures)

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Stizz19, May 8, 2016.

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  1. Stizz19

    Stizz19 Low-Roller

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    Sorry for lack of updates, will do one soon. Lots of pictures and a ton of stuff to cover.


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  2. Superpocky

    Superpocky VIP Whale

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    I believe it is an Italian restaurant. Not really high end but I heard it's got great food and their original off strip location ranked really high on trip advisor for a long time.
     
  3. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    We checked it out on our last trip, didn't eat there, but looked at the menu, a buddy of mine ate there and said it was decent. Its pretty casual and inexpensive (for Vegas). Sandwiches were 15-20$, and meals were 20-30$ with steaks in the 30-50$ range. So a bit more than the true casual joints, but significantly cheaper than a lot of the places in that area. The menu was a mix of American/Italian/steakhouse. Kind of an eclectic mix. Location was good on the promenade. In addition to my one friend, I've since spoken with several other people who recommended it. So might be worth a try. If you do, let me know. We opted for Tilted Kilt instead of OTS, might go the other way on our upcoming trip.
     
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  4. bjpcyclone

    bjpcyclone High-Roller

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    Played there a couple of times during my trip 2 weeks ago. They told us they could comp "anything under $10" (although we did try and get a 40-oz Mickey's comped but they wouldn't because of the size...even though it was $8).
     
  5. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    That's better than I was told last. They said technically had price limits based on which card level you were and gold was only $7. But I was taken care of regardless. $10 definitely covers almost all 12 oz bottles except Chimay maybe. But I think Cosmo Bond Bar might comp that one.
     
  6. bwatson23

    bwatson23 High-Roller

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    Short trip to try and get back to some kind of normal.
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    TAG??
     
  8. VegasJmr

    VegasJmr Low-Roller

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    Love the food porn, can't wait for the VP porn.....
     
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    Johnzimbo VIP Whale

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    I think they will rename TAG to TRING at some point :)
     
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  10. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    TAG Lounge at Linq, stands for "Totally Automated Gaming", has VP bartops and e-table games. And a huge craft beer selection that's compable.
     
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  11. D in the D

    D in the D Oldest ride, Longest Line

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    IMO they did you a favor NOT comping you the 40 dawg of the Mean Green. God, that stuff is awful. It gives me flashbacks to my early drinking days. Malt liquor is an acquired taste I guess....LOL.
     
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  12. bjpcyclone

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    Haha, we were quite a few deep so it wouldn't have tasted as bad as it really is! It was more for the novelty and photo opportunities.
     
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    ovojake Low-Roller

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    Seriously man I couldn't believe how convenient The Linq was during my last stay. Awesome.
     
  14. Stizz19

    Stizz19 Low-Roller

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    Sorry for the late update, I was super busy after I got back from Vegas.

    Anyway woke up around 8ish the following morning and decided to use our Groupon for Bachannal Buffet at Caesars Palace. Overall it was pretty good but after being twice now I probably won't be back for awhile.

    After the buffet we decide to take a stroll down the strip.

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    Headed to Cosmo to check out the new Sports Book, really liked the look of it. Not happy with Book and Stage being gone and VP pay tables are trash but enjoyed it nonetheless. I always order Bourbon Sours at Cosmo, they are the best i've ever had and they comp them while playing. This time they even used egg whites.

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    And Clique which is in the old Book and Stage area, which was closed at the time we were there.
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  15. Stizz19

    Stizz19 Low-Roller

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    As we left Cosmo we decided to head towards The Park near NYNY/MC. Being early in the day was not busy at all but seems like it would be fun at night.
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    And the new Arena

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    After The Park we decided to do the Rollercoaster at NYNY. I used a MyVegas reward for mine and it was my second time being on it. Probably wasn't a good idea to do it because I fucked my shoulder up at hockey recently and the Rollercoaster made it worse. Good thing I constantly had a buzz in Vegas so it didn't bother me too much. Did not snap pictures for some reason...

    After this we walked down the strip again. We walked A LOT this trip. The total distance we walked during our 5 day trip was 59 miles/95km.
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    Headed up to the new Beer Park by Budweiser. Awesome place but a little pricey, the beer list is decent as well.

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    My buddy on the left and my wife on the right enjoying a beer.

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    My brother is a HUGE sports bet gambler. I'm trying to drag him to stay at Cosmo in September because I think he would love the new Sports Bar there. Especially with it being football season. Every year we get our alumni super bowl tickets and I sell them to spend in Vegas. Lol
     
  17. Stizz19

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    After Beer Park we decided to Uber it DT. Got dropped off at the Container Park as I had never seen it before. Neat area but don't see myself spending much time here in the future.

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    Decided to head to Pizza Rock for some food before checking out DT Grand for the first time. Did not get many pictures of food this trip haha.

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    Played some VP here and checked out the rest of the BBall game before heading to Fremont for the night, oh the debauchery that ensued. Did not get a ton of pictures to tell the story but we casino hopped and played VP and Slots at various casinos.

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    Drinks at Vanguard using a groupon, love this place.

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    The D flair bartenders doing their thang.

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    My buddy was hammered so we had to get him back to the hotel about midnight or so. Me and the wife decided to, yet again, walk down the strip. Grabbed something to eat at Earl of Sandwich in PH.
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    Headed back and calledit a night around 2:30am. So on only the second day we managed to do a lot starting at Bacchanal and ending on Fremont.
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  18. Stizz19

    Stizz19 Low-Roller

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    THIRD DAY : SHOOTIN' DAY.

    Purchased yet another groupon for this trip which was the Gun Garage best bang for your buck package for me and my buddy. I have only shot 1 gun in my life when I was 12 so I didn't know what to expect at all. The package had 9 guns including a Desert Eagle, SAW, P90, AK47, Krinkov, Tommy Gun etc. It was insanely fun to say the least and the adrenaline level was off the charts. The staff were very professional and may return in the future. Here are a few pictures.

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    Took the shuttle back to the hotel about 11:15 am and get to drinking and eating. Took a stroll through the Linq Promenade before heading to PH to have a look around.

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    Headed to Sin City brewing in PH to have a few brews.

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    I reserved a table at Legasses Stadium in The Palazzo at 4pm for the Pittsburgh Penguins game. Pretty cool place, did not sit in the Stadium Seating as it was all booked. Put a few bets down on the Pens to win and the Spurs to beat OKC...Spurs choked so I split my bets.

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    My buddy got heat stroke the previous day and did not feel well so he left and went back to the hotel about 5ish and was out of commission until the next day. The Wife and I decided to walk around at night for a bit.

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    Used a MyVegas reward for the Whiskey Tasting at Hit Bar in Monte Carlo. Pretty good selection of spirits for a free tasting. OUr Bartender Garth was a great guy to talk to for the hour and a half we were there. Wife had the 2 for 1 cocktail MyVegas reward.

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    It was about 11:30 by the time we left MC and decided to make our way back to the hotel. Took the Tram to Bellagio and walked the rest.

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    Decided to play VP at Catalyst for a bit and FINALLY hit a 4oak. I only hit 2 the whole trip, one here and the other was at Binions.

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    As i posted earlier went to the room to get a beer and got a text from the wife who ordered this about 1:30am.

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    That's the end of day 3.
     
  19. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    'Dem is some g o o d pictures! Some of the best I've seen, really enjoying this.
     
  20. RealSolGlow

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    Love the pictures and the recap thus far. Great TR! I hope to remember to take as many pictures on my solo trip this weekend.
     
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