In Vegas, it's all about who you know! Lucky for you, we know all the right people: a concierge, a cocktail waittress, a bouncer, and Elvis! Read up!
ASK A CONCIERGE: Adrian Little, concierge at the Four Seasons Las Vegas, maps out your day off the Strip.
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SKY COMBAT ACE
“It’s basically like Top Gun. They take you in a small jet with a pilot, and hand over the controls once they’ve trained you to do the aerobatic stuff. I don’t think you’d ever want to bungee-jump again.”
LAS VEGAS SPEEDWAY
“Drive around the track in Aston Martins and Lamborghinis. It’s pretty reasonable depending on how many laps you decide to do.”
“The ideal way for a bachelor party of 10 guys to get around Las Vegas is a party bus. You can sit and face each other. They’ve got videos in there and the whole shebang.”
ASK ELVIS: Jesse Garon, the “official Elvis of Las Vegas,” presents the King’s guide to owning Sin City.
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BEST DIVE BAR
“People here are getting back to good old-fashioned drinking, and there’s a place called the Double Down where they serve bacon martinis and a shot called Ass Juice. It’s truly one of the last dive bars.”
GETTING MARRIED IN VEGAS
“I’ve been doing 450 ceremonies annually for the past 19 years. The best way to be married here is with Elvis at the welcome to las vegas sign in a pink
Cadillac. And if you’re like Britney Spears, you can get divorced the next day.”
AVOID AIRPORT SCAMS
“Don’t buy tickets at the airport for the volcano show or the Treasure Island mermaids. Those shows are free.”
AVOID VEGAS MYTHS
“Everyone thinks prostitution is legal in Las Vegas, but it’s not. However, if the mayor has his way, marijuana will be, so God bless the mayor.”
ASK A BOUNCER: Derrick “Mountain” Auger of the Spearmint Rhino on getting the most out of Sin City’s strip clubs.
“If you’re here in the summer, stop at your hotel and shower before going to any strip clubs. Granted, the girls will talk to you either way, because they’re there to make money. But they’re not coming up to you if you smell like a sewer.”
“A lot of places will send a limo to pick you up and bring you in the door for free. Most guys just figure they’ll show up at the door and pay a cover charge. A lot of clubs, including ours, will send transportation for you.”
KEEP WOLF PACKS SMALL
“Go out in small groups. Huge packs just equal the maximum amount of money spent. In a small group you don’t have to worry about one of your pals borrowing $200.”
“Since the economic downturn, credit card companies are watching for fraud and locking up cards more than ever before. There’s also the paper trail—wives and girlfriends have a strange way of being damn good detectives.”
ASK A COCKTAIL WAITRESS: Claudia Morales, who serves up the good stuff at the MGM Grand’s Wet Republic Pool Party, dishes on where to wet your whistle.
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“The mojitos at Wet Republic are famous. Our strawberry, pomegranate, or dragonberry mojitos are always refreshing drinks that I recommend to customers. They go down very easy, you can’t taste too much alcohol, and they aren’t too fruity.”
“Pure has been here a long
time. It has a patio upstairs, and it’s a great place to go just to look at the Strip or listen to great music. It’s like three or four clubs in one place.”
“My favorite night out is going to dinner at Social House on Wednesdays and then partying at LAX.”