BobbyF
 
 
 
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    August 30, 2013
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Unassumingly located in the Roman Plaza just steps from the front entrance of Caesars Palace, "Absinthe" the show is just as entertaining as the drink is enchanting and both undoubtedly pack a delightful yet powerful punch.The exterior of the humdrum tent that houses the exuberant performance is modestly decorated with just several strands of blinking lights. However, with your first step into the structure, you will find that you have stumbled into the whimsical realm of Spiegelworld -- a world apart from reality that relentlessly devours inhibition and dissolves time.Stained glass mirrors and a mismatched collection of knickknacks hang from the kitschy artifact-adorned walls and an assortment of antique benches and chairs compose the seating for the theater in the round. Lacking refinement in the utmost of ways, the all-encompassing ambiance and experience of this adults-only, circus-style spectacular make "Absinthe" a rabbit hole you will be charmed to fall into.Hosted by The Gazillionaire -- a slick-haired, unreserved and crass yet charismatic character -- "Absinthe" features an assortment of incredible specialty acts of old-world burlesque, daring feats of strength and agility in addition to not-so-common routines that, when combined, make for a variety show that one might only envision in their wildest dreams -- or after the green fairy has lured you into a liquid-induced trance of sorts."If you're offended by words like f*** or s*** you just might be at the wrong f***in' show," The Gazillionaire frankly announces at the beginning of the show so that you cannot say you haven't been warned. But while the commentary of The Gazillionaire and his, we assume, sexually frustrated assistant Joy Jenkins may -- OK, definitely -- veer towards the naughty side, the acts albeit sexy are more amazing than risqué... unless, of course, the mental stimulation of having your mind blown for an hour is how you get your kicks, then in that case, the latter is reversed.But aside from The Gazillionaire and Joy, who hilariously introduce the acts with a reliable raunchy factor throughout the production, the only other character with a speaking part is the seductive "Green Fairy," who sings and does a burlesque-style striptease that kicks off and wraps up the show.Other acts featured include a chair balancing acrobatic act; tight-rope walkers; a sexy man and woman aerialist team; twin tap dancers; a three-man balancing troupe and various other artists who showcase incredible feats of strength and talent within mere feet of the crowd... so close to the crowd that one of the acts mandates that the front two rows of the audience remained seated for their safety and the safety of the performers.However, if you're willing to brave the up-close action and snag a spot in the front, we can only hope that you're prepared to deal with what The Gazillionaire and Joy may have in store for you. Yes, you may be pulled up on stage for a lap dance contest or you may just be made fun of -- but hey, it's all fun and games and according to The Gazillionaire (OK, and to us as well...obviously) this is a show that gets even better the more you drink so that should soften any spotlight.So go ahead and order a double (triple?) of whatever gets your feel-good flowing, and let this hilariously zany and outlandishly fun production temporarily whisk you away from reality. But don't worry... you won't have -- ahem -- hot dogs drawn on your face when you come to again, well at least not in this portion of your night.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer service 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
5 / 5
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View of Stage 
5 / 5
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Theater Quality 
5 / 5
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Special Effects 
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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fromQuakertown, PA
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Bachelor/Bachelorette Party
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:Once every few years
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Vegas with boys
PostedAugust 30, 2013
Two friends and I head to Vegas for a bachelor party. I wanted to see a show because of Vegas but really didn't want to see something that was mainstream. If I was going to spend that kind of money I wanted comedy, good looking girls, and perhaps some acrobats, but not a lot.
This show was unbelievable. Everything from the MC, to the seats, to the acts was sensational. The reviews are correct about the dark humor used and how people get picked on in the show. You find yourself saying, "did he really just say that!" Penny was absolutely awesome with her sock puppet show. I know sounds odd, but it is not what you think.
A great show for guys to go to. Funny, brash and absolutely amazing. This show anchored by planning for the weekend and was spot on. Good job everybody!
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Location, location, location. If that's what you're looking for in a hotel, then Harrah's is for you.The hotel is pretty much dead center on the Las Vegas Strip. Walk across the street and see all the attractions at Caesars Palace and The Mirage. Head next door and you’ll be at The LINQ Promenade, which features shops, restaurants and The High Roller, the world’s largest observation wheel. (Hint: If you really like looking at the massive observation wheel, book one of the High Roller view rooms at Harrah's.)Convenience is also key at Harrah's. It’s home to a Las Vegas Monorail station, which means you can easily access all parts of the Strip, and it provides free shuttles to the nearby Rio hotel.With all of the fun going on at Harrah's, chances are you might not want to travel too far from the hotel though.Harrah's is home to Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, where you can find live country music and dancing to go along with your fried bologna sandwich.Do your best Billy Joel impersonation and sing along with the crowd at the Twins Dueling Pianos show at Piano Bar. Or take the mic yourself for TJ's Karaoke Party. Just be aware that what happens here might end up on You Tube.Head outside and follow the sounds of raucous partying to Carnaval Court where you'll find flair bartenders, live music and lots and lots of creative cocktails.Want to impress your date? Take them to Ruth's Chris Steak House, which has unparalleled views of the Strip and signature cuts of USDA Prime steak, broiled in an 1,800-degree oven.The 24-hour Fulton Street Food Hall also offers a ton of options ranging from indulgent bakery-fresh pastries to homemade soups, artisanal sandwiches, made-to-order sushi and seven different types of pizzas.Entertainment is always on the menu at Harrah's as well. Since 2000, magician Mac King has been mystifying as well as cracking up audiences of all ages in the afternoons. If you'd prefer to be keeled over in laughter in the evenings, get tickets to see "Menopause The Musical", Improv Comedy Club or Rita Rudner. And you can rock out to "Million Dollar Quartet," the hit Broadway musical about the night Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley performed together at Sun Records Studio.No Vegas resort would be complete without a casino and Harrah's has 87,000 square feet of gaming fun. You'll find video poker, slots, table games and more. Before you gamble, just be sure to find "The Greenbacks" and take a photo with them for good luck. Trust us, you can't miss the statue of gaudily-dressed tourists Winnie and Buck along with their dog Chip. They're dripping in all the cash they just won and hopefully you will be too.
 
Overall rating 
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Customer service 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Room Quality 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Casino 
4 / 5
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Hotel Location 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pool 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Room Location 
3 / 5
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Overall amenities 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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fromQuakertown, PA
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Bachelor/Bachelorette Party
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:Once every few years
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Vegas with the Boys
PostedAugust 30, 2013
We came out to Harrah's the weekend August 22-24. We took a taxi from the airport and had an easy ride in. The location of the hotel comes up quick and if I was driving I could see how someone could miss it. Check-in was horrible. Absolutely horrible. We arrived at 10:30pm and was helped until 11:30pm with only two people processing people in. Not the fault of the service, but a manager could have come out and helped out. Room was in a nice location, I think it was Mardi Gras, easy to get to right near the elevator on the 9th floor. No noise from the elevator. Our room was clean and fair -we weren't expecting anything incredible. Our window view was the roof complex but this didn't matter we didn't pick this place for the view. Room has a strong presence of smoking. Not like someone was smoking in it recently, I got to guess it comes from the casino. Not overbearing but after the 2nd day and for the few hours we were in the room it was noticeable.
Check out was horrible, same ladies, same line, same everything. The casino was good, my friends had fun at the tables. Spa was excellent. They have a men's side and a women's side, so a guy can go into the locker room and sit in the sauna, or steam room, whirlpool. The room had a TV and soft chairs if you wanted to sweat out the liquids from the night before!
We didn't eat at the hotel, and but we did visit the little bar that served really big drinks. The cost was about 24 dollars each, but its about 3 drinks worth and was very good.
Overall, it was a good stay for the money, appropriately matched. Next time I think I will pay a bit more to get out of the smoke. We had a great time that didn't depend on the room itself.
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Location, location, location. If that's what you're looking for in a hotel, then Harrah's is for you.The hotel is pretty much dead center on the Las Vegas Strip. Walk across the street and see all the attractions at Caesars Palace and The Mirage. Head next door and you’ll be at The LINQ Promenade, which features shops, restaurants and The High Roller, the world’s largest observation wheel. (Hint: If you really like looking at the massive observation wheel, book one of the High Roller view rooms at Harrah's.)Convenience is also key at Harrah's. It’s home to a Las Vegas Monorail station, which means you can easily access all parts of the Strip, and it provides free shuttles to the nearby Rio hotel.With all of the fun going on at Harrah's, chances are you might not want to travel too far from the hotel though.Harrah's is home to Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, where you can find live country music and dancing to go along with your fried bologna sandwich.Do your best Billy Joel impersonation and sing along with the crowd at the Twins Dueling Pianos show at Piano Bar. Or take the mic yourself for TJ's Karaoke Party. Just be aware that what happens here might end up on You Tube.Head outside and follow the sounds of raucous partying to Carnaval Court where you'll find flair bartenders, live music and lots and lots of creative cocktails.Want to impress your date? Take them to Ruth's Chris Steak House, which has unparalleled views of the Strip and signature cuts of USDA Prime steak, broiled in an 1,800-degree oven.The 24-hour Fulton Street Food Hall also offers a ton of options ranging from indulgent bakery-fresh pastries to homemade soups, artisanal sandwiches, made-to-order sushi and seven different types of pizzas.Entertainment is always on the menu at Harrah's as well. Since 2000, magician Mac King has been mystifying as well as cracking up audiences of all ages in the afternoons. If you'd prefer to be keeled over in laughter in the evenings, get tickets to see "Menopause The Musical", Improv Comedy Club or Rita Rudner. And you can rock out to "Million Dollar Quartet," the hit Broadway musical about the night Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley performed together at Sun Records Studio.No Vegas resort would be complete without a casino and Harrah's has 87,000 square feet of gaming fun. You'll find video poker, slots, table games and more. Before you gamble, just be sure to find "The Greenbacks" and take a photo with them for good luck. Trust us, you can't miss the statue of gaudily-dressed tourists Winnie and Buck along with their dog Chip. They're dripping in all the cash they just won and hopefully you will be too.
 

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Are pets allowed? Is there a place to walk them?
yes, they have an outside pet relief are we saw a little off to the side.
1 year, 10 months ago
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BobbyF
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