Lori
 
 
 
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    October 17, 2012
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Lori's Reviews
 
You can't miss the Luxor in Las Vegas. The giant pyramid-shaped resort named for an ancient Egyptian city shines the world's strongest light beam into the sky each night.As happens in history, things change. Since opening in 1993, the 30-story architectural wonder has evolved. The Luxor now has a more contemporary, less ancient Egyptian feel.Although you'll still see replicas of Cleopatra's Needle and the giant sphinx outside as well as enjoy the stunning rendition of the Great Temple of Ramesses II upon entering the world's largest atrium, everywhere else you'll encounter a hipper, more high-energy vibe.Overall, the Luxor is an excellent, affordably priced resort sandwiched between Mandalay Bay and Excalibur on the southern end of the Strip. (Note: A free tram provides easy access to both those properties.) Here, guests can do it all. There are numerous entertainment options, good restaurants and fascinating exhibits, along with convenient access to a world-class retail complex -- The Shoppes at Mandalay Place -- situated on the sky bridge connecting the Luxor to Mandalay Bay.This hotel is ideal for leisure, business and family travelers. There are 4,400 rooms and suites housed among the pyramid and two 22-story towers. In the pyramid, guests revel in riding the four "inclinators," which zip up the structure at a 39-degree angle. Slanted glass windows also add to the distinctive décor. The twin towers, on the other hand, offer more traditional accommodations. In both settings, the rooms are air-conditioned, well-appointed, come with 27-inch televisions and have high-speed internet access -- so your stay is guaranteed to be comfortable.In terms of entertainment, the Luxor caters to a wide range of interests. Laugh it up while watching the antics of prop comedian Carrot Top, or be mystified by "Criss Angel Believe." Cirque du Soleil joined forces with the "Mindfreak" magician to create this haunting show filled with spectacular illusions. Sexy dancers prance around nightly in "Fantasy," while "Menopause the Musical" gives mature women who are either facing or have lived through "The Change" something to chuckle about. And the hot urban dance crew Jabbawockeez perform in the show "PRiSM." The production features a state-of-the-art set, cutting-edge technology, inventive costumes and the latest music combined with a specially designed, custom-built theater.Although not a dining powerhouse, there are several standout restaurants in the Luxor. T&T (Tacos & Tequila) features a combination of traditional and modern Mexican cuisine from celebrated chef Richard Sandoval. Decorative metallic art pieces that hang from the ceiling add to the rock 'n' roll atmosphere, as do an array of tequila-based drinks. Rice and Company is another innovative eatery serving healthy twists on traditional Chinese and Japanese cuisines. It also offers tropically influenced variations of sushi, sashimi, hibachi and teriyaki.The Luxor's dining options are rounded out by the gourmet steak and seafood restaurant Tender and the kosher-style Backstage Deli. More the Buffet is located in its own special area just an escalator ride down from the main casino floor. A trendy food court is helmed by McDonald's along with L.A. Subs and Salads, Benanno's New York Pizzeria and The Original Chicken Tender Co. Plus, Public House, a sophisticated bar and pub with American-style cuisine and East Coast roots, opened recently.Liquidity is the central hot spot for nightlife at the Luxor, and as such it lies at the center of the resort. You'll be mesmerized by all the eye-catching water and lighting effects. Posh LAX is another featured nightclub. Behind gothic-like gates, it sprawls out over two floors and attracts a young, stylish crowd. A more intimate nightlife experience is available next door at Savile Row, which alludes to the infamous London Street of the same name. Alternatively, Flight and Aurora provide more laid-back bar experiences.Guests of all ages will want to investigate Luxor's two museum-quality exhibits. "BODIES...The Exhibition" illustrates the inner workings of the human body by showcasing real bodies and organs, while "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" tells the story of the doomed ship through a display of authentic artifacts and re-creations of the Grand Staircase, the Promenade Deck and a first-class cabin. Although small in comparison to other spas on the Strip, Nurture Spa and Salon has a cheerful, rejuvenating outlook combined with an extensive menu of massages, facials and body treatments. Four large pools, a whirlpool and 12 private cabanas make up the Luxor's five-acre pool area. And more than 120,000 square feet of gaming awaits on the casino floor, including a vibrant race and sports book and the Bruce Buffer Poker Room.Friendly and accommodating, the Luxor offers a unique setting that makes a great base from which to venture anywhere in Las Vegas. And when the day is done, you'll have a comfortable bed in the pyramid or the adjoining towers to come home to.-- By Renée LiButti
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Customer service 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Room Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Casino 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Hotel Location 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Pool 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Room Location 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Overall amenities 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Customer avatar
fromColorado
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Star Rating Accuracy:Too High
Gambler:No
No, I do not recommend this product.
Not the best quality or value
PostedMay 15, 2013
We stayed here for a girls weekend and the advertisement said we would get a free buffet if we stayed 2 or 3 nights but in order to get that buffet, we had to place a deposit of several hundred dollars in addition to the fancy resort fee. I was not impressed with this place. Old elevators, wierd smell and not the best customer service. I will continue to stay downtown and take the 24 hr bus ride to the new strip.
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 Bite
Bite
Vampire vixens By Caroline FonteinIf you are looking for an edgier show with an interesting storyline, provocative dancers, aerialists and talented singing, then you will definitely want to experience a taste of Bite at the Plaza. It goes beyond the boundaries of the more standard and considerably safer shows in Las Vegas and is a nice slice of entertainment with a story line narrated through the lyrics of '70s and '80s rock hits.As the stage darkens and figures cloaked in black velvet shrouds roam the audience, the Lord Vampire, whose voice sounds much like the Lord of Darkness character from the movie "Legend," comes over the loudspeaker to announce his quest to find a new soul mate from a member in the audience after his was taken from him over 400 years ago. He explains that while he has found mild satisfaction with his Erotic Rock Angels they are no match for true love.Smoke fills the stage and the Erotic Rock Angels reveal themselves from behind their black shrouds in a seductive dance number to Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle." Then the Lord Vampire appears on the stage while the Rolling Stone's song, "Sympathy for the Devil" plays in the background.The music selection, from artists such as Def Leppard, AC/DC, Heart, Ozzy Osbourne, and Twisted Sister to name a few, can be appreciated by anyone who loves rock 'n' roll.At different parts in the show the dancers are topless, but it seems fitting as part of the story line rather than just being a topless show. Their outfits leave little to the imagination, but what else would a coven of hedonistic female vampires be wearing?They gyrate and thrash around on stage in ways that you might not otherwise think the human body was capable of moving, but then they also do some slow numbers, more reminiscent of ballet, proving that they have all had professional dance training.After what would seem like more than enough suggestive dance numbers to tempt most men, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," is played to explain that the Lord Vampire is still in search of something more than just the seductive pleasures he gets from his Erotic Rock Angels. He commands them to bring women from the audience on stage so he can make a final selection for his soul mate.The show takes a surprising turn and before you know it there are two aerialists effortlessly spinning in mid air above the audience from chains in the ceiling. A narrow curtain hanging from the ceiling appears in another part of the theater as the medium for yet another aerialist to climb, twist, turn and contort her body while hanging above the crowd.Apart from just the dancing and aerialists there is also an element of magic as people appear and disappear from the stage at different times in the show, and if this is not enough to satisfy your appetite for entertainment, the show also features the talent of a phenomenal singer who becomes a live version of the rock hits soundtrack.The show is an all-around thrilling entertainment spectacular that takes the classic love story to another level of daring excitement and intrigue, perfect for an audience looking to explore its wild side.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer service 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
4 / 5
View of Stage 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Theater Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Special Effects 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer avatar
fromColorado
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
A touch of variety with vampire theme
PostedOctober 18, 2012
We had a free seat upgrade putting us in the second row of tables. As long as you're comfortable with topless dancers, the show offers some great talent in dancing and storytelling. I really enjoyed the 'audience participation' and once you see it, you'll understand what I'm saying. It's the only vegas show I've ever seen and after this experience I would definitely see more shows!!
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 Coyote Ugly
Coyote Ugly
Checking out a place made famous (or infamous) by a television show or a movie or a song is always a little bit risky. Can the real Cheers ever live up to its boob tube facsimile, especially without Norm or Cliff or Sam? Will you ever see Chelsea Hotel like Leonard Cohen did? A trip to the ER without George Clooney is not nearly as fun. You get it.That said, it's understandable if you're a little wary of Sin City's Coyote Ugly. The movie was full of people dancing on bars, people being rowdy, people having a blast. How can a real-life bar possibly be so full of life?Oh, but it is.Coyote Ugly (the movie) was actually based on Coyote Ugly (the bar), located in New York. So the proper formula has already been perfected, or perfected enough to inspire a movie. And Vegas is great at nothing if not taking something and adopting it as our own.Located inside New York-New York (how fitting!), Vegas' Coyote Ugly is everything you never knew you wanted in a bar, because it's actually full of less stuff than a normal bar.There are no fancy cocktails -- do a shot or drink a beer if you're thirsty.There are no fancy, big-name DJs -- pick a song on the jukebox.There are no fancy million-dollar interior design concepts -- take a look at some flags and bumper stickers on the wooden walls.There are no fancy places to sit -- just a serviceable back room with a few spots to rest.Really, there's no fancy, period.And what precious few things Coyote Ugly does have in common with other bars, they put their own spin on. Bars need bartenders, but Coyote Ugly takes it a step further with sexy female "Coyotes" pouring the shots (and calling them). And if they're not doing that, they're probably dancing on the bar and, would you look at that, your girlfriend just joined them (men, it should be mentioned, are quite welcome in the bar, but not on the bar). It's actually a lot like the movie, minus the structured narrative running through your night.Although Coyote Ugly is managed by Pure Management Group -- the same folks that run several of Sin City's swankiest nightclubs -- it's not your typical Vegas night out. There's very little pretension and very little coddling. If you're in town to be pampered, Coyote Ugly might not be the place for you. If you're in town to have a good time without all the pomp and circumstance, it probably is.If, upon leaving, you should find yourself leaving a metaphorical piece of yourself (say, your heart) behind, why not leave something tangible? Your bra can join the others on the wall. Should you find yourself without a bra, but with a guy in a tie, go ahead and donate J.Crew's finest neckwear to the wall instead. (Incidentally, if you want to take something with you instead of leaving something behind, there's a gift shop for just that purpose.)We'll be honest, we can't guarantee you'll end up with a promising future in singing or an attractive Australian boyfriend, like in the movie, but a loud, raucous heck-of-a-night is probably in store for you. And who's going to feel let down by that?-- Review by Jamie Helmick
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer service 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Music 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Entry Convenience 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer avatar
fromColorado
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Fun but not what I was expecting
PostedOctober 17, 2012
The place is small, one small stage to 'stand on the bar' and the bartenders do not seem happy to be there. It was a fine experience for what we paid for VIP at $35 and open bar. I like that we were able to pass by the line upon entry with the VIP and that we could freely walk in and out of the bar to visit the restroom. A very crowded place and the section of the bar to 'climb up on' was readily accessible!
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 Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana
Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana
Vegas family tiesStaff ReportVegas has ties to the mob. Anyone who has seen the movie "Casino" knows that. What you may not know is that those ties date back to a time before the '70s and '80s when Tony "The Ant" Spilotro (called Nicky Santoro in the movie and played by Joe Pesci) and Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal (called Sam 'Ace' Rothstein in the movie and played by Robert De Niro) were mob figures in Vegas.You can learn all about the city's sordid past and the history of the mob at the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana. The 27,000-square-foot attraction recreates a fictional mob world for visitors with character actors, hologram celebrity guides, unique artifacts and more.While you'll see rare items from real mob members, the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana is more interactive experience than museum. This attraction simulates what life in the mob might have been like for guests who don't mind playing along.The attraction is set up as a tour where people move from room to room as part of their journey through life in the mob. The tour starts at immigration where everyone is handed immigration papers, re-creating what many members of the mob experienced when they first came to the United States. The papers also play a part in the interactive experience visitors get at this attraction. After getting your picture taken at immigration and watching a movie about prohibition, you're on your way to joining the family.Next you'll be greeted by a hologram celebrity gangster who shares mob facts with you and leads you through the tour. Live actors come into play and present you with a dilemma. There are two options. One of them is morally sound, and the other one is your gateway to a life in the mob. It's fun to play along, and the character actors add to the experience.Along with the interactive experience, guests also get to learn about the mob's history and some of the pivotal players who are ingrained in the city's past. One of these mobsters was Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel who opened the Flamingo. In the physical timeline portion of the attraction you'll get to see Siegel's 1933 Packard 12 limousine and watch hologram versions of Siegel and fellow mobster (the "brain" behind the mob) Meyer Lansky discussing their vision in Vegas.The artifacts section includes a replica of Siegel's living room including home videos. Here Siegel is depicted as a loving father splashing around the pool with his kids. Handwritten letters that Siegel wrote to his daughter Millicent's mother are located nearby.Also on display is a collection of Lansky's colorful bow ties, golf clubs and Medal of Freedom that he received from President Harry Truman.In addition to the showcase pieces, the attraction has digital displays where guests can access more in-depth information about a particular item. For instance Lansky's journal on display is also accessible for guests to read as a digital display.Another interesting collection on display features Tony Spilotro's stolen pieces. Here you can see a police badge he ripped of an officer and medals that he stole from a veteran's house. There's also an explanation of how Spilotro used those types of items as gifts for his son. Along with their history in Vegas, the attraction also gives guests an insight to what these people were like aside from their life in the mob.The attraction features a bar where you can order your favorite drink. Right next door, relax in a theater room and watch a documentary of the making of "The Godfather." This room also includes other Hollywood memorabilia on display, including the "Casino" movie script signed by Nicholas Spileggi.At the end of the tour, you have to walk through the looming "Hall of Shame," face your mob boss and find out your fate. Will you become part of the family? Will you be murdered for snitching? Or will you be recruited into the Witness Protection Program?After your tour, your immigration photos will be available for view and purchase. Both informative and fun, the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana is a great way to get in some family time while in Sin City. 
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer service 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
3 / 5
3 / 5
View of Stage 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Theater Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Special Effects 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer avatar
fromColorado
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Awsome experience
PostedOctober 17, 2012
I enjoyed this very, very much! It was informative and the actors were very good!! The only change I would make is at the end. We played our part very well. Maybe include a series of questions and conclude the ending scene according to weather we played our part correctly or NOT...LOL. I learned alot and was able to match a good amount of what I've scene in movies to the real information. I highly recommend it, but not for children.
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I'm officially a stripper. I have the card to prove it. My stripper name is "Sugar Sizzle," but you can call me Sugar for short.I was a bit apprehensive before heading to the Stripper 101 studio at Planet Hollywood. What do I wear? Am I flexible enough? How much of a fool am I going to make of myself? Are my breasts too, shall I say, petite?All of that, it turns out, is moot. Wear something comfortable, but makes you feel sexy. Bring along high heels, unless you don't mind standing on your tip-toes. And leave your hang-ups at home. Everyone there had a different body shape, and were in different stages of their lives. One woman brought her grandmother! Most of the women were attending in groups -- some celebrating a birthday, others an upcoming wedding.Before heading into the stripper dance studio, we would-be strippers met in the adjoining bar, tilting back a shot (or two). Because this isn't a true class (none of us were planning on dancing for tips later that night), loosening up and having fun is encouraged.During the class, stripper apprentices were guided through an entire lap dance routine, step-by-step, by a working stripper. If you've ever been to a strip club (yep), the tips were true to what you'd experience there. When dancing for your man, don't allow him to touch you. You are in control. Sway your hips and swing your hair. Flaunt your best (ass)ets. And if your man is of the generous sort, encourage him to stick a bill or two in your bra (assuming you're still wearing it).From the lap dance, we turned to the stripper pole. On the day I attended, every woman had their pick of pole. Depending on the mirror angle I was going for, I hopped from pole to pole, proud of my newfound skill of wrapping my legs around the pole and spinning in circles.Our instructor was patient and showed us just how to gain momentum on the pole. We also became quick studies on how to strut around the pole when we needed to catch our breath and still look sexy.By the end of the experience, I was convinced I needed my very own stripper pole. Bruising aside (surely the mark of an amateur), the class teaches you enough to spice up your love life with a very lucky man.-- By Nicole Lucht
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer service 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
4 / 5
View of Stage 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Theater Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Special Effects 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sound Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer avatar
fromColorado
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Friends
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
The experience was one of a kind
PostedOctober 17, 2012
My friend and I were very comfortable in the class and it was definitely informative. We now have a new respect for Las Vegas dancers! The only change I would have liked was to either have a LONGER open dance session and have the teacher come around and give tips as we practiced. I'm not sure where to buy a stripper pole, but it would have been really cool if they had them for sale...LOL!
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Lori's Questions
 
You can't miss the Luxor in Las Vegas. The giant pyramid-shaped resort named for an ancient Egyptian city shines the world's strongest light beam into the sky each night.As happens in history, things change. Since opening in 1993, the 30-story architectural wonder has evolved. The Luxor now has a more contemporary, less ancient Egyptian feel.Although you'll still see replicas of Cleopatra's Needle and the giant sphinx outside as well as enjoy the stunning rendition of the Great Temple of Ramesses II upon entering the world's largest atrium, everywhere else you'll encounter a hipper, more high-energy vibe.Overall, the Luxor is an excellent, affordably priced resort sandwiched between Mandalay Bay and Excalibur on the southern end of the Strip. (Note: A free tram provides easy access to both those properties.) Here, guests can do it all. There are numerous entertainment options, good restaurants and fascinating exhibits, along with convenient access to a world-class retail complex -- The Shoppes at Mandalay Place -- situated on the sky bridge connecting the Luxor to Mandalay Bay.This hotel is ideal for leisure, business and family travelers. There are 4,400 rooms and suites housed among the pyramid and two 22-story towers. In the pyramid, guests revel in riding the four "inclinators," which zip up the structure at a 39-degree angle. Slanted glass windows also add to the distinctive décor. The twin towers, on the other hand, offer more traditional accommodations. In both settings, the rooms are air-conditioned, well-appointed, come with 27-inch televisions and have high-speed internet access -- so your stay is guaranteed to be comfortable.In terms of entertainment, the Luxor caters to a wide range of interests. Laugh it up while watching the antics of prop comedian Carrot Top, or be mystified by "Criss Angel Believe." Cirque du Soleil joined forces with the "Mindfreak" magician to create this haunting show filled with spectacular illusions. Sexy dancers prance around nightly in "Fantasy," while "Menopause the Musical" gives mature women who are either facing or have lived through "The Change" something to chuckle about. And the hot urban dance crew Jabbawockeez perform in the show "PRiSM." The production features a state-of-the-art set, cutting-edge technology, inventive costumes and the latest music combined with a specially designed, custom-built theater.Although not a dining powerhouse, there are several standout restaurants in the Luxor. T&T (Tacos & Tequila) features a combination of traditional and modern Mexican cuisine from celebrated chef Richard Sandoval. Decorative metallic art pieces that hang from the ceiling add to the rock 'n' roll atmosphere, as do an array of tequila-based drinks. Rice and Company is another innovative eatery serving healthy twists on traditional Chinese and Japanese cuisines. It also offers tropically influenced variations of sushi, sashimi, hibachi and teriyaki.The Luxor's dining options are rounded out by the gourmet steak and seafood restaurant Tender and the kosher-style Backstage Deli. More the Buffet is located in its own special area just an escalator ride down from the main casino floor. A trendy food court is helmed by McDonald's along with L.A. Subs and Salads, Benanno's New York Pizzeria and The Original Chicken Tender Co. Plus, Public House, a sophisticated bar and pub with American-style cuisine and East Coast roots, opened recently.Liquidity is the central hot spot for nightlife at the Luxor, and as such it lies at the center of the resort. You'll be mesmerized by all the eye-catching water and lighting effects. Posh LAX is another featured nightclub. Behind gothic-like gates, it sprawls out over two floors and attracts a young, stylish crowd. A more intimate nightlife experience is available next door at Savile Row, which alludes to the infamous London Street of the same name. Alternatively, Flight and Aurora provide more laid-back bar experiences.Guests of all ages will want to investigate Luxor's two museum-quality exhibits. "BODIES...The Exhibition" illustrates the inner workings of the human body by showcasing real bodies and organs, while "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" tells the story of the doomed ship through a display of authentic artifacts and re-creations of the Grand Staircase, the Promenade Deck and a first-class cabin. Although small in comparison to other spas on the Strip, Nurture Spa and Salon has a cheerful, rejuvenating outlook combined with an extensive menu of massages, facials and body treatments. Four large pools, a whirlpool and 12 private cabanas make up the Luxor's five-acre pool area. And more than 120,000 square feet of gaming awaits on the casino floor, including a vibrant race and sports book and the Bruce Buffer Poker Room.Friendly and accommodating, the Luxor offers a unique setting that makes a great base from which to venture anywhere in Las Vegas. And when the day is done, you'll have a comfortable bed in the pyramid or the adjoining towers to come home to.-- By Renée LiButti
 

Is an early check in time available?

We originally had plans for Friday, but they fell through. We will be flying in early Saturday morning to Vegas, will we be able to check in early and if so, what time is the earliest and how much extra will it cost?
2 years, 2 months ago
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Lori
Colorado
 
Lori's Answers
 
 Coyote Ugly
Coyote Ugly
Checking out a place made famous (or infamous) by a television show or a movie or a song is always a little bit risky. Can the real Cheers ever live up to its boob tube facsimile, especially without Norm or Cliff or Sam? Will you ever see Chelsea Hotel like Leonard Cohen did? A trip to the ER without George Clooney is not nearly as fun. You get it.That said, it's understandable if you're a little wary of Sin City's Coyote Ugly. The movie was full of people dancing on bars, people being rowdy, people having a blast. How can a real-life bar possibly be so full of life?Oh, but it is.Coyote Ugly (the movie) was actually based on Coyote Ugly (the bar), located in New York. So the proper formula has already been perfected, or perfected enough to inspire a movie. And Vegas is great at nothing if not taking something and adopting it as our own.Located inside New York-New York (how fitting!), Vegas' Coyote Ugly is everything you never knew you wanted in a bar, because it's actually full of less stuff than a normal bar.There are no fancy cocktails -- do a shot or drink a beer if you're thirsty.There are no fancy, big-name DJs -- pick a song on the jukebox.There are no fancy million-dollar interior design concepts -- take a look at some flags and bumper stickers on the wooden walls.There are no fancy places to sit -- just a serviceable back room with a few spots to rest.Really, there's no fancy, period.And what precious few things Coyote Ugly does have in common with other bars, they put their own spin on. Bars need bartenders, but Coyote Ugly takes it a step further with sexy female "Coyotes" pouring the shots (and calling them). And if they're not doing that, they're probably dancing on the bar and, would you look at that, your girlfriend just joined them (men, it should be mentioned, are quite welcome in the bar, but not on the bar). It's actually a lot like the movie, minus the structured narrative running through your night.Although Coyote Ugly is managed by Pure Management Group -- the same folks that run several of Sin City's swankiest nightclubs -- it's not your typical Vegas night out. There's very little pretension and very little coddling. If you're in town to be pampered, Coyote Ugly might not be the place for you. If you're in town to have a good time without all the pomp and circumstance, it probably is.If, upon leaving, you should find yourself leaving a metaphorical piece of yourself (say, your heart) behind, why not leave something tangible? Your bra can join the others on the wall. Should you find yourself without a bra, but with a guy in a tie, go ahead and donate J.Crew's finest neckwear to the wall instead. (Incidentally, if you want to take something with you instead of leaving something behind, there's a gift shop for just that purpose.)We'll be honest, we can't guarantee you'll end up with a promising future in singing or an attractive Australian boyfriend, like in the movie, but a loud, raucous heck-of-a-night is probably in store for you. And who's going to feel let down by that?-- Review by Jamie Helmick
 

First time to Vegas, is there a cover charge for Coyote Ugly? If attending other event at NYNY hotel, do ticket stubs provide cover charge if applica?

I'm not sure if there is a cover, but it is EXTREMELY busy! When we visited last fall I purchased the VIP entrance on Vegas.com for only $35 which in included unlimited drinks and we were taken inside first. The bouncer took us right past a line of about 50 ppl. I highly recommend purchasing the VIP for guaranteed entry and if you drink, it saves a ton of money there!
1 year, 3 months ago
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Lori
Colorado