MrCasinoGames
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April 29th, 2019 at 9:26:42 AM permalink
Nightlife trends are shifting in Las Vegas. http://bit.ly/2LblwCY

* Las Vegas is known for many things: its iconic neon signs, endless rows of slot machines and its nightlife, to name a few.

The city has earned the moniker “nightclub capital of the world” to some, but experts in the nightlife industry say trends are changing, and the days of new mega-clubs opening every year are over. Instead, visitors are looking for more intimate experiences, with many shifting toward smaller lounges.

“Vegas has definitely hit the saturation point with nightclubs,” said Noah Tepperberg, co-founder of Tao Group. “A lot of what’s coming online seems to be smaller venues.” http://bit.ly/2LblwCY
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April 29th, 2019 at 9:48:28 AM permalink
This started in NY several years ago. Living rooms, bedrooms, man caves.
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April 29th, 2019 at 12:49:15 PM permalink
I'm definitely more likely to hit up a lounge or small bar than a night club. Even when I was in my 20's I thought night clubs sucked.

Usually when I'm Vegas I'm in bed by 10 or 11 anyway so it's kind of a moot point.
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April 29th, 2019 at 1:41:32 PM permalink
I grew up in my teens around lounge singers and small venues with live music, from piano bars to trios to 5-7 piece bands. So I greatly prefer small venues to big nightclubs, and live music to dj's unless the band is horrible at the covers they do.

However, the whole trend has been towards making the music louder and louder, regardless of the source. I don't know why they do that. The point of a smaller venue is a more intimate experience, so why blast people? It just gives me headaches and reason not to return.

There's nothing wrong with a band in one corner of a casino not being heard in another, or acting as background music while you're playing at a table in the middle. Or a small interior nightclub leaving the door open so the music can be heard on the floor.
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April 29th, 2019 at 2:42:19 PM permalink
I finally did the silent disco thing the other night. It was a lot of fun from a spectator point of view. There were six different tunes people could be hearing so it was interesting trying to find the folks listening to the same.groove.
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April 29th, 2019 at 3:25:19 PM permalink
I not only never liked big, loud clubs but really cannot understand the appeal at all. So loud you have to scream to even hear someone, drinks overpriced by a factor of 3-4, can't move around, and pay a huge cover charge.

Give me a crooner in a quiet lounge. Though what I like would never be able to be done profitably. What I would really like is like the scene in "Casino" where there is a crooner singing "Stardust" or something in a relaxed lounge.

Yeah, I know I am way old of mind.
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January 4th, 2020 at 12:29:10 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

This started in NY several years ago. Living rooms, bedrooms, man caves.


Usually when I'm Vegas I'm in bed by 10 or 11 anyway so it's kind of a moot point.
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January 4th, 2020 at 2:35:03 PM permalink
I’m not a huge fan of Nightclubs but last time I was in Vegas (a few years ago), I went to OMNIA at Caesar’s Palace.

Someone I met at the Flamingo pool worked there and gave me 4 VIP passes, I would never have gone otherwise because it would be a miserable experience without them. I think the cover would have been something like $50 for men and $25. Full on discrimination, I wonder if I could just claim to identify as a female and pay the lower cover.

Anyway, I got there prior to the club opening and the regular entrance line was so long that it extended outside and nearly on to the strip. They allowed the VIP line in first and I barely had to wait.

We got in first to an empty venue, which was enormous. I think there were 3 levels with different themed rooms that were very well decorated. Drinks were $16. Within an hour or two the club started to fill up and you were basically shoulder to shoulder with everyone, so we got out of there. As we were leaving the club was apparently at capacity, they were only allowing people in as others left, but the line was still wrapped around the block.

I don’t understand why people put up with the lines, crowds, and high cover/drink costs in these places. It would be a miserable experience without bottle service or some type of VIP pass.

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