Monday, February 27, 2012
My Weekend in Las Vegas - Part II | Sin City Fun
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Nine Fine Irishmen pub inside New York, New York. From their website: "Anyone who would build a pub in Ireland, ship it to America, and install it in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, must be either a fool or a bleedin' genius." I'm going with the latter as this place was truly fantastic! Having been to my share of Irish pubs in the U.S., but better yet in Ireland, this pub had a true authentic feel and you felt far removed from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Las Vegas. We ordered a few drinks (I had a Shandy) and an appetizer of a potato basket with two kinds of curry dipping sauces. Normally when you order something fried it comes out all greasy and disgusting, but these were so crisp and not in the slightest bit greasy. The curry sauces were awesome with the red one being somewhat spicy, but delicious. We relaxed after walking around and our roller coaster ride and just sat back and enjoyed our time there. I would definitely recommend stopping in the Nine Fine Irishmen pub if you happen to be in the area.
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. On our last trip, we made it over there but not inside and clearly he has not forgotten about this. Be prepared to have lots of fun, eat great German food, and drink mondo sized steins of beer. From their web site: "The famous Beer Hall (Schwemme) is the “historical heart” and main attraction of Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas. With its traditional beer hall design and nightly live music it is sure to be one of your favorite attractions in Las Vegas." My usually subdued husband even took part in the beer guzzling contest, which he didn't realize entailed several minutes of dancing to a German song led by Johan who kept the party going. Luckily, I have several minutes of this on video so thank you very much! In between the drinking and dancing, there were several plates of food that crossed our table including this giant pretzel with two types of mustard and Obatzda, a Bavarian cheese delicacy.
Fremont Street Flightlinez, but the lines were so long and the zipline itself was well, underwhelming. Pretty much a straight line, you don't go very fast and it's a short distance. I guess if you've never done a zipline before you might like it. At $15 per person before 6 pm and $20 per person after 6 pm, it wasn't exciting enough to want to do it. Instead we walked around, checked out the stores that all had the same items in them and quickly returned to our car. We did pass the Heart Attack Grill, which was insanely packed as people sat eating their single, double, triple, and quadruple bypass burgers. The servers are dressed like nurses and the patrons wear hospital gowns while they eat. Now if this doesn't make you think: If you weigh over 350 lbs., you get to eat for free! Yay for you! Seriously? Why do people do this stuff?
That's just a sample of the fun I had in Las Vegas. If you've never been and are looking to go, there truly is something for everyone and it's not all about gambling. You can catch a great concert, sporting event, fabulous food from world renowned chefs, and more. I can't tell you everything that I did in Las Vegas because you know -- what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.