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elizabeth  ·  475 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 4, 2017

My boyfriend got an all expenses paid trip to Vegas next month for 4 day. I'll tag along but will probably have free time alone during the day while they do the conferency things.

Anyone got recommendations on cool things to do? Was thinking of taking the lyft to the actually city at least once, to visit at weird tiki bar:

Would love some suggestions on more fun things to do there apart from gambling.

goobster  ·  475 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The best night I ever had in Vegas was at a punk dive bar way off the strip called the Double Down Saloon.

Definitely punk and disorderly.

Their cheapest drink is "Ass Juice", which is just basically all the leftover drinks dumped into a bucket. When you order an Ass Juice they just pour a shot from the bucket.


elizabeth  ·  475 days ago  ·  link  ·  


it sounds so gross I might just try it.

kleinbl00  ·  475 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I hate Vegas so much.

Here's the thing - if you're on the Strip you're seeing Disneyland Vegas. They work really, really hard to make sure you only see Disneyland Vegas. Actual Vegas is a bit of a drive. If you want to see Nicholas Cage/Elizabeth Shue Vegas, head down to the Former Ponderosa and start walking around.

Wander down Fremont street and look for pawn shops. That shithole they turned into Pawn Stars is down there somewhere; I'll bet it's changed since TV. It used to feel like Mos Eisley Spaceport.

Find yourself some nickel slots and walk through them. See all the blue-hairs bleeding their lives away five cents at a time.

Most of all, experience it on foot. Vegas is designed to be seen from the back seat of a car; when you experience it by sidewalk you experience it without artifice. It's a howling vortex of window air conditioners.

elizabeth  ·  475 days ago  ·  link  ·  

1h50 walk from the strip... it's actually not that bad! I figured I'd get bored after a day which is why i'm looking for suggestions :) I'll go check out that fremont street, I hear there are good tacos nearby.

flagamuffin  ·  475 days ago  ·  link  ·  

do you have any way of getting out of vegas? there are several things within driving distance that are billions of times more interesting

elizabeth  ·  475 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not really, I don't think I'm even allowed to rent a car before 25 (and I don't think I'd feel comfortable driving alone anyway). Anything Uber-able or within public transport reach is cool! It's just 4 days anyway, just want to make the best of it :)