Food: Las Vegas and General and Travels16 Jun 2009 09:03 pm

rhum bar

rhum bar

rhum bar

This spacey looking bar is RHUMBAR at the Mirage. We met up with some friends from Vegas and L.A. there, following the UFC fight.

The place is nice – even if we were stuck inside. They have a patio, but it was packed. (On a related note, Vegas on a long weekend is INSANELY fun and busy. Nice to see it picking up again there. The deals are definitely attracting some visitors.)

The bar features, you guessed it, rum. The drinks were strong and delicious, and although we did not receive the education on rum as we received on tequila from Treasure Island’s Isla bar, I would return.

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May long weekend in Vegas means sky high rates on Friday and Saturday night. $39 hotel rooms morph into $390 hotel rooms…at least price wise. The photos above are from our ballin’ room at the Emerald Suites in southern Las Vegas. Most places were sold out come Saturday, so I took what I could get. The cost was $75.

Seems like a decent deal until you consider what we got for $25 more at the Palazzo…

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Palazzo pool fountains, with a view of the “Wynn-Core” complex.

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View from Daniel Boulud next door at the Wynn.

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Turn down pillow chocolate!! I saved it until we got home to Edmonton. Too bad it had melted and turned chalky in the Las Vegas heat in the meantime. A few hours in the car really murdered it.

I can’t rave enough about the Palazzo. It’s like the Venetian, only newer. Easy access to the parking garage, entrance to the Venetian and Palazzo pool complexes, comfortable rooms and beds, and just overboard on amenities you don’t even really need. (Three tvs in a Vegas hotel room? That’s just overkill.)

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