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Two loungey watering holes prove Vegas maintains some vintage vibes.

Old-school, two ways: Restaurant-bars bring character, from Rat Pack tunes to live peacocks

June 24th, 2014

Two loungey watering holes prove Vegas maintains some vintage vibes.

  • Nightlife

    Our favorite flavors of winter combined with our favorite warm-weather drink.

  • Nightlife

    Even if your bracket is a mess, this drink is a safe bet.

  • Nightlife

    What's St. Patty's Day without Jameson?

  • Nightlife

    Tart, crisp and refreshingly delicious.

  • Nightlife

    An unexpected update on the classic.

  • Nightlife

    Perfect for sunny, spring days.

  • How many phone numbers will three popular nightspots yield?

  • "I’ve always wanted to find my beer, one I’d order over an Old Fashioned not because it was socially correct or cheap but because it ...

  • The fashionable soiree series concludes next Thursday.

  • "Wandering the man-made wonderland was like dream hopping."

  • And Cantina Laredo's guacamole earns two mom hugs. Two.

  • Meet the man behind the zebra pants and plastic neckties. Sir Gaga has spent a dozen years clubbing up and down the Boulevard like it’s ...

  • Come spring, Denny's will have a chapel fit for a Grand Slam Wedding.

  • Full of craft cocktails and novelties, Fremont East needed a straight-up bar. Triple B has arrived.

  • Bubbles, confetti and bedazzled beer bongs on the 55th floor—the crazier the better at GBDC.

  • Closing out the season at Encore Beach Club, a venue as well-oiled as the tourists.

  • We've got it all, from margaritas to cosmic skating to jazzy happy hours.

  • Everything you want in a pub, plus freaking awesome chicken tenders.

  • Mixing Star competition final at Palazzo was a muddling masterpiece.

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  • A&E

    The Killers’ frontman only plays three new songs from upcoming solo album The Desired Effect.

  • Food

    The thing about pho is that it’s pretty much the same all over.

  • A&E

    If he didn’t win you over from behind his turntables, his bear hug and wide smile would close the deal.

  • Nightlife

    Local nightlife veteran Jesse Waits has kept Encore's megaclub XS on top six years after its debut.

  • Nightlife

    The SLS’ new cool-down spot, from swordfish salad to Steve Angello.

  • Food

    Great, easy comfort food from the island of Guam.

  • On the Strip

    From lobster rolls to married-in-Vegas shops, this new mini-mall is ready to party.

  • As We See It

    The new app might get better, but for now it has issues.

  • Food

    The expo has been around for 30 years. John Arena’s been there for 29 of them.

  • A&E

    The adult-oriented Zumanity gets an update.

  • Food

    From pambazo to pozole, this mom-and-pop eatery does it right.

  • Features

    “I’m hoping ... maybe it can create a shift in the thinking of how things happen here. Brave is about changing your comfort zone.”

  • As We See It

    "That’s gotta be going through his head ... how he went from going places and now it turned very quickly. He’s doing a lot of ...

  • A&E

    The retro-themed roller skating party is back in Vegas after taking a break in 2012.

  • As We See It

    Las Vegas excels in over-the-top VIP packages, but the latest two surpass extravagance.

  • Food

    Chef Brian Malarkey brings his upbeat, social eatery to the Strip on March 27.

  • As We See It

    “When you discuss all-American, it’s blond-haired, blue-eyed, plays baseball, apple pie.”

  • As We See It

    Also, recent visitation numbers show gaming is down. Better luck next year?