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Lowball Diary

"Maybe the real gift of ladies’ night is that it draws us out to have actual lives, and sometimes to bring the men with us."

Chicas, cowgirls and classy tipplers: Cashing in on Ladies’ Night

April 14th, 2015

"Maybe the real gift of ladies’ night is that it draws us out to have actual lives, and sometimes to bring the men with us."

  • Nightlife

    Watermelon and basil might not be the most likely combination, but it’s a winner regardless.

  • Nightlife

    This gin and tonic has been upgraded in all the right ways.

  • Nightlife

    From our friends across the pond, Pimm’s No. 1 is a popular gin-based, herbal infused liqueur, and the foundation for England’s classic summertime cocktail, the ...

  • Nightlife

    This drink is adorable, refreshing and layered with booze — everything we like in a summer cocktail.

  • Nightlife

    The first official day of summer is June 21, and while most of us here in Las Vegas have been celebrating summer’s arrival since the ...

  • Nightlife

    A highball drink meets a highbrow event, and it’s for a great cause.

  • Nightlife

    What does a master mixologist pour for himself at the end of a long day?

  • Nightlife

    June 1 kicks off Negroni Week — seven days dedicated to charitable drinking!

  • Nightlife

    The Madras 2.0 is upgraded in all the right places

  • Nightlife

    This margarita was made for Cinco de Mayo sippin’.

  • Nightlife

    Almost as familiar, but far more exciting, consider this cocktail an upgrade from a chilled glass of moscato.

  • Nightlife

    Something of a modern classic, this gin cocktail is sure to please.

  • Nightlife

    This drink survived Prohibition, WWI, WWII and the following 70 years.

  • Nightlife

    By the end of the night, tequila has a way of making even the best of us blush, and this drink is no exception.

  • 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.

  • Two loungey watering holes prove Vegas maintains some vintage vibes.

  • 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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  • Features

    With an exciting selection, cozy atmosphere, beer and wine on tap and a staff of certifiable geeks, Khoury's has evolved into one of the city's ...

  • A&E

    Also: SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas will close Monday for renovations with a scheduled reopening of Aug. 14. During the closure, signature SW Steakhouse ...

  • Food

    New York Reuben? Greektown Gyro? This year's finalists are pretty out there.

  • A&E

    For MGM Resorts, the new theater adds versatility and volume to its entertainment options.

  • Film

    CineVegas went on hiatus following its 2009 edition.

  • Nightlife

    Mike dances harder than anyone on the floor, taking his hands off the equipment only for a little shimmy or body roll as he flashes ...

  • Food

    Avocado, arugula and walnut pesto all work in sync within one of these great sandwiches.

  • As We See It

    Introducing Weekly's new columnist, Stacy J. Willis.

  • Dining

    The great chef will be replaced by Mark LoRusso, who slides over from Botero at Encore.

  • Food

    Macadamia nut-crusted scallops, homemade waffle fries, the obligatory macaroni salad and more.

  • Nightlife

    Daiquiri insanity, crafts on tap and a rustic feel.

  • Immigration

    “You should care about what’s happening to your neighbor, even if your neighbor doesn’t look like you.”

  • Reviews

    Yojie does a traditional sukiyaki, a shallow pot of sweet broth into which you dip each piece of meat before plunging the bite into raw ...

  • Nightlife

    You work hard. Why not relax hard, too? Treat yo' self!

  • Music

    The Downtown venue's closure left more than 25 scheduled concerts without homes.

  • As We See It

    Vegas recently suffered the loss of some key alternative culture options.

  • Community

    Don't have a lawn? This state park does.

  • Food

    If Chicago dogs are dragged through the garden, Venezuelan dogs have rummaged through the pantry.

  • Nightlife

    Also: DJ Snake at Encore Beach Club. Get all the party specifics here.