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"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."

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    The Madras 2.0 is upgraded in all the right places

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    This margarita was made for Cinco de Mayo sippin’.

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    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.

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

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

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    Tart, crisp and refreshingly delicious.

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    An unexpected update on the classic.

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    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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