Nightlife news & notes: Pure’s anniversary, Wet Republic opens and more

SI cover girl Irina Shayk hosts the opening of Tao Beach on April 2.

Get to know your neighbors every Thursday at Bar + Bistro’s Neighborhood Living Room Downtown at the Arts Factory (107 E. Charleston Blvd.). B+B boasts 15 beers, 42 whiskeys, 12 tequilas and plenty of vodka and wine, all of which are half off from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Plus, play board games or dig into Chef Beni’s cuisine at Bistro. Won’t you be their neighbor?

Congrats to Pure at Caesars Palace on celebrating its sixth anniversary this past Tuesday. Six years is historic in Strip terms, and the Nightclub and Bar Awards recently named Pure as Las Vegas Mega Nightclub of the Year. Maybe some things do get better with age.

Wet Republic opened for pool season over the weekend, and Kellan Lutz, of The Black Eyed Peas and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi were among the daylife partygoers who invaded the MGM Grand venue. Upcoming at Wet Republic: Kendra Wilkinson on March 26 and Kim Kardashian hosting the “official” opening April 16. In other pool news, Azure Luxury Pool at the Palazzo opens April 9, and hookahs are on this season’s menu, while Tao Beach’s fifth season kicks off April 2 with 2011 Sports Illustrated swimsuit-edition cover girl Irina Shayk. Maybe footballer Cristiano Ronaldo will stop by to hang with his girl.

Speaking of the Jersey Shore starlet, Snooki hosted, with new man Jionni LaValle, at LAX on Saturday and wasn’t shy about discussing Ne-Yo’s Rolling Stone cover diss and stylist Rachel Zoe. “Rolling Stone isn’t [just] about music; it’s also about pop culture, and I feel like I am pop culture right now, so that’s why I got the cover. ... I just wish Ne-Yo would, like, say, ‘Sorry, Snooki, I love you,’ because, you know, I’m a big fan of Ne-Yo.” Regarding Zoe’s remark about not having time to style Snooki: “She can’t handle my style, so whatever.” Snap and snap!


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