Daylife takes a wild turn at Crush Fridays Party Brunch

Welcome to the weekend: Crush kicks off its Friday Party Brunch at 2 p.m.

With summer pool parties sadly stuck in the rearview, it was only a matter of time before Vegas venues started getting creative to fill the daylife void. But this party is beyond unexpected—a bottle-popping, table-dancing, Snickers-pancake-loaded shindig that starts at 2 p.m. on Fridays. At a typically subdued, stylish restaurant in the heart of MGM Grand’s casino. What?

Michael and Jenna Morton’s Crush launched its party brunch on Halloween weekend, armed with female DJs, bottle service starting at $375, great food and a lot more energy than anyone was expecting. It’s reminiscent of Saturday’s Champagne brunch at Lavo, but that place is a club, and Crush is decidedly not. Still, once you make your way into the restaurant’s back room, browse the menu of cocktails and sangrias all available by the pitcher, and take in the sexy sights and sounds, you’ll forget it’s a Friday afternoon. Fortify with chef Billy DeMarco’s indulgent short rib hash ($18) or bananas Foster French toast ($16) and be ready for blast-off; the party really gets going a couple hours in.

It’s a little odd to see dancing bachelorettes, confetti blasts and LED-lit bottle presentations in a space where we’re used to sipping wine and noshing on wood-fired pizzas, but guess what? It’s fun. Welcome to the weekend, compliments of Crush.

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