With the National Finals Rodeo coming to town on Dec. 6, it’s just about that time of year where Vegas gets a little bit of cowboy flavor to it. We’ve rounded up some of the most fun country venues in town for this special occasion, so you can dust off those boots and get ready to let loose.
Having recently relocated to Town Square, the new Stoney’s – Las Vegas’ largest country nightclub – is ready for NFR.
Make sure to come for the specials: Two-Step Tuesdays with free two-step lessons, Ladies Night on Thursday where ladies drink for $1, or Friday night with $15 all-you-can-drink drafts, $3 Jack and Cokes and $2 Bud and Bud Lights. Ladies Night also features bikini bull riding with $300 in cash and prizes, with the first 10 girls to sign up receiving free bikinis from So Cal 94.
Gilley’s Saloon at Treasure Island carries on the legacy of the old Gilley’s at the New Frontier, itself spun off from Mickey Gilley’s original “world’s largest honkey-tonk” in Texas.
For NFR, they’ll be debuting the Dusty Boot: A refreshing cocktail with Treasure Island Executive Chef Craig Taylor’s Spiced Bourbon – cinnamon, vanilla and allspice infused with Jim Beam, topped with a of Fever Tree ginger ale.
You can test yourself on their mechanical bull, or watch the Toughest Cowboy Competition on Dec. 6 and 13 at 10 p.m. Or maybe you’d enjoy Bikini Bull Riding more, on Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. It’s your call.
Another Strip-side option, PBR Rock Bar features a mechanical bull in a realistic setup, with real metal corral fencing and everything – it may be a fake bull, but it still takes some real guts to get on there.
PBR Rock Bar at the Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood celebrates NFR with nightly parties hosted by pro bull riders and Miss Rodeo America 2011, McKenzie Haley. Haley will make an appearance each night at 9 p.m. alongside different rodeo personalities nightly.
They’ll also feature live performances by Blacktop Gypsy, Phil Hamilton, Austin Allsup and the Ryan Whyte Maloney Band, along with a bull-riding competition with $500 in cash and prizes, from Thursday, Dec. 6, through Saturday, Dec. 15.
Located off the Strip in Sante Fe Station, Revolver packs a lot of personality into an edgy country dance hall feel, with a state-of-the-art sound system, a mechanical bull and a 6-fooot mirrored armadillo disco ball named Delilah.
Every night is Ladies Night, with $1 drinks for ladies until 11 p.m. Bottomless Fridays include $20 bottomless draft beer, $5 Jack Daniels and $5 Absolut drinks, and Roulette Saturdays features rotating $3 shot specials every hour.
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These aren’t usually country venues, but who can help it during NFR? These are a few other specials worthy visiting during the rodeo.
Public House Las Vegas is offering $3 PBR beers and food specials throughout NFR, while Tender Steak & Seafood features food specials and a $30 Crown Royal flight with Crown Royal Whisky, Crown Royal Reserve and Crown Royal XR. Tacos & Tequila will have $5 Dos Equis, Jose Cuervo shots, well drinks, sangria and house red and white wine in addition to $18 Sol buckets and half-off starters.
Señor Frog’s is offering two-for-one Crown Royal shots and $10 Crown Royal specialty cocktails.
Finally, Crazy Horse III is offering a complimentary drink to cowboys and cowgirls showing their NFR ticket stubs as part of their “Babes & Buckles” bash throughout NFR, with special guest Tiffany Selby (Playboy’s Miss July 2007) appearing on Saturday, Dec. 8.