Vegas is the ultimate spring break destination

Spring break is a rite of passage for college students. Every year from the end of February through the end of March, it’s time to forget about tests and homework and take a vacation somewhere where you can get crazy and let loose. Vegas is the ultimate spring break party destination with hot clubs and bars, pool parties, loads of entertainment, and food and drink specials.

Señor Frog's patio

Bars and clubs
Rockhouse, located at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, will welcome budget-conscious college students for “Spring Broke” through Sunday, March 31. The bar will offer partygoers, with valid college ID, complimentary entry before midnight, along with two-for-one domestic drafts and well cocktails and $5 shots. Co-eds will get the best bang for their buck with all-day open bar access priced at $50.

Guests will also enjoy “Winner Circle Wednesdays,” Rockhouse’s weekly beer pong tournament from 7 p.m. until close. Along with classic bar games, patrons will “Flip It To Win It” on Wednesdays by flipping a customized Rockhouse coin to win half-priced cocktails. Collegiate partygoers will enjoy half-price cover and cocktails priced at $5, from 7 p.m. until close during Prohibition Thursdays. Every Thursday guests will gain access with a password that will be given out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



Señor Frog’s Las Vegas at Treasure Island will be a one-stop shop for spring break fun with live music, dancing, karaoke and contests. Students 21 and over with college ID can enjoy different specials for each day of the week:

  • Monday: $3 PBR beers and shots including AMF, Sex on the Beach and house tequila all day
  • Tuesday: Two-hour open bar from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. with draft beer and margaritas, priced at $10 for women and $20 for men
  • Wednesday: Glow Party from 9 p.m. – 4 a.m. Drink specials from 9 p.m. to midnight include $3 shots like Gummy Frogs, AMFs and Sex on the Beach; $5 PBR beers; $6 well mixed drinks with gin, rum, vodka and tequila; and $7 Jagermeister, Fireball and Ambhar tequila shots. Ladies will enjoy an open bar from 9 – 11 p.m.
  • Thursday: Partygoers will fiesta their way back in time with Throwback Thursdays.
  • Friday: Frog’s Friday will include a second-level patio party from 3 – 7 p.m. with two-for-one margaritas and half-priced appetizers.
  • Sunday: Señor’s Sunday Funday will give students two-for-one drinks for their first round with a check-in on Foursquare or Facebook or tweet using the @SenorFrogsVegas handle.

The bar will also offer special menus for spring breakers on a budget with food and drink packages. Señor Frog’s will offer signature dishes including the chicken Caesar salad, cheeseburger with fries, chicken fettuccine Alfredo or the BBQ chicken with fries. Students under the age of 21 will enjoy their choice of any of the four dishes plus a yard of a soda or a smoothie for $20. Priced at $25, co-eds can devour any of the four entrées along with a yard of draft beer or margarita. For beer drinkers, there will be  a “Big Ass” draft beer and choice of the selected entrées for $35.

The Bank nightclub at Bellagio hosts Arizona Spring Fling Weekend Kickoff celebrating Common’s birthday with a live performance March 15.

Moon nightclub at the Palms is throwing their Destination Spring Break party with Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas on March 23 and DJs Mark Stylz and Alie Layus on March 30.

Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms hosts a ’90s party featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff on March. 9. Jazzy Jeff will also spin at Moon that evening.

Pure nightclub at Caesars Palace has an all-star lineup during March. Catch their anniversary party March 12 hosted by Ke$ha, a live performance by Rev Run & Ruckus March 19 and Keri Hilson March 23.

XS nightclub at Encore brings in David Guetta on March 15, Redfoo on March 17 and Lil Jon on March 18.

Crazy Horse III features a wild week of spring break revelry through Saturday, March 23. University students will be treated to Three Olives Vodka cocktails for $5 and buckets of four Budweiser and Bud Light bottles priced at $20, with the presentation of a school ID card from 7 to 9 p.m.

Food and Drink

Tacos & Tequila (T&T) at Luxor Hotel and Casino will offer food and drink specials available through Sunday, March 31 including the “Seis y Seis” package with six specialty tacos and six bottled Sol beers, priced at $29. Spring breakers also can enjoy a $5 menu daily, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring chicken quesadillas, habañero chicken wings, beer, well drinks and more.

T&T's Bloody Maria

Other specials include $18 buckets of six bottled Sol beers, $3 Jell-O shots available only at the daiquiri bar and $15 tequila flights that allow guests to choose three, 1-ounce pours from five tequila selections  including Jose Cuervo, Cabo Wabo, Don Julio, Avion and Patron. T&T’s “Chonga, She’s Back,” a giant frozen margarita, served with two upside down 7-ounce Sol beers that flow directly into the drink, priced at $20 and Dos Equis and Patron shots for $5, also will be served. All are available every Friday and Saturday, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Public House Las Vegas at Luxor invites college students to indulge with food and drink specials available through Sunday, Mar. 31. The specials will be offered from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily and will include $3 Coors Light and Bud Light drafts and half-priced signature cocktails including the Sin City Sunrise, made with Stoli Razberi, orange juice, Red Bull and grenadine; and rum punch made with Appleton’s light rum, Myer’s dark rum, Malibu coconut rum, black raspberry liqueur and orange and pineapple juices. Guests also may dig into $5 Bar Bites including cheesesteak spring rolls, mac n’ cheese squares, short rib tacos, hummus plate and spinach and artichoke dip.



Trevi inside The Forum Shops at Caesars will welcome spring breakers with food and drink specials Sunday through Friday from 2 – 6 p.m. Through March 29, students can enjoy $6 Trevi Bites including tomato bruschetta, fresh stuffed mushrooms, fried calamari, Romano chicken sliders, homemade meatballs and mini stuffed cheeseburgers. The Italian restaurant will offer an array of drink specials including $3 classic frozen Bellinis; $4 beers including Corona, Heineken, Peroni and Sam Adams; $6 wines by the glass; and $6 signature martinis including the Trevitini, Mela, Limone and Negroni Martini.

Cabo Wabo Cantina inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will host a spring break celebration every Tuesday through Thursday from 3 – 6 p.m. through March 28. The bar will feature DJs on the Strip-side patio, 25 beers for $25, as well as daily and hourly shot specials. Guests can also indulge in Cabo Wabo’s savory breakfast selections beginning at 8 a.m. and signature Baja-Mex favorites including chicken taquitos, nachos and Sammy’s tequila shrimp made with Baja shrimp, garlic and Cabo Wabo tequila-lime sauce.

Through the month of March, students with champagne taste and a beer budget can revel in Palms’ world-famous nightlife and take advantage of a $69 hosted bar package, which includes complimentary admission and all-you-can drink at ghostbar and Moon nightclub until 1 a.m. Sponsored options include Russian Standard Vodka, Red Bull, Bacardi, Miller Lite and champagne. Students looking to book this package must show their student ID to receive the discounted ticket (normally $110) for the night and gratuity is included.

Students with a valid ID can enjoy $5 Miller Lites and $8 Absolut cocktails throughout March at ghostbar (including GBDC), Moon and Palms Pool. Students must show student ID or credentials at the door to receive the special pricing wristband.

Pool Clubs

Las Vegas’ pool clubs will be opening for the season just in time for the spring break crowd. Grab a bikini and a towel and head to a pool club for music, dancing, drinks and fun. Bare at the Mirage and Liquid at Aria open March 14; Encore Beach Club opens March 16 and Wet Republic at MGM Grand opens March 22. The Palms Pool will be open March 15 with DJ Seany Mac.



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