All of the nuts have been roasted, all of the cider has been drunk (or one way or another you were drunk), and all of the festive holiday cheer has been unplugged and returned to its storage unit until next year. However, just because the 2014 holiday season slipped away into history does not mean that the party is over… actually for us, it has really just begun!
New Year’s Eve is just days away and if you know anything about Vegas, you know that this is one night that we definitely know how to party the hell out of. Let’s be honest here… there are countless people out there who are making the resolution to finally run that marathon or perhaps to eat a little healthier this time around and hey, total props to them, but even though iceberg lettuce is really delicious and all, we have decided that our only resolution for 2015 is to figure out where they pour the strongest drinks, throw the biggest parties, and don’t hold our “Vegas” behavior against us because well, that is just our cup of tequila.
Ringing in the New Year
What: New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Where: Las Vegas Boulevard
Prices: Club cover prices starting at $20 – $200
New Year’s Eve in Vegas is crazy. That really is an all-inclusive statement but we will elaborate because we like giving you more details about what could (and should) be the best party of your life. First of all, Las Vegas Boulevard closes to all but pedestrian traffic at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31st and re-opens for vehicles at 6 a.m. on Jan. 1 and is nothing short of packed with excited party-goers. With an insane lineup of celebrity DJs and performers helping all of us ring in the New Year at every club, the incredible shows and impressive performances ringing in 2015 are definitely an entertainment must-do during your evening of celebration. Many of you who know exactly where you’ll be when 2015 ticks onto the clock, but for those of you who are still deciding, we narrowed it down some of the hottest parties that you can check out here. But that’s not to say you have to go to a club to have a great time. All of Las Vegas will be celebrating so there will be plenty of things to do and see if you are planning on walking around and bar hopping in anticipation of the televised Times Square ball drop. Insider tip: Buy two drinks for yourself (and your friends if you’re really nice) at once to avoid the long bar lines after every drained cocktail… we aren’t above double-drinkin’ it!
Hung Over and Hungry
Buffet New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch
Where: The Buffet at Stratosphere
Prices: Adult – $20.99, Child – $12.99
Is there better way to celebrate the new year than with a lot delicious food? Well yes there is… and that’s a lot of delicious food washed down with a lot of delicious booze. Opening at 5 a.m. for the “early risers” (who are you kidding, we know that you haven’t even gone to bed yet… and we are proud of you!) and closing at 10 p.m., The Buffet on the casino level of Stratosphere will be celebrating 2015 with their special, all-day Champagne brunch. Serving from their standard menu, the buffet includes an elaborate selection of varied cuisine including a custom omelet station and a carving station ready to supply you with whatever chow your little hung over heart desires.
What: Even if you lost all of your sexy on New Year’s Eve… You can still bring it back.
Where: MGM Grand
Prices: $157 – $2442
New Year’s Eve is over but ladies and gentlemen, Justin Timberlake is in the house and there is no way the lights are coming on anytime soon. Bringing the final two shows of his 20/20 Experience World Tour to Las Vegas for a two-night engagement, JT will be doing his thing on Jan. 1-2 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Considering that these are his final two performances… and they are in Vegas… oh, and it’s Justin Timberlake – these concerts will more than likely be epic.
For the Football Fans
What: Bowl Games
Where: Various Sports Books
Prices: Being a football fan is priceless… but the beer may cost you.
All weekend long there will be a ton of college football games including the Rose Bowl and the GoDaddy Bowl and we know the best places to watch them. Just about every casino has a sports book and it is in these secluded areas that the people are all about sports. Some of the sports books that we love are within The Palazzo, The Wynn, MGM Grand, and for those who like it big, there is always the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, which is home to the largest sports book in the world… what did you think we were talking about? However, if your main goal is to watch the game sans the betting, there are a variety of great sports hangouts that are known for their awesome game day atmosphere.
Twin Peaks, located on the Strip, is an ultimate sports lodge complete with delicious game day eats and all of the ice cold beer (29-degrees-cold to be exact) you can handle. With a plethora of plasmas, notable Twin Peaks girls, and a crazy good menu, you’ll be sure to catch the game in addition to a damn good time at this game and grub hub.
Also high on our list is the Tap Sports Bar located inside of the MGM Grand. Catering to beer and ball lovers, Tap offers its guests a premium game day experience with all of the day’s sports broadcast live on the 60 sprawling HD flat screens and also an impressive selection of local and seasonal craft beers. And you will definitely not be leaving this place hungry. Known for their signature South Side Street Dog, Beer Can Chicken, and Mini Mug Tasters, we advise you to go to the restaurant very hungry and you will definitely leave very happy.