March 19, 2006 1:36 PM   Subscribe

I'm bringing the crew to Vegas. Four guys, one weekend, celebrating good times. The flights are booked but that's about it. Suggestions for making this weekend ridiculous?

I remember reading once that there are guys who shop groups out to hotels, in return for better service -- this true? Someone else suggested getting a Limo or Sedan saturday night, for easier transport from place to place. We've got a budget of a couple grand here -- thoughts?
posted by effugas to Travel & Transportation around Las Vegas, NV (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hooters now has a (crummy) resort just off the strip. I haven't been to it, but I did go to it once when it was the San Remo, and it was distinctly second rate. That said, perhaps they improved it.

Anyway, you asked for "ridiculous", and this might fit the bill.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 1:50 PM on March 19, 2006

posted by tula at 1:56 PM on March 19, 2006

Consider the Rands Vegas System. He goes through the whole thing for a group of dudes -- gambling, drinking, seeing strippers, etc. Not my cup of tea, but it really sounds like it's something you need to read.
posted by user92371 at 2:21 PM on March 19, 2006

Everclear with Koolaid and a couple strippers?
posted by DieHipsterDie at 3:12 PM on March 19, 2006

Two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole multi colored collection of uppers, downers, laughers, screamers... Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls.

Seriously, though? Go nuts. Stretch limo, and get everyone kitted out in full-on top hat and tails. Swill champagne like it's water. See if you can blag your way into high roller poker rooms. Hire some ladies for the evening--but instead of having sex with them, get them to do something ridiculous, like tidy your hotel room, or iron your shirts, or whatever (a friend of mine did that once).
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 4:17 PM on March 19, 2006

getting a Limo or Sedan saturday night

Yes -- the cab lines at the hotels/casinos can get ridiculously long on a Saturday night. If you choose not to hire a limo or car for the entire evening, you can always get one upon exiting any hotel/casino. There's usually a separate line/pick-up area for private cars and limos. One will cost you roughly $45 or $55 for a ride from point A to point B.
posted by ericb at 4:48 PM on March 19, 2006

Check out the new Wynn Las Vegas and Mandalay Bay. One of the 'happening' hotels/casinos is The Palms (highlighted in MTV's The Real World/Las Vegas).

If you're going to take in any shows -- all of the Cirque Du Soleil performances are top-notch. You and your buddies might like the 'adult' Zumanity at the New York, New York Hotel.

BTW - this weekend the New York Times has two articles on Las Vegas: High: Vegas on $1,000 a Day and Low: Vegas on $250 a Day.
posted by ericb at 4:57 PM on March 19, 2006

Dealing with ladies of the evening in Vegas itself is a touch hazardous, because it isn't legal in that county.

But if that rings your chimes, there are quite a few legal brothels in neighboring counties, and you can get limo service to them.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 5:13 PM on March 19, 2006

I was in Vegas for a few days for a friend's bachelor party. We ended up renting a "Party Bus" one night to drive us all around Vegas. It's basically a rolling disco. We asked our driver to drive really, really slowly so we could try and get ladies to come along for rides with us.

For slightly less juvenile entertainment, I'd rent a helicopter and fly to the Grand Canyon. Tons of fun. Ask the 'copter pilot to "try and freak you out" and they'll do some high-g stuff that will, well, freak you out. :)
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:52 PM on March 19, 2006

I have been to the Spearmint Rhino (a strip club) in Las Vegas 3 times, and none of those times do I remember how I got there or how I got back. I couldn't even begin to tell you where it is. I do remember, however, that the entertainment was first-rate. Plus if you take a cab -- to any strip club in Vegas, actually -- the cabbie will be very interested in "if you saw any titties," if you "wanna see some more titties," and "how were the titties." This is entertainment in and of itself.

The long and short of it is this: 1. Get hammered (vodka Red Bull is a good choice in this case); 2. Get in a taxi (if you're not sure where to go, cabbies usually know where the party is); 3. Come back to your hotel no earlier than 5am; 4. Breakfast buffet at 7am when you get a phone call from someone you lost earlier in the night who still doesn't know where he is (this happens more often than you might think).

Also, don't get escorts if you're not a skilled negotiator. Vegas pros drive a hard bargain; some buddies of mine (honest!) got burned pretty bad at a bachelor party that way.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:33 PM on March 19, 2006

Get drunk and bet sports at the Mirage
Get drunk and be a low-roller at one of the major casinos (with $15 bets)
Get drunk and be a high-roller at Sam's Town (with $15 bets)
Get drunk and check out naked people at the Purple Rhino
Obtain a huge collection of hooker trading cards from the porn slappers on the strip
Go to a poker room early, get drunk and play holdem
Sober up long enough to go shoot guns
Buy a table at one of the clubs, get drunk and hit on girls, possibly from some random bachelorette party

Oh, and you might want to consider drinking.
posted by I Love Tacos at 8:34 PM on March 19, 2006

A friend of mine went there on a bachelor weekend. His best stories were about some place where you can go shoot just about any type of gun available -- I think you rent the gun and then buy the ammo, then go out on a shooting range. (He's not a gun freak; this was just a really bizarre experience.) Don't remember the name, but he found it in the phone book.
posted by pmurray63 at 8:36 PM on March 19, 2006

I just read the other suggestions, and sorry, I meant Spearment Rhino. I haven't the foggiest clue where Purple Rhino came from. Perhaps I haven't had enough to drink.

Oh, and be forewarned that if you're into private adult entertainment in your hotel room, that you're going to get set back far more than you are in other cities.
posted by I Love Tacos at 8:41 PM on March 19, 2006

I love downtown, tons more fun than the strip. Cheaper too.

And what's more fun than shooting machine guns?
posted by Marky at 12:33 AM on March 20, 2006

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