Each Auld Dubliner location must meet the stringent level of authenticity required by co-owner and Gaelic strongdrinker David Copley. A native of Limerick, Ireland, Copley might share a dirty poem if you ask nicely, but he's more likely to tell you that every part of his pub's polished wood, brass décor, and menu of toothsome Erin edibles was designed and crafted in Ireland and transported piece by piece to its new American home. Tuck right into pub classics such as shepherd's pie with ground beef and lamb ($12.95) or the for-more-than-St.-Patty's-Day corned beef and cabbage ($12.95). Other fare that comes with a shamrock stamp of approval includes the traditional boxty (a potato pancake), stuffed with delights such as Irish bacon and melted cheddar ($13.95) or Atlantic salmon with shallots and tarragon ($15.95). For a finish as sweet as a "yes" from Molly Bloom, the Irish-whiskey crème brûlée adds a twist to the traditional dessert.
Gallery Nightclub is located in the Planet Hollywood hotel right on the Strip, and it fits in nicely with its stylish neighbors. Massive mirrors and fashion photos adorn the walls of leather-clad lounge areas. The exclusive atmosphere has caught the attention of celebrities, including Carmen Electra, Fabolous, Jenny McCarthy, and Joanna Krupa.
Every week, the club keeps things fresh with events such as Ladies’ Night Thursdays. There are five bachelorette party packages, too, some of which include bottle service, dinner, and inflatable limousines.
The chefs and bartenders at Whiskey Dick’s draw inspiration from Prohibition-era smuggling magnate Richard Williams Junior as they parade a new menu of burgers, wings, and pizza onto tables and whiskey barrels. Resting between house-made buns, the swiss mushroom burger ($8.67+) dons melted cheese over wild mushrooms and BBQ burger ($8.94) is topped with whiskey barbecue sauce, bacon, beer-battered onion rings, and American cheese. The eatery's burger challenge taunts adventurous eaters with nine, 1/3-pound beef patties, cheese, and only 15 minutes in which to consume it ($26.11). Meaty chicken wings ($8.98) emerge from fryers to flaunt golden cloaks, and 12-inch customizable pizzas ($9.79; $1.01/topping) don piles of sausage, cheese, and bacon to draw nervous glances from napkins covered in newly discovered mathematical formulas.
Peppered with a fleet of entertaining games, the jovial bar atmosphere at Beer Bellies serves as a textbook example of the ideal environment for patrons to throw back libations and snack on classic grill fare. Like a fish's dining room, the watering hole boasts limited table seating, but customers can perch along the ample bar to imbibe beers and cocktails mixed by a staff of friendly bartenders. Fried appetizers, including mozzarella sticks and cream-cheese-stuffed jalapeño poppers, precede burgers swathed in american or pepper jack cheese. Between bites, diners can test their luck and elbow strength on penny, nickel, and dime slot machines. A fleet of Keno varieties, including Caveman Keno and Lightning Keno, neighbor digital poker and black jack, and budding opera stars can take the stage for karaoke on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Whether you've come for a specific hard-to-find pinot from a small family vineyard or to peruse the impressive selection for inspiration, the professional staff at Bella Vino can answer any of your wine-related wine questions and admirably tolerate unrelated whines. Bella Vino carries more than 1,000 varieties of wine, ensuring that no oenophile will be left behind when it comes to taste. The specialty selection is impeccable, so if you are an accomplished aficionado of grape bloods, stroll confidently up to the counter and ask the merchants for the current market values of some of the best wine available. If you'd rather peruse the inventory for yourself, you'll encounter bottles of liquid treasure such as Redtree pinot noir ($12.95), Three Clicks sauvignon blanc ($19.95), Cucao chardonnay ($14.95), and Sole Luna Red ($14.95).