On any night of the week, the vibe inside Blondies Sports Bar & Grill is as electric as the neon beer signs and side-by-side big-screen TVs that light up the brick-lined bar. The sights and sounds of UFC matches and NBA games entertain guests as they cut into a rib-eye steak or throw back a freshly poured pint of Bud or Shock Top. Overheard, colorful college football pennants hang from the ceiling, encouraging patrons to get into the competitive spirit themselves during weekly beer pong tourneys.
Located inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, the spirit of friendly competition hangs in the air at db's Pong & Pool Hall, which is home to 20,000 square feet of beer-pong tables, foosball machines, and dartboards. The hall welcomes eagle-eyed beer-pong players to compete in cash tournaments and pool players to sink the 8 ball into the corner pocket or a beer glass turned on its side. If their draft beers haven't been spilled on the felt, patrons can sip them while huddling around high-definition TVs to cheer on their teams or sauntering over to the pub's stage to catch a live performance.
At Public House, located within The Venetian, executive chef Anthony Meidenbauer and his crew reinvent pub classics with a gourmet flare and pair them with wine, spirits, and more than 200 premium beers. Inside the kitchen, chefs grill dry-aged steaks and flip through their brains' built-in cookbooks before whipping up inventive fare such as scallops served with oxtail stew. Customers can call upon the on-staff certified cicerone, or beer sommelier, to help choose domestic or international brews that best accentuate their selections' flavors. A climate-controlled cube chills wine, scotch, and bourbon, and handmade garnishes top both specialty cocktails and any bartenders dressed in formal attire
Lagasse's Stadium enthralls sports fans and cuisine cravers alike with a selection of gourmet game-day dishes culled from the cookbook of famed chef Emeril Lagasse. Diners can quiet hunger pangs with a panoply of highbrow barbeque sandwiches, sophisticated salads, and burgers trained in the art of Victorian waltz. Enjoy a briny bite with a plate of Emeril's New Orleans barbecue shrimp perched atop a rosemary flatbread schooner ($16), delight in a char-grilled beef rib eye guarded closely by grilled asparagus and garlic-mashed-potato bodyguards ($30), or indulge multinational food fixations with a slow-roasted chicken breast accompanied by a cheddar-cheese and andouille-sausage tortilla hash ($20). Lagasse's lush dessert selection, which includes a carnival-inspired funnel cake, Sinfully Southern pie, or New York–style cheesecake ($7 each), can sate sweet teeth or sit motionless for still-life paintings.
Treasure Island's location on the Strip comes in close proximity to dozens of attractions, including a pedestrian bridge that connects the hotel to Fashion Show Mall. After perusing high-end wares, travelers can stroll down the Strip to bathe in the neon lights, hop between nightclubs, or get hitched in one of the city’s infamous themed chapels. An array of shows dazzles on a nightly basis, from standup comedians to Motown revues to opulent magic shows. Off the Strip, the quirky Pinball Hall of Fame caters to one’s arcade-craving inner child with vintage amusements, such as the 1952 Crossroads pinball machine.
Burrowed inside Treasure Island Hotel and Casino is Island Heat Kahunaville Showroom?a triple-threat dining, drinking, and party venue boasting big-island flair-style bartending and an epic selection of rums. The flashy mixologists "transcend the typical role of a bartender and become a source of entertainment," writes Justin Lawson for Vegas.com. Bedazzled bartenders such as Essie from Stockholm and Nicola from Milan turn ordering a tropical cocktail into an acrobatic exhibition of flipping bottles, throwing flames, and convincing pimento olives to jump rope. Meanwhile, seasoned chefs whip up eclectic eats that feature Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Asian flavors sprinkled over steaks, seafood, and burgers.
Twice-nightly dinner shows combine old-school Vegas dinner shows with Polynesian dance and Tahitian tribal drums in a high-energy performance suitable for all ages. Dinner menus feature macadamia-crusted mahi mahi, teriyaki flank steak, ahi tuna, and more.
The restaurant sports a tiki-hut motif, its faux palm leaves shading diners as they nosh at vibrant tables of blue, green, yellow, and orange patterns. A stone water wall glows phosphorescent, while stone pillars accept the snug embrace of flowery vines and confused tree-huggers. Outside, patrons enjoy mixed drinks on the patio under huge palm trees or beside a sapphire pool. On Wednesday?Sunday, DJs add an upbeat soundtrack while patrons dine and view sporting events on one of three projection screens or 22 HD flat-screen TVs.