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Fat Tuesday - New
MGM Grand the basement
About 10 different frozen drinks line the back of this tourist convenience bar, with extra test-tube shots of liquor available for the "double dog dare" in all of us.  This bar is a great place to grab a souvenier drink as well as an Everclear(tm) hangover.  The bar staff is friendly and well deserved of an extra toke.  It may look easy pouring frozen drinks out of an automatic dispenser, but have you ever done it for a line of tourists and drunks 4 deep from the walk-up bar?  There are more locals here than one might think, and it seems due to an unabashed friendly and fun atmosphere from those drinking and those serving the drink.

Stock's Sportstime Bar & Grill - New
Flamingo & Maryland (northeast shopping center)
With just about every game available from its numerous satellite dishes and just about any beer one might desire, this sports bar has a very homey and comfortable feel due to its staff and the owner being on hand almost every day.  The menu has its specialties and those items you'll also want to avoid.  Try the back East favs and you won't be disappointed.  This is probably the only place in town where they fly in their hot dogs special from Syracuse, New York.

Three Angry Wives - New
Eastern & Horizon Ridge (southeast shopping center)
This loungy, locals, video poker bar offers some great bar food specializing in Snakebites and Black Adder's.  The big cozy leather furniture makes great for cigars and/or snuggling.

The Bar at Thai Town
1201 Las Vegas Blvd. South  Tel: 702.388.1682
A great place for a quiet drink or a romantic getaway after dinner at the adjoining Thai restaurant.  Parking is limited, video poker proliferates, and karaoke is available for the hopelessly out of tune.

Barley's Casino & Brewing Company
4500 Sunset Rd.  Henderson  Tel: 702.458.2739
A brewpub started by an ex-IBM engineer, Barley's serves up a credible lineup of small batch suds in "Greenspun Valley".  If you don't care much for video poker machines when you're trying to enjoy a full-bodied brew, stay home--this place is inside a full-blown mini-casino.  Don't bother with the food at Barley's--go to the adjacent Casa Mercado's Mexican Restaurant instead if you get the late night munchies.

Bix's
4455 S. Buffalo Dr.  Tel: 702.889.0800
For the hip baby boomers and those who take a liking to electric jazz.  Excellent menu by up and coming celebrity chef.  This crowd may have silver hair, but they jam until the wee hours.

Boston Bar & Grille
3411 S. Jones Blvd. Tel: 702.368.0750
Known as "The Boston" to those who frequent it regularly, t
his bar has got a friendly staff and an indoor/outdoor carpet that's seen its heyday and gotten its second wind.  A down and dirty place to drink, listen to awesome local music and of course play a little video poker when the urge arises.

Crown & Anchor Pub
1350 E. Tropicana  Tel: 702.739.8676
An English-themed pub that dishes up great fish n' chips alongside dozens of European imports on tap.  A nice place to kick back and watch football (that's soccer to us Yanks) on the tele. Live bands on Saturdays and Tuesday is UNLV night.

Double Down Saloon
4640 Paradise Rd.  Tel: 702.791.5775
This unique bar offers live tunes, pool tables, and elevated loungers that allow you to take in the interesting hand-painted murals along walls.  Their motto is simple: "You puke, you clean."

Four Kegs
4972 S. Maryland Pkwy.  Tel: 702.736.4444
A friendly neighborhood watering hole that is best known for it's cheap beer, "soon to be famous" stromboli sandwiches, and liberal video poker machines.

Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
3987 Paradise Rd.  Tel: 702.312.5247
This California-based brewpub chain, located right behind "Restaurant Row" in the Hughes Center, has quickly become a veritable meat market for the young professional crowd in Las Vegas.  Although the menu was recently revamped and many of the more daring items have been axed, Gordon Biersch still serves up some surprisingly eclectic and tasty food.

Holy Cow Microbrewery
2423 Las Vegas Blvd. South  Tel: 702.732.2697
Located on the Strip, this microbrew pub was the first in the Valley to offer up suds brewed on the premises.  A bar food menu is also available to help you with washing down the wide variety of lagers, stouts, and ales.

Marker Down
3939 Spring Mountain Rd.  Tel: 702.876.4114
The twin sister of Money Plays--the major difference is the addition of spirits.  Same crowded bar and service-oriented bartenders.

Money Plays
4755 W. Flamingo Rd.  Tel: 702.368.1828
This small stop featuring only beer and wine (no hard liquor) offers darts in the back along with occasional bands.  The bar is usually crowded, but the bartenders are quick on the pour.

Monte Carlo Pub & Brewery
Monte Carlo  3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South   Tel: 702.730.7777
One of the first casino brewpubs, the industrial-looking Monte Carlo features six beer types on tap, acceptable bar food, and nightly entertainment; usually a DJ.

Moose McGillycuddy's
4770 S Maryland Pkwy  Tel: 702.798.8337
UNLV and post-college hookup joint that includes a few pool tables, a smallish dance floor, and regular drink specials.  Moose's has recently held strong with their Wednsday night dollar drink night during the school year, however with their cover increase synonymous to a night club's, it will be surprising how long that lasts.  Half-price appetizers and drinks during happy hour.

PT's Pub
Several locations
This quasi-sports bar offers plenty of TVs, pool tables, darts, and reasonably priced drinks and food.  Don't expect too many microbrews or imports--American macrobrews prevail here.

Rockabilly's
3785 Boulder Hwy  Tel: 702.641.5800
A country-western bar offering line dancing, domestic macrobrews, and a mechanical bull.  Need we say more?

Sunset Brewing Co.
Sunset Station  1301 West Sunset Rd.  Tel: 702.547.7777
Formerly the second Gordon Biersch outlet in Vegas, the newly launched Sunset Brewing Co. offers only three lagers brewed on-premise, albeit with the colorful names of Beach Blonde, Red Bikini, and Deep Dark Tan.  Also serves, in their own words, "entrees with an attitude."

Tom & Jerry's Pub & Grub
4550 S. Maryland Pkwy.  Tel: 702.736.8550
A popular destination for the UNLV crowd that was recently named one of the top 100 college bars by Playboy magazine.  Offers great drink specials with many microbrews on tap, a dance floor, and plenty of pool tables.

Tommy Rocker's Cantina & Grill
4275 Industrial Rd.  Tel: 702.261.6688
This hard-to-find bar is located off of Flamingo on Industrial.  Tommy himself kicks out pop rock cover tunes on Fridays & Saturdays.  The crowd is mostly early thirtysomethings.

Triple 7 Brewpub
Main Street Station  200 N. Main St.  Tel: 702.387.1896
This downtown brewpub consistently serves some of the finest small-batch brews in the Valley.  Perfect decor for a brewpub--lots of dark wood with brass accents highlight one of the best reasons to venture to Downtown Las Vegas
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