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and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.
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-- Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino, 1995






Monday, July 5, 2010

Cheap Fun -- LV Strip

Low rollers like JH are always looking for comps, free play, or deals.  If you live in LV, you always are on the prowl for stuff like this.  Normally I have nothing positive to say about Harrah's and their hotels, but here's a greal gem on the LV Strip that is worth checking out.

Inside of Paris (Harrah's "secret" LBGT Hotel) there is a lounge called Napoleon's.  It's a very low key place.  Nice and comfortable, dim lighting, mellow atmosphere.  From 6pm-9pm them have a nice happy hour -- 2 for 1 on premimum draft beers.  I am talking good draft beer -- Fat Tire, Stella, Newcastle, etc.  The beers are 16oz and you get two for $6.00 -- that's $3 a beer.  That's not bad for the LV Strip, especially for a nice place like Napoleon's.

From 6pm-9pm the place is pretty slow, but they do have entertainment -- when we were there they had a guitarist playing rock cover tunes.  During this time Napoleon's is a nice quiet place to drink some cheap beers and get away from the LV Strip madness.

Starting at 9pm they have "dueling pianos."  Two very accomplished pianists will attempt to play any hit played on the radio for the past 60 years or so.  The two guys put on a great show and are really funny.  There is no cover charge for this lounge act.  You can just buy a couple drinks, relax, and have an hour or two of great "free" entertainment.  These piaists will play any song you request -- but of course you have to tip.  The more you tip the greater the chance your song gets played ahead of the other requests.  We spent almost 2 hours watching these dueling pianos and it was great.  Not only was the entertainment great, but watching the masses walk back and forth in front of Napoleon's was a show just in itself.

http://www.parislasvegas.com/casinos/paris-las-vegas/casino-entertainment/dueling-pianos-detail.shtml

As a LV local, I tend to avoid the Strip just because of the crowds and masses of people. I also do not think there's a lot of value for locals on the Strip.  However, I will make an exception to Napoleon's.  If Harrah's keeps the present format of this place with the 2-1 premimum beers and the no cover charge for the dueling pianos, then I will be returning.  Napoleon's is just a great place to hang out, relax, and get some great entertainment without getting your wallet busted open.

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