Like Conor McGregor was gonna miss a victory party?

Here’s video of The Notorious heading into Encore Beach Club at the Wynn on Sunday — one day after beating Nate Diaz in one of the craziest UFC fights we’ve ever seen.

Conor didn’t look too bruised up … but he did enter the party with a pretty obvious limp.

McGregor insists he did NOT break his foot — but banged up his shin during repeated strikes to Diaz during the UFC 202 fight.

Still, he didn’t let the pain keep from partying with all the bikini-clad chicks at the club!





Spearmint Rhino Las Vegas Gentlemen’s Club
3340 South Highland Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Open 24 Hours

Las Vegas’ oldest steakhouse still charms


The scene: As the oldest steakhouse in a city enamored with steakhouses, the Golden Steer is a true Las Vegas icon, and has served dinner to countless visiting icons, from Joe DiMaggioand Muhammad Ali to Bette Midler and the King himself, Elvis Presley. In recent years a new slate of celebrities has discovered the charms of the Steer, including Nicolas Cage and Mario Andretti, and the most famously loyal of all Steer customers over the years was the Rat Pack, quintessential Sin City diners. Both Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin had dedicated regular booths, round banquettes still marked as such today. (Sinatra’s table, No. 22, has a big picture of the Rat Pack over it, and this is one of very few still remaining Vegas eateries that he frequented).

Stepping into the Steer is like stepping into a museum. It has an odd location in a slightly seedy strip mall just off Las Vegas Boulevard, but back in 1958 when it opened, many top Vegas restaurants were standalone buildings outside of the hotels, a paradigm that has largely changed. For decades, eating here required more effort and a special trip, yet the Steer has not only survived, it has thrived, and the last few years have been record ones. The Las Vegas Journal Review has picked it as the city’s best steakhouse more than once recently, and suddenly this area — the northern end of the Strip, once a no man’s land between the main Strip and old Downtown — is heating up.

The recent SLS casino resort is across the street, within walking distance, and the soon to open (late 2016) Lucky Dragon is literally next door — its wall almost touches the Steer. The under construction Resorts World mega-resort, a $4 billion, 3,100-room project, is also nearby. As a result, the Steer’s unique location has gone from off the radar to red hot.




Spearmint Rhino Las Vegas Gentlemen’s Club
3340 South Highland Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Open 24 Hours


Here’s how to travel between Las Vegas and LA to get around SoCal fire

The closure of Interstate 15 as a result of the Blue Cut Fire has cut off the most direct and convenient route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

But fortunately, it’s not the only way for Southern Nevadans to get to L.A. Other less-traveled — and longer — routes exist for motorists who absolutely have to get there.

The route to take is dependent on the final destination. I-15 closure due to Blue Cut Fire: August 17, 2016 (Gabriel Utasi/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

The most recent report from the California Department of Transportation is that I-15 is closed from Phelan Road in Hesperia to the freeway interchange of Interstate 215 in San Bernardino, a distance of about 18 miles.

The most popular alternatives will take travelers west around the fire.

In Victorville, motorists should turn off I-15 at the Palmdale Road exit, California Highway 18, and take it west to California Highway 138. Motorists can bypass Palmdale by taking the Pearblossom Highway to connect with California Highway 14, which leads to Interstate 5 in Santa Clarita.



Spearmint Rhino Las Vegas Gentlemen’s Club
3340 South Highland Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Open 24 Hours

Watch: Implosion of last tower of famed Vegas hotel and casino

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LAS VEGAS — The last tower of the iconic Riviera Hotel and Casino was reduced to rubble during an overnight implosion on the Las Vegas Strip.

The demolition of the Monte Carlo tower brought an end to the Strip’s first high-rise and one of Vegas’ most famous casinos.

A series of explosions took down the taller, 24-story Monaco tower in June, which was celebrated as an organized spectacle. That event was carried out with flair, complete with a viewing area, local dignitaries and fireworks.

This time, there was no designated viewing area.

Due to the dust, people in nearby businesses and residences were told to either leave the area or stay indoors during the implosion and for a half-hour afterwards, similar to what occurred during the implosion of the taller Monaco tower, reports CBS Las Vegas affiliate KLAS-TV.

The 2,075-room property closed in May 2015 after 60 years hosting headliners from Liberace to Dean Martin on the northern end of the Strip.



Spearmint Rhino Las Vegas Gentlemen’s Club
3340 South Highland Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Open 24 Hours

Must-See: What’s New In Las Vegas


Monte Carlo
In a $450 million transformation, MGM and Sydell Group have partnered to reimagine the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. This will include two hotel experiences: the NoMad Hotel and the launch of the new property names Park MGM.

Wynn Plaza
The ever-expanding Wynn Las Vegas has increased again with the development of Wynn Plaza, a complex featuring 75,518 square feet of luxury retail space set to debut fall ’17. The design of Wynn Plaza, inspired by Avenue Matignon in Paris, will include two stories covered by atriums and a skylight rotunda that will extend to Las Vegas Boulevard.

The National Hockey League recently added Las Vegas as the site for its first expansion team since 1997. The new franchise will begin playing at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in the 2017-18 season.

Las Vegas celebrated the launch of its official Snapchat channel — @VisitLasVegas — in May by presenting DJ Khaled with a key to the Strip during a special ceremony at The Venetian.


Great Cheap Eats All Over Las Vegas



So you didn’t win the World Series of Poker or cash in on that big craps game. You’re out of bills with more than an Andrew Jackson on it. Payday comes three days from now and you want more than Maruchan ramen noodles for a meal. You need something cheap. Like a basic taco, an inexpensive oyster or a Las Vegas classic like a shrimp cocktail or prime rib. Look no further than this list of 19 go-to places, where you can fill your belly Cheap Eats Week style year round. Note, one of the keys to eating cheap at many resorts is a player’s card, so go ahead and enroll to land discounts on food all over Las Vegas and Henderson.


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3340 South Highland Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Open 24 Hours


Say hello to the “new” Spearmint Rhino Las Vegas –

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“Widely regarded as one of the most popular gentlemen’s clubs in the world, Spearmint Rhino Las Vegas is finishing up an addition and renovation that has added almost 20,000 square feet of upgraded space to a club that already was one of the best in the country. Just when you thought they couldn’t get any bigger – or better – they did. ”

Story by Dave Manack

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Disrupting the Liquor Inventory Industry with Meteor and React


August 05, 2016
By Mark Shust

This is a guest post by Mark Shust, Innovation Engineer at Chanj.

Chanj FLOW is a mobile app designed to solve liquor inventory for bars and nightclubs. Frustrated with the existing liquor inventory systems for nightlife venues, we sought to create a new solution that was simpler, more efficient, and affordable. The app is available for download on the iTunes App Store. In this post, I’ll talk about the technical decisions we made while developing the app, why we chose to build it with Meteor and React, and how Meteor’s 1.4’s recent updates have delivered even more value.


Choosing an Architecture

The first step was to quickly narrow down possible architecture platforms. JavaScript was chosen for the ability to code in the same language on both the client and server side. This would greatly improve efforts to find future development resources, and create a consistent development environment with JavaScript being used on both the frontend and backend systems.

Faced with the decision to create our own custom solution or choosing to build from a framework, various platforms were analyzed and discussed. Meteor jumped out at us; not only would it help us solve the “JavaScript Fatigue” problem, but it also played right into our need to develop a real-time app ecosystem. We believe real-time is the future of the web. More practically, we wanted to allow multiple users to take inventory of the same section of their bars at the same time without stepping on each other’s toes, and to provide management with instant feedback about their progress.

We also quickly narrowed down our strategy to mobile-first. Smartphones and tablets are prevalent and cheap, while the liquor inventory vertical is presented with many hardware-based solutions that are expensive to set up and to maintain. This was an interesting pick for us, as at that time we had experience creating rich web applications, but absolutely zero experience creating and deploying mobile applications. Meteor’s Cordova integration would help us build hybrid apps on a single, consistent architecture. It filled our knowledge gap around Objective C and Java and solved our need to build multiple apps for each of the Apple and Google app stores.

There were some drawbacks to choosing Meteor at the time, such as the lack of support for NPM, controlling load ordering of files, and ES6. Working with React was then filled with NPM-wrapper packages in Atmosphere, which was also less than ideal. Even with these challenges, however, we thought it was the most promising solution available, so made the decision to move forward with the platform and start our project with Meteor 1.2 in late 2015.

Creating a Solution

At Chanj, we’re devoted to creating high-quality, pixel-perfect, hand-crafted graphical imagery. Our competitors don’t have an appreciation for the arts or a focus on accuracy, so we wanted to play right into their weaknesses by creating the highest quality liquor app available. The process of taking inventory would be as simple as tapping and dragging your finger across the screen, eliminating the need to purchase expensive hardware such as barcode scanners or weigh scales.

Meteor would also make our app so cost-effective for us to host and maintain that it would allow us to create a basic offering for free, while offering subscription plans containing advanced functionality for customers needing more. A big side goal for us in developing this app was also to change the misconception that you can’t create a native-looking and feeling app with something like Meteor and Cordova.


During the design phase, we also chose to utilize some of the Google Material Design standards, as we believe them to be an extremely-well crafted solution to common design problems. The great material-ui library is available for React, which we chose to implement for most of our interactive React components. The Material Design standards also helped us stay on track and develop a solution quickly that works on both iOS and Android platforms, as well as on both smartphone and tablet devices.

To provide some native mobile integrations, such as a camera and in-app purchase capabilities, we looked to the many Cordova plugins that were available. This allowed us to retain all of the code within our web app, and splash Cordova/native-specific functionality within the code where needed. Most Cordova plugins we utilize are also cross-platform, so they work across both Apple and Android devices.

Meteor 1.3

Halfway through our development, Meteor decided to do something which they’ve never done before: open a beta release for their new 1.3 release. There were obvious improvements coming to the architecture, and we thought they provided too many benefits for us to pass up for our initial launch. We decided to be early adopters of this beta, and believe we helped give back to Meteor by filing a lot of early bugs and reporting performance problems during this preview phase.

The Meteor team was fantastically involved with the community through the release of 1.3. They listened to a lot of the feedback we provided, were extremely responsive with any issues, and were a delight to communicate with. Because of this, we felt very comfortable upgrading all of our code to ES6, using imports to eliminate globals, as well as porting all of our NPM-wrapped atmosphere packages to direct NPM package integrations. It was a lot of work, but solved all of our previous problems with Meteor and laid a great groundwork for future development on the app.

Initial Launch

Even with all of this work and a very small development team, we were able to upgrade our entire codebase, fully test our app, and release ahead of schedule by the end of February 2016. We launched on the build of Meteor 1.3-beta.10, as during our testing it appeared to be more stable than the current release of 1.2. The improvements made to mobile hot code push were also very welcomed, as we could now bypass waiting for App Store delays of any kind.

We initially only launched on iPhone, to combat any complexities with submitting app builds and diagnosing device-specific issues with other app ecosystems. We followed the lean development methodology, launching just with the free version of FLOW. This helped us get to market quickly, and put us in a position to listen and respond to customer feedback. We also launched with a number of subsequent apps developed on Meteor, including a backend administration app and backend worker instances.

With everything being based on Meteor, including a few server-only builds, we created a very solid, consistent ecosystem for daily development. Our entire application infrastructure is deployed with some basic bash scripts that build out Docker images, which in turn get deployed with Kubernetes to Google Cloud Platform. This platform architecture also allows us to push out hot code pushes with zero-time deployments, and a MongoDB replica-set helped us to achieve a true high-availability setup. Since our release, we’ve had absolutely zero downtime, even with over 30 new builds and pushes to production.


Meteor 1.4, 1.5 and Beyond

The recent release of Meteor 1.4 provided us with an opportunity to upgrade to the much newer Node LTS and Mongo 3.2 WiredTiger storage engine. We’ve already updated all of our app infrastructures to this new version, including our main app and all related backend systems. By keeping up to date with new Meteor app versions, it allows us to keep up with all of the latest and greatest features of the Meteor architecture and the JavaScript ecosystem.

We are excited about what is coming in Meteor 1.5 and Apollo, as we think reactive GraphQL will play right into our desire to build out great, real-time analytics for our customers. The ability to run SQL databases alongside MongoDB will allow us to use the best of both worlds, and also provide us with advanced possibilities for filtering out and querying our data for analytics.

Roadmap and Future

At Chanj, we have a pretty extensive roadmap planned, including developing Android and tablet versions, integrating third-party API’s (as well as offering our own), an enterprise offering, and more. After six months or so of working with Meteor, we are extremely happy with our choice, as it already appears to have perfectly validated our app use-case. Future apps we plan on developing will also be built on top of Meteor, as we feel it perfectly fits into our lean business and development methodologies. We’re so excited about what the future brings with this development ecosystem.


Herbs & Rye Crowned the Best American High-Volume Cocktail Bar


Las Vegas knows it, and now so does the rest of the world.

Wednesday, August 3 2:15pm
By Xania Woodman

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A guy opens a Las Vegas bar on a shoestring budget at the start of the Great Recession. Seven years later, he returns from the Academy Awards of bartending having been bestowed one of the greatest honors in the beverage industry. Of course, a lot happened at Herbs & Rye (3713 W. Sahara Ave., 702-982-8036, HerbsAndRye.combetween those two milestones. There were epic menu changes, multiple renovations, philosophical culture shifts, staff turnover and personal challenges. Progress came with a price, but not without a payoff, which came on July 23 when Herbs & Rye was named the Best American High-Volume Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail, America’s preeminent gathering of the spirits and bar industry.

“To be the first [Las Vegas bar] to ever make it to the Top 4 was enough for us. To actually win—it was surreal,” Herbs & Rye owner Nectaly Mendoza says. “I truly feel that it’s always been within our reach, we just had a tougher path than a lot of the other major cities. I always knew it was obtainable, I just didn’t know when or how we were going to get there, and now we’re here.”

“There are so many other things you can do [in Las Vegas] besides have cocktails. But, obviously, we’ve changed that now.” – Nectaly Mendoza, Herbs & Rye owner

In a sense, Mendoza just walked on Mars. In winning this Spirited Award, Herbs & Rye has put Las Vegas on a map that previously bore only such boozy hubs as New York, San Francisco and London, and paid little mind to what, if anything, was going on out here in the desert. And what’s been going on is that Herbs & Rye has hit its stride, consistently cranking out historically accurate classic cocktails (as many as 1,300 in a shift) alongside house-butchered steaks, and crisscrossing the world for popups and charitable efforts.


How to plan the best bachelorette party in Las Vegas


By  Erin Lindholm
Published August 01, 2016

With its reputation for revelry, Las Vegas has long been a favorite destination for bachelorette getaways.

What’s not to love about a weekend out of town with some of your favorites in tow, with any number of leisure pursuits at your beck and call?

From luxe retreats to around-the-clock eats, Las Vegas delivers any time of day or night — and it’s constantly upping the ante with new offerings.

Thinking about having your bachelorette in this famously fabulous destination? Here’s what you need to know right now:

  • 1. The Cosmo is (Still) a Big Deal

    The Cosmo is (Still) a Big Deal

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

    Landing on Las Vegas Weekly’s “Best of Vegas” list yet again for 2016, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is not resting on its laurels as being one of the hottest properties on The Strip.

    Instead, the resort is adding to its cache, having recently opened a 10,000-square-foot outpost of the New York City speakeasy-style lounge and eatery, Beauty & Essex, as well as the first outpost of Los Angeles cult fave Eggslut, which will be open overnight on select nights to feed the late-night crowd.

    The Juice Standard, a local micro-chain for cold-pressed juices, offers an additional menu of “cold-pressed cocktails” exclusively at The Cosmo location; a Momofuku project is also slated to open later this year.

  • 2. Vegas Has a Huge New Stage

    Vegas Has a Huge New Stage

    T-Mobile Arena

    In addition to the multitude of entertainment offerings up and down The Strip, the city this spring inaugurated the T-Mobile Arena, a state-of-the-art venue that will host both pro sports games and blockbuster concert tours, including Gwen Stefani, Drake, Kanye West, and the Rolling Stones.

    Cross-check the schedule before you set your bachelorette dates — a concert here could be a highlight of your weekend.


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