Around the Scene: March 29, 2012

What does a Las Vegas nightclub do to impress literally thousands of peers and competitors who are ready to party during the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show (NCB Show), held March 12-14? If you're TAO Group, you do what you've done for more than a decade: deliver top-notch service and show off so everyone can see precisely what has gotten you to the top. On NCB Show’s opening night, Spike TV's “Bar Rescue” Happy Hour at LAVO inside The Palazzo — sponsored by bevIntel — was jam-packed with industry professionals from across the globe; the TAO Group property certainly was up to the challenge of impressing guests. For the exciting details of this year's NCB Show happy hours, parties and other nightlife opportunities, click here.

Happy hour

The Palazzo's LAVO graciously hosted Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" Happy Hour during the 2012 NCB Show.

Rumor has it Señor Frog's Las Vegas location will be opening in April, just in time for spring break. Treasure Island Las Vegas signed a multi-year lease with the venue; Señor Frog’s operates bar and restaurant locations in Myrtle Beach, Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii and now Las Vegas. Phil Ruffin, owner of Treasure Island, is delighted. “We are adding another layer of the excitement at Treasure Island," he says. "Señor Frog’s will be the perfect complement to the successful and fun Gilley’s and Kahunaville.”

Senor Frog's

Nightclub & Bar 2011 Las Vegas Mega-Club of the Year, Pure at Caesars Palace, recently celebrated its seventh anniversary, featuring Wyclef Jean. Pure has maintained its popularity over an exciting seven years that began with a New Year’s Eve opening night in 2004 with guest host and performer Mariah Carey. Pure investors have included Shaquille O’Neal, Andre Agassi and Celine Dion, who, among numerous other celebrities, have hosted, partied and performed at the 40,000-square-foot venue. Congrats on lucky No. 7, Pure!


Pure at Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas recently celebrated its seventh anniversary.

From Not so much kitsch as brilliantly cheeky, Jelsomino, located in the uptown Dream Hotel is the latest from the Ginza Project, those fabulous Russians who gave Gotham its most glamorous Russian restaurant ever in the form of Mari Vanna.

There's a main stage, where tipsy exhibitionists will perform to an audience indulging in (what else?) champagne, caviar and oysters, a backstage room for those preferring a more predictable musical experience (a DJ will spin), and a VIP room styled as a recording studio, cleverly limiting one's possibility for embarrassment to one's inner circle. A fully postmodern meta experience, the staff are also likely to launch into performance. The interior, with its concrete floors and rough stone walls, is sort of sexy Warsaw-bomb-shelter-chic. Bond theme songs obligatory.


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