Whether you’re already a fan of Las Vegas Or you were on the fence visiting, this spring is a great time to make the trip to Nevada’s famous gambling town, if for no other reason than check out The LINQ. Although a small portion has already been unveiled, the bulk of the $ 550 million and 300,000-square-foot open quarter opened this weekend, revealing more than 30 unique shops, restaurants and bars – all without people dressed as Disney characters. Or performing bad spells.
Located between The Quad Resort & Casino and Flamingo Las Vegas, across from Caesar Palace, the first installment of The LINQ premiered last December with the revamped O’Sheas, a 5,000-square-foot casino featuring beer pong, $ 5 blackjack games, 60 types Of beer and live music. Caesars Entertainment, the team behind the project, decided to leave this institution as the tip of the hat for old Las Vegas. That’s why O’Sheas is the only place in the complex where you can gamble – not that you will miss the poker tables much with all the other things that happen.
With dining options, for example, you can opt for a brick-oven pizza at a vintage-style flour and barley restaurant, or go for a modern Mexican cuisine and a margarita at the Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, where they also have a mechanical bull that you can ride. For free. Afterwards, have dessert at Ghirardelli’s Ice Cream and Chocolate Store, where homemade hot fudge is served over sun meals. If you are looking for pampering with more alcohol, try the giant daikwaris in Purple Zebra; Cinnamon and lemon flavors like paradise and pink elephant, which has the taste of sour hibiscus, give a perfect palate comfort as you walk around and explore the space. Beer lovers should go to the Yard House to taste 180 brews from the keg. Dine indoors or out on the lighted patio, and watch the celebrants wander back and forth, or grab your beer to get out of the take-out window.
Another great place to explore is the first Brooklyn Ball outpost, an amazing 32-lane bowling alley straight from New York that serves comforting American food from the famed Blue Ribbon Restaurant Group and hosts live concerts. To commemorate the grand opening in style, the two-tiered venue will feature Soulive on March 7-9. Future guests include Elvis Costello and The Roots (March 15-16), Cake (March 20) and Primus (May 1-3).
When it comes to shopping, save yourself from the same hard dessert sun with Brazilian Chilli Beans sunglasses, take a hat from Gorin Bros. Famous Hat Makers or buy trendy items at the upscale Kitson boutique. Robbie Blue is a funky accessory store that, with its bright red walls, looks like the locker room for a classic burlesque show in Las Vegas. Be sure to check out the 8,500-square-foot Polaroid Fotobar as well. With an entire Polaroid Museum and fun ways to print your photos, this is an extraordinary way to remember your trip.
While most of the LINQ will open this weekend, not every aspect will be ready for action right now, that is, the high roller, the largest observation wheel in the world. This facility that will soon become iconic rises to a height of 550 feet – for comparison, the London Islands rises to a height of 443 feet – and each of the 28 connected ball backpacks can accommodate up to 40 people. The purpose of the attraction is to offer visitors an amazing way to see the city as well as give them a place to book for private parties. These tasks should be easily accomplished when the trip opens later in the spring.
Photos courtesy of Caesars Entertainment-TheLINQ and DTRUSSCELLO