Access Vegas Insider Vibe – October 8, 2003

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Featured Stories:
Tabu Ultra Lounge, Shady Grove Lounge

Special Notes and Information: Siegfried and Roy

Also In This Issue – Oct. 8, 2003: Newkirk’s Notes, Other Tiger Shows, Fitzgerald’s Video Spotlight

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Newkirk’s Notes – comments on Las Vegas from AccessVegas.Com publisher Ted Newkirk:

Hello from Las Vegas. Usually I end that phrase with an exclamation point, but the serious injury of Siegfried and Roy’s Roy Horn has cast a dark cloud over Las Vegas this week.

I delayed this issue because so much uncertainly and conjecture surrounded this incident, Roy’s health, the future of the show, and more. The basics have been broadcast worldwide, but many questions have continued to pour in.

Instead of trying to relay this information, I have provided links to both print and video stories straight from local news sources so you can get the very best and latest information on this tragedy.

Other Tiger ShowsThe Illusionary Magic of Rick Thomas just celebrated six years at The Tropicana. We were pleased to be guests at this event, and treated to the latest version of this outstanding show which also features tigers. That review was to run this week, but we felt it would be tainted by the current events. We will publish it soon.

Dirk Arthur also uses the big cats in his act. We enjoyed his show a few months ago, and he has moved from the Silverton to The Plaza hotel downtown. Both are great shows and we encourage you to check one or more out in lieu of Siegfried and Roy.

Illusionary Magic of Rick Thomas
Dirk Arthur: New Art Of Magic
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Featured Stories:
Tabu Ultra Lounge, Shady Grove Lounge

Here’s a couple of brief stories on two relatively new local lounges. Tabu at MGM absolutely appeals to the upscale tourist crowd. Shady Grove at Silverton is a retro, fun, comfortable lounge aimed at the local’s crowd but worth checking out for tourists as well.

Tabu Ultra Lounge – What is an “ultra lounge?” This is something out of a James Bond movie … 10 years from now! This upscale lounge doesn’t have a bar band in it. We are talking about a classic comfortable feel with couches and tables combined with some incredible modern touches.

DJ’s spin modern dance music, but at a volume you can talk over. If you want to dance, go “next door” to Studio 54. A cool feature is the bar and tables. They look granite. No, they look tile. No … now there is a picture of a nude woman moving along the bar. Images are projected on these surfaces that seem real as life, but evolve before your eyes.

Nobody’s out front handing out coupons for this place. It is one of those “if you have to ask when it opens, when it closes, or how much anything costs … go elsewhere” establishments. For the record, it opens around 10 PM and goes all night long. Table service requires bottle purchase (and often reservations). Cover is $15 for men and free for ladies. While they claim dress is “casual” (saw a guy in a golf shirt and shorts), when you are spending for this kind of atmosphere, dress up.

Tabu Ultra Lounge is located inside the MGM Grand.

Shady Grove Lounge – “Gas, Food, and Lounging” is the motto of this new lounge at The Silverton. Just a few minutes south of The Strip, The Silverton Hotel Casino is undergoing a major renovation and upgrade. The former cowboy theme catering to the snowbird crowd is being changed to more of a retro, Route 66 Southwestern adventure feel.

When I moved here over ten years ago, the Silverton was called Boomtown and it was just off the freeway in the middle of nowhere. The growth of the valley now has the location surrounded by mid-level and upscale housing and the Silverton is making a strong grab at south Vegas Valley residents.

From the looks of it, they are succeeding nicely. Shady Grove is a combination upscale sports bar and lounge set in a faux hunting lodge setting with dark wood and stone features. While open to the casino, the area envelopes you and makes you feel like you’ve walked into another dimension.

Miniature bowling is housed in a vintage full-length Air Stream trailer complete with an Elvis bumper sticker on the back. The bar has the prerequisite huge flat screen TV’s not only over the bar but near the solo pool table, assuring that you’ll catch almost every play of every game simultaneously.

However, lounging areas away from the bars and TV’s let you sit down relax with a drink and friends. The female bar and cocktail staff sport sexy, skin and cleavage baring brown leather outfits and go out of their way to be fun, flirty, and friendly.

While strongly after the local’s crowd, tourists will enjoy the new sexy, retro, fun Shady Grove Lounge. Lounge is open 24/7 although food, cocktail waitress service, and miniature bowling may not be available at all hours inside the lounge. Happy hour specials are from 4-8 PM, Tuesday – Saturday.

Shady Grove Lounge is located in the Silverton Hotel Casino.


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Live From Las Vegas,

Ted Newkirk

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