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VEGAS.com Shifts into High Gear for NASCAR Weekend

VEGAS.com Shifts into High Gear for NASCAR Weekend 

With numerous holidays and festive celebrations touted for the month of March, the VEGAS.com experts pinpoint the top five spots for each sinfully delightful bash including NASCAR weekend, March 8-10. For visitors with the need for speed, be sure to shift into fifth gear with these high-tempo locales:

  • Prepare for fast and furious fun at Gilley’s Saloon and Dance Hall at Treasure Island – TI. With live bands every Friday and Saturday evening, the country-style saloon is a favorite during NASCAR weekend with a dance floor, mechanical bull and boot souvenir cups.
  • Get behind the wheel and cruise out into the open road through the breathtaking Red Rock Canyon with the Red Rock Driving Experience. Guests will have the chance to drive three exotic cars on a thrilling road course for approximately three hours.
  • Coast on over to The Quad Resort & Casino for The Auto Collections, a showcase of more than 300 classic cars including racing cars, muscle cars and more.  Boasting a diverse exhibit, the collection includes old-school Ferraris, Corvettes, and a 1986 Ford R5200 Evolution from Europe.
  • Witness legendary drivers including Dale Earnhardt in their wax form at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas at The Venetian.
  • Make a pit stop at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar inside Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for down-home Southern favorite cuisine and live country music.

Raise a Pint to the Luck of the Irish

From Irish pubs to unbeatable drink specials, the expert team offers a taste of the Emerald Isle this St. Patrick’s Day.

  • Rí Rá Las Vegas, located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a two-day festival, March 16-17. The weekend will feature live music, Irish dancers, giveaways, authentic Irish menu items and a parade.
  • An authentic import, Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel & Casino features a selection of nine draft beers including Guinness, Harp, Boddington’s and Newcastle. Grab a shot of whiskey and make a toast to the Irish heritage.
  • Take the party downtown to find a pot of gold at Hennessey’s Tavern on Fremont Street. Serving the world’s largest pint in a souvenir glass, the pub will offer live entertainment and a friendly atmosphere for the day’s revelries. 
  • PBR Rock Bar & Grillinside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino invites guests to get lucky with drink specials including Irish Car Bomb shots and green beer.
  • Located at The Venetian, guests can rock out at Rockhouse with an 80-ounce green beer guitar, or stay cool with their special St. Patty’s Day frozen Piña Colada. 

Egg-cellent Easter Treats and Sweets  

As the weekend winds down, delight in unparalleled meals and scrumptious sweets throughout Vegas this Easter Sunday.

  • Indulge, as you witness the undertaking in creating the perfect morsel at Ethel M Chocolate Factory.  Located southeast of the strip, witness the process that is undergone to develop the famous Ethel M chocolates and browse the three-acre Botanical Cactus Garden next door.
  • A Las Vegas staple for bunch, the Sterling Brunch at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino serves lavish offerings from lobster to caviar and more.
  • Enjoy candy inspired cocktails and s’more sweet treats at the Sugar Factory.  Don’t let the name fool you as an extensive breakfast menu full of delightful dishes and delectable desserts will satisfy all.
  • The Country Club – A New American Steakhouse at the Wynn Las Vegas serves a Jazz Brunch on Sundays featuring Creole cuisine and breathtaking views of the hotel’s golf course.
  • Pop the bubbly and hop on over to Bagatelle Supper Club & Beach Club, the South of France-inspired nightlife venue offering brunch on the weekends. A nod to the city’s popular daylife scene, the restaurant’s signature event takes over from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

March Mania for NCAA Hoops 

Place your bets, kick back, and enjoy your favorite college basketball games this month with VEGAS.com’s top viewing locations of MVP proportions:

  • Guests can cheer for their favorite team at Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo Cantor Race & Sports Book as they entertain their senses with a 10-foot-by-20-foot projection screen surrounded by 100 HD TVs, and savory tailgating pub fare. 
  • The Sporting House, located inside New York-New York, offers 130 TVs for fans to catch every game, everyday, making this sports mecca a real slam dunk. 
  • In remembrance of your favorite sports bar, Blondie’s, inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, displays the back-to-basics atmosphere with endless sports memorabilia, good beer, and even better wings.  Suit up in your favorite jersey and show pride for your team.
  • Get ready to groove as Heraea, located inside the Palms Casino Resort, blends a sports bar, restaurant, and music scene into one.  Guests are encouraged to root on their favorite teams, enjoy tasteful food, and get down to today’s most popular music as the DJ plays into the night.
  • Enter the mayhem of March at The Ainsworth, an upscale sports bar and lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and root on the underdogs.  Take advantage of the full-featured food and cocktail menu fit for a champion. 

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A Few Tips to Point You in the Right VEGAS Direction

  • If you’re in town for NASCAR at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and looking to rev your own engine, be sure to check the available hours for driving experiences like the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Many of these attractions will have fewer opportunities this week with limited access to the track. – Aleza Freeman, Attractions, Tours Spas and Shopping expert
  • Grab a pint and traditional grub at one of the Irish pubs in Las Vegas for St. Patrick’s Day. Painting the town green, the city offers numerous hot spots to celebrate the luck of the Irish whether staying on or off the Strip. – Kristine McKenzie, Dining expert

Your Vegas Experts

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  • Renee Libutti: Hotels, Bars
  • Kristine McKenzie: All things Vegas, Dining
  • Ryan Shewchuk: Nightlife
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