"Wait, did I just read above that this place is at Circus Circus? Isn't that where they have all the kiddie rides?"
Odds are you said something similar when you stumbled onto this page in your quest to build the most epic Vegas trip ever. So since you're here, don't stop just because you think you're going to have ride roller coasters like you're 12 years old and not enjoy the adult-side of Vegas.
While it's easy to get caught up in your inner child when you come to Circus Circus, what if we told you that there is a rocking nightlife spot there too? And no, we haven't been abusing the frozen drink stands at every corner in town.
Rock & Rita's is the newest (and as far as you know, only) bar in Circus Circus where they take those juggling acts you liked as a kid to an adult level with bottles of Capitan Morgan, Stoli vodka and knives. Every bartender here is a flair bartender and not just the run-of-the-mill variety either, we mean award-winning flair bartenders. They're so good that the people at Rock & Rita's decided they should get their own stage and do performances with the sounds of Usher and Black Eyed Peas thumping in the background.
At Rock & Rita's there are plenty of margaritas and specialty cocktails, but it's not just what's inside the drinks that will make you enjoy this spot. Drinks come in a variety of ways from oversized glass goblets to smoking volcanoes and buckets with 10 straws. But for the truly brave, there is the commode. Yes, a drink that comes in a souvenir toilet cup that includes drinks like, "No. 2, The Crapper," a chocolate pina colada.
But no bar can make it on drinks alone. That is why Rock & Rita's went the extra mile with some classy décor, and by classy we mean things like beer keg barstools, paintings of lucha libre masks, a party bus straight out of the '70s and classic art with a KISS-like twist -- basically everything you wish was in your bachelor pad.
The bar is from the creators of Kuhunaville inside TI, where it's hard to not get engulfed in the action around you.
"It's 'My Name is Earl' meets a Journey concert; an over-the-top drinking and dining experience for guests to let loose, party and not take themselves too seriously," said Mark Green, who co-owns Rock & Rita's with David Tuttleman.
Sure, you don't think about a fun and crazy bar when you think about Circus Circus, but after drinking out of one of those toilets you may still your find your way onto a roller coaster. Just remember the souvenir isn't a real toilet.
-- Review by Justin Lawson