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Drinkers alert...drinkers alert...lol

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Drinkers alert...drinkers alert...lol

Hello and thanks in advance,

Early 50s couple coming to LAS for the first time. Our kids gifted us a 4 night stay at Caesar's Palace but booze is on us.

Being our first time, and being on a rare out of town vacation, we want to visit a lot of hotels/sites to get a feel for Vegas, and have some fun doing an economical (read in: cheap drinks) Vegas pub crawl (strip, downtown, or otherwise).

Truth be told, I like my double Captains. How do i avoid $20+ drinks. Call me cheap but are there tips/tricks/warnings on how to self-lubricate while within CP, within the CP pools, and while crawling between the $$$ casino bars?

We are always respectful of the service staff who take good care of us where ever we go and share the wealth. We would rather keep a few $20 in are own pocket and share those with our servers instead of the hotel investors.

What are rules within CP and the CP pool as weel as walking the strip and walking into other casinos. Also what is the best advice for stopping for supplies between the airport and our hotel.

Appreciate any tips/tricks/advice.

Now that Vegas is getting pros teams, I can't wait until the Swedish curling team relocates.....lol

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1. Re: Drinkers alert...drinkers alert...lol

Walking the strip with a roadie shouldn't be a problem, but I think it cannot be glass. It's been since 2015 for us.

Tell your Uber driver at the airport you'd like a pit stop at a close liquor store before hotel, and show them your tip so they should have no issues with a 'short' stop.

We always pay homage to Stage Door Casino Bar at least once during our stay .. tradition, you know.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/stage-door-las-vegas

The pool, most likely could can't bring in your one, but make a beverage to get you from your room TO the pool, and throw the cup away before entering .. ??

If you walk past Casino Royale, I believe their Micholobs are $2.

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2. Re: Drinkers alert...drinkers alert...lol

I always buy a big duty free 40 of Grey goose..buy or bring a big plastic cup and your mixers..and cruise the strip/casinos with my own quality drink.You could also use a flask and take extra with you while out in about if need to make more drinks.

The days of gambling for those cheap booze watered down drinks is over!

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3. Re: Drinkers alert...drinkers alert...lol

Many pick up a half-gallon of EverClear, and get smashed in their room.

Then, they need little, to nothing, as the “buzz” just lasts, and lasts.

Best of luck,

Hunt

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4. Re: Drinkers alert...drinkers alert...lol

Sone food and drink specials can be found at

https:/…

Then there's several threads here on trip advisor.

But if you're just walking about the strip, you see signs of drink specials.

Obviously, any hotel bar is going to be pricey.

Any casino bar will be pricey unless you're gambling.

Places like o'sheas or casino royal have drink specials to get you in the door.

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5. Re: Drinkers alert...drinkers alert...lol

Thanks my friends. Appreciate the support/recommendations.

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6. Re: Drinkers alert...drinkers alert...lol

I'll echo some others here...

We drive into Vegas, but the first thing that we always do is stop at a liquor store so that I can stock up on booze. Taking an Uber or Lyft from the airport and asking your driver to make a pit stop is a good idea. If you don't do that, at least check out one of the Walgreen's or CVS locations on the Strip. There is a CVS close to Caesars Palace. The prices there will be a little higher than off-Strip but much cheaper than buying in your hotel and MUCH cheaper than buying by the drink. Grab some bottled water, too, and sodas and whatnot...they can be pretty expensive in the hotels (like $4+ for a 20oz Pepsi).

You can make your own drinks or bring your own beer while you wander around Caesars Palace or the Strip. No glass, but a 32oz cup with a lid and straw from a gas station or fast food restaurant works well for this. :) Maybe bring along a big purse to stash ingredients for a refill...your purse shouldn't be searched unless you're going into a club, pool or the T-Mobile arena. Speaking of pools, saving money at the pool at Caesars Palace is probably going to be a no-go. Drinks are going to be pricey at the CP pool, but "when in Rome..."

Absolutely everything is cheaper downtown, including booze. Some people don't like it, but I like spending a night or two hanging out on Fremont Street. There's live music (free), you can bring along your own booze to enjoy while you're walking around, and the drinks at the bars are much cheaper than on the Strip.

Edited: 19 January 2018, 06:08
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7. Re: Drinkers alert...drinkers alert...lol

Basically you can buy any drink from a shop on the strip and walk round with it as long as it's not in a glass or is a glass bottle. You can go in and out of all the casinos with this too! I think though on Fremont you are not allowed to buy alcohol from the shops to drink on the street!

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8. Re: Drinkers alert...drinkers alert...lol

Be aware that there are a lot of "happy hours" at various hotels on the strip. Use the search function here to find a listing. When I and my wife are playing the slots,and a cocktail waitress stops by,I will tip $5 each time she stops. She will usually stop quite often then and even though the drinks are weaker (I prefer that) it is still an extremely cheap for Vegas. If I am playing by myself I still tip $5 because its still a really cheap drink. Again,not the quality you may be used to but after a few tips,the CW will typically bring whatever you want and stronger too. have fun

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9. Re: Drinkers alert...drinkers alert...lol

Someone shared this handy link recently: https://vegas.eater.com/maps/best-happy-hour…

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10. Re: Drinkers alert...drinkers alert...lol

We once managed to sneak a bottle of JD poolside at Palazzo disguised as Coke in plastic cups and then mixed it with soft drinks from the bar!

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