Hard Rock Review
Coming to Vegas to party like a rock star? Start by booking a room at the Hard Rock Hotel Resort & Casino. Located just off the Strip, the Hard Rock has created an oasis of cool that Las Vegas's hippest travelers can't help but flock too.
One of the great things about the Hard Rock is that it's small size means you're never far from the action. Walk through the front doors and you're right in the thick of things already with the casino floor only a few feet away. As you walk through the casino check out the many pictures of musicians that line the walls, many of whom have played at the Hard Rock and even donated their costumes and memorabilia to be displayed throughout the casino. As you walk by Slash's guitar or Gwen Stefani's early No Doubt costume it's clear that this a place where music isn't a theme, it's a way of life.
Next is a trip to the casino floor to try you luck. Slots, tables, a poker lounge, and sexy dealers are all available for you pick your poison. Average bet or buy in is around $40. Or if you just want to vibe off the second hand adrenaline rush coming off the casino floor grab a drink at Circle bar. One of the busiest bars in Las Vegas the Circle bar puts you right in the middle of the action with a panoramic view of the casino floor.
If you're ready to upgrade from casual drinking to serious partying the Hard Rock resort has got you covered. Wasted Space, the newest venue, hosts a killer line up of entertainment on the weekends and go-go dancers and top 40s on the weekdays. The Joint is the Hard Rock's main stage where major acts perform and the party doesn't stop when the set does. Vanity, the Hard Rock's main club, is universally recognized as one of the best in Vegas. Good music, great looking crowd and excellent VIP areas. It's a spot you won't want to leave. If you're lucky enough to be in Vegas during the summer there's no better place to be than Rehab, Hard Rock's weekend pool party where 4,000 partiers gather to let loose. Rehab is so famous it's even got it's own series on TruTV. So much for what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
When you do finally stop to eat the variety offered by the Hard Rock is impressive. The Pink Taco is a funky Mexican style restaurant with authentic taste. The chicken quesadillas are a must and so is a big ass margarita. If you want to go fancier take a step into AGO, Robert DeNiro's restaurant, for a bite of Italy. If you're looking for a lighter meal try Nobu for an interesting take on Asian done with a Latin twist. (I know we were leery too but it works). Lastly but not least is the classic AJ's Steakhouse for a menu of American classics that are sure to hit your taste buds the right way. If you don't want to take too much time away from the fun pop into Mr. Lucky's 24-7 where you can grab a quick bite and still keep your eye on the party.
The only drawbacks to the Hard Rock is that it doesn't have any of the Cirque or Vegas-style shows that many other casinos on the strip offer. But this is the Hard Rock not Broadway so no surprises there. The room rates off the Strip, $79 to $100 a night for a standard room, allow you the extra cash it will take to get a second bottle at a club. Now the only thing missing is you.