The Plaza will host its annual Independence Day party on Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m. on its fully renovated rooftop pool. At the party, which is free to attend, guests can swim or relax poolside while a DJ plays crowd favorites.
The party will also feature a hot dog eating contest, a festive drink special and made-to-order poolside fare from the Pool at the Plaza Food Truck. The festivities will culminate with a fireworks show lighting up the downtown skyline at 10 p.m.
At 8 p.m., is downtown’s first-ever hot dog eating contest in the style of the famous event held annually at Coney Island. The winner of the contest will receive a grand prize valued at more than $1,000 that includes $200 cash, a two-night stay at the Plaza, a free cabana rental plus a $50 food and beverage credit, $150 to Oscar’s steakhouse, two tickets to “A Mob Story” opening in July, breakfast at Brightside Breakfast & Burgers and match play. The contest, sponsored in part by Hoffy Hot Dogs, will be limited to 10 participants, 21 years of age or older.
A holiday drink special will be available at the Pool’s cocktail bar. Guests can buy one-get one free of the Firework cocktail (a red, white & blue mix of Strawberry Daiquiri, Pina Colada Rum and Blueberry Lemonade Vodka for $12). The pool bar will also offer a selection of frozen and specialty cocktails as well as beer and wine. Guests can also enjoy made-to-order poolside fare at the Food Truck, including a Taco Trio, nachos, chicken fingers, burger, BLT, or hot dog and a selection of fresh salads and sides.
At the end of the night, the Plaza will launch live fireworks from multiple rooftop locations at approximately 10 p.m. The show will last approximately four minutes.
Paris Las Vegas
Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas is presenting free movie nights with outdoor showings of cult classics like “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “Vegas Vacation” at 9 p.m. every Monday throughout the summer. Each week, the rooftop grill will show a different movie on dozens of high-definition TVs, paired with various themes, featured food and drinks. The movie lineup includes:
• July 2: “Vegas Vacation;
• July 9: “Mean Girls”
• July 16: “Clueless”
• July 23: “Undercover Brother”
• July 30: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
• Aug. 6: “Grease”
• Aug. 13: “Ghostbusters”
• Aug. 20: “Nacho Libre”
•Aug. 27: ‘Dude, Where’s My Car”
Along with incredible views of the Fountains of Bellagio, Beer Park offers billiards and foosball, as well as oversized yard games, including Jenga and Connect Four. Reservations are available by calling 702-444-4500 or by visiting www.beerpark.com.
MB Steak, brothers David Morton and Michael Morton’s steakhouse, has launched Social Hour featuring cocktails, wines by the glass and beer from 5 to 6 p.m. daily. Available exclusively in the bar and lounge, offerings include $9 craft and barrel-aged cocktails, including classic martinis and Manhattans; $9 wines by the glass and $5 domestic and imported beers.
Served throughout Social Hour, a complimentary, rotating selection of signature “light bites” includes crispy tobacco onions, sprinkled with smoked paprika; calamari served with two dipping sauces; and fresh heirloom tomato and burrata salad bites with aged balsamic, arugula pesto and spiced almond. Dining reservations are available on the website at www.mbsteaklv.com or by calling 702-483-4888. MB Steak offers a complimentary private valet, accessible from Harmon Avenue.
Until next week… good luck and good gaming.