The Strip And Sin City Bars Await The Blogger’s NYE Arrival
It’s almost party time again.
After nearly two weeks of being with the family for Christmas Las Vegas awaits.
Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.
The past couple of weeks, my lifestyle has been as mild as the weather here in Siesta Key, FL. Going shopping, bike riding, driving around with backseat drivers all volunteering their input (all at the same time, something I’m not used to at all), having meals in restaurants and around the rented apartment’s kitchen table, watching bowl games laughing, cheering and screaming at the teams and our picks, going bike riding,
Cocktailing? Nope. I’ve had a couple of glasses of wine, a local red beer (which was quite good) from Captin’ Curt’s in Siesta Key and two Yuenglings for the incredible price of $3.25 – “it’s Happy Hour,” the bartender of Blu Que Island Grill and Bar pleasantly said – but no partying.
Heck, I even passed on a pub crawl. As I type this, there’s a “Santa stumble” happening right out the door.
But there’s plenty of time for that the rest of the year. I live three time zones and two flights from my parents and sister (and her family of husband and two boys), so it’s family first for the Bar Blogger.
Soon, though, I’ll be leaving the family headed back home to Los Angels. By way of Las Vegas. Going from not drinking to Vegas anytime, let alone for New Year’s Eve, is like a drag racer going from a standing start to 400 mph.
Will I even wait until I get to Vegas, or hit the bar in the Atlanta airport on my two-hour layover? How long will it take upon landing to have a drink in hand? The Strip rocks for NYE – click here for a full party review, and I’ll be having a large cup filled with some type of adult beverage. Then our group will go to one of the lounge bars at a hotel on the Strip.
On New Year’s Day, we’ll casually make our way to the Caesars Palace sports book where we’ll bet on the New Year’s Day bowl games (there are not that many this year, unfortunately, which is a bit odd considering there are now a whopping 35 college bowl games) and, over the next two days, make our way to fun bars like Margaritaville, The Bar at Times Square and the Nine Fine Irishmen.
I’ll be ready, and it will be interesting to see how quickly I adapt to my familiar party surroundings after the mild time during Christmas.