The final piece of our 2009 pool guide is now in place…and it's quite a piece. Hard Rock's rooftop den of depravity is kicking off pool party season with a performance from Snoop Dogg, a "Ms. Rehab" competition and enough semi-private cabana debauchery to shock even the most grizzled Las Vegans. For multi-tasking partiers (or partying multi-taskers), there's also poolside blackjack.
The Vegas Agenda
A battle plan for weekend warriors...
The Strip's a little short on romance, but this fresh New York import might be the weapon of delicacy your nightlife arsenal needs. Ply her sweet tooth with cotton candy martinis, frozen hot chocolate and a 15-inch hot dog called "The Bachelorette Party." We're guessing that's an innuendo of some kind.
For those rare occasions when the dice don't go your way, it's nice to know that you can still party like a high roller. Or at least a mid-level roller: the strip's least glitzy casino is doling out $45 bottles of Smirnoff or Jack Daniel's in their very own brown paper bags.
Speaking of bad breaks, that pink burro you saw last night wasn't just the tequila. Agave's "Horas Loca" are another source of comfort for dry spells, with $1 Coronitas (the tragically small 8oz Coronas), authentic street tacos for a quarter and omnipresent mariachi music to soothe away your hangover.