Rockhouse is bigger and better than ever—and now with bathrooms! The casual party spot previously housed at the Imperial Palace received a major upgrade at its new home in the Shoppes at the Palazzo (across from First Food & Bar). Now open, the boisterous bar—or “anti-nightclub” as owner/operator Jonathan Fine calls it—has all the ingredients for a night that would make any fraternity jealous: 85 screens, Rockhouse’s signature daiquiris in guitar-shaped souvenir glasses, beer by the 20-pack, beer pong and bull-riding. But to us boozers on a budget, Rockhouse has the most affordable grub we could find on the Venetian/Palazzo property, with simple, yet tasty variety. “Two items: tacos and hot dogs,” Fine says. “Sushi-style—you get a pencil and mark off the toppings. You can have a turkey hotdog with smoked gouda!” Check out the full story.
Another alternative to the nightclubs—this for younger dance-music fans—is Fuzz Fridays. Las Vegas has struggled to maintain a place for teens to hang out, thanks to strict dance-hall regulations within city limits. But the crew behind the long-running Sounds of the Underground is launching a new all-ages weekly dance party, Fuzz Fridays, on February 22 at the Fort Cheyenne Events Center. Visit Facebook.com/FuzzFridays for more info.
Speaking of doing something for the youngsters, international DJ/producer 3lau is giving back. Partnering with Pencils of Promise, 3lau—a Vegas native—donated 100 percent of the proceeds from his “Back to New” single, which was enough to build the first of three schools in developing countries. Donations can be made via his Justin Blau fundraising page at PencilsofPromise.org.