After opening with no discounting at all, there are now a couple of ways to save a little on the High Roller observation wheel. While prices remain $24.95 and $34.95 (after 6 p.m.), plus a $2 service charge, you can now get that $2 back by showing a Total Rewards card. It’s a little better for Nevada residents, who get $5 off by showing local ID or using the promo code LOCALS when booking online. As of now, this offer is scheduled to last only through the end of June.
On the subject of small favors, showing a Total Rewards card will also get you $5 off the famous Sterling Brunch, which recently reopened at Bally’s. OK, it’s Las Vegas’ most expensive buffet at $90, but it includes unlimited caviar, lobster tails, fresh-shucked oysters, Alaskan king crab legs and fresh berries, complemented by bottomless Perrier Jouët, the only genuine French Champagne served at a brunch in town. Deals are relative!
What may have already been the best breakfast buffet value in town has lowered its price by $2. The Suncoast breakfast that includes bagels and lox, eggs Benedict and made-to-order omelets is now $10.99 retail, and only $6.99 when you show a club card.
My new top play for a good steak outside of a casino is Jackson’s Bar & Grill (6020 W. Flamingo Rd.). Get a 10-ounce New York strip for $10.99 or a 16-ounce rib-eye for $12.99, available 24/7. Both come with choice of potato (baked after 5 p.m.) and a vegetable, and you can add soup or a big salad for a dollar more. On Mondays, Jackson’s adds prime rib for $11.95, but don’t show up too late for this one or it’ll be gone. And if you just want to have a few beers and catch a game, two pitchers of PBR are just $10.
Sometimes deals show up in unexpected places. You wouldn’t anticipate a booze bargain at a strip club, but domestic beers at Play It Again Sam’s are $4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. This is also one of the few gentlemen’s clubs in town with video poker, which means players get drinks comped, including a beer list featuring Heineken, Stella, Beck’s, Blue Moon, Modelo and Newcastle (the best video poker game is 7/5 Bonus Poker).
Better yet is an amazing lunch special at Spearmint Rhino. Get a burger for $4, a chicken club for $5 or a steak sandwich for $6, all with fries and a beer, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. And entrance to the club is free as long as you don’t arrive in a cab.
Anthony Curtis is the publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor and LasVegasAdvisor.com.