One-Day Deals in March

Score unlimited tequila and tacos at Libre in Red Rock Resort | Photo courtesy of Red Rock Resort's Facebook

Score unlimited tacos and tequila at Libre in Red Rock Resort | Photo courtesy of Red Rock Resort’s Facebook

This deal goes right up front, ’cause it’ll be gone before the weekend. The new Brigg’s Oyster Co. at Suncoast does $1 oysters, but only once a month. This month it’s March 4. If you miss it, there’s an interesting happy hour from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thu. called the “1-2-3 Special,” with $1 sake, $2 oyster shooters and $3 sushi (California or tempura shrimp roll).

A one-day-per-week deal is running in Libre, the new Mexican restaurant at Red Rock Resort. On Taco & Tequila Tuesdays, get unlimited tacos and tequila shots for $24 (once a week might even be one too many for an offer like this).

I’m anticipating a new hunting ground for deals with the opening any day now of the new Home Plate at 2460 W. Warm Springs Rd., site of the former RePete’s. The original Home Plate was one of the city’s best video poker bars, and it ran lots of once-a-week specials, so its return under the same owner is welcome news.

There’s not a lot of love out there for anyone who plays video poker below quarters. That is, if you want to play low, you’re usually going to face a pretty stiff house edge—a typical 5-cent video poker game returns around 94 percent, and nickel keno and slots are even worse. One exception is the Mardi Gras on Paradise Road, near Desert Inn. Video poker machines on the floor offer 7/5 Bonus Poker returning 98.01 percent at 10 cents, 5 cents and 2 cents. The 4 percent bump in return adds up and is worth $2-$3 an hour to a 2-cent player cruising at average speed. New club sign-ups get $10 in free play after playing $10. That’ll last a while at these stakes.

Another one-day-only offer runs on March 16 at the three Sean Patrick’s Pubs, where from 10 a.m. to midnight, players get a $20 match play. Get there early—last St. Patrick’s Day it was so crowded you couldn’t get to the bar after 5 p.m.

A once-a-month outdoor boxing card kicks off at the D on March 12, with Zab Judah headlining in the main event against Josh Torres. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $65 ringside, which, when compared to the going rate for boxing seats, is a deal for sure.

Here’s one that’s been hiding in plain sight for years. The Hitchin’ Post Saloon and Steakhouse, about three miles north of Jerry’s Nugget on Las Vegas Boulevard North, serves five steak dinners each under $19. They come with two sides and a roll, and start at $11.95 for what may be the best deal of the bunch, a juicy 8-ounce flat iron. You can eat in the little enclosed steakroom or at the bar, where a draft Hitchin’ Brew (Busch) is just $1.25. It’s a pretty cool place with a friendly bar staff, TVs everywhere and a horseshoe pit in the back.

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