The summer of 2017 kicks off with a bunch of cool deals in several categories, but three local bars are at the front of the pack.
The new Sagos at Spring Mountain Road and Decatur Boulevard leads the way with daily happy hours from 3–7 p.m. and midnight–4 a.m. that offer $2 draft beer and well drinks. That might seem ordinary, but bar manager Deborah points out that wells here are a notch above, e.g., Bacardi, Smirnoff and Jim Beam. It’s better yet for service workers, who get 50 percent off everything 24-7, including top-shelf pours. And during any NBA or NHL playoff game, and Angels baseball, all natural video poker 4-of-a-kinds spin the bonus wheel.
Another bar promoting across the board is No Regrets Bar—if you can find it: The address is 8349 West Sunset Road, but it’s about a quarter mile off of Sunset Road, deep inside an office complex. On Sundays and Mondays from 1 p.m.–3 a.m., get $20 in match-play when you play $100 through a machine. If you’re new, you’ll also get a $10 bonus when you join the players club and play $20. You absolutely have an edge with this arrangement, especially if you go between 3 and 7 p.m., when four 5s-Ks spins the bonus wheel. There’s plenty for nongamblers, too, like multiple happy hours and $3 Bloody Marys from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on weekends.
The Evel Pie pizza joint in the Fremont East district Downtown has a few things going for it besides serving New York–style slices for $4 till 2 a.m. on weekdays and 4 a.m. on weekends. Available at all times is a slice and a draft PBR for $5, and during daily happy hour from 2–6 p.m., a 20-inch cheese pizza and a pitcher is $20. Look for the flashing blue light late at night: If it’s on, all remaining slices are two bucks.
On Tuesdays all summer long, kids 10 and under get a free kids entrée for every adult entrée purchased at Honey Salt. These are $8 and $9 meals, so it’s worth almost $20 to a family with two tykes.
Sunset Station celebrates its 20th anniversary with free cupcakes and Champagne on June 10, but the best anniversary special is for bowlers. This month, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m.–4 p.m., you can score a lane for an hour and a half, where up to four people can bowl for $20, including shoe rental. Normal rates are $22 for just one hour, not including the shoes.
Déjà Vu Showgirls has altered its deal for broadcasting pay-per-view boxing and MMA cards, but it’s still a good one. The admission is $10 for locals (if you drive yourself), but that includes the fights, plus free domestic beers, wine and well drinks from 6–10 p.m., along with a slice of pizza. Lap dances not included.
Anthony Curtis is the publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor and lasvegasadvisor.com.