Happy Hours Show Up for Summer

Summer always brings out the deals in Las Vegas, as casinos have to work a little harder to lure locals out in 110-degree heat. A crop of interesting happy hours leads the way.

Amid several excellent oyster deals scattered around town, two more have surfaced. A new restaurant called the Black Sheep at 8680 W. Warm Springs Road has $1 oyster happy hours daily from 5–6 p.m. and 10–11 p.m. In the Desert Shores area, Americana Las Vegas at 2620 Regatta Dr. runs Oyster Fest Tuesdays, with unlimited oysters for 75 cents each, the lowest price in town.

Sushi happy hours don’t show up very often, but a good half-price deal is running on Mondays at Crave in Downtown Summerlin. There are four sushi choices—albacore tuna, salmon, shrimp and yellowtail—which you can get as nigiri or sashimi. The nigiri (two pieces of sushi) range from $2.48 to $3.48 and the sashimi (three pieces) is $3.48 to $4.48. Rolls are $4.25 to $8.48. Join Crave’s loyalty program while you’re there and get $25 off a check of $50 on your next visit, $25 off on your birthday and $50 off on the anniversary of sign-up.

Downtown’s Triple George Grill is running 12 days of 12-hour happy hours (noon–midnight) beginning July 12. Drinks and appetizers will be discounted, and there will be even bigger rewards for people named George, culminating with a 96-ounce porterhouse and free wine for the table if you can assemble three Georges in one party.

Across the street, the Mob Museum has added “Happy Hour Pricing” Sunday through Thursday after 5 p.m., which really amounts to free parking for locals, but drinks at the Museum Bar are half price till 9 p.m.

Griff’s Bar & Billiards on South Decatur has a happy hour Monday through Friday from 4–7 p.m., with beers for $2.50 and half-price appetizers. Even more enticing: Buy lunch and get one hour of free pool.

Summer pricing for bowling at Texas Station is $1.50 (per person per game) every day from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. On Thursdays through August 10, it’s just $1, and hot dogs as well as other items at the bowling alley snack bar are also a buck.

Good locals-only discounts are available for two Strip-located shows this summer. Show your Nevada ID to get a twofer for Fantasy at Luxor and use code LOCALFIT to get 30 percent off BAZ—Star Crossed Love at the Venetian. Both deals run through August 31.

Rampart has a free comedy show on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Addison’s Lounge. Bonkerz Comedy runs only about 45 minutes, so it’s not a big investment of time in case the comedians aren’t up to par (it’s hit and miss with low-budget comedy). This is one of two free comedy shows that play regularly in town. The other is The Dirty, which plays late nights on Friday inside South Point Grandview Lounge.