The Entertainment Capital is known for a lot of things: world-class performances, high-class dining, cartoonish cocktails, a love affair with organized crime, topless revues, and of course, gambling. But with grocery store slots as common as cacti, the Ocean’s Eleven aesthetic is tricky to achieve. For a cinematic Strip experience, shelve your everyday slots ‘n tables and immerse yourself in Old School Vegas.
Many of the resorts frequented by the original Rat Pack are no more, but thanks to the 2001 remake, you can still get the Ocean’s aesthetic, and there’s no better way to achieve it than by stepping into a frame of the movie, filmed at the gorgeous Bellagio Hotel and Casino.
We’ve already told you about the incredible restaurants, shows, and gardens at this famed resort, so we will spare you a rehash and leave it at this: Topping off a casino night at the fountains is an absolute must. The sight won’t be accompanied by a swelling heist film score, but it really may as well be.
The Vegas landscape has transformed immensely since the days of the Rat Pack and the Copa Room, but not every vestige of that bygone era has truly – well, gone by. On your next trip, stop by the Golden Steer for a sumptuous steak in Sinatra’s seat. You’ll have to call well in advance to reserve Blue Eyes’ booth, but even if you miss your chance to break bread (slice steak?) where Frank did, you can still request the King’s spot! That’s right, both legends dined at Vegas’ oldest steakhouse.
To wash the ribeye down, have a cocktail at the Cosmopolitan’s ultra-glam Chandelier Bar. Though it’s one of Vegas’ newest hotels, the Cosmo it has all the class and extravagance Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Joey Bishop would have loved.
And speaking of the infamous four, there’s no better way to honor them – and get the classiest Vegas experience you can – than by attending a tribute show. Bob Anderson’s “Frank the Man. The Music.” has received rave reviews from the legendary crooner’s biggest fans, and the Rat Pack tribute at the Rio has been known to delight audiences of all ages. Either one (or both!) is a must!
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