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View Poll Results: Where would you rather visit?
Las Vegas 89 49.72%
New Orleans 90 50.28%
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Or cheesed-out hotels that look like spots that are actually famous in different locales
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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That sounds awful!

NOLA is definitely a 24/7 party place. The first time I ever went there, I arrived at 4AM and was swiftly taken to a packed bar around the corner. Wanted to hit another spot, so we filled up the plastic cups at the door and hit another bar (which offered a free beer with every AA chip, haha). Etc., pretty much every night I've spent there (and I've never once hit up Mardi Gras or the popular times to visit). You can drink 24/7 and you can walk around with your drinks, which is rare in this country. I find that more conducive to fun than some lame casino bar or overpriced Ugly American schlock club spot, zzzz.....but different strokes!
It's not awful. It's a lot of fun. Vegas has a purpose and that purpose is to provide a very intense, very escapist entertainment experience for people who need a respite from the boredoms of everyday life. I don't always want to chill. Some days I want to be in a mega club and wild out around people from all over the world that I will likely never cross paths with again.

Vegas and NOLA are two completely different types of party experiences. Parties are the lifeblood of Las Vegas. You can be there on a Tuesday night and a club with a dancefloor the size of a football field will be packed. Their economy--we are talking thousands and thousands of jobs--literally depend on people filling these clubs and casinos and buying alcohol. It's on a totally different scale from New Orleans.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Or cheesed-out hotels that look like spots that are actually famous in different locales
Vegas is cheesy. But that's been the draw all of these years. Though the city has tried to add a touch of elegance with its new City Center complex. I guess I would call this the "hip," Milllennial generation destination in Vegas.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71z221R3rH0
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:37 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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New Orleans is much more cultural and historical, which is my preference. Food, fun and festivities year round...

Las Vegas makes me think "WTF am I doing here with my family? Am I crazy? Time to get out of here, LOL!"
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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And like I said earlier about Vegas, cash is king (women who are 8s and above are exempt from this rule). Sure, you and your buddies can splash around in the pool at Excalibur having swordfights with 9-year olds, but most people under the age of 40 want to gamble and/or party. For parties, we are talking a minimum of $50. The last time I was there, we got hit with a $75 cover charge on a regular weeknight. And these are clubs you're going to want to go to because all of the women will be there.

$75 may ensure you the opportunity to be squeezed together with Bros as the hottest chicks are plucked from the crowd by the guys with reserved booths and tables. This is why it's best to do bottle service.


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I'm sure there are people who do Vegas on the cheap, but I always tell people that $2K-$3K is a realistic range for the average bachelor.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:45 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Good lord, no way in hell I'd ever spend $2-3K to visit Vegas, I don't like it that much. Mardi Gras yes and have done so twice.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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And like I said earlier about Vegas, cash is king (women who are 8s and above are exempt from this rule). Sure, you and your buddies can splash around in the pool at Excalibur having swordfights with 9-year olds, but most people under the age of 40 want to gamble and/or party. For parties, we are talking a minimum of $50. The last time I was there, we got hit with a $75 cover charge on a regular weeknight. And these are clubs you're going to want to go to because all of the women will be there.

$75 may ensure you the opportunity to be squeezed together with Bros as the hottest chicks are plucked from the crowd by the guys with reserved booths and tables. This is why it's best to do bottle service.

I'm sure there are people who do Vegas on the cheap, but I always tell people that $2K-$3K is a realistic range for the average bachelor.
See, all of this also sounds terrible to me! Like, the worst thing ever. I also don't care about gambling one bit. There is very little in Vegas that's appealing to me. I even won a company award once where they sent me to a week at Bellagio with free tickets to events and a couple grand to be spent however I wanted. Bland, stupid plastic people are not appealing to me, regardless of how they look, and Vegas is one of the world's BSPP magnets. After a few days, I finally sought out street drugs (the only time I've ever done that) because I was so bored (when I wasn't feeling irritated). You can literally see the goomba money-sucking mechanisms if you stare hard enough (think: Matrix), and once you see, you cannot unsee.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Good lord, no way in hell I'd ever spend $2-3K to visit Vegas, I don't like it that much. Mardi Gras yes and have done so twice.
People from California can easily do it for less since they can drive (and many probably know people there). For all other bachelors, I'd say two to three stacks (easy).

I mean, you can go there and spend less than that. I've personally never gotten away from Vegas with less than $2,000 worth of damage. How, you ask?

Flight and hotel (3-4 nights) ends up being about a grand. Admittedly, you can do better than this by staying in an older hotel like Luxor, Rio or even a trashier hotel like Hard Rock. But then you're way off the Strip and/or in a trashier hotel. But some people don't care about this and will cheap out on a room and spend money elsewhere.

Clubs end up being about a grand. Why, you ask? Because we don't go to Vegas to admire the fake New York skyline, we go to get women. And the most efficient way to do that is to have a table in a club where the women come to you rather than the other way around. A table ensures you the pick of the best looking girls in the club. If you want to overpay to be a member of a sausage fest and compete for average girls, then you're better off staying at home. Besides, the quality in Vegas is so incredibly top notch that you won't think twice about that cash.

Toss in an easy $500 for food, liquor, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.

Toss in $100 for the low risk gambler. Toss in a second mortgage for some of your more reckless buddies.

Toss in $200 for the strip club.

And that's how you spend $3,000 in Vegas. LOL.
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Good lord, no way in hell I'd ever spend $2-3K to visit Vegas, I don't like it that much. Mardi Gras yes and have done so twice.
Right, 3 grand can be spent to far greater effect almost anywhere else, at least for my tastes.
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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we don't go to Vegas to admire the fake New York skyline, we go to get women.
Seems like extreme desperation to fly across the country and spend $3,000 a head for "women."
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