Vegas – a short working return with brief respites of IPA

Beer Park in Las VegasI HAD TO GO to Las Vegas for a couple days this week to work at a meeting for my dayjob.  I’m not a gambler, so Vegas doesn’t hold the allure for me that it does for many, but it is a fun place to wander around in. You can’t help but enjoy the lights and energy of the place.

I went to see the Zombie Burlesque show the last time I was in Vegas (it’s hilarious), and didn’t see much else in terms of shows playing this time around that I needed to see (sadly, I was there a week too early to catch Roger Daltrey) so… I basically worked 10-12 hours a day and just had a couple good dinners and walked around a little at night. On the first night in (Wednesday), I just went to the rooftop bar at Twin Peaks, where I did some writing the last time I was in town.

Thursday – a visit to Beer Park and Sin City Brewing

I stayed at the Paris, which has a rooftop bar and grill called Beer Park, so on Thursday night after a long day working, I had a burger and sampled a couple IPAs there. Nothing crossed my beer radar to write home about, but the 10 Barrel Joe IPA was decent. It was a pretty cool venue with lots of taps, so I did a little writing there.

The Paris seen from Beer Park in Las Vegas  

Beer Park sign, Las Vegas

I also stopped back at Sin City Brewing, a spot I discovered the last time I was there. They’ve got a solid IPA and a great attitude.

writing at Sin City Brewing Sin City Brewing, Las Vegas

Friday night – a long walk to Emeril’s and Beerhaus

On Friday night, I took a long walk down the Strip and took most of the pictures that I have from the trip. I had a steak and jambalaya dinner at Emeril’s in the MGM Grand, wandered into the New York, New York and enjoyed the themed walkways there (all of the restaurant and bar facades are meant to look like places in New York). There was a packed Irish bar there and a dueling piano bar in full swing.

I closed out the night with a shot of Johnny Cash courtesy of a live Americana roots music band and a Joseph James Citra Rye Pale Ale at Beerhaus! The Citra Rye turned out to be my favorite beer discovery in Vegas.  Here are some pictures from that night:

   Emeril's, Las Vegas  Steak at Emeril's, Las Vegas   Beerhaus, Las Vegas Beerhaus, Las Vegas Bar at Beerhaus, Las VegasA Citra Rye Ale at Beerhaus, Las Vegas

  Emeril's center bar, Las Vegas

Saturday – a goodbye from the patio of Cabo Wabo

On Saturday, I had just enough time after the meeting closed for lunch at Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo, which is next door to the Paris. I had a couple margaritas and people watched for an hour before heading to the airport.

Here are some pictures from Cabo Wabo, as well as of inside the Paris:

  Outside the Paris, Las Vegas   Caesar's Palace seen from Cabo Wabo patio, Las Vegas The Paris at night, Las Vegas Inside the Paris, Las Vegas Twin Peaks, Las Vegas


Cabo Wabo patio, Las Vegas Twin Peaks, Las Vegas




About John Everson

John Everson is a Bram Stoker Award-winning horror author with more than 100 published short stories and 14 novels of horror and dark fantasy currently in print. His first novel, Covenant, won the Bram Stoker Award for a First Novel in 2005. His sixth novel, NightWhere, was a Bram Stoker Finalist in 2013. Its sequel, The Night Mother, was released in June 2023.

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