Are Other Vegas Businesses Benefiting from the Downtown Project?

The oldest freestanding bar in Vegas is Atomic Liquors, built in 1952, back when you could climb onto the roof and watch atomic bombs explode at desert test sites 60 miles away. If you sit long enough at its expansive bar, chances are Kent Johns will pull up a stool next to you and tell you about it. » 1/10/14 6:26pm 1/10/14 6:26pm

America Might Be About To Get Its First Indoor Throwing Star Range

If this website is to be believed, come 2014, Lexington, Kentucky could easily replace Orlando, Florida as the most popular vacation spot in the country. Because next spring the city will be host to the nation's first indoor throwing star range and sake bar. Because nothing goes better with rice wine than a throwable… » 12/24/13 5:30pm 12/24/13 5:30pm

The Six Swankiest Bars and Restaurants Designed in 2013

Eating at home is a joy for many reasons—not least of which that pants are not required for entry—but if you're going to go out (and you have the cashola), why not make it an evening to remember at a place that's as well-designed as it is delicious? Like, say, one of the winner's of this year's independent Restaurant… » 9/18/13 9:00am 9/18/13 9:00am

Ejector Seat Bar Stools Are the Most Efficient Way To Get Rid Of Creeps

If you completely avoid the bar scene because you're tired of spending your nights dealing with creeps, you'll sincerely wish this bar stool—crafted from an F-4 Phantom ejector seat—were fully functional. Because instead of having to jot down a fake phone number to escape an awkward situation, you could simply send… » 8/07/12 1:00pm 8/07/12 1:00pm

High-tech Bar Comes with 15-inch Flip Screen

It won't turn your pad into a full-fledged sports bar, but Cal Spas' L205 sure is trying. The L205 marries a full wooden bar with a flip-down, 15-inch LCD that'll let you keep an eye on the game as you pour your whiskey. The canopy bar also has a rotating 8-bottle wine rack for your non-liquor-drinking friends. » 4/04/07 6:11pm 4/04/07 6:11pm

Smart Coaster Alerts Bartender of Empty Drink

Another way to be the most efficient alcoholic is ensuring that your glass is never empty, and this invention from students and a professor at the University of Munich can do so. The intelligent coaster includes a gravity and weight sensor. It can be calibrated to an empty glass before any drinking is done. Once an… » 3/12/07 3:30pm 3/12/07 3:30pm

bCODE SMS Drink Sending: Good Idea, Poor Execution

bCODE is a new SMS service that allows you to buy drinks for a friend via a SMS or text message. It's a pretty awesome idea, but there are some major flaws. First and foremost, the service costs a ton, for the consumer and the bar. Mainly because the bar has to install special scanning equipment. It also sucks for the… » 9/08/06 2:06pm 9/08/06 2:06pm