Flamingo now home to Margaritaville

LAS VEGAS -- Parrotheads, aka Jimmy Buffett fans, now can bask in the tropical ambience of the first Margaritaville in the western U.S.

The facility had its soft opening Dec. 11. Located in the Flamingo Las Vegas, the eatery and entertainment venue features live entertainment, two outdoor patios overlooking the Strip, a Caribbean-themed restaurant, five bars and a 3,000-square-foot retail store.

The attraction's first floor includes the Volcano Bar, harbor seating, fishing boats and the Coral Reefer Bar. One of the focal points of the multilevel attraction is a three-story volcano that erupts over the bar, spilling margaritas into 300-gallon blenders.

On the second floor, the Clipper floor, there's indoor and outdoor seating modeled after the Clipper sea plane. The top floor, the 12 Volt Level, houses the 12 Volt Bar and features patio seating.

Throughout the attraction, visitors are treated to a carnival-like atmosphere complete with stiltwalkers and videos played on three giant sails flown above the life-size Euphoria boat.

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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