LAS VEGAS -- The following is a sampling of venues around Las Vegas
that can accommodate large or small groups.
Large groupsThe Blue Note Jazz Club & Cafe Las Vegas, which opened last
August, is much like its counterparts in New York and Japan.
It offers jazz enthusiasts an upscale atmosphere for drinks and
dining. Portraits of music legends like Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar
Peterson adorn the walls of the 500-seat, cabaret-style theater,
where visitors can enjoy live music performances.
Private groups of up to 1,000 can arrange a buyout of the
theater for a cocktail party or five-course dinner.
For information, call the Blue Note at (702) 862-8307 or visit
its Web site, at www.bluenote.net/lasvegas.Visitors to the Nascar Cafe can test drive a stock car on a
simulator, tune in to races on giant television screens, dine on
race-themed fare in the 750,000-square-foot main dining area or
have a drink at the bar, which surrounds "Carzilla," the world's
largest stock car.
Showcasing 20 authentic Nascar stock cars, the restaurant and
entertainment facility at the Sahara Hotel on the Strip can
accommodate private groups of up to 5,000.
For more information, call (702) 734-2891 or visit the venue on
the Web at www.nascarcafelasvegas.com.Groups of up to 1,000 can take over the Southern Nevada
Zoological-Botanical Park after hours.
Special rates and tours at the three-acre zoo can be arranged
for groups of 20 to 500 during regular park hours.
Visitors can admire rare animals such as the Bali mina, golden
eagle, gila monster and Mexican beaded lizard, all among the some
150 species of creatures on display.
In its collection of plant life, the botanical garden features
endangered cycads and rare bamboos.
For more information, call (702) 647-4685 or visit www.lvrj.com/communitylink/zoo.
Small groupsAnasazi incorporates Colonial Spanish, American cowboy and
Native American flavors and influences in a contemporary
Southwestern-style restaurant, bar and lounge.
Similar to the original Anasazi restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M.,
the Las Vegas version -- at Desert Passage, adjacent to the Aladdin
-- offers specialties such as black pepper coriander-seared tuna
loin with hearty greens and miso vinaigrette; habanero
merlot-glazed tuna mignon with cowboy beans and seared spinach, and
sumptuous desserts such as margarita pie, chocolate truffle cake
and basil tres leches.
The restaurant seats up to 225 people; groups of up to 150 can
arrange a buyout.
Two private rooms can be combined to hold up to 90 people.
Intimate gatherings for up to 14 can be held in either the
restaurant's Red Room or the Wine Room.
The bar, which extends outdoors, seats 72.
For information, call (702) 836-0989.
Above the casino at the Aladdin, the London Club offers 15,000
square feet of gaming options within a traditional European-style
club, but beyond the blackjack and roulette tables, guests will
find the quaint London Club restaurant.
Able to host groups of up to 50 for intimate gatherings, the
eatery offers a distinct West Coast spin on southern French
For more information, call (702) 785-5555 or visit www.aladdincasino.com.Named after the Hong Kong restaurant where the owners were
married more than 30 years ago, Mayflower Cuisinier at the Sahara
Pavilion offers a healthful take on contemporary Chinese food.
With seating for up to 120 people, the restaurant offers
accommodations for private groups of up to 35, or 100 for a
An elegant oasis 2.5 miles from the Strip, the Mayflower creates
a calming atmosphere with soft jazz music filtered through the
dimly lighted dining rooms. The work of local artists graces the
For more information, call (702) 870-8432 or visit the
restaurant's Web site at www.mayflowercuisinier.com.
This information was compiled with the assistance of Meetings
& Conventions, a sister publication to TWcrossroads.