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    https://www.vice.com/en/article/4axd...s-in-las-vegas

    Iíve been in over half of these but a couple I had never heard of before such as ďPlay it again SamĒ. The Aztec is definitely one of the worst Iíve been in. The new Atomic probably doesnít even belong on the list anymore, itís more of a hipster hangout with all the craft beer.

    Champagnes isnít much of a dive either in my book. I was in a shitty bar years ago between Strat and downtown inside a motel but canít remember the name. It was Spanish or Caribbean or something like that.

    Frankieís probably should be on the list, same owner as Double Down, just a different concept.

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    I thought Play It Again Sam was a strip club on Spring Mountain.

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    Originally Posted by smurgerburger View Post
    I thought Play It Again Sam was a strip club on Spring Mountain.
    It was/is... they used to have a fairly good gaming promo on VP.

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    Originally Posted by AxelWolf View Post
    Originally Posted by smurgerburger View Post
    I thought Play It Again Sam was a strip club on Spring Mountain.
    It was/is... they used to have a fairly good gaming promo on VP.
    Was the Aztec bar in the Aztec?

    I had just gotten into town one weekend and was having trouble finding a reasonable room. I walked by the Aztec and thought, what the hell, I'll try there. At the desk, management said yeah, they had a room, and price was right (I looked a little rugged in my youth, I guess). I said I needed to see it first, so they took me to see it. There's people strewn about on the ground in front of the rooms, and the guy shows me my room. A dude is passed out in the doorway, and there is no door. It's off the hinges laying to the side. I said, "Hey, I don't require much, but I really do need a door."

    So I never stayed at the Aztec. Cool place, though.

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    Originally Posted by redietz View Post
    Originally Posted by AxelWolf View Post
    Originally Posted by smurgerburger View Post
    I thought Play It Again Sam was a strip club on Spring Mountain.
    It was/is... they used to have a fairly good gaming promo on VP.
    Was the Aztec bar in the Aztec?

    I had just gotten into town one weekend and was having trouble finding a reasonable room. I walked by the Aztec and thought, what the hell, I'll try there. At the desk, management said yeah, they had a room, and price was right (I looked a little rugged in my youth, I guess). I said I needed to see it first, so they took me to see it. There's people strewn about on the ground in front of the rooms, and the guy shows me my room. A dude is passed out in the doorway, and there is no door. It's off the hinges laying to the side. I said, "Hey, I don't require much, but I really do need a door."

    So I never stayed at the Aztec. Cool place, though.
    Itís a small casino/bar right by the Strat. I believe the motel is closed, sounds from your experience it was similar to the rooms at the Western downtown.

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    Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    Originally Posted by redietz View Post
    Originally Posted by AxelWolf View Post
    It was/is... they used to have a fairly good gaming promo on VP.
    Was the Aztec bar in the Aztec?

    I had just gotten into town one weekend and was having trouble finding a reasonable room. I walked by the Aztec and thought, what the hell, I'll try there. At the desk, management said yeah, they had a room, and price was right (I looked a little rugged in my youth, I guess). I said I needed to see it first, so they took me to see it. There's people strewn about on the ground in front of the rooms, and the guy shows me my room. A dude is passed out in the doorway, and there is no door. It's off the hinges laying to the side. I said, "Hey, I don't require much, but I really do need a door."

    So I never stayed at the Aztec. Cool place, though.
    It’s a small casino/bar right by the Strat. I believe the motel is closed, sounds from your experience it was similar to the rooms at the Western downtown.
    Yes, I didn't know if Axel's Aztec Bar was the one at the Aztec Casino. That's the place.

    I hadn't really thought about it before, but I would have to rate the rooms I saw at the Aztec as below The Western. I cannot believe I'm saying that, but it was true.

    LOL. The last time I stayed at The Western, they put me in a room right behind the big generator, so I couldn't really hear anything. The next morning I woke up to the maids saying, "Look at all that blood!"

    So I open my door and, yeah, there was a boatload of blood spattered around the walkway in front of my room. Wasn't there when I went to sleep. No body, though.

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    Is it just me or does every dive bar in Vegas have the crazy homeless guy in the parking lot?

    I went to the Dive Bar a couple weeks ago. Wow. 2 guys broke out grappling in the middle of the bar. Really outside of the person I was with I don't think anyone looked like a functional member of society.
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    Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    Originally Posted by redietz View Post
    Originally Posted by AxelWolf View Post
    It was/is... they used to have a fairly good gaming promo on VP.
    Was the Aztec bar in the Aztec?

    I had just gotten into town one weekend and was having trouble finding a reasonable room. I walked by the Aztec and thought, what the hell, I'll try there. At the desk, management said yeah, they had a room, and price was right (I looked a little rugged in my youth, I guess). I said I needed to see it first, so they took me to see it. There's people strewn about on the ground in front of the rooms, and the guy shows me my room. A dude is passed out in the doorway, and there is no door. It's off the hinges laying to the side. I said, "Hey, I don't require much, but I really do need a door."

    So I never stayed at the Aztec. Cool place, though.
    It’s a small casino/bar right by the Strat. I believe the motel is closed, sounds from your experience it was similar to the rooms at the Western downtown.

    Yeah, I know that place well enough, as I used to live in the Naked City behind the Strat near Fairfield and St Louis. I walked/rode by that bar on my way to work. One of my former coworkers/friend Phil was a bartender there, I stopped in there from time to time to chat with him. At one time we had a little sports betting partnership. I think Phil worked there until it closed down and I lost track of him after that.

    I'm not sure if I would call it a cool place, it's just one of many shithole bars in Las Vegas.

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    Originally Posted by accountinquestion View Post
    Is it just me or does every dive bar in Vegas have the crazy homeless guy in the parking lot? I went to the Dive Bar a couple weeks ago. Wow. 2 guys broke out grappling in the middle of the bar. Really outside of the person I was with I don't think anyone looked like a functional member of society.
    Hello, dregs of society.

    Gotta wonder how many folks head to sin city with a sparkle in their eye and soon wind up broken by the casinos, the sparkle replaced with a haze / glaze.

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    Originally Posted by accountinquestion View Post
    Is it just me or does every dive bar in Vegas have the crazy homeless guy in the parking lot?

    I went to the Dive Bar a couple weeks ago. Wow. 2 guys broke out grappling in the middle of the bar. Really outside of the person I was with I don't think anyone looked like a functional member of society.
    Thank God we live in a country where we can still legally buy and carry firearms.

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    Originally Posted by monet View Post
    Originally Posted by accountinquestion View Post
    Is it just me or does every dive bar in Vegas have the crazy homeless guy in the parking lot?

    I went to the Dive Bar a couple weeks ago. Wow. 2 guys broke out grappling in the middle of the bar. Really outside of the person I was with I don't think anyone looked like a functional member of society.
    Thank God we live in a country where we can still legally buy and carry firearms.
    Yeah, carrying firearms at a dive bar (or any bar really) is a great mix. One we see a story on the news about, just about every weekend.
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    Originally Posted by kewlJ View Post
    Yeah, carrying firearms at a dive bar (or any bar really) is a great mix. One we see a story on the news about, just about every weekend.
    You're a Fucking Idiot.
    You carry a Firearm for Defense.

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    [QUOTE=monet;147951You're a Fucking Idiot. You carry a Firearm for Defense.[/QUOTE]

    Many don't.

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    Doesn't matter that self defense is one's intent. You start mixing guns and booze and like I said, we see those stories on the local news every weekend.

    Monet is just being monet.
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    Purely curiosity monet. That night you went out with Axelwolf and ZenKing, you remember, the night you encouraged and inticed Axel to get shitfaced, so you could go publicly squealing to the forum, hoping to make him look bad...THAT NIGHT...were you carrying?
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    Originally Posted by kewlJ View Post
    Originally Posted by monet View Post
    Originally Posted by accountinquestion View Post
    Is it just me or does every dive bar in Vegas have the crazy homeless guy in the parking lot?

    I went to the Dive Bar a couple weeks ago. Wow. 2 guys broke out grappling in the middle of the bar. Really outside of the person I was with I don't think anyone looked like a functional member of society.
    Thank God we live in a country where we can still legally buy and carry firearms.
    Yeah, carrying firearms at a dive bar (or any bar really) is a great mix. One we see a story on the news about, just about every weekend.
    Don't come to Montana. People openly carry in the bars.
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    Kewl,

    I have lots of guns and TBH I never shoot them without being drunk. It is kinda boring sober? I mean I don't drink much so I don't shoot my guns much either.

    I once almost shot my foot with a tracer round from an AK47 but that was about the worse.
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    Originally Posted by accountinquestion View Post
    I have lots of guns and TBH I never shoot them without being drunk.
    Egad.

    No offense, but this reminds me of a bumper sticker I once saw: "Instant Asshole: Just Add Alcohol."
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    Originally Posted by MisterV View Post
    Originally Posted by accountinquestion View Post
    I have lots of guns and TBH I never shoot them without being drunk.
    Egad.

    No offense, but this reminds me of a bumper sticker I once saw: "Instant Asshole: Just Add Alcohol."
    How one Earth do you think so? If you're around normal and intelligent people who have proper respect guns there really isn't any issue.

    I was curious what Kewl would say but I'm not even trolling.

    Here is the big key with firearms. Never point a loaded gun at someone and if any chance it is loaded.

    Thats 90% of it.

    Check it first and act accordingly.

    There ya go. How's this anything to do with being an asshole?

    I almost shot myself becasue of the stupid way I was carrying the gun.. put my foot at risk, yes.
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