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15 ways to celebrate Red Rock Resort’s 15th birthday

Updated April 15, 2021 - 12:57 pm

Red Rock Resort turns 15 years old on Sunday, and Station Casinos is celebrating with a month of anniversary promotions. Yet even without those special events and offers, there are plenty of things to do there that many of us may have forgotten over the years — if we ever knew about them. So here are 15 things to do at Red Rock if you stop in for the birthday celebration.

Lend an ear, sip a cocktail

Red Rock Resort’s hotel lobby is so far removed from the casino floor that many people forget about the plush red carpeted lounge nestled at the foot of two winding staircases, beneath a Swarovski crystal chandelier. It’s a great place to sip a cocktail or fine spirit, particularly after 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, when you can enjoy music from the house piano player.

The Lobby Bar is the plush red-carpeted lounge nestled at the foot of two winding staircases, b ...
The Lobby Bar is the plush red-carpeted lounge nestled at the foot of two winding staircases, beneath a Swarovski crystal chandelier. It’s a great place to sip a cocktail or fine spirit and listen to music from the house piano player. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Double the bubbly benefits

The property’s ultralounge Crimson currently is decked out with a floral garden motif as part of its second seasonal pop-up, crimson in Bloom. While there are plenty of tempting cocktails available, don’t miss the Moet & Chandon vending machine, where you can purchase 187-milliliter bottles of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial or Rosé with special $25 tokens that benefit the Public Education Foundation.

Stop by the Moet & Chandon vending machine to purchase 187 ml bottles of Moet & Chandon Brut Im ...
Stop by the Moet & Chandon vending machine to purchase 187 ml bottles of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial or Rosé with special $25 tokens that benefit the Public Education Foundation. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Try your luck at bingo

Electronic cards that track your numbers for you may be easier, but we still prefer marking up paper cards with those cool little ink dabbers. (Or is it daubers?) Fortunately, the Red Rock Bingo room offers both options for all of its games, including those with progressive jackpots.

The Red Rock Bingo room offers both electronic cards that track your numbers and paper cards yo ...
The Red Rock Bingo room offers both electronic cards that track your numbers and paper cards you can mark up yourself for those who prefer the old-school method. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Get the scoop

Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop in the food court offers flavors that can’t be found in your local grocery store. Enjoy them in sundaes, shakes or a choice of cone during a break from bingo or other activities, rather than spooning it out of a carton at home in front of the TV.

Stop in for a scoop at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop in the food court, which has flavors that can ...
Stop in for a scoop at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop in the food court, which has flavors that can’t be found in your local grocery store. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Knock ’em dead

Red Rock Lanes offers 72 lanes of bowling from 9 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, and weekends until 2 a.m., with the trippy Cosmic Bowling light show kicking in at 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Or splurge on the private VIP luxury suites, which offer four, eight or 12 lanes of bowling, along with catering, a private bar and your own audio and video programming.

Red Rock Lanes offers 72 lanes of bowling from 9 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and until 2 a.m. ...
Red Rock Lanes offers 72 lanes of bowling from 9 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and until 2 a.m. on weekends. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Bluff for a big pot

While tournament play remains suspended, the resort’s poker room is still open around the clock for cash games. The most popular right now are $1-$2 and $2-$5 No Limit Texas Hold ’em and $3-$6 and $4-$8 Limit Texas Hold ’em, as well as some Omaha 8 or Better.

Players are separated by plexiglass during play in the poker room.( L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Revie ...
Players are separated by plexiglass during play in the poker room.( L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Have a dip and a Dole Whip

While pool admission for guests not staying at the resort is available for $25 when occupancy levels permit, the best way to guarantee a space without a room key is to book a cabana (starting at $150) or a daybed (starting at $100). If you decide to take the plunge, be sure to splurge on a Mega Dole Whip Sundae: mango and strawberry Dole Whip, topped with fruit, chocolate syrup and whipped cream, served in a carved-out half pineapple.

The Mega Dole Whip Sundae offered poolside has mango and strawberry Dole Whip, topped with frui ...
The Mega Dole Whip Sundae offered poolside has mango and strawberry Dole Whip, topped with fruit, chocolate syrup and whipped cream, served in a carved-out half pineapple. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Shoot a game of 8 ball

The bar area of Red Rock Lanes offers electronic dart boards and two pool tables. While you pay by the game for the former, the latter are priced at $16 an hour, prorated by the minute.

Joseph Turnell breaks the balls while playing pool at Red Rock Lanes, which has electronic dart ...
Joseph Turnell breaks the balls while playing pool at Red Rock Lanes, which has electronic dart boards and two pool tables. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Enjoy a steak al fresco

While nearly all of the resort’s restaurants offer outdoor seating, none is quite as inviting as the T-Bones Chophouse patio, overlooking the resort’s pool deck. The entire menu is available at either private tables, or on the round banquettes surrounding a large fountain that doubles as a fire pit.

Visitors can relax near the fountain with a flame near the pool at Red Rock Resort. (L.E. Basko ...
Visitors can relax near the fountain with a flame near the pool at Red Rock Resort. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Spruce up with a spa day

Red Rock is currently offering locals 20 percent off all spa treatments and 10 percent off all nail services, seven days a week, which includes access to the private spa pool as well as the gym (the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi remain closed because of the pandemic). Day passes for the pool and gym (and other amenities, once they reopen) are available to locals every Monday through Thursday.

The spa at Red Rock Resort includes access to the private spa pool as well as the gym. (L.E. Ba ...
The spa at Red Rock Resort includes access to the private spa pool as well as the gym. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Sample a beer flight

Why settle for one beer, when you can sample six? Yardhouse currently offers two beer flights: a collection of six Belgian brews, and a tasting of a half-dozen of the house beers. Or build your own flight of four.

A House Six-Pack Sampler is a popular option at Yard House. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journ ...
A House Six-Pack Sampler is a popular option at Yard House. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Bet on the World Series

Baseball season has barely begun, but the sportsbook is already taking bets on who will win this year’s World Series (as well as next year’s Super Bowl, and plenty of other events). While all of those bets can be placed electronically through Station’s mobile sports betting app, paper tickets make great gifts for casual fans who don’t usually gamble on sports.

Plenty of seating is available in the Sports & Race Book at Red Rock Resort. (L.E. Baskow/Las V ...
Plenty of seating is available in the Sports & Race Book at Red Rock Resort. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Play Skee-Ball, win prizes

After showing off your skills at Skee-Ball, or any of the other games at the Cyberquest arcade, it’s time to hit the prize counter and redeem those tickets. Even a poor player probably will earn enough for some candy or a bouncy ball (five to 50 tickets), but you’ll probably have to return a few times if your heart is set on the Occulus virtual reality system (44,850 tickets).

Cyber Quest offers a variety of games including classic Skee Ball within the Red Rock Resort. ( ...
Cyber Quest offers a variety of games including classic Skee Ball within the Red Rock Resort. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Take home a sweet treat

The Bake Shop at Red Rock serves everything from cupcakes, tarts and miniature cheesecakes, to full-sized cakes. You can’t miss the always-changing assortment of sweets in display cases at the entrance to the Lucky Penny Cafe.

The Bakery offers a variety of options for anyone with a sweet tooth. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Re ...
The Bakery offers a variety of options for anyone with a sweet tooth. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Get a room

Rest up between adventures in one of the property’s rooms, which were renovated in January 2020. Station is waiving the resort fee for locals through the end of August. For those who want a room large enough to host a party, check out the penthouse suites on the private 20th floor, which range from 4,000 to 7,500 square feet and include butler service. redrockresort.com

Butler Blair Troncoso in one of the suites at Red Rock Resort, which offer views of the Strip. ...
Butler Blair Troncoso in one of the suites at Red Rock Resort, which offer views of the Strip. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images

Contact Al Mancini at amancini@reviewjournal.com. Follow @AlManciniVegas on Twitter.

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