A Penny for your thoughts charity campaign

Help BarWhiz end world hunger!

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Australia and Canada have now phased out the penny.  Other countries are expected to follow the same path.

Help us get rid of some extra pennies!

For every venue added to the website and for every review, BarWhiz will donate 10 cents. With enough reviews and venues added, this can easily work up to quite an amount!

Our charity of choice is “Action against hunger”, which acts to reduce hunger around the world.

We will also give a special thanks to the user who has helped the most in our effort, and send him a free T-shirt from our friends at SnorgTees.

Tweeting and sharing on FaceBook will be great, as well.  You can use the panel below to record your efforts, although we will donate for every venue/review added and not just for ones recorded below.

Once you log in to the panel below you’ll have the following options to record:

  • “Like” Barwhiz on Facebook
  • Follow @barwhiz on Twitter
  • “Like” the Blog Post
  • Tweet About the Giveaway
  • Submit a Venue to the site
  • Post Reviews about Bars/Clubs

Thank you and have a great night out!

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Disclaimer:
BarWhiz is not affiliated with the charitable organization “Action against hunger” in any way, shape or form. This blog post is a declaration of our intention to make a donation to the mentioned chariable organization and is not in any form a declaration of affiliation with the chariable organization.

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6 Great Bars In Las Vegas

There are a lot of different attractions that bring visitors to Las Vegas. Some go for the casinos and shows, some go for the crowds, and some go for the spa treatment and poolside lounging. And of course, visitors can usually work in a bit of each of these elements during a single vacation. But there’s also one more aspect of Vegas that attracts visitors from all over the world: the bars and nightlife.

Choosing the best bars in Las Vegas depends largely on personal preference. But, if you’re looking for a great night out in the city, here are 6 exceptional bars to keep on your list.

1. Mix Lounge

Mix is known mostly for its view, which – from 64 stories above The Strip inside the Mandalay Bay resort – is absolutely extraordinary. Windows stretch from floor to ceiling, giving you a unique and incredible atmosphere to drink in.

2. Circle Bar

A unique bar at the Hard Rock Hotel, Circle Bar is basically the epicenter of casino activity in the hotel. It’s a large circle in the middle of the casino floor that gives you a great place to start a convenient and enjoyable night out.

3. Deuce Lounge

This sexy and sophisticated bar and lounge at ARIA combines gaming and cocktails in a way most bars just don’t quite manage. Gaming is available within the lounge, but the atmosphere still feels more suited to cocktails, allowing for a relaxing but energetic and enjoyable time out.

4. Red Square

Red Square, at Mandalay Bay, is Vegas’s own little tribute to Russia. The bar is stocked with hundreds of kinds of vodka, the décor is red and reminiscent of communist Russia, and there’s even a giant statue of a decapitated Lenin outside of the bar. On top of all that, there’s caviar to enjoy with your drinks!

5. Parasol Up & Down

This combination bar at the Wynn offers two atmospheres in one. Parasol Up is a casino lounge, while Parasol Down, one escalator ride below, is more of an ordinary bar.

6. Minus 5

This is quite possibly the most unique bar in Las Vegas. Located at Mandalay Bay, Minus 5 is, literally, minus-5… degrees, that is. The bar is basically an ice cavern, kept at -5 degrees, where customers are given fur coats, gloves and boots. Additionally, counters, glasses and even furniture are sculpted from ice!

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Barwhiz App Giveaway

 
Welcome to the BarWhiz App Giveaway!

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You have a chance to win up to $300 by doing some very simple things like posting stuff on FaceBook and twitter, downloading our App for Android, and posting some reviews!

Best of all, you can enter daily!

Download the App here if you have android, iPhone app currently not available but should be pretty soon.

Android app on Google Play

Once you log in with your FaceBook account below you’ll see all the activities for which you can win points, but here is a preview:

  • “Like” Barwhiz on Facebook
  • Follow @barwhiz on Twitter
  • “Like” the Blog Post
  • Tweet About the Giveaway
  • Download the App
  • Submit a Venue to the site
  • Submit a Review

Have fun!

You can either register from the app or from the website, or use the log in with Facebook to just enter with you existing Facebook account

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Here is some more info about the app:

In the App you can:

Find venues anywhere in the world with a convenient search

Access the website within the app

Add venues, reviews and pictures!

Look at venue profiles, reviews and pictures

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The Health Freak’s Guide To Boozing

 
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After breaking a personal record at the gym, or reaching that perfect BMI, here at the BarWhiz Blog we understand that, every once in awhile, even the healthiest of health nuts deserve a little reward time at the bar. Don’t panic; there is no need to fret about all those empty calories or bloated beer bellies, as there are many health conscious ways to still party it up.

Water Water Everywhere

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Alternate drinking water between booze throughout the night. You should try to drink at least one glass of water for each alcoholic drink you consume to help flush out the toxins and avoid that hangover that could interrupt your morning jog.

Avoid The Dreaded Munchies

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Always eat before you go out. Fill up on your favorite healthy meal and then hit up the town. Going out on an empty stomach will not only impair you more quickly, but those end of the night greasy chilli cheese dogs could become even more appealing.

Stick To One Drink

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This should apply to everyone. If you’re switching between shots, blended drinks, wine and beer, you will not only lose track of how many empty calories you are consuming, but also how much alcohol as well.

Say No To Sugar

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Veer away from ultra sugary drinks such as anything made with soda, juices and especially energy drinks. All these mixes contain loads of empty calories and refined sugars.

Nurse It

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No no no, not that kind of nurse. Nurse your drinks and make them last by drinking them slowly with lots of water in between. As we mentioned in other posts, when it comes drinking think of it as a marathon, not a sprint, and pace yourself.

Just Don’t Do It

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The final option to enjoy a night out while maintaining your healthy lifestyle is to just not drink at all. You can even volunteer to be the designated driver, which will allow you to have a good excuse to not get in on that round of sugary shots.

So now that we’ve given you some tips on how to drink with your health and figure in mind, we’ve come up with a few recipes on what to drink:

#1 Cucumber & Lemon

Cucumber Limeade

1 cucumber
6 oz water
1-2 lemons
3 oz vodka
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Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a rocks glass and garnish with a wedge of cucumber.

#2 Cranberry & Blueberry Martini

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1/2 cup fresh whole blueberries
4 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz lemon juice
3 oz gin
1 cup ice
1/2 oz of honey
orange curl for garnish

Shake all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, strain into highball glass, garnish with orange curl, and serve.

#3 Mango Margarita

Mango margarita @ Toloache.

1 oz mango juice
1/2 oz lime juice
1.5 oz tequila
3 oz filtered water
1/2 oz of honey
1 cup ice
slice of pear for garnish

Shake all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, strain into rocks glass, garnish with slice of pear, and serve.

#4 Kiwi Mint Lime

Golden smoothie

20 mint leaves
2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
4 small to medium sized kiwis (peeled)
1 tablespoon of honey
4 oz of light rum
2 oz water

Muddle kiwis in a cocktail shaker. Combine remaining ingredients and shake, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a slice of kiwi.

#5 Pineapple & Banana Spiked Smoothie

pineapple pear and melon smoothie

1 whole pineapple
2 frozen bananas
6 oz lemon juice
6 oz vodka
garnish with chocolate mint

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a coctail glass and garnish with a sprig of chocolate mint.

Author: Corey Rozon

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