What shows are at the Flamingo?
There are live shows at Flamingo every night from Piff The Magic Dragon, RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE!, and late-night adult revue X Burlesque.
What restaurants are at the Flamingo?
The resort has six restaurants and a food court, including Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Carlos’ N Charlie’s, and Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse. There are many restaurants near Flaming Las Vegas at the LINQ Promenade, just outside the north entrance. There you will find fast-casual and sitdown options at various price levels.
Flamingo Las Vegas is one of the most popular (and oldest) casino resorts on The Strip. Dawning an island paradise theme, the Flamingo offers guests plenty of entertainment, great food, and pink flamingos.
Here are seven reasons you should flock to Flamingo Las Vegas in 2021.
1. Go Pool Dayclub & Beach Club Pool
The pools at Flamingo are fantastic! The pools span over 15 acres in a lush tropical paradise setting next to the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat.
The Go Pool is a lively pool party and day club with live DJs, games, and contests every day. The Go Pool is 21 and over only. Cabana rentals and complimentary lounge chairs are available (first come, first served).
The Beach Club offers guests a family-friendly environment in the lush Flamingo habitat, where you can enjoy waterslides and cabanas. The pool provides free towel service to all visitors and has food and drinks available at the Beach Club Café.
2. Nice, Affordable Rooms
Flamingo Las Vegas is a massive resort with over 3,400 guest rooms and suites.
Despite opening in the 1940s, the Flamingo has a lot of modern flair and amenities.
The majority of rooms were refreshed and remodeled over the last three years.
Room rates are as low as $18 per night before resort fees and taxes. For about $60 per night, you can enjoy all the amenities and location of Flamingo without breaking the bank.
3. Flamingo Wildlife Habitat
One of the most beautiful attractions in Las Vegas is the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat.
Free to hotel guests and the general public, the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is between the hotel towers. The habitat features various exotic birds, fish, turtles, and of course, flamingos.
The habitat is open daily from dawn to dusk.
The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat is excellent for families and tourists wanting to get away from the casino noise.
Behind the habitat are various outdoor wedding venues, including the Garden Chapel, Gazebo, and Paradise Falls. A truly one-of-a-kind wedding venue in Las Vegas.
4. You Won’t Get Bored at Flamingo Las Vegas
Flamingo is one of the few resorts where guests can keep themselves entertained without leaving the property.
Bird Bar offers a raucous happy hour with 50¢ beers from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. If you can’t make it for fifty-cent beers, the bar offers a great reverse happy hour and daily drink specials all day.
There’s live entertainment from Piff The Magic Dragon, RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE!, The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert, and X Burlesque.
If you need a rejuvenating retreat from the chaos of The Strip, check out The Spa at the Flamingo.
You can even learn the art of being a Vegas showgirl at X Burlesque University.
5. Location, Location, Location
For guests not wanting to spend lots of money on taxis and rideshares, you cannot beat the Flamingo’s location.
You’re just a short walk to five-star restaurants, countless live shows and entertainment, and gambling at any budget.
6. The LINQ Promenade
Speaking of location, just outside the resort’s doors on the north side is The LINQ Promenade.
The promenade is full of shops, restaurants, and activities, including the High Roller observation wheel and Fly LINQ zip line.
You can dance the night away and ride the mechanical bull at Chayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar.
Put on a parka in the desert heat and drink a cocktail at Icebar, made from 100 tons of ice.
Get delicious fish and chips from Gordan Ramsay Fish & Chips.
Catch live stand-up comedy at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club or watch live music at Brooklyn Bowl.
The options are endless on The LINQ Promenade.
7. Built By The Mob
The Flamingo has an incredible history. Built by Bugsy Siegel and the mob in the 1940s, the resort opened on December 26th, 1946.
The hotel’s cost was $6 million, had 105 rooms, and was the first luxury hotel on The Strip.
A year after its official groundbreaking, the resort hadn’t produced revenue and drained the mob’s resources. There was suspicion that Siegel was skimming money from the Flamingo project. Ultimately, the mob killed Siegel in Beverly Hills. A few months later, the Flamingo was profitable.
A memorial to Bugsy sits outside the Flamingo near the outdoor wedding chapel.
Tips For Staying at Flamingo Las Vegas
Here’s how the $20 Trick at Flamingo works: At check-in, fold and hide a $20 bill between your ID and Credit Card. Hand the front desk clerk your $20 sandwich and ask if they have a complimentary room upgrade available.
Over 80% of the time, the clerk will find you a free room upgrade! We recommend making it your first bet in Las Vegas.