Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 | 3:58 p.m.
South Point hosted “Party With the Clydesdales,” a complimentary event for fans at South Point Arena on Thursday that included entertainment, free Budweiser drafts and photo opportunities with the world-famous horses at South Point.
Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue was onsite for a photo gallery that included the larger-than-life equines, their Dalmatian named Chip, the beautiful Budweiser Girls who sizzled in red and young fans at South Point Arena.
Thanks also to Sam Morris of the Las Vegas Sun for his photo gallery. Donoghue reported that 49 free kegs of Budweiser were consumed at South Point.
Now that’s a party. This Bud’s for you.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Located South of the Strip, South Point is a hot spot frequented by locals. The hotel-casino is decorated in a Pacific Coast feel, with golds, reds and browns, mixing an island feel with the ambiance of Southern California.
Guests rooms feature 42-inch flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations and plush linens. Outside, the property features landscaped gardens, a hospitality to entertain poolside and a sand volleyball court.
When it comes to gaming, the South Point has more than 120,000 square feet of casino games, as well as a separate race books and sports books, a bingo and poker room. South Point also has some family friendly features, like a 64-lane bowling center, an arcade and a 16-screen movie theater.
Dining options range from an upscale meal at Michael's Gourmet to ice cream at Kate's Korner. The 24-hour Coronado Cafe is the perfect spot for a late-night craving, which include six midnight to 6 a.m. "graveyard" specials. Other restaurants include the Big Sur Oyster Bar, Don Vito's, Garden Buffet, Seattle's Best Coffee House and the Del Mar Deli.
One of South Points more unique features is the Equestrian Center and Arena, a first for Vegas. The Equestrian Center holds a variety of events, from college basketball to Championship Bull Riding.