Vegas- No dresscode?
Are there any nice places to eat in Vegas with NO dresscode?
I'm talking jeans, t-shirt, baseball cap, tennis shoes...
Dress code in Vegas these days? Bwaahhhaaaahhhaaaaaa-hhhaaa!
Most couples seem to think that dressing up means recently washed and matching Mickey Mouse T-Shirts.
Someone put it best on this board some years ago...
(Dressing) PC is no match for the C-note in Vegas.
I'm in Phoenix and can say that our general dress code around here is pretty close to Vegas; wear a shirt with sleeves and you'll be OK to go to all but the fanciest of establishments. Baseball caps should never be worn indoors in the first place.
re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester
Just before moving to PHX, we were coming down for the last interview. I had scoped out the dining scene and had noted two that stated "formal attire for gentlemen is requested." I made a reservation for wife and myself at one of these. Now, I came from New Orleans, where one ALWAYS dressed for dinner in most higher-end restaurants, rather than have to wear the "loaner" jacket, or paper tie! However, I then lived in Denver, which was more relaxed, regarding dress-codes. Heck, I donned my tux for the "opening night" at the Opera, our first year there. I found out that opening night meant clean rag-wool socks with Birkenstocks and cargo shorts in Denver. I only brought a dark suit, rather than a tux - look, we were only there for a long weekend, though it was Easter. At lunch on Friday, I mentioned the "formal attire requested" statement at the two restaurants to the husband of the interviewer and he replied, "do you know what that means in Phoeninx?" Hesitantly, I muttered, "dark suit... ?" "Let's call them, and find out," was his suggestion. I did, and the answer was, "collared shirts!" OK, it's a resort community. I still wear a jacket, or blazer for almost all meals, above Outback.
What I do not understand is the aversion to wearing a jacket, especially sans-tie, by gentlemen and a dress, or nice pants-suit by the ladies, when doing a fine dining establishment. I even pack a blazer for dining in Hawaii, for gosh-sakes. What's the problem? If I'm on a road-trip and dining at Ruby Tuesday, I could see jeans and a t-shirt, but anything above that, just pack a jacket and slacks. Same for flying first-class - loose the warmups and jogging attire. Act like you actually know better! If one is talking about taking the Greyhound and dining at the burger barn, then it's OK.
I imagine a place like Prime that is jammed all night every night might enforce a dress code, but frankly if they were nice jeans and a solid color t-shirt, they might not care. I wouldn't try it with shorts-have some class, for chrissakes!! If you don't want to dress up, go someplace casual!
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