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6 Absurdly Expensive Things to Do in Vegas

Hey, big spender! If you’re feeling overburdened by the unwieldy size of your wallet these days, you’ve come to the right place. No town does over-the-top like Las Vegas. If you thought Sin City was expensive before, just wait until you read about these completely insane, totally outrageous ways to part with your hard-earned money.

1. Have a single pour of whiskey for $3,400

Sink into a tufted armchair at the Talon Club high-stakes gaming room and enjoy a wee dram of rare Balvenie, a 50-year-old single-malt Scotch whiskey, straight from the hogshead cask in the Scottish Highlands. Sampling the $30,000 bottle of booze is $3,400 per 1.5 oz.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South
702.698.7000
www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

2. Try a burger for $5,000

Chef Hubert Keller’s budget buster of a burger doesn’t trifle with the truffles. The FleurBurger 5000 is Kobe beef stuffed with black truffles and foie gras, garnished with truffle sauce and served on a brioche truffle bun. Wash it down with a bottle of Chateau Petrus 1995 in Ichendorf Brunello stemware that is yours to keep. You can get fries with that.

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
702.632.9400
www.hubertkeller.com

3. Sip a cocktail for $10,000

When billionaire Steve Wynn sends you home from XS nightclub with a souvenir, you can bet it won’t be a plastic swizzle stick. Yours to keep with the $10,000 Ono cocktail (Charles Heidsieck champagne and Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac) are a pair of sterling silver cufflinks and a women’s 18K white-gold chain with a black pearl pendant. 

Encore Hotel
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
702.770.7000
www.wynnlasvegas.com

4. Sleep in style for $25,000 a night

You can live like Barbie, LeBron or the Hef at the Palms. The resort’s collection of themed suites includes a hoopster’s hideaway ($25,000) that sleeps 18 and has a half basketball court and scoreboard; a kingpin’s crib with two full-size bowling lanes ($15,000); a playboy’s mini-mansion with an 8-foot round bed that rotates and a shower with a stripper pole ($4,000); and a truly barbalicious Barbie bachelorette pad ($4,000). All prices are per weekend night.

Palms Casino Resort
4321 W. Flamingo Road
702.942.7777
www.palms.com

5. Throw a beachfront barbecue for $100,000

Ever dreamed of a private concert by your favorite pop star? Rent Mandalay Beach and this song’s for you. The $15,000 base price includes a barbecue dinner and outdoor movie for you and your friends. Bruno Mars cooing that you’re amazing just the way you are costs a bit more. Talent prices start at around $100,000.

Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
877.632.7900
www.mandalaybay.com

6. Make the fountains sing for $250,000

The Fountains of Bellagio are playing your song. After the world-famous dancing waters are turned off for the night, a gold box is delivered to your patio seat at Hyde Bellagio nightclub. Inside is a menu of songs and a red button. Pick a song and press the button to turn on 4,700 lights and 1,200 fountains. Toast the moment with a 30-liter bottle of Ace of Spades champagne.

Bellagio Las Vegas
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
702.693.7111
www.bellagio.com

  —Anne Burke, Brand Publishing Writer

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