UPDATE: Crazy Girls Cabaret Lounge updates that despite the name, the cigar portion of the lounge is "not yet opened," but opening hours are now daily from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cigar bars are making a surprise comeback and Planet Hollywood Resort is also making a retro move, adding some risque lounging in their former Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon space.
The Crazy Girls' Cabaret Lounge & Cigar Bar takes its theme from a "French boudoir" and the Crazy Girls adult revue now performing nightly at the former Sin City Theater, a few steps away on the mezzanine level. Billed as "America's Longest Running Burlesque Show," the topless troupe are famous for their catchphrase, "No Ifs, Ands, or..."
Still without its own dedicated web site, the lounge is also still hiring shadow and go-go dancers, plus "specialty acts" or anyone who would make sense on a burlesque stage.
The makeover includes a swing and a carousel horse for performers to flaunt their assets, both leftovers from when the Pussycat Dolls filled the room.
On the walls, memorabilia and photos from the show's 28-year run at the former Riviera resort. A bronze life-cast featuring the posteriors of show cast members of was long touted as the most photographed statue in Las Vegas while on the exterior wall of the Riv. It is now on display at Planet Hollywood.
Regular opening hours have yet to be posted, but show-goers have been encouraged to stop by for a drink before and after the 9 p.m. stage performances.