Pokémon Go mania has hit Las Vegas and if you are one of the millions of players wandering around neighborhoods hoping to catch virtual Pokémon creatures, there are plenty to be uncovered if you head out to a Strip restaurant or bar, especially if you take advantage of some sneaky new apps.
Poke Radar is one of the latest roll-outs to help struggling players, available as a map or iPhone app and provides Las Vegans a handy zoom-able way to discover which specific Pokémon objectives are out there, not just the random PokéStops and Pokémon gyms available on the Strip.
According to the application, frequently updated by your fellow players, you can currently throw Poké Balls at Charizard, one of the rarer targets, close to Charlie Palmer Steak Las Vegas at the Four Seasons, encounter Abra near Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill Las Vegas at the MGM Grand and catch up with Jigglypuff at Aria’s Jean Philippe Patisserie.
Downtown, the City of Las Vegas has also enthusiastically jumped on the bandwagon, creating their own visual guide to PokéStops discovered by city workers.
Expect to be hit by a huge wave of game-related local promotions over the next few weeks, on and off-Strip, including the Silverton Casino's deal of $2 draft beer to adult gamers who show they have risen to level five or higher and the Westgate Las Vegas Resort, which is welcoming players with open arms and has already offered dining "PokéSpecials" including "PokéBowls made with Ahi Tuna Poke, seaweed and sesame seeds" and "fresh-baked PokéBalls Cookies."
And DB Brasserie at the Venetian has premiered what appears to be the first custom cocktail tie-in, the "Pikachu’s Bolt," created with "Tequila, orange juice, Grenadine syrup and a splash of sparkling wine." However, you can't just stroll in and buy the drink, it is only available free with the purchase of another cocktail, plus proof you have already captured "a Mew, Mewtwo, Articuno, Zapdos or Moltres."