Tropicana Las Vegas for the NFR: A True Dining and Entertainment Destination
Award-winning, top-notch, world-class. That’s the Tropicana Las Vegas! The Tropicana is one of the premier destinations in Vegas for entertainment, dining and so much more during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR). Whether your stay is booked here or not, you will want to make your way over during your time in Vegas to experience all of the outstanding things they have to offer.
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Official Wrangler NFR Watch Party at Tropicana Las Vegas 2023
Tis the season for the Superbowl of Rodeo, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2023! The second annual Official Wrangler NFR Watch Party presented by Cowboy Lifestyle Network is kicking off on Saturday, December 9th, and Friday, December 15th, 2023. Wrangler Network and Cowboy Lifestyle Network have teamed up again to throw a top-notch party. This is an exclusive invitational event only. This is a great time to come together, grab a cold one, and watch the best cowboys and cowgirls around take on the rankest animal athletes.
Saturday, Dec. 9th, and Friday, Dec. 15th, 2023
Doors Open 5:15 PM
Tropicana Las Vegas
Deck yourselves out by wearing your favorite Wrangler wear.
Come Early Due to Limited Capacity
Entertainment at the Tropicana
First, let’s talk about the unique and engaging entertainment. The regularly scheduled shows here feature the #1 Michael Jackson tribute show, the must-see Prince tribute band, and all of the hottest comedians in the industry at the Laugh Factory Comedy Club.
MJ Live honors the King of Pop with theatrical stage production, a live band, and mesmerizing dancers, and it starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. With dancers, dramatic lighting, and exceptional musicians, Purple Reign brings both movie fans and live music fans an unforgettable experience. This show starts at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. Lastly, catch your favorite well-known or up-and-coming comedians at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. daily in the Laugh Factory.
Tickets for each of these unique shows can be purchased online now! And if there is a night you don’t have rodeo tickets, there are free NFR viewing parties in the Trago Lounge and Robert Irvine’s Public House! Plus, the casino is a great place to spend some time.
Time for Country Tunes
Come catch Brian Childress from the Western Fusion Band playing acoustic on December 7th – 9th at Robert Irvines from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Brian will also be performing with his full band the Western Fusion Band on Saturday, December 9th at the Official Wrangler NFR Watch Party inside of the beautiful Havana Room at 9:00 pm. Both events are free!
Catch Nathan Dean playing acoustic the following week, December 14th and 15th playing at Robert Irvines from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Nathan will later be performing with his full band, Nathan Dean & the Damn Band on Friday, December 15th at the Official Wrangler NFR Watch Party inside of the Havana Room at 9:00 pm. Both events are free!
Dining at the Tropicana
Now that you know what shows you plan to catch at the Tropicana, let’s dive into the extensive dining options available. There are six places just in this hotel and casino alone to eat and drink; so whether you’re looking for a quick bite or cocktail or a delicious sit-down meal with friends and family, the Tropicana is the place to be.
Robert Irvine’s Public House
First up is Robert Irvine’s Public House, where Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine will whip you up a classic American pub-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This restaurant features a large dining room, a wraparound bar, and wonderful views of The Strip, and it is open all day long from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Oakville Tucson Grill
Next, the Oakville Tucson Grill is a dinner-only steakhouse open from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Here, you will find a chic, white environment for a very nice meal from a selection of chargrilled steaks, pasta, chicken, short ribs, etc. Their wine list includes more than 100 labels, specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon from the Oakville Napa Valley region.
At the Trago Lounge, a modern cocktail lounge steps from the Tropicana Las Vegas Theater, you can enjoy a classic cocktail, beer, wine, or bottle service. They are open 10:00 to 12:00 a.m. Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Monday through Wednesday and 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. And if you’re a great singer, or just looking for a place to have some fun with friends, the Trago Lounge also has karaoke every Thursday beginning at 9:00 p.m.
Quick Bites and Drinks
For quicker bites and drinks that are still delicious, you can try out the Red Lotus Asian Kitchen or the Chill’m Bar. At the Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, which is open 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday, the menu has a Western twist on traditional Asian cuisine. The Chill’m Bar is where you can grab your favorite mixed drinks or frozen cocktails in the casino, and they are open from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily.
Nightly Drink Specials
There will be nightly drink specials in the Trago Lounge, and food specials will be offered in both Robert Irvine’s Public House and Oakville Tucson Grill.
On top of this long list of dining and entertainment offered, the Tropicana’s rooms and other accommodations make it a remarkable place to stay, especially during the NFR. It is right in the hustle and bustle of The Strip, just two miles from the Thomas & Mack Center and only about three and a half miles from Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. While it may have originally been built in 1957, it has been regularly renovated and updated; and today, the rooms are clean, modern, and stylish.
There is no doubt that the Tropicana Las Vegas is going to be a popping place during the 65th Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Book your room now!