The Deuce… the Double Decker buses you see going up and down The Strip were first introduced as an inexpensive alternative to taxi cabs and monorails in 2007 and have grown to over 80 buses since then. On November 7, 2010, it was rebranded to be known as the Strip and Downtown Express (SDX). Back then the fare debuted at $2 but has since gone up to $6 for 2 hours and $8 for 24 hours.
When ever I have conversation with friends coming into Vegas, especially visitors from the East Coast, I have a bunch of warnings for them when taking taxi cabs. The first thing you really need to grasp is that taxi cab drivers are driving to make money… not do you a favor. So don’t expect them to “do you a favor” because they won’t.
I know when you read this you will already have preconceived thoughts, notions and beliefs that the coldest beer on the strip in at one of the Minus5 Lounges for the obvious reasons, because the bar is made of ice. That might be the case but what I’m talking about is a small bar right smack in the middle of The Venetian, called the Very Venice Bar.
Every single time one of our friends comes into Las Vegas and we pick them up at McCarran Airport the first stop before we bring them to the house is to El Segundo, for the Best Margarita’s on The Las Vegas Strip. El Segundo is owned by a restaurant Group out of Chicago, called Lettuce Entertain You. The own a bunch of Restaurant concepts in Vegas and Chicago.