Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 5 p.m.
As of today, you can actually drink Las Vegas' own March Madness—albeit in a much tastier, more Strip-appropriate form than you're probably imagining.
Hyde Bellagio is celebrating Rebel Nation with free “Scarlet Rebel” cocktails for locals. And that’s just starting today. As long as UNLV stays in the NCAA Tournament, Nevada ID-holders can stop by for one Scarlet Rebel each day, on the house.
And starting Friday, Hyde Bellagio’s chic lounge will transform into a “swanky” viewing party. Cocktail servers will double as sexy referees, and the doors open early at 8:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday so fans can stake out their territory in view of multiple flat screens. Additional drink specials and game-day snacks will abound.
If, for some inexplicable reason, you get bored with the game, you can always turn your head and take in the incredible (and practically infallible) beauty of the Bellagio fountains. They will at least drown out the sound of your tears tonight if we lose.