The entertainment you came for.
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler
Give us the big picture: What’s the vibe of the place, what’s it like?
A glowing, candy-striped spiegeltent on the Roman Plaza in front of Caesars Palace.
What kinds of events can we see here?
Absinthe is a renegade, irreverent circus act featuring insane acrobatics, alluring burlesque dancers, and over-the-top comedy that’s all overseen by the Gazillionaire, a dirty-minded emcee.
How are the seats?
The show is performed in the round, which means that no seat is more than 11 rows from the stage. So you don't have to spring for VIP tickets, but they will get you closer to the action, along with a cushioned seat and a complimentary small bottle of champagne (or soft drink).
Good for kids?
Nope, you've got to be 18 years and older.
Anything in particular that makes this place special?
You won't find acts like these elsewhere in the world, let alone in Las Vegas. From tap-dancing twins to burlesque acrobats, a sexy singing Green Fairy to a brother-sister duo that does stunts on roller skates, these are some of the oddest and most thrilling performances in town. And you may never see the same show twice: The producers of Absinthe constantly scour the world for new talents to incorporate into the show.
If we’re going to be in town, what—and who—do you think this is best for?
You have to be okay with some crude humor and in-your-face sexy acts. It’s great for bachelor/bachelorette parties and fun-loving couples, so long as everyone is open-minded.