As you've no doubt heard, the debauchery that happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, and the Tavern Hospitality Group -- they who own Tavern Uptown, Tavern Downtown, Tavern Lowry, Tavern Tech Center and Tavern Wash Park -- are giving you the opportunity to stumble around Sin City for free.
But first, you have to endure the debauchery that's March Madness and the men's NCAA basketball tournament.
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Here's the dealio: From now until the March Madness tournament begins on Thursday, March 17, you can swing into any of the Tavern locations, and pick up a code card -- which is your potential key to victory. To win the trip -- a three-day/two-night jaunt for two to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, complete with airfare -- all you need to do is go the Tavern website starting on Sunday, March 13, enter your code and create your own bracket. In addition, one person from each Tavern location will win a $300 travel voucher from Frontier Airlines. You're allowed to create multiple brackets to up your chances of winning, but you can only collect one code card per visit.
"We were trying to think of a way to engage guests to come in and watch basketball. With the March Madness craze, this seemed like a perfect opportunity," say owner Frank Schultz, whose Tavern Downtown location recently nabbed the "Sports Bar of the Year" award from Nightclub & Bar, a national bar management publication. "The initial cost for us of creating the software for the bracket was a bit expensive, but the software is now ours so we'll be able to use it each year. We felt it was worth the investment to be able to offer a fun idea for our guests," adds Schultz.
If, for some reason, you can't drag your butt to a Tavern address, you can still get your hands on a code card by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the group's home office -- 538 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203 -- and someone there will make sure to snail-mail you a code card.