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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Nightspot from the ’70s, Cleopatra’s Barge is last icon of Vegas Strip architecture

Las Vegas Review-Journal: It’s not just any boat with oars extended into a few inches of questionable water, dry-docked in the middle of a bar, surrounded by acres of Caesars Palace.

“She’s a time machine to our past,” says Branden Powers. As the managing partner of two time-traveling bars beyond the Strip — the Golden Tiki and Evel Pie — Powers is an understandably vocal fan of Cleopatra’s Barge.

The nightspot from 1970 is the last iconic piece of classic Vegas architecture still in use on the Strip

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