Last weekend I had the opportunity to have a girls’ night out with my blogger bestie, Caitlin, at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. Foxwoods hosted us for the evening with dinner at The Scorpion Bar and tickets to see the famed Vegas male revue show, Thunder From Down Under. The evening came at the perfect time in the summer when Boston is filled with tourists and the temperatures exceed 90 degrees. Our evening at Foxwoods was a fun-filled reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life.
We drove down to Connecticut after work with just enough time to check into the Hilltop Inn & Suites (the luxury rooms at Foxwoods were a bit out of our budget), throw on some heels, and hop on the free shuttle to Foxwoods. Although we could have spent the evening at Foxwoods and driven back to Boston, Caitlin and I opted to spend the night near the casino so that we could enjoy our night more—and enjoy we did!
The Scorpion Bar
Caitlin and I started our girls’ night out at The Scorpion Bar at Foxwoods, a tequila cantina. It was National Tequila Day and I took full advantage of the holiday, choosing one of over 100 tequilas available at the restaurant.
No strangers to delicious Mexican style food, Caitlin and I started off with the standard but delicious tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole. We each ordered an entrée—”Hot” Barbacoa Tacos for me and the Mexican Chopped Salad with steak for Caitlin. The tacos were tender and full of rich spicy flavor. Caitlin extolled the flavors of her salad and although I trust her judgment of food, I just can’t get on board with lettuce. We split a side of the tasty yucca fries that were the perfect accompaniment to our entrées. For the price, the portions at The Scorpion Bar are huge, making it the perfect pre-show dinner spot.
Thunder From Down Under
Tickets to Thunder From Down Under were waiting for us at will call where we noticed women lining up for the general admission show over an hour before curtain. If you want to get front row seats, it’s a good idea to get there early but, as we experienced, almost every seat in the house had a chance to see the show up close and personal.
Caitlin and I opted to walk around the beautiful Foxwoods instead of waiting in line, scoping out David Burke Prime and High Rollers before grabbing some Manhattans at Cedars Restaurant. The bartenders were super friendly, talking and laughing with us as we excitedly talked about our expectations of the show. Neither of us had seen a male revue show, let alone one touring from Vegas, and we were giddy in anticipation.
Thunder From Down Under was performed at the intimate Fox Theater. The house was nearly packed with bachelorettes, birthday girls, and excited women when Caitlin and I arrived. We happened upon Dayna, the Theater Manager and Entertainment Coordinator, who ushered us into reserved seats (thank you Foxwoods!) in the center section of the theater. Although any seats in the venue would have given us a prime view, these seats were incredible!
As far as the show goes, it was an experience that I won’t soon be forgetting! The men of Thunder From Down Under can dance and move like none other (except perhaps Channing Tatum). They were gorgeous, with chiseled abs and tanned skin, and knew how to work a crowd. If you’re going to see Thunder From Down Under and want to get your hands on a hunk, make sure to snag an aisle seat. The performers use the whole theater, running up and down the aisles to dance for audience members seated further back.
Dylan, the Master of Ceremonies, was hilarious and kept the audience on their toes. An interactive experience, some audience members were picked to come up on stage to participate. Having had a participatory experience with a male dancer at a sorority event in college, I was not one of the throngs of screaming women vying to get up on stage. Those who did end up in the spotlight seemed to love it!
After the show the audience had the chance to take pictures with Thunder From Down Under. The line was long so Caitlin and I opted to go dancing at The Scorpion Bar. The DJ was pumping great beats and we laughed and danced until the bar closed.
If you’re looking for a bachelorette, birthday, divorce party, or just a fun girls’ night out, I would highly recommend going to Foxwoods Resort Casino for a night of awesome entertainment. Thank you to Foxwoods for a great night!
Tickets to the show and part of dinner mentioned in this post were provided free of charge by Foxwoods Resort Casino.