All right, maybe not Tupac, but that's why Vegas exists - to give you a new education and a different view of things. And one of the Strip's newest clubs is all set to drop some knowledge on you.
At Poetry, inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace , it's every party you enjoyed in college jumbled up with every lecture you actually stayed awake through and paid attention to.
Taking the place of OPM nightclub, Poetry doesn't take its name lightly, in fact, it takes it quite literally.
Decked out like "the devil's mansion," the club, which bills itself as the place to go for upscale hip-hop on the Las Vegas Strip, shows off the literary side of the genre, with quotes from Poe and Tupac (and all the good ones in between) plastered in a fancy, cursive font on every surface, including napkins.
Poetry's décor is something out of a Poe poem itself, all dark colors and gothic lighting. Swarovski crystal adorns the chandeliers and murals of beautiful women watch over all the sultry action.
A giant mirror greets guests as they head up the regal staircase into the club and if you stand at just the right spot on the stairs, the mirror reflects the mosaic covering the ceiling, which adds to the dark sexiness of it all.
It's a club and it's Sin City , so there's a VIP area. But unlike other venues in town, the area is accessible, so when celebrity guests come into town, like Nikki Ziering or Carmen Electra, it's more like you're partying with them, instead of just in the same club.
If you've got the coin to be one of those VIPs yourself, take a look at the poetry book left on your table. At the very least, it'll give you some names to drop into a conversation with that cutie at the bar later on (there are four bars in the place, so if you mispronounce Tennyson on the first try, just head over to a different bar and give it another shot). Video monitors scattered throughout the club flicker club-appropriate images, so it's not unusual to look up and see something straight out of a dark and stormy night.