N9NE Steakhouse and Ghostbar Close Abruptly at Palms

Two venues at Palms have shuttered without notice, N9NE Steakhouse and Ghostbar.

Ghostbar Palms closed

Ghostbar, the polar opposite of this blog since 2001.

The shuttering of N9NE Steakhouse and Ghostbar was sudden, but not unexpected.

The venues were originally opened by N9NE Group, founded by Michael Morton and Scott DeGraff.

Palms is in the process of overhauling its offerings following its purchase by Red Rock Resorts for $312.5 million. Red Rock Resorts is known to most as Station Casinos.

Palms steak

Hey, it’s a steak, and we had it at Palms. We couldn’t find a photo of N9NE on short notice.

It’s also been announced China House restaurant, The Lounge and the main casino bar, Social, will all close for new construction.

Other changes at Palms have included the opening of a new cafe, Lucky Penny (previously 24 Seven Cafe), and the addition of a temporary restaurant called Social Table, in the former Hooters space.

The Palms buffet closed on June 30, 2017, and is expected to open again (with a new name) after a $6 million makeover.

Expect more changes (so long, Nove Italiano), including lots of personnel changes, at Palms as the new owners purge old partnerships and bring their new acquisition into the Red Rock Resorts fold.

8 thoughts on “N9NE Steakhouse and Ghostbar Close Abruptly at Palms

  1. VegasSlushy

    Not a surprise, given that the Palms has lost a lot of its trendiness over the years and has new owners. What will the future of the property look like, a swankier version of the Orleans that attracts local gamblers and visitors who don’t want to pay strip prices?

    1. Bouldersteve

      It works for the Orleans. Get the tourists to fill up the rooms and give the locals comps to play the slots. People I have spoken to there were uncomfortable with the clientele so that is a big reason for the changes

  2. Photoncounter

    The Pearl is a great music venue and I bet they are going to keep booking great acts there. Even though it’s small, about 2500, those attendees have to eat something other than Food Court crap so a few nice higher end eateries will surely be welcomed.

  3. Tommy Vercetti

    Let’s face it, people went up there (GB) just for the glass bottom. Over the years I’ve seen clientele’s quality run downhill fast. At some point few years ago i’ve seen a line of coke forgotten on the couch and way too many wannabe gangster strolling around. I used to bring friends visiting out of town just for the bottom glass and the view,that’s it.
    My guess for what’s next ? A restaurant with a view aimed to locals. There’s enough clubs in town and only 2 restaurants with a view ( Strat and Paris) . Station has enough power to come up with some serious eateries.


    I’m mystified as to what Stations thinks they’re going to do with the Palms. It’s set up to be a strip-style resort with strip-style venues and attractions but it’s a mile away from the strip which might as well be 100 miles.

    They’re going to have to either somehow get the “cool” factor back in that place (unlikely) and draw back the strip crowd or just go full video poker/buffet/rewards card retired locals resort like most of the rest of Stations. If that’s the case though you don’t need all those rooms, and you sure as hell don’t need the upkeep cost of all those rooms.

    Think this might have been a misstep by Stations buying the place.

    1. Mike L

      They paid $312.5M for the property, which is actually a pretty good deal. The website mentions a shuttle, although I’m not sure if that’s to the strip or elsewhere. They could position themselves as a strip adjacent property if they had a reliable shuttle and if they want to stand out, they could drop their resort fee and advertise the hell out of it.

      The sale that mystifies me is Boyd Gaming paying $380M for Aliante.

    2. Scott Roeben

      While the purchase may not have been a mistake, you’re absolutely right about being mystified. Lots of those in the know in Vegas are scratching their head at the massive investment in the place. I like new things, so I’ll be happy to see it, but it’s a lot of money on a resort that’s unlikely to be able to achieve its former glory.


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