Most people will have heard the old phrase ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’ and that old adage is just as true today as it was back in the city’s seventies hay-day. However, while Vegas remains without doubt one of the world’s premier party towns, there’s just as much style and opulence nowadays as there are wild high-jinx. While there’s no shortage of incredible places you never knew existed in Europe, Vegas is very much the opposite with dozens of very high profile destinations.
Here we’ll take a look at some of the premier nightlife destinations that Vegas has to offer, ranging from clubs through to five-star dining. Take your pick – and don’t forget your credit cards!
Hakkasan (MGM Grand)
With this being Vegas, we might as well start with one of the biggest, boldest and best clubs in the world! Hakkasan is one of those must see venues where every night is packed full of hip visitors taking a break from the tables and slots. It really needs to be seen to be understood – this place is enormous, and absolutely no expense is spared in attracting some the world’s best DJs and performers. It’s also a great place for some celebrity spotting, with only the much smaller 1OAK at the Mirage coming close to A-list appeal.
Light (Mandalay Bay)
Pumping dunes and crowded dance floors are an integral part of the Vegas clubbing experience, but Light at the Mandalay Bay introduces a slightly more classic sense showmanship. Here guests not only enjoy a slightly more refined sense of world class nightlife but are also treated to a series of aerial gymnastic performances set in tone to the music and theme of the night. This place gets busy early – and tends to peak about midnight – so be sure to arrive early or face a long queue.
Encore (Wynn Las Vegas)
One of the most expensive super-clubs ever constructed, this venue is absolutely enormous! Set over multiple floors and including a huge central dancefloor as well as an outdoor pool section, this is a great venue for anyone enjoying a stay at one of Vegas’s biggest and best resorts. There’s plenty of long bars too so there’s next to no time wasted waiting for your next cocktails.
Restaurant Guy Savoy (Caesar’s Palace)
Since opening, this has been a regular on the Las Vegas fine dining awards lists, delivering what many believe to be the best classical service going. Featuring a thirteen-course tasting menu, this is currently at the time of writing the only Guy Savoy restaurant current in the USA. As with all top Vegas restaurants, it’s highly advisable to book ahead. Patrons will be offered a variety of seating options, ranging from floor to ceiling windowed views of the Strip through to the Krug champagne sponsored chef’s table.
Guy Fieri’s Vegas Restaurant & Bar (The Linq)
Not everyone can splash out on opulent fine dining every night, which makes celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s restaurant a reasonably priced but highly entertaining option. Featuring a menu that is as colourful and vibrant as the chef’s enigmatic hairstyle, it’s a great choice to try crazy combinations that simply just work. A dependable way to start any night out the Strip.
Joel Robuchon (MGM Grand)
Heading back firmly upmarket this is perhaps the best French cuisine available in Vegas – with prices to match! However, nobody will deny you certainly get your money’s worth. The extensive menu comprises fresh regional and internationally sourced ingredients with a wine list that pairs perfectly with each course. The dining room is perhaps the most stylish and opulent in any Vegas casino, and certainly, offers an unforgettable experience for any serious diner.