The Vegas party scene is well documented, which is often accompanied by the tag line “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” and it is applicable on so many levels. And just like we featured the best places to party in ‘The Must-See Music Events of Summer 2018’, this time we’d like to check out some of the best places to visit in Las Vegas to party, have a good night out and fill your tummy.
Located in the MGM Grand, this superclub is hugely popular with visitors and locals. It occupies an impressive five floors, with a massive central dance floor. The Telegraph reveals this is where world-class DJs like Calvin Harris man the turntables, so it’s definitely an experience you won’t forget. With moody kinetic light art and a modern futurist ambience, Hakkasan is a spectacle filled with flickering lights and wonderful music. If you need a break, head down to the smaller Ling Ling Club for some chill music and hip-hop, or grab a bite at the Cantonese Hakkasan Restaurant next door. Hakkasan embodies Vegas, the lights, the atmosphere, the grandeur – and you’ll have the time of your life!
The Bellagio Casino
No trip to Sin City would be complete without soaking up the atmospheres in the casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. For the ultimate experience visit The Bellagio and their 7,000-square-foot poker room, which features the highest limit poker action in the world. You can even meet some of the pros like Daniel Negreanu, who regularly play Texas Hold’em there. Negreanu has won over £32 million playing Live Tournament Poker and if you see him playing at the Bellagio, try to learn a thing or two by watching him play. Another good way to learn and prepare for casino poker is to brush up on your skills online. There are several guides on PartyPoker that will walk you through the rules of Texas Hold’em that are aimed at both novice and experienced players. Learning the basics will provide you with a foundation to play the many different card games offered in Las Vegas. And although you’ll meet a lot of high-rollers in the Bellagio’s poker room, you don’t need to be one, for less than $10 you can have a memorable experience before heading out on the town.
One of the all-time best places to eat in Las Vegas is Hatsumi, located in a vintage motel remodelled as a retro entertainment space. The brainchild of Chef Dan Krohmer, the restaurant is all about its robata grill, where food is cooked over high-temperature coals to minimise smoke and trap the natural flavours and juices of the ingredients. Although the skewers are their speciality, there are a variety of Japanese inspired dishes, including the shrimp, okonomiyaki and the seared beef tataki with crisp arugula and salty rayu crunch of fried garlic and shallots. Hatsumi continues the Vegas tradition of celebrity chef establishments and is one of the best and more affordable high-end things to do in Las Vegas.
This sophisticated lounge provides a jaw-dropping view of Las Vegas, with rooftop seating, fabulous cocktails and music in the evening. It’s a sky-high upscale bar that looks down on the Luxor light beam that can be seen from space. Apart from the unsurpassed views, Skyfall is also famous for its Champagne bubble chandelier and the fact that it’s a James Bond Themed space-age-y bar that’s groovy without being campy. Even if you think you’ve seen everything in Las Vegas, you’ll get a little breathless watching a desert sunset from the rooftop bar.