Vegas Nightlife – The casinos are always
open, and the dealers are always dealing. And there
is no shortage of “adult” nightlife. But
there is plenty to do besides gamble and ogle showgirls.
Las Vegas has a wide variety of night time activities
to satisfy any desire. As the sun sinks below the
western horizon in a fiery blaze of neon pink, orange,
purple and blue, the bright lights of the strip come
on to illuminate the night and provide the perfect
back drop to excursions that can take into the wee
hours of the morning and beyond.
Las Vegas has a wide array of live
entertainment shows. Especially at the hotel/casinos
on the Strip. Many of these offer dinner and show
combination packages. After the show, there are plenty
of places still open at which to get dessert or enjoy
a drink at one of the many coffee houses open late.
Brewed Awakening on Sahara and Buzzy’s
Espresso on Maryland Parkway are off the
Strip, but close enough not to be out of the way.
These are great places to go after a show. You can’t
go wrong with live entertainment following a delicious
dinner. That’s Las Vegas in style!
Live music is a vibrant part of the Las Vegas night
scene. The Harley Davidson Café
on the Strip offers live music in a tough but fun
atmosphere. The hard and classic rock crowd will find
plenty to be pleased with, and the Harley paraphernalia
that decorates the café makes it a great place
to spend the evening (or the night). Larry’s
Hide-a-Way on Thom Blvd. is a great little
secret. Local talent plays in an intimate atmosphere
that gives this spot a familiar, yet new feel.
Lounges abound in Las Vegas, as does live music.
Basin Street Lounge at Bourbon Street
on Flamingo Road is a laid back hangout for a slightly
more sophisticated crowd. You’d expect a jazzy,
New Orleans feel, and this lounge doesn’t disappoint.
For something a little more festive and upbeat, the
Mardi Gras Lounge at the Showboat
on Fremont Street offers something a little more lively.
For the more energetic, there are plenty of Las Vegas
nightclubs. Many of the hotel/casinos run their own
nightclubs. The nightclub at the Luxor is one of the
most popular and hip nightclubs in Las Vegas. There
are, however, plenty of other places to get your groove
on. Club Thirtysomething is a favorite
night spot for young professionals looking to unwind
and let loose. There are plenty of dance clubs that
feature country music and line dancing (it is the
West, after all!). These are fun places to meet people
and really do some dancing. The Armadillo
at Texas Station on Texas Star Lane is a good example
of some fun, Western-style nightlife.
No matter what you want to do, there’s always
something open and hopping in Las Vegas. On or off
the Strip, the Nightlife in Las Vegas
can’t be beat.