Las Vegas Nightlife
Cirque du Soleil Shows
If Vegas is a fantasy land, Cirque du Soleil’s seven Strip theaters take the fantasy to another planet. The Montreal-based theater company has laid claim to the city’s entertainment scene, offering a lineup of shows that take audiences from Elvis’ deployment, to Britain under the sway of the Beatles, to a far off watery world and a sexy stage show. With theaters built to house the various plots, technology lets Las Vegas’ Cirque shows astound unlike anywhere else. Embrace the escape and you’ll be transported.
Double Down Saloon
Patrons down brews or the house specialty, Ass Juice (a secret 5-liquor combo), amidst a wild décor of leering skull murals and signs reading “You puke, you clean.”
Spook yourself out at this eerily lit, funky dance bar located at the Palms Hotel and get down to hip hop, R&B, and top forties alongside an upscale 30s-something crowd.
For the best Vegas views after dark, head to the 64th floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and sip cocktails (try their signature: the “64th Floor”) while admiring the sparkling man-made vista below.
Peppermill's Fireside Lounge
A Rat Pack time warp of cushy velour banquettes, neon lighting, candle chandeliers, mirrored walls, and multi-colored flames flickering in a blue sunken pool; make sure to order the flaming Scorpion cocktail.
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