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Vegas - 2017 - Issue 3 - Summer - Tyson Beckford

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those who seek a calmer environment. Caesars Palace, 702-785-6200; THE PARK This outdoor dining and entertainment complex transform the Strip into a walkable, social district (with an assist from its first public park). Landscaped with native desert greenery, it features public art (including Marco Cochrane's exuberant Bliss Dance), a concert venue, restaurants, and pedestrian spaces. 3782 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-693-7275; PARK THEATER The 5,000-seat stadium inside Monte Carlo Resort & Casino opened with Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders and will host residencies by Cher, Bruno Mars, and Ricky Martin, among others, in 2017. Check out the 40-by-80-foot LED backdrop behind a stage that's wider than the Colosseum's. Monte Carlo, 844-600-7275; THE PALM LAS VEGAS It's difficult to believe that anything in Vegas has reached 24 years of age. After a fabulous redesign (and reopening in September of last year), The Palm's Las Vegas location isn't showing its years, but it is serving hefty portions of its 85 years of tradition, including its famous prime double cut New York strip for 2–3 people, classic Italian family recipes (that linguine and clams!), and an award-winning wine list. Forum Shops at Caesars, 702-732- 7256; THE SAYERS CLUB Alternative rock meets old-school jazz inside this laid-back lounge on the ground floor of SLS Las Vegas. At 4,700 square feet, with room for only 250 people plus limited VIPs, it's one of the most intimate venues on the Strip. SLS Las Vegas, 702-761-7618; T-MOBILE ARENA Outside the Strip's new 20,000-seat arena, high-tech LED surfacing doubles as an evolving billboard for the many high-profile events that occupy the venue—a joint venture of MGM Resorts veteran juice cleansers love its custom programs.Various locations, pressedjuic- SKYFALL LOUNGE This jewel-toned bar and lounge, which connects with Alain Ducasse's vertiginous restaurant Rivea, is one of the best places on the Strip to settle in for the living theater that is a flaming Las Vegas sunset over the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area. Do it with a cocktail from the bar menu (per- haps from the Shaken and Stirred category). Delano Las Vegas, 702- 632-7575; VELVETEEN RABBIT The Downtown bar, run by two sisters, is filled with Victorian furniture and features stylistic quirks like draft-beer pulls fashioned from old wooden mannequin hands. The cocktail list includes such unusual concoctions as The Ghost Next Door (fig-infused tequila, banana syrup, Aztec chocolate bitters, and biscotti "mist") and the smoky Black Leather Jackets (mezcal, Lustau East India sherry, Cynar, and vanilla). 1218 S. Main St., 702-685- 9642; VICE VERSA PATIO & LOUNGE Vdara's fireside patio bar is a perfect place for cocktails and light bites before a night on the town. Vdara, 702-590- 2312; VISTA COCKTAIL LOUNGE This glittery cocktail lounge features a rotating display of cityscapes from around the world. Caesars Palace, 702-731-7852; CLUBS, ARENAS & NIGHTLIFE BROOKLYN BOWL This cornerstone of The Linq com- bines a bowling alley with a restaurant and concert hall in one of the best free- for-all venues in Vegas. You can eat vir- tually anywhere in the cavernous space (Blue Ribbon comfort food, copious beers on tap), all while you bowl and listen to live music. The Linq, 702-862- 2695; DRAI'S NIGHTCLUB Victor Drai is credited with launching the nightclub scene in Las Vegas, and his after-hours basement club in Bill's Gamblin' Saloon was legendary. Bill's is now The Cromwell, and Drai has cre- ated a glowing party scene on the roof, which has 150 VIP tables, eight pools, and incredible music. The Cromwell, 702-777-3800; HAKKASAN NIGHTCLUB While other Hakkasan restaurants the world over get clubbier as the night wears on, the Vegas location combines its restaurant with a 75,000-square-foot, five-floor nightclub. In other words, come for dinner, stay all night. The win- ning DJ lineup includes Zedd, Steve Aoki, Harwell, Tiësto, and the newest resident, Kaskade. MGM Grand, 702- 891-3838; HYDE BELLAGIO Perched on the bank of Bellagio's famous lake, this Philippe Starck- designed nightclub is best known for its sprawling patio terrace and fountain views. The table located front and cen- ter is the one to reserve; various packages will give you the honor of pressing the fountains' red button. Bellagio, 702-693-8700; INTRIGUE This Wynn nightspot comes complete with a waterfall, a glass-enclosed patio, and a club-within-a-club, The Living Room, for VIP guests. INSIDER TIP: Want to escape prying eyes? The Living Room has a strict "no social media" policy. Wynn Las Vegas, 702- 770-7300; JEWEL NIGHTCLUB The small (by Vegas standards) Jewel, Hakkasan Group's latest Las Vegas venture, is accessed through tunnel-like bronze arches. Inside, the vibrant room has a dramatic staircase that leads to five themed VIP boxes with a bird's- eye view of the action below. Aria, 702-590-8000; MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB The venue that reinvigorated Vegas's nightclub scene remains one of the most popular spots to catch EDM, rap, and hip-hop acts. Reserve bottle service or escape to The Library, with its fire- place, book-lined walls, and sexy- librarian servers. Cosmopolitan, 702- 333-9000; OMNIA NIGHTCLUB Omnia is a massive showcase for celeb- rity DJs (think Calvin Harris, Zedd, Afrojack)—a four-story room modeled after a European opera house, sur- rounded by mezzanine-level private booths. A sleek rooftop welcomes 96  VEGASMAGAZINE.COM The three tables on the balcony at Lago have the best views of Bellagio's fountains. The SOURCE: SCENE 96  VEGASMAGAZINE.COM

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