Las Vegas is known for its nightlife, so you'll find plenty of things to do whether you're looking to enjoy a drink, see a film, or take in the views. Cocktail bars and lounges are amongst the most popular attractions in the Vegas nightlife, and you'll be able to enjoy a variety of them, from swanky speakeasy establishments to towering observation lounges. In addition to the drinks, you'll find plenty of shows to take in whether you're looking for sophisticated dances and concerts or more raunchy routines. Whatever you're trying to experience, you won't have to look far to find it in Vegas.

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    West Wind Las Vegas Drive-In

    Experience the classic American drive-in

    West Wind Las Vegas Drive-In is a drive-in cinema where you can enjoy the retro experience of a drive-in with all the high-end technology that defines modern films. You'll find top-of-the-line digital projectors used to present a crystal-clear image on massive screens, and the audio is beamed directly to your car without the need for those old boxes. In addition to the films, you'll also find snack bars, playgrounds for kids, and an arcade with classic video games. Experience it all for yourself by visiting the drive-in on the northwest side of city centre, past the Las Vegas Golf Club.

    Location: 4150 W Carey Ave, North Las Vegas, NV 89032, USA

    Phone: +1 702-646-3565


    City centre Cocktail Room

    Try fancy cocktails

    The City centre Cocktail Room is a swanky bar and lounge establishment where you'll find handcrafted, unique cocktails served in a relaxing speakeasy environment. From the moment you walk in, the ambience created by the metropolitan vibe will make you feel like you're somewhere special. One of the best aspects of this establishment is that you can expect personlized and focused attention, ensuring that you get the service you need without long waits. You'll find this cocktail bar city centre, just a short walk from Fremont.

    Location: 111 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Thursday from 5 pm to midnight, Friday–Saturday from 5 pm to 1 am (closed Sunday–Monday)

    Phone: +1 702-880-3696


    The Neon Museum

    See vintage signs

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    The Neon Museum features an impressive collection of old neon signs from around Las Vegas that offers valuable insight into the city's past back to the 1930s. Every sign in the museum comes with a storey about what it was for and who created it. While you'll find no shortage of impressive displays, the sign for the museum itself is quite telling. The "N" is stylized like it would be in the Golden Nugget sign, while the "E" is reminiscent of Caesars Palace's font. The "O" is similar to Binion's Horseshoe's sign, and the "N" mimics the Desert Inn. You'll find it all just south of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

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    Location: 770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA

    Open: Daily from 3 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +1 702-387-6366



    Visit a bar 23 floors up

    SkyBar is a high-end lounge set 23 floors above the Las Vegas Strip where you can enjoy numerous handcrafted cocktails from expert mixologists. You'll find massive windows that allow you to take in the breathtaking views of the city bathed in neon lights. The cocktails are especially alluring, as many of the mixologists are from locations around the world. That means you can get an international taste to them and drinks you wouldn't normally find in Vegas. Experience it all just a short walk southeast from CityCenter.

    Location: 3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158, USA

    Open: Daily from 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +1 702-590-3174


    Skyfall Lounge

    Experience 180-degree views of the city

    Skyfall Lounge is a popular cocktail bar and lounge where you can look over the alluring cityscape while enjoying drinks made by mixology masters. You'll notice that the best views are facing west, making it one of the best spots in the city to watch a desert sunset. The DJs who perform here are essential for the Skyfall Lounge experience. As the night goes on, the beats gradually increase in tempo, so the longer you stay, the more intense the experience can get. Try it for yourself just a few steps south of the Luxor.

    Location: 3940 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 5 pm to midnight, Friday–Saturday from 5 pm to 1.30 am

    Phone: +1 702-632-7575



    Enjoy raunchy and hilarious performances

    Absinthe is a popular show where you'll always find something unique to keep you entertained, with performers putting on odd, yet alluring, shows. You'll find circus performances, dancing, and downright strange routines in this intimate circus tent setting. The name of this show is no accident either, as you'll also find absinthe available along with more typical drinks. Just be warned that absinthe can hit differently, to the point where the performances won't be the only strange thing you see. You'll find Absinthe right outside Caesars Palace.

    Location: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

    Open: Showtimes are Wednesday–Sunday at 7 pm and 9.30 pm (closed Monday–Tuesday)

    Phone: +1 702-534-3419


    The Smith Centre

    Enjoy a refined theatre experience

    The Smith Centre is a popular, 3-theater performing arts centre that primarily focuses on musical performances and dances. The first theatre has 5 levels of seating with a total of 2,050 seats. The second is an intimate jazz-styled theatre with 240 seats. Lastly, you can visit the 250-seat rehearsal theatre. The centre also has a 2-acre lawn for outdoor performances. Quality performances are the norm here, as it's home to the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Nevada Ballet Theatre. You can find it all right by Symphony Park, northeast of city centre, in a sprawling art deco building complex.

    Location: 361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106, USA

    Phone: +1 702-749-2000


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    Stratosphere Observation Deck

    Experience the best view in the city

    The Stratosphere Observation Deck is a towering lookout point that offers incredible views of the city from both indoor and outdoor observation decks. The tower is amongst the tallest freestanding observation towers in the entire country, reaching 1,149 feet in total. The observation deck features 360-degree views of the city from the 108th and 109th levels of this tower. You can also partake in thrill rides that will leave you dangling hundreds of feet above the Strip for adrenaline-inducing fun. You'll find it all in the Gateway District city centre.

    Location: 2000 S Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 4 pm to 2 am, Friday from 4 pm to 4 am, Saturday from 10 am to 4 am, Sunday from 10 am to 2 am

    Phone: +1 800-998-6937


    The Chandelier

    Enjoy a drink in an architectural wonder

    The Chandelier is a unique lounge experience that features 3 different levels to enjoy, all surrounded by curtains of beaded light that sparkle and shimmer as you enjoy cocktails. The first level is reminiscent of the classic casino lounge experience, but the stunning chandelier overhead adds a new level of sophistication. The second level brings you inside the chandelier in a stunning sanctuary with high-end cocktails. The third level is on the top of the chandelier, where you can see the design's splendour from a new angle in a comfortable lounge. You'll find this lounge just a few steps south of the Fountains of Bellagio.

    Location: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S Levels 1, 1.5, and 2, The Boulevard Tower, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +1 702-698-7979


    Tao Asian Bistro and Lounge

    Immerse yourself in Asian aesthetics

    Tao Asian Bistro and Lounge is one of the most intense Asian experiences you'll find in Vegas, featuring stunning decor and drinks that will take you across the ocean. Velvets and silks are prominent throughout, but the most notable feature is the 20-foot Buddha statue that looks as if it's floating over a koi-filled infinity pool. When you visit this establishment, you can enjoy a wide variety of drinks and cocktails with Chinese, Japanese, and Thai inspirations. You'll find a full sushi bar here also, allowing for a quick bite. You can experience it all in the Venetian amongst the Grand Canal Shoppes.

    Location: 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

    Open: Sunday and Thursday from 5.30 pm to 11 pm, Friday–Saturday from 5.30 pm to 11.30 pm (closed Monday–Wednesday)

    Phone: +1 702-388-8338


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