NAB beckons thousands of visitors to Las Vegas every year. After a long day of exhibits, leave the showroom floor behind you, and explore the best of Sin City. Here are some of the best hidden gems you won’t read about in your hotel brochure.
The Golden Steer
Opened in 1958, the Golden Steer is the oldest steakhouse in Las Vegas. You’ll feel like you’re part of the Rat Pack as you sit in the same red leather seats stars like Elvis, Sinatra and Muhammad Ali sat in while you enjoy the Best Steaks on Earth®.
Pamplemousse Le Restaurant
At Pamplemousse Le Restaurant, tradition never goes out of style. You’ll be transported to late 70s Vegas the minute you step in the door. One of the most romantic restaurants in Las Vegas, Pamplemousse serves classic French cuisine by candlelight, making it the perfect place for those who are traveling with their partners.
Located inside Four Queens Hotel & Casino, Hugo’s Cellar is another local favorite for romantic dining. The experience begins with a long-stemmed rose for ladies and continues with delicious signature cocktails and cuisine, featuring tableside preparation of salads and specialty desserts. Sink into a comfortable booth, and enjoy a fine dining experience that is both romantic and fun.
New and Different
Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is a modern take on the social clubs of the past. Watch a modern cabaret show while you dine on reinvented American classics. Their motto is to “be strange, but not a stranger.”
Located outside the T-Mobile Arena, Sake Rok is not your average sushi bar. At this nightlife hotspot inspired by Japanese pop culture, expect the unexpected as servers who double as performers offer live entertainment in the form of lip-sync and dance performances. As the night progresses, this not-so-ordinary sushi restaurant transforms into a bar/lounge with a lively MC to keep the party rocking.
The Best Bars
The Griffin is a dimly lit, European-pub-style bar. Low-hanging chandeliers, wood-paneled walls and real fire pits create a cozy, intimate environment, perfect for a laidback night out. If you’re looking for something livelier, the back room transforms into a separate bar around 11:00 p.m., with a live DJ and all-night dancing. The Griffin offers something for everyone, whether you want to dance the night away, or chill with a cocktail by the fire.
The Laundry Room
If you’re fortunate enough to visit the Laundry Room, located next door to Commonwealth Bar on Fremont Street, you’ll definitely feel like you’re getting away with something. Access to this prohibition-style speakeasy is only available via a hidden door and to those with a reservation. In order to request a reservation, you must text your request to 702-701-1466. Reservations are not guaranteed, but if you do secure one, you’ll be able to partake in one of Downtown Las Vegas’s most exclusive experiences.
The perfect spot to kick back and relax with a cocktail, Ichabod’s Lounge is home to 24-hour dining and gaming, with live music nightly at 6:30. At this vintage-style piano bar, you’ll hear covers of classic artists like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet. The restaurant and bar areas are separated by glass to allow a designated space for smoking and non-smoking.
Artisan Hotel Boutique
Artisan Hotel Boutique is a small, gothic-style hotel that doubles as an art gallery. Paintings and photos fill the walls and ceilings, and the dimly lit foyer filled with candelabras and ornate statues will make you feel like you’ve stepped into Dracula’s castle. With Las Vegas’s No. 1 after-hours lounge open 24/7, locals love the Artisan for its unique atmosphere that exudes mystery.
Not Your Average Shows
It’s 1958, and zombies have taken over. Zombie Burlesque grants a rare chance for the living to get a glimpse of zombie culture. A live band backs talented dancers in this hilarious depiction of a world where the living and the undead coexist.
Absinthe at Caesars Palace is not your parent’s cabaret show. This 90-minute show features a unique mix of circus, burlesque, and vaudeville acts. You’ll laugh at the outrageous comedy and witness jaw dropping feats of danger.
Step aboard the OPM 73 spaceship, and enjoy the galaxy’s biggest hits while you travel from Uranus to Las Vegas. Opium is an adult-only variety show that gives a nod to science fiction movies. You can purchase dinner packages starting at $95.
If you’re a Prince fan, you’ll love this tribute show that takes you back to the era that propelled him into international superstardom. The show recreates some of Prince’s most memorable performances and portrays the energy and charisma of “The Artist” in his prime. Purple Reign is an energetic show that has locals and visitors alike buzzing.
These are some of the best local attractions in a city that’s brimming with a history often overlooked. If you’re traveling to Las Vegas for NAB this year, be sure to check out a few of them. For assistance transporting your exhibit items to and from the show, contact AMR Group at 702-800-6385 today.