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While shows and gambling will always be Las Vegas' primary draw, dining, drinking and partying are the blood that pumps the heart of Sin City. Herein, you'll find a guide to the best places to eat, grab a drink and see and be seen.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Las Vegas Restaurants
Restaurant locations for Thanksgiving dinner in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas’s Best Date Restaurants
Finding a good restaurant in Las Vegas is far from difficult, especially off-Strip! With so many cultural influences in the valley, finding exactly the kind of meal you and your date are craving could be just around the corner.

Best of Las Vegas, Food & Drink
The best restaurants, diners, cafes and bars in Las Vegas as voted on by the staff of the Las Vegas Review Journal and its readers. Also includes celebrity reviews and commentary.

Open Table Las Vegas
Open Table allows you to make reservations to many Las Vegas restaurants online. It also provides reviews and important information such as hours of operation and payment options.

Las Vegas Bars & Nightclubs
From signature cocktails to finding a bar to just hang out and relax in, City Search has all the bases covered no matter your mood.

New To Vegas – Barhop Like a Local
Whether you’re a recent transplant to Sin City or a longtime resident there are few better ways to get the “lay of the land” than to find bars where the locals hang. Finding these gems in the rough can be difficult, a hit and miss prospect that often as not leads to wasted nights and what were we thinking mornings.

Things To Do in the Las Vegas Valley
Las Vegas has rightly claimed the title of Entertainment Capital of the World. In these pages you'll find everything you need to make living and working in this great city every bit as rewarding as a first timers visit. Eat, party, learn and live.

Barhop Like a Local
Whether you’re a recent transplant to Sin City or a longtime resident there are few better ways to get the “lay of the land” than to find bars where the locals hang. Finding these gems in the rough can be difficult, a hit and miss prospect that often as not leads to wasted nights and what were we thinking mornings. Here’s a guide to some of...

The Very Best that Las Vegas Has To Offer
Las Vegas has a well earned reputation as the Entertainment Capital of the World. These Best of lists will help you find the coolest paces to get a drink, the most romantic places to have dinner and just about any other Best of you can think of.

The Sterling Brunch at Bally's
In a town where change is the norm, the Sterling Brunch Buffet at Bally's has not only lasted but thrived. For 25 years locals and visitors alike have flocked to the Bally's Steakhouse on Sundays to dine on everything from omelets and beef tenderloin to lobster and Sturgeon caviar.

Summerlin Nevada - The Best Restaurants in Summerlin
The neighborhoods of Summerlin are one of the best places to live and work in Las Vegas. They also have some of the best restaurants in the Las Vegas Valley. Comment below and leave hints, suggestions, favorite dishes and best deals for food and drink in the Summerlin ares.

Henderson Nevada - The Best Restaurants in Henderson
The neighborhoods of Summerlin are one of the best places to live and work in Las Vegas. They also have some of the best restaurants in the Las Vegas Valley. Comment below and leave hints, suggestions, favorite dishes and best deals for food and drink in the Summerlin ares.

A Guide to the Best Places to Watch March Madness in Las Vegas
Sportsbooks, bars and homes across the Las Vegas Valley will be hosting extravagant March Madness viewing parties. Here's some of my favorite options if you decide to face the crowds and soak up the madness at a sports book.

Best Places in Las Vegas to Bet on March Madness
Aside from the inevitable office pool, Las Vegas has literally hundreds of ways to bet on the Big Dance. Here are some of the best places to do so.

March Madness in Las Vegas
Every spring Las Vegas is bombarded by visitors caught in the throes of the greatness that is March Madness. This annual event brings much needed tourist dollars into the Valley and boosts everyones wallets. That doesn't mean we Las Vegas locals need to sit on the sidelines and let the out of towners have all the fun. Read on to find a brief...

First Fridays Favorites - What Are the Best Things About First Fridays?
First Friday's has rightfully earned a reputation as Nevada's premiere art's festival. From its vibrant artist scene to its celebration of food and drink and community, First Fridays has become the must do event for locals and visitors alike.

Azure Pool Party at the Palazzo
The Palazzo at the Venetian jumped into the pool party game with Azure. A slightly more upscale oasis than many of the strip’s mega pool extravaganzas, Azure is the place to see celebrity’s bare bronzed bodies to the intense heat and ever voracious eyes of the star hungry public.

Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool
Ditch Fridays at the Palms has a simple, if universal premise. Harkening back to the high school days of yore when nothing was better than ditching school and spending a day at the beach, Ditch Fridays ups this premise to levels that would make the teenager in your past gape, praise the heavens and very probably faint.

Tao Beach Pool Party
A sunlight bathed extension of Tao Nightclub, Tao Beach is an oasis dominated by itty-bitty bikinis, endorphin surging music and tasty beverages galore. Nestled in an 18,000 sq foot pool complex Tao Beach most assuredly has been transported en mass from the South Pacific, perhaps by the Balinese Goddess of Plenty.

Rehab at The Hard Rock Pool
Billed as the sexiest, hottest, tiniest bikini clad pool party in Vegas, Rehab more than lives up to its reputation. Every Sunday throughout the summer Rehab takes over the massive Tahitian style pool nestled behind the Hard Rock Hotel.

The Best Vegas Pool Parties
Las Vegas' legendary pool scene now challenges, some say surpasses, Miami's South Beach as the greatest pool party city on the planet. From azure pools populated by gorgeous bronzed bodies and high end DJ's to more relaxed venues where a cocktail can be sipped while enjoying great conversation, Las Vegas' Pool Party scene has much to offer.

What are the Best Las Vegas Pool Parties?
Las Vegas' legendary pool scene now challenges, some say surpasses, Miami's South Beach as the greatest pool party city on the planet. From azure pools populated by gorgeous bronzed bodies and high end DJ's to more relaxed venues where a cocktail can be sipped while enjoying great conversation, Las Vegas' Pool Party scene has much to offer.

Bare at the Mirage
Las Vegas is aswim with sun bathed, bare bodied, alcohol drenched pool parties, but few can live up to the greatness that is Bare at the Mirage. Experience the intimate appeal and VIP cabanas of Bare daily throughout the summer.

Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis
While other pool hot spots around Vegas may be more famous, or infamous, The newly revamped Garden of the God's pool complex certainly rises to the top of the

Best Pizza in Las Vegas
Where do you find the best pizza in Las Vegas? What are your favorite places to get a slice of Chicago deep dish, fold a big New York slice or grab a specialty pie?

Best Burger in Las Vegas
Burgers are one of those foods that define American cuisine. The simple combo of beef, cheese and bread has surged from sea to sea and tops the list of America's Favorite Foods. Las Vegas has some great burger joints.

Lindo Michoacan - My Favorite Las Vegas Mexican Food
Lindo Michoacan, Las Vegas's Best Mexican Food

In-N-Out Burger - Legendary Burger Chain in Las Vegas
In-N-Out Burger has long been a Las Vegas staple, and for good reason. It has a simple philosophy, to do burgers and to do them right. Family owned, In-N-Out Burger is one of those legends of the West that to me, and to any who have partaken in their simple yet fabulous food, that ranks up their with Billy the Kid.

Las Vegas' Best Date Restaurants
Las Vegas has so many restaurants that you could take in one a week for well over a decade and by the time you were done you'd have several dozen new options to try. That being said, not every restaurant is good for every occasion. These restaurants are among the best places in Vegas to take a date. Whether you're on a blind date, an anniversary...

What Are Las Vegas' Best Date Restaurants?
What Are Las Vegas' Best Date Restaurants?

Las Vegas Food Trucks
Las Vegas has some of the best food trucks anywhere. About three years ago the food truck revolution hit the Valley with delicious vengeance and the daily 9-5 grind grew a little less dreary because of them. The idea is old, mobile food trucks dispensing quick and tasty food. But my fiends, these are definitely not your father's food trucks.

Food Trucks in Las Vegas
Food Trucks rule. Not only are they hip, trendy and nouveau, but over the past couple of years have upped their game to compete, if not beat, more traditional non-wheeled food purveyors. In my first article on Las Vegas Food Trucks I tackled some of the more well known and diverse mobile food sellers. However, my tasty culinary research quickly...

Sportsbook Etiquette
Whether you are a longtime resident or new to Las Vegas making the occasional wager in one of the many sportsbooks across the valley is likely part of your life. There are always rules and etiquette with such a highly regulated industry that involves billions of dollars a year. Sports betting has very specific rules involved and violating these...

Las Vegas Irish Bars
Some of these Irish Pubs lie on the Strip amidst the hustle and bustle while others are tucked away on one of Las Vegas' many neighborhoods and cater to locals. While everyone lays claim to being Irish on St. Patrick's Day, these establishments live the life of green and orange every day. Below I'll give you all the info you'll need to make a...

Las Vegas Irish Bars Part 2
In my first article on Irish Pubs I suggested that few types of bars make one feel more at home than an Irish Pub. With the addition of these five establishments that all owe an allegiance to the Emerald Isle this suggestions becomes fact. Featuring a variety of establishments, both popular Strip-side pubs and out of the way neighborhood...

Free Wine Tastings
In recent years Las Vegas has become a paradise for wine lovers. You could, and should, venture out to the innumerable restaurants across the Valley that cater to wine lovers, but for a true bargain experience check out these free wine tastings.

The Joint at Hard Rock
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel is one of the premiere concert venues in Las Vegas. To anyone who frequents local favorite Hard Rock Hotel and Casino this is of little surprise. From the main circle bar to Mr. Lucky's to Rehab, Hard Rock has long been a haven for locals and visitors looking for a slightly edgier Las Vegas.

Best Downtown Las Vegas Breakfast Places
It may come as a surprise to many of the millions of tourists that visit Las Vegas every year, but we residents do get up early, have breakfast and keep normal schedules. As any long time resident will tell you "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" does not apply when you live here. But, we do have a few perks that often remain unknown to the...

Best Las Vegas Breakfast - What are Las Vegas' Best Breakfast Places
What are the Best Las Vegas Breakfast Places?

Las Vegas NFL Bars
I've compiled the list both alphabetically and by division. As anyone who has spent any time is Las Vegas knows, bars and restaurants come and go in this town, so please before choosing a local watering hole over one of the best sportsbooks take the time to make a call or check out there website.

AFC East Bars
The AFC East is comprised of four NFL Teams: The Buffalo Bills, the Miami Dolphins, The New England Patriots and the New York Jets. This division is filled with rabid and loyal fans, especially the three teams from the Northeast part of the United States.

AFC North Bars
The AFC North is comprised of four NFL Teams: The Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. This division is filled with rabid and loyal fans who love old school smash mouth football. Cold weather and tradition mix in this division to make tough teams with tough fans.

AFC West Bars
The AFC West is comprised of four NFL Teams: The Denver Broncos, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers. This has until recent years been considered one of the weakest in the NFL. A division filled with fans and teams known for finesses more than grind it toughness, the AFC West has begun to surge.

AFC South Bars
The AFC South is comprised of four NFL Teams: The Houston Texans, the Indianapolis Colts, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. This division has long been an up and down division, but has fans and teams with long and short histories.

NFC East Bars
The NFC East is comprised of four NFL Teams: The Dallas cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins. This division is one of the most storied and tough in the NFL. With fans who love the ground and pound offense and punch you in the mouth defenses, the NFC East remains one of the NFL's best.

NFC North Bars
The NFC North is comprised of four NFL Teams: The Chicago Bears, the Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings. When it comes to NFL football no division is more storied than the NFC North. Dah Bears and the Pack would bring major clout to a division all by themselves, but combine them and you have a legendary group.

NFC West Bars
The NFC West is comprised of four NFL Teams:The Arizona Cardinals, the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks and the St. Louis Rams. These teams all have great histories of dominance and explosiveness.Featuring teams that re-defined what offense meant int he 80s the NFC West has recently surged back after being a joke for years.

NFC South Bars
The NFC South is comprised of four NFL Teams:. while the south may be known for a casual and friendly way of life, the fans of these teams are among the most rabid in the NFL.

Las Vegas Thanksgiving Buffets
Here is my list of some of the better buffets to venture out to over Thanksgiving Weekend. Most of these buffets will be offering special Thanksgiving meal fare. I have included the website so that you may cater your holiday meal to your liking. Reservations are recommended where appropriate.

More Things To Do in Las Vegas
After I began compiling my list of Things To Do In Las Vegas I realized that the topic was massive and required more than one (and probably more than two articles) to cover. So here my friends is my list of More Things To Do in Las Vegas. As the lists grow the topics become more interesting and odd. So keep reading and discover hidden gems.

Top Ten Celebrity Chef Owned Restaurants in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is chock full of amazing restaurants, but the cream of the crop are owned by Celebrity Chefs like Bobby Flay and Emeril Lugasse. To help you make an educated choice I've selected my Top Ten Celebrity Chef Owned Restaurants in Las Vegas. These culinary adventures will expand your mind and your palate and will I hope make locals remember...

Thanksgiving Dinner in Vegas
Thanksgiving is a special time in America, and that spirit is heavily represented here in a city that isn't usually known for giving and thankfulness. With hundreds of thousands of people descending on the Valley over the long holiday weekend the innumerable restaurants across the city are digging deep into their cookbooks and recipe files to prep some amazing Thanksgiving meals. This roundup of places to sit down with the family or to go it solo will help you decide where to spend your holiday.

Las Vegas Cocktails
From sweet and tasty to strong and potent, these libations were born or inspired by Sin City. Sample as many as you like, but remember to always drink responsibly. Where available I've included the name of the mixologist that created the drink. Happy sipping.

Las Vegas Sportsbetting
If you live in Las Vegas chances are you'll lay a wager on a game form time to time. Whether its an NFL game or a March Madness Bracket at one time or another you are likely to place some of your hard earned wages down on a game. This guide, gleaned from the efforts of fellow About.com Guide Allen Moody will help you maximize your potential profits by giving you rules, tips and hints.

N - Las Vegas A to Z
The Letter N. Las Vegas has so much going on at any one time that it can make living and working in the Valley a bit overwhelming. To that end I have created a comprehensive glossary of all things Las Vegas. To make searching and finding information in the glossary easy and intuitive I have broken it up by letter. Please feel free to comment, make suggestions for additions and generally make your opinion known.

Summerlin Breakfast Restaurants
I will be profiling breakfast places in various neighborhoods of Las Vegas. Here is my list of great breakfast places in the Summerlin Neighborhood.

Best Las Vegas Mexican Restaurants - What are Las Vegas' Best Mexican...
What are the Best Las Vegas Mexican Restaurants?

Best Las Vegas Coffee Shops - What are Las Vegas' Best Coffee Shops
What are the Best Las Vegas Coffee Shops ?

Downtown Las Vegas - The Best Restaurants in Downtown Las Vegas
Downtown Las Vegas may not be a hotbed for residential locations, but it has become a thriving recreational area and proof that re gentrification. They also have some great restaurants in the Las Vegas Valley. Comment below and leave hints, suggestions, favorite dishes and best deals for food and drink in Downtown Las Vegas.

Best Las Vegas Indian Restaurants - What are Las Vegas' Best Indian Restaurants
What are the Best Las Vegas Indian Restaurants?

Las Vegas Breweries and Brew Pubs
Across the Valley, Las Vegas breweries and brew pubs have popped up to provide us beer-ophiles with some great options. From seasonal bocks to double hopped IPAs I'll endeavor to explore the variety of tasty ales and lagers that brewmasters throughout Las Vegas are making for us all. Your job is to head out and enjoy them. Tough gig that.

What is the Best Las Vegas Brew Pub or Brewery?
What is the Best Brewery or Brew Pub in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas NFL Bars
Are you ready for some football? Of course you are, and with this guide to NFL team themed bars across the Las Vegas Valley you'll be read to cheer on your team among fellow fans. Whether you're a Cheese Head, a Hog or a fan of the Patriots this guide will help you find bars and pubs where you'll feel right at home.

Las Vegas Beer Stores

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