Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

Border Grill
TV chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken established an outpost of their popular Border Grill restaurant chain alongside Mandalay Beach, and promptly scooped up awards for their spicy fare.
Vdara
The all-suite, non-gaming Vdara is tucked away from the Strip in the $8.5-billion CityCenter complex.
Canaletto
The tastemakers behind the Il Fornaio restaurant chain take their authentic yet affordable tastes of Northern Italy to a new level with this panoramic two-storey eatery.
Eiffel Tower
Neon Museum
Have an appreciation for flickering neon signs? You've come to the right place - if not on the Vegas Strip, than here at the Neon Museum.
The Big Apple Coaster
As Sin City's scariest coaster, Manhattan Express will please even the most die-hard adrenaline junkie.
The Big Shot
Get a taste of weightlessness with the four Gs of force on this awesome ride way up in the desert sky.
Red Rock Lanes
Try your hand at bowling, Vegas-style, at these super-trendy lanes.
Caesars Sports Book
When men find a sports book they like, they stick with it. And after they've been to Caesars, there's no going anywhere else.
Rocket Fizz
All the fizzy drinks and sweets you could want, and more. Not just for kids.
Fashion Show
Two-million-square-feet of unadulterated retail therapy visited by 10-million people a year.
Ethel M Chocolate
Sweet tooth? Ethel's Chocolate Factory is the place to go and there are free samples to boot.
Madame Tussaud’s
The tenth in the family of Tussaud wax museums, this outpost features some decidedly Las Vegas personalities.
Shark Reef
Those curious about what lies beneath the water's surface will love Shark Reef, which houses over 2,500 kinds of marine life.
Bellagio Fountains
Day or night, The Bellagio's fountain show inspires some of the most romantic moments on the Strip.
Thunder From Down Under
Expect burly Aussie blokes in barely-there costumes as they perform for a female-only audience.
The Pearl
The Pearl is one of Sin City's must-play concert halls; big names play to small, intimate audiences.
Rita Rudner
The Rita Rudner show moved to Harrah's in the fall of 2006, and has had comedy-loving crowds flocking ever since.
Penn and Teller
Penn and Teller need little introduction: The comedy and magic duo has been a team for 30 years, racking up TV and stage appearances across the globe.
Blue Man Group
This long-running favourite continues to enthrall audiences with its trio of blue dudes playing rhythms and performing comedy skits.
Palomino Club
This Wild West bordello-style club has burlesque on the main stage downstairs and unparalleled lap dances in the lounge upstairs. A bit seedy, but did we mention full nudity and full bar?
Freezone
Gay is the way forward at Freezone, manned by unpretentious staff and hosting a legendary drag night every Friday.
Cleopatra’s Barge
Dance like there's no tomorrow at Cleopatra's Barge, where an older - but no less trendy - crowd congregate until the small hours.
Chippendales
Chippendales, The Show needs no introduction - nearly-naked men performing for on-the-brink women. What's not to love?
The Buffet
Not all buffets are created equal. Like everything done by Steve Wynn, this one - simply named The Buffet - rises above the competition in terms of both setting and food.
Sushi Roku
If the Palms or Hard Rock seem too far off the Strip to go to party with hipsters, try Sushi Roku.
Pink Taco
Pink Taco is one of the more casual eateries at The Hard Rock.
California Pizza Kitchen
This famed thin-crust pizza and chopped-salad joint has become comfort food for many West Coasters, and is a great place to nosh at all hours of the night.
Beijing Noodle 9
This noodle joint at Caesars Palace gives Noodles at the Bellagio some much-needed competition.
Minus 5
We're not entirely sure why anyone would willingly subject themselves to subzero temperatures, but the 1,200-square-foot ice lounge at Mandalay Bay is certainly different.
Frankie’s Tiki Room
This real-deal Polynesian-themed bar is unlike anything else you'll find in Vegas.
Center Bar
Looking for a California girl or boy? Then Center Bar, found in the centre of the casino at The Hard Rock, is where you'll find your poison.
Times Square
Know all the words to Don McLean's American Pie? This casual pub is the place for you.
Artisan Lounge
Mixologist Tom Sunick presides over this funky, masterpiece artwork-bedecked lounge, which feels like a film noir set or a Masterpiece Theatre production of Clue.
Todd English P.U.B.
Celebrity chef Todd English presents his posh take on a traditional Brit pub, albeit a trendier, significantly tastier take.
Olives
Todd English, named Bon Appétit's 2001 Restaurateur of the Year, serves up his inventive spins on Mediterranean dishes in this delightful eatery, located along Via Bellagio's arcade of shops.
BARMASA
The super-modern space of Bar Masa feels a bit like an airport hangar but, stark ambiance aside, chef Masa Takayama is serving up some of the city's most creative Japanese food.
The Artisan Hotel
In the shady stretch between the Strip and downtown, this former Travelodge has been reinvented as a Gothic-style crash pad with free in-room porn - on channel 69, naturally.

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