Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, found at the Red Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, offers a vast menu of American cuisine from Chef Brian Massie.
Other Mama
A modern, American-style raw bar in Vegas’ Westside serving sustainable seafood and unique cocktails, Other Mama is a labour of love from chef Dan Krohmer.
Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky
Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky offers Japanese-inspired dishes and an extensive drinks menu in its chic and colourful Downtown Vegas location.
Therapy
Sleek industrial-style gastro-lounge Therapy in Downtown Las Vegas serves up personal and sharing plates of mouthwatering American cuisine.
Glutton
A restaurant for people who love food, Glutton in Las Vegas offers delicious American cuisine created with a gourmet twist in a chic industrial-style space.
Craftsteak
Chef Tom Colicchio (of New York's Craft and Gramercy Tavern) is the latest James Beard award-winning kitchen god to toss his toque into the Vegas dining scene, and he does so at Craftsteak.
Shadow Creek
Brush up on your swing at Shadow Creek, one of Sin City's plushest golf courses.
B&B Ristorante
B&B Ristorante is the first Vegas outpost of Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, the culinary duo behind two of New York's top Italian restaurants, Babbo and Del Posto.
Joe’s Seafood
The lively patio at this Miami transplant is a favourite spot of Friday power-lunchers.
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.
Carnevino
Gorgeously rich interiors and a bloodthirsty menu of the best cuts of beef set the tone at Carnevino, the third venue from Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali.
The Signature at MGM Grand
Just a quick five-minute walk from the MGM Grand, the all-suite Signature towers offer rooms that are more like condos, geared toward those visitors looking to get away from Vegas' 24-hour soundtrack.
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.
Red Rock Resort
This so-called 'locals' casino' combines breathtaking views of the flaming Red Rock Canyon with a serene spa, sumptuous dining, hip nightlife, and state-of-the-art gaming.
Stratosphere Observation Deck
Soak up the views of the Strip from the tallest point in Vegas.
Gallagher’s
A New York original (since 1927), this sports-themed spot is famous for dry-aged steaks.
Tao
The Country Club
Rao’s
Mystère
Light and fancy-free, Mystère proves that Circque du Soleil doesn't always take itself quite so seriously.
New York-New York 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.
Reflection Bay
This 7,261-yard, par-72 Jack Nicklaus-designed course provides breathtaking views of Lake Las Vegas and one of the best greens in Sin City.
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.
Caesars Poker Room
Situated near the Sports Book in a ballroom, Caesars Poker Room has a large but private feel to it since it's away from the rest of the casino noise.
Adventure Las Vegas
Got a hangover and don't want to lie in the sun all day? Then book a tour with Adventure Las Vegas, and enjoy a non-drinking day out.
The District
The District at Green Valley is a charming cobbled shopping oasis in the heart of Green Valley.
Talulah G
A celebrity favourite, this boutique houses a carefully-selected collection of luxury brands.
Mandalay Place
This shopping complex doesn't scrimp on style but it is on a smaller (and easier-to-manage) scale than some of the other hotel shopping complexes.
Gambler’s Book Club
Everything you ever wanted to know about gambling can be found within these walls.
Grand Canal Shoppes
Perhaps the most iconic shopping destination in Las Vegas, the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian is worth a visit.
Madame Tussaud’s
The tenth in the family of Tussaud wax museums, this outpost features some decidedly Las Vegas personalities.
Atomic Testing Museum
Engrossing displays and interactive exhibits focus on the controversial Nevada Test Site and the broader impact of the nuclear age.
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.
Pink Jeep Tours
Enjoy all manner of adventure tours from the camp comfort of a pink Jeep-the only way to do Vegas!
21 Historic Markers
To celebrate the Las Vegas Centennial in 2005, the Historical Marker Initiative selected 21 sites that best signified the creation and evolution of Vegas.
Studio 54
An updated tribute to its New York namesake, this tri-level space caters to a fun-loving crowd with lots of entertainers and disco favourites.
Rehab
Whether you're hungover or not, this is the best place to be on a Sunday afternoon.
The Pearl
The Pearl is one of Sin City's must-play concert halls; big names play to small, intimate audiences.

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