Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

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?
Mix Lounge
This mile-high club offers sexy décor and sweeping Strip views, luring in a fun, 30-something crowd.
Lavo
A stunning glass-and-wood screened bridge flanked by Turkish sinks lead to Lavo's upstairs nightclub.
Freezone
Gay is the way forward at Freezone, manned by unpretentious staff and hosting a legendary drag night every Friday.
Crazy Horse Paris
La Femme theatre brings the French reverence for sensuality and the famed Parisian sense of style to Las Vegas - all 13 dancers in this show are members of the original Paris troupe.
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?
Burger Bar
Few know about this gem hiding within the shopping hall called Mandalay Place between the Mandalay Bay and the Luxor.
Mr. Lucky’s 24/7
Mr. Lucky's is the coolest 24-hour coffee shop in town-with comfort food and rock 'n' roll style, and little in the way of pomp and circumstance.
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.
Sushi Samba
Despite its location amid ritzy shops on the second floor of Palazzo, this fusion restaurant - the sixth outpost of the New York hotspot - is a total scene.
Simon
This local favorite has plenty of star power (everyone from the Miss U.S.A. contestants to Avril Lavigne has dined here), not to mention a killer spread.
Pink Taco
Pink Taco is one of the more casual eateries at The Hard Rock.
Ra Sushi
Get some rock with your roll at this hot sushi spot.
Luv-It
On scorching days, locals and savvy tourists line up at this tiny shack to cool off with Luv-It's famous custard.
La Creperie
For breakfast, lunch or a late-night snack, a crepe on the cobblestoned Le Boulevard at Paris Las Vegas is a magnificent treat.
Le Village Buffet
French comfort food awaits at Le Village Buffet, where you can sample ski resort-style fare in cosy, fireplace-warmed surroundings.
Jean-Philippe
Willy Wonka, eat your heart out. The chocolate fountain at this spot, located toward the back of the hotel past the conservatory, brings onlookers from all over Vegas.
Hachi
Nobu veterans and husband-wife team Martin Swift and Linda Rodriguez are the culinary brains behind this sushi spot at the Red Rock Resort.
Grand Lux Cafe
Grand Lux Café serves guests of The Venetian, hungry tourists and conventioneers, all in elegant, un-coffee shop-style surroundings.
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.
Bubble Bar
You can impress your honey with expensive Champagne and fancy French fare at Bubble Bar-without blowing your entire vacation budget.
Beijing Noodle 9
This noodle joint at Caesars Palace gives Noodles at the Bellagio some much-needed competition.
Voodoo Rooftop
High atop The Rio, the Voodoo provides a fantastic vantage point of the entire Strip from its stepped-back position on Flamingo Road.
Mandarin Bar
Sleek and swanky, with floor-to-ceiling windows and supreme views of the Strip, Mandarin Bar is a cut above the rest.
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.
Peppermill
Excess comes as standard at Pettermill Fireside Lounge, a kitschy affair that's perfect for hot make-out sessions with sexy strangers.
Petrossian Bar
Lobby bars may not maketh the entire night, but they're certainly a good place to start; and what better one to choose than Petrossian Bar, brimming with elegant hotel guests thirsty for Champagne.
Lily Bar and Lounge
With its award-winning cocktail creator and large windows with uncompromised views over the Bellagio resort Casino, it’s not hard to see why this is Las Vegas’ latest hot spot….
Foundation Room
Find a way to get into the Foundation Room on the 43rd-floor of Vegas' Mandalay Bay resort and you'll find yourself looking at one of the most stunning views of the Strip.
Frankie’s Tiki Room
This real-deal Polynesian-themed bar is unlike anything else you'll find in Vegas.
Drop Bar
Here's a chill-and-chat nightlife alternative to the see-and-be-seen scene at the swanky Whiskey Bar.
Coyote Ugly
If you've seen the movie of the same name, Coyote Ugly needs little introduction; think bartenders donning barely-there get-ups and seriously bad attitudes.
Downtown Cocktail Room
Just off Fremont Street, this cosy and dark lounge is favored by black-clad artists and media moguls who like the discreet, speakeasy feel.
Blue Martini
Martini magic happens at the Vegas outpost of this popular drinking chain - all with added Vegas charm, as you can imagine.
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.
Centrifuge Bar
The Centrifuge is a popular pre-party, post-poker spot for a drink on the casino level of the MGM Grand.
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.

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