Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

KRAVE is easy to get to and located right on the Strip at Planet Hollywood, making it a big draw for visitors.
A stunning glass-and-wood screened bridge flanked by Turkish sinks lead to Lavo's upstairs nightclub.
This chic nightclub on the Strip was designed by the trend-setting style magicians at Light Group, and upscale partiers are flocking here in droves.
The longest-running gay dance club in Vegas has a very loyal and high-energy following.
Palms is known for being a catch-all of celebrities, and the Ghostbar is one of its more in-vogue areas to see and be seen.
Gay is the way forward at Freezone, manned by unpretentious staff and hosting a legendary drag night every Friday.
Criss Angel Believe
Headed up by TV star Criss Angel, Believe is a trippy glimpse into a world of magic and wonder.
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.
Club Paradise
Club Paradise is still the most upscale strip club in all of Las Vegas and regularly boasts girls that you've seen in Playboy and Maxim.
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.
Bordello chic abounds at CatHouse, which combines a sleek 'n' sexy restaurant with an even more decadent drinking den.
Chippendales, The Show needs no introduction - nearly-naked men performing for on-the-brink women. What's not to love?
The lounge formerly known as Lure is now Blush, a self-proclaimed 'boutique nightclub'.
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.
Yard House
Rough around the edges, Yard House has become the go-to spot for those seeking decent beer and decent music. Not a Hilton sister in sight.
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.
From a design perspective, Encore's café, with its voluminous black-and-white striped drapes, black crocodile chairs and red tufted settees, is by far the coolest in Las Vegas.
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.
Serendipity 3
Comfort food is very much the order of the day at Serendipity 3, an outpost of the New York legend.
This brunch spot and candy store is like an adult version of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.
On scorching days, locals and savvy tourists line up at this tiny shack to cool off with Luv-It's famous custard.
Le Village Buffet
French comfort food awaits at Le Village Buffet, where you can sample ski resort-style fare in cosy, fireplace-warmed surroundings.
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.
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.
Nobu veterans and husband-wife team Martin Swift and Linda Rodriguez are the culinary brains behind this sushi spot at the Red Rock Resort.
Dos Caminos
Served with a hefty side order of Mexican culture, Dos Caminos will line the stomach of even the most die-hard tequila-guzzler.
Grand Lux Cafe
Grand Lux Café serves guests of The Venetian, hungry tourists and conventioneers, all in elegant, un-coffee shop-style surroundings.
If you're craving a good mole, but don't want to lose the hip, fun vibe of Vegas, Diego is your spot.
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.
Diablo’s Cantina
Part-bar, part-diner, Diablo's Cantina offers a kitsch Mexican experience in the heart of Vegas-once again, courtesy of the Light Group.
Bubble Bar
You can impress your honey with expensive Champagne and fancy French fare at Bubble Bar-without blowing your entire vacation budget.
BLT Burger
An edgy, young burger joint serving beautiful slabs of beef wedged beween deliciously thick buns.
Beijing Noodle 9
This noodle joint at Caesars Palace gives Noodles at the Bellagio some much-needed competition.
Shadow Bar
This chic lounge, with a frosted glass façade and the requisite comfy couches and plush chairs, has bartenders who do everything from breathing fire to turning handsprings as they mix drinks.
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.

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