Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

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.
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.
Napoleon’s
This European-style bar is a perfect spot to get away from the noise of the casinos, or to take a meeting in a refined setting away from the conference halls of Paris and Bally's.
Lily
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….
Drop Bar
Here's a chill-and-chat nightlife alternative to the see-and-be-seen scene at the swanky Whiskey Bar.
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.
Gold Lounge
Styled on the Elvis' Graceland, Gold Lounge is every bit as opulent and as OTT as you'd hope.
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.
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.
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.
The Verandah
At the swish Four Seasons on the edge of the Strip, this American-Italian restaurant has a sprawling outdoor terrace overlooking lush gardens and a private pool.
Todd English P.U.B.
Celebrity chef Todd English presents his posh take on a traditional Brit pub, albeit a trendier, significantly tastier take.
Twist
Three-star Michelin chef Pierre Gagnaire makes his U.S. debut at Twist, the 72-seat restaurant on the 23rd-floor of the Mandarin Oriental.
Wazuzu
Offering elegant, Asian-inspired eating at Wynn's Encore, Wazuzu doesn't disappoint with a wonderfully exotic menu and a jawdropping interior.
Yellowtail
Under the auspices of the Light Group, Shintaro is now Yellowtail and helmed by chef Akira Back, a former pro snowboarder who cut his teeth in the kitchens of Masaharu Morimoto and Nobu Matsuhisa.
Sensi
Sensi is a sleek chef's kitchen in the back of Bellagio hotel that, as its name suggests, caters to all the senses of the diner.
Sinatra
Sinatra-inspired interiors act as a backdrop to inspiring Cal-Italian cuisine.
Tender Steak and Seafood
This stylish steak house, while seemingly large, maintains its intimacy thanks to the labyrinth of small rooms branching off from the cherrywood-panelled bar.
Samba
Served Brazilian-style, all kinds of mouthwatering meats are brought to your table until you ask servers to stop or, indeed, pop.
Raku
Chef Mitsuo Endo, formerly of New York's Megu, opened this Japanese izakaya with little fanfare back in July 2008.
RM Seafood
New Yorker Rick Moonen was lured away from his Big Apple restaurant to open this Mandalay Bay outpost, making it one of the few places that actually has the rockstar cook working in the kitchen.
Sage
The massive restaurant, with its soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling Impressionist frescos, is perfect for a business dinner or romantic tryst.
Prime Steakhouse
This Vegas addition to über-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's culinary empire is an elegant Wedgwood blue and brown '30s-style chophouse.
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.
Osteria del Circo
This is the more casual restaurant in the Le Cirque family, but in fact, one kitchen serves both dining rooms.
Palm Restaurant
When it comes to steakhouses, The Palm is a true classic.
Picasso
This rustic yet elegant restaurant is hung with nine original Picassos (with carpet and furniture designed by the master painter's son, Claude) and has a beautiful lakeside view of the Bellagio's fountain show.
Nob Hill Tavern
Nob Hill is the sister restaurant to Michael Mina's seafood place, Aqua at Bellagio.
Mon Ami Gabi
Mon Ami Gabi, romantic and low-key by Vegas standards, is one of the few restaurants with Strip-side terrace seating.
Morels
A cross between next-door neighbour Bouchon (at the Venetian) and Drai's (the after-hours club at Bill's - formerly the Barbary Coast), this sultry newcomer is not your average brasserie.
MOzen
It would be easy to overlook this third-floor restaurant for Pierre Gagnaire's Twist (which sits 23 storeys up and has both stunning Strip views and a Michelin-starred chef). But don't.
N9NE
In a city full of steak and seafood places, N9NE holds its own with its slick contemporary décor and prime aged beef served Chicago-style.
New Orleans Fish House
Owned by TV chef Emeril Lagasse, Emeril's New Orleans Fish House combines Creaole and Cajun cuisines for a truly heady menu indeed.

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