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Meld Jeffrey Beers' architectural expertise with the special-effects artistry of Roger Parent, former art director for Cirque du Soleil, and the result is a mind-blowing club with an interior that shifts and changes throughout the night.
Light and fancy-free, Mystère proves that Circque du Soleil doesn't always take itself quite so seriously.
Le Rêve
Another day, another Cirque show: This one's thin on storyline but thick on sets and stunts.
The fourth Cirque to open in Vegas, Kà blows away audiences as much for its trademark theatrics as for its amazing stage-a custom-built contraption that moves in almost every direction.
Wynn Sports Book
A writer once claimed, If I had to die in a sports book
Wynn Poker Room
One of Las Vegas' newest and most hyped poker rooms, the Wynn is a high-tech, comfy place to play.
Mirage Poker Room
Once the hub of the poker world, this stalwart still offers great gaming action.
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.
Opened by legendary gambler Benny Binion, this is a classic downtown casino, where there's no lounge act, no dancing fountains and no white tigers.
Whether you're hungover or not, this is the best place to be on a Sunday afternoon.
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.
High-rollers with deep pockets and businessmen with company cards, stunning cocktail servers, and a sea of beautiful, well-dressed girls: it's safe to say there's a good-looking crowd at XS.
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.
The Improv
This world-renowned comedy franchise continues to launch the careers of some of the freshest funnymen around.
The Beatles: LOVE
This odd, yet seemingly inevitable collaboration, celebrates the musical legacy of the Fab Four through the stunning visual imagery of Cirque du Soleil.
The Bank
A refreshing departure from mega-nightclubs Pure and LAX, The Bank is relatively intimate, maxing out at around 1,000 partiers.
A $26-million refurb turned this former fitness club into a very different kind of hard-body showcase: The owners claim this 24-hour strip-o-rama, where upwards of 300 gals take it off nightly, is the largest in the world.
Spearmint Rhino
Rumoured to have some of the hottest dancers in Sin City, this topless spot is packed with both women and male patrons, giving it a high-energy vibe.
Sirens Of TI
It doesn't get any more campy-fabulous than this Vegas spectacle, complete with barely clad babes of both sexes battling it out with fireworks and cannons.
Rita Rudner
The Rita Rudner show moved to Harrah's in the fall of 2006, and has had comedy-loving crowds flocking ever since.
Revolution, Cirque du Soleil's first nightclub, is every big as trippy as you'd expect with a Beatles-themed hotspot designed for hedonists.
With celebrities in the crowd and celebrities on the stage, it's a star-studded affair at Palms' much-loved Rain nightclub.
Planet Hollywood Theater
This theatre was the only thing left standing when the original Aladdin Hotel was demolished back in 1998 to make room for Planet Hollywood.
The 10,000-square-foot stage at The Bellagio is transformed into a million-and-a-half-gallon pool to handle O's water acrobatics.
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.
Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber's worldwide phenomenon is one of the most famous Broadway musicals to hit the Vegas strip.
Blue Man Group
This long-running favourite continues to enthrall audiences with its trio of blue dudes playing rhythms and performing comedy skits.
The burlesque show at Planet Hollywood, starring Holly Madison of The Girls Next Door and Dancing with the Stars, has plenty of T&A.
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?
With a retractable roof to enable dancing under the stars, Moon - atop Palms' Fantasy Tower - is one of Sin City's slickest clubs.
Known for its exclusivity and no-camera policy, this latenight hotspot is a magnet for celebs looking to escape the paparazzi.
A stunning glass-and-wood screened bridge flanked by Turkish sinks lead to Lavo's upstairs nightclub.
KRAVE is easy to get to and located right on the Strip at Planet Hollywood, making it a big draw for visitors.
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.
Gay is the way forward at Freezone, manned by unpretentious staff and hosting a legendary drag night every Friday.
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.

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