Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

Tao
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.
Binion’s
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.
Rehab
Whether you're hungover or not, this is the best place to be on a Sunday afternoon.
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 Bank
A refreshing departure from mega-nightclubs Pure and LAX, The Bank is relatively intimate, maxing out at around 1,000 partiers.
Sapphire
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.
Rita Rudner
The Rita Rudner show moved to Harrah's in the fall of 2006, and has had comedy-loving crowds flocking ever since.
Rain
With celebrities in the crowd and celebrities on the stage, it's a star-studded affair at Palms' much-loved Rain nightclub.
The AXIS 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.
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.
O
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.
Blue Man Group
This long-running favourite continues to enthrall audiences with its trio of blue dudes playing rhythms and performing comedy skits.
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?
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.
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.
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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