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With all there is to do in Las Vegas, the cost of a weekend trip can really add up fast! But of course we are still going to go so, check out some of our favorite hot spots that won’t break the bank!
Las Vegas’ creative crowd hangs out at this downtown coffeehouse and record shop. At any time of day, The Beat is humming with chatter from tech innovators, local artists and passersby as they catch up over a range of coffees, chilled drinks and alcoholic beverages, as well as a small selection of food. Also noteworthy is the variety of vinyl on sale.
The Beat, 520 Fremont St.; +1 702 385 2328; Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-midnight, Saturday, 9 a.m.-midnight, Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hash House A Go GO
Featuring self-proclaimed “twisted farm food,” this quirky diner serves up meals in mammoth portions. Flapjacks are larger than the platters they sit on, chicken and waffles are stacked several inches above the plate and coffees overflow onto saucers. Though it’s open all day long, Hash House’s breakfast menu is most robust, with a variety of hashes, scrambles and farm benedicts. It’s common to find people dining after they’ve left the bar at night or nursing a hangover in the morning.
Hash House A Go Go, 6800 W. Sahara Ave., +1 702 804 4646; in Plaza Hotel & Casino, 1 S. Main St., +1 702 384 4646; in Imperial Palace, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S., +1 702 254 4646; in M Resort, 12300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Henderson, +1 702 797 1000; hours vary by location
Located on Restaurant Row at The Venetian, Public House boasts a high-end, speakeasy feel with dark colors and deep seats. The fare is pub grub with a creative touch and lots of drink options. The menu is meat heavy, but there are a few salads available as well. Public House lays claim to Nevada’s first certified beer cicerone (similar to a wine sommelier), offering more than 200 brews, 24 of which are on tap. A climate-controlled room holds hundreds of bottles of wine.
Public House, in The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; +1 702 407 5310
McMullan’s Irish Pub
McMullan’s has a large selection of classic pub fare, as well as many Irish specialties and an extensive selection of beers with taps built into every table.
There’s live music on weekends and quizzes every Tuesday night.
McMullan’s Irish Pub, 4650 W. Tropicana; +1 702 247 7000; open 24 hours
Harrah’s Piano Bar
This popular, casual dueling piano bar is often crowded with visitors engaged in bidding frenzies to hear certain songs. Dueling twin sisters Kimberley and Tamara Pinegar are crowd favorites, though all of the bar’s pianists actively engage the crowd during their acts. It’s common for everyone in the bar to sing along.
Harrah’s Piano Bar, in Harrah’s Las Vegas, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; +1 702 369 5000
This multi-tiered chandelier isn’t just an interesting centerpiece; it’s The Cosmopolitan’s signature bar. Each of the three levels in The Chandelier offers a distinct nightlife setting. An energetic atmosphere radiates from the casino floor. On the second level, you’ll find the finest spirits from the resort’s mixologists. A more relaxed lounge sits at the top.
The Chandelier, in The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; hours vary by level
This all-suite, modern boutique hotel is designed for relaxation. Its small size makes it a lot more manageable than many of the massive casino resorts in Las Vegas, and the intimate bar, restaurant and pool are ideal places to unwind. Rooms are decorated in deep colors with the latest design details. The hotel is known for its pet policy, welcoming critters less than 25 pounds. It hosts yappy hours the third Thursday of each month with cocktail specials, doggy goodie bags and appetizer specials.
Rumor, 455 E. Harmon Ave.; +1 877 997 8667; from $42 per night
Trump International Hotel
There’s nothing distinctly Las Vegas-flavored about Trump International Hotel. In fact, it’s casino-free, which is why it’s so appealing to some travelers. Many people aren’t into the gambling scene and everything that accompanies it — noise, smoke, lack of clocks. For these people, Trump is ideal. Without a casino, extensive attractions or shows, Trump focuses on what it’s good at: customer service and quality hotel experiences. The accommodations are chic, with massive windows offering views of the city or Strip. Given its location just off Las Vegas Boulevard, the southward views down the neon-lit street are arguably the best in the city, so opt for a Strip view.
Trump International Hotel, 2000 Fashion Show Dr.; +1 702 982 0000
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