If you’ve had enough of girls in heels as high as their skirts are short, of tan dudes with tons of hair gel and even more bravado, of overplayed house remixes of songs that were bad to begin with, perhaps you need a dose of nerd. Enter Insert Coin(s), downtown’s ’80s-heavy video-game nightclub for those who believe (sometimes rightly so) that bragging about “kill screens” will get them laid. Here, surrounded by row upon row of arcade classics equipped with drink-holders, a huge bar beckons while Run-DMC booms. Bartenders, taking fashion cues from Abby on NCIS, pour drinks fast and strong, while guests can rent almost any “console” (PlayStation 2, Xbox, Atari!) and make with the joystick. With a pocketful of quarters, a cold glass of beer and a sexy Suicide Girl at your side, it’s a refreshing good time. And if you’re lucky, the game will end with someone attempting to use “The Force” to remove your clothing.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.