Attention, downtown hipsters: If you want to go Bohemian (of course you do, since we’re still in the midst of a crap economy), then you want to get a crib at L’Octaine. The handsome 51-unit courtyard building at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Gass accepts Section 8 vouchers—which helps subsidize apartments for low-income workers (here we’re talking bartenders and starving artists, not crack whores). This means you can get an affordable unit if you (or a low-income buddy) can qualify, and you can hang with cool neighbors such as artists and writers. Rents run as low as $515 a month; a mere $845 gets you three bedrooms. It’s boho living—but not too boho, as the complex also features a spa and workout rooms.
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.