For a city with relatively pleasant weather, Las Vegas has surprisingly few rooftop hangouts. Sure, the top-of-the-Strip ultra-lounges are there, but when it comes to casual dining or grabbing a few cocktails, the options are lacking. In fact, we had to venture way down Eastern Avenue in Henderson to discover our local favorite. The Half Shell rooftop features a bar, plenty of tables and cozy booths, and the views can’t be beat. The food—mostly Italian- and Mexican-inspired favorites plus, of course, oysters—is pretty good, too. It’s a spot that works so well it makes you wonder why such a simple idea isn’t executed more often.
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.