Make no mistake about it: We Las Vegans love our smokes. A 2010 study for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that more than 22 percent of adult Nevadans were cigarette smokers—only seven other states have a higher adult smoking rate. But here’s where we undoubtedly lead the pack: Unique places to get your nicotine fix. Want some cheap crap with your carton of Marlboros? Check out one of the half-dozen establishments that advertise themselves as a Smoke Shop/99 Cent store. Or maybe you need a cup of joe to go with your cancer stick (you know, kill two vices with one shot), then head over to City Blend Coffee & Smoke (8716 S. Maryland Parkway). And if you’re dying for that third lip ring (hey, maybe it can double as a cigarette holder!), the Smoke Shop & Body Jewelry at Flamingo and Pecos is for you. We’re not 100 percent certain what the motivation is behind this slashie concept (tax-related, perhaps?), but this much we do know: Only in Vegas.
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 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products