When we first discovered what was slowly brewing at the Royal House, it was because we had glommed an invite to local scenester Ryan Pardey’s annual holiday bash last December. Since then, a unique scene has surfaced at the remodeled and reinvigorated property: Coachella-like pool parties, live music, quirky special events and the excellent Barrymore restaurant. Hidden in plain sight on Convention Center Drive, it’s halfway between UNLV and downtown, and just a skip from Firefly and the Strip. Enjoy it before every downtowner you are trying to avoid discovers it.
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.