Christopher LaPorte transformed his passion for video-gaming into Insert Coin(s), a one-of-a-kind hangout that everyone’s been talking about. The 35-year-old Brooklyn native combined all the elements of a Vegas nightclub—bottle service, hot waitresses, top DJs—with a floor full of the best video games of past and present (not to mention video-game consoles available at the bar and in VIP booths). In doing so, he’s flipped a location that previously housed cheesy retail into a must-see weekend party stop. LaPorte and a business partner plan to open a second location later this year in Minneapolis, proving that just because you grow up doesn’t mean it’s “game over.”
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.