The Cosmopolitan is a barfly’s paradise. Why traipse down the Strip when you can walk (or stumble) from bar to bar in the relative safety and close proximity of so many king-size beds? When drinking is the itinerary, the Cosmopolitan is the place: Start at Chandelier (on Floor 1.5, of course) while you still look the part. Then hit China Poblano and Holsteins on your way up to the third floor for Blue Ribbon, Comme Ça, Scarpetta and Jaleo. If it’s a Monday, detour to STK for some bubbly, or pound PBR in the secret pizzeria. Blow your wad in the Talon Club—and avail yourself of the complimentary whiskey cart. No matter what, you’ll end up at Vesper, where Roger Gross (see “Best Bartender”) will be waiting with open, tatted arms and a shot of Fernet Branca to welcome you. No judgment here.
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.