1, 2, 3: MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Put on your walking shoes when you enter MGM Grand; this resort and casino is one of the largest on the Las Vegas Strip, and since opening in 1993, iat continues to add to its bountiful offerings.
When you’re not spending that cash across the 170,000 square feet of gaming space, how do you choose where to hang when there’s more than two dozen places to eat, tons of drinking options, the city’s longest-running dayclub, the world’s most-renowned DJ nightclub residencies, and a laundry list of shows to choose from? We’ve got you! We’ve narrowed down the list to three of our top spots for food, drink and fun.
Photo: Chris Talavare
When Hakkasan opened its doors a decade ago, the sheer size of the venue wowed Las Vegas crowds—five floors of dining, dancing and lounging. While the upper levels hold the nightclub and lounge spaces, the bottom floor is the restaurant, a long-loved, upscale hot spot for reimagined Chinese cuisine. The simply beautiful space is the perfect setting for a night of delightful eats like the treasured dim sum, signature Peking duck (the crispy duck salad has become a staple of the Strip) and large, shareable plates of seafood, meats and vegan options. Speaking of vegan, it’s not on the menu, but ask for the vegan chicken—it’s the best you’ll ever have, and you can get it with your choice of sauce (black pepper, general Tsao or black bean). Other helpful tips: Hakkasan offers its own valet service right near the venue, and if you dine at the restaurant, show your receipt to the host and you’ll receive expedited entry into the nightclub!
Photo: Courtesy of MGM Resorts International
When Jabbawockeez took the crown as the top dance crew on the first season of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew in 2008, it was only a matter of time before their white-mask-wearing, bust-a-move act would blow up and place them in Las Vegas as the first dance crew to have its own production show on the Strip. The Jabbawockeez show is a mix of some of the dopest music (if you’re a fan of ’80s and ’90s hip-hop and pop, you’ll love this!), mind-boggling physicality, laugh-out-loud comedy and high-tech audiovisuals. The show is perfect for both families and adults and offers an awesome meet-and-greet option where you can pose for pics with the crew for your social media, as well as get a gift bag of swag and autographed items.
Photo: Anthony Mair
Why just sit and drink when you can drink and play? At Level Up, gaming and cocktails combine in perfect harmony. Grab a drink and play the latest arcade games, win a prize with the giant claw, take a turn at pool, foosball or shuffleboard, or go on a virtual reality adventure inside the Zero Latency VR arena. Happy hour is Monday through Thursday from 3-7 p.m. with specials like $5 shots, $5 brown-bag beers and $8 specialty cocktails. Every night beginning around 9 p.m., Level Up features live music, too, with its popular ’80s Night on Mondays, Latin Night on Saturdays and country bands on Tuesdays. On Sundays, jump onstage yourself for live band karaoke.
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