Las Vegas locals and visitors are always looking for cool and sometimes off-beat things to do in the Entertainment Capital of the World. From exploring the cannabis culture and low-intervention wines to throw-back supper clubs and a celebration of Beethoven, here are just a few of the “Cool Things” trending in Las Vegas.
The Venetian recently launched new meat-free menus and recipes at top restaurants like Brera Osteria, which has a four-course vegan tasting menu. Or savor the offerings at Truth and Tonic Wellness Café, the only 100% plant-based restaurant on the Strip with meat-free versions of breakfast and lunch dishes, including baked frittatas and whole-grain ciabatta toasts. In downtown Las Vegas, you can find vegan dishes at a number of eateries including Tacotarian in the Arts Districts, an entirely plant-based Mexican restaurant, and Golden Fog Coffee in the Arts District boasting a completely vegetarian and vegan menu.
Low-intervention wines, which often cross over into natural and/or biodynamic wines, are taking hold in Las Vegas. Check out Garagiste Wine Room in Downtown Arts District. Enjoy a glass at the bar or take a bottle home.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic is playing all nine Beethoven symphonies this season – one show a month through May – in honor of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Tickets begin at $29.
Get ready to hear about “vibe dining” more often in Las Vegas – a growing trend of restaurants mixing dining and nightlife with a lounge-style atmosphere, typically with the lights getting dimmer and the music getting louder as the night goes on. Check out Kassi Beach House and FUHU.
Mayfair Supper Club and Delilah are ushering in a new era for throwback supper clubs on the Strip, but there are smaller-scale alternatives to those high-price Strip experiences. The Vegas Room, in the historic Commercial Center Plaza on East Sahara, is an intimate space for live cabaret music, food, and cocktails.
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours knows how to do culinary crawls the right way. The company teams up with top restaurants to offer the dishes and drinks you really want to try—all at one price without a wait for tables. Reviews suggest reserving a spot on the downtown Las Vegas tour where “authenticity rules.” “Vegas’ historic downtown has gone big, bam, boom. Artists, makers, and chef-driven restaurants have revitalized and transformed the downtown with plucky verve and vibe.”
Visit Las Vegas Cannabis Tours for a tour of dispensaries, a behind-the-scenes grow house walk-through and helicopter ride over the Strip.