With a wide variety of visitors coming to Las Vegas from all over the world, the landscape of what to do on your trip is ever-changing. While it’s wise to hit all of the famous spots, be sure to venture from the norm and try the new “faces” of the Las Vegas Strip. From dining and libations to a nightlife experience like no other, MGM Resorts has your ultimate guide to new experiences in Las Vegas.
Start (or end) your evening with first class spirits. If you’re in the mood for a colorful atmosphere, wander into the world of Oaxaca at Mama Rabbit Mezcal + Tequila Bar at Park MGM. With over 500 different labels, Mama Rabbit touts being home to the country’s most extensive collection of tequila and mezcal including agave-based spirits that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Surround yourself with the bold and bright - bold Mexican cocktails and bright pop-surrealist artwork by Okuda San Miguel. For a darker, more mysterious experience, grab some sustenance at The NoMad Bar located within NoMad Las Vegas. With award-winning Bar Director Leo Robitschek leading the team of skilled mixologists, there’s sure to be something that fancies everyone’s preferences. Enjoy live music on weekends and a late night menu for a post-show experience.
In Las Vegas, you can nosh to your heart’s content without feeling guilty. Feeling sultry? Make your way to Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar at MGM Grand to enjoy a menu full of lightened up Italian classics. A soft glow throughout the restaurant and lounge provides a provocative atmosphere for you and your friends to mix and mingle while enjoying carefully curated cocktails. Feeling like a more mysterious and luxurious experience? Look no further than The NoMad Restaurant at NoMad Las Vegas. Inspired by the iconic Library of NoMad New York, guests can enjoy selections from a robust menu of American classics surrounded by a grandiose spectacle of an interior. Don’t miss the signature Roast Chicken for two, take our word. Speaking of chicken, try a different take on the popular meat at The Crack Shack thanks to celebrity chef Richard Blais. The menu includes a variety of carefully curated decadent fried chicken sandwiches such as “The Hangover” featuring a fried egg, red eye aioli and a giant biscuit - available only on the morning and late-night menu. Keep the casual route with Pan-Asian cuisine at La La Noodle. Though the restaurant’s electric eighties vibe is quite the hit, the hand-pulled, house-made noodles are the star of the show.
Sports and Fun All in One
If you want a high-energy place to watch your favorite team bring home a “W,” don’t miss the scene at Moneyline Sports Bar + Book. Surround yourself with fellow sports fanatics while cheering, gambling and chowing down on comfort food. If your crew is looking for more of a tailgate experience, Vagabond DRINK + PLAY + EAT at Excalibur offers live musical performances, tabletop gaming, foosball, shuffleboard and more! You won’t miss a minute of your favorite team’s action thanks to high-definition television screens and a large projector. Satisfy your tastebuds with southern-style bar food including dishes like Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwiches, Loco Nachos, Fried Baloney and Nana Puddin’. Quench your thirst with a wide variety of beverages ranging from craft brews to frozen drinks.
A Roaring Soirée
Step back in time to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas and old New York style supper clubs with The Mayfair Supper Club, opening New Year’s Eve at Bellagio. Consider this new location the West Egg of nightlife in Vegas thanks to its lavish backdrop - The Fountains of Bellagio. Guests will dine on modern American cuisine whilst surprises pop up throughout the night around them. The space transforms over the course of the evening from a glamorous dinner parlour to a swanky lounge with multiple elements of surprise.
Become an Italian Food Expert
Drop some knowledge into your trip by visiting Eataly Las Vegas for classes on just about everything Italian. Whether you want to channel your inner sommelier, become an expert at olive oil, sip on Italian bubbly or get to know gnocchi, Eataly has the class for you and yours. If you want to take your skills home with you to impress dinner guests, be sure to sign up to learn the art of “Making and Assembling Tiramisù.” You don’t have to go far for souvenirs or a quick snack. This 40,000-square-foot mecca of all things good in life caters to those craving sweets with gelato and crepe counters, and those who prefer savory with pasta and pizza counters. Stop by the shop to bring home Italian candies, products, sauces and more. There is no shortage of vino here! With over 400 labels of wine hailing from all 20 regions in Italy, Eataly Las Vegas has one of the largest selections of Italian wines in the United States. Plan your trip and classes today.