Often heralded as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas loves to put on a show. From acrobats and jazz singers to rock bands and art installations, there’s no shortage of spectacle in Las Vegas—and food and drink are very much a part of the production. Whether you’re in the mood for a supper club on the Strip or a locally-loved live music venue at the edge of Chinatown, these Las Vegas experiences deliver live entertainment with a side of cuisine and cocktails.
Singers dressed in sequins and fringe dance on tables. Champagne cocktails are served with clouds of pink cotton candy. The crimson and teal decor take you back to Europe in the 1920’s, while a view of the iconic Bellagio fountains reminds you that you’re in Vegas, tonight. You’re not in heaven, you’re at the Mayfair Supper Club, a restaurant/nightlife experience at the Bellagio with vintage glamour and a classic—yet decadent—menu to match. Enjoy wagyu and caviar hand rolls topped with gold leaf while you watch live music and dancing on the stage at the center of the restaurant. And don’t skip dessert: Mayfair’s signature Cigar—a milk chocolate imitation of its namesake—arrives smoking, a fittingly over-the-top presentation considering the venue.
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas exemplifies everything that’s so great about the resort it’s housed in (and Las Vegas itself, come to think of it). The supper club pairs luxury with irreverence to dazzling effect. Take your seat and savor supper club classics like Waldorf salad, oysters Rockefeller, and beef Wellington. Sip craft cocktails by the bottle, or have the mixologist whip up something custom for you. Rose. Rabbit. Lie. advertises itself as a social club, not a supper club, so expect live entertainment that’s immersive and engaging.
You may have driven by The Sand Dollar Lounge a hundred times without seeing it—but the slightly hidden local bar and music venue is worth seeking out on your next visit to Chinatown. The Sand Dollar may seem understated, but legendary musicians, like B.B. King and Muddy Waters, have graced its stage. The cocktail program here is also pretty legendary, as is the pizza. Get the Little Red Rooster, topped with chicken, jalapenos, and tomatoes, or get a plant-based pie with vegan mozzarella.
Insider tip: Visit during the Christmas season and see The Sand Dollar Lounge transform into its holiday alter ego, Miracle on Spring Mountain, a wintry pop-up with themed cocktails to match.
Located on the west side of town, Capo’s is a mob-inspired speakeasy. If you long for the Rat Pack days of Las Vegas, this is the place for you. After saying the password and entering through the back, you’ll find a dark lounge with plush red booths and nightly entertainment. Expect to hear lots of Sinatra. Capo’s really leans into its mobster appeal; you’ll even find the Capone family secret sauces on the menu, served on “made-man” pastas, of course.
Fried chicken, live music, and bowling. It’s the unexpectedly awesome combination you never knew you needed in your life. Find it at Brooklyn Bowl, located on the Linq Promenade at the center of the Strip. Brooklyn Bowl hosts nationally known artists like Trey Anastasio, Cypress Hill, and Wilco, plus local artists like Las Vegas 90’s cover band Empire Records. Work up an appetite dancing (or bowling, because seriously, there really is bowling here) and then grab some fried chicken made by Blue Ribbon, along with a bourbon-spiked Nutella milkshake to wash it down.
This award-winning lounge just east of the Strip pairs dive bar vibes with live jazz. Make the trek down Tropicana to the Dispensary Lounge for live jazz on Fridays and Saturdays, featuring a series curated by musical director Uli Geissendoerfer. There’s also gaming and cocktails, plus burgers, sandwiches, onion rings and other fried fare served until 3 a.m.
Whether it’s a special occasion or just a random Tuesday, the Lip Smacking Foodie Tours Savory Bites & Neon Lights package will elevate your week—literally. This only-in-Vegas experience takes you on a culinary journey of four of the best restaurants in the city and culminates in a helicopter ride above the Strip. Along the way, your entertaining tour guide will share interesting insights about the art, architecture, and more. Restaurants vary, making each tour unique, which probably means you’re going to want to do it all again soon.