The Coolest Newest Shit in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, like our beloved city of Angels, has an ever-changing nightlife scene that just keeps getting better. In 2013, plan a trip or two or twelve for the very best of the latest and greatest in the city of sin. Here’s what you have to look forward to.

Ride in Style

X Train- 2013 marks the beginning of an era. In this case, it’s the birth of the new train that connects Los Angeles to Las Vegas providing the ultimate in party traveling experience. A cocktail on the plane is fun, but it doesn’t really compare to the freedom you’ll find on the train which includes food and beverage both ways, room to roam, flat screen TV’s, internet, and private cars for parties if you must get wild on the way there. The train will have room for 600 passengers, just imagine the mingling possibilities…

Hottest Venues

Hyde Bellagio – This smaller, more intimate spot is located right at the Bellagio Fountains. Try one of their cocktails made with liquid nitrogen if the fountain show and hot patrons don’t add enough pizzaz to the night.

1Oak - Located at the Mirage, this hotspot has brought a touch of the New York art scene to Vegas. It has two separate rooms to party with different DJ Booths for a mix of music within the same venue. The spot places importance on more sophisticated experience, and they commonly book surprise musical acts  in addition to awesome scheduled shows.

Gordon Ramsay Steak -Enter through a tunnel to get to this steak eatery at the Paris Hotel. Serving of course, a lot of steak. Expect a tableside presentation of meat and your drink options will be easy to navigate on the table’s iPad. There is a large separate bar and lounge area so you can chill out pre or post meal.

The E bar by Jose Andres is basically a “secret” restaurant based inside another restaurant. (Jaleo.) located at the Cosmopolitan. It is going to be an exclusive dining experience, in fact there is only one table that seats eight. So yes, reservations are very much required. You’re gonna have to wait but it will be worth it, Jose himself likens the patience required to a blossoming relationship, in that “…this is the girl you want to marry.” A marriage of 20 small unique courses of Spanish origin an molecular techniques. Plus wine pairings. For one night.

Upcoming Hotels

Nobu Hotel – Caesars Palace and Nobu Hospitality are developing this new spot with a planned summer opening. It will be located inside of Caesars palace…post multimillion-dollar renovation. It will have 180 rooms and a effort on using natural materials. 16 suites and a penthouse, and of course will feature a Nobu restaurant.

SLS – SBE is planning to bring their beloved SLS to the North side of the strip in what used to be the Sahara Hotel. It will host restaurants like Katsuya, the Bazaar, and Umami, plus an awesome casino. Gotta wait another year or so for this one as opening plans are set for 2014. Start planning a trip now.

The Quad – This resort and casino will be a renovation of the current Imperial Palace. It will connect to Linq which is the newest shopping and entertainment center in Caesars, plus offer a new club and upscale rooms. Opens in 2013.