Aces & Ales blends pub-style comfort food and a rotating selection of 22 artisanal beers on tap with musical entertainment, fusing the passions of owner Keri Kelli, craft beer enthusiast and former guitarist for rock legend Alice Cooper. Plucking out distinctive pours more precisely than a neophyte harpist learning "Stairway to Heaven," the staff lines up select imperial stouts and hefeweizens to escort gastropub-inspired bites such as Belgian-style fries with bacon and blue cheese or homemade Maryland crab cakes. The bar's 14 plasma TVs, meanwhile, catch diners' eyes with 55 inches of pro-sports action. A classically trained robot moonlighting as a jukebox emanates waves of nostalgia and patron-selected tunes before local bands take the stage to test the stability of the exposed brick walls, which have previously resonated with the voice of Alice Cooper himself.
Whether catering to a girls’ birthday party or delicately pampering a single pair of hands, The NailPort Nail Salon's devout technicians use high-end CND Vinylux, OPI and Gelish products to pamper their clients' faces and bodies. During spa mani-pedis, they file ragged edges and push back encroaching cuticles to make room for colorful decorations sealed beneath long-lasting Shellac coats. Chemical peels improve appearance of hands and feet, eyelash extensions add ferocity to peepers, and brow tinting helps standout hairs blend in with underlying skin tones or jungle foliage.
When they graduated from the University of Nevada, the owners of Archie’s Giant Hamburgers & Breakfast didn’t move far. They planted their restaurant near their college campus, a short walk from Mackay Stadium, to suppress the hungry howls of students and locals with mammoth burgers and breakfast served around the clock.
Archie’s is split between two stories—a diner on the bottom and a memorabilia-packed sports bar on top. Exposed steel rafters and brushed metal walls absorb the game-day cheers that ricochet through the upper level equipped with plasma TVs, a pool table, and a jukebox. Below, forks dig through flapjacks amid ‘50s-style decor befitting of Grease, a film titled for the bacon fat teens once used to slick back their hair.
On any night of the week, the vibe inside Blondies Sports Bar & Grill is as electric as the neon beer signs and side-by-side big-screen TVs that light up the brick-lined bar. The sights and sounds of UFC matches and NBA games entertain guests as they cut into a rib-eye steak or throw back a freshly poured pint of Bud or Shock Top. Overheard, colorful college football pennants hang from the ceiling, encouraging patrons to get into the competitive spirit themselves during weekly beer pong tourneys.
Steelz, which opened its doors to diners at the beginning of September, arrays tables in what Las Vegas CityLife deems "much more than typical bar food," including specialty pizzas, burgers, and signature entrees. Sift fingers through or hide precious heirlooms inside a starter basket of sweet-potato, spicy harissa, or garlic-and-rosemary fries ($4.99) before sending jaws into smoky territory with the brie Angus burger, topped with applewood bacon, caramelized onions, and roasted-red-pepper aioli ($9.99). Four models of flatbread pizzas dapple their crispy stages with innovative toppings, such as the barbecue-chicken pizza's grilled poultry tidbits, spicy honey-molasses barbecue sauce, and spiced pears ($12.99). Apricot honey glaze and mango salsa lend the grilled salmon a tangy finish ($17.99), and diners can sweeten sides of sautéed spinach by arranging Israeli couscous bits into a connect-the-dots depiction of a winking Popeye.
True to its name, Legends Grill, Sports & Spirits entertains its guests with a lineup of juicy, charbroiled steaks and burgers, frosty beers and potent cocktails, and almost any variety of sports imaginable. Football, UFC, hockey, basketball, and baseball play on over 25 TVs throughout the bar, while guests share laughs between bites of hot wings, chicken fingers, and breakfast that's served all day, avoiding the need to create perpetual morning by getting Superman to alter the earth's rotation.