One wouldn't think a nightclub and a museum would have much in common, but a corner of the Luxor Hotel's commanding pyramid holds an obsessively researched collection of hundreds of artifacts from fin-de-siècle Europe. The fussy trinkets, risqué artwork, and old-fashioned bedwarmers all come from the 19th-century bordellos on which Cathouse's deliberately overheated décor was modeled. Neon lights catch fleeting glimpses of dancers and seamy history alike, shimmering through the dimly lit atmosphere as chandeliers, crushed-velour banquets, and vintage photographs thrum to the bass of live DJ sets. Like Congress, the nightclub designates one chamber for moving to Top 40, hip-hop, and dance beats and another for lounging, sipping top-shelf cocktails, and smoking hookah.
Mi Casa Cantina’s broad range of zesty eats offers diners a profusion of classic Mexican dishes in a lively, eye-catching setting. The capacious menu offers flavorful appetizers designed to complement enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, and house specialties like the sauce-smothered chipotle barbecue ribs ($18). Carafes of sangria spray down blazing mouths with sweet fruit juices fresh from the hydrant, while a selection of 65 tequilas adds bite to tangy margaritas. The restaurant’s opulent décor provides a feast for the eyes while your mouth is busy, inspiring optical nerves to glance upward at the amber light fixtures, sideways at the glowing mosaic bar display, and finally downward at your own sated belly.
Growing up in Evanston, Illinois, Kerry Simon wanted nothing more than to be a musician. To fund his dream, he worked in the kitchen of a chain pizzeria when he fell in love with another art form: food. After cooking around the country and countless media appearances that include InStyle, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, as well as stints on Hell's Kitchen and Iron Chef America, where he beat Iron Chef Cat Cora, he's made his home in Vegas where he helms the kitchen of KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers and is sometimes called the "Rock 'n' Roll Chef". KGB: Kerry's Gourmet Burgers is located inside of Harrah's Las Vegas.
At KGB he puts a gourmet chef's spin on a diner-counter classic. Besides all-natural beef iterations topped with smoked gouda or roasted jalapeños, his culinary staff delights diners with other options that build on the usual beef or patties between the buns, including sides such as "Iron Chef" sliders, tater tots, cotton candy, and Cap'n Crunch milkshakes. His gourmet and colorfully topped burgers are served in a modern yet sultry restaurant lined in exposed brick and warm colors, decorated with Russian propaganda posters from the 1960s. KGB also offers diners a full-service bar.
In vintage Vegas fashion, Ichabod's entertains for 24 hours a day and boasts live music and video gaming to accompany the extensive lunch and dinner selections. Start your Tuesday afternoon right by shimmying into a cozy red booth and indulging in a basket of fried clams and french fries ($8.99), or find out how much you can eat on the generous all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar ($8.99). The dinner menu boasts a dozen varieties of burgers, including the chili burger ($8.99), with cheddar cheese, red onions, and chili, and entrees offer satisfying selections such as the 12-ounce broiled rib eye ($17.99), classic chicken-fried steak ($11.99), and a tortilla-crusted tilapia ($13.99).
Intricately designed carpeting, brilliant lighting, and chairs sporting cut-out eighth notes decorate the sumptuous interior of the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. In the main showcase room, guests lounge around booths and tables and enjoy up-close views of the 30-foot stage, around which the audience wraps in the shape of a horse slipper. Once past the theater’s marquee, sound addicts can listen to The Rhythm Devils transcend rock ‘n’ roll stereotypes with a smorgasbord of musical masters culled from bands such as The Grateful Dead and Gov’t Mule, unscrew their ears to hear the bluesy tunes of Native American band Indigenous, and more.
Youngsters dressed in slippers, tights, and tulle prance across Fairytales & Tutus' shiny studio floor during Fairytale Ballet classes, wherein costumes, tales, and dance instruction combine to treat tots to interactive storybook adventures. Instructors kick off classes by teaching basic ballet positions, traveling steps, and terminology to students before transitioning into story time. As the fairytale unfurls, the young dancers act out the plotline using the techniques they just learned. Scarves, magic wands, and other fanciful props add extra flavor to the 45-minute-long imaginative stews. Classes are split by age group into fairies (3–4) and princesses (4–6), meeting once a week. View the schedule for class times here.