Rock-Themed Casino Featuring Music Venues and Upscale Nightclub
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas takes the rock and roll lifestyle seriously: touring music acts play on the premises at a handful of venues with state-of-the-art sound, including The Joint and Vinyl. They even hooked up speakers below water in the outdoor swimming pool—if you cannonball into the pool’s deep end, you can hear the guitar licks of an epic jam playing loud and clear. A rotating roster of featured celebrities and DJs pass through Body English, the underground club lined with chandeliers. The venues are just part of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's commitment to an indulgent atmosphere and posh ambiance.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino also caters to a diverse palette of tastes with its eclectic dining and dance venues. Pink Taco serves carne asada, shrimp tacos, and other Mexican dishes in a room with gilt-framed folk art and retro lowrider bicycles. At Vanity Nightclub, 20,000 light crystals from a cyclone chandelier illuminate a sunken dance floor, where the party continues until 4 a.m.
Inside mountain-view king rooms in the casino tower, charcoal carpeting extends to floor-to-ceiling windows. Velvety drapes and plush beds add funky finishing touches.
Las Vegas: Casinos, Shows, and Lights in the Mojave Desert
The original Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street glitters with 12 million lights and troupes of costumed street performers. Lined with iconic casinos, flashing neon signs, and showgirls crowned with headdresses, this vintage boulevard evokes Vegas in the days of the Rat Pack. There are also a few ultramodern features—a 90-foot LED screen hovers above the bustling avenue as passengers zoom by on an 850-foot-long zipline.
While the Strip’s casinos and shows are well documented and beloved, Las Vegas's cultural attractions are often overlooked. A mile east of Hard Rock Hotel, the Marjorie Barrick Museum delves into Latin American culture with one of the country’s most comprehensive collections of pre-Columbian art. This University of Nevada gallery proudly displays Mexican dance masks, Hopi basketry, and Navajo jewelry, some of which dates back thousands of years.