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Top Choice Lounge in West of the Strip


A clubby crowd, often thick with pop-culture celebs and pro athletes, packs the Palms' sky-high watering hole. DJs spin hip-hop and house while wannabe gangsters and Jersey girls sip pricey cocktails. The plush mans…
Top Choice French in West of the Strip


Las Vegas chef André Rochat's top-drawer gourmet room is named after a gentle Mediterranean trade wind. Enjoyed by nearly every table, panoramic floor-to-ceiling views of the glittering Strip are even more stunning …
Top Choice Seafood in West of the Strip

Hot n Juicy Crawfish

The name says it all: spicy, hot and juicy crawfish served by the pound or in baskets and a wide range of other seafood treats. Ridiculously popular.
Top Choice Museum in West of the Strip

Nevada State Museum

If you've got a hankering to see a stuffed Columbian mammoth or the Nevada state fossil (psst, it’s an ichthyosaur) you've come to the right place. However, the most interesting exhibit at this modern, updated cente…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in West of the Strip

Springs Preserve

On the site of the natural springs (which ran dry in 1962) that fed las vegas ('the meadows'), where southern Paiutes and Spanish Trail traders camped, and later Mormon missionaries and Western pioneers settled the …
Lounge in West of the Strip

Golden Tiki

While elsewhere in the US tiki bars have fallen out of favor, this popular all-day/all-night lounge is a cathedral of the kitschy cultural niche. It’s decorated with faux Polynesian bric-a-brac, glowing idols, shipw…
Casino in West of the Strip


The ultramodern Palms casino hotel burns brightly with a mix of entertainment designed to seduce gen-Xers and -Yers. Infamous for its starring role on MTV's Real World: Las Vegas reality TV series, the Palms has a h…
Steak in West of the Strip


The Palms' dramatically lit steakhouse lets A-list celebs lounge inside a semiprivate curtained dining space in the middle of a see-and-be-seen dining room. At edgy, mod tables and booths, the beautifully aged steak…
Comedy in West of the Strip

Penn & Teller

Rio's star performers, this intellectual odd couple (one talks, the other doesn't) has been creating and destroying illusions for more than two decades, with dry wit, peppery profanity and some amazing stunts such a…
Italian in West of the Strip

Nove Italiano

Sitting pretty and poised like a diva at Palms, this postmod Italian charmer attracts the preclubbing set with rococo furnishings and floor-to-ceiling neon-light views. Just like the interior design, the menu is sim…