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These new attractions bring Las Vegas back to life


The city that was once the star of the overwhelming realities of the pandemic – high unemployment, casinos closed and then downsized, restaurants and bars hungry for customers – is taking over. Visitors are flocking to Las Vegas, and parts of the city, including Freemont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard, now look a lot like they were before COVID-19.

In July, Las Vegas attracted 3.3 million visitors, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, an increase of almost 130% from the previous year, the strongest month since the start of the pandemic . Nevada recommends that visitors, including those fully vaccinated, wear a mask in indoor public places, but has lifted its capacity limits and distancing warrants for casinos, restaurants and bars.

So, what awaits those who return to Vegas?

Here are some of the more recent attractions.

BELLAGE


Lio Ibiza: The Mayfair Supper Club, Bellagio’s dinner-show experience, returns its stage for a two-week stint by Lio Ibiza, the famous Spanish cabaret / restaurant. From October 18 to 31, the fiery theatrical spectacle will immerse guests in an evening brimming with Ibiza songs, dances and dinners with the resort’s dancing fountains as a backdrop. See MayfairLio.com for tickets.

CAESAR’S PALACE


Amalfi:
Bobby Flay’s new Italian restaurant inspired by his travels on the Amalfi Coast occupies the space that was the famous chef’s Mesa Grill. Dishes include crispy squash blossoms with ricotta and anchovy sauce; squid ink fettuccine with lobster, shrimp and squid fra diavolo; orecchiette with eggplant bolognese; and whole grilled fish.

CIRCA RESORT & CASINO


Barry’s Downtown Prime:
The new downtown casino has plenty of casual dining options, but Barry’s is the culinary star of Circa, where the most spectacular of shell towers and beefiest bovine indulgence reign. The dining rooms are adorned with leather and velvet cabins, antique mirrors, brass furniture, burnished woodwork and gilded ceilings.


Swimming at the stadium:
The Aquatic Amphitheater sort of features six pools on three different levels facing a massive 40-foot-high high-definition screen with daybeds, cabanas, and hundreds of lounge chairs for bikini-clad partygoers. Order bottle service and indulge in the hottest pool party in town.


Heritage Club:
Circa’s rooftop cocktail bar offers panoramic views of the downtown skyline and the Strip’s expansive neon walkway. Displaying 500 personalized gold bars valued at $ 1.8 million is a gambler’s juice.

CIRCUS CIRCUS


Nebula: The new thrill ride within the Adventuredome (featuring 25 rides and attractions) spins cyclists at 14 rotations per minute. With four arms and eight gondolas that carry four riders each, the merry-go-round is unique in the West.

COSMOPOLITAN LAS VEGAS


Superfrica:
Spiegelworld, the entertainment production company behind the shows “Absinthe” and “Opium”, on September 24 opened an adult-only live food / cocktail / entertainment concept described as “Italian-American psychedelic.” Think of it as a one-of-a-kind Vegas entertainment home featuring dining and theatrical experiences.


Momofuku Bang Bar:
Celebrity chef David Chang strengthened his Vegas footprint with the opening of this casual take-out concept of spit-roasted meat wraps and bowls in the resort’s Block 16 Urban Food Hall. Bang Bar joins the signature Momofuku restaurant at the Cosmopolitan (Chang also has Majordomo Meat & Fish and his slider concept, Moon Palace, at the Venetian).


Ghost donkey:
This offshoot of the original New York City mezcal bar (now closed) is a bar hidden away in Block 16. Look for the false exit door with a donkey painted on it at the back of the food court. Pass by a secret lair with seating for just 25 guests sipping premium mezcal, tequila, specialty cocktails, and tasting truffle nachos.

WORLD RESORTS LAS VEGAS


Famous Foods Street Eats:
The new $ 4.3 billion Strip resort features three different hotels that each spill out into a game room and an impressive collection of restaurants and bars. Famous Foods is 16 vendors spread across a winding 25,000 square foot path resembling an Asian street market with hawker stalls. Many are Asian concepts, including Au Chun Shandong Dumpling (seared pork bao, dumplings, and Shanghai pulled noodles); Boon Tong Kee (Singapore’s famous Hainanese chicken rice); Googgle Man’s Char Kuey Teow (Smoked Fried Rice Noodles and Hokkien Egg Noodles); and the own Blood Bros. barbecue. from Houston. There’s even a hidden bar: tap on a wall of Ms. Meow’s Mamak booth (a small Asian snack stand) and enter the Kitty Kitty Vice Den here.


Iconic restaurants / bars: Upscale dining options at the resort include Viva! (modern regional Mexican cuisine); Brezza (modern coastal Italian fare); Wally’s Wine & Spirits (an LA import food market); and Genting Palace (luxury Cantonese). Drinking entertainment includes Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge with an enviable cache of expensive champagne) and Starlight on 66, a clubby hangout on the resort’s 66th floor.


Coming soon: Resorts World has restaurants and bars arriving in the fall, including the Zouk Nightclub (mega club with spin master Tiesto in the house); Caviar Bar (Chef Shaun Hergatt’s golden haunt); Bar Zazu (European-style cafe for tapas and wine); Eight Lounge cigar bar; and Carversteak (billed as the city’s largest steakhouse specializing in dry-aged American and wagyu beef).

THE VENETIAN RESORT LAS VEGAS


Wakuda:
Michelin-starred chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s new restaurant at Palazzo Tower is a major rendezvous for Venetians. The resort’s first purely Japanese upscale restaurant is slated to open in early 2022.


Estiatorio Milos:
Known for its whole fish imported daily from the Mediterranean, the Greek restaurant moved this year from Cosmopolitan and offers exquisite seafood, raw sea bass and Greek wines by the glass in a space inspired by Greek landscapes.


Brera Osteria:
Inside the resort’s St. Mark’s Square, this new Milanese-inspired restaurant offers Italian dishes such as homemade pasta, risotto, seafood dishes, cold cuts, and fresh, warm bread. . Aperitif time, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, is a great time to visit for cocktails and pre-dinner snacks.

VIRGIN HOTELS LAS VEGAS


Todd English olives:
Former Bellagio staple, Mediterranean-inspired restaurant English’s returns to Vegas in a sexy incarnation with flatbread; beef carpaccio; honey cake garnished with crème fraîche and sevruga caviar; wood-fired chicken with olives; classic veal with parmesan; and handmade pasta dishes.


A steakhouse: Restaurateur Wiz’s chic new steakhouse bothers Michael and David Morton occupies the space that was their old MB Steak. The menu packs a punch: Maine lobster bisque; platters of raw oysters and shellfish; filet mignon tartare; Rhode Island fried calamari; charred Spanish octopus; Alaskan king crab pasta with white miso butter; and steaks for two, including a chili rub tomahawk and a double porterhouse.


Casa Calavera:
The trendy Mexican restaurant is the perfect spot for the Baja shrimp cocktail; Oaxacan Caesar salad; carne asada tacos and pork carnitas; and a variety of perfect margaritas.

WYNN LAS VEGAS


Delilah:
In an age where every move is captured for publication on social media, this decadent new place boldly enforces a ‘no photo’ policy. Why? It could be Justin Bieber, Drake, 50 Cent, Tiffany Haddish, Kendall Jenner or Jared Leto sitting next to you eating chicken fingers and caviar with their champagne. Richly designed and equipped with a variety of intimate spaces, Delilah features live music, DJs and Sunday jazz.


Casa Playa: Adjacent to the Encore Beach Club, this Mexican coastal restaurant, which will open this fall, will offer platters of seafood, ceviche and crudos, duck confit tamale, red mole octopus, family-served carnitas, adobo fish, chicken pibil, fish tacos and a large selection of mezcal and tequila.


Lake of Dreams:
Fifteen years after its opening, the resort’s outdoor performance room has been reimagined by its original creators. Wynn spent $ 14 million to improve the production, located on a 3-acre lake, which combines music, puppetry, film, lights and a lot of Vegas magic. There are 12 new high-tech acts in the free show which takes place every night every half hour starting at dusk.

ON THE TAPE


Fly over: This new high-tech flight is an immersive, multisensory experience that sends guests flying over a variety of landscapes. Runners sit on movable platforms with their legs dangling in a 52-foot spherical screen. Next to the Hard Rock Cafe across from the T-Mobile Arena, FlyOver offers a full bar, pre-show entertainment, and a 25-minute ride. Tickets start at $ 34 for adults and $ 24 for children; flyoverlasvegas.com.

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