The Guys' Guide to Vegas: 10 Places to Kick Back in Style

By Tess Eyrich | October 16, 2015 | Lifestyle

Need some inspiration for your guys’ weekend in Vegas? Consult our handy itinerary of 10 must-visit places to kick back in style.

For the Sports Fan: Lagasse’s Stadium

Lagasse's Stadium

You might as well clear your schedule for the entire day, because once you settle in at the Palazzo’s colossal sports bar Lagasse’s Stadium—which comes equipped with more than 100 TVs, stadium-style seating, outdoor pool tables, and a sports book—we’re pretty sure you won’t be leaving anytime soon. 3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-607-2665

For the One Who’s Got a Need for Speed: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is home to a variety of high-octane racing events, but, if you’re more of a do-it-yourself type, consider getting behind the wheel with Dream Racing, the only driving experience that lets you drive a Ferrari racecar, or Exotics Racing, which offers its own fleet of Lamborghinis, Porsches, Corvettes, and more. 7000 N. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-644-4444

For the Sharp-Dressed Man: Fino for Men

Before you head out for the night, take an afternoon detour to Fino for Men, a full-service guys’ salon offering hair cuts, straight-razor shaves, facials, waxing, and nail services, all in a comfortable, wood-paneled lounge complete with flat-screen TVs and a bar. 7207 W. Sahara Ave., 702-566-3466

For the Retro Revivalist: Frankie’s Tiki Room

Vegas’ longest-running tiki bar is a vintage-lover’s dream; carved tiki statues, kitschy posters, and a jukebox certainly ramp up the appeal, but the real stars of the show are the tropical rum drinks like the Fink Bomb (coconut and 160-proof rums, melon liqueur, pineapple juice) and the Surfadelic Smash Up (rum, allspice dram, strawberry nectar). 1712 W. Charleston Blvd., 702-385-3110

For the Carnivore: Bazaar Meat

Bazaar Meat

Forget the stuffy steakhouses of yore; with over-the-top dishes like sea urchin and wild-boar sausage on the menu—not to mention an entire 10-pound suckling pig—José Andrés’ Bazaar Meat at SLS Las Vegas is without a doubt the place to take a hungry pack of meat-eaters. 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-761-7610

For the Guy Who’s Easy to Please: Rhumbar

If a good time is all you're looking for, your best bet just might be The Mirage’s laid-back outdoor lounge, Rhumbar. Cigars and hookah, shareable cocktails, and a DJ playing everything from ’90s hip-hop to top 20 hits complete the experience at this breezy hangout overlooking the Strip. 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-792-7615

For the Golf Pro: Shadow Creek

A legendary course designed by Tom Fazio and built by Steve Wynn in 1989, Shadow Creek, with its rolling greens, lakes, and waterfalls, remains something of a mystery even to seasoned golfers. Although considered by many pros to be the most scenic course in all of Vegas, it’s open only to guests of MGM Resorts International properties, so if you’re a local, you might want to start badgering your friends to make their reservations now. 3 Shadow Creek Dr., 702-399-7111

For the Film Buff: Piero’s

What better way to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Martin Scorsese’s iconic mob film Casino than by polishing off a meal at one of its most memorable Vegas filming locations, Piero’s? Still family-owned after more than 30 years in business, the old-school Italian restaurant never skimps on its portions of calamari fritti and osso buco. 355 Convention Center Dr., 702-369-2305

For the Cigar Connoisseur: La Casa Cigars & Lounge

La Casa Cigars

Inside this swanky Tivoli Village lounge, you’ll find a cigar bar with an impressively dense selection of specialty stogies, cocktails, and nightly live entertainment. Confined to the Strip? Tucked inside The Forum Shops at Caesars, the newly renovated Casa Fuente offers an equally luxe setup. 430 S. Rampart Blvd., 702-407-1171

For the Thrill-Seeker: Strip Gun Club

If all else fails, you can always head to the Strip Gun Club, the first and only shooting range on Las Vegas Boulevard. The 4,500-square-foot facility offers access to firearms ranging from pistols and other handguns to sniper rifles and machine guns, plus professionally led classes and customizable shooting experiences for groups. 2235 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-777-4867



Photography by: PHOTOGRAPHY VIA VENETIAN AND PALAZZO (LAGASSE’S STADIUM); SLS LAS VEGAS (BAZAAR MEAT); FACEBOOK.COM/LACASALASVEGAS (LA CASA CIGARS & LOUNGE)