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Where to Dine Before a Night on the Town in Vegas

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Nights out on the Strip are bar-hopping, beat-dropping marathon affairs that can continue till dawn if you've got the endurance (or enough Red Bull). But you won't make it past 10 p.m. without the right pre-party regimen to set the tone for a night on the town. You need good food, quality drinks, and an energy-stoking atmosphere to put you in the mood to hit the dance floor, throw down in the casino, or just chat up that intriguing stranger at the bar. Lucky for you, we know just the place (or five).

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Libertine Social

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Mandalay Bay
As its name suggests, socializing is built into the DNA of this fresh, fun Mandalay Bay gastropub. Come for the food — chef Shawn McClain nails upscale bar snacks and heartier plates like Dungeness crab dip and mesquite-grilled skirt steak — stay for Tony Abou-Ganim’s extensive bar program, which features bottled, draught, and barrel-aged cocktails, along with pitchers of creative swizzles that turn any meal into a party. With the lively atmosphere and flowing libations, you may never want to leave.

Herringbone Las Vegas

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ARIA
Former Top Chef contestant Brian Malarkey sticks to his winning formula at this ARIA eatery dedicated to California-inspired seafood. Think a dining room designed with lounge-style seating and an expansive garden-party patio, a wide-ranging menu of bright, uncomplicated cooking, and a robust bar list to make sure everyone has something tasty to toast with. Order a bunch of dishes for the table, then sample, sip, and repeat.
Bellagio
Nearly two decades after its waters started dancing, the Bellagio’s iconic fountains are just as magical as ever and one of the Strip’s enduring must-sees. With Lago’s lake-front seating and outdoor patio, it boasts some of the best real estate in the city that’s complemented by Chef Julian Serrano’s modern Italian menu of small plates like zucchini and smoked provolone pizza or potato gnocchi with lobster knuckles. Book a table by the window, order a bottle of something red, and tick dinner and a show off your Vegas to-do list.

Yellowtail

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Bellagio
A longtime favorite of the local nightlife set, chef Akira Back’s contemporary Japanese eatery fills up on weekends with the young and beautiful in their bottle-popping best. Join them to graze on salads, fresh sushi, and hot and cold appetizers like tempura king crab or yellowtail sashimi with a sweet and spicy kick. Order some bubbles from the bar, make eye contact with the next table over, and embrace the adventure of a night out in Vegas. Dinner, after all, is only the beginning.

FIX Restaurant & Bar

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Bellagio
You'll need a hearty meal before hitting the town, and no one does that better than Fix. Get your meat "fix" and choose from a wide selection of cuts of steaks (which can also be served with a side of "surf," choose from King Crab, Maine lobster, or jumbo shrimp scampi) and other meats, like a bacon-wrapped tenderloin or wood-grilled chicken. Oh, and don't forget an order of truffle mac n' cheese — indulgence is the name of the game.
This advertising content was produced in collaboration between Vox Creative and our sponsor, without involvement from Vox Media editorial staff.

Libertine Social

Mandalay Bay
As its name suggests, socializing is built into the DNA of this fresh, fun Mandalay Bay gastropub. Come for the food — chef Shawn McClain nails upscale bar snacks and heartier plates like Dungeness crab dip and mesquite-grilled skirt steak — stay for Tony Abou-Ganim’s extensive bar program, which features bottled, draught, and barrel-aged cocktails, along with pitchers of creative swizzles that turn any meal into a party. With the lively atmosphere and flowing libations, you may never want to leave.

Herringbone Las Vegas

ARIA
Former Top Chef contestant Brian Malarkey sticks to his winning formula at this ARIA eatery dedicated to California-inspired seafood. Think a dining room designed with lounge-style seating and an expansive garden-party patio, a wide-ranging menu of bright, uncomplicated cooking, and a robust bar list to make sure everyone has something tasty to toast with. Order a bunch of dishes for the table, then sample, sip, and repeat.

Lago

Bellagio
Nearly two decades after its waters started dancing, the Bellagio’s iconic fountains are just as magical as ever and one of the Strip’s enduring must-sees. With Lago’s lake-front seating and outdoor patio, it boasts some of the best real estate in the city that’s complemented by Chef Julian Serrano’s modern Italian menu of small plates like zucchini and smoked provolone pizza or potato gnocchi with lobster knuckles. Book a table by the window, order a bottle of something red, and tick dinner and a show off your Vegas to-do list.

Yellowtail

Bellagio
A longtime favorite of the local nightlife set, chef Akira Back’s contemporary Japanese eatery fills up on weekends with the young and beautiful in their bottle-popping best. Join them to graze on salads, fresh sushi, and hot and cold appetizers like tempura king crab or yellowtail sashimi with a sweet and spicy kick. Order some bubbles from the bar, make eye contact with the next table over, and embrace the adventure of a night out in Vegas. Dinner, after all, is only the beginning.

FIX Restaurant & Bar

Bellagio
You'll need a hearty meal before hitting the town, and no one does that better than Fix. Get your meat "fix" and choose from a wide selection of cuts of steaks (which can also be served with a side of "surf," choose from King Crab, Maine lobster, or jumbo shrimp scampi) and other meats, like a bacon-wrapped tenderloin or wood-grilled chicken. Oh, and don't forget an order of truffle mac n' cheese — indulgence is the name of the game.

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