Fuel for the after-party
Beyond the food and drinks, Best Friend also serves as a prime jumping off point to all that Vegas’ nightlife has to offer -- no leaving the Park MGM required. For starters, it’s no accident that Best Friend's grand opening is within days of Lady Gaga’s first show of her Vegas residency, conveniently playing across from Best Friend at the intimate, 5,200-seat Park Theater.
Don’t overlook the record shop, also within steps of the restaurant, either (even if you don’t need vinyl). Just like Best Friend, there’s more than meets the eye to On The Record. Behind the fully-functioning record store entrance, there’s a nightclub full of karaoke rooms with different themes, opening on New Year’s Eve.
And even if Gaga tickets are sold out or you’re too stuffed from your Roy Choi feast to go anywhere (including just across the hall), you still won’t be hurting for entertainment. Just like hip-hop is engrained in the culture of Los Angeles, Best Friend has a DJ booth and subwoofers in the dining room, which will showcase local and LA-based DJs on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. It’s a music-and-food pairing the chef calls a no-brainer.
“I don't know any other way to eat,” Choi says. He isn’t wrong.