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28 Things You Have to Do in Las Vegas This September

Published On 08/31/2015 Published On 08/31/2015
Erik Kabik/Life is Beautiful Festival

There are only 23 days of summer left, so you might as well spend ‘em (and the first few days of fall) having as much fun as possible. To make that as easy as possible we’ve rounded up 28 things you have to do in Vegas this September. You’re welcome!

Encore Beach Club

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Event

Location

Sep 1-30

Order the world’s most elaborate bottle service Need a good excuse to hit a dayclub now that the weather is (sort of) cooling off? The “Star of the Show” bottle service package features bikini-clad servers from Encore Beach Club riding around a 10ft-tall Ferris wheel with music and confetti while spraying you and your buds down with 20 bottles of Champagne. Recover and relax with a six-liter bottle of Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque rosé afterwards, all for the insane price of $25,000. If that’s a little high, just book a cabana off to the side and watch the fun unfold on somebody else’s dime.

Wynn Encore

Order the world’s most elaborate bottle service Wynn Encore Need a good excuse to hit a dayclub now that the weather is (sort of) cooling off? The “Star of the Show” bottle service package features bikini-clad servers from Encore Beach Club riding around a 10ft-tall Ferris wheel with music and confetti while spraying you and your buds down with 20 bottles of Champagne. Recover and relax with a six-liter bottle of Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque rosé afterwards, all for the insane price of $25,000. If that’s a little high, just book a cabana off to the side and watch the fun unfold on somebody else’s dime.

Countdown Live Escape Games

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Event

Location

Sep 1 Tue

Save a few bucks on an escape game All month long, Countdown Live Escape Games is offering 15% off when you book online or by phone using the code “THRILLIST.” Grab a group of friends and use clues/your brains to escape from a mind-bending and challenging themed room. The “Atelophobia” room is like a horror movie come to life, while the “Sherlock” room is a little less hectic but just as fun.

Countdown Live Escape Games

Save a few bucks on an escape game Countdown Live Escape Games All month long, Countdown Live Escape Games is offering 15% off when you book online or by phone using the code “THRILLIST.” Grab a group of friends and use clues/your brains to escape from a mind-bending and challenging themed room. The “Atelophobia” room is like a horror movie come to life, while the “Sherlock” room is a little less hectic but just as fun.

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Location

Sep 4 Fri

Hit a Labor Day weekend pool party There are plenty of holiday pool parties to choose from on the Strip. But for something less crowded, Life Time Athletic Green Valley in the suburbs could offer the most bang for your buck over the long weekend. There will be music, food, and drinks, and it’s FREE to members and just $20 for everyone else.

Life Time Athletic Green Valley

Hit a Labor Day weekend pool party Life Time Athletic Green Valley There are plenty of holiday pool parties to choose from on the Strip. But for something less crowded, Life Time Athletic Green Valley in the suburbs could offer the most bang for your buck over the long weekend. There will be music, food, and drinks, and it’s FREE to members and just $20 for everyone else.

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Sep 5 Sat

Go on a mission from God... to The Bluzmen Head to the Sanders Family Winery for a tribute to The Blues Brothers and a night of wine tastings to go along with the music. Bring your own food. Doors open at 6pm.

Pahrump

Go on a mission from God... to The Bluzmen Pahrump Head to the Sanders Family Winery for a tribute to The Blues Brothers and a night of wine tastings to go along with the music. Bring your own food. Doors open at 6pm.

Trevi

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Location

Sep 6 Sun

Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day Bring your appetite to the Forum Shops at Caesars, where Trevi is offering cheese pizzas all day long from 11am-11pm for just $10.

Trevi

Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day Trevi Bring your appetite to the Forum Shops at Caesars, where Trevi is offering cheese pizzas all day long from 11am-11pm for just $10.

Craftsteak

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Location

Sep 6 Sun

Eat (and drink) with Tenaya Creek The only way to make the cuts from Tom Colicchio’s awesome steakhouse even better is to add in pairings from local Tenaya Creek Brewery. The special dinner gets underway at 6pm.

Craftsteak

Eat (and drink) with Tenaya Creek Craftsteak The only way to make the cuts from Tom Colicchio’s awesome steakhouse even better is to add in pairings from local Tenaya Creek Brewery. The special dinner gets underway at 6pm.

Chris Wessling

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Event

Location

Sep 7 Mon

Recover from Labor Day Downtown’s best new restaurant is helping you wind down from the holiday weekend with some “Recovery Session” deals for one day only from 11am-3pm. $15 combos include Bloody Marys and ceviche, or mimosas with a flatbread... as well as 20% off the entire menu.

Therapy

Recover from Labor Day Therapy Downtown’s best new restaurant is helping you wind down from the holiday weekend with some “Recovery Session” deals for one day only from 11am-3pm. $15 combos include Bloody Marys and ceviche, or mimosas with a flatbread... as well as 20% off the entire menu.

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Location

Sep 9 Wed

Eat dinner HIS way Celebrity chef Kerry Simon will make a rare appearance for a special dinner in his honor. The menu for “Dinner His Way” features Simon’s former chefs serving up signature creations from his restaurants from 6:30-9:30pm.

Made L.V.

Eat dinner HIS way Made L.V. Celebrity chef Kerry Simon will make a rare appearance for a special dinner in his honor. The menu for “Dinner His Way” features Simon’s former chefs serving up signature creations from his restaurants from 6:30-9:30pm.

Tacos & Tequila

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Location

Sep 10 Thu

Kick off game day the right way Head to the Luxor for T&T’s first football party of the NFL season. There will be deals on cold beer and the Gridiron Platter, made with chicken wings, chorizo potato skins, jalapeno poppers, and fiesta nachos. The specials will be featured every time there’s a game on Thursdays, Sundays, and Mondays.

Tacos & Tequila

Kick off game day the right way Tacos & Tequila Head to the Luxor for T&T’s first football party of the NFL season. There will be deals on cold beer and the Gridiron Platter, made with chicken wings, chorizo potato skins, jalapeno poppers, and fiesta nachos. The specials will be featured every time there’s a game on Thursdays, Sundays, and Mondays.

Lavo Casino Club

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Event

Location

Sep 12 Sat

Hit the LAVO Casino Club debut No longer merely a nightclub or lounge, the second floor of LAVO has redesigned itself as a vintage Vegas casino club, complete with games like blackjack to go along with bottle service, dancing, and cocktails. You can also order Italian food from the LAVO restaurant downstairs and even keep track of your sports bets with hi-def TV screens scattered throughout the venue.

Palazzo

Hit the LAVO Casino Club debut Palazzo No longer merely a nightclub or lounge, the second floor of LAVO has redesigned itself as a vintage Vegas casino club, complete with games like blackjack to go along with bottle service, dancing, and cocktails. You can also order Italian food from the LAVO restaurant downstairs and even keep track of your sports bets with hi-def TV screens scattered throughout the venue.

Spago

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Event

Location

Sep 16 Wed

Sip & Savor The culinary teams from all of Wolfgang Puck’s Las Vegas restaurants will gather in one place (that one place being Spago) for a night of food sampling, wine, Champagne, and spirits from 6-9pm.

Spago

Sip & Savor Spago The culinary teams from all of Wolfgang Puck’s Las Vegas restaurants will gather in one place (that one place being Spago) for a night of food sampling, wine, Champagne, and spirits from 6-9pm.

Sammy's

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Event

Location

Sep 17 Thu

Go to a Moet wine dinner Sammy’s location in Henderson celebrates its two-year anniversary with a special edition of “Sammy’s Social Club,” featuring a four-course wine pairing dinner with Moet & Chandon beginning at 7pm.

Sammy's

Go to a Moet wine dinner Sammy's Sammy’s location in Henderson celebrates its two-year anniversary with a special edition of “Sammy’s Social Club,” featuring a four-course wine pairing dinner with Moet & Chandon beginning at 7pm.

Heidi Geldhauser

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Event

Location

Sep 17 Thu

Hit some “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” parties Head to The LINQ for drink deals, leprechauns, beer pong, and the Guinness Blonde dunking booth at O’Sheas. Or you can check out the South end of the Strip where Rí Rá at Mandalay Bay will offer $5 Guinness drafts, and a free engraved pint glass for the first 50 people who order one.

Multiple locations

Hit some “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” parties Multiple locations Head to The LINQ for drink deals, leprechauns, beer pong, and the Guinness Blonde dunking booth at O’Sheas. Or you can check out the South end of the Strip where Rí Rá at Mandalay Bay will offer $5 Guinness drafts, and a free engraved pint glass for the first 50 people who order one.

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Location

Sep 18 Fri

Help get Oktoberfest underway The only authentic German beer hall in Las Vegas kicks off its annual Oktoberfest celebration with a keg tapping at 7pm. If you are strong enough to win the stein-holding contest, you’ll win a six-pack of Oktoberfestbier and a chance for a grand prize dinner for 10.

Hofbrauhaus

Help get Oktoberfest underway Hofbrauhaus The only authentic German beer hall in Las Vegas kicks off its annual Oktoberfest celebration with a keg tapping at 7pm. If you are strong enough to win the stein-holding contest, you’ll win a six-pack of Oktoberfestbier and a chance for a grand prize dinner for 10.

Neon Museum

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Event

Location

Sep 18 Fri

Drink some Cosmic Cocktails The same museum where you can find old neon marquees from the glory years of Vegas is hosting a night of food and cocktails under the stars from 6-9pm. Enjoy drinks and chow down on bites from popular Downtown spots like Itsy Bitsy and PublicUs.

Neon Boneyard

Drink some Cosmic Cocktails Neon Boneyard The same museum where you can find old neon marquees from the glory years of Vegas is hosting a night of food and cocktails under the stars from 6-9pm. Enjoy drinks and chow down on bites from popular Downtown spots like Itsy Bitsy and PublicUs.

Amerlinda Lee

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Event

Location

Sep 18 Fri

Celebrate Oyster Fest The MGM Grand’s serious seafood restaurant is offering creative dishes featuring a selection of oysters from around the country. There’s something for everyone, including the Louisiana grilled oysters with Asiago cheese potato, and crusted Pompano served with oyster bread pudding and tomato okra stew.

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House

Celebrate Oyster Fest Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House The MGM Grand’s serious seafood restaurant is offering creative dishes featuring a selection of oysters from around the country. There’s something for everyone, including the Louisiana grilled oysters with Asiago cheese potato, and crusted Pompano served with oyster bread pudding and tomato okra stew.

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Location

Sep 19 Sat

Experience the Joy of Sake For the first time ever, the world's largest sake-sampling festival outside of Japan is in Las Vegas -- to celebrate its 15th year. Sake aficionados will taste a record 391 premium sakes from 167 international breweries at Caesars Palace from 7-10pm.

Caesars Palace

Experience the Joy of Sake Caesars Palace For the first time ever, the world's largest sake-sampling festival outside of Japan is in Las Vegas -- to celebrate its 15th year. Sake aficionados will taste a record 391 premium sakes from 167 international breweries at Caesars Palace from 7-10pm.

Via Brasil

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Event

Location

Sep 20 Sun

Samba over to the Brazilian Outdoor Festival An outdoor celebration of all things Brazil at the Fort Apache Commons Shopping Center from 4-10pm, with live music, samba dancers, street performers, and traditional food and drink from South America.

Via Brasil Steakhouse

Samba over to the Brazilian Outdoor Festival Via Brasil Steakhouse An outdoor celebration of all things Brazil at the Fort Apache Commons Shopping Center from 4-10pm, with live music, samba dancers, street performers, and traditional food and drink from South America.

Delmonico Steakhouse

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Event

Location

Sep 21 Mon

Don’t miss a bourbon celebration To celebrate National Bourbon Month, Delmonico Steakhouse will hold a bourbon tasting -- highlighting the restaurant’s massive whiskey selection, with more than 700 varieties from eight different countries -- from 6-8pm with specials, passed appetizers, and live blues music.

Delmonico Steakhouse

Don’t miss a bourbon celebration Delmonico Steakhouse To celebrate National Bourbon Month, Delmonico Steakhouse will hold a bourbon tasting -- highlighting the restaurant’s massive whiskey selection, with more than 700 varieties from eight different countries -- from 6-8pm with specials, passed appetizers, and live blues music.

The Lemonheads

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Event

Location

Sep 23 Wed

Say goodbye to Bunkhouse at Sayers Club After the Bunkhouse Saloon closed down, there was a bunch of music acts booked that still needed a place to play. The Sayers Club is snatching up those artists for its Bunkhouse Series, and among them are The Lemonheads who’ll give you a taste of alt-rock moodiness and college radio hits from the '90s.

SLS Las Vegas

Say goodbye to Bunkhouse at Sayers Club SLS Las Vegas After the Bunkhouse Saloon closed down, there was a bunch of music acts booked that still needed a place to play. The Sayers Club is snatching up those artists for its Bunkhouse Series, and among them are The Lemonheads who’ll give you a taste of alt-rock moodiness and college radio hits from the '90s.

Strip House

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Event

Location

Sep 23 Wed

Drink like Pitbull Pitbull kicks off his Las Vegas mini-residency with the first of seven shows at The AXIS theater. Need a place to pre-game? On the night of each show, the Strip House will serve a special cocktail called the Miami Meltdown, made with Serrano-infused tequila, agave, and grapefruit juice.

Planet Hollywood

Drink like Pitbull Planet Hollywood Pitbull kicks off his Las Vegas mini-residency with the first of seven shows at The AXIS theater. Need a place to pre-game? On the night of each show, the Strip House will serve a special cocktail called the Miami Meltdown, made with Serrano-infused tequila, agave, and grapefruit juice.

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Event

Location

Sep 23 Wed

Have Azzurre vodka for... dinner? Locally owned Azzurre spirits hosts a pairing dinner at Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood at 7pm, with cocktails made from gin and vodka, the latter of which Azzurre makes with grapes, apples, and sugar cane instead of grains, wheat, or potatoes.

RM Seafood

Have Azzurre vodka for... dinner? RM Seafood Locally owned Azzurre spirits hosts a pairing dinner at Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood at 7pm, with cocktails made from gin and vodka, the latter of which Azzurre makes with grapes, apples, and sugar cane instead of grains, wheat, or potatoes.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 24 Thu

Take a Sinatra cooking class Learn to cook some of Frank Sinatra’s favorite dishes, like clams Posillipo, with the culinary team from Sinatra -- one of the best Italian restaurants in Vegas. The event will include stories about Frank from family members, and wraps up with a three-course lunch.

Wynn Encore

Take a Sinatra cooking class Wynn Encore Learn to cook some of Frank Sinatra’s favorite dishes, like clams Posillipo, with the culinary team from Sinatra -- one of the best Italian restaurants in Vegas. The event will include stories about Frank from family members, and wraps up with a three-course lunch.

Bardot

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Event

Location

Sep 24 Thu

Don’t miss: Hardy Cognac tasting dinner Five courses of French cuisine will be served at 7pm with limited-edition Cognacs that include a custom blend exclusive to the Aria, hosted by members of the Hardy family.

Bardot Brasserie

Don’t miss: Hardy Cognac tasting dinner Bardot Brasserie Five courses of French cuisine will be served at 7pm with limited-edition Cognacs that include a custom blend exclusive to the Aria, hosted by members of the Hardy family.

Carmine's

Date

Event

Location

Sep 25 Fri

Eat (almost) free meatballs To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Carmine’s in New York City, the Las Vegas location at the Forum Shops will be serving meatballs for just $.25 in front of the restaurant from 11am-2pm.

Carmine's

Eat (almost) free meatballs Carmine's To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Carmine’s in New York City, the Las Vegas location at the Forum Shops will be serving meatballs for just $.25 in front of the restaurant from 11am-2pm.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 25 Fri

Celebrate Italy A wine-pairing dinner that will feature a specially prepared menu from FiAMMA along with wines from a number of Italian regions. The evening begins at 7pm.

FiAMMA Trattoria

Celebrate Italy FiAMMA Trattoria A wine-pairing dinner that will feature a specially prepared menu from FiAMMA along with wines from a number of Italian regions. The evening begins at 7pm.

Cameron Grant

Date

Event

Location

Sep 25 Fri

Make your life beautiful at the best event of the year The three-day Life is Beautiful festival returns for its third year with Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, and Stevie Wonder as headliners. There will also be specials guests and art/learning exhibits, as well as massive culinary villages featuring food trucks and bites from some of the best restaurants in Vegas. Spread out over 14 blocks with four stages, and more than 70 musical acts, it’s one of the biggest events of the year.

Downtown

Make your life beautiful at the best event of the year Downtown The three-day Life is Beautiful festival returns for its third year with Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, and Stevie Wonder as headliners. There will also be specials guests and art/learning exhibits, as well as massive culinary villages featuring food trucks and bites from some of the best restaurants in Vegas. Spread out over 14 blocks with four stages, and more than 70 musical acts, it’s one of the biggest events of the year.

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Event

Location

Sep 29 Tue

Hit a GIADA wine series dinner The president of Joseph Phelps Vineyard will guide diners through a special menu featuring GIADA’s best dishes with pairings from the Napa Valley winery. You’ll also take home the secret recipe for GIADA’s infamous lemon ricotta cookies.

The Cromwell

Hit a GIADA wine series dinner The Cromwell The president of Joseph Phelps Vineyard will guide diners through a special menu featuring GIADA’s best dishes with pairings from the Napa Valley winery. You’ll also take home the secret recipe for GIADA’s infamous lemon ricotta cookies.

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