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where to eat and drink

Chicken & Waffles at Yardbird | Yardbird
By Rob Kachelriess

Much like strip clubs, dining options in Vegas are seemingly infinite. But you’d be remiss to wander into the first random steakhouse you see. Whether you crave something quiet away from the madness of the Strip or the crown jewel of celebrity-chef joints, here are your best bets. Click here for full article...

Ping Pang Pong at Gold Coast Casino | Mona Shield Payne / Thrillist

Despite what Vegas wants you to think, you don't have to rack up a quadruple-digit tab to have a good time here. Save your funds for the strip clubs -- reasonably priced buffets, late-night eats, and bottomless brunches are this way. Click here for full article...

Atomic Liquors | Mona Shield Payne/Thrillist
By Rob Kachelriess

Welcome to Vegas. Have a drink in your hand yet? Down longnecks at a quirky dive with Elvis on the juke, fall into a punch bowl, or sip something masterful you can't find back home. Pick your poison and drink up, the night is calling. Click here for full article...

The Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan | Denise Truscello
By Nicole Rupersburg

Vegas is where good decisions go to die. And they die inside 24-hour bars famous for their "Ass Juice." Bars with 117,000-gallon saltwater aquariums with live mermaids. Absurdly glitzed-out bars that boast a 360-degree something or other. Behold, the most Vegas-AF bars of all the Vegas bars. Click here for full article...

vegas 101

The City is the anthropomorphic embodiment of ADHD.

One giant mistake | Tao
By Nicole Rupersburg

Donny, you're out of your element. You will inevitably eff up here -- just don't get dismembered. Don't get heat stroke. Don't wind up with a felony. Keeping these few crucial things in mind will help minimize the damage. Click here for full article...

Jason Hoffman/Thrillist
By Sean Chaffin

You will not beat the house. But you can sidestep those devious, glittering mousetraps set out for you that generations of sucker bets have financed. Click here for full article...

Penn & Teller | Courtesy of Penn Jillette (Edited)
By Rob Kachelriess

The taller, much louder half of Vegas' longest-running magic show tells us where he sends his out-of-town friends for magic, comedy and "the best Thai restaurant in America." Click here for full article...

what to do

Be as over-the-top meteorically batshit or as gonzo-worshipping gutter punk as you want.

Fremont Street Experience | kan_khampanya/shutterstock
By Rob Kachelriess

Despite the fact that everyone in this town is doing their outright damnedest to squeeze every last cent (and shred of dignity) out of you, there's still plenty of free fun to be had. Click here for full article...

By Dave Tzorfas

Looking to escape normal life? You've come to the right city. Las Vegas straight-up DGAF, and there's always something outrageously weird, bizarrely themed, and 100% unique to do. Click here for full article...

Red Rock Canyon | InnaVar/Shutterstock
By Nicole Rupersburg

Las Vegas is one of the best places for outdoors enthusiasts in the country. So put down the poker chips and get outside. Here's how to to experience all its natural splendor. Click here for full article...

sin city

Jason Hoffman/Thrillist

Whatever you're into -- whatever you do or do not tell your neighbors back home when they ask about your trip -- you'll find it here. Click here for full article...

Crazy Horse III | Crazy Horse III

Do you know the ONE strip club in Vegas that has both full nudity and a full bar? Well, we do. Click here for full article...

Jason Hoffman/Thrillist

"I get paid like a surgeon. You might not know this, but money is really slippery." Click here for full article...

where to stay

Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa | Station Casinos
By Nicole Rupersburg

Resorts here are mammoth, the size of whole city blocks. Minimize your time-on-foot and select one that caters to what you're really here for. Click here for full article...