House of Blues
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S (Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino)
Las Vegas, NV 89119
The Las Vegas outpost of this national chain of live music venues manages to hold its own on the flashy Strip, offering a stacked lineup of sought-after musicians, plus a restaurant and bar with mostly Southern eats, such as St. Louis-style ribs, po-boys, and shrimp & grits. Like its sister venues across the country, it doesn't have a bad spot in the house to watch everyone from Billy Idol to Slash perform, and sports an eclectic, Asian-inspired decor. Not to mention, this location offers the chain's famous Gospel Brunch, too, when you can indulge in an all-you-can-eat buffet (chicken & waffles, anyone?) while local acts perform traditional and contemporary Gospel music.