If partying front and center right on the Las Vegas Strip is on your bucket list, you can cross it off here. This open-air party blares music day and night, luring in passers-by, and the party just gets bigger and bigger as the night goes on. Lounge bands channeling the ’70s and ’80s get a ton of play here, so you’re guaranteed to know just about every song . . . if you’re of a certain age. If the faux “hair bands” aren’t entertaining enough, the bartenders’ flair will get your attention, flipping bottles and shakers around before mixing a cocktail. All in all, when all you want to do is dance like no one’s watching, to music that you actually recognize, it’s a nice alternative to the casino nightclubs. Carnaval Court is open daily from noon until 3am.
- Grace Bascos