When you’re looking for a show in a smaller venue that won’t include performers emerging from smoke and nine outfit changes, head to the Majestic Repertory Theater downtown in the Arts District. And while you’re in the area, grab dinner first at Hatsumi, a five-minute drive away. It’s a small place with a few booths and mostly bar seating - which is where you want to sit for a peek into the kitchen. Share a few plates like the lomi lomi (fish of the day, onion, tomato, chili ponzu) and pork kakuni (pork belly with a marinated egg) along with a bunch of skewers and get something from their long cocktail list. Though if you have some extra time to kill after, Velveteen Rabbit and ReBar are right next to the theater and are two of our favorite bars in Vegas.
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This creative cocktail bar in the Arts District has drinks with sundried tomatoes and olive oil, and a focus on local music and art.
Spend a good deal of time staring at the crazy amount of kitsch on the walls of this Arts District bar while drinking wine, beer, or a cocktail.
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Osaka Japanese Bistro
An old-school spot right off the Strip, Osaka Bistro serves Japanese small plates and sushi, and has a great late-night menu.
The reverse Happy Hour at Izakaya Go in Chinatown is an amazing deal, but their menu of Japanese small plates is already super reasonably priced.
Other Mama in Spring Valley might be small - under 50 seats - but it’s still one of our favorite places for high-quality and creative seafood.
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The menu at Catch in the ARIA is almost all seafood, and the entryway is one of the most beautiful you’ll ever see.
Sit on Lakeside’s patio to see the Wynn’s nightly light and water show while eating from a seafood-heavy menu.
When you want a reliably fantastic place to have a really big night with a group of friends, head to Momofuku in the Cosmopolitan.
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