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Your Go-To Guide For After-Hours In Vegas

Last updated: July 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 1 Comment on Your Go-To Guide For After-Hours In Vegas.

We all know Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World. Visitors and locals alike are notorious for partying until it’s already light outside. That’s just how we roll.

But Vegas is more than just clubbing ’til the break of dawn. Sure, you’ll find round-the-clock bars just about anywhere. And you can bet most headliners show up at the club well after 1 a.m. (Which is “last call” in most towns!)

But what if that’s not particularly your style? What else is there to do in Vegas because dancing or drinking the night away?

We have your guide to after-hours in Vegas. Because night owls come in all shapes and forms.

Play Late 

It’s past midnight and you can’t contain your excitement in Vegas. You have all this energy (as you should) and want to explore the town. We’re sure you’ll be in good company walking along the Strip, but you can do more than that.

Welcome to Las Vegas Sign 

Open: 24 hours, daily

No Sin City trip is complete without a visit to the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign. There’s even ample parking if you’re coming here by car. It’s just a simple sign but we love it. It’s a formal stamp that you’ve been here. And if you’re visiting here at say, 2 or 3 a.m. chances are you won’t have to wait around to take a picture in front of it.

High Roller 

Open until: 2 a.m.

Go up, up and away on the tallest observation wheel in the world. The 550-foot-tall High Roller at The LINQ Promenade is open late and a fun way to sight-see the glittering town from above. You can either go with your sweetie, BFF or entire crew — each cabin can fit up to 40 people. As Fat Joe says, you’ll all be singing, “Nothing can stop me, I’m all the way UP!”

Stroll Through Paris 

Chill out indoors with a refreshing cocktail and a spectacular view at Le Central Lounge. #vegas

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Open: 24 hours, daily

You may be miles and miles away from France, but you can still experience the romance and feel of it at Paris Las Vegas. In addition to its half-scale Eiffel Tower replica (open daily 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.), you’ll come across many Parisian landmarks while strolling through the hotel. The lamp posts and cobblestone walkways add a nice touch. Plus, when it’s super late at night, it won’t be as crowded. Stop by the hotel lobby too: The rows of chandeliers are simply marvelous.

Eat Late 

Whether you’re waking up from a nap that went longer than expected (or looking for a second dinner after your post-dinner nap) or you’re ready to grub after dancing the night away, it’s cool to know in Vegas you have options. And how about options that go beyond your typical steak ‘n’ eggs diner or late-night drive-thru joint?

If you got serious munchies, we got you covered. Here are a few of our favorites:

Sprinkles 

Open: 24 hours, daily (Cupcake ATM)

Dessert first, anyone? Yes, please! The standalone shop at The LINQ Promenade may close before midnight, but this Sprinkles cupcake ATM stays open all day, every day. The fact that a cupcake comes down a chute and into your hands is possibly the cutest — and most delectable — thing ever invented. There are tables right next to the cupcake ATM, and you can admire the High Roller lights as you indulge in your sweet treat. (Sorry, My Little Pony figure not included.)

Beijing Noodle 9

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Open: 24 hours, daily

Everyone knows that noodles are the No. 1 hangover cure. And if you don’t know, now you know….

Noodles are simply magic, and we’re not going to question it. We’re just thankful for carbs sobering us up. Stop by Beijing Noodle No. 9 at Caesars Palace and you’ll get spoiled with a 14-page menu. You have more than enough options. Plus, you get to watch the chefs hand-stretch the noodles daily. Dinner and a show at the wee hours of the morning? Sure. It’s Vegas, after all.

This restaurant even has a special overnight prix fixe menu from 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. For $27.99 a person, you’ll get your choice of drink, an appetizer and an entree. Take a look at Beijing Noodle No. 9’s overnight menu here.

Café Americano

Cafe Americano at Caesars Palace is open late - Guide to Las Vegas late night activities

Cuban sandwiches are always better at 3 a.m.

We covered desserts and noodles (what a glorious combo, right), but if you can’t decide what you want to eat go somewhere that offers food from all over the place. At Café Amerciano at Caesars Palace, you can try everything from the Cuban sandwich and pizza to breakfast favorites, tacos and even vegetarian items. (Did we mention Cuban sandwich?)

Take a look at more Vegas late-night eats and get your grub on.

Drink Late

We know we said there are 24-hour bars everywhere in Vegas, but you can jazz up your experience if you’re looking for a party vibe after the clubs close. Here are the favorites:

Drai’s After Hours 

Drai's After Hours Las Vegas nightclub - Las Vegas late night activities guide

And after the show, it’s the after party and after the party it’s… Drai’s After Hours. We’re sure you’ll meet some, uh, interesting friends to say the least. We’re sure they’re intriguing. After all, they’re partying at 5 in the morning just like you.

Drai’s After Hours just celebrated its 20th anniversary in Vegas, so it must be doing something right. And get this — Drai’s After Hours inside The Cromwell is open so late, it’s early — 10 a.m. early. Screw dancing ’til the break of dawn. It’ll be past breakfast by the time this joint closes. The 13,000-square-foot underground lounge is located in The Cromwell’s basement and has four rooms, two different music formats and several bottle service tables.

We’re sure you’re going to get hungry after all that schmoozing. Located only steps away from Drai’s After Hours, Eatwell offers food 24 hours daily. The casual walk-up counter offers light meals, snacks and Starbucks coffee. But since you’re already here so late, what’s another hour? Eatwell seats 28 and food like pizza and sandwiches — two staples you’ll need to soak up all the booze.

Before you go, head to Bound, The Cromwell’s hotel lobby bar. In the wee hours, you’ll need the espresso-spiked Keep Me Awake Bro cocktail to put a little pep in your step.

3535 Cocktail Bar 

Drink until 4am at Bar 3535 at the LINQ - Las Vegas late night activities guide

Located not too far from Drai’s After Hours, 3535 is this hip casino bar at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. If you’re looking to drink somewhere until 4 a.m., you’ll be surprised that 3535 has some of the most unique cocktails on the Strip — 35 of them (surprise, surprise). A wildly popular favorite is the Thin Mint, mint Oreo-infused Skyy vodka with a splash of cream, crème de menthe, crème de cocoa and an Oreo cookie. Talk about taking your Girl Scout cookie days up a notch!

For something refreshing, go with Wat-A-Pear — a watermelon and rosemary-infused Tito’s handmade vodka, St. Germain liqueur and fresh watermelon juice. All you need is a tiny umbrella and you’re good to go.

Party In Your Room Late

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Ultra Apex Suite at Planet Hollywood will have all your friends ooh-ing and ahh-ing.

Ain’t no party like a hotel party ‘cuz a hotel party don’t stop. You can throw the party of the century, all without stepping out of room.

The party can be in your room. Planet Hollywood’s suites have plenty of seating, bar areas and some of the best views. We’re partial to the stunning and upscale Ultra Apex Suite. Plus, there’s always round-the-clock room service to take advantage of when you got those midnight munchies.

We also like the feel of The Cromwell’s rooms. There’s a welcome to Paris vibe complete with weird-but-cool wall art and game tables. And if you just came from Drai’s After Hours, perhaps this can be your after-after hours spot.

Win some money late

Gamblit Interactive Gaming Las Vegas

Grab cards to build the best poker hand.

Last, and most certainly not least, you can test your luck at the slot machines or tables. Who knows? You might hit the jackpot at 4 a.m. For some interactive fun, hit up the Gamblit table, located at both Planet Hollywood and Paris Las Vegas. Gamblit is a social, skill-based gaming experience. If you’re a shy one, you’ll definitely step out of your comfort zone. Besides, what’s better than making new friends late at night and winning some dough? Read more about Gamblit in our blog.

We’re sure you’ll have a blast just by people-watching. We’ve heard — and seen — the strangest things during odd hours of the night. Make sure to have your Snapchat ready to go. Have your own insomnia Vegas tales — or tips —  to share with us? Leave it in the comments. Cheers to all you midnight marauders.

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I live for a crazy Vegas adventure, but not in ways you may think. Sure, our nightlife scene is all fun and dandy, but I love discovering all of the city's vegan options, relaxing in hotel rooms and seeing the best concerts - no matter how big or small the crowd may be. Since I've ditched the rain in Seattle two decades ago, I graduated from UNLV and covered Las Vegas entertainment articles for Vegas.com, the LA Times and our very own Total Vegas Blog. When I'm not writing, you'll find me spending time with my husband, toddler and two pets.

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