Dining, Nightlife and Leisure
Updated: Moon Nightclub, Palms Pool & Bungalows
N9NE Steakhouse represents a bold new era for the great American steakhouse and generates a scene that redefines the beloved American dining institution. Created by Executive Chef Barry S. Dakake, signature dishes include rock shrimp, sashimi N9NE, garbage salad, organic fire chicken, Kobe burger, lobster mashed potatoes and a variety of prime aged steaks such as filet mignon and natural bone-in rib eye. Guests can enjoy new menu items this spring such as mahi mahi, English pea soup and Mediterranean salad. N9NE Steakhouse offers the Luxury Margarita, the restaurant’s signature cocktail which features Don Julio Real, Blue Agave Nectar, a fresh lime snowball and a drizzle of Grand Marnier. A circular bar lies in the center of the room, beneath a domed silver-leaf ceiling with a 300-color computerized lighting system. Attesting to the restaurant’s timeless design, N9NE Steakhouse features luxury components such as limestone walls, mirrored mosaics, ultra-chic booths, glass-ensconced wine room, sleek lounge and a private dining room. N9NE Steakhouse is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 – 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 – 11 p.m. For additional information, please visit www.n9nesteakhouse.com or call 702.933.9900.
Nove Italiano sits atop the Palms Casino Resort’s Fantasy Tower and combines inspired design, superb Italian cuisine and unsurpassed energy—not to mention some of the city’s most spectacular views. Named #1 Italian Restaurant in Las Vegas by Orbitz in 2009, Nove Italiano transforms perceptions of Italian dining just as N9NE Steakhouse, situated in the original Palms tower, revolutionized the American steakhouse. Created by Executive Chef Geno Bernardo, the menu offers a wide range of crudo (which means “raw” in Italian, often ceviche or sashimi), thin-crust pizzas, variety of steaks and a large selection of wine and premium cocktails. Seasonal dishes added to the menu this spring include “farm to fork” Nove mixed green salad, spring brodo (which means “broth” in Italian) and osso bucco. Nove Italiano offers the Pomegranita, a cool and sweet libation that combines Ketel One Oranje, POM, Pama Liqueur and simple syrup. Every Tuesday is local ladies’ night, where local females receive 50% off their entire food bill, as well as cocktails and wine by the glass. Every Thursday, Nove offers happy hour, where guests can enjoy $7 specialty dishes and cocktails in the lounge from 6 – 8 p.m. In addition, Chef Geno hosts an exclusive cooking class every other month, giving food enthusiasts an up-close-and-personal look at dishing up classic Italian fare. The restaurant is a unique blend of classical and modern elements, an intriguing combination that permeates both the dining room and the kitchen. Adjacent to the lounge is the main dining room, illuminated by dramatic LED Swarovski crystal chandeliers hanging from a multi-vaulted ceiling covered in high-gloss brass-and-steel mosaic. Nove Italiano is open Sunday through Thursday from 6 – 10:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 – 11 p.m. For additional information, please visit www.novelasvegas.com or call 702.942.6800.
With multiple levels and environments comprising 25,000 square feet, extraordinary design and special effects, Rain Nightclub represents the ultimate contemporary nightlife and concert venue. Located on the casino level of Palms Casino Resort, Rain Nightclub combines performances by international headliners, an electrifying dance club, private event facility and intimate enclaves in one dynamic, multi-sensory destination. Every week, Rain Nightclub hosts CLASH Fridays and Perfecto Saturdays, attracting partygoers and music enthusiasts from around the world. Rain Nightclub’s interior features ultra-sleek, contemporary furnishings, a distinctive blend of terrazzo, glass and bamboo and vibrant, seductive color schemes of red, gold, black, purple and orange. Situated near the dance floor is the HARLEM Kruiden Liqueur Room featuring chic black leather seating, plasma TVs and a full-service bar. High above the cabana level, six skyboxes on the mezzanine/VIP level offer private balconies that overlook the nightclub below. In the main club, eight high-backed booths, available by reservation, surround the dance floor and seat up to eight guests. Rain Nightclub is open on Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. For additional information, please visit www.rainatthepalms.com or call 702.942.6832.
High above the glittering expanse of Las Vegas, the 8,000 square foot ghostbar is a sultry and sophisticated indoor-outdoor lounge and sky deck on the 55th floor of the Palms Casino Resort. ghostbar is home to events which include: Snitch Wednesdays, a cool and swanky industry night featuring classic hip-hop mash-ups, indie and top 40 hits; and ghostbar Sundays, sexy boutique house music night. Indoors amid the seductive shadows, the sleek, chic ghostbar offers ultra-lounging luxury that features fourteen-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a dramatic view of the night sky and city below and a 30-foot ghost-shaped soffit in the ceiling that changes colors as a deejay spins an eclectic music mix. Patrons can lounge on the custom, ultra-contemporary furniture, seek privacy in the intimate seating arrangements or VIP lounge, or mingle at the terrazzo bar. Behind the bar, shelves of premium spirits glow with the incandescence cast by backlit panels of acrylic-encased fabric. The dramatic outdoor deck provides a near 360-degree view of the Vegas skyline, with a glass inset in the floor offering a jaw-dropping view straight down. Posh seating areas are enhanced with a fiber-optically lit drink rail running most of the circumference of the deck. Specialty cocktails include champagne concoctions and high-end wines by the glass. ghostbar is open seven nights a week at 8 p.m. and open until late. For additional information, please visit www.ghostbar.com or call 702.938.BOOO (2666).
Moon is the exclusive penthouse nightclub loaded with high-end finishes, VIP accommodations, premier entertainment and a spectacular view of the Las Vegas Strip. Moon occupies the top floor of the Palms’ Fantasy Tower, just above Nove Italiano, and is connected to the Playboy Club by glass and mirror-ensconced escalators. Moon is home to: BANG, Las Vegas’ industry night, Moon Thursdays, featuring vibe elevator and trumpet player Rico DeLargo, Unrivaled Fridays, featuring the beats of Unrivaled DJs, nationally-renowned for their party-rocking skills and multi-talented exclusive Vegas DJ resident, Clinton Sparks, beginning Saturday, May 14. Upon entering Moon, guests automatically find themselves in a dramatic, surreal environment unlike any other in Las Vegas. The floor is covered with shimmering glass tiles that change color via a computerized lighting system as guests move about them, while a curtain of glass beads hang over the majestic floor-to-ceiling windows. The club’s main room features what is arguably the most spectacular architectural feature in Las Vegas—a massive retractable roof that when closed, serves as a large video screen, exhibiting giant images of the action on the dance floor. Comfortable booths line the perimeter of Moon’s main room. Moon Nightclub is open Tuesdays and Thursday through Saturday from 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. For additional information, please visit www.moonlasvegas.com or call 702.942.7000.
Playboy Club once defined an era and has re-emerged to serve as the perfect complement to the Las Vegas scene. Playboy Club is located in the Palms’ Fantasy Tower and is connected to the cutting-edge Nove Italiano and the exclusive Moon nightclub by glass and mirror-ensconced escalators. Every design element is custom made for Playboy Club, from the bunny buttons on the sofas to the collage wallpaper in the bathrooms featuring every centerfold from the last 25 years covered in shimmering glass beads. A wide range of wine, spirits and liquor are available, including Playboy Club’s signature libation, the Bunny Tail, which is accented by a puff of cotton candy. Playboy Club introduces a complete integration of lounging and gaming; an exclusive VIP area called the Fireplace Lounge features dark tones, a cozy fireplace, its own bar and sophisticated furniture. Central to the main room is a gaming pit, which offers blackjack and roulette. Design details reflect the iconic image of the Playboy logo and capture the lifestyle the Playboy Club has always, and will always, represent to the world. The entire theme is presented in an elegant, understated manner, as the nostalgic era of the Playboy Club is updated for 21st century Las Vegas in a way only the 9 Group could do it. Each month, Playboy Club hosts the Miss Playboy Club Model Search, where contestants compete for a variety of prizes such as inclusion in the Playboy Club annual calendar and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to appear in a future issue of Playboy magazine. Playboy Club is open seven nights a week, from 9 p.m. until late. For additional information, please visit www.playboyclub.com or call 702.942.6900.
PALMS POOL & BUNGALOWS
***Ditch Fridays returns on Friday, May 6, hosted by Playboy legend, Hugh Hefner, his fiancée Crystal Harris and 2010 Playboy Playmates.
Palms Pool & Bungalows is comprised of three-acres of opulent outdoor playground that features three pools and various attractions, including a climate-controlled gaming area, four bars and two dramatic waterfalls. Lush landscaping and a stylish design bring sophistication to this party haven. Featuring live concerts and world-renowned deejays all summer long, Palms Pool & Bungalows provides both locals and out-of-towners an unparalleled poolside destination. Palms Pool & Bungalows is home to Ditch Fridays, the weekly Friday party reputable for redefining the Las Vegas pool scene since its inception in 2007. The pool features 27 amenity-packed VIP cabanas and three ultra-luxe two-story bungalows with sleeping quarters. Cabanas are loaded with all the comforts of a home, including a teak and stone table with a built-in ice chest, state-of the-art sound, 32-inch plasma television, house phone, lighted fan, refrigerator and designer lounge furniture. Each of the three two-story, poolside bungalows feature its own terrace and jacuzzi. Each bungalow also has its own private bar, 42-inch plasma television, DVD player, stereo and LED lighting in the bathrooms. Upstairs features comfortable king beds with direct views of the poolside stage. Signature dishes available on the menu include the Hummus Plate, Organic Turkey Burger and Sticks, which are grilled shrimp, chicken and beef skewers. A comprehensive selection of classic cocktails includes contemporary flavored martinis, mojitos, margaritas and signature drinks, such as the Coconut Colada, featuring Ciroc Coconut, fresh coconut water and Coco Lopez served in a coconut. An extensive bottle service menu is also available. For additional information, please visit www.palmspool.com or call 702.938.9999. Palms Pool & Bungalows is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., seven days a week.