Event Recap - Las Vegas Weekly - Best of Vegas 2021

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LAS VEGAS WEEKLY BEST OF VEGAS CELEBRATION LAS VEGAS SUN L A S V E G A S W E E K LY L AS V E G AS M AG A Z I N E VEGAS INC


LAS VEGAS WEEKLY BEST OF VEGAS CELEBRATION Honorees, friends, colleagues and readers

winners, while enjoying light bites courtesy of

gathered together during Las Vegas

AREA 15, complimentary cocktails, and Able

Weekly’s 2021 Best of Vegas celebration on

Baker Brewing craft beers.

Thursday, July 15 at AREA 15. From iconic Vegas classics to brand new, innovative experiences, awards were given to over 100 of the finest institutions and concepts in Las Vegas, each who help make Las Vegas a world renowned destination.

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interstellar event within the “Portal” space inside AREA 15. Guests were greeted by space cadet clad TNG models and took photos in an intergalactic photobooth by Pop Up Photo Op and a life-sized astronaut

To start off the evening, honorees were

photo opportunity provided by Fresh Wata.

welcomed with a VIP reception inside the

Complimentary Helix Vodka and Askur Gin

“Sanctuary” at AREA 15, where they received

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Attendees were then transported to an

cocktails were served, while guests enjoyed

their award certificates, took commemorative

out of this world sweet treats from Happy

photos and mingled with fellow award

Ending Chocolate and Nuage Cotton Candy.

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WINNERS + BEST STEAKHOUSE READERS’ CHOICE

FOOD & DRINK

+ BEST TACO SPOT READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST BAKERY READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST SUSHI SPOT READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST BREAKFAST SPOTREADERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST VINTAGE VEGAS

DESERT BREAD

SIEGEL’S BAGELMANIA

+ BEST BREWERY READERS’ CHOICE ABLE BAKER BREWING

+ BEST BRUNCH SPOT READERS’ CHOICE ESTHER’S KITCHEN

+ BEST BURGER JOINT READERS’ CHOICE BAR CODE BURGER CHEF RESTAURANT

READERS’ CHOICE

GORDON RAMSAY’S HELL’S KITCHEN

YAMA SUSHI RESTAURANT

READERS’ CHOICE

GOLDEN STEER STEAKHOUSE

+ BEST WINE BAR READERS’ CHOICE

GARAGISTE WINE ROOM & MERCHANT

+ BEST PATIO ESCAPE

THE FRONT YARD AT ELLIS ISLAND

+ BEST DELIVERY STARTUP + BEST NEW NEIGHBORHOOD ITALIAN AL SOLITO POSTO

+ BEST COCKTAIL BAR READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST NEW NEIGHBORHOOD CHINESE

+ BEST COFFEEHOUSE READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST NEW THAI SPOT

+ BEST DOUGHNUTS READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST NEW DUMPLING DESTINATION

+ BEST LATE-NIGHT EATS READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST NEW CONCEPT

+ BEST LOCAL CHEF READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST NEW BREAKFAST SANDWICHES

+ BEST PIZZERIA READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST NEW TWIST

+ BEST PLANT-BASED MENU READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST NEW COMFORT FOOD

+ BEST SANDWICH SHOP READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST NEW BARBECUE

VELVETEEN RABBIT

VESTA COFFEE ROASTERS PINKBOX DOUGHNUTS HERBS & RYE

NATALIE YOUNG

PIZZERIA MONZÚ VEGGIE HOUSE

CAPRIOTTI’S SANDWICH SHOP

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+ BEST CELEBRITY

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ECHO & RIG

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CHINGLISH WINEBAR NIGHT + MARKET DIN TAI FUNG

VEGAS TEST KITCHEN EGG SAMMIE

BANG BAR BY MOMOFUKU MAIN ST. PROVISIONS SOULBELLY BBQ G

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT + BEST ART GALLERY READERS’ CHOICE SAHARA WEST LIBRARY

+ BEST COMEDIAN

READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST NEW FILM ATTRACTION CINELOGGIA

+ BEST BURLESQUE PERSEVERANCE X COUNTRY

+ BEST NEW MUSIC HUB SONIC RODEO

CARROT TOP

+ BEST COVER BAND READERS’ CHOICE THE SPAZMATICS

+ BEST BAND READERS’ CHOICE THE LIQUE

+ BEST LOUNGE ACT READERS’ CHOICE CROONERS, INC.

+ BEST MAGIC SHOW READERS’ CHOICE SHIN LIM

+ BEST MOVIE THEATER READERS’ CHOICE

GALAXY THEATRES GREEN VALLEY

+ BEST MUSEUM READERS’ CHOICE THE MOB MUSEUM

+ BEST MUSIC VENUE READERS’ CHOICE BROOKLYN BOWL

+ BEST PERFORMING ARTS SPACE

READERS’ CHOICE

THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

DRAI’S AFTER HOURS

+ BEST DAYCLUB READERS’ CHOICE ENCORE BEACH CLUB

+ BEST DIVE BAR READERS’ CHOICE DOUBLE DOWN SALOON

+ BEST DOWNTOWN NIGHTLIFE SPOT

READERS’ CHOICE

LEGACY CLUB

+ BEST HAPPY HOUR READERS’ CHOICE PT’S TAVERNS

+ BEST HOSPITALITY READERS’ CHOICE TAO GROUP

+ BEST LGBT BAR READERS’ CHOICE THE PHOENIX

+ BEST LOUNGE READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST STRIP HEADLINER READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST LOCAL DJ READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST THEATER COMPANY READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST NIGHTCLUB READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST TRIBUTE SHOW READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST SPORTS BAR READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST NEW SHOW

+ BEST STRIP DJ READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST PIVOT

+ BEST DJ PODCAST

+ BEST NEW VENUE

+ BEST NEW OASIS

SANTANA

MAJESTIC REPERTORY THEATRE QUEENS OF ROCK AP  RO SHOW THE SPACE THE VEGAS ROOM

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+ BEST AFTERHOURS READERS’ CHOICE

+ BEST PRODUCTION SHOW READERS’ CHOICE FANTASY

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NIGHTLIFE

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THE BARBERSHOP DJ FRANZEN XS

STICKS TAVERN TIËSTO

ROAD (REFLECTIONS OF A DJ) ELIA BEACH CLUB

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SPORTS + BEST COACH READERS’ CHOICE PETE DEBOER

+ BEST FEMALE ATHLETE READERS’ CHOICE A’JA WILSON

+ BEST GOLF COURSE READERS’ CHOICE BEAR’S BEST

+ BEST MALE ATHLETE READERS’ CHOICE MARC-ANDR  FLEURY

+ BEST MOBILE BETTING APP READERS’ CHOICE

WESTGATE SUPERBOOK MOBILE APP

+ BEST SPORTSBOOK READERS’ CHOICE CIRCA

+ BEST TEAM READERS’ CHOICE

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS

+ BEST NEW WATCH SPOT STADIUM SWIM

+ BEST POKER ROOM COMEBACK SOUTH POINT

+ BEST RETURN TO ACTION UFC

+ BEST PARK READERS’ CHOICE SUNSET PARK

+ BEST PLACE FOR YOUR INSTAGRAM SHOT

READERS’ CHOICE

AREA15

+ BEST PLACE TO TAKE THE KIDS

READERS’ CHOICE

LION HABITAT RANCH

+ BEST SALON READERS’ CHOICE LAYLA SOCIAL

+ BEST SPA READERS’ CHOICE

CANYON RANCH SPA + FITNESS

+ BEST STRIP CASINO READERS’ CHOICE THE COSMOPOLITAN

+ BEST ATTRACTION REVAMP LAKE OF DREAMS

+ BEST ADULT COSTUMING

DÉJÀ VU’S ADULT EMPORIUM

+ BEST NEW CULTURAL HOT SPOT NEW ORLEANS SQUARE

+ BEST SUPERSIZED EXPERIENCE PINBALL HALL OF FAME

+ BEST FREE FAMILY ATTRACTION

THE AQUARIUM AT THE SILVERTON

THIS & THAT + BEST ATTRACTION READERS’ CHOICE AREA15

+ BEST DISPENSARY READERS’ CHOICE THE SOURCE

+ BEST DOWNTOWN CASINO READERS’ CHOICE CIRCA

+ BEST GENTLEMEN’S CLUB READERS’ CHOICE SAPPHIRE

+ BEST LOCALS CASINO READERS’ CHOICE RED ROCK RESORT

+ BEST OUTDOOR ESCAPE READERS’ CHOICE RED ROCK CANYON

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MARKETING

Evite, Honoree Evite, and Reminder Emails

Social Media

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MARKETING Featured Cover Story Published in Las Vegas Weekly 7/15/21

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BEST BURLESQUE PERSEVERANCE X Country They danced wearing masks, 25 feet from an audience of 50, entertaining Las Vegas when nothing much was happening after becoming the first casino show to return to the stage after the shutdown. If there’s a hall of fame for these sorts of things, the cast, crew and production team from X Country just got inducted. Harrah’s, 702-777-2782, harrahslasvegas. com.

BEST MUSEUM The Mob Museum Las Vegas’ history is inextricably entwined with the organized crime outfits that once ran our casinos, and the fearless law enforcement officials that kept them at bay. This museum tells the stories of both in an engaging, highly informative voice. It’s a must for both locals and tourists. 300 Stewart Ave., 702-229-2734, the mobmuseum.org.

BEST MOVIE THEATER Galaxy Theatres Green Valley Our return to theaters might be a nervous and tentative one, but Galaxy’s comfortable and elegant Green Valley theaters— with their deep reclining seats and near-ideal picture and sound—should put back you where you belong: deep in the story unfolding onscreen. 4500 E. Sunset Road #10, 702-442-0244, galaxytheatres.com.

BEST NEW MUSIC HUB Sonic Rodeo Sonic Rodeo has been keeping the “arts” in Arts District with its equipped rehearsal spaces for local and touring musicians. Think of it as a one-stop creative mecca for music making, with gear rental, recording and engineering, livestreaming, video shoots and guitar repair. It will even host its own stage at Punk Rock Bowling in September. 32 W. Imperial Ave., 702-665-4838, sonicrodeo.vegas.

BEST LOUNGE The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails Come for a fresh cut, stay for a cocktail and a live show. This swanky, speakeasy-style parlor is a must-visit, especially if you’re a fan of top-shelf mezcal, scotch and whiskey. Cosmopolitan, 702-698-7473, thebarbershoplv.com.

BEST LGBT BAR The Phoenix Bar & Lounge Looking for a relaxed and inclusive place to be yourself? Look no further than this gay-owned and -operated lounge, which puts LGBTQ pride and self-expression at the forefront. Whether it’s through weekly karaoke or bedazzled burlesque nights, each visit is sure to be a party. 4213 W. Sahara Ave., 702-826-2422, thephoenixlv.com.

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(Wade Vandervort/Staff)

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BEST LOCAL DJ DJ Franzen He’s the Vegas version of DJ D-Nice, keeping hip-hop heads happy and dance parties moving and grooving virtually and IRL. Thankfully, he’s back in the booth at Drai’s and ready to soundtrack the biggest summer Vegas has ever seen. Twitch.tv/djfranzen.

(Wade Vandervort/Courtesy)

BEST COMEDIAN Carrot Top He’s an orange institution. After extending his Strip show for five more years before its COVID-forced shutdown, Carrot Top returned to comedy duty in the fall, performing in a much larger theater with weird restrictions and doing everything to keep the laughs coming. Now that he’s back in his natural habitat, it’s time for another BOV award. Luxor, 877-386-4658, carrottopcom.

BEST MUSIC VENUE Brooklyn Bowl It’s been way too long since Las Vegans gathered for a show inside their annual pick in this category, but Brooklyn Bowl has them covered in the coming months: Rakim, Marc Rebillet, Ween, Japanese Breakfast, Bad Religion and Wilco are headed to town, and that’s just for starters. Linq Promenade, 702862-2695, brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas.

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BEST DOWNTOWN NIGHTLIFE SPOT Legacy Club Circa’s 60th-floor jewel is not only unlike any other Downtown night spot, it’s unique to Vegas in general. Inspired by gaming icons, the Legacy Club is a luxurious lounge with a serious whiskey collection and a panoramic, party-perfect rooftop. This is for grown-ups. Circa, 702-247-2258, circalasvegas.com.

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VEGAS OF BEST FOOD + DRINK ARTS + E N T E R TA I N M E N T NIGHTLIFE SPORTS T H I S + T H AT

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BEST COVER BAND The Spazmatics Nerds are so in right now. Just look at the geeky, bow tie-wearing musicians of New Wave act The Spazmatics. At the South Point, they play everything from Depeche Mode to The Cure, so stop shoving their kind into lockers and give them a listen if you haven’t already. Facebook.com/ Spazmatics-Las-Vegas663644073755992.

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BEST MAGIC SHOW Shin Lim The America’s Got Talent champ has taken his rightful place as the next big headlining magician on the Las Vegas Strip, especially now that you’ve voted him Best of Vegas. The storied Mirage Theater has been renovated to suit his needs, and he’s responded by adding huge new illusions to his act. Mirage, 800-374-9000, shinlimmagic.com.

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BEST SPORTS BAR Sticks Tavern Las Vegas is now a hockey town, and Sticks Tavern the hockey bar it needed. The new Water Street addition features clever menu items dedicated to the love of the game. Try the bar’s game-changing “WTP (What the Puck?!)” cocktail, or nosh on a Stadium Sandwich as the Golden Knights play on screens all around you. 203 S. Water St., 702-900-3969, stickstavern.com.

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Oversized covers

Digital On-site Signage

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Photo Page

By Pop Up Photo Op

Featured in the Las Vegas Weekly 7/22/21

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SUPERNATURAL TALENT

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stellar photo ops

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2021 HONOREES

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PRESS Nominations Press Release

News Segment

Distributed by Kirvin Doak Communications

Featured on KTNV – 13 Action News

Event Press Releases Distributed by Kirvin Doak Communications

Online Article and Video Featured on news3lv.com

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