Las Vegas Off-Strip Gems: Hidden Las Vegas Entertainment Hot Spots That Locals Love

Entertainment offerings beyond the Las Vegas Strip include a wide variety of acts and unique venues that are as interesting as they are intimate. From jazz joints to comedy clubs and a fun-loving piano bar, these off-Strip spots are favored by Las Vegas locals and definitely worth exploring on your next visit to the destination.  

Maxan Jazz 
  • With live performances six nights a week, Maxan Jazz, a sushi-restaurant-meets-cool-little-music-club, is just a short drive from the Strip. The lineup features several of the destination’s most talented musicians and vocalists, with bands, combos and soloists performing everything from jazz to Latin and blues. Oh, and with former Nobu chefs behind the sushi bar, the food will be just as delightful as the tunes. 
Vic’s Las Vegas 
  • The vibe at Vic’s Las Vegas is decidedly retro, just like its iconic namesake: the Vegas Vic character, immortalized in neon in the 1950s. The combined jazz club/restaurant routinely presents sets from notable local and on-tour musicians, including an award-winning jazz combo and a trio featuring famed magician Penn Jillette. Located in downtown’s Symphony Park neighborhood, the swanky space features Italian-American fare and a daily happy hour.  
The Front Yard at Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery 
  • It’s never a dull moment at The Front Yard, a beer garden serving locally brewed suds just a block from the Strip. The indoor/outdoor bar and restaurant’s entertainment calendar is packed with live music and special events – including trivia nights, “movie bingo” and film screenings on its 18-foot, big-screen TV! 

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