Vegas isn’t for everyone; it’s loud, bright, and despite your highest hopes, those cards on the streets don’t have pictures and stats of ball players on them. But sometimes you have to plan your sister’s bachelorette party or you get invited to the yo-yo national sales conference. Thankfully, there’s Mama Bird. It’s a more low-key Southern spot where you can take a break from people constantly trying to hustle or upsell you on everything, and it’s far enough from the center of town to feel a bit removed - in a good way. Get the salt and pepper brisket, which is some of the best you’ll find in Vegas, and the Wicked Deviled Eggs, because you can never go wrong with candied jalapenos.
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Frankie’s Tiki Room
Frankie’s Tiki Room is exactly what you’re picturing - but it’s a lot of fun and the tiki aspects feel nostalgic, plus it’s open 24 hours a day.
The Cracked Egg
All five locations of The Cracked Egg will feel familiar, with their classic diner feel and menus to match.
Born and Raised
For a ton of TVs playing sports and way above average bar food, bring everyone to Born and Raised in southwest Vegas.
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Sara’s is a 45-seat secret supper club inside Mabel’s in the Palms, and they’re serving a meat-heavy menu and a great smoked prime rib.
This 24 hour spot in The Cosmopolitan works just as well for breakfast beignets as it does for a reasonably-priced lunch, or middle of the night meal.
Naked City Pizza
Naked City Pizza has some of our favorite wings in the entire city - though you can also get pizza at this Southeast spot.
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Get the barbecue greatest hits at Mabel’s in the Palms, just bring enough friends that want to share, the portions are generous.
EDO Gastro Tapas And Wine
This classic Spanish tapas place in Spring Valley is great for sharing small plates and getting a few cocktails.
Lotus of Siam
Lotus of Siam feels like a big party, but one you can show up to in jeans - come with a big group and order plenty of their Thai specialties.
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