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King Of Vegas Nightlife The Light Group's Nick Gold's Guide To Sin City

It's safe to say Light Group's Creative Director Nick Gold knows a thing or two about Las Vegas nightlife. Rising in the ranks in the U.K. club scene for nearly two decades (he started as a front door host), Gold is now solid working for management company whose portfolio includes Vegas' hottest venues including The Bank, 1 OAK, Haze, and most recently, Cirque du Soleil-inspired Light Nightclub and Ibiza-influenced Daylight Beach Club. Now Nick gives VIBE the 411 on the 702, providing his favorite Sin City spots for day or night.

Nick Gold's Guide to Experiencing Vegas like a Local
My favorite thing about living in Las Vegas is: I love living in Vegas because it’s a very convenient city that’s pretty easy to navigate and parking is easy everywhere. It’s also a true 24-hour city so if you want to go grocery shopping at 3 am you can. You can even get a mani/pedi 24/7!

The best way to get noticed while waiting in line to get into one of the hottest clubs: Make an effort and dress up! If you’re a big group I would advise booking a table in advance.

Favorite place to stay: I love staying at Vdara. It’s a non-gaming, dog-friendly hotel that’s all suites as well. The spa is also amazing.

Favorite bar/restaurant off the strip: There are some amazing restaurants in Vegas both on and off the strip. My favorite off strip restaurant is Golden Steer. It’s been around since the 1950’s and was a favorite of Marilyn Monroe, The Rat Pack and John Wayne. Their steaks are spectacular and you have to order the Caesar Salad which is made table side.

Best pool party: Has to be Daylight. I love that it’s so easy to get to from the strip and there’s plenty of parking. That and the fact that they have some greatest EDM DJ’s on the roster makes it a winner. The night time party on Wednesday’s “Eclipse” is amazing as well.

Best nightlife venue: I love The Bank nightclub in Bellagio. It’s not the newest club on the strip but it has a certain class and sophistication that is second to none. The quality of service is spot on.

An off the beaten path activity for Vegas visitors: Vegas has something for everyone. From hiking in Red Rock to spending a day on the lake at Lake Mead. I highly recommend checking out The Mob Museum downtown as it gives a good insight into the history of Vegas.

Best way to spend a low-key day or night in Vegas: There is nothing better than West Wind Drive In Movies in North Las Vegas. Tickets are cheap and the concession has a good selection.

Best strip club tip for visitors: The majority of strip clubs in Vegas offer a free limo service and utilizing it is a good way to expedite entry.

Something in Vegas I'll never get tired of is: Watching the fountains at Bellagio or being a tourist for the day and just walking down the strip enjoying the sights. Vegas is the only city in the world where you can start with the Pyramids of Egypt, enjoy the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, and finish with a Venetian gondola ride.

Favorite dish in Las Vegas: Big Eye Tuna Pizza at Yellowtail.

Favorite late night munchies: I am a big fan of Eat24.com. They offer an amazing selection of restaurants and cuisines. Many are open 24 hrs as well.

Best sports book: Really depends what you’re looking for. The sports book at The Hilton is great and very popular as the odds are good but the sports book at Venetian is very plush!

Best spot to take a date if you are there with a significant other: Circo in Bellagio. Amazing Italian food, effortless service, amazing view of Bellagio Fountains and desserts to die for So make sure you make room for dessert!

Favorite show in Las Vegas: Cirque du Soleil ‘O’ show in Bellagio.

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