It’s all fun and games until someone needs a refill, which is why our favorite hangouts highlight a healthy blend of hydration and hoopla designed to heat up the competitive spirit and let the good times roll.
Kick off some good old-fashioned game play at The Venetian’s latest venue, Flight Club, a British import dedicated to the art of darts and the craft of cocktails. Set your sights on 20 semi-private playing areas, get your game on during group gatherings, and aim to enjoy a bespoke beverage from the carousel bar while celebrating game day specials and weekday happy hour. flightclubdartsusa.com
If you’re feeling less than lucky, start strategizing at the Horseshoe’s Cabinet of Curiosities. Sip on cocktails like the Flea Market Martini and Curious Cosmopolitan while summoning your cerebral side to solve puzzles, explore eccentricities, and crack the code to the cabinet-lined walls. Don’t forget to scan the QR codes to reveal the secrets behind each bizarre bauble and whimsical whatchamacallit. thecabinetlv.com
Corral your crew and head downtown to relieve yesteryear’s youth and channel your inner child at Gold Spike’s outdoor patio, the Backyard. Warm up by jogging your memory at the Recess bar with brews on draft before hitting the playground for some friendly competition. Test your finesse with a round of giant Jenga, make a splash at the beer pong post, and see if Twister makes you shout before cooling off with live music Friday and Saturday nights. goldspike.com