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Skip the Strip nightclubs and hit these locals favorites in Las Vegas instead

Interior of Cheapshot on Fremont East.
Anthony Mair
Corner Bar Management
Interior of Cheapshot on Fremont East.

When we say, "Las Vegas nightlife," what leaps to mind? If the first thing you think of is Drai's, Omnia, and Tao on the Strip, then you're missing out on all the locals’ options.

From small concert venues and Latin dance clubs, to free lounges and speakeasies, we're looking at all the ways Las Vegans go out and have fun today. 

The June issue of Desert Companion, our city-regional magazine, includes a locals guide to nightlife. And we have two of the writers with us.

Guests: Ryan Doherty, founder, Corner Bar Management; Eric Duran-Valle, freelance writer and Desert Companion contributor; Lissa Townsend Rodgers, freelance writer and Desert Companion contributor

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Mike has been a producer for State of Nevada since 2019. He produces — and occasionally hosts — segments covering entertainment, gaming & tourism, sports, health, Nevada’s marijuana industry, and other areas of Nevada life.
Desert Companion welcomed Heidi Kyser as staff writer in January 2014. In 2024, Heidi was promoted to managing editor, charged with overseeing the Desert Companion and State of Nevada newsrooms.