The Classics

The Old-School Vegas Essentials

You’re going to Vegas this weekend for one reason and one reason only: EDC. But that doesn’t mean you can’t also take in the sights while you’re in town.

Golden Gate Casino

This is as old-school as old-school gets—the city’s very first casino. It opened in 1906 and it’s still going strong. We’ll assume the 99-cent shrimp cocktail was adjusted for inflation.

a: 1 Fremont St t: 702-385-1906 w:

Atomic Liquors

If you want a taste of what Vegas was like back in the day, head down to Fremont Street, where you’ll find Vegas’s oldest freestanding bar. If those walls could talk...

a: 917 Fremont St t: 702-982-3000 w:

Downtown Cocktail Room

A young bar with an old soul, this joint might only be five, but it oozes classic Vegas charm. Think authentic speakeasy... minus that whole Prohibtion thing.

a: 111 Las Vegas Blvd S t: 702-880-3696 w:

The Parlour

You can’t have classic Vegas without Elvis—which is why the Parlour at El Cortez (opened in 1941) is where everyone still heads to on the weekends for their live tribute acts. Viva Las Vegas.

a: 600 E Fremont St t: 702-385-5200 w:

The Golden Steer Steakhouse

If the prime rib here was good enough for the Rat Pack, it’s good enough for you... and Tony Spilotro, Nat King Cole, Elvis and several other legends.

a: 308 W Sahara Ave t: 702-384-4470 w:

Red Bull Editions. They’re available in three flavors—cranberry,lime and blueberry. It’s the liquid energy that’s going to carry you through the festival.

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