Very little of the allure of celebrity is about the attraction it draws: not the hoards of worshipping fans, the stalking paparazzi, or the ability to be recognized from a mile away, even under Dolce & Gabbana shades. It’s about the flipside: needing the Dolce & Gabbana shades in the first place and getting them, gratis, invites to exclusive clubs, the free swag and the idea of raising the real estate value of a certain establishment just by gracing it with your presence. When rappers drop verses about the money, women and the illusory high life, they are speaking to the soul of Las Vegas.
Here, in the epicenter of entertainment, wealth, and hedonism of the American Dream, celebrities are the physical representation of what Las Vegas would like to see as the desires of the masses. So here’s where to get your kicks, and where to sip drinks from a Swarovski crystal-encrusted chalice in sight of Kim Kardashian.
Tao is one of the hottest places in Vegas for celebrity birthday bashes: Kim Kardashian, Dane Cook, Danny Masterson, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte all have had the pleasure of DJs leading a resounding Happy Birthday chant over the pulsating red dance floor. Other celebs just like to hit the club and hang out, whether it’s over a Mango Tamarind martini and Spicy Tuna Tartare in the downstairs bistro or an all-night dance party at the lavish club upstairs.
Not just a restaurant but a new culinary concept, Andrea mixes upscale Asian cuisine care of much-hyped Chef Joseph Elevado with a vibe worthy of the hottest clubs in the city with beats hypnotically spun by resident Musical Chef DJ Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia. Andrea’s opened in January this year to a star-studded guest list that included the likes of J. Lo, Breaking Bad’s Krysten Ritter, electro-pop icon Ellie Goulding, and a roster of other gorgeous young celeb-babes.
Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, DJ Pauly D, Enrique Iglesias, Adrien Brody, Fergie, Cee Lo Green and Eddie Murphy are just a few names in the reso books at N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms Casino, all of who come for one of the best steaks on the Vegas Strip. Serving up the best offerings of both sea and land, their caviar bar is fully stocked and so is the wine bar. Try the Surf’n’Turf for the best of both experiences, with an 8 oz. Filet Mignon, topped with Maine lobster, white truffle aioli and red wine sauce.
At the MGM Grand Garden Arena, celebrities are not just performing on stage, but also dotting the first rows of major fights and shows. The arena has set the stage for multiple Billboard Music Awards shows, the American Country Awards, numerous sporting events, and perhaps most famously, UFC fight nights, which draws fans like Will Smith, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Jamie Foxx.
If you type "Wet Republic" in the search bar of GotCeleb.com, you will immediately be hit with an almost endless scroll of beautiful, famous women in bikinis – most of whom you’ll recognize. It starts with J. Lo and ends with Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian (although, Kim Kard will appear anywhere in Vegas where there might be photographers; that’s part of being famous for the sole purpose of being famous, achieving a level of Nietzschean-style meta-fame idealism philosophers will ponder over until they flip the next page of People Magazine). Wet Republic has 6,000 square feet of pool surrounded by 47,000 of lounge chairs, daybeds, private cabanas, bungalows, palm trees, bars and lounges. Las Vegas is a desert, and Wet Republic is by far the hottest place to cool off. With regular "industry parties" that see sun-kissed celebrities strutting and swaying in Balenciaga two-pieces and Jimmy Choos to the hottest DJs in the business, Wet Republic is a day club you’ll want to get in on.