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Magic Mike Live and three other perfect Las Vegas boys’ nights out


Planning a bachelor party before the big nuptials? Looking to celebrate your best friend’s birthday? Just wanna getaway? Round up your crew, gentlemen, because we’re heading to Las Vegas for the ultimate Boys’ Night Out.

Here is our step-by-step guide to making a memorable party night with your friends…

1. Play Around A Little

Get warmed up for the night ahead with some friendly sport. Topgolf Las Vegas is everything any golf fan could ever want, and then some. More than just a driving range, this four-level sporting paradise–with 108 climate-controlled hitting bays, two pools with cabanas, VIP suites, five bars, and a concert stage–will have you smiling tee to green. For adrenaline junkies, pick up the pace at one of Las Vegas’ numerous go kart racing tracks, where the mini cars are very fast (topping out at over 40 mph) and are definitely not just for kids. Try Pole Position Raceway or Fast Lap Indoor Kart Racing, and tell your friends: Whoever comes in last has to buys the snacks or dinner.

2. Eat Steak

A night out with your boys requires great food. Las Vegas has some of the best steakhouses on Earth, so a good meal is virtually guaranteed anywhere you get a table. Try Tender at The Luxor (photo above), a steakhouse and seafood restaurant where they serve everything in the carnivore’s alphabet from Australian rock lobster to a 24-ounce Porterhouse steak from New Zealand; if you are feeling adventurous, order the venison, elk and wild boar tasting menu. Or, if old-school Las Vegas is more your vibe, step away from the casinos and into The Golden Steer, a local landmark with red leather booths, formal waiters and impeccable service. Ask for booth #22, which was always Frank Sinatra’s favorite table. Several blocks north in Downtown is Triple George, where the steaks are exceptional and so are traditional favorites like bacon-wrapped meatloaf, and because they cater to Las Vegas locals the prices are much more accessible. Grab one of the high-backed wooden booths by the bar, for some VIP mobster realness.

3. See A Strip Show

Speaking of beef, is everyone tired of being on their best behavior yet? The new show in town is Magic Mike Live, the all-male revue based on the Magic Mike movies starring Channing Tatum. If you haven’t seen the movies, don’t worry, you should still be able to understand the plot of this show: men dance around in various interpretations of undress, down to wearing just underwear, and bring people from the audience onto the stage for a lap-dance. And of course that is the best part. The dancing at Magic Mike Live is a choreographed show, and the dancing is as polished as the men’s chests. Come with wads of cash, so you can support the artistic endeavors of the trained professionals on the stage. Translation: tip the strippers! Screaming and drooling allowed.

Club Domina in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Rd.

4. Get Some Drinks

After all that excitement, you will certainly be thirsty, and not just for water or juice. Head to Piranha Nightclub and the attached 8½ Ultra Lounge, a hot spot in Las Vegas’ LGBTQ nightlife scene with two distinct nightlife flavors for your sensory palate. Piranha has quite an eye-catching staff of bartenders and gogo dancers who draw big crowds. The choreography might not be up to the standards of Magic Mike Live, but you’ll enjoy a spirited evening of friends of fun that you’ll likely never forget.