A trip to Wynn Las Vegas is always an unforgettable experience, no matter the occasion. Some visit to celebrate a special birthday, while others gather for downtime, party time, and tee time.
For the leisure and business traveler alike — no matter the reason for checking in — dining and entertainment are an essential part of the stay. The resort’s fine dining and casual restaurant collection bring together dozens of options to suit the palate.
For those who enjoy a “spirited” or zero-proof adventure, there’s never a bar or lounge out of toasting range.
Entertainment preferences — comedy, classic or progressive — much like food, really say a lot about a person. So, when planning a night out, follow this guide as your North Star, pairing a can’t-miss show with a show-stopping meal.
For Those Who Love to Laugh
Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas has become the place to see comedy on The Strip. With around 1,500 seats, you can count on big-name trending personalities to take the stage. The spring comedy lineup is packed with first timers to the Encore Theater, making it an even more exciting time to laugh the night away.
Chris Distefano brings his Chrissy Chaos Tour to Las Vegas on March 25. A darling of the New York City comedy club circuit, he also hosts two podcasts and was called the “funniest guy on MTV” when he was on the show “Guy Code.” If you are a Comedy Central devotee, you probably saw his “Chris Distefano: Size 38 Waist” special, which premiered in 2019.
Make it a doubleheader and see Andrew Santino (below) on March 26 on his “Tito Cheeto” tour. An alum of FX’s “Dave” and Showtime series, “I’m Dying Up Here,” Santino co-hosts the “Bad Friends” podcast with comedian Bobby Lee and also has his own podcast “Whiskey Ginger.”
On April 16, Taylor Tomlinson’s “Deal With It” tour comes to town. She dishes on all the drama that twenty-somethings face, including how dating in the modern era is much like watching “Titanic.” But don’t let the laugh fool you; Tomlinson is very insightful, and the humor lands, no matter which age-range box you tick.
Since comedy is best shared with friends, book dinner for you and your funniest cohorts prior to Encore Theater at Casa Playa. A coastal Mexican seafood dining experience, the newest restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas captures the spirit of a springtime road trip to Baja.
Every meal is a party as the beat pulsates through the restaurant and the agave spirits flow. Start with ceviche, aguachile, and platters of fresh seafood. To be shared by the table, try the Tomahawk Steak or whole roasted carnitas with house-made tortillas and salsas created by Chef Sarah Thompson.
The margarita selection comes by the pitcher to keep those glasses full. Casa Playa brings the heat with fiery culinary experiences such as the Sacred Cenote, a large-format pineapple margarita that serves 12 drinks, and the La Flama Blanca dessert with caramelized banana ice cream, dulce de leche, pecans, and flaming rum. Don’t forget to finish it off with a carajillo, a hot coffee with hard liquor added, for a boost of energy before the show. The Latin specialty is Licor 43 and freshly brewed La Colombe espresso.
For the Movie Aficionado
If you covet the cinema, Encore Theater will have two must-see shows.
Legendary music-maker David Foster and wife Katharine McPhee land on the Wynn stage April 20 and 22–23. He is the person behind the biggest hits from “The Bodyguard,” still the top-selling soundtrack of all time 30 years later.
Hear him tell fascinating stories about his hits, such as Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me,” Earth Wind and Fire’s “After The Love Is Gone,” Chicago’s “You’re The Inspiration,” Josh Groban’s “You Raised Me Up,” Michael Bublé’s “Home,” Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable,” and many more.
On June 23, hear cinematic anthems such as “I’m Alright” from “Caddyshack,” “Danger Zone” from “Top Gun,” and “Footloose” as Kenny Loggins leaves his musical imprint on the soundtrack of the weekend. This is on the heels of the late May debut of “Top Gun: Maverick,” in which Loggins’ song “Danger Zone” will reprise its role 35 years later.
What goes best with a night at the movies?
Snacks and drinks, of course. Pre-show, check out a lavish cocktail bar, Overlook Lounge, inspired by the most iconic figures in fashion, film, history, and mythology.
The cocktails pay a nod to the greats such as Bond and Brando. Overlook’s own Negroni, The Bond, is made with Botanist Gin, pink grapefruit liqueur, and Spanish rosado vermouth. When you’re dressed for the theater, there’s no better place to be than center-stage at Overlook, at the nucleus of Wynn Las Vegas.
After the show, venture over to Delilah, which puts you right in the middle of a Golden Age Hollywood movie set. Paying homage to the great showgirls of the ’50s, the supper club is decked out in hundreds of unique archival photographs from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Cocktails such as the Stepford Wife and the Hollywood Land tip their top hat to the Delilah brand’s Los Angeles roots. Craving sustenance with the sips, dig into the late-night menu with fun fare, including Chicken Tenders and Pigs in a Blanket.
For the Music Lover
One progressive artist deserves another, and this summer, experience both in one night. On July 23, David Gray’s intimate and broad “White Ladder” album will be performed at the Encore Theater. With hit singles “Babylon,” “Please Forgive Me,” and “Sail Away,” “White Ladder” sold 7 million copies worldwide and remains in the top-30 best-selling British albums of all time and is the best-selling album ever in Ireland.
Gray inspired an entire generation of singer-songwriters, paving the way for artists such as Damien Rice, KT Tunstall, James Blunt, and ultimately Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi. Now celebrating the 20th anniversary of “White Ladder,” audiences will relive a superlative collection of emotional songs capturing a very special moment in time.
Raw, artistic, and precise are also words that can be used to describe Chef Min Kim’s cuisine at Mizumi, Wynn’s fine-dining Japanese restaurant. Paired with the progressive sound of Gray, Kim’s artful cuisine is the perfect first act, intricately constructed like a great master’s work.
Kim approaches each plate as a canvas uses knives and tweezers as his artist’s tools. Each dish, built with precision, features artful expressions of pristine sushi, sashimi, and modern Japanese specialties in concert with edible accouterment that layers color, texture, and flavor. Kim obsessively sources the best products from all over the globe to make sure every bite touches all the senses in perfection.
At this Forbes Travel Guide Award-winning restaurant, Kim believes in the importance of seasonality demonstrated across various Japanese cuisines, applying the authentic and contemporary technique to kaiseki, teppan, robatayaki, tempura, and sushi.
Standouts include wild snapper sashimi usuzukuri brightened and balanced by a citrus kick and bluefin tuna tataki in ponzu emulsification topped with a carbonized leek powder to start. For those looking for beef, choose from a selection of Kagoshima, Hokkaido Snow, and Kobe beef that start at A5 and go up to A12 quality.
Spa and Golf
After the dinner and show experience, there is so much more to do at this Five-Star resort. The spas of Wynn and Encore are the perfect prep or wind down from a big entertainment weekend.
The spring months are ideal for golfing on the 18-hole championship course or lounging by the pool. If the mood strikes, check out Wynn Field Club at Allegiant Stadium for a game or touring concert production.
Or perhaps, enjoying a fluffy stack of pancakes from your pillowy Wynn Dream bed might be the best way of all to call it a wrap.
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