Country music has taken over Las Vegas with big-name stars, honky tonks and restaurants catering to the crowd. Here, a look at 12 ways to bring some country music into your life.
Save A Horse
Bull riding set to a country soundtrack make Gilley’s Saloon at Treasure Island, a must-stop for any music fan. Belly up to the bar in one of the saddle seats. Hint: Order barbecue.
Yuck It Up
Imagine the magic of David Copperfield mixed with the down-home goodness of “Yeehaw.” That’s what magician James Michael offers in his show “Redneck Comedy Magic” at the Stratosphere, complete with boots, booze and bad words.
A mechanical bull, a patio overlooking the Strip and good comfort-food grub make up this official bar of the Professional Bull Riders. Beer pong and flip cup are just some of the games that entertain at PBR Rock Bar & Grill at the Miracle Mile Shops. On the menu, try the chicken and waffles or Doritos mac and cheese.
Reba McEntire brings the “Fancy,” “I’m A Survivor” and “Going Out Like That” while Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn get down with “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “My Maria,” “Only in America,” and “Believe.” And sometimes the trio takes the stage together during this resident show at Caesars Palace.
Take It Off
Las Vegas' newest topless revue X Country teases the audience at Harrah's with vignettes set to songs by country music's most popular performers, such as Tim McGraw, Patsy Cline, Taylor Swift and Garth Brooks.
King of Country
The “King of Country” returns to Las Vegas with his string of 60 No. 1 singles, more than any other artist in any genre. “Check Yes or No,” “Carrying Your Love With Me” and “Ocean Front Property” are sure to be on George Strait’s set list at T-Mobile Arena.
Honky Tonk Blues
Head to Double Barrel Roadhouse at the Monte Carlo for a large warehouse setting with a Western-industrial vibe for cocktails, live music and an American menu. Try crispy fried chicken, barbecue smoked St. Louis ribs and pig candy.
Red Solo Cup
Toby Keith’s "I Love This Bar & Grill," from the country singer himself, was named for his hit single and then decked it out in memorabilia from his career. Note, the star occasionally makes guest appearances. The fried Twinkies aren’t bad either.
Grab your boots and start line dancing at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square, south of the Strip. Four different VIP experiences put you on stage or in a poker room. Look for the American flag made of 2,256 beer cans created by Oliver Toki on display behind the mechanical bull arena.
Dancing on the Bar
The party gets crazy at Coyote Ugly at New York-New York, an outpost of the festive saloon chain. Expect female bartenders, bar-top dancing and body shots.
Where have all the gay cowboys gone? Why, to Charlie’s Las Vegas, a west-side dance joint open 24 hours a day. You'll always meet a new friend.
John Rich of Big & Rich brings a honky tonk atmosphere with live music to the Grand Bazaar Shops at Redneck Riviera. Be sure to check out the table shaped like a guitar, the cans of beer stacked to form an American flag and the bathrooms with tires for sinks.