How To Do Spring Break in Las Vegas

Eat, drink and play your way through this annual college ritual

A week away from classes means college kids need to figure out something to do with their time. Las Vegas offers so many ways to eat, drink and play your way through spring break. 

Start at Beer Park, the Paris bar and eatery with a 10,000-square-foot deck. Games such as a giant Jenga and foosball await along with concession-style snacks served from a roving cart. Beer Park even has more than 100 beers on tap. Can’t decide on a beer? Order a flight of four five-ounce pours for the list. 

Dig into a pulled chicken sandwich or a brat at Beerhaus at The Park with its roster of craft beers. The red velvet whoopie pie is a great way to cap off a meal. If anything, try one of the craft beers and play some bar games. You could even make new friends on the patio or during the "Geeks Who Drink" trivia night every Wednesday from 8 to 10 pm.

No trip is complete without a stop at Food Network star Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Linq. Try one of eight shots delivered from an ice dispenser and then wolf down "Trash Can" brisket nachos or a bacon mac-n-cheese burger before hitting the clubs. Perhaps Fieri’s tattoos will inspire a new piece of ink; they’re found on the coasters, napkins and dishes. 

Bar with flat screen TVs

Drink Up

Every spring break deserves a good day into night spent at a dive bar, and The Rockhouse at the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian delivers. Think of this as more of an ultra-dive bar, replete with 80 HDTVs, beer pong, foosball and pool tables. Frozen daiquiris and create-your-own tacos fuel the day. 

What more do you need on a break from classes than a mechanical bull? PBR Rock Bar & Grill at the Miracle Mile Shops offers that along with a Strip-side patio, two DJ booths, four full-service bars and a specialty frozen drink bar.

For a sugar high, head to Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Fashion Show. Aside from a candy store, the restaurant and bar offers spiked adult beverages made with premium spirits, including Sugar Factory’s signature 36-ounce alcohol-infused smoking candy goblets.

Game room with pool tables

Play Hard

Games galore fill the 12,000-square-foot Level Up at the MGM Grand. QuadAir Hockey, Bubble Hockey, Sigma Derby, Giant Pac-Man, Connect Four, an arm wrestling table and more give college kids a shot at competing against their friends. 

Grab a group of friends and battle zombies and killer robots or solve puzzles at Virtual Reality powered by Zero Latency. Teams of up to eight compete in this VR arena wirelessly.

By the time spring break rolls around, the new Esports Arena opens at the Luxor, bringing a 30,000-square-foot gaming area with a competition stage, 50 foot LED video wall, telescopic seating, daily gaming stations, and food and drinks from chef José Andrés. Fans can participate in video game competitions and rent space and equipment.

Susan Stapleton
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