The wattage of celeb-chef restaurants along the Strip is a mighty powerful draw, but surprisingly fresh offerings can be found away from the bustle, too.
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Downtown Vegas is reborn, anchored by the Fremont East Entertainment District, the hottest bar crawl in the city. Setting the pace is Vanguard Lounge, boasting an award-winning cocktail menu of herb-infused concoctions like the House Corpse Reviver #2, featuring persimmon-infused gin and smoked thyme--infused lemon. This urban lounge also offers boutique beer and wine lists and a patio that serves up a wild, urban people-watching experience in a vintage Vegas setting. (vanguardlv.com)