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Las Vegas Faces Wave of Restaurant and Bar Closures

The first half of 2024 has seen a significant number of restaurant and bar closures in Las Vegas and Henderson, impacting both iconic spots and newer establishments. Here is a rundown of the notable closures that have left a mark on the local dining and nightlife scene.


Lakeside The seafood restaurant at the Wynn Las Vegas, known for its Alaskan king crab pasta and Maine lobster tails, is closing in mid-July. This popular dining destination offered stunning views of the Lake of Dreams, featuring elaborate shows with a singing frog, abstract projections, and floating emoji balls. The space will soon be transformed into a Mediterranean restaurant by an award-winning chef.

Crown & Anchor A piece of Las Vegas history, the nearly 30-year-old British-style pub Crown & Anchor closed on July 2. Known for its menu of Cornish pasties, Scotch eggs, and fish and chips, it was also the site where Brandon Flowers of The Killers found inspiration for the hit song “Mr. Brightside.”


Sundry Food Hall After just a year, the Sundry Food Hall at Uncommons in southwest Las Vegas closed on June 22. The 20,000-square-foot space saw numerous turnovers, hosting over a dozen different restaurants before shutting down.

Picasso Chef Julian Serrano’s retirement has led to the upcoming closure of the renowned Picasso restaurant at the Bellagio in August. Picasso was the first Las Vegas restaurant to receive a James Beard Award nomination and one of only two restaurants in the city to earn two Michelin stars.

Holstein’s The popular burger joint Holstein’s at the Cosmopolitan, known for its extravagant burgers and shakes, closed on July 9. Open since 2010, the restaurant had become a favorite on the Strip.

The Mirage The Mirage Casino is closing on July 17, with plans to reopen in three years as a guitar-shaped hotel. This closure marks the end of the Cirque du Soleil Beatles-themed show “Love” and several restaurants, including Heritage Steakhouse and Diablo’s Cantina.


Peyote The Latin American restaurant Peyote, located in Fergusons Downtown, closed abruptly on April 29. Known for its dishes like grilled octopus and chilaquiles, the closure surprised both staff and patrons.

Shalom Ya’ll This Israeli restaurant inside the Proper Eats Food Hall at the Aria closed on April 14. It featured quick-service items like cauliflower shawarma and fluffy pita.


Lost Spirits Distillery and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea One of Las Vegas’s most unique attractions, Lost Spirits Distillery, closed at the end of April. The distillery combined a functioning rum operation with a circus-like walk-through experience. The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea restaurant, known for its bizarre dining experience, also closed.

The Tropicana The iconic Tropicana casino closed on April 2 after 67 years. The space is set to be transformed into a baseball stadium. The closure included several dining and bar venues like Oakville Tuscan Grill and Robert Irvine’s Public House.


Nightmare Cafe The horror-themed Nightmare Cafe in the Las Vegas Arts District closed on March 27. It was known for its themed cocktails and Haunted Brunch events.

Trevi Italian Restaurant Trevi Italian Restaurant in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace closed abruptly on March 25. Despite not being acclaimed for its food, it was popular for its central location and Roman theme.


Graze Kitchen The vegan restaurant Graze Kitchen closed in late February. It was known for dishes like Firecracker Cauliflower and vegan sandwiches and salads.

Bad Beat Brewing Bad Beat Brewing in Henderson’s Booze District closed its doors on February 18 but plans to reopen in a new location in the Las Vegas Arts District.

Trustworthy Brewing Co. Trustworthy Brewing Co., the only functioning brewery on the Strip, closed in early February. Located in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Palazzo, it featured a 60-seat bar and a beer garden.

These closures reflect the ever-evolving nature of the Las Vegas dining scene, where new openings often balance out the losses. However, each closing leaves a legacy and a void for its loyal patrons.

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