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How to Do Vegas on a Budget (Like a Local)

Adrian González
Adrian González
Posted on June 15
A nighttime photo of a crowd walking by a giant fire-spitting grasshopper structure at the Container Park in Las Vegas.

There’s no shortage of affordable entertainment at the Container Park. (Las Vegas Review-Journal via Getty Images)

Vegas is an obvious choice if you want to experience the best in entertainment, but what if you’re ballin’ on a budget? We invited our friend Andrew Kiraly from TheList.Vegas to the City Cast Las Vegas podcast to share his tips for summer fun on a budget. Here are some highlights.

🧑‍🍳 Gatsby Supper Club at The Gambit (No Cover Charge): Get up close and personal with performers and enjoy the gastro creations from chef Leo Herbias.

🕹️ Player1 ($5 Admission; Free Games): Pay five bucks at the door and play to your heart’s desire. They also have fantastic beverages to keep you in the zone.

🎷 Jazz Session Sundays (Recurring; Free): Taking place every third Sunday of each month at the Downtown Container Park.

🧑‍🎤 Live Music at Red Dwarf (Ongoing; Free): Andrew Kiraly says, “one of my favorite spots in town. They're kind of a thing right now for their slabby, flavorlicious, Detroit style pizza, but they actually have a really robust live music roster.”

🤣 Don’t Tell Comedy (Ongoing; $25; BYOB): Pop up comedy shows at secret locations around Vegas, what’s not to like? From Andrew Kiraly: “The one I saw was actually at a circuit training gym. We saw like six comedians. It’s like 17 cents a laugh.”

🚶 Tivoli Village Night Market (Recurring; Free): This, to me, exemplifies summer fun on a budget. They have local vendors, food trucks, and entertainment.

Listen to the full interview for even more summer entertainment recommendations.

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