22 LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT AND BAR CLOSURES TO KNOW ABOUT — JULY 2024

The first half of 2024 has brought a slew of closures to restaurants and bars in Las Vegas and Henderson. While the Las Vegas Valley continues to see frequent openings, other businesses have closed or scheduled their final days of service. Check back as this list is updated regularly.

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July

Lakeside

The seafood restaurant at the Wynn Las Vegas is a popular fine-dining destination for Alaskan king crab pasta, Maine lobster tails, and a dry-aged bigeye tuna chop. Whether dining inside or al fresco, most tables are in view of the Lake of Dreams, where elaborate shows featuring a larger-than-life singing frog, abstract projections on a flowing waterfall, and floating emoji balls that dance along the water’s surface take place. The Lake and its frog are staying — with a Mediterranean restaurant from an award-winning chef taking over the space. Lakeside will close in mid-July.

Crown & Anchor

Before making it big with the Killers, frontman Brandon Flowers wandered into the Crown & Anchor Pub near Tropicana Avenue and Maryland Parkway and discovered his girlfriend there with someone else. Thus, his indelible song, “Mr. Brightside,” was born. The bar hosted watch parties for soccer games and other British sporting events and served a menu of Cornish pasties, Scotch eggs, and fish and chips. That relic of Las Vegas history, the nearly 30-year-old, British-style pub, closed for good on July 2.

June

Sundry Food Hall

Nearly a year to the day after opening at Uncommons in southwest Las Vegas, the Sundry food hall has closed shop. The 20,000-square-foot food hall saw a lot of turnover in its short existence, rotating more than a dozen different restaurants through the space. At the time of closing, the lineup in the food hall included only: Center Bar, Messina, Easy Sliders, Mabel’s, Calle, and Deo. It’s the first food hall in Vegas to call it quits. Its last day was June 22.

Picasso

Chef Julian Serrano has announced his upcoming retirement, stepping away from Lago and closing the storied Picasso restaurant this summer. Picasso was the first Las Vegas restaurant to receive a James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant and one of only two restaurants in the city to receive two Michelin stars. The restaurant inside the Bellagio became one of the first landmark restaurants on the Strip, often credited with raising the city’s dining profile to what it is today. Picasso will close in August.

Holstein’s

Holsteins, a burger joint in the Cosmopolitan known for its over-the-top burgers and shakes, is closing this summer. Employees of the restaurant were notified of the closure on May 10 and are being encouraged to re-apply to the hospitality group’s next restaurant, which is currently in development. Holsteins opened in 2010 and had become a favorite on the Strip over the years. Its last day of business will be July 9.

The Mirage

The Mirage Casino is closing permanently — with plans to reopen in three years as a nearly 700-foot-tall guitar-shaped hotel. The Mirage closure means the end of the Cirque du Soleil Beatles-themed show, Love, and the resort’s volcano fountain — which was one of the first attractions on the Las Vegas Strip. It also means final service for the resort’s restaurants: Heritage Steakhouse, Osteria Costa, Otoro, Diablo’s Cantina, Pantry, Paradise Cafe, California Pizza Kitchen, and the Still. The Mirage will close on July 17.

Kitchen Table

When Kitchen Table opened in Henderson in 2015, it quickly became popular for its Nutella s’mores French toast, Benedicts topped with pork belly, and crispy chilaquiles with scrambled eggs and Oaxacan cheese. After nearly a decade of serving brunch, the restaurant closed for good on Monday, May 28.

Chinglish Cantonese Wine Bar and Kosher Chinglish

A pair of family-owned Chinese restaurants abruptly closed in the Boca Park shopping center. Kosher Chinglish opened in October of 2020 and Chinglish Cantonese Wine Bar debuted soon after. The fully kosher counterpart prepared meals like Poh Poh’s chicken dumplings and hot and sour soup while the wine bar paired a collection of some 40 wines with lettuce wraps of minced duck and shiitake mushrooms and Beijing duck with crispy skin. The two restaurants’s last night of service was June 10.

May

Peyote

The Latin American restaurant with a psychedelic Palm Springs flair closed abruptly, surprising both staff and fans. The restaurant at Fergusons Downtown was owned by Corner Bar Management, the group that owns bars and restaurants like Park on Fremont, Lucky Day, and the Laundry Room. Sitting right on Fremont Street, the restaurant served dinner with dishes like grilled octopus and sirloin steak, and a brunch of chilaquiles and challah French toast. It closed on April 29.

Bella Vita

The restaurant's three locations closed within months of each other between February and May. The owners posted on Instagram in March, saying that they opted not to renew their leases at Boca Park, the District, and on Blue Diamond. In addition to serving lunch and dinner, the restaurant also often hosted live music.

Shalom Ya’ll

The Israeli restaurant opened along with the Proper Eats Food Hall inside the Aria in December 2022. The quick-service eatery served cauliflower shawarma and fluffy pita. The restaurant has closed and is set to be replaced with Parm this spring. It closed on April 14.

April

Lost Spirits Distillery and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

One of Las Vegas’s most fantastically weird attractions closes at the end of April. The Lost Spirits Distillery is equal parts functioning rum distillery, walk-through attraction, and circus show. While meandering through Lost Spirit’s winding pathways, visitors will come across stations for rum tastings or aerialists suspended from the rafters, spinning mind-bendingly quickly.

The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea restaurant inside is one of the more bizarre dining experiences in Las Vegas. Helmed by chef Taylor Persh, each dinner is available only to 16 people, seated around a communal wooden table illuminated by candles. Grilled octopus is skewered on a small fencing sword, more or less encouraging diners to play with their food. Uni is served in the raised mouth cast on a ceramic plate (yes, you might kiss your dishware). And chef Persh takes to a podium to hand-slice a pig’s head. Lost Spirits closes on April 29.

The Tropicana

The Tropicana has put locks on the door for the first time in 67 years. The Las Vegas Strip casino is closed — the space will eventually be turned into a baseball stadium. It closed up with its handful of restaurants and bars, including the higher-end Oakville Tuscan Grill, the quick-service Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, the Trago Lounge cocktail bar, a coffee shop, and a small bar for frozen daiquiri drinks called Chill’m. Most notably, celebrity chef Robert Irvine’s sleepy Public House restaurant also shuttered. It closed on April 2.

Jason James Pizza Bistro

A pizza restaurant known for its crispy thin-crust pizzas has closed. Located in the Southwest, near Rhodes Ranch, the casual restaurant also served pasta, sandwiches, salad, and a really good prime rib dip. It closed in March.

Nightmare Cafe

The horror-themed bar and restaurant that served cocktails in skull-shaped glasses, hosted Haunted Brunch events, and featured walls covered in homages to slasher films, has called it quits. Nightmare Cafe, which opened in the Las Vegas Arts District in October of 2022, hosted a send-off on Saturday, March 27.

Trevi Italian Restaurant

Anyone who has ever stepped foot in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace should be familiar with the Trevi Italian Restaurant. It was not acclaimed for its pasta nor for its gelato — but made popular by its central location and ancient Roman theming. The restaurant’s tables were strewn across the mall’s faux cobblestone walkway, surrounded by the fallen column ruins that double as benches, beneath the mall’s painted sky, and in the shadow of the Fountain of the Gods. On Monday, March 25, it abruptly closed.

Margaritaville

After more than 20 years on the Las Vegas Strip, the Margaritaville restaurant is closing. The restaurant inspired by the late Jimmy Buffett’s song opened in Las Vegas 2003 and the three-level restaurant with six bars hosts live music, serves those 45-ounce cocktails that tourists love to haul around, and serves burgers and expected bar food. Margaritaville will close on April 15.

March

Astronomy Aleworks

On March 9, the Astronomy Aleworks brewery in Henderson will close its doors for the last time. “We ran out of money,” Astronomy Aleworks founder and brewer Matt Brady told Eater Vegas. Brady opened the family-owned taproom in October 2017 in Hederson’s Booze District. It will continue hosting trivia nights through its last day on March 9.

February

Bird Bar

This bar inside the Flamingo used to be part of Margaritaville, before becoming a casual bar. At one time, it had the cheapest craps tables on the Strip. It closed abruptly in January.

Graze Kitchen

Graze Kitchen, a casual restaurant that served vegan food closed in late February. The restaurant, from the owners of Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar, was located at 7355 South Buffalo Drive. It served appetizers, chips and dips, soup and chili, Firecracker Cauliflower, and vegan sandwiches and salads. Its last day was February 29.

Bad Beat Brewing

Bad Beat Brewing, which had been at 7380 Eastgate Road in Henderson’s Booze District since 2014, has closed its Henderson location — but is already working on reopening in a new space at 142 South Main Street in the Las Vegas Arts District. It has brews like the Little Death salted watermelon gose, a Hoppy Times IPA, and the Bluffing Isn’t Weisse German hefeweizen. Its Henderson brewery closed on February 18.

Trustworthy Brewing Co.

Trustworthy Brewing Co. opened in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Palazzo in 2019 as the only functioning brewery on the Strip. It had a 60-seat bar, a beer garden, and, overall, room for 430 people. It closed in early February.

Late 2023

See the full listing of 2023 restaurant closures here.

Stack Restaurant and Bar

The restaurant at the Mirage known for serving steak, seafood, and typical American fare closed its doors without fanfare. The restaurant had interesting dimensional wood paneling on the walls and ceiling and served dishes like loaded mac and cheese and mini lamb gyros.

Paymon’s Fresh Kitchen & Lounge

Paymon’s closed its spin-off locations Paymon’s Fresh Kitchen & Lounge, and Paymon’s Fresh Express at 8955 S. Eastern Avenue. The Vegas restaurant that has been serving Mediterranean food for more than 35 years is still open at its 8380 West Sahara Avenue location.

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