Are you headed to a convention in Las Vegas? The Las Vegas Monorail is the quickest way to navigate the Strip before, after, and during conventions. Avoid the hassles of finding a ride or sitting in traffic with the Las Vegas Monorail.
The Las Vegas Monorail is fast and easy (even easier with Mobile Tickets)! We want to make your next convention stay even better with a guide for all those coffee runs, lunches, and post-convention happy hours.
We’ve compiled our favorite stops along the Monorail route for convention attendees. Take a look and start planning for your next convention visit!
Breakfast & Coffee
Everyone wants to fuel up before hitting the convention floor. If the hotel coffee pod doesn’t quite meet your standards, we’ve got a few more options. Plus, each of these spots offers some grab-and-go breakfast choices.
The PERQ at SAHARA Las Vegas
The PERQ is the perfect place to stop before heading to the Las Vegas Convention Center. SAHARA Las Vegas is just two stops north of LVCC and is easily accessible via the pedestrian bridge. Located across from the check-in desk, The PERQ features coffee beans from an LA specialty roaster and serves up all the classic coffee choices. They also have grab-and-go options and light snacks — perfect for a quick breakfast before meetings. For early birds, The PERQ opens at 5 am and remains open until midnight.
LavAzza at Bally’s Las Vegas
Are you a bit more discerning when it comes to your morning brew? LavAzza at Bally’s is the best choice for you. This shop receives high marks for excellently crafted cappuccinos and other espressos. If you prefer a pastry in the morning, be sure to add LavAzza to your list. This unassuming café is a bit better than your average coffee chain and will add a little pep in your step.
Cafe Belle Madeleine at Paris Las Vegas
To round out our coffee choices, we have two recommendations with a European flair. Cafe Belle Madeleine in the Paris Las Vegas is located next to the guest elevators. Their chocolate eclairs, croissants, and other pastries will have you dreaming of your next vacation.
The Café also offers cheese plates, smoothies, and coffee, of course. Head toward the back of the café for food, wine, to-go snacks, and gifts.
La Creperie at Pairs Las Vegas
Start your day with a classic option. La Creperie, inside Pairs Las Vegas, offers both sweet and savory crepes. There’s something for everyone’s taste and crepes are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a quick snack. La Creperie is open from 7 am to 11 pm and is located along with the shopping and dining promenade between the Bally’s entrance and Paris casino floor
During conventions, lunch is a perfect time to get off your feet, find something delicious, and take in some of what Las Vegas has to offer.
Burger at Bets at SAHARA Las Vegas
Burger and Bets, located inside the SAHARA Las Vegas, is just the place to take a lunch break. Grab a seat at one of their tables in the outdoor beer garden to enjoy some fresh air. Take in the surroundings and enjoy a truly unique burger. Sports fans can check on scores at the William Hill Sports Book.
JJ’s Boulangerie at Paris Las Vegas
Located along the “Rue de la Paix” shopping walkway inside Paris Las Vegas, JJ’s Boulangerie is ideal for soups, salads, sandwiches in a French bakery setting. JJ’s is perfect for fast, casual dining and will appeal to most folks in your group. You’ll be visiting Las Vegas and a Parisian boulangerie in one trip!
Chayo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar at The LINQ Promenade
Chayo is ideal for anyone craving an authentic Mexican meal. You can find Chayo located at The LINQ Promenade in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Choose from their ground-level patio, gorgeous main dining room, or roof-top patio overlooking The LINQ Promenade.
Take note of the giant mechanical bull inside the dining room and extensive tequila section, and you might just come back for your next Happy Hour. Take a peek at their menu. Once you do, we know you’ll be adding it to your must-eat list.
Canter’s Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade
Canter’s is perfect for those who are looking for a classic deli with an authentic New York taste. Corned beef and brisket will keep you fueled and focused for the afternoon ahead. The pastrami or Rueben loaded fries will leave you delighted!
P.S. Canter’s is also a great place to grab a bagel or breakfast (or stay for hot breakfast options) on your way to the convention floor or before meetings!
In-n-Out Burger at The LINQ Promenade
If you aren’t familiar with this West coast classic, do yourself a favor and make time to stop at In-n-Out Burger. They promise (and deliver) the freshest ingredients with no microwaves or freezers. You can’t go wrong with a Double-Double or try your fries Animal Style. Just be sure to check out the not-so-secret menu if you are new to In-n-Out Burger.
This contemporary bar and restaurant is a gem along the Las Vegas Strip. The Barrymore is located within walking distance of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Barrymore offers excellent cocktails, an extensive wine list, and a lovely happy hour (from 5-7 pm). It’s the perfect place to wait out the post-convention crowds. You can find The Barrymore in the boutique Royal Resort hotel at 99 Convention Center Drive. Cheers!
Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas
If craft beer is your beverage of choice, you’ll want to add Beer Park to your happy hour list. Beer Park features a 10,000-square-foot deck overlooking Las Vegas Strip. It’s the perfect place to take in and enjoy the Las Vegas lights.
They offer 100 drafts, can and bottle beer selections, including 36 beers on tap with an Americana charm. Find a spot at one of the communal picnic tables that encourage socializing. Enjoy the grassy lawn and partake in a classic bar game like giant Jenga, pool, or darts.
3535 Bar at The LINQ
Thirty-five custom-made infusions make the 3535 Bar at The LINQ genuinely unique! This cocktail bar is all about exploration and experimentation. Have you ever wondered what a Thin Mint martini might taste like? This is your chance to find out. One of their best-sellers features ancho & bacon-infused Jim Beam bourbon, fig-infused Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters. 3535 Bar will add adventure to your post-convention happy hour!
Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House – MGM Grand
Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, located at the MGM Grand has not one, but two happy hours. The first is from 2 to 6 p.m. and again from 9:30 p.m. to close. Fresh seafood is presented with a “New, New Orleans” style of cooking — a twist on Louisiana’s classic Creole dishes. Their happy hour includes over a dozen hot and chilled snacks, plus cocktails, house wine, and bottled beers.
Where to eat at McCarran Airport
Options at McCarran Airport are admittedly limited, but with a little direction, you can find a few solid selections. For those just looking for a drink or snack, there are options throughout the terminals. If you’re looking for something more substantial, we recommend one of four options.
For Las Vegas local, Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill is a staple. There’s a little bit for everyone: salads, great appetizers, pizza, and a solid selection of appetizer. Sammy’s is open from 5 am to 12:30 pm.
Rachel’s Kitchen gives travelers healthy options, including smoothies and juices. They also have excellent breakfast and lunch options. There are multiple vegetation options, as well.
Most travelers will be familiar with California Pizza Kitchen, and their consistency extends to their McCarran Airport locations. For the uninitiated, CPK offers excellent pizza, salad, and pasta.
Finally, Tapenade Mediterranean Café offers casual fare, including salads, wraps, panini’s, flatbreads, and gourmet desserts.
Planning your next Convention visit in Las Vegas
Planning your next Convention visit to Las Vegas goes beyond convention registration. Make sure you’re prepared with a Las Vegas Monorail pass. The Monorail is the easiest way to get from the Las Vegas Convention Center to all the restaurants and bars on the Las Vegas Strip.
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