As the sun starts to set, the fun doesn’t stop in Laughlin.

With a world-class line-up of live entertainment — from headline concerts and award-winning comedy, to top-rated magic shows and talented local bands — this great-value getaway boasts one of the best nightlife scenes around. 

Plus, its range of memorable restaurants — from upscale Mexican to dining along the Colorado River — means you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to delicious pre-show dining. 

Whether you’re craving succulent prime rib or crab-stuffed trout, world-famous musicians or homegrown comedians, make the most of your nights — as well as your days —  in Laughlin, with our pick of ‘dinner and a show’ experiences not to miss. 

Tip: Want to mix and match between the following experiences? Use the Laughlin Water Taxi to hop between venues/casinos. 

1. El Burro Borracho & Concert Series, Harrah’s Laughlin

Open daily from 4pm, head to Guy Fieri's El Burro Borracho, for traditional south-of-the-border dishes with a twist. Located at Harrah’s Laughlin, this laidback Mexican eatery serves up everything from burritos and fajitas, to enchiladas and tacos — all with a little extra creative flair. Plus, it’s vibrant atmosphere and friendly staff make it a great way to kick-start an evening in Laughlin. Just be sure to leave room for dessert — the churros here are the best in town! 

Once you’ve had your full of Mexican-inspired fare, there’s no need to venture far — Harrah’s popular Spring and Fall Concert Series provides the perfect after-dinner entertainment. From Grammy Award winning musicians, to renowned comedy and theatre acts, the season’s diverse line-up is among the best in Laughlin. Book well ahead for an 8pm show under the stars at the 3,000-seat Rio Vista Amphitheater, where the view from every seat is fantastic. 

2. Roundhouse Buffet & Pavilion Theatre, Tropicana Laughlin

Visiting on a weekend? Complete with an all-adult tower, VIP check-in area, award-winning dining, and renowned onsite nightclub, the Tropicana Laughlin makes the perfect base for travelers. Plus, its famous Roundhouse Buffet boasts all you can eat prime rib and crab legs, every Friday and Saturday from 4pm — making it well worth seeking out for dinner, whether you’re staying at the resort or not. 

After dinner, make your way over to Tropicana’s 9,000 square foot marquis — the Pavilion Theater — for a memorable evening show. Hosting the biggest names in entertainment, good-time musical tribute shows and laugh-out-loud comedians on weekends throughout the year, this huge indoor venue is the perfect place to round off a night in Laughlin. Browse its upcoming schedule and book your tickets online.

3. Gourmet Room & Losers Lounge, Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort

Looking to dine waterside? With breathtaking views of the Colorado River, it’s hard to beat the The Gourmet Room at Don Laughlin’s. Perfect for foodies, this classy restaurant serves up a delectable menu of expertly prepared French, Italian, and Steakhouse cuisine — from Les Coquilles Saint Jacques to Maialle Osso Bucco — alongside friendly service and a warm atmosphere. Feast on thoughtful, seasonal specials at your window table, and take in the water and mountain views. 

Don’t let the name fool you, Losers Lounge — also at Don Laughlin’s — is the place to be after dark, where talented bands take to the stage every Wednesday through Saturday from 8pm. Enjoy everything from Top 40 tunes to 70s rock & roll, live at this quirky venue, whose walls are covered with hundreds of posters and photos of celebrity losers. Prefer to star in the show yourself? Make your way to Don Laughlin’s Dance Club instead, for Monday night karaoke.

4. Hickory Pit Steakhouse & Comedy on the Edge, Edgewater Casino Resort

From Italian favorites and surf n turf, to rib eye and lamb shank, the upscale Hickory Pit Steakhouse is known for its gourmet American food, personalized service and intimate atmosphere. Set within the popular Edgewater Hotel & Casino, it’s a cozy spot to tuck into a perfectly-seared steak, topped with sautéed mushrooms, and followed by creme brulee. Plus, don’t miss the 777 Happy hour at the restaurant bar — for a variety of menu items for just $7.

If you like to laugh, you’re in luck. Edgewater also hosts the popular Comedy on the Edge weekend lounge show — one of the most side-splitting events in Laughlin. Starring two big name comedians, each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7pm, it’s a great spot for good times with friends. Plus, after the show, you can dance the night away until 3am with top local DJs! 

5. Laughlin Boat Tours Dinner Cruise & Laughlin Event Center

Dine in style out on the water; aboard deluxe riverboat, the Celebration. Whether you’re on a romantic getaway or spending time with friends and family, the 2-hour dinner cruise aboard the Celebration with Laughlin River Tours makes for a memorable meal out on the water. Enjoy freshly-prepared salmon, chicken marsala, tortellini or prime rib, and sip on a glass of wine as the sun sets over the Colorado River.

Back on dry land, make a beeline to the outdoor Laughlin Event Center, for a night with one of the country’s biggest stars. With previous headliners including Kid Rock, Dolly Parton, Toby Keith and Carrie Underwood, this 11, 600-seat venue is the place to go for an unforgettable headline show. Browse upcoming acts online and start planning your trip to Laughlin!