Nestled along the banks of the Colorado River, Laughlin, Nevada, may be known for its desert landscapes by day but when the sun sets, the town transforms into a hub of exciting nightlife. From bustling casinos to lively bars and electrifying entertainment venues, this riverside town offers a diverse array of nocturnal adventures for anyone looking for a little excitement. Read on to discover the city’s vibrant nightlife scene.

Laugh a Little … or a Lot: L.A. Comedy Club, located at Edgewater Casino Resort in what has been nicknamed the Dragon’s Edge showroom, is a popular stand-up comedy venue that will make you laugh out loud. Spanning 2,600 square feet with seating for 150, the award-winning club features a reputable lineup of top comedians. Grab some cocktails at the full-service bar and take in the decor honoring some of America’s most iconic comedians. The club is also a prime setting for live music and karaoke. Shows are offered Wednesday through Sunday evenings.

Roll the Dice: The casino at the Golden Nugget Laughlin offers a nonstop gaming experience. It’s a lively gaming complex boasting favorites like blackjack, craps, roulette, three-way poker, slot machines and keno, all in a tropical-inspired atmosphere. In addition to casino games, the resort also has a Race and Sportsbook, where you can catch the game, match, fight or race you’ve been looking forward to.

Just down the river is Aquarius Casino Resort, the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin. Its 57,000-square-foot casino offers more than 1,200 slot machines, 33 gaming tables, a non-smoking William Hill Race and Sports Book, as well as bars and lounges to keep you entertained all night. It’s also well-known for being one of the most laid-back casinos along the riverfront.

Roll a Strike: Instead of taking risks on the casino floor, how about a night out at the bowling alley? Enjoy some cocktails, dance to the music and enjoy a rousing round of the sport at Strike Bowl inside the Laughlin River Lodge Hotel & Casino, which is open until midnight during weekends. Bring your A-game and be ready to show your skills! 

Enjoy some bowling at the amazing Strike Bowl at Laughlin River Lodge.Strike Bowl at Laughlin River Lodge Hotel & Casino

Cruise Into the Sunset: Enjoy a two-hour Laughlin Sunset Dinner Cruise aboard the Grand Celebration by Laughlin River Tours. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious menu prepared fresh nightly on the boat – think prime rib, steamed lobster tail, chicken marsala, salmon, and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. There’s also a full-service bar to complement your meal with delicious drinks. While you’re enjoying the fine dining, don’t forget to feast your eyes on the beauty of the Colorado River. This activity is perfect for date night, family night, or a night out with a group of your closest friends and loved ones.

Music to Your Ears: Looking for a concert venue where you can sing along and dance to today’s—and often yesterday’s—best live acts? Head to The Edge Pavilion – one of the destination’s premier live entertainment venues – at Edgewater Casino Resort. With seating for 2,000, this intimate setting features performances with state-of-the-art sound and lighting.

Losers’ Lounge Nightclub is a popular club, located at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort. The two-story venue hosts live bands and DJs Thursday through Sunday beginning at 8 p.m., along with a drink special. And there is meaning behind the club’s name: The walls are splashed with posters, photos and headlines of famous historical “losers.” They’re just one more thing to take a look at while you’re enjoying the music!

For more music, you’ll want to check out Rush Lounge at Golden Nugget Laughlin. The atmosphere is laid-back, yet sophisticated, making it a great spot to chill and unwind. There’s plenty of seating at the bar and comfy tables around the room. On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy a signature drink special and live music from some of the area’s top entertainers.

Walk – or Dance – It Off: Need some exercise? Or maybe you just want to shake it off? A stroll along the picturesque Laughlin Riverwalk that runs alongside the Colorado River will do the trick. It can be a relaxing or romantic way to enjoy the city’s nightlife. Soak in the relaxed atmosphere or take a detour to one of the many bars or restaurants for a cocktail or snack.

A couple enjoying a walk at Laughlin River Walk.Laughlin Riverwalk

But if you’re looking for something a little more active, The Dance Club at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort is calling your name. The venue, on the second floor of the hotel’s South Tower, provides a dance floor just waiting for you to show off those moves. The club is open Fridays and Saturdays at 5 p.m.

Tango’s Lounge at Tropicana Laughlin is another top spot for live music, dancing and cocktails. Every Friday and Saturday from 6-10 p.m., the club features some of the area’s hottest bands playing in an open and stylish area. And if you’re more of a sports buff, the lounge doubles as a sports bar with two large screens playing seasonal games across a variety of sports.

Laughlin might be a smaller riverside town, but its nightlife packs a punch! As you can see, there’s more than enough to do during an exciting getaway to this special destination. Check out our travel guide and deals on resorts and lodging to plan your next visit!