Life Is Beautiful Weekend: What to do After the Festival

The annual Life Is Beautiful Festival takes place Friday, September 17th through Sunday, September 19th, 2021, and goes from 2:00 pm to 1:00 am each day. For many, 1:00 am does not mean the party has to stop! There are plenty of spots in Downtown Las Vegas to keep the party going long into the night. Whether you’re looking for cheap drinks, craft beer, signature cocktails, or delicious eats, Downtown Las Vegas has something for you.

Late Night Eats

A long day of walking, dancing, drinking, (and eating) can work up a serious appetite. Here are your best bets for late-night food that will hit the spot after a long festival day:

Freedom Beat

For those late-night hunger pains after Life Is Beautiful, Freedom Beat is the place to be. With a menu featuring American comfort food, Freedom Beat is the perfect spot to grab a hearty meal before continuing to party late into the night or get a quick bite before hitting the hay. After all, you’ll need a good night’s sleep before the next festival day! Freedom Beat is open 8:00 am – 3:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays.

freedom beat burger and sides

Denny’s on Fremont Street

Nothing caps a fun-filled night off better than a delicious plate of breakfast favorites—and you know Denny’s has everything you might be craving! Denny’s on Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas is just blocks away from the Life Is Beautiful festival grounds and is open 24 hours a day. And as a bonus, this Denny’s also has a full bar that serves up drinks around the clock.

Nacho Daddy

Open until 3:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays, Nacho Daddy’s menu features gourmet nacho concoctions that are sure to hit the spot. They also serve up tacos, burritos, fajitas, vegan options, soups and salads, and more. If you’re feeling particularly brave, Nacho Daddy is also home to the infamous scorpion shot, complete with tequila, salt, lime, and—you guessed it—a real scorpion! You’ll find Nacho Daddy on 4th Street a couple of blocks from the festival gates.


Late Night Drinks (And More Eats)

For those looking to keep the drinks flowing, Downtown Las Vegas is where you want to be. With Fremont East District and Downtown Grand only a few steps away, the after-party is ready and waiting for you after Life Is Beautiful wraps up.


Located right on the casino floor and just steps away from the tables is Furnace,  a hip casino bar without the pretentiousness of the common Vegas nightclub. Furnace is a great place to grab a craft cocktail or late-night snack before hitting the slots and tables. Furnace also has a great selection of bar food perfect for post-festival cravings and is open 24/7.

Furnace casino bar in downtown Las Vegas


Located in the Fremont East District, Commonwealth is a favorite of Las Vegas locals for its artistic vibe, craft cocktail selection, live DJs, and stunning rooftop patio views. Commonwealth will be serving up drinks until 3:00 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night, so it’s a great choice after you leave the festival.

The Griffin

Another local hotspot in Downtown Las Vegas is The Griffin on Fremont Street between Las Vegas Blvd. and 6th St. The relaxed vibe with dim lighting, stone-faced walls, and a real fireplace will set the tone for a laid back hang out with your friends after a long night. Open until 3:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays, they offer a great cocktail selection, local brews on tap, and live DJs on the weekends.

Hit the Casino Floor

If you haven’t had a chance to try your luck at the tables or slots, the perfect opportunity is after the Life Is Beautiful festival. Downtown Grand’s casino floor is open 24/7 and has great dealers ready to make it a memorable night! Even if you’re a gambling newbie, we’re here to break it down for you.

Check out our helpful gaming guides for an overview of how to play the most popular games in Las Vegas:

roulette table with casino in the background

Let’s Keep the Party Going!

With so many options for your own personal Life Is Beautiful after party, we’re sure you’ll love wherever you end up. From award-winning food to late-night drinks, Downtown Las Vegas and Downtown Grand have it all. Add to your Life Is Beautiful memories by grabbing a bite to eat at Freedom Beat and a shot at Furnace before hitting the casino floor. The possibilities are endless! See you in downtown.

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