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Where to spend your Memorial Day Weekend ‘off-hours’

Tacos El Gordo’s al pastor tastes even better late at night.
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Tacos El Gordo

In the hours between Encore Beach Club and XS, flee a few steps north to the Strip’s taco oasis, open from 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Nothing soaks up booze in a more delicious way than al pastor fries. And if you need more AC-lounging time, keep going until you get to the Peppermill. 3049 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-982-5420.

The Golden Tiki

Weekend visitors know to head down Spring Mountain when the Strip becomes all too much (and the food prices get ridiculous). After you refuel with noodles or Korean barbecue in Las Vegas Chinatown, spend a few hours in 24-hour tiki heaven and tropicalize your brain. But be warned: More than a couple of these rum concoctions and you might not make your next party. Wait, is that a bad thing? 3939 Spring Mountain Road, 702-222-3196.

Downtown Container Park

Strip-side drinks, munchies and sundries can disappoint. Grab a Lyft Downtown and shop, sip and nosh the local way. Do cheese and wine at Bin 702 and watch families play while rehydrating up at the Perch. Oh, and don’t skip the Crunchy Dog at Cheffini’s. 707 Fremont St.,

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