Main Street is the center of Las Vegas’ Arts District. Along with bars, coffee shops, and performance spaces, there is also a string of vintage shops where you can buy everything from a Viper Room tank top to a Marcel Breuer chair. Whether you’re looking for something specific or just browsing for a surprise, there’s a vast array of curious finds.
The storefront that contains Exile on Main Street and Cowtown Guitars is the closest thing Las Vegas has to a one-stop shop for rock n’ roll. Exile stocks broken-in cowboy boots and worn denim, as well as an impressive array of music T-shirts, from Journey to Generation X to Willie Nelson—Willie actually had a party here to commemorate the Nevada launch of his marijuana brand. Cowtown Guitars carries guitars, bases, amps, and effects. If you want a 1961 Gibson Les Paul or a 1978 Fender Telecaster, you can find it here.
A shop featuring the curious, the macabre, and the just plain weird, Las Vegas Oddities is where you can buy both a Bettie Page pinup photo and a human skull. There are eerie woodcut-style prints, steampunk top hats, vintage Soviet banners, weird taxidermy experiments, African headdresses, and countless items that will delight the goth in your life.
The items on sale at Modern Mantiques lean toward the more rugged end of the style spectrum—think Haute mancave. Materials run to unfinished wood and antiqued metal and leather and there is plenty of gas station and brewery memorabilia, as well as art, action figures, and taxidermy.
Located in the Arts District, ReBar is a one-of-a-kind combination of bar, restaurant, and curiosity shop. Everything in the bar is for sale, including the mugs and glassware you drink out of. Other items that can be purchased include light-up beer signs, action figures, vinyl chairs, velvet paintings, and more. There’s a wide array of beers and a selection of cocktails that donate part of their purchase price to local charities. Hungry? ReBar also serves a variety of homemade sausages and frankfurters on pretzel buns.