The Ultimate Guide to the Best Clubs in Vegas
If you’re getting ready for a trip to Las Vegas, you should know all about the best places to go out to at night. Here is your ultimate guide to the best clubs in Vegas so you can have an epic trip.
You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Make your trip to Vegas unforgettable with a visit to one of the best clubs in Vegas.
Whether you are looking for a megaclub, something small and intimate, a DJ, or a live band, there is a Vegas club for you.
Here are 10 of the best clubs in Vegas that will make your trip one to remember.
Top 10 Best Clubs in Vegas
Gambling isn’t the only thing to do in Las Vegas by a long shot. If clubs are your thing, Vegas is the place for you. If you’re heading there for a girl’s weekend, bachelor party, or a getaway with your significant other (or even by yourself), you’ll definitely want to hit up one (or more!) of these nightclubs.
Whether you’re looking for a huge club to dance or a more intimate club to have drinks with friends or your significant other, there is something for you on this list. Vegas does everything big and many of the clubs on this list are no exception.
The wait to get into many of the clubs can be long. Buying a VIP pass might get you in quicker, but table service will likely get you in the quickest. Otherwise, you might be waiting up to 4 hours, especially on busy nights.
Stop by the concierge desk at your hotel before heading out to the club. Most of the hotels have partnerships with other hotels on and off the Strip, so a few minutes with the concierge might save you hours in line.
1. Jewel Night Club
Jewel Night Club is located in the Aria Resort & Casino, and the creators of Jewel also created two other nightclubs on this list, Hakkasan and Omnia. Jewel is a bit more intimate and full of luxurious finishes.
Huge dual-sided LED video screens sync with the music and there are 5 themed VIP suites. The themes include Blind Tiger speakeasy, The Studio, which features vintage album covers, the G.O.A.T., which has sports memorabilia, the Prestige suite, and the Gallery, which has fine-art photography.
There will also be a spectacular lighting display behind the DJ booth. The club will be especially friendly to Aria guests, to keep them in the hotel.
2. Drai’s and Drai’s After Hours
Drai’s is located in The Cromwell, a boutique hotel on the Las Vegas strip. Unlike many of the other clubs that bring in DJs, Drai’s has live performers including Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Nicki Minah, and Trey Songz.
Drai’s has indoor and outdoor areas and high-tech lighting and LED displays surrounding the club. On the weekends, fireworks are shot off from the roof of the hotel.
After starting your night at Drai’s, check out Drai’s After Hours for some electronic dance music to cap off your night.
If you’re looking for a club with different options, Omnia is the place for you. Located in Caesars Palace and created by the designers of Jewel and Hakkasan, there are 3 very different areas to enjoy. The areas include a main room focused on DJs that has a chandelier that changes colors and is full of the newest technology.
The second room is the Heart of Omnia devoted to open format music and is dark and intimate, lit by LEDs. The third party space is an outdoor terrace overlooking the Strip.
Because Omnia is newer, they often have the most popular DJs headlining there, including Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Nervo, and Afrojack.
XS is located inside the Encore and is one of the most expensive nightclubs ever built and is dripping with gold everywhere you look. The bars are big, so you’re not fighting for a spot to grab a drink, and the dance floor is big enough that you’re not on top of each other.
You can party inside and outside and on Sunday nights, XS has a giant pool party, called Nightswim. The popularity of XS means they get top-name DJs like Kaskade, Zedd, Skrillex, and David Guetta.
5. Light Night Club
Located inside the Mandalay Bay, Light Night Club has giant LED walls and decorative ceilings. The performances are different every night, and the theme is always changing. Some nights you might enjoy a DJ while on others, you might get a live performance from artists like J. Cole and T-Pain.
Dancers perform throughout the club, putting on Cirque du Soleil-type performances, complete with over-the-top costumes, make-up, and tech visuals. The performances are immersive, so you feel like you are part of the show!
Hakkasan, located inside the MGM Grand, has become one of the most popular clubs in Vegas. Designed by the same group who created Omnia and Jewel, it has 5 different levels, giving you lots of options for different experiences and decor.
See performances by Calvin Harris, the Chainsmokers, and Tiesto at Hakkasan. There is even a second nightclub within Hakkasan, called the Ling Ling Club, which has open format music.
Hyde is one of the smaller nightclubs in Vegas, offering guests a more intimate experience without having to deal with giant crowds. In keeping with the theme of the Bellagio, Hyde is full of Italian-inspired decor and books, paintings, chandeliers, and marble tiles.
Their signature drinks are high-end handcrafted cocktails. They have open format music and gorgeous views of the Bellagio fountains.
During the winter, they have dayclub events on Sundays, including dress up parties like a neon circus theme.
8. 1 OAK
1 OAK, which stands for “1 Of A Kind” is not quite a megaclub but isn’t tiny either. It is the perfect size to have amazing parties and allow everyone to be part of the action. It’s designed around the dance floor, so if dancing is what you want, this is the place for you.
Located inside the Mirage, it’s a popular club for celebrities, including Scott Disick and Mariah Carey.
Tao has been around for a while, but it has remained on the list of top clubs to visit because it continues to make upgrades each year and brings in popular DJs and music. Located in the Venetian, Tao has multiple rooms for guest to explore and brings in live performances from artists such as Juicy J and Snoop Dogg.
Tao has created something called “V.I.W.E.” service which allows clubgoers to enjoy bottle service at a much lower price. Rather than buying bottle service for hundreds of dollars, different areas of Tao are set aside for guests who pay for the V.I.W.E service to serve themselves from vodka, champagne, and tequila.
The idea is that not only can they save some money and cater more to millennials, but also allow people to party with more than just the group they arrived with.
Last but not least is Marquee, located in the Cosmopolitan. Like some of the other megaclubs on the list, Marquee has different rooms for guests to pick from, including the main club, the Boombox, and the Library. In the main club, you’ll find music, drinks, and plenty of room to dance. It’s decked out with electronic LED displays and professional dancers perform throughout.
In the Boombox and Library, you’ll find smaller, more intimate spaces that are a great place to relax after dancing up a storm in the main club. At Marquee, expect to see DJs like Cedric Gervais, Cash Cash, and Tritonal.
Things to Know Before You Go
Use these tips to make the most of your trip to Vegas and your night out clubbing.
Most, if not all, of these clubs have dress codes (some stricter than others). Usually, this means dress shoes and collared shirts for the guys, no flip-flops, bathing suits, shorts, sneakers, etc. for men and women.
Many of these clubs get crowded, so buying tickets ahead of time, especially if there is a DJ or performer you really want to see, is a good idea. You also might want to consider getting bottle service. Bottle service ensures you a table, mixers, and liquor of your choice. Not only does bottle service give you a place to rest your feet, it also saves you multiple trips to the bar.
Most clubs aren’t open until the weekends and don’t open until 10:00 p.m. or later. The real action doesn’t start happening until after midnight, so rest up!
Clubs aren’t cheap, so plan to spend a little money on entry and drinks if you want to do it right. If you decide to skimp on a hotel, read our tips for surviving a budget hotel here and if you really want to do Vegas right, check out these ways to make some money for your next trip!
Start Planning Your Next Trip
Now that you have the ultimate guide to the best clubs in Vegas, start planning your next trip now! Whatever the occasion, a trip to Vegas won’t be complete without a night out clubbing with your best friends or significant other.
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