There are so many reasons that people travel to Las Vegas, with casinos and gambling usually at the top of people’s lists. However, there is a whole other side of Vegas that is very attractive to those who plan trips to the desert – the nightlife. Las Vegas is a city that is open 24 hours a day, and while the casinos and the shows and restaurants are all on people’s lists, when it is time to head out for the night, some of the top clubs in the world are located in the city. Let’s have a look at the Las Vegas nightlife – where you should be, when you should go, and some tips and tricks to getting the most out of your evening.
The Top 5 Nightclubs in Las Vegas
There seem to be new nightclubs popping up in resorts all over Las Vegas, or some that are rebranding to keep up with the times. Even if you have been to Vegas in the past, you will still want to get the lay of the land when you make plans for your next trip, and this starts with an update on the hottest clubs in the city.
Hakkasan Nightclub is one of the most famous spots in all of Las Vegas. Located in the MGM Grand Resort and Casino, Hakkasan is packed to the rafters every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The complex is huge, featuring several rooms but the main attraction is definitely the Main Room, a 10,000 square foot sound emporium which features some of the top DJs in the world spinning tunes until the wee hours of the morning.
Encore Beach Club At Night
The Beach Club at Encore is one of the biggest day parties on the Las Vegas Strip. At night, the party continues as the Pool area is transformed into a nightclub with everything that the other top clubs in the city offer – except walls and a ceiling! You can enjoy the fresh air of Las Vegas while you drink and dance the night away – just remember that it can be hot in Las Vegas even at night, so it could end up being a very sweaty affair. If you are so inclined, you can jump in the pool and keep the day party going until the early hours of the morning. With cabanas turned into table service, and gaming tables right out on the Beach Club floor, there is somethign for everyone as you listen to the sounds coming from resident DJs including Diplo.
Drai’s Afterhours has been a legendary spot to party when the rest of the clubs shut down for years, but with the renovation of the Cromwell Hotel, Drai’s Nightclub has had a refresh and is now home to one of the biggest parties on the planet every weekend.
Drai’s Nightclub is a whopping 65,000 feet, and includes not only the rooftop patio and the pools and cabanas to be enjoyed there, but the only nightclub concert venue in all of Las Vegas. The stage has seen some of hip-hop and EDMs biggest names, maybe none bigger than Drake himself who has signed on to have a residency of sorts at the club.
Drai’s Afterhours has been a fixture in Las Vegas for over 20 years, and with operating hours of 1am to 8am, this is the kind of place for people that don’t want the party to end. Located in the basement of the Cromwell, Afterhours finds top top DJs creating the vibe for those who want to hit the dance floor or those just wanting to observe what takes place in Las Vegas in the early morning.
Located in the Grand Canal Shops of the Venetian Hotel, Tao has been a top club destination for visitors to Las Vegas for over a decade. The club’s main room can hold up to 3,000 people, and it is always full, so make sure you get there early so you aren’t spending you night waiting in line. Top DJs are found here ads well, including some celebrity DJs like Steve Aoki who is a regular on the stage.
Apex Social Club
If you want your beats and cocktails to come with a view, then this is the spot for you. Located off the Strip at the Palms Resort, Apex Social Club is on the 55th floor of one of the towers. The open-air concept gives you a chance to look at all of the Las Vegas Strip at night, which is one of the most amazing views in all the city. This is am ore upscale club, not like some of the ones on the strip with can host thousands of people. If you are looking for something a little more classy for your evening out in Las Vegas, then you will love this place.
Some Tips and Tricks to Las Vegas Nightlife
Reading about all these clubs probably has you all ready to get out and hit the town! First, you should take a minute to read the following to ensure that you get the most out of your nights.
First, and probably most important, is how you dress to head out to the nightclubs. These are for the most part not places for T-Shirts and shorts. You will want to put on a collared shirt and a good pair of jeans or pants if you dont want to be turned away at the door.
Second, you are going to find some massive lines when you get to the club of your choosing, along with a hefty cover charge. One way aroudn all that is to reserve a table. This typcially means a minimum spend of a couple thousand dollars, but since the table service can include several guests, skipping the line, not paying the cover and have a reserved space to chill in the club, then it is actually worth it. You should call ahead to make a reservation, and if the club is in the hotel wher eyou are staying, give the concierge a call to see if you can get a discount on entry fees and other costs.
Finally, remember that this is a marathon, not a sprint. You could be in a club for several hours and until very late in the evening. You will want to pace yourself if you want to get full value for your money!
Ok, with all that said – who’s ready for a night out on the town?