Big, Throbbing Vegas Nightclubs: Guide to the Best Clubs NOW
Before the Vegas nightclubs craze hit, the dance clubs here were viewed as cheap interpretations of LA, big-city style clubs. Today, they are much more interesting, on-trend and essential to the town’s nightlife. Practically every hotel or casino has some kind of a Las Vegas nightclub. Each entrance is guarded by a bouncer with an impenetrable blank stare, while groups of tourists swarm by, featuring a “look at me” type of attitude.
Hakkasan at the MGM Grand is one of the most popular nightclubs, due partly to its Strip-side location and also in part to its association with the prestigious global restaurant brand name. Because its the largest nightclub in the world, Hakkasan is home to some of the top DJs in the world, including DJs Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki and Kaskade.
The nightclub provides multiple options and atmospheres, with its avant-garde, futuristic inspired designed interior. Be prepared to climb stairs though, in order to check out the three levels of ultra-luxury.
At the nearby Mirage, you’ll find another tourist favorite, 1 Oak. It has a long entryway leading into the club, which typically would be a pain, but this one is well worth the hike. There’s no space to awkwardly stand against a wall here once inside, so if you aren’t in the mood for dancing your ass off, plan accordingly.
One of the most popular Vegas nightclubs on the scene is Hyde, located in the Bellagio, a high-class wonderland filled with enough state-of-the-art-lighting and top quality sound systems to leave your heart pounding for weeks. Hyde has an impressive 10,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor space and features a huge terrace that looks out over the iconic Fountains of Bellagio. This is currently one of the top spots for locals, tourists and even some celebrities, so dress to impress in “upscale fashionable attire.”
Drais at The Cromwell, which is on the resort’s rooftop and has some interesting perks. The venue gives people multiple options in nightlife due to both indoor and outdoor sections to party in. Drais at the Cromwell is packed with live music lovers, staff that can have a bit of an attitude, and a throng of patrons willing to pay a pretty penny to get in and drink their night away.
Head to Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace, where you can enjoy watching the beautiful people (including the bartenders and servers) serving some of the best drinks in town. Girls gyrate in scantily clad outfits, on a crowded, yet stunning dance floor.
Perhaps one of the swankiest options on the Vegas nightclub scene is XS nightclub, a spot for the richest of the rich, that features a dance floor of over 13,000 square feet. The party music, lively ambiance, and somewhat classily clad dancers make it more fun than you would think, especially considering the amount of money your drinks cost.
Vegas partying is known worldwide for being over the top. This list of nightclubs is definitely not complete, but it’s at least a start for the best ones to blow your money on bottle service. Viva Las Vegas!