Descending down the escalators to the entrance of Haze nightclub at Aria in Citycenter, you know you are in for something special. Haze is the ambitious 25,500 square foot venu of the Light Group and their efforts have been well worth it. In a city full of throbbing dance floors, club goers are always looking for the next best thing. Witness Haze’s interactive projection screen overlooking the dance floor, the 20 foot high wall of lights, the Crayola box of colored lasers and the self described revolutionary sound system. Haze boasts two levels, the upper reserved mostly for bottle service patrons and larger parties, and the lower with the VIP tables and DJ booth surrounding the dance floor and performance stage.
If you arrive sober enough to appreciate the décor, be sure to look around. Multi-tiered crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling, suede walls and cozy couches are just some of the treats you will find here. Try not to pass by the living dolls enclosed in a glass paneled “powder room” who will pout and primp themselves for you like exotic animals on display.
There are three full service bars in Haze, and an eclectic bottle service menu with items ranging from your typical vodka selections to rare bottles of wine for the more sophisticated palate. The crown jewel behind Haze’s bar is the much hyped Haze 75 created by Light Group mixologist Ken Hall. This $25,000 libation is the most expensive in the city, mostly due to its accompaniment of his or hers Breitling watches. The Haze 75 is a mixture of Remy Martin Louis X111 Black Pearl Cognac, Grand Marnier 150 and Cristal Rose Champagne with fresh lemon juice and rose nectar. Sound Good? Don’t forget to tip!
Entertaining guests is number one priority at Haze. Weekly celebrity hosts and musical performances are accompanied by sexy Haze dancers who shimmy and slither up and down and all around the dance floor. Do not be fooled by the paparazzi flashes, however. Haze takes its music seriously and this passion is reflected by the famous faces and Djs who grace its stage (Tiesto opened Haze on New Years Eve 2010) No Heidi and Spencer here, thank you very much. The walls vibrate with seamless mash-ups of popular hip-hop and pop music with a definite electronic flare. You will know all the words as you shake your booty, but the beats will blow your mind.
Open Thursday (Industry night), Friday and Saturday, Haze hopes to maintain its exclusive status and strict door policy. Unless you have a table reservation or know someone at the door, be prepared to wait. However, once inside, with a drink in your hand, your long wait will be well rewarded.