Dark and cavernous with three levels, Light Nightclub is a futuristic spectacle with a booming sound system, dancers, aerial performers and a massive LED wall as a backdrop for the DJs. Not quite as busy as it used to be, the club has been offering some great deals like open bar until midnight and VIP tables starting at $300.
Hyde is all about the scenery, with open-air views of the Bellagio fountains. The venue opens early as a causal lounge before shifting into "club mode" later in the night. Overall, it's an intimate space that can feel tight if you don't have a VIP table. Wine Wednesdays have some good drink deals during lounge hours.
Chateau is almost two clubs in one: a relatively plain indoor dancefloor plus an upper outdoor level that has spectacular views of the Bellagio fountains across the street. Vibrant, social and just underneath the half-size Eiffel Tower replica at the Paris resort, the deck is great place to flirt and drink in between dancing. The recently added Moet & Chandon champagne vending machine makes for a good conversation piece.
Not quite as rowdy as sister nightclub XS, Intrigue is a little more intimate and sophisticated, effectively blending both indoor and outdoor space. VIP tables look out over a pond with a waterfall designed for taking nonstop selfies. The Living Room lounge is in a secluded spot to the left of the main entrance — a retro-style lounge that requires a VIP invitation.
A massive space with an outdoor pool, XS is a high-energy party in an upscale environment with some of the biggest DJs in the business. VIP tables are in high-demand and worth every penny since the dancefloor gets crowded quickly. Bring your bathing suit for the Nightswim parties on Sunday nights.
A true East meets West experience, Tao brings some welcome Asian style to the heart of the Strip. Located above Tao restaurant, the 10,000-square-foot nightclub features multiple rooms with a different DJ in each one. Lots of space, although the balcony overlooking the Strip is a little smaller than it should be.
Located 11 stories above Las Vegas Boulevard on the rooftop of the Cromwell, the party at Drai's often spills out to the open air pool deck, especially during the Tuesday Nightswim. In addition to the impressive Strip views, you'll enjoy a lineup of DJs, rappers, and hip-hop artists. For a night that never ends, venture downstairs to Drai's Afterhours in the basement of the hotel.
Omnia is modern and high-tech in every way, from the digitally-enhanced images on the walls to a massive chandelier that moves to the music over the dancefloor. But big-name headliners like Calvin Harris and Zedd are the biggest draws. The outdoor terrace has great views of the Strip and is a perfect spot for grabbing a drink and taking a break from the action.
A massive space that draws big crowds and long lines, Hakkasan Nightclub is a multi-level club that features Tiesto, Steve Aoki and other top DJs in the main room. The Ling Ling Club is more intimate with a lounge nearby. Pregame at Hakkasan Restaurant next door, a quiet and stylish space with cocktails and Cantonese cuisine.
- Location: The Palms
- Music: Top 40, EDM, Lounge
- Hours: Thurs-Sun 8 p.m. - 4 a.m.
- Industry Night: Sunday (occasionally, check in advance)
- Bottle Service price: $$$
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Although more of a lounge than a nightclub, Apex Social Club is the most intriguing new addition for the late-night crowd at the newly remodeled Palms. There's also plenty of room for dancing, both indoors and out on the patio. So grab a drink and enjoy the incredible strip views from the 55th floor of the Palms. The 3D humanoid art displays are a fun futuristic touch.
The newest nightclub in Vegas, this dark and seductive downstairs space at the Aria features a tight dancefloor, hot servers in skimpy clothings and lots of energy. The DJs and guest hosts tend to be celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Lil' Jon, Tyga and Brody Jenner. Five VIP rooms, each with a distinct theme, overlook the club.
A nightclub that matches up well with the style and energy of the young crowd at the Cosmopolitan. There's a lot ot explore, from the secluded "library" to the outdoor pool deck. The main room features a 40-foot LED screen to complement the action at the DJ booth while the "Boom Box" is a mixed-format area with glass windows overlooking the Strip.
On the Record is a new kind of party spot. The intimate nightclub has a timeless feel with walls covered in vintage concert posters and an outdoor patio, speakeasy and karaoke rooms among its secluded areas. Retro 80s tends to be the music of choice, although a new residency featuring contemporary hitmaker Mark Ronson brings some star power to the venue.