Which Vegas NightClubs?
Confused on what nightclubs to check out? You’re not alone. Las Vegas is now literally the undisputed nightlife capital of the world, and there are so many excellent (and some terrible) nightlife choices for you to choose from that it can leave even the most confident of partiers with their head spinning. Fortunately you’ve found some expert friends in the Vegas nightlife scene and we’ve simply broken down where to go by night, location and based on all of the major questions that people usually send our way.
Before you start making your schedules, there are a few things you should definitely keep in mind:
- Don’t be afraid to visit our nightlife on non-weekend nights, as there is always something good going on around town. In fact, most of the time, a nightclub’s “Industry Night” — the night where they invite locals and employees of other nightclubs, tend to have slightly fewer people while maintaining a better quality crowd. And by quality, we mean you’ll be swimming in hotties.
- If you are really eager and are planning your nightlife over 90 days in advance, feel free to look around and get an idea of where you might like to go, but things change quickly in Las Vegas – so always check back closer to your trip.
- Remember that JackColton.com features the only complete list of free direct host and guest list contacts in existence, so be sure and check out those out as well.
Sunday night provides one of the greatest varieties of nightlife options in Las Vegas! Those looking for the busiest party will unquestionably want to check out The Bank inside Bellagio. Palazzo’s Lavo offers clubgoers an equally packed venue, but within a much more intimate setting. Vanity at Hard Rock Hotel is a good party in a larger venue, but one where you can find lower table minimums. Looking for an evening pool party? Check out XS for Sunday Night Swim (seasonal). Ghostbar at the Palms and Bellagio’s Lily are excellent slower paced lounge events, and Drais inside Bill’s is open for your afterhours needs after 1AM.
The Bank: Located inside Bellagio, Doors open at 10:30. Cover $30, Local’s Free.
Drais Afterhours: Located inside Bill’s, Doors at 1AM, Men $30, Women $20, Guest List $20, Local Ladies Free.
Ghostbar: Located inside Palms, Doors open at 10PM, Cover $20, Ladies Free.
LAVO: Located inside Venetian’s Palazzo, Doors open at 11PM, Men $20, Women $10, Locals Free.
Lily: Located inside Bellagio, Doors open at 10PM, No cover charge.
Vanity: Located inside Hard Rock Hotel, Doors open at 10PM, Men $20, Women $20, Locals Free.
XS : Located inside Wynn, Doors open at 11PM, Men $30, Women $20, Local’s Free.
Marquee and XS are two of the newer — and unquestionably two of the most talked about, nightclubs on planet earth. Fortunately for clubgoers, these two nightlife superstars duke it out every Monday for who can throw the best party; which means an escalation for who has the best performances, programming, and celebrity hosts! If you are looking for a considerably more relaxed nightlife experience, check out Tabu inside MGM Grand.
Marquee: Located inside Cosmopolitan, Check schedule for DJs, Doors open at 10PM, Men $30, Women $20, Locals Free.
Tabu: Located inside MGM Grand, Doors open at 10PM, Men $20, Women $10, Locals Free.
XS: Located inside Wynn Las Vegas, Check schedule for DJs, Doors open at 10PM, Men $30, Women $20, Locals Free.
If you were thinking Tuesday was going to be a pretty ‘weak night,’ think again. Tuesday in Las Vegas is the battle of the industry night as six excellent venues battle it out and host events which invite tourists, locals, and nightlife industry members out for the party. Check out 1Oak Nightclub at Mirage, a taste of Los Angeles at Hyde inside Bellagio, Moon Nightclub at Palms, Pure Nightclub at Caesars, or Lavo at Venetian’s Palazzo. In the mood for a bit of hip hop with a view? You’ll enjoy Chateau at Paris.
1OAK: Mirage, Doors at 10:30, Men $40, Women $30, Locals Free.
Chateau: Paris, Doors at 10PM, Men $30, Women $20, Locals Free.
Hyde: Bellagio, Doors at 10PM, Cover $30.
Moon: Palms, Doors at 11PM, Cover $20, Local Ladies Free.
LAVO: Palazzo, Doors at 11PM, Men $20, Women $10, Locals Free.
Pure: Caesars, Doors at 10PM, Men $30, Women $20, Local Industry Free.
Wednesday night offers more of a distinct variety of nightlife options as Surrender at Wynn has a very beautiful outdoor pool area open in addition to their interior nightclub, The ACT Nightclub at Palazzo has a provocatively inspired show that enhances their club environment, LAVO, also inside Palazzo, is your high-energy intimate nightclub, LAX inside Luxor is great for Top 40 and House mixes, while Ghostbar at Palms provides a great view and an eclectic local crowd.
Surrender – Wynn
The ACT – Palazzo
LAX – Luxor
LAVO – Palazzo (Venetian)
Ghostbar – Palms
Thursday night in Las Vegas provides three excellent nightclub options: Tao, Tryst, and Haze. Since all three venues are similarly sized and target much the same nightlife crowd, you’ll want to pay close attention to the event schedule at each venue as you decide which best suits your taste for the night.
Tao: Doors at 10:30PM, Men $30, Women $20, Local Industry Free.
Tryst: Doors at 10:30PM, Men $30, Women $20, Local Industry Free.
Haze: Aria, Doors at 10:30PM, Men $30, Women $20, Local Industry Free.
While Fridays in Las Vegas are usually at least somewhat slower than Saturdays, you can expect that most all major Las Vegas nightclubs will generally be very busy. And since weekends in Las Vegas bring in a greater number of national and international tourists than weekdays, we will let you in on a little trend: there isn’t always a huge difference in the quality of the weekend crowd from one club to the next.
As a rule of thumb, Saturdays are your busiest nights at most all nightclubs. Lines are longer, table minimums are higher and any club worth going to will be absolutely packed.
If you are a frequent Las Vegas visitor and consider yourself somewhat of a nightlife connoisseur, it goes without saying that you absolutely must check out the newest nightclubs our fine city has to offer. As of Fall 2012, our newest venues are Marquee, Chateau, Gallery, Hyde, XS, Surrender, Bagatelle, The ACT and She (formally Eve). But make no mistake, Las Vegas nightclubs tend to remain popular for many years on end, so just being new doesn’t guarantee a venue to actually be a ‘hot spot.’ Some of them actually suck.
|Caesars Palace||Pure Nightclub|
|City Center / Aria||Gold|
|City Center / Cosmopolitan||Marquee|
|City Center / Aria||Haze|
|Hard Rock Hotel||Vanity|
|Mandalay Bay||Eye Candy (Free)|
|Mandalay Bay||Foundation Room|
|New York, New York||Coyote Ugly|
|Planet Hollywood||Krave (Alternative Club)|
|The Rio||VooDoo Lounge|
|Venetian (Palazzo Tower)||LAVO|
Downtown Las Vegas has come a long way in recent years, and can be a great alternative for those who are looking for more of a relaxed bar hopping atmosphere. Most all relevant Downtown bars and nightclubs are located in the area known as “East Fremont,” and are all known for their lower prices, relaxed doors, lack of dress code, and approachability. Bonus? You can wander around on Fremont Street, see the light show, ride the zip line, and be a total unapologetic Vegas tourist for a night.
Downtown Cocktail Room
A question most often emailed from those planning their Las Vegas entertainment itinerary is “which club has the most girls?” The answer, of course, is based completely on the luck of the draw. You’ll go to a particular club one week and have it look like Hugh Hefner’s birthday party, only to find it closer to a Men’s bathroom at a Nascar race the next.
Because of this, there really isn’t a good consistent answer for finding the hottest girls at any one spot. It isn’t something anyone can predict. Your odds will always be improved at the newer and more popular clubs, because, in general, better looking crowds tend to go to those venues.
Unless your friends are spending money on table service, nightclubs enjoying having bachelor parties inside of them about as much as fluffy the kitten likes being thrown into the bathtub. And we can’t really blame them, as it would seem that nobody likes to be surrounded by a bunch of dudes in a nightclub. If your bachelor party consists of more than eight (8) buddies and you don’t have a lot of $$$ to throw around, you might consider skipping the club and sticking to dinner, strip clubs, and the like.
The groom might not be having much luck getting into the clubs due to his unfortunate affliction of being born with a penis, but the bachelorette and her screaming friends will find the clubs more than eager to accommodate their parties in any way that they can. On the main page of JackColton.com, you’ll find a handy list on the right side of the page that provides you the direct contact of all of the bachelorette coordinators for the major nightclubs. They will be extremely accommodating towards getting you and your female friends in their venues.