With all the clubbing options Sin City has to offer, which clubs offer the best way to drink and dance your pants off with sexy strangers throughout the night? If you’re looking for a high-energy mega-club, we suggest JET, Studio 54 or Rain. If you’re looking to impress some clients with a Vegas experience they’re likely to go home and brag about, don’t miss TAO, Moon or PURE. And for more of a mellow, airy evening, we suggest Tryst, at Wynn Las Vegas, with its 90-foot-tall waterfall.
If you’re really rolling in Vegas, you’re being hosted. Just be sure you have your Centurion credit card handy, because highly liquid guests are assigned casino hosts who make certain things disappear (lines, doormen) and other things appear (tables, perhaps some beautiful company).
Here’s a guide to the Top 10 Las Vegas Nightclubs you shouldn’t miss.
PURE at Caesars Palace
PURE is a certifiable celebrity magnetâ€”a prominent British clothier recently dropped $176,000 here. Patrons can generally get in for under a few grand, but it’s common to spend $20-$50k for a premium night out. With three distinct experiences enveloped in two stories of decadance, PURE is not just a nightclub; it is The Strip’s first nightlife destination. At 36,000 square feet, PURE is three venues in one, each featuring its own DJ, sound system and sexy style.
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TAO at the Venetian
The entry hall sets the tone here; it usually features a startling display of lingerie-clad models painting henna tattoos on one another. The nude model in the rose petal strewn bathtub is another giveaway. Warm up with dinner alongside a giant Buddha downstairs at Tao restaurant before heading up to this sexy Asian escape. There is something for everyone at Tao with an outside terrace with Strip views, The Temple room and The Emperors Ballroom, eight private sky boxes with mini-bars and bottle service.
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JET at Mirage
This mega-club boasts three main areas: a techno and trance floor, a hip-hop room, and the main room, which features the all important VIP tables. JET even has (brace yourself) V-VIP areas. One sits prominently on a raised stage with seven tables, and another sits behind the DJ booth with six tables. Four full-service libation bars offer creative specialty cocktails. State-of-the-art lighting and sound intermingled with brilliant visuals provide the ultimate combination of sophistication and cutting edge.
Visit: JET Nightclub
Light at Bellagio
Light Nightclub brings Las Vegas nightlife back to the exclusivity and glamour that the city was founded upon. The club’s reputation is surpassed only by its actual experience, and cosmopolitan luxury is de rigueur. The doormen here select who can enter into Vegas’ first “European Bottle Service Club.” VIPs who prefer anonymity over showing off their wealth come here and ask for the blue room, while those want to want to enjoy the entertainment choose the main room. A Methuselah (six liters) of Dom PÃ©rignon Champagne ($25,000) and a RÃ©my Martin Louis XIII ($14,500) are available, just ask.
Visit: Light Nightclub
Body English at Hard Rock
This swanky style dance club is one place you don’t want to miss while you are in town. Getting in the front door is a bit tricky, but once you do you’ll be partying with anyone who is anyone in the nightlife scene. Not to mention the abundance of celebrities who constantly come to play making Body English the ultimate VIP experience with tables, bottle service, and even a special VIP room that looks over the dance floor through a secret mirrored wall.
Visit: Body English Nighclub
Tryst at Wynn
Tryst boasts a 90-foot waterfall and a lagoon-themed atmosphere. Since it’s a partially open-air club, the outside breeze gives the dancers at Tryst a little extra lift. The most desirable tables are those on the dance floor, near the obligatory stripper pole and outside by the waterfall. Down the stairs from the front entrance enjoy drinks at the martini and champagne lounge. Totaling 70 tables, all close to the dance floor, no one will miss the party.
Visit: Tryst Nightclub
Studio 54 at MGM Grand
The club that redefined the New York nightclub scene in the 1970s is setting the standard in the ever-expanding Las Vegas nightclub scene of the new century. Studio 54 features the most eclectic music mix around. This is a 22,000 square-foot, high-energy club where VIPs can be voyeursâ€”the tables that look down on the dance floor. Half nightclub, half Cirque du Soleil act, Studio 54 also features “wall walkers” and dancers twirling above the bouncing dance floor. Look up, that’s confetti (not money) raining down on you.
Moon, Playboy Club at Palms
Bunnies, blackjack and big ballers. Dubbed â€œthe cleavage central of in the clouds,â€ The new Playboy Club atop The Palmsâ€™ Fantasy Tower drips with testosterone-infused indulgence. With diamond-encrusted walls, onyx chandeliers, rich reptilian seating, and Cavalli-clad Bunnies, this ainâ€™t your fatherâ€™sâ€”or even your fatherâ€™s fatherâ€™sâ€”Playboy fantasy. $14,000 gets you a three-liter double magnum bottles of Cristal, and a friendly visit from a hostess.
Visit: Moon Nightclub
Rain at Palms
Not the newest club in town, but still very popular. Expect long lines, a dancefloor surrounded by a water mote, go-go dancers on swings, and the occasional fire blast. A great place to come if you want to meet friendly visitors. There are plenty of VIP tables and sky boxes for preferred service.
Visit: Rain Nightclub
Cherry Nightclub at Red Rock
Ripe with hip, young singles, Cherry Nightclub is just begging to be plucked. Take in edgy dance beats from the area’s hottest DJs, and enjoy tasty cocktails all night long. With its sinfully-sweet surroundings and private outdoor pool area brought to life by nightclub aficionado Rande Gerber, it doesn’t take long to figure out why Cherry is oh-so-very hot.
Visit: Cherry Nightclub