There uswed to be one of the legend nightclubs of Sin City, But most clubs lasts around 5 years if they are considered very successful then get either renovated, sold or reopened under new name, here are a few we all have in our memories.
Body English at the Hard Rock Cafe features two self-contained bars, an expansive dance floor, and 41VIP booths within the 7,500 square foot space. The posh VIP area is lined with plush leather couches and overlooks the dance floor. The main focal point is the giant crystal chandelier hoisted in the center of the club that constantly changes color.
The Hard Rock Cafe often makes headlines with celebrity sightings, perhaps best known are generous tippers and frequent visitors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Body English undoubtedly receives a lot of celebrity attention as well. Nikki Hilton celebrated her 21st birthday at Body English. Justin Timberlake and Snoop Dogg filmed music videos in the club. And countless other celebrities used the venue to host after parties.
Prive Nightclub, located on the second floor mezzanine of Planet Hollywood, is a luxurious 12,000 square foot venue. The foyer is adorned with illuminated crystal garlands and the main area features Pucci fabrics, dramatic crystal chandeliers, sleek glass enclosed fireplaces, and a floor-to-ceiling “wall of fire.” Prive features two bars and 55 tables for European bottle service. There is a private balcony and a 350 square-foot dance floor. Prive is open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 p.m. until late.
Wasted Space, in the Hard Rock Cafe, is a concept by action sports star Carey Hart. It is the only place in Las Vegas where guests can get up close and personal with the hottest new bands before they make it big. Wasted Space is just under 5,000 square feet, giving the club an intimate, exclusive feel. In fact, it feels like you’re backstage at a hot rock ‘n roll concert.
This edgy club dubs itself the “anti-club” focusing on grungy, raw, attitude. The DJ works in coordination with the bands, providing a true rock ‘n roll experience. Even the drinks served have the rock edge. Rather than sipping a Blood Mary, you can order a Sunday Bloody Sunday.
Risque, located at Paris, is sophisticated, sensual, and risque. The club is on the second-story, with a winding staircase at the entrance. Sometimes the hostess atop the staircase is a 6-foot something tall black man dressed in drag. The bathrooms are also risque, with a translucent sheet separating the men’s restroom from the women’s. The decor has a modern, semi-industrial look with exposed beams from the Paris’ Eiffel Tower. The balcony offers scenic views of the Las Vegas Strip and the Bellagio fountain show. Fridays at Risque, involve ’70s disco and rock; while Saturdays focus on the best of the ’80s, ’90s and current music. Risque is open Friday and Saturday, 10:30 p.m. until late.
Christian Audigier The Nightclub, located at Treasure Island, is where high fashion meets rock ‘n roll. Club creator Christian Audigier is best known for his fashion lines: Christian Audigier, Ed Hardy, Crystal Rock, and SMET Fashion. He also supplies the club with his own line of wines and champagne.
Christian Audigier inspired designs can be found throughout the club from the staff uniforms to the bar backdrop accentuated by Audigier-designed champagne bottles. The club’s decor invovles tattoo artwork, including roses, skulls, and crystals. Audigier has inspired some of today’s hottest fashion trends and you can experience rock ‘n roll and glam-inspired fashion at its core.
Dress Code is enforced. Fashionable club wear is required. Ed Hardy & Christian Audigier designs are encouraged. Dress Code is enforced. Fashionable club wear is required. Ed Hardy & Christian Audigier designs are encouraged.
Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce
Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce, located in theHotel at Mandalay Bay, is dubbed as the ‘original’ burlesque show to which all others are compared. It is dark, playful, and sensual. What started as a burlesque show in Los Angeles gained notoriety in Las Vegas and is now on tour around the nation. Forty Deuce brings together “classic” burlesque with rock ‘n roll and deep groove funk. The girls at Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce perform twice nightly at 12:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.
The decor is reminiscent of a 1920s speakeasy. The backdrop of the stage consists of ceiling-to-floor beads that aid dancers in their performances. The plush seating and deep tones accentuate the club’s sexuality. And if you really love the girls’ outfits or need to change into something a bit sexier, Forty Deuce gives you the opportunity with its burlesque gift shop, Champagne Suzy, at the entrance. The decor is reminiscent of a 1920s speakeasy. The backdrop of the stage consists of ceiling-to-floor beads that aid dancers in their performances. The plush seating and deep tones accentuate the club’s sexuality. And if you really love the girls‘ outfits or need to change into something a bit sexier, Forty Deuce gives you the opportunity with its burlesque gift shop, Champagne Suzy, at the entrance.
Empire Ballroom is unaffiliated with a casino and is located on the Strip, opposite Monte Carlo, behind Walgreens. It is a great after-hours spot for House music. The scene is crazy – go-go dancers in fuzzy boots and weird light shows on the walls that slip in odd effects, including Disney cartoons. Empire Ballroom it’s exactly what you’d expect to find at 6 a.m. in Las Vegas when all other venues are closed. The place is off the hook.
Empire Ballroom features five bars and a VIP lounge with its own private entrance. There’s a main stage which holds the House DJ and periodic rock bands. The outdoor patio has great views of the Las Vegas Strip. The upper VIP level has cabanas on the balcony. Empire Ballroom is open Thursday through Saturday, 3 a.m. to 10 a.m.
“by Huseyin Polat”