Entertainment in Sin City is in abundance, so much so that if you were to look at a list of all the things to do in this considerably small city, you'd assume that there were catacombs hidden beneath to house everything. Maybe that's an exaggeration and maybe it's not; regardless, though, the list is long and plentiful. In the category of nightlife alone, there are upwards of several dozen establishments you can choose from, all providing some range of fun and excitement that caters to a large variety of people.
To make your life easier, we at Bachelor Vegas decided to break down the top 10 spot in Sin City. This decade of nightlife establishments are amongst the best out there, providing countless hours of musical and interactive entertainment that few of their counterparts can match.
They say you should always save the best for last, and while each of the venue's on this listing are quite comparable to one another, it's hard not to look at XS and think that it overshadows the competition. Located in Steve Wynn's Encore Resort, there's no doubt that there will be plenty of high end furnishings and impeccable entertainment awaiting all that wait to enter into these golden-themed establishment. With a budget of over $100 million, Steven Wynn has brought to life the definition of extravagance. Golden lace is sewn into the furniture and an alcoholic drink, costing $10,000, is made up of limited edition cognac and coupled with customized XS pearls and cufflinks. This one truly is for the high rollers.
Though laced in gold, the club never finds itself falling into a rut of pretentiousness. The party's energy is always high and the resident entertainment provided by DJ Feed Me, Steve Aoki, Big Dee, Fabian, Kris Nilsson, and deadmau5 encourages a fun loving atmosphere. Beyond the indoor party space is an outdoor expanse surrounding XS' pool area. Though the pool is normally closed, every Sunday it opens up to allow guests to enjoy a little refreshment.
XS can only be described as one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences; one that everybody should and must experience.
When The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas officially opened, it quickly became the hottest hangout spot for celebrities and celebutante. Besides poolside at the Marquee Dayclub, many of these well known faces found themselves at home at the Marquee's numerous VIP tables. If you're looking for celebrity sightings, Marquee should be your club of choice. Concurrently, Marquee also happens to be one of the hottest nightlife establishments on the Strip, providing countless evening's worth of entertainment in the short time it's been open.
The dark purple light that basks the venue combined with the high end furnishings give this place a look of high society, but it doesn't take a millionaire's budget to be able to party in it. This is the everyman's spot, popular amongst twenty- and thirty-something individuals. The long list of resident DJs are just one reason Marquee has had no problem calling Las Vegas home. The addition of a separate music room, known as the Boom Box Room, off of the main area allows guests not into your usual array of house and Top 40 music to enjoy a continuous string of hip hop. Helping to fuel the party in the main area is a 40-foot LED screen, which draws the crowd around the DJ booth and helps define the large dance floor.
Most places have a theme, most of which revolving around a specific culture or well known city. At Chateau, that theme is easy to figure out, even if you ignore the fact that it resides within the immaculate Paris Resort and Casino. Chateau rests right at the feet of Sin City's replica of the Eiffel Tower, which adds a certain level of sight seeing when you find yourself partying on Chateau's outdoor balcony. If a view of the Eiffel Tower isn't enough, then maybe your eyes will enjoy the sights of the Fountains of Bellagio, which sit unobstructed right across the strip
We've gotten ahead of ourselves, though, as there is an entire space that you must pass through before getting up to Chateau Gardens and Terrace. Inside, Chateau's claim to visual fame is the 10-foot elevated fireplace, where DJ Casanova and a wide range of special guest entertainment deliver on the tunes. There is a certain level of class within Chateau, separating it from other Las Vegas nightclubs that focus solely on the raw entertainment. Decorated in old world French decor, there is a lot to drink in when you step into this opulent space. Though you've come to party, you may start finding yourself enthralled by the little bit of French culture infused in this party space.
There is something to be said about a nightclub who's most notable feature is a giant snake curled above the main bar. Much like how the snake tempted Eve into biting from the apple in the Garden of Eden, The Encore's Surrender tempts its guests to have a sinfully delicious good time. From top rate entertainment provided by Sky Blue, DJ Feed Me, and DJ Mighti Mi to expertly crafted beverages.
Like many others, Surrender delivers the indoor party without a hitch; but it goes above and beyond by opening up an outdoor space for guests to filter out onto when the indoor space gets a little crowded. What's more is that Surrender provides an extra level of entertainment in the form of club-side table gaming. If you're striking out in finding a dance partner, maybe you'll do better with some craps or blackjack.
Surrender does what many others simply don't even try to - extend the entertainment beyond the norms of usual fare.
Those coming from New York City may recognize 1OAK, or 1 of a Kind, as being a quiet little lounge to relax in. Of course, when a new location was built in Las Vegas' Mirage Resort, a few adjustments needed to be made in order to fit the Sin City atmosphere. This iteration of 1 of a Kind still holds onto threads of its lounge origins through high end decor and intricate furnishings, but at it's core, it is a nightclub.
One of the best features of 1OAK is its ability to be separated into two different rooms. This guarantees that, if you're not into crowded special events, you may still have the ability to enjoy yourself in an entirely different experience. Both rooms are wired and outfitted with separate sound systems, so, when divided, the experience from one room to the next may differ quite a bit. Even if partying isn't quite what you're looking for, there's still room in 1OAK for a little bit of pleasant conversation without having to scream over music.
With such an eclectic means of providing entertainment to the masses, it's no surprise that 1OAK quick rose to stand on the list of Sin City's top venues.
TAO is almost a staple of the Las Vegas nightlife, being the oldest nightclub on the Strip. Despite it's age, though, TAO has no problem holding strong and continuously drawing in an exciting crowd. Located right off the main entrance of the Venetian, the popularity of TAO can be seen when the line at the door snakes around the entrance foyer. TAO's entertainment is top of the line, which explains why this legacy venue has been able to survive through the ups and downs. It also stands that the frequent celebrity guests help to entice the crowd, continuously drawing attention to this Eastern Asian-themed venue.
By today's standards, TAO is a little smaller than usual, but in this classic establishment, that only means the party is more tight knit. Whether you planned on it or not, you will immediately find yourself drawn into dancing with the crowd rather than near it. You will find yourself making friends and acquaintances and will get a sense of camaraderie, something that larger spaces rarely allow for.
Caesar's Palace is one of Sin City's more upper crust establishments. The Grecian theme allows for some pretty nifty aesthetics including towering columns and gorgeous fountains within the Forum Shops. This attractive look and impressive design carries over into the palace's very upscale nightclub, Omnia. Though it may not look like it at first, Omnia houses one of the hottest parties to be found on the Last Vegas Strip. Looking more like a pristine lounge or high end restaurant, Omnia is doused in a soft purple glow and filled with sleek, comfortable furnishings that make it difficult to decide whether to sit or join in on the fun on the dance floor.
Fueling Pure's party are resident DJs Cassanova, Shift, Cyperkid, Eric Delux, and Joey Mazzola. Each entertainer knows what it takes to get people on the dance floor and can hold their own as the night wears on. Guests looking for a quieter space to relax in can escape to the Red Room, which tones down everything to offer a nice conversation room.
Your first stop on Sin City's entertainment express is going to be one of the newer establishments to hit Las Vegas Blvd. Despite being new to Las Vegas, Hakkasan has actually been featured worldwide in city's like New York and Dubai as a first class restaurant that delivers authentic Chinese cuisine. As a little bonus to Las Vegas club-goers, the Sin City iteration of the well known establishment also includes a quaint lounge and high energy nightclub.
Spanning five stories within the MGM Grand, Hakkasan is a massive entertainment space that features decor familiar to purveyors of classic Chinese art. The first two levels will deliver delicacies with flavors unique to the Hakkasan name. After indulging in a variety of appetizers and entrees, you can make your way up to the Ling Ling Lounge, where you'll be greeted by a toned down atmosphere with its own tone. Here is where you will want to digest a little before exploring the top two floors. Exiting onto the fourth floor will put you right inside the nightclub, with an additional outside space located one floor up. Resident DJs Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, and deadmau5 have no problem energizing the dance floor night after night.
With premium entertainment and five star cuisine headlining Hakkasan, it's no wonder it has easily climbed its way into the top ten.