Las Vegas Clubs and Nightclubs

Las Vegas Night club

If you’re going to Vegas and not planning to go out at night, what are you doing? You know what they say — the city is always alive. And there’s nothing like a good dose of neon lights and loud music to keep you buzzing. There are so many great clubs in Las Vegas that it’s hard to narrow it down. But some of the best include Omnia – Caesars Palace, Marquee Nightclub & Day Club – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and Hakkasan Nightclub.

On the Record

Want to shake your booty to some records? On The Record is a great place for that. This vintage-style DJ club was started by Los Angeles couple Jesse and Jonnie Houston as an old record store fronted by a bar — because who doesn’t want to have drinks while digging through vinyl? The massive space includes live performances, hidden karaoke rooms, and even a record store.

Here’s something we love about On The Record: Its special events span every genre imaginable. Some nights the club hosts an MMA fighter’s afterparty or a huge concert’s afterparty with the superstar on stage next door (the venue shares walls with Park Theater); other times they’ll invite bands from around town for themed parties (like Fleetmac Wood or No Scrubs: A ’90s Dance Party). Located near T-Mobile arena, OTR attracts all types of fans — just like its DJs spin all types of crowd-pleasers.

XS

The XS clubs and nightclubs in Vegas are exactly what you would expect from a club located between Wynn and Encore. It has great DJs spinning hits that make people pump their fists in the air. And if you want to dance until 4 am., this is your spot.

Of course, everything comes with a price tag on The Strip — especially inside one of these clubs. Expect high cover charges ($35+ in some instances) and even higher drink tabs. Cover at XS Las Vegas is about $75-100 for guys and $30-50 for girls. Prices are higher on special event nights, holidays, and whenever big-name DJs perform. But the dance floor inside is always packed, so you can count on a good time if you’re willing to pay.

Drai’s

Drai’s Nightclub has been around for ages and it still rocks harder than any other club on The Strip. It’s one of our go-to venues when bands we love want to play late-night shows — there’s a wide range of plush offerings across the multi-level rooftop nightclub. There are two full-service bars that pour strong drinks (and have short lines), and more than 75 DJs spin music that makes people move.

If you haven’t heard, Drai’s Beach Club & Nightclub takes over the Cromwell rooftop pool during the day (and in the early evening). Tickets run between $40-$100 per person depending on who is performing; drinks at the bar average between $16-$20 each; cabana rentals start at about $1,000 and include one bottle of liquor with mixers. To keep up with all your new friends backstage, bring your wallet: A shot costs around $18 while a small bottle of vodka will run you about $600 or more.

There’s no denying that Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world. And while you can enjoy a good time just about anywhere on the Strip, some clubs and bars are universally better than others. Here are three of the best.

Jewel

Jewel Nightclub is one of the classier spots in Las Vegas, with an atmosphere that’s both upscale and welcoming. The club caters to all ages, playing hip-hop tunes but still in a classy environment. VIP table service is moderately priced, making it one of the best values for your money on this list. You can also meet the resident DJ and book a Skybox suite for a private event if you’re looking for an extra special experience.

The dress code at Jewel nightclub is business, or formal attire preferred. Since the venue is named for precious stones, it puts a heavy emphasis on fashionable attire – no athletic gear or open-toed sandals allowed. Jeans are also discouraged, though all other types of clothing are acceptable for entry. Women should wear an appropriate skirt, shirt or top.

Drai’s Beach Club

The Drai’s Beach Club is another top-tier luxury spot in Las Vegas. It’s open daily from noon until 6 p.m., with special events like swim night happening on Thursday nights. Guest list DJs vary by day so be sure to check before you go! Snoop Dogg, Nelly, and DJ Esco have all performed at Drai’s in recent years.

The space features several pools, cabanas, bungalows and a full-service gourmet kitchen where they’ll be serving up live music and drink specials every day of operation moving forward. The pool deck offers stunning views of the city from 11 stories above ground level, and there will always be something interesting going on – even during off-peak hours!

Hakkasan

The MGM Grand has not one but two mega nightclubs – MGM Xperience and MGM Grand Nightclub. The latter also has a lounge and eatery, making it easier to get a late-night snack without having to leave the venue. The MGM is also an excellent choice for couples, as its intimate club is perfect for date night. Hakkasan also offers a full-service restaurant and bar.

The restaurant features Cantonese cuisine and specialty cocktails. The dark decor creates a sense of privacy between tables – you’ll often see EDM stars dining in the restaurant before their sets begin! They have one of the best mezcal selections in town, which can be ordered from the server or bartender at any of the bars – including those located inside the nightclub.

A full bar and restaurant are coming soon.