Las Vegas isn’t known as the Entertainments Capital of the World for nothing – it really is a place to go and have a good time and the city is famous the world over for its nightlife. This doesn’t just mean gambling and casinos – the nightlife also includes shows and nightclubs. If clubbing is your idea of a great night out, then you couldn’t choose a better place to go than Sin city. Vegas Jacks takes a look at some of the top Las Vegas nightclubs so you’ll know what to expect when you get there.
- The VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub is well named – it’s 51 stories up in the sky at the Rio Hotel and boasts a host of resident DJs playing Top 40, Dance and HipHop. With rather a strict dress code (no hats, tank tops, baggies, white tees, flip flops or trainers) you need to dress to impress, so keep your best gear ready for a night out here. With no defined dance floor, clubbers dance wherever they can (including on the tables, Greek stylee). It’s a two storey club that gets rather packed most evenings, so a visit to the balcony is a must if you need to chill out at all between dances.
- LAX is inside the Luxor Hotel and is a favourite place for jet setters, celebrities and socialites. This is another two-storey club harking back to Hollywood’s Golden Age with a touch of Goth to bring it bang up to date. Resident DJs focus on HipHop and electronic music to the delight of the dancing crowd. If you hang around the VIP area, you’re likely to bump into the likes of Ice-T, Talib Kweli or Ginuwine.
- Chateau Nightclub on Las Vegas Boulevard is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10.30pm – 4am. With a range of musical offerings, including Top 40, electronic and mash-ups, resident DJs cater to the Vegas elite. It’s reached via a spiral staircase and the décor is definitely olde worlde with chandeliers, polished brass and plenty of mirrors to add some sparkle to the atmosphere.
- Ghostbar is inside the Palms Casino Resort and is open from 8pm until the early hours. Admission charges are reasonable for a Vegas nightclub and a rotating band of resident DJs play Pop and HipHop tracks for maximum danceability. Happy Hour is nightly until 10pm to the delight of early punters and Wednesday is Ladies’ Night with complimentary admission for the girls. The balcony features a freaky glass floor but the club itself is a bit more laid back than most in Vegas.
- Pure Nightclub is inside Caesar’s Palace and, although admission is quite pricey, there are VIP table and bottle packages available which mean spreading the cost if you’re out clubbing in a group. Pure rebounds to the sounds of Rock, HipHop and House music in a smooth setting that is in keeping with the Roman theme at Caesar’s Palace.
- Haze Nightclub is the place to be from Thursday through Saturday – it’s the trendy place to be seen on the weekend. On two levels and featuring three bars, Haze has aerial dancers and a voyeur room.
Whatever reason you have for visiting Las Vegas, a night out clubbing is a must here – it’s a great place to dance till dawn and you’ll enjoy an unforgettable experience that will have you tapping your toes for years to come.