Las Vegas Nightclubs & Nightlife
Move over, slot machines! Las Vegas is shifting from the center of the gambling universe to the center of the nightclub phenomenon, giving Ibiza and Rio a run for their bottle-service money.
Only a few years ago, few people could have predicted how DJ-driven electronic dance music would take off in Sin City, but today, it’s the new paradigm of true over-the-top Vegas vogue, with the world’s top nightclubs — Hakassan (MGM Grand), XS and Surrender (Encore), Marquee (Cosmopolitan), and Drai’s (The Cromwell) — leading the charge.
Floor-to-ceiling screens featuring the most impressive visual and lighting effects ever seen, crystal-clear audio at ear-splitting decibels, 80-sided LED disco balls, the world’s highest-grossing celebrity DJs, and a teeming mass of fist-pumping humanity all combine for non-stop after-dark debauchery.
Of course, you’ll have to navigate the lines, payoffs at the door, and money-grubbing scene inside. And remember, if you don’t look like the 21st-century version of Superfly, forget about passing the dress test.
We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all the best Las Vegas nightclubs and which hotel they are associated with, as well as indepth insider information with tips, bottle service pricing, free guestlist details, and more.
- XS – Wynn
- Kaos Nightclub – Palms
- EBC At Night – Encore
- Marquee – Cosmo
- Light – Mandalay Bay
- 1 Oak – Mirage
- Tao – Venetian
- Drai’s Nightclub – The Cromwell
- Drai’s After Hours – The Cromwell
- Chateau – Paris
- Omnia – Caesar’s Palace
- Hakkasan – MGM Grand
- Jewel – Aria
- LAX – Luxor
Las Vegas Nightlife FAQ
What time do Las Vegas nightclubs usually open?
Clubs in Vegas usually open between 10 and 10:30 PM. If you want to avoid lines, we recommend arriving by 10. Almost all clubs will have a free even ratio guestlist at this time – you can sign up using our free mobile app.
What time do Las Vegas nightclubs typically close?
Closing times in vegas vary depending on how busy the night is. If the party is still raging they can go as late as 5-6 AM. But on slower nights the party can wind down at 3 or 4.
What time does the headlining DJ usually come in in Vegas clubs?
The headlining DJ usually comes on anytime between 12:30 and 1:30.
How long do DJs play in Vegas?
The headlining DJ usually plays a 1.5 – 2 hour set.
Are there any after hours spots in Las Vegas?
One of the most popular after hours spots is Drai’s After Hours at the Cromwell. This legendary afterparty does not even open its doors until 1:30 AM and will usually be going until 8-9 AM.
What is the dress code like at Las Vegas clubs?
Dress to impress! This means collared shirts, nice jeans, dress shoes for guys. If you’re getting bottle service you can get away with a bit more (blazer + tshirt, etc). Girls can get away with dressing down but keep in mind that all the other girls will be wearing heels and dresses and you’ll look woefully underdressed in comparison.
Can I smoke cigarettes in Las Vegas nightclubs?
Yes you can smoke cigarettes in most Las Vegas clubs.
Can I smoke weed in Las Vegas nightclubs?
Even though weed was just legalized in Nevada, most casinos still ban it from the premises. If you are caught with weed or weed paraphernalia at most clubs, they will deny you entry / kick you out.
How can I get into Las Vegas nightclubs for free?
All Vegas clubs have a free girl’s guestlist, and most have a free even ratio guestlist – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party. You can sign up for the guestlist using our free mobile app.
How can I book bottle service for Las Vegas nightclubs?
How much is bottle service at Las Vegas nightclubs?
Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every nightclub is different. Contact us below or check out our mobile app to see pricing!
Should I buy tickets to Las Vegas nightclubs?
We recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name DJs (Alesso, Kaskade, Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Calvin Harris etc). The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guestlist.
Which Vegas nightclubs play Hip Hop?
Check out our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in Las Vegas.
Which Vegas nightclubs play Electronic music (EDM)?
Check out our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Las Vegas.