You just turned 21 and you’re ready to hit up Las Vegas and paint the town red. But there’s one problem – you’re a Vegas virgin and you don’t know where to go. Which Vegas nightclubs play hip hop music? Which Vegas clubs play EDM? Which clubs stay open late? Which clubs have free guestlist? What are the hottest clubs in Las Vegas right now?
Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. First, check out our list of top 10 nightclubs in Las Vegas. Then download the free Discotech mobile app. You can use it to book tables, sign up for free guestlist, and buy tickets to all of the best clubs in Las Vegas.
Stand back flossie. The weekend’s almost here.
1. Omnia Nightclub at Caesar’s Palace
Following it’s much anticipated grand opening March 2015, Omnia Las Vegas has quickly become the hottest club on the strip. Located in the space previously occupied by Pure Nightclub in Caesars, Omnia LV features a star studded EDM DJ line up that includes Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Nicky Romero, Martin Garrix, Chuckie, Krewella, Nervo, and Oliver Heldens. The Omnia aura begins upon entering the lavish space. A colossal lighting system, which looms over the expansive dance floor, sends cascading light throughout the main club. Guests under the four-story roof will be showered with beams of changing colored lights revealing layers of architectural wonders.
The main club boasts a dramatic 65-foot-tall ceiling dome that encompasses a 22,000-pound kinetic chandelier. The grandiose centerpiece of the main club consists of eight concentric rings featuring production elements including theatrical lighting effects, video projections and light-emitting diodes (LED) choreographed to evolve throughout the night.
If you’re into hip hop music, Heart of Omnia is a separate area within Omnia that features a hip hop DJ. There’s also a rooftop terrace upstairs that has it’s own DJ, typically playing more chill music. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to hear the main DJ unless you’re in the main room. Of course, main room table prices don’t come cheap. Can’t put a price on fun.
2. XS at the Wynn
Now entering it’s 6th year of operation, XS at the Wynn is still the undeniably the King of Clubs. Often considered by many to be one of the “most luxuriously designed nightclubs on earth,” XS continues to win five star rankings and adoration from club goers who enjoy the 40,000 square feet of sprawling dance floor, outdoor patio, and pool area, The design was inspired by the curves of a human body and it boasts a 10 foot rotating chandelier and rich gold, black and brown color scheme. Resident DJs at XS include Avicii, David Guetta, Alesso, Kaskade, Zedd, Major Lazer, Martin Solveig, and Diplo. A Vegas trip is not complete without a night at XS. During the summer, XS hosts a weekly nightswim on Sundays. This is one of the best events in Vegas.
3. Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan
Marquee Las Vegas is 60,000 square feet tribute to the clubbing gods – featuring a rooftop patio with breathtaking views of Las Vegas, an ultra pool-club and the best DJs from around the world. Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub showcase internationally acclaimed resident DJs such as Dash Berlin, Benny Benassi, Gatlantis, Cash Cash, Porter Robinson, EDX, Carnage, and DJ Vice. If you haven’t jumped on the EDM bandwagon, fear not – Marquee also offers the ‘Boom Box’ as a hip hop room, as well as ‘The Library’, a discreet VIP lounge if you’re feeling something more low key. With vast glass window-walls overlooking the famous Las Vegas Strip, guests will enjoy a nightlife experience unlike any other venue. Use promo code DISCO to save $5 on tickets at MarqueeLasVegas.com.
4. Drai’s Nightclub at Cromwell
The crown jewel of the newly built Cromwell hotel, Drai’s Nightclub provides an unrivaled view encompassing the entire Strip and beyond. Designed by namesake nightlife impresario Victor Drai, this 65,000 square feet venue offers a multi-sensory environment taking entertainment and service to new heights. Meticulous attention to detail, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology fuse to create a sensual, multi-sensory experience unlike any other on the Strip. Drai’s features over 7,000 square feet of the most state of the art LEDs in production and 75 various indoor & outdoor seating options to accommodate its 2,500 guest capacity.
Drai’s Nightclub was actually initially launched with an EDM focus, but over time it’s shifted towards hip hop. Drai’s regularly promotes events with live artists such as Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Tyga, Big Sean, Future, 50 Cent, Jeremih and much more. On nights without performers, expect to hear a a mix of Hip Hop and Top 40 music.
5. Hakkasan at MGM Grand
Hakkasan is Las Vegas nightlife’s crown jewel. Located in the MGM grand, Hakkasan features 80,000 square feet and five levels of dance floors, lounges, and restaurants. The first two levels feature the main restaurant, serving masterful Cantonese cuisine from Chef Ho Chee Boon. The third floor is comprised of the Ling Ling Lounge and the Ling Ling Room — over 10,000 square feet of dance floor and lounge. Ling Ling room DJs play hip-hop music; the main room is almost always electronic/house music. The top two floors are the main nightclub and upper balconies, where the resident DJs Tiesto and Calvin Harris spin regularly. Other resident DJS include Dada Life, Sebastian Ingrosso, The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, Borgeous, W&W, 3LAU, Axwell, and Showtek. The dance floor is surrounded by numerous VIP tables arranged in a semicircle facing the DJ booth, giving every table a great view of the DJ. With its giant LED screens, intense light shows, and world-class performers, Hakkasan is one of the most luxurious and exclusive clubs in Las Vegas.
6. Surrender at the Encore
As soon as you walk through the front doors of Surrender–also known as Encore Beach Club during the day–you immediately know you’re in for a treat. The first thing you will notice is the massive, green-eyed serpent behind the club’s main bar, alluding to the tempting libations and perhaps, the temptations of Sin City itself. Surrender features three fully stocked bars, VIP booths along the dance floor, cabanas and daybeds near the pool, and stripper poles for gorgeous go-go dancers. When you’re ready to take the party outside, Surrender has you covered too. The outdoor area features poolside VIP tables, two levels of cabanas, booths, couches, bungalows and plenty of space for dancing wherever you’d like, with palm tree décor and a more casual vibe. There are 26 cabanas that are well-furnished, including flat-screen TVs and balconies overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. During the winter, a climate-controlled dome covers the pool area.
Surrender’s resident DJs include RL Grime, A Trak, Dillon Francis, Yellow Claw, Skrillex, Flosstradamus, Diplo, and DJ Snake. Depending on the DJ and the night, the music may skew more hip hop / dubstep / trap / dirty EDM. Make sure to do your research on the DJ spinning that night! During the summer, Surrender is open at night as EBC at night – featuring nightswims that let splash away the warm summer nights. We highly recommend these tremendously fun events.
7. Light at Mandalay Bay
Checking in at 38,000 square feet, Light is the first-ever nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, merges cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. Headlining DJs lead the charge, coupled with exclusively built performance elements & a gigantic LED screen showing visuals, innovative video mapping, lighting, sound & special effects, as well as avant-garde costumes & unique choreography. Light is a must see venue leaving you with a truly unforgettable night.
Light no longer features the same level of EDM talent that it once did. Resident DJs include Morgan Page, Baauer, Stafford Brothers, Laidback Luke, DJ Mustard, and Disclosure. Depending on the night, the music might be a mix of house and hip hop. Make sure you do research on the DJ while planning your trip!
Light also has bottle service options that are pretty good value. The guestlist at light is also usually free and comes with drink tickets. Get on the app for guestlist and bottle service! Or, use promo code DISCO to save $2 on your ticket purchase.
8. Tao Nightclub at Venetian
Since its opening in Sept 2005, this Asian themed dining and entertainment venue at the Venetian has been consistently amongst the top grossing nightclubs in the world. The multi-faceted 3 story “Asian City” houses a restaurant, banquet facilities, lounge, nightclub, and beach in over 60,000 square feet. The extensive menu incorporates culinary components from China, Japan, and Thailand. Open Thursday – Saturday, Tao is a frequent hot spot for A-list celebrities, sports stars, and culinary connoisseurs.
This nightclub features top DJ’s such as Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri, and creative programming. It’s important to note that Tao is not a pure EDM club – the main room plays a mix of top 40, EDM, and hip-hop while the Opium Room down the hallway is catered more towards those who appreciate hip-hop music. Those of you looking for EDM only clubs should steer clear. Use promo code DISCO to save $5 on your ticket purchases!
9. Intrigue Nightclub at the Wynn
Wynn Las Vegas announced the newest concept in nightlife, Intrigue, last night during a reveal at Tryst Nightclub’s “Final Affair” industry party. Intrigue will open in the space currently occupied by Tryst on Apr. 28, 2016, which marks Wynn Las Vegas’ 11th anniversary. Tryst closes on Saturday, Nov. 7, after a successful 10-year run. Intrigue features EDM talent on a weekly basis, including Diplo, DJ Snake, Marshmello, RL Grime, Chuckie, Dillon Francis, and more.
Intrigue will feature state-of-the-art lighting and sound designed by award-winning John Lyons Systems throughout the spectacular 14,000-square-foot venue, which will accommodate up to 1,200 patrons. Guests will enjoy contemporary party music that will cross over many different genres creating a high-energy dancing environment. A new glass enclosed patio will allow year-round views to the venue’s dramatic waterfall and spectacular pyrotechnics show. Additionally, a 1,200-square-foot private club within the club will be a social media free zone, allowing guests the ultimate in privacy.
10. 1 OAK LV at The Mirage
Located at the Mirage, 1OAK Las Vegas is arguably one of the best places in Vegas for a mix of hip-hop and top 40. 1OAK hosted popular hip-hop artists such as Juicy J, J.Cole, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Tyga, Flo-Rida and Chris Brown. Major Lazer also played several gigs here. With over 16,000 square-feet of space, this club can fit up to 1600 people.
Within its 16,000-square-feet are two separate rooms which each contain their own full-service bar and DJ booth. Since opening its doors on New Year’s Eve with a star-studded celebration hosted by the incomparable Fergie and featuring a now famous 3-hour DJ set by YEEZYWORLDPEACE, better known to most as Kanye West, 1 OAK has been leading the party for nightclubs in Las Vegas.
Bonus – Drai’s After Hours at The Cromwell
So, the DJ is starting to wind down at the club you’re at but you’ve still got a solid six or seven hours of party left in you. It’s the timeless dilemma many of us have encountered at some point or another.
What to do, what to do… Head to Drai’s After Hours in The Cromwell. Look for the gold elevator marked with the curvaceous body of a woman in ruby red dress. The club is located underground where it originally opened in the Barbary Coast. Plain and simple, if you’re looking for after-hours fun on the Strip, this is the place to be. Cashing in on everything saucy about after-hours, Drai’s digs deep to give you a club experience like no other. Drai’s pioneered the “after-hours” late-night concept in 1997, providing an intimate and exclusive spot where the party continued til sunrise.
Drai’s features two separate rooms – one playing hip hop and one playing electronic music. Be forewarned – on occasion when it gets really busy you may have to pay an extra cover charge to get into the hip hop room. But you can’t put a price on fun!