Which Clubs in Las Vegas play Hip-Hop / R&B?
Hip-hop has been a large part of Las Vegas culture since the early ’90s when West Coast gangsta rap ruled the airwaves and L.A. legends like Dr. Dre and 2Pac made Sin City their weekend playground (2Pac was shot and killed while on the Vegas Strip in 1996). Although EDM has taken over many of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas the past several years, hip-hop has made a comeback in 2020 and now there are a variety of great hip-hop nightlife options. Where can you find the best hip-hop / R&B clubs in Las Vegas? Check out our comprehensive hip hop nightclub guide below. Use our free mobile app or website to sign up for guest list, book table service, and buy tickets to any of these bumpin’ spots!
1. Drai’s Nightclub @ The 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’s, 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.
2. Marquee Boom Box Room / Main Room @ Cosmopolitan
Marquee at the Cosmo is a monumental 60,000 square foot venue that transitions night club patrons between lavish rooms and various musical experiences. While the main room has traditionally featured big room house / EDM, in the past couple of years the format has shifted more and more to 50/50 split by featuring hip-hop with marquee (pun intended) artists such as DJ Mustard, French Montana, and Travis Scott. On EDM nights the downstairs room known as the “Boom Box room” will play straight hip-hop and R&B; on hip-hop nights, Boom Box spins Top 40 radio with a touch of mainstream EdM. Ladies, make sure to bring your folding flats with you, because after dancing all night to the beats of all your favs and moving back and forth from room to room, climbing those steps to the exit will not be easy!
3. Light @ Mandalay Bay
Light merges cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. Headlining artists such as Rick Ross, T-Pain, and Metro Boomin 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.
4. Omnia Heart of Omnia @ Ceasars’ Palace
Following it’s much anticipated grand opening March 2015, Omnia LV has quickly become the hottest club on the strip. Located in the space previously occupied by Pure Nightclub in Caesars, Omnia features a star studded 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.
Heart of Omnia features a palette rich with dark woods, bronze crocodile-embossed leather banquettes and LED screen arrangement. Envisioned as a seductive lair, the ultra lounge features private seating areas, a bar and DJ booth. DJ’s in this separate room typically spin a mix of hip hop / top 40. If you’re looking to check out the hottest club in Vegas, but prefer hip hop to electronic music, we highly recommend you check out Heart of Omnia.
5. Chateau @ Paris
A one-of-a-kind ascending spiraled staircase leads guests to Chateau’s second-floor entrance revealing an intricate interior inspired by elements of old world décor fused with modern French design. VIP seating surrounds the centralized dance floor, showcasing vaulted ceilings, state-of-the art lighting and sound systems, ornate chandeliers and a DJ booth centered above a 10-foot-tall marble mantel fireplace.
Chateau’s rooftop brings forth an unparalleled outdoor nightlife experience. Located under the Eiffel Tower on the rooftop of the indoor nightclub, overlooking the spectacular Bellagio Fountains and reminiscent of a lush garden in Versailles, Chateau Gardens Rooftop spans 22,000 square feet in an unparalleled setting beneath the stars. Featuring a lavish rooftop garden, blossoming greenery and lush cabanas, the picturesque nightspot offers a full nightclub experience with an exciting rooftop dance floor, high-energy lighting, VIP bottle service and panoramic views from high above the Vegas skyline.
We often have bottle specials at Chateau as well as free guestlist + drink tickets for girls, discounted guestlist for guys.
6. Tao Nightclub @ 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. 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. Tao Nightclub has a bit of something for everyone!
7. Hakkasan Ling Ling Room @ 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. 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.
Tables in the Ling Ling room are significantly cheaper than the ones in the main room, and you still get full access to the entire club. If you’re looking for hip hop but want to check out one of the hottest clubs in Vegas, consider this option!
8. Drai’s After Hours Hip-Hop Room @ 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!
Las Vegas Nightclubs FAQ
What time do Las Vegas nightclubs usually open?
Clubs in Vegas usually open between 10:00 and 10:30 PM. If you want to avoid lines, we recommend arriving by 10:00 PM.
How can I get into Las Vegas nightclubs for free?
All Vegas nightclubs 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 guest list using the Discotech app.
Which Vegas nightclubs play Hip-Hop?
Drai’s, Light, Tao, and Chateau are the most popular clubs that play hip hop.
Which Vegas nightclubs play Electronic Dance Music (EDM)?
Omnia, Hakkasan, XS, and Marquee Nightclub.
What are the hottest clubs in Las Vegas?
Currently the hottest clubs with the most popular EDM DJs are Omnia, XS, Marquee, and Hakkasan. The hottest hip hop clubs are Drai’s and Light.
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 AM to 4 AM.