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 hot spots!
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 has 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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Drai’s After Hours
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 (especially if you’re getting VIP bottle service)!
Las Vegas Hip Hop Club FAQs
Which clubs in Vegas play hip-hop?
Drai’s Nightclub, Marquee, Light, Omnia, Chateau, Tao Nightclub, Hakkasan, and Drai’s After Hours are the best hip hop clubs in Vegas. These venues play EDM on most nights, so be sure to check the event calendars for each club to find nights that play hip hop.
What are the most popular hip-hop clubs in Las Vegas right now?
If you’re online looking for the best “hip hop clubs near me,” Omnia, Chateau, Tao Nightclub, Drai’s, and Drai’s After Hours are going to be your best options.
What time do hip-hop clubs typically open?
Most hip hop clubs Las Vegas open around 10:00 PM.
What time do hip-hop clubs typically close?
Vegas hip hop clubs typically close their doors around 4:00 AM.
How much does it cost to get into Las Vegas hip-hop clubs?
The price to get into Las Vegas hip hop clubs is going to change depending on a few factors. If you choose a club that offers a guest list, such as Drai’s Nightclub, Hakkasan, Marquee, Drai’s After Hours, and Tao, you will be able to get in for free or at a discounted rate. If you choose to purchase tickets, expect to pay anywhere from $20 – $100+ depending on how busy the night is as well as who is performing. Choosing general admission is going to be more expensive than purchasing tickets, and you will not have guaranteed entry. For those who aren’t as worried about their wallet, choosing bottle service to reserve a table can cost anywhere from $300 to $10,000+, but it is one of our favorite ways to party at one of the best hip hop clubs in Vegas.
What hip-hop clubs do celebrities go to in Las Vegas?
While there is no way to precisely predict which clubs the celebrities will be going to on any given night, there are a few tricks you can use to increase your chances. The best thing you should do is to find out who the biggest performing artist is that night among the top hip hop night clubs. Big names often attract big names, so you are more likely to rub shoulders with the A-list when a massive artist is performing.
What is the dress code like at Las Vegas rap/hip-hop nightclubs?
When it comes to dressing up for urban night clubs, it’s not only about following the rules; it’s also about appearing like someone the bouncers want in their club. Men should wear a collared shirt, sports coat, trousers or jeans, and appropriate shoes. Women have more freedom in terms of what they can wear, but they should still dress nicely in either a dress with heels, jeans and a cute top, or something else stylish. Hats, baggy clothes, shorts, tennis shoes, jerseys, beanies, capris, and other related items will not be tolerated.
Are hip-hop clubs in Las Vegas open during the week?
Here is a list of the best hip hop bars Las Vegas has to offer during the week:
- Monday – No hip hop nightclub open
- Tuesday – Omnia
- Wednesday – Marquee, Chateau
- Thursday – Hakkasan, Tao Nightclub, Chateau
- Friday – Omnia, Drai’s Nightclub, Hakkasan, Marquee, Tao Nightclub, Chateau
What clubs in Las Vegas do rappers go to?
The Las Vegas nightclubs that hip hop artists and rappers go to are Marquee, Hakkasan, Tao Nightclub, Omnia, Drai’s Nightclub, and Chateau. These are among the most popular venues in the entire city.
Do the hip-hop clubs in Vegas provide guest lists?
The best hip hop clubs in Las Vegas that offer a guest list are:
- Drai’s Nightclub – Ladies enter free before designated time
- Hakkasan – Ladies, even ratio groups, and all guy groups (up to 4) free before designated time
- Marquee – Ladies, even ratio groups, and all guy groups (up to 4) free before designated time
- Drai’s After Hours – Free for ladies and even ratio groups before 2:30 AM
- Tao – Ladies and even ratio groups free entry before designated time, ladies open bar from 11:30 PM – 12:30 AM
How can I book bottle service for Las Vegas rap/hip-hop nightclubs?
You can find upcoming events, see performing artists, and book tables at the top Las Vegas hip hop nightclubs either on this page or on the Discotech app.
Should I buy tickets to get into Las Vegas rap/hip-hop nightclubs?
If you plan on going out to a hip hop club Las Vegas, getting tickets is a great option because they are going to be $10 – $20 cheaper than general admission, and you will be able to guarantee entry into the venue.
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 Vegas guest list using the Discotech app.
Which Vegas nightclubs play Electronic Dance Music (EDM)?
Here are the top 5 Las Vegas EDM Clubs that play Electronic Dance Music.
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