Now entering its 10th year of operation, XS is still the undeniable King of Clubs. The massive 40,000 square feet space is inspired by the curves of the human body, and includes a dance floor, pool, and outdoor patio that even has a gambling area with blackjack and poker. The seating inside is terraced, so that no matter where you are, you’ll have a great view.
With a golden interior, huge chandelier, and glamorous outdoor areas, it’s no wonder that XS is referred to as one of the most luxurious nightclubs on Earth. The artists here are just as top-tier as the design—DJs include Kygo, The Chainsmokers, Drake, Alesso, Dillon Francis, and more. The music here is mainly EDM, and even if you’re enjoying the outdoor area, you’ll be able to see the headlining DJ via the outdoor LED screen.
Throughout the year, XS is home to a number of special events. Summer is the season of XS Nightswim, a huge nighttime pool party where DJs perform outside instead of on the dance floor. In the fall, XS hosts Art of the Wild, a three-day event that features house and techno artists from around the world. In May, during the week leading up to Electric Daisy Carnival, XS is one of the venues that hosts artists as part of EDC week.
On nights with popular DJs or special events, the venue is likely to get full. Make sure you get your hand stamped, either by tipping a bouncer or by getting bottle service. Otherwise, if you leave the inside area, you may not be able to get back in.
Although the official dress code is “upscale casual”, you’re unlikely to find anyone not dressed up to look their best, especially on the weekends. Athletic wear is prohibited inside. The exception to the dress code is Nightswim events, where guests are welcome to wear swim attire in order to enjoy the pool.
- If you’re trying to keep costs down, table minimums outside are generally significantly cheaper (except on Sunday nightswim events).
- On nights with top talent, the inside area often reaches capacity and the bouncers stop letting people back in. You’ll need to have a special stamp to get back inside – you can get this stamp via bottle service, or by tipping a bouncer . If it’s starting to get packed and you’re inside without the stamp, we’d recommend staying inside.
- XS has some of the longest lines in Vegas, especially on Chainsmokers nights. We recommend arriving at club opening (or even earlier) if you’re trying to get in on the guest list / tickets / GA on these nights.
- XS is one of the only clubs that does bottle service presentations as you walk into the club. They block off the stairs to showcase the guests entering the club. Of course in order to get this you’ll need to drop some mad cash!
- XS Nightswim is one of the most fun / legendary events in Vegas. It usually happens every sunday during the summer.
- XS has gaming tables outdoor with blackjack and sometimes even craps. However you should note that if the inside is super crowded there’s a chance you won’t be let back inside!
- For ordering drinks, there are two bars in the main room as well as two bars outside.
- XS bathrooms have excellent lighting for selfies.
Where is XS located?
XS is located inside the mall between the Wynn and the Encore. If you’re in one or the other, simply follow signs pointing towards the other hotel and you’ll come across it. If you’re getting dropped off, tell the cab driver Encore.
How much is cover charge at XS?
General admission at the door is around $30-50+ for guys, $20-30 for girls. Expect more on holidays and special events / big name DJs.
How long will I have to wait at XS?
Average wait times for XS at the door are around 1-3 hours on Fridays Saturdays. Sundays and Mondays are usually much better, at around 20-45 minutes, unless it’s nightswim season. During the summer XS hosts nightswim on Sundays which can get pretty packed as well. We’d recommend you arrive by 10 PM on Friday, Saturday, and 10:30-11 on Sundays and Monday. If you’re staying at the Encore or the Wynn you can purchase line skip passes from the hotel concierge.
Does XS allow for exit and re-entry?
For most events, XS allows customers to leave the venue, get a stamp on their hand, and re-enter at a later time. There are exceptions to this rule on extremely busy nights, or when the venue is operating at maximum capacity. If you are leaving the venue and are planning on returning, be sure to ask the doormen upon exit if there is re-entry or not.
Can you gamble at XS?
Yes, XS has a large gaming pavilion in the outdoor area. The gaming pavilion holds a number of different casino games, including Blackjack, Craps, Casino War, amongst others.
When is XS open?
XS is open from 10:30 to 4 AM on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
What are the best nights to go to XS?
Fridays and Saturdays feature the best talent and will typically be very busy. Sunday nightswims are extremely fun – there’s nothing quite like partying the summer nights away at one of the most beautiful clubs in the world. Sunday nightswims have been some of the most fun and memorable nights for us.
What is the dress code at XS?
Unless you’re getting bottle service, better to err on the side of caution. Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). No baggy jeans or any pants with holes in them. If you are getting bottle service you will have some more leeway. But in general it’s better to be safe than sorry!
Dress code for ladies at XS is much less strict, though most women typically wear dresses and heels on normal nights. With that being said, women can easily get away with a t-shirt and jeans.
For Sunday nightswim, swimwear is highly encouraged but make sure you don’t lose your shirt – you won’t be let back into the hotel shirtless. Swimwear includes swim trunks, bikinis, shirts, tank tops, flip flops and sandals, etc. Basketball shorts are not permitted as swimwear. Sneakers are permitted as acceptable shoes for nightswim events. You can also wear standard club attire to nightswim but trust us, it’s MUCH more fun to get into the water.
How much do drinks cost at XS?
Mixed drinks / cocktails start at $15 (your average drink will be $20), beers at $8, shots at $8. Bottles start at $595.
Who are the resident DJs at XS?
XS’s 2020 season features The Chainsmokers, Diplo, Alesso, David Guetta, Kygo, Dillon Francis, RL Grime, Major Lazer, and Drake. XS also hosts Art of the Wild twice a year which features more underground artists such as Fisher, Chris Lake, Guy Gerber, Rufus Du Sol, and Lee Burridge.
What time does the headlining DJ come on at XS?
The main DJ usually comes on between 12:30 AM and 1:30 AM.
What kind of music do they play at XS?
XS plays primarily electronic dance music.
Are there any promo codes for XS?
There are currently no promo codes available for XS.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at XS?
You can download the Discotech app to see upcoming events, get on guestlists, book tables, and buy tickets for XS.
In which hotel is XS located?
XS is located in the Encore Hotel – 3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, NV 89183.