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Top 10 Best Nightclubs in Las Vegas in 2020

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 Las Vegas clubs play hip hop music? Which Las Vegas nightclubs play EDM? Which clubs stay open late? 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 or check out our video below!

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Omnia Nightclub at Caesar’s Palace (EDM)

Chandelier located on the dance floor of OMNIA Las Vegas

Following its 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, Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, and Tiesto. 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.

XS at the Wynn (EDM)

Nighttime Pool Party at XS Las Vegas

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 The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Alesso, Major Lazer, 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. 

Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan (EDM)

View of the Dance Floor at Marquee Las Vegas

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 Mustard, Benny Benassi, Oliver Heldens, Deorro, Timmy Trumpet, and Alan Walker.

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.

Drai’s Nightclub at Cromwell (Hip Hop)

Panoramic View of Live Performance at Drais Las Vegas

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 Future, Ty Dolla $ign, Wiz Khalifa, Migos, and much more. On nights without performers, expect to hear a a mix of Hip Hop and Top 40 music.

Hakkasan at MGM Grand (EDM)

Top Down Dance floor of Hakkasan Las Vegas

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 Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Zedd, and many more. 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.

EBC At Night at Encore (EDM)

Marshmello Performing at EBC At Night Las Vegas

Formerly known as Surrender, EBC at Night brings the best of Encore Beach Club to the night time party. EBC at Night features nightswims throughout the summer. 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. EBC at Night 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, EBC at Night 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. EBC at Night’s resident DJs include The Chainsmokers, Diplo, Alesso, David Guetta, Kygo, Major Lazer, and many more. 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!

Light at Mandalay Bay (Hip Hop / Top 40)

DJ Performance and Crowd at LIGHT Las Vegas

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 artists include E-40. 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!

TAO Nightclub at Venetian (Hip Hop / Top 40)

Bruno Mars Performing Live at TAO Las Vegas

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!

On the Record at the MGM (Open Format)

Front Entrance of On The Record at Park MGM Las Vegas

An ode to all things music takes over On The Record, the new nightclub at the Park MGM. Los Angeles twins Jonnie and Mark Houston created this new nightlife experience that features a music store entrance, karaoke rooms, a speakeasy, a patio with a double-decker bus for the deejays, guest bartenders, and a dance floor.

The experience, unlike any other nightclub in the city, sits across from the Park Theater with a record store entrance that spans two floors.

Club-goers then head to a speakeasy door that leads to an 11,000-square-foot space outfitted with speakers, TV screens, and cassette tapes from yesteryear. Visitors can try out one of the three karaoke rooms, step out on the patio with that double-decker bus, or head to the main room with a deejay booth fashioned from a Rolls-Royce.

Then there’s a living room space with a fireplace, and the vinyl parlor, where guest bartenders sling specialty drinks.

Drai’s After Hours at The Cromwell (2 rooms – 1 Hip Hop, 1 EDM)

After Hours Tables at Drais After Hours Las Vegas

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!


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 OMNIA (Caesars Palace), 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.


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.

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.

What time does the headlining DJ usually come in in Vegas clubs?

The headlining DJ usually comes on anytime between 12:30 AM and 1:30 AM.

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? What should I wear to a Vegas club?

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 you wear shorts to a Vegas club?

Generally no. The only exception is for nightswims, which happens during the summer at XS on sundays and EBC at Night.

Can I wear hats to a Vegas club?

Generally no, unless you’re dropping a couple thousand dollars on bottle service. However, dress codes are also loosened on certain nights for nightswims.

Can you get into Vegas clubs if you’re under 21?

No, you must be 21 to enter a Vegas nightclub. It won’t work if you turn 21 that night either, it must be the day after.

Can I smoke cigarettes in Las Vegas nightclubs?

Yes you can smoke cigarettes in most Las Vegas nightclubs.

Can I smoke weed in Las Vegas nightclubs?

Even though weed was legalized in Nevada, most casinos still ban it from the premises. If you are caught with weed or weed paraphernalia at most nightclubs, they will deny you entry / kick you out.

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 guestlist using our free mobile app.

How can I book bottle service for Las Vegas nightclubs?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

How much is bottle service at Las Vegas nightclubs?

Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every nightclub is different.

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 Dance Music (EDM)?

Check out our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Las Vegas.

Are clubs free in Las Vegas?

General admission will never be free in Las Vegas. However, you can sign up for free guest lists that will usually allow you to get in for free if you’re there before a certain time.

Can guys get into clubs in Vegas?

Guys can generally get in for free if you are on the guest list and have an even ratio party (at least the same number of girls and guys). You will have to sign up for the guest list in advance, and arrive before a certain time. Guys can also get bottle service or buy tickets.

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.

How can you get free drinks in Vegas clubs?

Some clubs offer free drink tickets for ladies on the guest list (Light, Chateau, EBC at Night, XS), others have free open bar for ladies before a certain time (Marquee). In general it’s almost impossible to get free drinks if you’re a guy.

Best Clubs with Free Guest List in San Diego

Today, were off to check out some of the best clubs in San Diego that offer a free Guest List! DISCLAIMER ALERT: Before we begin, I have to inform you good readers of TWO very important things.

First, know that not every single one of these venues will always have free guest list for an event. Depending on who’s performing, there may not be a guest list for that night, even if there has been free Guest List 10 nights before.

Second, not every guest list will be free. Even if a Guest List was free Friday, it may not be Saturday. More often then not, depending on who’s performing, the Guest List is subject to change.

So how do you check to see Guest List details? Discotech has made this difficult and tedious process easy and simple. So, are you still looking for the best clubs offering free Guest List in San Diego? Now you can see upcoming events, sign up for guest list and book table service directly on the free Discotech Mobile App. Or reach out to our helpline directly at 4157356716 – we can help you pick a spot for your next night out in San Diego.

Now back to our list. As you may already know, these lists are in alphabetical order, not ranking order. That way we can provide details and pictures and let you decide which club most appeals to you. So, to find your next favorite free spot in San Diego, look no further. Here we go!

El Chingon

Inspired by Pancho Villa and the pistoleros of the Mexican Revolution, El Chingon is a new badass club in the San Diego Gaslamp. With an exciting menu featuring some Mexican classics, they serve only the best of the best when it comes to ingredients and spirits.

Nothing makes great Mexican food better than a little something to quench your thirst! Aside from their curated selection of tequilas, mezcales and sotoles, they’ve carefully crafted a drink menu that will pair perfectly with any menu item or stand boldly alone. For those looking to elevate their nightlife experience, El Chingon offers bottle service to those really looking to party. Make sure to check out up coming events at El Chingo to sign up for Guest List and see who’s performing!

Fluxx

FLUXX has shown itself to be the next big thing in nightlife and event venues. Located in downtown San Diego, this ever-evolving venue commands your full sensory attention from the moment you step inside the doors.

From touchable design textures and vibrant pops of color to the pulsating sound system, tantalizing cocktails, an amazing bottle service selection and views, FLUXX finds a way to pull you into its world and leave you with higher expectations of “a night on the town.”

With world class entertainment and A-list celebrity guests, you are sure to not only see the stars, but feel like one yourself! True to its name, FLUXX nightclub’s mood are kept in a constant state of change. Guests remain intrigued with the regular shifts in theme and style, creating a unique experience with every new transformation.

Whether you are drenched in an underwater fantasy with mermaids, or riding a psychedelic rainbow next to giant mushrooms, there is one thing that is for sure…you never know where FLUXX is going to take you next. Luckily for you, entry is free (depending on the night) with FLUXX Guest List through Discotech!

Omnia

Modeled after her sister club in Las Vegas, Omnia San Diego ups the ante for San Diego nightlife, featuring top tier talent on a weekly basis, with DJs such as Gareth Emery, Afrojack, 3LAU, Calvin Harris, and Tiesto gracing the decks.

When guests walk through the doors on the corner of Sixth and Island Ave., they will immediately be immersed into the dark, provocative and intriguing world that is OMNIA, covered with burgundy velvet wallcovering at the ticketing desk and a mirrored portal lined with mesmerizing LED screens.

Party-goers enter the club’s main room, which comes in hot at 8,000 square feet of ornate black, gold and dark walnut tones. Gold leather banquette-style booths surround the dance floor, enhanced with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. Look for the signature black and gold custom wall and horizontal LED strips pulsating to the beat of music.

Then of course, guests can make their way to the main bar before heading upstairs. For the best view of the club, VIP boxes equipped with bottle service line the 4,000-square-foot balcony that offers an exclusive vantage point of the dance floor. A separate balcony bar serves libations here, too, designed with a wallcovering reminiscent of tin ceiling patterns. Continuing upward, a 7,000- square-foot rooftop terrace incites a romantic garden scene under the stars, lined with tiered cabanas, sofas and enchanting greenery.

The rooftop, with views of the Gaslamp, will also feature its own DJ booth mounted on a platform for an enhanced audience experience. With all this, you would be crazy not to sign up for Guest List at Omnia.

Onyx Room

Onyx Room Nightclub has represented what is best in San Diego’s nightlife for years. Featuring a variety of local San Diego spun DJs and international talent along with world-class bottle service. Onyx has created a night-time destination for all.

With music genres from hip hop, mash-ups, top 40 and party rock to house, electronic, dubstep, 80’s and reggae they have something to offer for everyone. What really makes a dance club are the people. It is here that Onyx has captured something special as it attracts an open minded, up-for-anything and above all, incredibly friendly crowd.

Onyx brings something different to the culture of San Diego’s downtown nightlife. It is a nightclub at ease with all the details that make a club really work, and an unusually tight synergy in the music. Join Onyx’s nightclub in the Gaslamp district for a great time! Check out upcoming events at Onyx to sign up for Guest List!

Parq

Parq SD. So what’s this highly-anticipated new hotspot all about? The restaurant and club together make up 40,000 square feet of entertainment space, all designed by the renowned designer Davis Ink.

Chandeliers guide party-goers through a dark brick tunnel and onto the dance floor. Contrasting textures and colors stimulate the senses, as seen on the booth upholstery, custom metal tree branch dividers and warm walnut wood tones.

Ladies, listen up: A women’s makeup lounge will be available with its own bar, where makeup artists are ready for whatever you could want. A video confessional and photo booth will also ramp up the fun. While you’re exploring, take note of the luxury VIP tables, a state-of-the-art sound system and lighting by Steve Lieberman of SJ Lighting, whose work includes the Electric Daisy Carnival and Drai’s in Las Vegas. Looking to hop on the Guest List? We got you! Click upcoming events at Parq to reserve your spot today!

Sevilla

Sevilla Nightclub was launched in 1987 and has been drawing fans of the many forms of Latin and Spanish music and dance ever since. They offer an intimate ambiance, a roomy dance floor, VIP bottle service amenities, Salsa lessons, Bachata lessons, and Merengue lessons throughout the week.

Sevilla Nightclub delivers a unique atmosphere with a Latin and open format DJs plus live entertainment. Click upcoming events at Sevilla Nightclub to get on the Guest List!

Side Bar

Side Bar, an intelligent combination of both ultra lounge and nightclub, provides a dynamic aesthetic with classic sex appeal. A mismatched array of leather booths and velvet couches lend themselves to be both lounge seating and bottle service tables.

A cluster of maroon birdcages dangle from the lofted ceiling above the front lounge. The caged theme continues to the focal point of the club; a life-size birdcage that houses the DJ and doubles as a stage for go-go’s to climb in and tease the high-energy dancing crowd that gathers below.

A custom-designed ambient lighting package provides just the right mood for any given event while the unique collection of erotic paintings and decor provide subtle distractions. Side Bar offers an experience that is both stimulating and suggestive depending upon where you are standing. For free entry, click upcoming events at Side Bar and hop on the Guest List!

Best LA Clubs with Free Guest Lists

Best Nightclubs in New York City

The most common answers one might hear to the question of the “best nightclub” are the longest-running and most world-renowned NYC clubs that feature the biggest DJ acts – Marquee, Lavo, Le Bain – or the most expensive, exclusive venues where the rich, famous, and fashion models play – Avenue, 1OAK, Up & Down, or Catch (as of the date of this post, at least). However, the best and hottest nightclub in NYC – in terms of how much fun YOU personally will have – will of course depend on your music preference and budget. NYC is one of the nightlife capitals of the world and has numerous clubs featuring an eclectic array of music styles – electronic, hip-hop, Latin, deep house, dubstep, etc. Also, NYC has a nightlife partying scene for everyone, from forty-something Wall Street hedge-fund managers to wide-eyed college students at Columbia, NYU, and the prestigious fashion schools spread throughout Manhattan. Looking for a more underground scene? Brooklyn also features a number of warehouse type clubs that feature DJs ranging from progressive to techno to deep house.

To keep up with the constantly changing Big Apple party scene as well as find the perfect fit for you, you can use the Discotech app – to search nightclub events by the specific dates you’ll be in town, and then buy tickets, sign up for guest lists, or even reserve tables if you’re feeling super-fancy. The app event info refreshes daily, pulling from various NYC entertainment online resources including the official websites of the clubs themselves, so it’s always current, accurate, and in the know.

If you’re not sure where to start, check out our guide to NYC nightlife here. Note that most clubs that are open on weekends also have one signature weeknight for which they are known to draw bigger crowds, e.g. Avenue on Mondays, Up & Down on Tuesdays, or Marquee on Wednesdays. After perusing the app to get ideas, don’t hesitate to ask a local friend – or reach out to our help line – for further guidance.