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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 EDM clubs in Vancouver, Canada

Today we’re taking a trip up north. Way up north. All the way to our lovely neighboring Canadian nation. As promised, we are going to look at some of the hottest EDM spots in the great city of Vancouver. Grab some warm clothes and lets get going!

Looking for the hottest clubs in Vancouver? See upcoming events sign up for guest list, and book table service directly on the free Discotech Mobile App. Or reach out to our help line directly at 4157356716 – we can help you pick a spot for your next night out in Vancouver.

Harbour Event Centre

Harbour Event Centre was dubbed Vancouver’s first ever “SUPER CLUB” as this massive room boasts the best in sound production from D&B, over 100 state of the art visual LED panels and lighting, as well as special effects with CO2 cannons and confetti. The exceptional details throughout the venue will provide a unique nightlife experience. Nervo, Tritonal, Tujamo, Ummet Ozcan, Borgeous, Showtek and DJ Carnage are all gearing up to perform at this venue in the coming weeks. Make sure to check out Harbour Event Centre’s upcoming events so you don’t miss your favorite DJ.

From the moment you enter the room, you will feel the energy of the dance floor to the VIP ambiance that every customer will encounter. With a world-class lineup of talent slated to come through the doors, come and experience what Vancouver’s nightlife has been missing on a weekly basis for the past decade.

Celebrities

Celebrities is a nightlife icon in Vancouver, a premier dance club on the West Coast, and has been around since the 1980s. It has grown along with the community as a mainstay for entertainment and seems it will always continue to push boundaries. In early 2013 Celebrities received the major renovation that its supporters and visiting artists deserve.

2 luxury VIP sections equipped with top tier bottle service, the latest Funktion-One sound system, over-the-top visuals and light shows all added, in the spirit of making the most of every experience. The storied venue has hosted everyone from David Guetta to Tiesto and Avicii to Boy George, and will continue bringing forth an array of diverse, trendsetting entertainment from all over the world. Celebrities have some insane DJs performing soon! Make sure to check out upcoming events to see who’s up next!

Levels

Levels strives to be the pacesetter in propelling Vancouver dance music scene forward and leading Vancouver to the forefront of global clubbing culture. Levels is a relatively small location, but don’t let that fool you.

Many say Vancouver desperately lacks a nightlife scene. Levels looks to curb that. This up and coming venue also aims to provide a great party atmosphere while not breaking the bank of the customer. There are three levels at this venue, each dedicated for dancing, drinks, and selfies. Yes there is a selfie bar.

So does Levels have what it takes to curb these ridiculous rumors concerning Vancouvers struggling nightlife scene? There’s only one way to find out. Go see for yourself.

M.I.A.

M.I.A. offers an inclusive space for alternative & avant strains of electronic dance music – whether rooted in r&b, hip hop, house or techno – all of which presented in a well-heeled setting. Guests tunnel into the space from 350 Water Street to be greeted by a lush room boasting a mix of futuristic yet timeworn details; M.I.A. carries notes of dark, burnt wood and rich tones of purple and red while abstract L.E.D. installations across the ceiling create pulse-like light patterns connecting all corners of the room.

The intimate dance floor and compact DJ booth are ringed by plush communal seating as well as private seating for bottle service, while winding past the main bar will bring guests to a separate sake bar. Committed to keeping the best clarity and quality in sound, the club uses Funktion One as its preferred sound system. Be sure to check upcoming events at M.I.A.

TwelveWest

Undeniably the hottest spot in Vancouver, Friday and Saturday nights at TwelveWest are wild. Reserve a VIP table or relax in one of three main VIP sections as we introduce you to the city’s greatest nightlife entertainment and hospitality experience. Two nightclub powerhouses Twelve West and Funktion-One come together to bring you North America’s first EVO-6E sound system.

Twelve West has been recognized internationally by the Top Bar Design Awards. Rated among the top nightclubs in the country, Twelve West continues to prevail an unrivaled hospitality experience similar to none. The 7,500 square foot multi-use entertainment venue is ideal for film production, corporate events, and private functions. Be sure to check out upcoming events for special offers and promotions!

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Best Nightclubs in Cleveland Ohio

Best Dance Clubs in Cleveland – Top Nightlife Spots Downtown

Cleveland has a vibrant nightlife. In addition to numerous top-rated restaurants and bars, The Land has some outstanding clubs to dance the night away, listen to live entertainment, meet with friends, crash and burn with horrid pick up lines(for those who still engage people personally as too many of us have our heads in our cellphones) and chill after a week of working hard in the city where LeBron famously and truthfully stated “Nothing is given, everything is earned”.

There is a lot that separates a good club and a GREAT club. Good food, strong drinks, friendly staff, awesome DJ, beautiful club-goers and security. After taking my Visa and Discover cards to uncharted territory, I was able to find the best night clubs that Cleveland has to offer!

Vault

If you want an upscale experience in one of America’s most distinctive venues, Vault is the place for you. Located in an old bank vault, you will be treated to some of the most decadent cocktails and appetizers in the midwest. Their weekly programming includes bourbon tasting, executive mixers and live jazz in addition to exclusive events every month.

2017 East 9th Street Cleveland, OH 44115

Take 5 Rhythm and Jazz Tapas Lounge

Cleveland’s preeminent live jazz club offers live entertainment every week from some of America’s best entertainers and top regional and local singers and bands. One of the most exclusive venues in the State of Ohio, fans flock every weekend to see national recording artists and sample their fine cuisine, with many dishes named for jazz legends.

Velvet Dog

One of Cleveland most requested club destinations according to hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers.

In addition to having multiple levels of clubs, rooftop patio and an impressive martini list, The Velvet Dog has fantastic weekly and monthly programming for club goers and good food.

Tomo Sushi and Hibachi Restaurant

It seems whenever a Best of Cleveland list is compiled, Tomo finds a way to be a part of the list or at least part of the conversation. In addition to having a world class menu for sushi, seafood and asian food, Tomo is one of the premier clubs in the region. With five levels of food, dancing and lounge areas, Tomo is a one stop shop for dinner and dancing.

Medusa Restaurant and Lounge

If you want to rub elbows with celebrities, pro athletes and platinum recording artists, then Medusa is where you need to be. Medusa has established themselves as the after party location for concerts, ball games and special events. The stars come to play at Medusa so do not be surprised if you see your favorite personality in the VIP, on stage or in the DJ booth.

New Orleans Mardi Gras 2018 Nightlife Party Guide

Mardi Gras 2018 invades New Orleans AKA “The Big Easy” over the next seven days, and the party doesn’t stop from now until next Wednesday.   There’s no doubt that N’awlins is more of a restaurant, dive bar, and live music venue city, with the lion’s share of the year-round party action centered around the infamous French Quarter and Bourbon Street.   And during the Mardi Gras Festival itself, daytime revelry will be spotted everywhere amidst the city streets of New Orleans: parades, colorful outfits, marching bands, dance trains, bead throwing, and public processions winding their way through the main arteries of the city from dawn ’til dusk… and then there’s little to no break before the freaks (and drunks) come out at night.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans means costumes and exposed flesh everywhere!

That being said, there are also a handful of vastly underrated nightclub options in the Crescent City – opulently decorated showrooms blasting laser-tinted smoke and pulsating music, where the world’s best hip-hop and electronic music artists stop in to perform as their national tour dates wind through the American South.  To be sure, New Orleans is and always will be an ultra-casual city – think shorts, flip-flops, and t-shirts with rude sayings on them – but sometimes you just want to dress up, be more fancy, sip adult cocktails, and bob your head to a beat… amirite or amirite?   Well, we’ve found found the best spots for you to do just that, and our app will make it easy to party hard in The Big Easy.  To celebrate our in-app launch of New Orleans, we give you our top picks for the best nightlife events for visitors and locals to celebrate Mardi Gras:

Friday, February 9, 2018

Fleur De Lit 2018 @ Republic NOLA

The Friday before Mardi Gras is considered early to party in New Orleans, as most of the locals are preparing parade floats and resting up for the days to come.  That being said, there are some events to whet the tourists’ appetites for partying on Fri-yays.    Winter Circle Productions & BASSIK Present Fleur De Lit 2018: Second Annual Mardi Gras Mayhem.  This is a two-day late-night electronic music festival at the revered New Orleans nightspot Republic, with the first night featuring San Jose, CA’s up-and-coming bass-heavy artist Getter.  Backup sounds by Klutch + Kidd Love.

Time: 11:30 PM – 3:00 AM

Venue: Republic (828 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130)

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Boombox Cartel @ Metropolitan 

Mardi Gras may a bucket list vacation for many Americans, but for this particular 9-to-5 workday you’ll be grinding hard and sweating buckets.   Metropolitan NOLA has cobbled together a high-energy eight-hour electronic set headlined by brand-name duo Boombox Cartel.  Mexican born Producer/DJ’s Americo Garcia and Jorge Medina have quickly risen in fame among the EDM circuit and are due for a breakout 2018 in the electronic space with their unique low-end, heavy genre-blending sound. Their tracks are played all over the world by the likes of RL Grime, Diplo, Skrillex, and DJ Snake, and they have recently received shout-outs from Mad Decent, Billboard, Noisey, ThisSongIsSick, Complex, and many more. Their global tour has included sold out performances in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Asia, including festival plays at Moonrise, Global Dance, Lollapalooza and EDC just to name a few.  Now Boombox Cartel brings the boom north of the border to the land of Southern Hospitality and one of our great nation’s best annual party atmospheres.

Time: 9:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Metropolitan (310 Andrew Higgins Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bacchus Parade Afterparty w/ DJ Keith Scott @ Masquerade

The local organizations responsible for throwing the world-famous parades on each day of the Mardi Gras festival are called Krewes.  Each Mardi Gras Parade Krewe has a unique history and theme.   Some have been around for decades, while others have been in existence for just a few years.  The Krewe of Bacchus, a local group formed in 1968, holds its parade on the Sunday before Mardi Gras Day, drawing crowds of several hundred thousands every year. With more than 1,000 members and 31 animated super-floats, the Krewe of Bacchus is revered as one of the most spectacular krewes in Carnival history; their large signature floats, Rendezvous supper dance with Las Vegas-type entertainment, and national celebrity monarchs are just a few of the tradition-breaking moves that set the Krewe of Bacchus apart from he rest.  Bacchus, the Greek god of wine, has been portrayed in past Mardi Gras parades by fun-loving celebrities such as Bob Hope, William Shatner, Dick Clark, Andy Garcia, and Will Ferrell.  After their parade wraps up, the afterparty shifts over to Masquerade, the Vegas-style nightclub inside Harrah’s Casino, for a wild dance party featuring DJ Keith Scott, a mainstay on Louisiana hip-hop radio stations.

Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Venue: Masquerade (8 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130)

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Steve Aoki & Grandtheft @ Metropolitan

The Lundi Gras celebration is a grand New Orleans tradition embedded into the fabric of both locals’ and tourists’ traditions of honoring carnival season.  Lundi Gras represents a series of events that take place the Monday before Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. It has experienced a 20th century revival in New Orleans and is a must see daytime event for Mardi Gras revelers.  In the late afternoon, the Riverwalk Marketplace will host the annual Lundi Gras at Spanish Plaza with the arrival on the banks of the Mississippi River of Rex, King of Carnival; this free celebration includes fireworks and live musical entertainment.  As day turns into night, the Big Easy fireworks continue over at Metropolitan where Rex, King of Carnival yields his dominion to Aoki, King of Electronic Dance.   Brace yourself for a tough ticket but an epic time if you can squeeze your way in.

Time: 9:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Metropolitan (310 Andrew Higgins Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130)

10th Annual Lundifest f/ Waka Flocka Flame @ Republic NOLA

Southern hip-hop star Waka Flocka Flame, with mega-hits like “No Hands” and “Hard In The Paint” under his belt, is sure to be one of the highest energy sets in the 10-year history of the Lundifest.  In New Orleans tradition, the night will start out with brass versions of hip-hop hits by New Orleans natives The Hot 8 Brass Band.  Come early and stay late, because Republic’s long-time resident, DJ G, will be spinning top 40s and hip-hop classics before, between, and after all the live sets.  Performances will start shortly after the parades pass downtown, so watch the Orpheus parade nearby and walk right on over for another epic Lundifest.

Time: 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM

Venue: Republic (828 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130)

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Mardi Gras Takeover @ Masquerade

For the past hot minute, Bernice Burgos has been making quite the name for herself.  The bartender turned “urban model” turned entrepreneur (3.7M Twitter followers!) has been turning up everywhere from your favorite artist’s music video to hip-hop morning radio stations to the gossip websites, thanks to her social media beef with Tiny Harris, wife of rapper T.I. and fellow reality TV star (4.5M Twitter followers!).  OK, OK, so reality TV may not be your cup of tea…. but rest assured, Ms. B’s presence as the marquee host for Masquerade’s Mardi Gras afterparty will explain why this venue inside Harrah’s Casino will be the “it” place of the night filled with famous/not-so-famous/wannabe-famous Instagram models, hip-hop celebrities, and known athletes such as the “Honey Badger” Tyrann Mathieu (a Lousiana State University legend) and local hero (and fantasy football god) Alvin Kamara of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.  Pony up and bottle up… because if you can’t YOLO on Mardi Gras, you probably shouldn’t YOLO ever.

Time: 10:00 PM – 3:30 AM

Venue: Masquerade (8 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130)

More events and more venues for Mardi Gras 2018 in New Orleans can be found on the Discotech app.  Have a crazy but safe weekend, make sure to where lots of purple, green, & gold, always use the buddy system around town, and make sure to stock up on those beads!

Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 Party Guide

The annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – with over 180,000 registered participants – descends upon Sin City this coming week.  If you’re joining us from out of town and are attending the conference, then you are in store for hellacious crowds, physically demanding marathon race-walks, and long days stacked back-to-back with vendor/partner meetings, sales pitches, and product demos.  But hey, don’t let this Vegas trip on the company dime go to waste.  You know what they say:  Work Hard, Play Harder.  And you can always catch up on sleep on the long plane ride home… or when you’re dead.

 

Here’s a recap of the best parties around town after the sun goes down during CES 2018 Week:

Monday, January 8th, 2018

French Montana @ Marquee Nightclub

French is ready to go “All The Way Up” for CES – are you?

CES doesn’t officially kick off until Tuesday morning, but the majority of convention attendees will fly into town on Monday morning, set up their booths at the Las Vegas Convention Center all afternoon, and be chomping at the bit to get the party started in Sin City as the sun goes down.  There are a few Monday night events and mixers around town, including the free Startup Night Downtown Vegas, where visitors can get a sneak peek at 15 of the hottest local startups from nearby Eureka Park. NASA, Lighter Capital, Scout Ventures, and other industry leaders will help select two winners who will go on to compete in the 2018 Startup of the Year competition.  Welcome mixers end around 9pm, and the hottest afterparty will be at Marquee Industry Mondays, where Grammy-nominated Moroccan-American hip-hop star French Montana will take CES revelers “All The Way Up” into the wee hours of the morning.  Pro tip 1: Sign up for the *FREE guest list* using the Discotech app.  Pro tip 2:  MAKE SURE YOU WAKE UP.  Set your hotel room alarm clock BEFORE you head out onto the Strip… or tell a co-worker to send you a wakeup call so you can get to the Convention Center or where you need to be on time.  Or else your employability will be going all the way down.

Time: 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Marquee @ Cosmopolitan (3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109)

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Chainsmokers @ XS

Don’t ask them to play that Blink 182 song that you beat to death in Tucson, OK?

Is there any doubt that 2017 was the year of The Chainsmokers?   A slew of Song of The Decade candidates, a global world tour that can only be described as EPIC, and of course the residencies at two of the hottest nightclubs in Vegas.  This past year the duo put on numerous supercharged performances to packed houses at XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club at the Wynn — and on the heels of the Grammy-winning pop duo’s incredible inaugural year as Steve’s nightlife residents, The Chainsmokers will headline Sin City’s biggest convention week behind the decks at XS Nightclub.  Tickets will start at $50 for men and $35 for ladies, giving access to both indoor and outdoor sections of the mega-club (stage access is not included unless you have a table). Tables range from a $2K minimum spend on the outdoor patio to a $15K minimum spend for VIP stage tables, with tax/gratuity/venue fees totaling about 35% on top of your group’s final spend amount.

Time: 10:30 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: XS @ The Encore (3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109)

Steve Aoki @ Omnia

Cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake….

A 2017 Hakkasan Group resident and the selected headliner for their 2018 Consumer Electronics Show festivities at their flagship venue, Steve Aoki is known for the enthralling electronic sounds and hard-hitting beats of his highly energetic shows.  The DJ, producer, and California native began his musical career in 1996 as founder of Dim Mak Records; since then his label has released over 250 music records for other notable electro house artists such as Datsik, Infected Mushroom, Dada Life, Zeds Dead, Aoki’s own collaboration with Tiësto, MSTRKRFT, The Bloody Beetroots, Felix Cartal and Mustard Pimp, Bloc Party, Battles, The Kills, The Gossip, Klaxons, Scanners, Whitey, and Mystery Jets just to name a few.   A surefire fan favorite for his captivating stage presence and zany antics – his signature move is throwing cakes into the crowd – Aoki enthralls dance floors and concert halls around the globe with his remixes and collaborations with some of the best-known DJs and recording artists of our time, including Celine Dion.  This is the official opening party for CES, and all CES attendees will enjoy an open bar from 10-11 PM and complimentary entry with their CES badge or event pass. Will Aoki invite any CES visitors to join him on stage at Omnia to do his world-famous “Aoki Jump” for the 2018 jump-off?  Get your tickets and make plans now, because it could be you…

Time: 10:30 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: OMNIA @ Caesar’s Palace  (3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109)

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Marshmello @ Intrigue

That one time you took off the VR headset and the person in front of you STILL looked like THIS.

Midway through CES week, your brain will probably be fried by all the relentless techie small talk, Virtual Reality headsets, driverless car rides, and awkward social interactions with the hordes of nerds and hipsters.   Wouldn’t it be fund to recharge by spending part of your CES rollicking and laughing the night away with one of EDM’s most talented artists and one of its funniest, quirkiest personalities?  After your CES company dinner, leave the graybeards of upper management at the slot machines, because this show will be for the twentysomething kids (and Janice in Accounting, because she’s cool AF).  A picture is worth a thousand words, and a Youtube clip is worth a million.   Enough said.

Time: 10:30 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: Intrigue @ The Wynn (3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV  89109)

Rick Ross @ Light

The boss that you wish you had at work.

Not only is CES one of the most exciting weeks for technology, it’s also an exciting week for music, as prime music artists flock to Vegas to entertain the masses that the convention brings in to town.  Mandalay Bay at the far south end of The Strip – one of the furthest hotels away from the Las Vegas Convention Center – is getting in on the action too.  But after a long couple of days covering over 1,900 square feet of exhibitions, you’ll definitely need to unwind and may not be up for the hike (or monorail ride).  The choice is yours: you can head back to your room, crawl into bed, put on the noise-canceling headphones, and lose yourself in some gangster rap… or you can dump all your pamphlets, shower up, get suited and booted, and find your second wind with Grammy-winning rapper Rick Ross and the gorgeous crowd he always draws.  We strongly suggest Option #2 – because nothing gets your mind off your mean boss like your dream boss AKA “The Boss” AKA Ricky Rozay.

Time: 10:30 PM – 5:00AM

Venue: Light @ Mandalay Bay (3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119)

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Tiesto @ Hakkasan

New Year’s resolution for this guy: More Vegas.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. It looks like globe-trotting DJ and producer Tiësto will be staying as well, with the extension of his multi-year residency, which will go through 2020. The news was revealed last month in a press statement made by Hakkasan Group, which operates Hakkasan Nightclub, Wet Republic and several other clubs for both day and nightlife.  “It is an honor to return to Hakkasan Group and to continue my residencies at Hakkasan Nightclub and Wet Republic,” says Tiësto. “Vegas has come to feel like home, and through my residency with Hakkasan Group, I feel proud of the space we’ve created here for dance music. I look forward to many more opportunities to be inspired by this incredible city in venues that are consistently full of energy.”  Tiësto’s first performance of 2018 comes during CES; the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino will also be converting its main lobby to host meet-and-greets and more. Tickets to both events can be purchased here.

Time: 10:30 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Hakkasan @ MGM Grand (3799 S Las Vegas Blvd S ,Las Vegas, NV 89109)

DJ Mustard @ Tao

One beat please. Bacon-wrapped, hold the ketchup, hold the relish.

We assume most of you – yes, even you CES nerds – are at least peripherally familiar with DJ Mustard at this point.  Even if you aren’t, you’ve definitely heard a beat he’s created on your local radio station within the past five years, and you couldn’t get away from DJ Mustard in 2017: he burned up the airwaves month after month collaborating with some of hip-hop’s biggest names.  The Pushaz Ink affiliate has pioneered what he describes as “ratchet music”, and is a close friend of fellow California artist YG, also serving as his official tour DJ. Throughout his young career, the L.A. native has already collaborated with the likes of Young Jeezy, Tyga, 2 Chainz, TeeFlii, Nipsey Hussle, Ty Dolla $ign and many more.   Let’s face it: YG’s “My N*gga”, 2 Chainz’ “I’m Different” and Tyga’s “Rack City” are all DJ Mustard tracks that you – and every techie in your IT department and coding development team – had in your Spotify playlist and secretly know all the words to.  Now is your chance to sing along in person with zero shame and zero f*cks given, as Mustard returns to the site of his 2017 Vegas residency for a special CES performance featuring surprise guests and all his hits.  Main room tables start at $1,000 minimum spend; if you have control of the company AMEX card, those dance floor tables go for $4,000 and can be expensed to “team-building exercises” that are way more fun than trapezes or yoga retreats.

Time: 10:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: Tao @ The Venetian (3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109)

Friday, January 12th, 2018

DJ Esco @ Drai’s Nightclub

If you made it this far into CES week… then you’re from here.

Electronic dance music reigned supreme in Vegas throughout 2017, consistently commanding the highest-price tickets and tables in nightclubs around town.  That being said, there’s no doubt that hip-hop is enjoying a resurgence at the moment, and Drai’s Las Vegas has been a big reason behind that comeback.  This past year saw Drai’s surge to the top of the Vegas hip-hop nightlife ecosystem by committing to booking top-tier talent – Future, Migos, G-Eazy, Lil’ Wayne, to name a few – which in turn made Drai’s a coveted brand and destination not only for hip-hop royalty but for professional athletes and all of black Hollywood.  Yeah, yeah, yeah – we know that the Official CES Closing Party is just down the road at the Venetian.  But half of your compadres will already have skipped town, and the eggheads who worked too hard all convention week will be trying too hard to have fun there.  So trust us when we say the better party atmosphere will be elsewhere on the strip.  The coolest Vegas stories come from partying with the cool kids AKA us Vegas locals, and there will be plenty of them at the legendary Drai’s on Friday night bumping to DJ Esco and taking their city back from the hordes of CES tourists, prior to ending the night / starting the morning next door at the infamous Drai’s After Hours.

Time: 10:00 PM – 4:00AM (Drai’s After Hours goes from 2:00am to noon)

Venue: Drai’s Nightclub @ The Cromwell (3595 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109)

More events and more venues for CES 2018 in Las Vegas can be found on the Discotech app.  Safe travels to and from Sin City, enjoy the convention, and look for Discotech back in your own town!  (We’re in 25 North American cities and counting…)

Miami Art Basel 2017 Weekend Party Guide

The annual Art Basel Miami art fair weekend has now kicked off, and the celebrities, creatives, and fashionistas have been spotted roaming the streets and filling up the “it” venues all over South Beach.  Maybe you just don’t like art all that much, or maybe you’re just not in the market to write six-figure checks for contemporary art pieces… but rest assured, there are plenty of fabulous events around town to party like Leo and the boys this weekend, if you’ve got a bit of spare change lying around in your couch cushions.

Here are our picks for the can’t-miss scenes on the Art Basel Weekend canvas, along with links to presale tickets and tables purchase:

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Art Basel Party f/ G-Eazy @ E11even

Partygoers & art aficionados from around the globe can “EXPER11ENCE THE ART OF NIGHTLIFE” at E11even all week.  On Thursday night, the hybrid dance club/gentlemen’s club venue pairs a live performance from Oakland’s hottest rapper and mainstream crossover sensation G-Eazy with world-class cirque-style theatrics featuring aerialists, acrobats, and contortionists.  Miami’s only 24/7 nightlife destination is sure to be packed with celebrities and models this evening as Art Basel kicks into high gear.

Time: 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: E11even (29 NE 11th St, Miami FL 33132)

Diplo Basel Edition @ LIV

Diplo Basel Edition @ LIV

On Monday evening this week, Diplo, the musician and producer, stood on the back terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay with Jeremy Scott, the noted fashion designer. Long candlelit white tables had been set for dinner. “I just bought a bunch of land in Jamaica, and I’m going to turn it into a creative commune,” he said.  Diplo hit the art fair early Tuesday morning to browse pieces for his estate, despite a 2 a.m. D.J. gig in a parking lot in downtown Miami with his pal Virgil Abloh, the designer of the fashion brand Off-White.  On Thursday night, the 2017 Wynn Las Vegas resident DJ headlines South Beach’s most well-known and longest-running upscale nightclub, which figures to be one the hardest-to-score nightlife tickets of the entire Art Basel weekend.  All in a week’s work for one of electronic dance music’s brightest stars.

Time: 11:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: LIV @ the Fontainbleau Hotel (4441 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33141)

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Desert Hearts Art Basel Edition @ Trade Miami

Desert Hearts Art Basel Edition @ Trade

Contemporary art trends may go out of style quickly, but House, Techno, & Love most certainly do not. The Desert Hearts City Hearts Tour has timed its Miami tour stop with Art Basel weekend, and their event at no-frills locals’ favorite Trade – co-hosted by locals’ favorite promoters Link Miami Rebels – will serve as a showcase for their newer music coming out on Desert Hearts Records in 2018. With momentum still riding from their summer Desert Hearts Festival and November City Hearts Festival in Los Angeles, this crew is pouring everything into their record label to take their love vibe to the far reaches of the world. Their launch into the far reaches of the galaxy begins Friday in Miami, and where better to make some memorable magic than in Magic City itself?

Time: 11:00 PM – 4:00AM

Venue: Trade Miami (1439 Washington Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Zedd Basel Edition @ Story

Zedd @ Story

Zedd, the DJ/producer who landed on this month’s December 2017 cover of Forbes Magazine, has a backstory that many contemporary art fans and Art Basel attendees can appreciate.   To distinguish himself from competing DJs with similar sounds, he created a graphics-heavy live show that feels like watching a video game projected onto a movie screen, with a custom visual for each song.   A cable runs from his computer to the front of the house, where a team of technicians makes sure everything synchs up, including the program’s lasers and pyrotechnics.  Early on he became known as the anti-DJ of the DJ universe, which ironically (hey, artists love that irony!) led him to surging popularity, longstanding Vegas residencies, mainstream radio success, and collaborations with megastars such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Alessia Cara.  

Time: 11:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: Story (136 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Art Basel Showcase @ Do Not Sit on the Furniture

The Playroom crew from NYC descends upon Miami to host a special Art Basel event featuring Behrouz and friends.  Playroom serves as a liaison between many artists & DJs, club/ venue owners, event and festival producers, and a niche crowd of sophisticated house and tech house music enthusiasts.  Its focus is on cutting edge music, the quality people that comprise the magnetic community associated with it, and the positive vibe that it creates.  Behrouz’s Art Basel sets have become legendary over the years, and this industry insiders’ party is sure to be a fabulous networking event as well as a colorful foray into the emotional and artistic journey of electronic sound.

Time: 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Do Not Sit On The Furniture (423 16th Street, Miami, FL 33139)

H.Wood Group Pop-Up f/ 50-Cent @ Ora

50 Cent @ Ora

Famed Los Angeles promotions team H.Wood Group puts together a “modest” Art Basel pop-up event featuring a not-so-modest headlining act: super-duper-megastar 50 Cent.  “Fitty” will be supported on the turntables by DJ Fred Matters from the H.Wood team’s Hollywood karaoke hotspot Blind Dragon.   Probably not on the guest list for tonight’s festivities: Wendy Williams.

Time: 11:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Ora (2000 Collins Av, Miami, FL 33139)

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Corona Electric Beach f/ Duke Dumont @ Hyde Beach

Duke Dumont @ Hyde Beach

Corona Electric Beach is a popular traveling “fun in the sun” experience featuring world-renowned DJs, and for Art Basel weekend on South Beach it will feature electronic artist Duke Dumont, who has played one of the most pivotal roles in making UK deep house the thundering global juggernaut it is today.  The British superstar will not be the only draw for SLS Hotel’s famous Sunday party, as Bisco Smith will be hosting and presenting a unique live art installation.  Bisco is a contemporary visual artist from Queens, New York with roots in music, graffiti, and street art.   Bisco works in a variety of formats, including canvas and large outdoor murals, and is known for his “visual freestyle”—characterized as a blend of graffiti deconstruction, gestural abstraction, and lyric-based stylewriting. Made predominantly with a black and white color palette, his art visually captures the rhythms of music and the energy of the moment through its spontaneous marks and abstracted text.

Time: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Venue: Hyde Beach @ The SLS Hotel (1701 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Markus Schulz @ Heart

Markus Schulz @ Heart

Art Basel weekend closes out with a global trance music legend putting on a thunderous spectacle in his own hometown.   Miami Heat superfan Markus Schulz – known for his marathon 10-12 hour DJ sets – waves goodbye to the visiting artists and creatives and hands the city back to the home team with a pulsating DJ set that surely will not end until after the sun comes up.  In true Basel fashion, expect to see an artist tinkering with works in progress while still producing high-level performance pieces, as Mr. Schulz gets some warm-up reps in advance of his forthcoming New Year’s Eve open-to-close extravaganza at the renowned Avalon nightclub in Los Angeles.

Time: 11:00 PM – ???

Venue: Heart (50 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132)

More events and more venues for Art Basel Weekend 2017 in Miami can be found on the Discotech app.

Miami 2017 Last-Minute Halloween Guide

October in Miami means you put off thinking about Halloween for as long as possible because hey, what if it rains that day?  But lo and behold, the South Florida weather for Halloween 2017 is turning out to be picture-perfect, so now you’re scrambling to DIY your costume – ripping sleeves off and cutting skirts shorter, of course – and line up your skin-flaunting party plans.

As the locals say, “Tranquilo, Tranquilo!”  No need to stress – there are plenty of great Halloween events with tickets still available.  Here are our recommended Miami monsters balls, with links to presale tickets and tables purchase:

Saturday, October 28th

Do Not Sit on Halloween @ Do Not Sit on the Furniture

West Coast legend Doc Martin headlines the second of two spook-tastic holiday events at Do Not Sit.  Martin is a pillar of the west coast underground electronic scene, with years of experience and residencies at some of dance music’s most storied venues including New York’s famed Twilo and LA’s Metropolitan.

Time: 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: Do Not Sit On The Furniture (423 16th Street, Miami, FL 33139)

Halloween Costume Party @ Cameo

One of South Beach’s most well-known and longest-running hip-hop nightclubs gets in on the Halloween festivities, and the scene figures to be as grimy as a graveyard and as lit as a jack-o-lantern on Grandma’s porch.  Costumes are not required but are strongly encouraged; prizes will be awarded for best in show.

Time: 11:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Venue: Cameo (1445 Washington Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Sunday, October 29

Sunset Funeral @ Delano Beach Club

If you’re superhuman enough to rise from the dead after a late-night-to-early-morning South Beach Saturday partying sesh, then the Delano on Sunday is the place to rest your beat-up corpse.  As with all SBE-hosted events, the party will start out chill but get turnt quickly, and the sun-kissed bikini-clad talent will be in full effect… so try to sober up a bit and not look too much like The Walking Dead (unless that’s your costume, of course).

Time: 2:00 PM – 11:00PM

Venue: Delano Beach Club (1685 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Chuckie’s Haunted Shipwreck (Night Swim) @ Hyde Beach

Hyde Beach’s new monthly nighttime pool party is getting in the Halloween mood.  With help from the renowned party-starting DJ Chuckie – fresh off his summer residency at Marquee in Las Vegas –  the Halloween Night Swim will have a haunted shipwreck theme, featuring fire-breathers, live theatrics, champagne showers… and pirates, plenty of pirates. Spooky meets sexy at this quintessential South Beach pool party spot, and there will be plenty of booty to plunder. ARRGGHHH, matey!

Time: 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Venue: Hyde Beach (1701 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33139)

Monday, October 30

Freak Show @ E11even

Come One, Come All, Ladies and Gentlemen: the Freak Show rolls into E11EVEN Miami, and Mondays are the ideal night to try out this hybrid strip club/dance club.  Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind experience and witness a series of the most spectacular live shows ever performed inside a nightclub with world-class aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, and dancers.  The freaks come out at night, but they stay dancing until the dawn….

Time: 5:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Venue: E11even (29 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132)

Tuesday, October 31

Halloween on Lincoln Road @ Mr. Jones

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen. Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!”   Brand new ultra-lounge Mr. Jones has taken over the space formerly known as SET on Lincoln Road, and it hosts a Halloween soirée full of ghouls, ghosts, and goblins. DJ Apache will spin the latest hip-hop, and creepy sexy entertainers will command all zombies to rise from against the walls and stagger onto the dance floor.  Passed hors d’oeuvres and complimentary welcome drinks will be provided from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Time: 8:30 PM – 1:00 AM

Venue: Mr. Jones (320 Lincoln Rd, Miami, FL 33139)

More events and more venues for Halloween Week in Miami – including non-costume parties – can be found in our app at https://app.discotech.me/miami/events .  Happy haunting!

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.