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Top 10 Nightclubs in Las Vegas

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In town for one night only and can’t decide where to champagne campaign? Here are the Strip’s Top 10 hottest clubs.

Vegas nightclubs are famous the world over for helping visitors do things they’ll regret in the morning. These days, they also welcome the biggest DJs and demand the highest prices for prime VIP table service. Here’s our list of the 10 hottest nightclubs in Las Vegas.

1. Omnia

Omnia Nightclub

Photo Courtesy of Hakkasan Group


You’ve got to hand it to ‘em – Omnia and Hakkasan are a one-two punch when it comes to mega-clubs and celeb DJs. The 75,000-square-feet Omnia sits on the prime corner inside Caesars Palace, once home to the legendary celeb-soaked Pure. A-listers Justin Bieber and Drake have already hit the VIP areas, while big names like Questlove, Calvin Harris (who will do the New Year’s Eve honors this year), and Armin Van Burren have manned the turntables. When you need to catch your breath, chill out in the Heart of Omnia, the ultralounge portion of the club near the main entrance – or visit the garden terrace with breathtaking views of the Strip.

Caesars Palace: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 785-6200 omnianightclub.com

2. Hakkasan

Hakkasan Nightclub

Photo Credit: Al Powers

This mega-club (and sister venue to Omnia) quickly became known for changing the DJ culture on the Strip by paying the big bucks to reel in all of the big guns, from Steve Aoki to Tiesto (who will draw crowds on New Year’s Eve) and Calvin Harris. The “progressive” MGM Grand experience kicks off with an amazing meal in the downstairs restaurant (don’t skip the crispy duck salad or any of the amazing house cocktails), before moving up to the small Ling Ling Lounge and then finishing in the enormous main club.

MGM Grand: 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd., (702) 891-3838 hakkasanlv.com

3. Drai’s

Drais

If you’re in Vegas to party (and who isn’t?), you’d better save time for Drai’s, the newest dayclub/nightclub venture in town. Ever since it opened in the renovated Cromwell hotel, it’s been killing it, thanks to stunning Strip views, a gorgeous ambiance of white drapery with pops of color – and a crowd that is ready to get down. The “Drai’s” name is known for its after-hours debauchery. And did we mention the view? Taking in the Bellagio fountains and much more from the far end of the pool will make you feel like king of the world – or at least Las Vegas. For New Year’s Eve, these guys are going all out with Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, and The Weekend doing back-to-back performances December 31-January 2.

The Cromwell: 3595 S Las Vegas Blvd., (702) 737-0555 draislv.com

4. Marquee

Marquee Nightclub

Photo Courtesy of Marquee Nightclub

The unstoppable Marquee keeps breaking attendance and profit records in the nightlife business. Jay-Z and Coldplay hosted the Cosmopolitan club’s opening on New Year’s Eve 2010, tending to guests such as Rihanna, J. Lo, John Mayer, and Kanye West. More recently, Kaskade spun New Year’s Day until noon, and LFMAO’s Redfoo started a popular Monday night party, Party Rock. Proving that one sister club doesn’t have to cannibalize the other, Marquee’s focus on house music domination has guaranteed that Tao Group is here to stay. Look out for Bruno Mars this NYE!

The Cosmopolitan: 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd., (702) 333-9000 marqueelasvegas.com

5. Surrender

Surrender Nightclub

Photo Courtesy of Wynn Resorts Ltd.

Worried about waiting in line? Dine at the beautiful sushi spot Andrea’s beforehand, and you may be walked right in. Once inside the beautiful Encore club, check out to-die-for interior design that includes an enormous gold snake behind the bar. Stunning go-go dancers entertain guests, who mingle in the indoor-outdoor space and drink at VIP tables loaded up with the bottles and even some of the most expensive specialty cocktails in town. Sexy model Ruby Rose will host a pre-party December 30, with Diplo bringing the house down on New Year’s Eve.

Wynn Las Vegas: 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd., (702) 770-7300 surrendernightclub.com

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