When you’re done with the dance floor, bar areas, and fancy chandeliers, head on over to that elevator at the end of the club. It will take you to an outdoor patio with plenty of fresh air and a nice, midlevel view of the Strip.
Light doesn't just want to be a nightclub, it wants to give you a show. That’s why it partnered up with Cirque du Soleil… and why you’ll see acrobats dangling from the ceiling. And a monster LED screen behind the DJ.
XS is one of the most expensive nightclubs ever built: there's plenty of gold everywhere you look, a crowded dance floor, and an outdoor pool area that offers some breathing room and bottle service under the stars.
Much like it's masterfully folded dumplings, Hakkasan is the perfect Vegas nightlife package. There's fine dining and dim sum on the first floor (presided over by a Michelin-starred chef), a social lounge on the second floor, and four nightlife venues between floors three and five. The main room and mezzanine are where the hard partying happens, but instead of the usual boozy club smell you'll notice a different scent in the air — Hakkasan's signature jasmine fragrance.
Sir Elton John is one of the owners of FIZZ, the new-ish boîte on the block at Ceasars Palace. Here you can order the $2,500 Fizz Deluxe, which counts Dom Perignon rosé and cognac from the tippity top of the shelf among its ingredients. For more like 20 bucks you can sip five other Champagne-based cocktails, as well as some decadent dessert cocktails boasting flourishes like coconut purée and toasted marshmallow.
Dayclubbing is huge in Vegas, but the pool to be in and around is at Marquee in The Cosmopolitan. The club spans 22,000 feet of mingling space and packs two pools. High rollers should seek shelter in one of the grand cabanas, each of which is outfitted with its own infinity dipping pool. Don't even think about showing up if your name isn't on the guest list.
Like its sister locations in LA and New York, 1OAK Las Vegas is a celeb magnet. With its ample sofas and wraparound screens, it's often likened to a movie theater with a dance floor. It's smaller than most Vegas clubs (a capacity of 1,600 versus the usual 5,000) but there are two rooms — and if you get close enough to table 33 (aka the owner's table) you're likely to spot a Kardashian. Things start to crescendo around midnight, so arrive earlier if you want to make it in.
If you're looking for a place to pre-game, The Barrymore is an excellent choice. Located across from Wynn in the non-gaming Royal Resort, it takes inspiration from a classic, long-shuttered MGM haunt named after actor John Barrymore. Stop by during the social hour (5-7 p.m.) and choose from seven variations on the classic martini, several barrel-aged libations, and house favorites like the rhubarb- and cognac-fueled Barrymore 75.