The 9 Best Nightclubs in Las Vegas

For a city that styles itself as the “entertainment capital of the world”, it should come as no surprise that clubbing venues are hardly in short supply.

For clubs featuring opulent décor, world-class sound systems, mind-blowing lighting effects and a selection of the world’s best DJs, you’ve come to the right town – and in this post, we present the best nightclubs in Las Vegas to help you choose the right one for your night out.

10 Best Las Vegas Nightclubs

1. Hakkasan

Hakkasan Nightclub
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For an opulent, immersive clubbing experience like no other, Hakkasan, located inside MGM Grand, is hard to beat.

With a capacity of just short of 7500 clubbers, spanning five floors and covering a whopping 80,000 square feet, the club is huge.

With the range of VIP options and top-end packages, it’s arguably the world’s most expensive club – but don’t worry, the regular entrance fee is not too steep, so even those who don’t rank among the mega-rich can still look forward to sampling the vibe.

From the moment you enter through the Orchid Archway, you are surrounded by sumptuous modern décor with Far Eastern influences.

From there, you can make your way to the main room or to other parts of the venue like the Ling Ling lounge, a club within a club, or the exquisite restaurant that serves contemporary Cantonese cuisine.

The main dancefloor is surrounded by plush VIP seating, and there’s also a mezzanine looking down from above for those who prefer a more intimate environment but who don’t want to be completely separated from the action.

As you’d expect from one of Vegas’ premier clubs, you can look forward to hearing some of the world’s most famous superstar DJs perform, with the likes of Steve Aoki, Tiesto and the Chainsmokers all having graced Hakkasan’s decks.

Then there’s the scarcely believable lighting setup, with Hakkasan’s incredible Grid pulsating and transforming above the dancefloor, all of which combine to create a night of high-octane clubbing that’s on another level.

  • Where: MGM Grand
  • Open: Thu-Sat 10pm-4am
  • Music: EDM, hip hop, top 40
  • Age policy: Over 21s only – ID required
  • Dress code: Upscale fashionable attire and collared shirts for men. The following are not allowed: hats, shorts, flip flops, backless women’s sandals, men’s sandals, sneakers, athletic wear, ripped or oversized clothing, steel toe shoes or work boots.

2. Omnia

Omnia Nightclub
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Belonging to the same group as Hakkasan and on a similar scale of extravagance and luxury, Omnia is another of the town’s unmissable clubbing destinations.

The club is located in Caesars Palace and packs cutting-edge technology, stylish modern design and a DJ roster that includes the likes of Steve Aoki and Martin Garrix – so it’s no wonder this is among the most popular places to party for the beautiful people of Vegas.

Like Hakkasan, Omnia is also vast. Along with the main room, it features multiple other levels including a rooftop terrace where you can go to party in the open air – although don’t expect a low-key vibe there, because the atmosphere outside is almost as lively as in the main room.

Speaking of the main room, along with the world-class sound system, you can expect a dazzling light show that will blow your mind, transporting you to another dimension as you lose yourself in the music.

This is a club that’s set up for EDM parties, but if you want to take a breather, there’s also a second room playing tunes with a lower energy level.

Regular tickets are relatively affordable, although the price varies according to the night and the artists booked to play.

The club also offers VIP tables, with prices running from around a $1,500 minimum spend for a terrace Strip view to $15,000 for a table in the main room.

In short, along with the likes of Hakkasan, Omnia is one a handful of genuine megaclubs in Vegas, so if you’re looking for a wild night out in an opulent, elegant venue, Omnia is just the kind of place you’re looking for.

  • Where: Caesars Palace
  • Open: Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 10:30pm-4am
  • Music: EDM, hip hop, top 40
  • Minimum age: Over 21s only – ID required
  • Dress code: Upscale fashionable attire – this means collared shirts for men, no hats, shorts, flip flops, backless women’s sandals, men’s sandals, sneakers, athletic wear, ripped or oversized clothing, steel toe shoes or work boots.

3. Drai’s Nightclub

Drai’s Nightclub
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Located at the top of the trendy Cromwell boutique hotel and reached by riding a glitzy elevator up to the 11th floor, for the discerning visitor to Vegas looking for a chic and sexy venue in which to party until the early hours, Drai’s is a club that stands out from the crowd.

Rather than featuring big room headliners from the world of EDM, Drai’s showcases live hip hop and R&B performers such as Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa, giving you the choice of something different if electronic beats aren’t your thing.

The club itself is a work of art, comprising 70,000 square feet of sumptuously decorated rooftop space with 150 VIP tables, two VIP balconies and four bars.

You’ll also be treated to ground-breaking visuals on the club’s giant LED screens, and the views from the club, overlooking Caesars Palace and the Bellagio fountains, are among the best in town.

For those with money to burn, there are several bottle service and VIP options to consider, but for regular clubbers, entrance costs in the region of $40 for men and $20 for women, making this a very reasonably priced night out.

  • Where: The Cromwell
  • Open: Fri, Sat 10pm-4am
  • Music: Live music, hip hop, R&B, top 40
  • Minimum age: Over 21s only – ID required
  • Dress code: Fashionable nightclub attire – the following are examples of what’s not permitted: athletic apparel or shoes, shorts, torn or cut-off clothing, loungewear, sports team attire, slides, flip flops, sandals, work wear, Timberlands, hats, hoodies, baggy clothing, chains, offensive prints on clothing.

4. XS

XS Nightclub
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XS nightclub in Encore at Wynn is another of the biggest, most lavish clubs in Vegas – as you would expect of a club located in this resort.

The design of the club was supposedly inspired by the “sexy curves of the human body”, which gives you some idea of the elegant, sensual kind of place it is.

With décor featuring gold statues, extravagant chandeliers, opulent VIP seating and a stunning poolside patio, this is a club you just have to see – and where you want to be seen.

In terms of the music, headlining acts are never anything less than A-list performers. You can expect to see the likes of Diplo, the Chainsmokers and Marshmellow playing there – and when the headliners take to the stage, this place can really go off.

At the same time, thanks to the expansive layout and the many different areas, it’s always possible to find a quiet corner for a breather or an intimate chat when required before you head back to the action.

Unsurprisingly, this is among the most popular clubs in Vegas, so despite its large capacity, you may find yourself standing in line for some time before gaining access.

However, the club offers expedited entrance tickets if you’re willing to pay, giving you a solution for reducing wait times.

  • Where: Encore, Wynn
  • Open: 10pm-Close
  • Music: EDM
  • Minimum age: Over 21s only – ID required
  • Dress code: Business Casual Dress – the following are prohibited: torn, cut-off, baggy attire, stained clothing, offensive prints, tank tops, chains, swimwear, athletic wear, hats, work boots, sandals, clothing that contains rivets, hooks or studs.

5. EBC at Night

Encore Beach Club
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The clubbing scene in Vegas is known, among other things, for its raucous daytime beach parties that are held in several venues around town. However, for the best nighttime beach party experience, there’s only one place to head, and that’s EBC at night.

EBC stands for “Encore Beach Party”, and like XS, it takes place at the Encore resort – but it’s a separate night in a different location, and at EBC, you can expect a completely different vibe.

Since this party is focused on three tiered swimming pools, instead of chic nightclub attire, most patrons turn up in swimwear ready for a dip – it’s a beach party after all!

You still get to groove to the sounds of world-class DJs, although on Fridays and Saturdays, the top DJs tend to get booked for XS rather than EBC. On Wednesdays, on the other hand, you’re more likely to hear a big name playing during the peak time slot.

  • Where: Encore, Wynn
  • Open: Wed, Fri, Sat 10
  • Music: EDM,
  • Minimum age: Over 21s only – ID required
  • Dress code: Smart clubwear or beach wear – or both!

6. Jewel Nightclub

Jewel Nightclub
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The ARIA hotel is considered to be one of the most technologically advanced in the world, and the Jewel Nightclub located there is no different.

It’s a little smaller than some of Vegas’ biggest clubs though, so for a night out in spectacular surroundings but with a slightly more intimate feel, Jewel is the place to head.

As make your way up the LED stairway and into the club, the first thing you’ll notice is the plush décor, the meticulous attention to detail and the numerous opulent VIP areas.

However, it’s on entering the main room and catching your first sight of the centrepiece Dreamwall that you’ll really understand what this club is all about.

This mesmerizing explosion of colors and lights provides the backdrop as world-renowned DJs work the crowd with their magic.

If you need somewhere to retreat from the dancefloor, you can make your way up to the Mezzanine Balcony and Bar – or if your budget allows, you can book a VIP table or even one of the five unique private VIP Skybox Suites for something extra-special.

To be sure to get in, it’s best to book in advance. Tickets are usually available on the night, but you’re likely to face a long line, and even then, there’s no guarantee you’ll get in, especially when a big-name DJ is playing.

  • Where: ARIA Resort & Casino, MGM CityCenter Complex
  • Open: Mon, Fri, Sat 10:30pm-4am
  • Music: EDM, top 40
  • Minimum age: Over 21s only – ID required
  • Dress code: Upscale fashionable attire, with collared shirts and shoes for men – the following are examples of the kind of thing that’s not permitted: shorts are not allowed, flip-flops or sandals (for men), backless sandals (for women), sneakers, athletic wear, torn or oversized clothing, hats, steel-toe or work-style boots.

7. Zouk

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Zouk is one of Vegas’ newest venues and has joined the ranks of the town’s superclubs, marketing itself as one of the most innovative and technologically advanced nightspots on the planet.

With a total floor space of over 26,000 square feet, four tiers and a capacity of 2160 revelers, the club boasts a main room with a sound system, lighting, lasers and effects to rival those of any other venue.

There’s more to the club than just the main dancefloor, however, and you can also head to the Capital Bar, Empire, the outdoor poolside area and more, all of which feature Zouk’s signature ultra-modern chic décor.

In the main room, you can hear DJs of the caliber of Blondish, Deadmau5, DJ Snake, Green Velvet, Tiesto and Nervo – but depending on the night, the club also hosts live music by acts such as Cypress Hill.

A newcomer it may be, but Zouk has already made a name for itself as one of Vegas’ top draws for nightclub aficionados who love nothing more than dancing the night away in plush surroundings to the sounds of some of the finest DJs on the planet.

  • Where: Resorts World
  • Open: Thu-Sat 10:30pm-4am
  • Music: EDM, hip hop
  • Minimum age: Over 21s only – ID required
  • Dress code: Upscale nightclub attire. The following are examples of what won’t pass: athletic wear, shorts, tank tops, jerseys, cut-off shirts, sweatpants, baggy clothing, overly ripped clothing, soiled clothing, offensive prints.

8. Tao

Tao Nightclub
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The Venetian may be based on the famous canal city in Italy, but with its opulent East-Asian theme, the resort’s elegantly designed nightclub transports you to a different continent.

Spread over 12,000 square feet of sumptuous dancefloors, bars, lounges and exclusive VIP areas, Tao is known as a haunt of many high-profile A-list celebs when they’re in town, and Madonna, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna are just some of the names who have partied in Tao.

Superstars like these presumably take advantage of the exclusive private VIP Skybars, but more affordable VIP options are available – along with regular entry for those who just want to dance without spending several months’ wages on a single night out.

Inside, the club is centered on the main dancefloor where you can hear big-name Vegas DJs doing their thing. There’s also the Opium Room with DJs playing downtempo tunes for when you need to chill for a bit, and the terrace area offers sublime views down over the Strip.

Tao is among Vegas’ most established nightspots and just the place to head for a night on the tiles surrounded by elegant décor and classy Eastern charm.

  • Where: The Venetian
  • Open: Thu-Sat 10:30pm-3:30pm
  • Music: Hip hop, top 40
  • Minimum age: Over 21s only – ID required
  • Dress code: Upscale-casual, which means button-down collared shirts and dress shoes for gentlemen. Baseball hats, tennis shoes and open-toed shoes are not permitted.

9. Marquee

Marquee Nightclub
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The Cosmopolitan is one of Vegas’ trendiest, edgiest, most fashionable resorts, so it’s no wonder that the resort’s nightclub, Marquee, is cut from a similar cloth.

This sizeable venue covers 40,000 square feet of floor space and boasts no fewer than seven bars and three dancefloors – the main room, the Boom Box and the Library.

Resident DJs on rotation include the likes of DJ Pauly D, Mustard and Eric D-Lux, and they’re joined from time to time by big names from the world of dance music such as Above & Beyond and Dom Dolla.

When you need to take a break from the dancefloor to refuel, there’s a food menu that includes treats such as jalapeño poppers, hot and crispy fries and shrimp cocktail, and for those who really want to push the boat out, there’s a full bottle menu to choose from too.

Sunday nights play host to the club’s Drenched After Dark nights, a saucy moonlight pool party, but whichever night you choose to go, you can look forward to an exhilarating, hedonistic clubbing experience that you’re unlikely to forget in a hurry.

  • Where: The Cosmopolitan
  • Open: Wed, Fri-Sun 10:30pm-late
  • Music: EDM, hip hop, top 40
  • Minimum age: Over 21s only – ID required
  • Dress code: Upscale casual. This means no shorts, hats, torn, baggy or stained clothing, athletic wear or clothing with offensive print.

Vegas Clubbing Tips and Tricks

If you plan to hit the clubs in Vegas for a big night out, there are a few things you should know – so here are our tips and tricks for making sure it’s a night to remember.

  • Age requirement

All the clubs we’ve featured here are over-21s only, as are practically all other similar nightspots in town. This means if you want to get in, you’re going to need a valid ID – or you run a serious risk of being turned away.

  • How to get in

Most Vegas clubs sell tickets on the night, but you’re likely to have to wait a long time in line with no guarantee you’ll even get in – especially when a top performer is due to play.

It’s much better to buy your tickets in advance, which will guarantee your entry and may even allow you to skip the line.

That said, you should still turn up before midnight because many clubs may still turn you away after midnight – even if you have a ticket – if the club has already reached capacity.

In any case, you’re advised to check the specific details of the club’s door policy when buying your ticket to avoid any nasty surprises.

  • VIP service

One way to ensure a smoother experience both outside and inside the club is to book VIP service with a table.

VIP tables require a minimum spend – which can be anywhere between $500 and $15,000 or more, depending on the club.

To book tables and VIP service, you can either go through the official club website or contact the dedicated VIP host at the club.

  • Prices

Regular entry to most clubs is usually around $30-$40 for men and $20-$30 for women. However, prices rise nearer to the event, and tickets also cost more when famous artists are performing.

Some clubs also offer skip-the-line tickets, which may cost twice the price or more of a regular ticket.

  • Drugs

Illegal drugs – including marijuana – are not allowed in any of Vegas’ clubs, and if you are caught in possession, you are likely to be ejected from the club without a refund. This means the best option is to not take drugs with you when you go clubbing in Vegas.

  • Dress code

The dress code for all of the clubs we’ve mentioned here is strict, and if you don’t adhere to the rules, you risk not being allowed into the club at all – so check the dress code before heading out and choose appropriate clothing.

  • When do headliners play?

Headliners usually start their sets sometime between 1am and 1:30am, finishing between 2am and 3am. However, clubs don’t generally post set times as they are subject to change, so make sure you arrive in good time if you don’t want to miss your favorite artist.

A Challenge Deciding Where to Head

Las Vegas is known as one of the world’s top destinations if you want to go out to party – and with such a selection of exciting, unique and wild places to hit the dancefloor, the biggest challenge is going to be deciding which one you want to go to.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the closing hour for Las Vegas nightclubs?

The closing hour depends on the event and the demand for the night. On busy nights, nightclubs can close around 5 am while the closing hour can be around 3 am and 4 am on slower nights.

Do Las Vegas nightclubs have a dress code?

Yes, Las Vegas nightclubs have a dress code. For men, nice jeans, button-up shirts, and a nice pair of shoes are acceptable. Ladies are lucky when it comes to dress code as they get away with more. For ladies, as long as you are wearing heels, you can get away with almost anything.

Is smoking allowed in Las Vegas nightclubs?

Yes, smoking is allowed. Guests can smoke cigarettes only.

What is the age limit for Las Vegas clubs?

If you are below 21, you won’t be granted access to Las Vegas clubs. All buyers and guests must be 21 years and above.

Can I make a table reservation in Las Vegas clubs?

Yes, you can make a table reservation in Vegas clubs. Ensure you make the reservation earlier as this will protect you from any increase in the price of bottle service.

How can I book table service for Vegas clubs?

Most nightclubs in Las Vegas have a mobile app where you can book a table service. Download the free mobile app to book a bottle service.

What type of clothing items aren’t allowed in Vegas clubs?

Clothing items like jerseys, baggy jeans, beanies, sports hats, cut-offs, hats, shorts, and capris are prohibited in Vegas clubs.

When do the headlining DJs start performing in Vegas clubs?

The headlining DJs start performing anytime from 12:30 am and they stop performing around 3 am.

Is there any dress code for night swims?

No, there is no dress code for night swims. You can wear anything for night swims since there are no restrictions.

What type of music do Las Vegas clubs play?

Las Vegas clubs play hip hop, top 40s, and electronic dance music (EDM).

Can one get free entry into Las Vegas clubs?

In Las Vegas clubs, general admission is not free. Girls included in a guest list always get free entry while men have to pay. However, men may not have to pay if the ratio of women to men is even.

How much does cover charge cost in Las Vegas clubs?

For most clubs in Las Vegas, cover charge costs between 10 to 30 dollars for ladies and between 20 to 100 dollars for women. This price may vary sometimes.

Do I need reservations for Las Vegas Clubs?

Yes, you need reservations for nightclubs in Vegas. The only way you have a place to sit is by making a table reservation.

How long does the headliner perform on the stage in Vegas?

The headlining DJ is expected to perform for about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Can old people attend Las Vegas Clubs?

Yes, Las Vegas clubs don’t discriminate. Clubbing is for everyone as long as you are at least 21 years old.

Can bottle service guests arrive anytime?

As a bottle service guest, it is advisable you arrive around 10 pm. Most times, Vegas clubs attend to guests that arrive early.