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Las Vegas Nightlife
Las Vegas has often been promoted for its robust nightlife, and it’s no wonder because millions go every week to play in Vegas. Not only are the casinos and showrooms bustling with lights and activities, but the nightlife, which spills out onto the strip every evening, includes party spots famous for bringing in the stars. Some prime examples include PURE at Caesars Palace and Marquee at The Cosmopolitan. These clubs often draw the celebrities, and a good mix of party-goers from around the world. But the big names are just the beginning of the Vegas' nightlife.
Getting to know the lay of the land here is just the first step toward full immersion in the Las Vegas nightlife.
Clubs and Bars
Clubs and bars in Vegas are at the epicenter of nightlife. With famous DJs, a diverse mix of travelers and world class cocktails, clubs are a must-do whether you’re a first-timer or a Vegas veteran. Given the huge selection, it’s impossible to highlight all the nightlife spots, but here are just a few of the options that demonstrate the cross-section of Vegas’ clubs and bars.
Most of the big hotels on the strip have their own nightclubs or lounges dedicated to drinks, music, food and entertainment. These clubs, which pay particular attention to decor can include attractive set-ups, multiple levels and high-tech lighting. Often, clubs such as Pure at Ceasars Palace, and The Bank Nightclub at the Bellagio draw celebrity guests. Here, we highlight features of just one of these clubs---The Bank Nightclub at the Bellagio. Located at the 3600 block of the main Las Vegas strip, this club does luxury in a big way. Two full bars welcome guests with high-end drinks. VIP booths and table service are options for a party or a night-out splurge. The Bank Nightclub at the Bellagio is open from Thursday through Sunday starting at 10:30pm. There is an admission fee.
Just off the strip
The Las Vegas Strip has many clubs and bars, but head off to one of the side streets and you’ll find an equally charming nightlife. Check out the Brass Lounge on Fremont Street in downtown. This spot gives visitors a beautiful view of the city through the “World's Largest Pint Glass." Find all the “must-haves” like good drinks, bottle service and VIP service here.
Drinks or a show? You won't have to choose
Can’t decide if you want to get some drinks or see a show? Fortunately, this is Vegas, which means you don’t have to choose. Right on the strip, you’ll find that fabulous drink choices and live entertainment are often wrapped into one. Places where you can check out a show while filling up on drinks include Centrifuge Lounge at the MGM Grand and Coyote Ugly. At Centrifuge, the bartenders demonstrate their mixology skills while dancers entertain in freestyle choreographed sets. At the Coyote Ugly Bar and Dance Saloon at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino, you’ll be entertained by beautiful bartenders.
Got the munchies? Vegas has you covered. For the ultimate gastronomical experience, line your stomach at any one of the top-notch restaurants on the strip before beginning your night out. Places to try include Planet Hollywood’s Strip House, The Wynn’s Lakeside Grill, Fleur at Mandalay Bay, and so much more.
LGBT Nightlife in Vegas
The robust nightlife in Vegas caters to all groups, with The Wynn and Encore boasting a Pride concierge. Clubs that cater to an LGBT crowd include the the FreeZone, the Buffalo, Gipsy, Pirhana Nightclub and 8 ½ Ultra Lounge, and Krave, which is located at Planet Hollywood in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.