LAS VEGAS NIGHTLIFE
Sin City’s rocket-fueled nightlife out-shines everything that happens during the day. Be ready to party from 5 o’clock happy hour until dawn breaks. Dozens of live showrooms, scores of nightclubs and literally hundreds of bars keep the casinos busy, especially on the Strip.
Encore casino’s posh nightclub, XS delivers an extra-large dose of glamour. After you’ve boogied on the DJ-driven dance floor, slip outside and cool off with cocktails in a poolside cabana. Strict dress code.
Address: 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Contact: 702 770-0097; xslasvegas.com
Prices: Cover charge $20 to $50, cocktails from $15
Opening times: Friday & Saturday, 9:30pm-4am (10:30pm-4am Sunday & Monday)
Ok, so maybe it’s a little weird that this place is called “1 Of A Kind” when there’s another one in New York, too. Semantics aside, 1OAK is fun and that’s all that really matters. The first thing you notice walking into the club is its long entryway. Normally this would be ridiculously annoying until you get inside and realize how worth it the trek actually was. 1OAK was designed around the dance floor, making it a true dancer’s paradise. So unless you’re dropping wads of cash for a private table or are workin’ it on the dance floor, being a wallflower here is tough. That’s a great thing though, because who goes to nightclubs just to post up against a wall all night?
So we’re technically cheating with this one. We know that this is supposed to be a “top 10” list, but we just couldn’t break up these two. Drai’s and Drai’s After Hours inside The Cromwell are one of the life’s classic pairings: the peanut butter and jelly of nightlife, f you will. And like any great tag team they play off of each other so well. Drai’s comes in and hits you with live music from artists like T.I., Travi$ Scott, Future, etc., before tagging in Drai’s After Hours to swoop you up and transport you to a little deep-house and EDM nightcap. Set against the backdrop of the Strip, It’s the perfect fire and ice situation where you bring the ruckus before winding down and trying to cuddle up with your boo-thang (Boo-thang not included).