As the year comes to an end No Cover Nightclubs would like to look back, reflect, and hand out awards to the club venues in Las Vegas that stood out for their unique features and accomplishments that make them so popular.
Best Live Performances: Drai's
Drai's Nightclub has elevated the live performance and concert-style parties in Sin City. From the lighting, sound, production, and entire club setup being designed to mimic a full concert. No where else can guests get up close and personal to the top musical artists and hip hop performers like they can at Drai's.
Best Night Pool Party: XS
When it comes to night time pool parties XS Nightclub at the Encore Hotels has created one of the most popular events in town known as Night Swim. The entire club flips 180 degrees where guests are invited to spend the night splashing and partying in the water. Combine that with top tier DJ talent and pool attire, and you'll easily discover why XS earns this award.
Best Rooftop Nightclub: Chateau
Sitting atop the Paris Hotel right along Las Vegas Blvd. has its perks. Chateau lets guests party under the stars and beneath the Eiffel Tower on their roof deck. Spending the night letting loose with your favorite music with fantastic views of the Bellagio fountains is the perfect rooftop combination.
Best Main Room: Marquee
Located inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Marquee Nightclub takes home the award for the best main room in Las Vegas. Every time we step foot in the crazy party arena the energy just hits us. Maybe it's the lighting, the amazing production and dancers, or the way the room shifts and adapts throughout the night, but we know when we enter this room, it's going to be a great night.
Best Dance Floor: Light
When it comes to a club dance floor in Vegas, there are a couple critical feature that Light gets just right. First there has to be plenty of room to let loose. Second there has to be amazing lighting and sound. Third you have to have easy access to get on and off of the dance floor. Club Light at the Mandalay Bay is setup and nails all of these, and thus takes home the dance floor award.
Best Lighting & Production: Omnia
Clubbing in Vegas continues to evolve and technology is a leading factor in the ability to impress and knock the shocks of guests. Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace has created something special when it comes to lighting and production. When you step into the different rooms at Omnia (main room, heart, and terrace) they all have lives of their own with decor and production. The behemoth of them all, and leading spectacle in town, is the moving chandelier in the main room. Wow just wow!
Best Bottle Service Presentations: Hakkasan
Not all club bottle service presentations are the same in Las Vegas, and Hakkasan takes home the award in this category. From flying dragons and percussion bands, two giant groups of waitresses and production elites. The presentations they come up with inside the MGM Grand's club never disappoints.
Best View: Apex Social Club
There is only one club spot in Vegas that gives you views of the of the entire strip, and this is found on the 55th floor of the Palms Hotel at Apex Social Club. There is nothing holding you back from stepping out onto the beautiful platform with drink in hand and enjoying all of the lights, glitz and glamour of one of the best views in the city.
Best Music: Tao
The type of music that is played inside a club is critical to pretty much everything. You know when you've been inside a nightclub and the music stops. It's like the party comes crashing down. When it comes to the club that plays the best music in Vegas, Tao at Venetian wins the award. The DJs at Tao bring the perfect blend of dance, hip hop, house, latin, and everything in between. They have mastered the art of feeling out what works in the room, and the music fuels super fun nights out.
Best Industry Night: Jewel
Partying on a week night is often just as fun, or more fun than the weekend. These industry nights excel at Jewel Nightclub at the Aria Hotel. Monday nights are home to these special events where tourists and industry employees alike get to let loose and party like it's the weekend. There is no better reason to call in sick the next day than after going wild at Jewel for an industry night event.