It's time you learned everything about the top nightclubs in Las Vegas for 2018. With clubs everywhere in Sin City, we want to make sure you know the top venues so you don't waste your time and money in the wrong places. Plus, you'll have full access to our event calendars, guest lists and bottle service packages. 2018 is going to continue to be fantastic with DJs, live performances, and parties for the year.
Where is it? The Cromwell
What can you expect? Being located on the roof of a Las Vegas hotel has some interesting perks. Drais gives users dual options in nightlife having both indoor and outdoor areas to party. While other clubs have focused on DJs, Drais has created an environment tweaked for live musical performances from today's top artists. Think of it as special concerts you can't get anywhere else.
Who will you see there? You can expect musical performances by Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, and Trey Songz.
Bonus factors: The lighting system and LED displays surrounding the club are immaculate. High end bottle service packages include firework displays that shoot off of the top of the venue. Sunday's focus is hip hop for Sundrais events.
When to go? Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The downsides: Getting to Drais is a bit of a challenge because there is no self parking and a small valet system.
Where is it? Caesars Palace
What can you expect? Omnia has three drastically different areas to party. The main room is focused on headlining DJs, is two stories with the newest technology, and an incredible dynamic chandelier that has to be experienced. The second room is the Heart of Omnia which has a focus on open format music and has a darker design with LEDs animating almost all of the walls. The outdoor terrace represents the third location at Omnia with a unique vibe of its own that overlooks Las Vegas Blvd.
Who will you see there? Being the newest nightclub in Las Vegas means they have the top DJs in the world there on the regular. Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Nervo, and Afrojack have had residencies.
Bonus factors: Omnia is a megaclub but was designed with the most room at the bars compared to other nightclubs in Las Vegas. A drumline performs bottle service presentations throughout the night.
When to go? Tuesday for industry night and Friday and Saturday.
The downsides: Omnia is extremely popular and the entrance can get overly crowded.
Where is it? Mandalay Bay
What can you expect? The club has massive LED walls and decorative ceiling placements that enhance the entire nightlife experience. Performances are customized and each night the theme can be something different.
Who will you see there? Light has chosen and balance when it comes to talent and performances. Guests will get a mix between DJs like Laidback Luke and Morgan Page and live performances from artists like J.Cole and T-Pain.
Bonus factors: Extremely sexy go go dancers perform throughout the night in areas on the dance floor and at the VIP tables.
When to go? Wednesday for industry night and Friday, and Saturday
The downsides: Even with the dynamic LEDs Light is a little dark and can be a little gloomy in areas outside of the dance floor.
Where is it? MGM Grand
What can you expect? Being one of the most popular nightclubs in Las Vegas is not easily earned. Hakkasan has created one of the most over-the-top main rooms with the world's top DJs and theme decorations and dancers that change nightly.
Who will you see there? If you like DJs Hakkasan brings the best like Tiesto, The Chainsmokers, and Above & Beyond.
Bonus factors: There is a second club inside Hakkasan called the Ling Ling Room which brings more open format music.
When to go? Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
The downsides: Getting to Hakkasan can be a bit of a walk as it is located quite a distance from the MGM Grand self parking and valet.
Where is it? The Cosmopolitan
What can you expect? With one of the best main rooms in Vegas Marquee creates a scene each night that is high energy fun. They've got everything you expect from a top club with great music, amazing electronic displays LED systems throughout the club, and live performing dancers and go go's throughout the club.
Who will you see there? Marquee brings top DJs like Cedric Gervais, Cash Cash, and Tritonal sprinkled in with live performances for major events.
Bonus factors: At night the pool area surrounding Marquee Dayclub is connected to the main room of the club. Users have the option to escape the interior of the club and enjoy the nighttime pool area.
When to go? Monday for industry night and Friday and Saturday.
The downsides: Marquee has a stricter dress code for men than some other clubs. Make sure you have dress shoes and a button up shirt.
Where is it? Bellagio
What can you expect? Hyde has done something special in Las Vegas. They've created a venue that can throw massively fun parties without having to deal with the giant size of a megaclub. With open format music guests get their favorite music all night long with the amazing views of the Bellagio fountains as a pretty cool bonus.
Who will you see there? You'll be dancing until the early morning hours with DJ Five, Travis Barker, and Omarion.
Bonus factors: During the winter season Hyde throws special Sunday dayclub events called XIV that involve wild dress up parties.
When to go? Tuesday for industry night and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
The downsides: Being one of the smaller clubs can have its downsides as Hyde does get crowded and the dance floor is small.
Where is it? Paris
What can you expect? Chateau has two options for guest that involve having both a indoor and rooftop nightclub experiences to choose from. Not many places in Vegas can compare to partying under the Eiffel Tower.
Who will you see there? Open format DJs like Koko and Shadow Red call Chateau home and they mix in live performances and celebrity appearances like J. Lo and Ne-Yo.
Bonus factors: When special events like UFC or boxing come into town Chateau always throws special events and has celebrity appearances that coincide.
When to go? Wednesday for industry night and Friday and Saturday.
The downsides: During the middle of the summer the rooftop area can still be very hot because Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert.
Where is it? Mirage
What can you expect? 1 Oak fits perfectly between being smaller than a megaclub but large enough to throw amazing parties. This medium size lets everyone be part of the action that involves the best music including hip hop and a dance floor that goes all night.
Who will you see there? While popular DJs frequent 1 Oak it is more of a hub and hangout for celebrities including Scott Disick and Mariah Carey.
Bonus factors: The design and lighting in 1 Oak is just different than other clubs, and that is a good thing. People are there to plain and simply have fun.
When to go? Friday and Saturday
The downsides: Once inside 1 Oak getting a drink from the main bar can be a challenge because the area gets really packed between those wanting drinks and those looking to walk around the club.
Where is it? Venetian
What can you expect? Even though Tao has been around for many years it has remained one of the top clubs to visit. This is due to the fact that it makes upgrades each year and continues to bring great DJs and music. Guests have a club with multiple rooms and music and that is fun to explore in, drink at, and socialize.
Who will you see there? Be ready for live performances from Juicy J and Snoop Dogg as well as DJ Vice and Justin Credible.
Bonus factors: Tao has always had some of the hottest dancers in Las Vegas.
When to go? Thursday for industry night and Friday and Saturday
The downsides: The sound system in Tao is a bit dated and can be painful for the ears.
Where is it? Encore
What can you expect? Steve Wynn created the most elegant nightclub experience with XS. It's hard to simply describe the design at all locations through the club. Guests have the option to party both inside and outside at the pool area, even at night. XS has remained one of the most popular venues in town, and it's for good reason.
Who will you see there? XS brings the world's top DJs like Kaskade, AVICII, and David Guetta.
Bonus factors: On Sunday nights during the summer XS flips a 180 and turns the part into their Nightswim pool party.
When to go? Monday for industry night and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
The downsides: Being popular means XS gets crowded. Be ready to fight the masses.