Are you looking for the top nightclubs in Las Vegas?
What about EDM, Hip-Hop, Country, or top 40 clubs?
Las Vegas is the place to go to see the biggest-name DJs at multi-million dollar super clubs.
Vegas has plenty of clubs that cater to different tastes, from hip-hop to country to good old rock-n-roll.
Keep reading for our nightclub recommendations and tips.
Best Vegas Nightclubs for EDM in 2021
OMNIA is the best nightclub in Vegas, and it is as much an over-the-top Vegas spectacle as it is a superclub with multiple resident A-list DJs pre-COVID (2019) including Tiësto, Zedd, and Calvin Harris. Perhaps we will see the return of some resident DJs later in 2021.
At 75,000 square feet, it’s one of the largest clubs in the world, and includes an outstanding outdoor terrace overlooking the Strip. The massive space is three stories tall, and the 65-foot-tall ceiling dome actually holds a 33-foot-wide, 22,000-pound kinectic chandelier consisting of eight massive concentric rings controlled with motion tracking, each moving independently in sync with the music.
The Heart of OMNIA, a separate club inside the club, is open format.
Reservations are required.
Omnia opened back its Terrace on March 5, 2021, as a lounge-type setting.
Open Days: Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30 to Close
The five-story, 80,000-square-foot restaurant/lounge/super club combo inside the MGM Grand helped to set a whole new standard for the Vegas super club, and brought in the same level of powerhouse superstar DJs as OMNIA in the past including Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, and Martin Garrix. There are multiple different venues inside the sprawling “Hakkasan” complex, including a Cantonese fine dining concept and a separate lounge spinning open format music.
The recent multi-million-dollar “Hakkasan Grid” kinetic light installation is the largest permanent kinetic light installation in the United States, made of 57 four-foot seamless and sculptural triangles that combine to form a 30-foot showpiece that can transform into infinite shapes and colors above the dance floor.
Hakkasan recently re-opened in March 2021 with a brand new format that pivots the club-going experience into a lounge atmosphere where proper social distancing can be observed.
Nights Open: Hakkasan is currently only operating on Friday and Saturday nights from 10:30 pm to close.
XS Nightclub at the Encore is consistently a favorite among seasoned club-goers. Surrounding the Encore’s pool, XS is one of the rare indoor/outdoor Vegas clubs, and while the gorgeous pool area might tempt you to stay outside, the unbelievable roster of top DJs (before COVID) and the gorgeous club interior will beckon you back in.
Called one of the “most luxuriously designed nightclubs on earth,” the design of XS is inspired by the sexy curves of the female body and is decked out in gold, including a 10-foot rotating gold chandelier and gold dancer poles.
Back in 2019, XS, along with Encore Beach Club, pulled in some of the most exciting names in EDM today, including the Chainsmokers, Diplo, and RL Grime. Their weekly “Nightswim” events, held during the summer, are one the most popular club events in Vegas.
XS nightclub pivoted to XS Lounge in 2021 taking reservations only.
Open Nights: Friday & Saturday. XS Lounge Nightswim is on Sundays starting April 25th.
Although not as popular as a few years ago, Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan still is a top club in Vegas for House and EDM.
The club itself offers 3 separate rooms, each with a different feel and music. You will mostly hear house or EDM music is the main room leading out to the pool area with several VIP cabanas and daybeds.
Marquee Lat Night is on Friday and Saturday nights from sunset to close. The 22,000 square foot terrace is currently open for partying and dancing in the moonlight, outdoor lounge.
Open Nights: Friday-Sunday
Best Vegas Nightclubs for Hip-Hop
Drai’s Nightclub, Beachclub, and After Hours
Drai’s Nightclub and Beachclub—which is all one connected venue—sits atop the Cromwell with one of the best views of the Las Vegas Strip in all of Las Vegas.
Drai’s After Hours is a separate venue located in the basement of the Cromwell. Collectively, they comprise some of the hottest clubs in Vegas, and unlike the other top clubs that are all about EDM, Drai’s is all about that hip-hop life and is considered the number one club in Vegas for hip-hop, bringing in talent like Migos, Gucci Mane, Meek Mill, Lil Wayne, and Wiz Khalifa.
At Drai’s After Hours, there are separate rooms for different music styles that include hip-hop and house. Altogether, you can achieve a damn near 24-hour party circuit that will take you from day to night to late night to early morning.
Best Nights: Thursdays (only the After Hours is open Thursday nights so you can start your weekend off right), Fri-Sat
LIGHT at Mandalay Bay used to be an EDM hotspot, but over the years it has transitioned to become more of a hip-hop mainstay with residencies from folks like Rick Ross, Saweetie, Ludacris, and T-Pain.
The 38,000-square-foot venue also features state-of-the-art lighting and sound by John Lyons Systems, a two-story-tall LED screen with the best light show in Vegas, and costumed dancers with unique choreography.
Best Nights: Wednesday Industry Night, Fri-Sat
The OG of Las Vegas superclubs, TAO inside the Venetian has managed to maintain its rep as one of the hottest party destinations in Sin City for well over a decade now. The 60,000-square-foot, multi-level “Asian City” houses a fine dining bistro, lounge, nightclub, and “beach” (it’s quite small, but there is indeed an outdoor pool area).
TAO is more of a mixed-format venue known for bringing in celebrity hosts and hosting celebrity birthday bashes. They’re also known for bringing in hip-hop artists like Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri.
Best Nights: Worship Thursdays, Saturdays
Best Vegas Nightclubs for Top 40, Country, and Rock
Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
If you want the experience of EDM nightclub but want to hear guitars twangin’ rather than bass thumpin’, head to Stoney’s Rockin’ Country at Town Square, just a few miles south of the Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard.
This is a country bar with all the fixings of a club, including bottle service. This place is always playing country music, but every Friday they’ve got live music from fresh faces, rising stars, and country staples. They also offer dance lessons daily, so you can brush up on your two-step.
Best Nights: Thursdays are their legendary ladies’ night, with $2 drinks for ladies all night and bikini bull riding on first Thursdays. Also Fridays for live music.
There are plenty of rock, metal, and punk bars with live music and ass-kicking jukeboxes. But a rock club is a little bit harder to come by. Count’s Vamp’d is a nightclub entirely dedicated to all things rock and metal.
They’ve got live music most nights from local bands, cover bands, and national touring acts, and in true club fashion, you can reserve a table on weekends and for national acts. When headbangers want to go to a club all their own in Vegas, this is where they congregate.
Best Nights: Fridays and Saturdays
Coyote Ugly Saloon
At Coyote Ugly inside New York New York, the scantily clad women singing and dancing on the bars and tables are the entertainment, and the music is pure boot-scootin’ boogie.
There are line-dancing lessons daily at 7 p.m.; cover charge starts at 8 p.m. when the “coyotes” start doing their thing. Come in for daily happy hour and kick-the-keg specials and stay for an experience that is exactly like the movie.
Best Nights: Every night, but Fridays and Saturdays are prone to be the most raucous.
On the Record
On the Record inside the Park MGM is one of the newest nightclubs in Las Vegas, and it forgoes the usual sleek nightclub aesthetic for something a bit warmer. Designed to look like a record store and rock venue, with walls covered in recreated concert posters, vinyl sleeves, and old 8-track and cassette tapes, On the Record is definitely not your typical Vegas nightclub.
The entry is “hidden” behind a “record store,” and inside there is a separate room that is an open-air patio with a vintage double-decker bus refashioned into a bar and DJ booth, private karaoke rooms, and a hidden speakeasy that is sort of a club-within-a-club, except at this one the stars are the big-name mixologists and the draw is the cocktail program.
When it’s not presenting a special guest DJ or performer, On the Record is mostly top 40 DJs paired with live musicians blending the music together.
Best Nights: Wednesday Industry Night, Fri-Sat
Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop
Mixed-format DJs spinning top 40 and hip-hop dominate Chateau Nightclub, the rooftop club and outdoor party deck located under the Eiffel Tower inside the Paris Las Vegas with killer views of the Bellagio fountains across the street. If you want a dance floor with a view with a mix of rap and pop hits, this is your spot.
Best Nights: Moon Tower Throwback Thursdays, Saturdays
Las Vegas Nightclub FAQS
Are there any nightclubs downtown or off the Strip?
Both Stoney’s and Count’s Vamp’d are located off-Strip, and they both cater to music preferences outside of the EDM, hip-hop, and top 40 soundtracks most popular in a nightclub setting.
But for the most part, once you get off the Strip, you’re getting away from the places that are strictly “clubs” and more into venues that serve multiple functions as dance clubs, live music venues, karaoke bars, and just regular bars depending on the night.
If you’re downtown, Troy Liquor Bar inside the Golden Nugget is a solid bet. As the only nightclub in the Fremont Street Experience, this place tries to cater to all crowds, so expect a mixed format of top 40, EDM, and hip-hop, but with none of the big DJ names of the Strip.
Inspire is a three-level bar, lounge, and nightclub with an awesome rooftop deck.
This Fremont Street complex (located outside of the Fremont Street Experience) is mostly mixed-format, and bottle service is available.
Also downtown, Therapy on East Fremont is home to Relapse Nightclub, which leans most heavily towards the EDM end of the spectrum and also offers bottle service.
Oddfellows on the outskirts of DTLV bills itself as a “dance club for people who don’t like dance clubs” where you can find all kinds of music, just no current top 40. Themed nights include ’90s nights, ’80s dance parties, and “New Noise” indie/electronica.
Over at the Sahara, Club 101 keeps prices reasonable and plays mixed format music that appeals to a broad range of party-goers.
What about other hip-hop clubs?
In Vegas, if a nightclub isn’t predominantly EDM, then it’s probably predominantly hip-hop. In addition to the clubs listed above, there are other great venues for hip-hop music.
At Marquee Nightclub, check out the Boom Box within the 60,000-square-foot venue, an upbeat ultralounge playing hip-hop and Top 40.
1OAK Nightclub at the Mirage is a smaller space where you can find mixed format music that’s mostly hip-hop and top 40, and they also bring in people like Lil Jon and J. Cole.
At OMNIA’s club-within-a-club, the Heart of OMNIA, hip-hop dominates.
Hakkasan also has a 10,000 square foot hip-hop room tucked away inside the venue, called the Ling Ling Club.
Where else can I find country music?
Stoney’s and Coyote Ugly aren’t the only places in town that play country music in a dance-friendly setting.
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar at Harrah’s is a bar and grill where you can kick up your spurs to live country music five nights a week with many acts hand-picked by Keith; you might even get lucky and see the man himself, who is known to make surprise visits twice a year.
Losers Bar at the MGM Grand is a no-frills joint for live country music and quirky specialty cocktails.
Gilley’s Saloon at Treasure Island is a bonafide honky-tonk saloon on the Las Vegas Strip where you’ll find live honky tonk music, mechanical bull-riding, and the famous “Gilley Girls.”
PBR Rock Bar & Grill is a country-themed sports bar with live music and a killer Strip-side patio. And if you’re hanging out downtown, check out Hogs & Heifers, a country biker bar.
Where can I find Latin music?
Embassy Nightclub off-Strip is a Latin nightclub that mixes top 40 music with Latin vibes.
La Hacienda Nightclub is another Latin nightclub where every night has a different theme, from top 40 mixed with hip-hop and reggaeton to Banda, Norteño, Cumbia, and more.
Inspire in downtown Las Vegas celebrates Latin Night Thursdays where ladies drink free from 10 p.m. until 12 a.m. Friday nights are Latin nights at Relapse Nightclub inside Therapy on East Fremont, starting at 11:30 p.m. and going until 4 a.m.
On Sunday, head to OMNIA for Deseo Latin Sundays.
What about other places for top 40 and other kinds of music?
On the Strip, JEWEL Nightclub inside the Aria is a great place for top 40 tunes in a big-budget casino club setting.
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay regularly brings in cover bands of your favorite rock bands of the last four decades where the main floor becomes a dance floor, in addition to hosting residencies by Santana and David Lee Roth.
On the top floor above HoB, the Foundation Room is the VIP lounge and club with mixed format DJs, live music, and the occasional comedy night. The indoor/outdoor VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at the Rio has one of the best views in Vegas from its 51-story-high perch overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, and DJs spin top 40 hits.
What is the best time to show up to nightclubs in Vegas?
Most clubs don’t even open until 10 p.m., unless it’s a bar that doubles as a nightclub and even then the DJ usually doesn’t start until 10 p.m.
If you want to avoid waiting in ungodly long lines, get there no later than 11 p.m., but if you’re looking for the liveliest crowd, that will be around the witching hour—midnight is when the party REALLY gets going at most places.
What should I wear to a Vegas Club?
Nightclubs in Las Vegas hold guests to a higher dress-code standard than what folks may be used to in hometown bars and clubs. For Vegas clubs, dress to impress! While formal attire isn’t required, here’s a list of what’s unacceptable at Las Vegas nightclubs:
- Work Boots
- Baggy jeans
- Athletic shoes
- Athletic attire
What are the best ways to get into the mega clubs?
Las Vegas nightclubs have become so hot and in demand, it’s important to know how to get into these clubs to avoid hours of waiting in line and hassles.
Buying event tickets in advance allows you to skip the long lines and guarantee your entry – just arrive before midnight and you should be good to go.
VIP Options and Bottle Service
One of the more expensive options that guarantee club entry is with a VIP package. You will be provided seating with a minimum spend on alcohol and/or food.
Read more about vegas bottle service and see if it is the right thing for your group.
What are the typical Vegas club prices?
In general, male guests can expect to spend approximately $50+ as a cover charge. Female guests will be scrutinized for their level of “sexy,” and either be let in for free or be charged a lower cover charge amount than the males-no gender equality here!
Pre Sell Entry Tickets
Tickets range from $10 to $75. You purchase tickets based on gender and females usually pay $10-$20 less than guys. Browse the Vegas club calendar to see when your favorite DJ is performing.
Drink prices are similar to what you can expect to pay for a drink at just about any top restaurant, bar, or day club. A single beer will be around $10, and cocktails from $18 and up.
Bottle Service Prices
VIP service minimums vary based group size, location of the table, and the DJ playing that night. Typical pricing is 1 bottle minimum for 3-4 people on average. Bottle prices usually start at $425. Certain tables and locations generally have a set minimum like $2500 spend up to 8 guests. Do not forget to factor in tip and taxes which could add up to 30% on top of bottles.