9 Ways to Party in Sin City
You’re on vacation in Las Vegas—it’s time to go forth and frolic. Here are some of the best options when you want to party like no one’s partied before.
1. Level 107 Lounge (Stratosphere)
It feels like a secret hideaway, even though it’s located in one of the most recognizable pieces of architecture in the city. Enjoy the views, 107 floors above ground with 360-degree sights; two happy hours, with two-for-one cocktails and half-off appetizers from Top of the World; and themed nights like Skyy High Mondays—$5 Skyy vodka drinks, 1-4 a.m.
2. XIV Vegas Sessions (Hyde Bellagio)
Made famous in Los Angeles, XIV Sessions made its mark in Vegas with champagne showers, house music and confetti. On Nov. 23, Saved by the XIV flashes back to all the coolness of the ’80s and ’90s. You can dress in your best Kelly and Zach or Brenda and Brandon and spaz out to two decades of sound.
3. Ling Ling Club (Hakkasan, MGM Grand)
Fact: It’s hard to find a club in this city that plays anything but EDM. While the main room in Hakkasan nightclub plays almost nothing but EDM, the Ling Ling Club is a secluded retreat with its own bar and a vibe that welcomes hip-hop DJs like Questlove of The Roots, and this week, DJs Mos (Nov. 21) and Eric D-Lux (Nov. 22).
4. Lavo Brunch (Lavo Italian Restaurant, The Palazzo)
Your table at Lavo Brunch: either eat your lemon ricotta waffles or almond crusted French toast at it, or a couple of hours later, find yourself dancing on it. The upscale brunch, basically a daytime nightclub, is part indulgent breakfast feast and part wild midday soirée, all soundtracked to a live DJ spinning European house music.
5. Ghostbar Dayclub (Ghostbar, Palms)
Pool season is over, which means goodbye to a bunch of daylife parties, too. Thank goodness for GBDC, Ghostbar Dayclub. Every Saturday, the party kicks off when the sun is still up and goes till sundown. What’s in between? Costumes, champagne, beer bongs, piñatas, celeb DJs, confetti blasters, go-go dancers. GBDC has debauchery on lock.
6. Minus5 Ice Bar (The Shoppes at Mandalay Place and Monte Carlo)
Glasses, walls, seats and the bar—it’s all made of ice. Parkas and faux fur coats are provided. Once inside you can enjoy cocktails while checking out ice sculpture. How long you stay inside Minus5 is completely up to you. For warmth, step into the adjacent lodge-themed bar.
7. The Sayers Club (SLS Las Vegas)
This intimate venue plays host to live, eclectic musical performances. Making beats with technology or a drumstick, Battle Thursdays features DJ/drummer duos from around the world who go head-to-head with their skills, while Sayers Sessions on Fridays and Saturdays features a house band with different celebrity guest vocalists stopping by.
8. Liaison (Bally's)
With a capacity of only 600, this elegant hot spot might be intimate but it packs the two-room club with high-energy LGBT good times. The only gay nightclub on the Strip, Liaison hosts drag queens, Hollywood stars and go-go boys and girls. The dark and seductive space has 31 VIP tables and a small stage for some grand performances.
9. Country Club (Drai's After Hours, The Cromwell)
If you want, you can buy your way into this country club every Tuesday night. Guests are encouraged to dress the part—think checkered pants, crisp polo shirts, short tennis skirts, visors and knee-highs. Sure to hit a hole-in-one in fun, Country Club brings the party underground. The descending elevator ride brings you to a swank space where after-hours in Las Vegas was born.