A name like "The Bank" sets a certain level of expectation. The Bellagio's nightclub offering begins with an escalator ride up and walk through an intimate foyer area, as if to not overwhelm you with sheer opulence up front. This also acts as a way of keeping the crowding to a minimum outside the club, but on busy weekend nights there can still be line of partygoers stretching out into the Bellagio.
As the 6,600-square-foot club opens up, you see it's a two-level affair, with bars at each end and tiered VIP seating on the ground floor, keeping VIPs a bit secluded but still part of the action. The second level overlooks the DJ booth and is just wide enough to give some room to dance or just watch the action below.
Everything at The Bank symbolizes elegance. You've got an onyx-colored ceiling with clear gems dangling from above, refracting the various colored lights of the night. There are gold accents throughout, including much of the railing on the second level, and a pattern of crisscrossing rectangles that seem to recur throughout the club.
Even the bottle service oozes class. The alcohol is delivered by two hosts in a giant, glowing, blue diamond, lifted overhead as if it were the throne of royalty. Well, it might not be a real diamond but at least it's diamond-shaped.
The vibe here is dress-to-impress. Sure, with a wide variety of music spun by the DJs and guest performers, you've got people from all sorts of "scenes" drawn to The Bank, from the hipsters to the clubaholics. But even though you've got every kind of crowd here, everyone is dressed in their most crisp shirts and best dresses, looking sharp and keeping it classy.
-- Review by Jorge Labrador