From the outside, the building housing Piranha Nightclub is fairly unremarkable. The squat, stone-encrusted building on the south end of the so-called "Fruit Loop" is not terribly glamorous. But don't be fooled by the inconspicuous exterior -- this place so remarkable that to miss experiencing Piranha could cause some serious regret.
There are two ways into Piranha: via the patio -- itself a spectacle with multiple fireplaces, a fire-topped waterfall and intricate stone detail -- or under the arched piranha aquarium that connects the lounge and the nightclub. Yes, you enter Piranha with piranhas swimming overhead.
Inside, a concrete dance floor is flanked by a full-service bar and cushy seating. VIP tables on the main floor are separated by beaded curtains. The room is decorated in cool blues and grays with warm accents, including luminescent red columns. A dazzling lighting system is capable of countless effects, and the sound system can be felt throbbing through the floor and seating.
Beneath a crystal-adorned chandelier, a winding staircase with ornamental iron balusters leads guests to the second-floor VIP section. Three bottle service-only booths overlook both the dance floor and, via a west-facing window, the city of Las Vegas. In the corner, another full-service bar awaits patrons.
Across the venue, a walk down a dark hallway lit by faux candlelight and accented by eerie portraits that morph into macabre scenes leads to three semi-private skyboxes that overlook the dance floor. The lush suites have button-cushioned walls, coffeemakers, velvety settees, richly-decorated curtains and LCD screens. Heavy, sliding wood doors can be drawn for near-complete privacy.
Aside from thumping house music spun by top DJs, the venue also features live entertainment, regular theme nights and killer drink specials. No matter what your persuasion, you can't miss with Piranha.