Looking for THE place to party in Sin City? Here's a list of 10 of the best nightclubs in Las Vegas.
Hakkasan at MGM Grand
This megaclub in MGM Grand has been THE place to party. A five-story nightlife and culinary complex, Hakkasan spans 80,000 square feet. The main club is situated on the fourth floor and stretches upward to include the mezzanine on the fifth floor. It boasts a huge dance floor, a suspended performance area, floor-to-ceiling LED screens and oversized VIP booths. Hakkasan's impressive roster of DJs includes Steve Aoki, deadmau5, Calvin Harris, R3hab, Tiësto and Tommy Trash.
Light at Mandalay Bay
Light is one of the most buzzed about spaces in Vegas. This stellar nightspot is a collaboration between The Light Group and Cirque du Soleil. Measuring more than 38,000 square feet, Light has an ever-evolving space that's transformed nightly. It features an innovative acrobatic LED structure that provides an immersive playground for performers who display amazing feats and distinctive choreography. A lineup of internationally acclaimed DJs makes sure Light's large dance floor is always packed.
XS at Encore
This 40,000-square-foot club in Encore at Wynn Las Vegas has a design that's inspired by the curves of the human body. Gold leaf sculptures of female torsos line the bar. Offering the most extravagant nightlife experience around, XS has two unique bottle service experiences – from booths around the dance floor or from cabanas surrounding the resort's pool. More than 40 prestigious DJs make up the chic nightspot's residency list – including Above & Beyond, Avicii, Dirty South and will.i.am. The glitterati often flock to XS on Friday and Saturday evenings while Monday's IN industry night is also among the club's hottest events.
TAO Las Vegas at The Venetian
A multi-story, 60,000-square-foot venue featuring a nightclub as well as a restaurant, lounge and pool club, TAO Las Vegas is considered standard protocol for nightlife-loving visitors. Not only does the Asian-inspired entertainment complex have state-of-the-art audio and lighting systems, gorgeous go-go dancers, private skyboxes and a 40-foot outdoor terrace that overlooks the Strip, but celebrities are frequently spotted getting their photos snapped on TAO's famous red carpet.
Drai's Nightclub at The Cromwell
There's simply no place like this in Las Vegas. Located on the rooftop of The Cromwell, this indoor/outdoor venue is massive at 65,000 square feet. Created by nightlife visionary Victor Drai, it offers a truly luxurious and unforgettable evening. After being whisked up a high-speed elevator to the 11th floor, you'll stroll through a hallway filled with sumptuous and sexy décor that leads into a jaw-droppingly beautiful venue, which is open to the outdoors. An extraordinary, elevated DJ setup has space for seven control-table operators. Plus, there are 270-degree wraparound video walls that also cover the ceiling while emanating from a giant disco ball. If you want a breath of fresh air as well as a spectacular view of the Strip, just head outside and continue partying by two sparkling pools.
1 OAK at The Mirage
This versatile 16,000-square-foot venue combines a traditional club vibe with the bottle service world. Consisting of two separate rooms with their own bars and music formats, 1 OAK is able to feature everything from celebrity DJs and up-and-coming talent to unique events that fuse art and fashion.
Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
This 60,000-square-foot megaclub has something for everyone. Not only are there seven bars, but Marquee Nightclub also boasts three separate rooms. The main room has a high-tech sound system, an elevated dance floor and a 40-foot video wall that backs the DJ booth. Next door, the Library is more laid-back with a fireplace, vintage books and a billiards table. The Boom Box is found on the lower level of Marquee Nightclub. It features fabulous views of the Strip and a separate DJ spinning hip-hop and other music genres.
Hyde Bellagio at Bellagio
With its sleek décor, crafted cocktails and the famous Fountains of Bellagio forming the background, Hyde Bellagio is an unforgettable gathering spot. It's a wonderful option for those who want to start out with an early evening lounge experience but continue partying nightclub-style into the wee hours. There is plenty of plush seating, and the doors to the terrace are open in the evenings providing fresh air for guests who are dancing.
Body English at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
The two-story Body English nightclub is a throwback to an old world-style men's club from England. It's laden with excess – things like dark woods, leather booths and sparkling crystal chandeliers. The captivating entrance to Body English is a staircase that leads underground. The nightclub features an expansive dance floor and a full bar on each of its levels. A variety of big-name DJs play EDM, house, techno and other music formats.
LiFE at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
LiFE at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino has given clubbing on the north end of the Strip new meaning. Located in the former showroom of the Sahara Hotel & Casino, this 20,000-square-foot nightclub is home to what's described as "an unbridled celebration of sight, sound, scene and form." Designed by Mark Zeff, LiFE has ceilings that stretch more than 60 feet high and feature mechanical rigging, zip lines and catwalks -- which means aerialists and other performers will be soaring above you. LiFE's state-of-the-art lighting and sound system showcases a mix of big-name and up-and-coming DJ talent as well as live bands. The multilevel venue boasts tiered VIP seating with excellent views of the turntables and performance areas. Plus, there's a massive LED wall that will display cutting-edge visual content.LiFE has three full-service bars that serve an array of drinks, including specialty cocktails created by renowned mixologists. The chic interior space of LiFE is connected to the playful outdoor ambiance of Beach LiFE, a rooftop pool located directly above.