The nightlife in Vegas keeps getting better . . . and more expensive. You've got to pay to play if you want to get into the hottest clubs.
If you're not familiar with the term "bottle service" you will be if you try to get into one of the better clubs. If you have a group of guys and you want to get in, you better have some smoking hot women with you. If not, you need to make a reservation for a table and be prepared to order two bottles of liquor - that's usually the minimum. The cheapest stuff will usually run you about $350 per bottle, so you should count on spending around a grand total for the evening after service fees and tips.
Don't worry, you can still get in without this stuff, though you better show up early. There are also many other options if you're not looking for the late-night club experience, like bars and live music (see below).
That said, the bottle service is worth it if you have the funds - you'll get your own table and plenty of booze to lure in all the beautiful women in the club. It never hurts to be a VIP!
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If you want to make sure you do things right, have these guys set everything up for you. You'll be at a good table at the right club.
Jack has a great blog and tons of nightclub reviews. Read his stuff and you'll learn the ins and outs of Vegas. Where to go on which night and who to talk to if you want to get bottle service.
High Roller Lifestyle - Las Vegas Nightclubs
This blog caters to people who want to live like high rollers, and they offer great advice and tips on the Las Vegas nightlife.
LasVegas.com - Nightlife
Listings of all the hot clubs in town. Things change often, so this site is a useful respource.
The choice in Vegas are endless. It seems like every casino has figured out that a hot club brings in the babes, which then bring in the guys, who then gamble and lose their shirts. We've listed some of our favorites, but you can always consult with our friends at VegasVIP for the latest info and for reservations to the best clubs.
The newest club in town is located at the Luxor.
VERY wild club located in the Hard Rock. Party on!
Located at Caesar's Palace. This place is huge. If you order bottle service, make sure you know where your table will be. It seems like they've stuffed tables everywhere, and many of the locations suck.
This spot in heating up the otherwise stuffy Wynn.
Located at the top of the Palms hotel, the Ghost Bar offers amazing views of the Vegas Strip and even better views of Vegas hotties in the club. The huge outdoor area gives the club a unique feel, and the inside offers the ultimate lounge experience, with plenty of room for all the ladies to dance. Definitely go for the bottle service if you can swing it.
This restaurant/nightclub located in the Venetian plays up the Buddhism them to the hilt. If offers great food and an even better atmosphere. If you want to party you can't go wrong here.
Tabu Ultra Lounge
The name speaks for itself.
Bar at the Hard Rock
You'll find some of the best scenery in town at the bar in the middle of the Hard Rock's casino, particularly on the weekends. Great place to hang out.
Located on the roof of the Rio Hotel and Casino, the large outdoor terrace of this bar offers spectacular views of the city. This is a great place to take your date, wife or any other woman you meet on your trip. If you're not bringing women with you, the talent is hit-or-miss, and the age of the crowd varies greatly. That said, it might be a decent option if you don't want to fight the ridiculous crowds.
This casual cigar bar in Paris is a great place to sip on top-shelf whiskey and enjoy a fine cigar. Good place if you like jazz.
The Bar at Times Square
Located in the middle of New York, New York, this bar has a "dueling pianos" theme that creates a festive and casual atmosphere.
Monte Carlo Pub and Brewery
A band plays every night in this upbeat and lively nightclub.
House of Blues
This excellent music venue located in Mandalay Bay attracts all kinds of rock, blues and alternative acts. The restaurant serves great Cajun food and the bar area is great for hanging out.
Located in the Hard Rock, this large venue attracts some of the best shows in town, and the crowd often spills into the casino before and after the show.