Las Vegas nightlife is legendary and is a major attraction for visitors. Some clubs are like lavish raves, with celebrity hosts and DJs and thumping dance music all night long. These extravagant places are both expensive and sometimes difficult to get into. Once inside, though, you can join the party and hit the dance floor–and maybe spot a movie star or two.
Clubs aren’t the only place you can go for some adults-only time. Sophisticated lounges like Skyfall allow you to have a conversation, have some food, and enjoy the incredible view of the city. Several Las Vegas hotels have wisely decided to take advantage of the upper floors of their high-rises with elegant bars or restaurants featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, giving guests a birds-eye view of the famous Las Vegas Strip.
In Downtown Las Vegas, the bars and lounges are hipper, a little grittier than the Strip and are becoming more popular all the time. Perennial favorite, the Downtown Cocktail Room, is one of the best places to sample the trendy vibe on Fremont East. Hand-crafted cocktails are served in a small room with a side door that’s actually a little hard to find.
When you’re ready to head out for a night in Las Vegas, make sure you’re prepared: check out the dress codes, be prepared for cover charges, and brace yourself for the drink prices on the Strip. To boost your chances of getting inside the most popular clubs, do your best to make reservations or indulge in bottle service and a table.