You Should Be Dancing: The Las Vegas Strip's 10 Best Nightclubs

If there was any question about whether or not Las Vegas is the new dance capital of the United States, it was answered earlier this year when trade publication Nightclub & Bar revealed its list of the nation's top earning nightlife venues. Seven of the top 10 clubs featured were from Las Vegas, including XS and Marquee, which tied for first place with record annual earnings of more than $80 million--each.

Of course, anyone visiting Las Vegas already knows that its many dance clubs are the best. Attracting the world's top DJs, everyone from Afrojack to DJ Pauly D, it's easy to dance the night away at one of the Strip's posh nightspots. That's part of the reason why they attract so many Hollywood A-listers. In fact, you never know just who might be at the table next to you celebrating a birthday when you're in a Las Vegas nightclub!

Given the A-list clientele, it's no surprise that the Strip's nightclubs take dress codes very seriously. After all, you can't be dancing next to Paris Hilton in sneakers and a tank top! Be sure to dress appropriately if you want to make it past the bouncer and don't forget your ID.

Now that you know what to expect, the only question left is where to go. Luckily, our list of the Strip's 10 best dance clubs is to point your dancing feet in the right direction. And since they're all located within walking distance from one another, it makes it easy to go club-hopping!

HAZE Nightclub
Photo courtesy of Light Group

HAZE isn't one of Las Vegas' biggest nightclubs, but it is one of the most popular. Redefining nightlife standards on the Strip, HAZE features a state-of-the-art Avalon sound system, a 70-foot LED light wall and interactive projection screens...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Light Group

Since opening on New Year's Eve 2012 with a star-studded celebration hosted by Fergie and featuring a now famous 3-hour DJ set by YEEZYWORLDPEACE (better known to most as Kanye West), 1 OAK has been leading the party for nightclubs in Las Vegas....  Read More

Hakkasan Nightclub
Photo courtesy of Angel Management Group

Hakkasan Nightclub is the bold evolution of the prestigious global restaurant brand into an all-encompassing nightlife experience. A collaboration between celebrated international dining group Hakkasan Ltd. and leading entertainment and...  Read More

Photo courtesy of LAVO

This 5,000-square-foot, second-story nightclub, located above a delicious Italian restaurant known for its mouth-watering Kobe meatballs, features 34 bottle service tables, state-of-the-art audiovisual systems and the sounds of resident DJs...  Read More

TAO Nightclub
Photo courtesy of TAO

For those craving a high-energy, DJ-driven atmosphere, the 10,000-square-foot TAO Nightclub is the place to see and be seen, with three full-service bars, two main rooms playing a variety of hip-hop and house music and state-of-the-art audio and...  Read More

Marquee Nightclub
Photo courtesy of Al Powers

This David Rockwell-designed venue features seven different bars and three rooms--the Main Room, the Boom Box and the Library--each with a distinct musical experience. Marquee's Main Room features a state-of-the-art sound and visual system with...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Barbara Kraft

Inspired by the sexy curves of the human body, XS provides an elegant and passionate club environment that surrounds Encore's sparkling pool. Decorated in rich gold, black, bronze and browns, more than 10,000 individual light sources illuminate...  Read More


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