Groove to the music at the Las Vegas Strip's best dance clubs

Las Vegas is the best city for staying out all night dancing and partying, and the dance clubs on the Strip are just the place for a all-night party. The Strip is home to some of the most popular, highest-earning nightclubs in the United States, and one visit to a club like XS or Marquee is all it takes to understand why.

Las Vegas dance clubs attract the world's top DJs, everyone from Steve Aoki to The Chainsmokers. With DJs spinning the most dance-worthy music, it’s easy to dance the night away at one of the Strip's posh nightspots. It’s part of the reason why Vegas clubs attract so many celebrities. You never know who might be at the table next to you when you're in a Las Vegas nightclub, which is part of the city’s appeal.

Given the A-list clientele, it's not surprising that the Strip's nightclubs take dress codes very seriously. After all, would you want to be dancing next to Paris Hilton if you were dressed in sneakers and a tank top? Be sure to dress in upscale evening attire (no shorts, please) 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. Scroll down to read all our recommendations on the Strip’s best dance clubs.


Jewel is the nightclub at Aria, the sleek casino resort on the Strip that sits in the glass-filled CityCenter complex. The name says everything about this nightclub, which is filled with light and gem-like visuals. The space is over twenty-four thousand feet and gives guests ample space for dancing, drinking and meeting new people. Jewel holds five themed VIP suites and tables. All other tickets are standing room only. Featured artists include Tyga, Steve Aoki and Lil John. The renown Rockwell Group designed Jewel to offer stunning decor, filled with ribbons of LED lights that pulse with the rhythm of the music. Behind the DJ booth, an entire wall of technology provides its own show for the crowd.

Recommended for Dance Clubs on the Strip because: The beautifully designed Jewel gives guests plenty of space for dancing, drinking and enjoying the DJs.

Terrisa's expert tip: Like all nightclubs, once a week Jewel has an industry night. On Flawless Mondays, the club offers discounts to professionals in the industry as well as locals.

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Hakkasan Nightclub
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Hakkasan Nightclub is an all-encompassing nightlife experience, presented in five levels filled with a variety of experiences and atmospheres. The stunning space gives guests a reason to explore beyond the main floor, and every level has its own energy. Hakkasan works with artists who have tailored their performances to suit the unique capabilities of the club in ways that complement their own styles. Guests can see everyone from Calvin Harris to Tiësto performing at the club, and celebrity guest hosts appear frequently. Hakkasan was created through partnerships with several leading international design firms, including Gilles & Bossier from Paris and New York's 212 Design, to offer guests an amazing experience.

Recommended for Dance Clubs on the Strip because: The impressively large Hakkasan Nightclub offers guests five levels of entertainment, music and bars to explore.

Terrisa's expert tip: Hakkasan regularly features some of the best DJs in the business, most notably including Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki and Zedd. Check the online events calendar to find out when they'll be playing.

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Drai's Beachclub & Nightclub
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Drai's Beachclub • Nightclub operates as two venues in one and offers panoramic partying on The Cromwell's rooftop. Located 11 stories above Las Vegas Boulevard on the roof of the new boutique resort, The Cromwell, Drai's Beachclub • Nightclub takes the Vegas nightlife experience to new heights. The 25,000-square-foot nightclub is spread out over two levels and features such amenities as LED state-of-the-art 6mm screens, a towering 80-sided LED disco ball, two VIP bathrooms and six dedicated elevators so guests don't have to wait long to dance the night away. As for the music, there's sure to be something for everyone, with open format, electronic and hip-hop nights.

Recommended for Dance Clubs on the Strip because: With a prime rooftop location and a party vibe that never stops, Drai's Beachclub & Nightclub will keep you dancing all day and night.

Terrisa's expert tip: During pool season, Drai's Beachclub is open during the day on weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cabanas and bungalows are available, plus food service and two bars.

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The LIGHT Nightclub
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When LIGHT originally opened, it took inspiration from Cirque du Soleil, and even today you can see evidence of that. LIGHT merges cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. The chic 38,000-square-foot venue features state-of-the-art production, theatrics and world-renowned DJs and performers who create a memorable event each night where everyone is a part of the show. Headlining DJs and performers lead the charge with avant-garde costumes and unique choreography, coupled with custom-built performance elements and visuals provided by the ground-breaking video mapping, lighting, sound and special effects experts at Moment Factory. At LIGHT, no two nights out are ever the same, but they're all unforgettable.

Recommended for Dance Clubs on the Strip because: LIGHT brings together music, lights and entertainment to create a memorable Vegas dance club experience.

Terrisa's expert tip: The best place to park to avoid a very long walk is the Mandalay Bay West valet, which will put you quite close to the club.

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On the Record took its inspiration from the old-fashioned record store, and the eclectic results include a bus, old records, 8-track tapes and even pinball machines. This new club is hidden behind a record store entrance off the main casino floor. The club has three rooms with indoor and outdoor spaces, with plenty of room for dancing. On the Record is a Las Vegas first for creators Jonnie and Mark Houston, and they've created a space unlike any other dance clubs or bars on the Strip. Part speakeasy, part club, On the Record offers guests a whole new style of nightlife on the Strip.

Recommended for Dance Clubs on the Strip because: With a retro style that features a wealth of conversation-starting decor, On the Record is unlike any other dance clubs on the Strip.

Terrisa's expert tip: On the Record knows how much everyone likes to sing along with their favorite tunes, so they offer three karaoke rooms, a first for clubs on the Strip.

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Omnia at Caesars Palace gives party goers 75,000 square-feet in which to dance, drink and mingle. This multi-level venue encompasses a sexy lounge, a high-energy main room and a rooftop garden that offers fabulous views of the Las Vegas Strip. Omnia was designed to be an interactive experience, and its LED chandelier is certainly a part of the action, ascending, descending and changing to the music. Look for antique mirrors, leather seats, and a large dance floor presided over by some of the best-known DJs. Since Omnia's opening, its combination of design features and great dance music have made it popular with critics and guests.

Recommended for Dance Clubs on the Strip because: Omnia combines an upscale, tech-filled design with headlining DJs in a multi-level venue that offers dancing, drinking and great views of the Strip.

Terrisa's expert tip: Omnia is known for having one of the best views of the Strip from its terrace area, where guests can take in the lights of the city and enjoy the open air.

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Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop
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Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop is sprawled across three stories and spans over 45,000 square feet at the base of Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. Guests can party inside Chateau's Main Room or outside on the Chateau Gardens Rooftop, where cabanas and VIP bottle service are available. Being one of a few nightclubs located directly on the Strip, Chateau's scenic outdoor patios showcase magnificent, panoramic views of the Las Vegas skyline. Guests never know who they might see also taking in the view: recent celebs who have visited the Vegas hot spot include Shania Twain, the Backstreet Boys, UFC fighters Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez and Shaquille O'Neal.

Recommended for Dance Clubs on the Strip because: Chateau's patios overlook the Strip, offering party-goers a great view to enjoy while dancing the night away.

Terrisa's expert tip: Be sure to check the events calendar if you're planning on spending an evening at Chateau â€" they frequently host special events and parties, so take some time to look at what's scheduled.

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TAO Nightclub
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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 lighting systems. A voyeuristic design throughout the nightclub allows people to see the entire venue from almost every point in the room, while sexy performance vignettes, including nearly nude bombshells taking rose petal baths, can be seen nightly. The nightclub also boasts a 40-foot outside terrace with awe-inspiring views of the famed Las Vegas Strip. For guests seeking ultra-VIP treatment, the nightclub offers private skyboxes, each featuring European bottle service, a mini-bar and banquettes with secured purse drawers.

Recommended for Dance Clubs on the Strip because: With its distinctively Asian design, frequent celebrity appearances and well-known DJs, Tao remains one of Las Vegas' hottest clubs.

Terrisa's expert tip: If you're planning a special night out, check into Tao's Celebration Packages, which offer your party everything needed for a memorable evening. Packages are available for all kinds of occasions, like birthdays, bachelor or bachelorette parties.

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Marquee Nightclub
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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 a 40-foot LED DJ booth and projection stage in conjunction with 32,000 subwoofers and full-range speakers. Overlooking the main floor is the intimate, lounge-style Library room, which is home to a fireplace, billiards table and vintage books. On the lower level of the nightclub is the Boom Box room, featuring gorgeous views of the Strip and a separate DJ and sound system, affording patrons a selection in the music and venue they wish to enjoy.

Recommended for Dance Clubs on the Strip because: Marquee will keep you dancing all night with the club's amazing sound system, plus guests can enjoy bar areas away from the dance floor.

Terrisa's expert tip: During pool season, guests can also enjoy the Marquee Dayclub, which brings the nightclub vibe out to the pool from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., complete with top DJs.

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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 the club. Focal features include gold leaf body forms, outdoor VIP cabanas and a large circular dance floor surrounded by VIP tables. Playing in to the excess theme, the club's signature cocktail, the "Ono," costs $10,000 and features Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie 1981 and Louis XIII de Remy Martin Black Pearl cognac. Men's sterling silver cufflinks embossed with a stingray and the raised XS logo and a woman's 18K white gold chain with a black pearl pendant and XS logo are also included with the purchase of the drink, making its $10,000 price tag seem a bit more reasonable.

Recommended for Dance Clubs on the Strip because: The lavish, sexy XS is Las Vegas' best-known nightclub, featuring renown DJs who keep the crowd dancing all night.

Terrisa's expert tip: Be sure to check ahead for the schedule of parties and special events at XS before you go since they frequently have something going on.

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