The new Kaos Nightclub at the Palms opened in early 2019 and brought a new approach to the constantly evolving nightclub/day club scene in Las Vegas. The multi-level day club and nightclub are joined, with a giant retractable glass partition that allows movement between the two spaces. A rotating DJ booth inside the nightclub can be turned for guests in the day club, although the day club has its own stage. In a first for Las Vegas, the day club also has a retractable dome that allows it to stay open year-round. Upcoming residencies are still in flux a few months after the opening.
Recommended for Dance Clubs because: With its combination of nightclub and year-round day club, Kaos offers guests almost around-the-clock dancing opportunities.
Terrisa's expert tip: Kaos is still relatively new and with residencies still being decided, be sure to check the website ahead of your visit to find out who's performing.
Oddfellows is a video nightclub, a casual place in Downtown Las Vegas that bills itself as a dance club for people who don't like dance clubs. You won't find any requirements for "upscale attire" to get in and the drink prices won't shock you. Covers are usually inexpensive when charged, and while the crowd tends to be hipster, you'll see all ages. Every night has a theme, including karaoke on Tuesday, 90s tunes on Wednesday and an 80s dance party on Friday, but there's also a night for K-Pop. Video DJs keep the giant screens filled with videos and the music keeps the crowd dancing. This small club has a casual, eclectic style that includes Ouija boards, vinyl records and plenty of retro tunes.
Recommended for Dance Clubs because: Oddfellows offers an alternative to the typical nightclub, with video DJs, a casual vibe and retro tunes.
Terrisa's expert tip: With a location near Fremont East and the Fremont Street Experience, Oddfellows is only a short distance from a host of nightlife and entertainment options in Downtown Las Vegas.
Located right off the Strip and high atop the 51st floor of the Rio, VooDoo offers spellbinding views and suave bartenders who are prone to bust into juggling routines at random intervals. This nightclub offers spectacular, sweeping views of the city and an open-air veranda area where patrons can enjoy a cool desert breeze and some of the Strip's most potent cocktails. DJs play a mix of music, both old and new, but often with more retro tunes. With an off-Strip location, VooDoo's ambiance is a little more relaxed than many of the Strip's clubs, and the crowds tend to be smaller. Indoor space is also available, as is the expected VIP bottle service.
Recommended for Dance Clubs because: The Voodoo Rooftop Nightclub and Lounge sits high atop the Rio and offers guests an incredible view to go along with the music and drinks.
Terrisa's expert tip: Start your night with a great dinner at the Voodoo Steakhouse, located just below the nightclub, and you can get free entry into the nightclub.
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 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 because: Jewel's light-infused space pulses with the music and gives party-goers a dynamic place to dance the night away.
Terrisa's expert tip: If you're planning to celebrate Halloween at Jewel, you can wear a costume but there are rules: nothing offensive or rude is allowed and security will still need to verify your ID, so be prepared to remove a mask or anything covering your face.
Drai's Beach Club & 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 boutique resort, The Cromwell, Drai's Beach Club & 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 a 1,785 square-foot LED screen, 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 an open format, electronic and hip-hop nights.
Recommended for Dance Clubs because: Drai's rooftop location gives guests an excellent view of the Strip to go along with the music.
Terrisa's expert tip: During pool season, Drai's offers a swim night so you can enjoy the pool and music under the stars. Check for days and hoursâ"during the 2019 season, Swim Night was Thursday from 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.
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 because: With a multi-level design filled with distinctive experiences, Hakkasan gives its guests several places to dance the night away.
Terrisa's expert tip: Hakkasan Restaurant is located close to the nightclub and serves upscale Cantonese cuisine. Some menu items are found only in Las Vegas, like the crispy prawn with pineapple and braised supreme seafood in abalone dressing.
For those craving a super-charged, DJ-driven atmosphere, the 10,000-square-foot TAO Nightclub at The Venetian is the place to see and be seen. TAO has three full-service bars, two main rooms playing a variety of hip-hop, EDM and top 40, plus state-of-the-art audio and lighting systems. The nightclub's design allows people to see the entire venue from almost every point in the room, while sexy performance vignettes, including nearly nude beauties taking rose petal baths, can be seen nightly. The nightclub also boasts a 40-foot outside terrace with views of the famed Las Vegas Strip. For guests seeking ultra-VIP treatment, the nightclub offers eight private skyboxes, each featuring European bottle service, a mini-bar and banquettes with secured purse drawers.
Recommended for Dance Clubs because: Tao is one of the Strip's most well-known nightclubs and is a hotspot for spotting celebrities.
Terrisa's expert tip: During pool season, Tao Beach offers party-goers a daytime club by the pool. Twelve cabanas are offered, along with bottle service, food and tunes from the best DJs.
Omnia at Caesars Palace was designed by the well-known Rockwell Group, and the 75,000 square-feet, 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 in 2015, its combination of design features and great dance music has made it popular with critics and guests.
Recommended for Dance Clubs because: With a dynamic atmosphere that includes a moving chandelier, Omnia gives its guests the perfect place to dance all night.
Terrisa's expert tip: The only way to enjoy seating at Omnia is by purchasing a VIP table, which includes admission, seating, a cocktail server and drink mixers. All other tickets are standing room only.
The first-ever nightclub inspired by Cirque du Soleil, 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 because: LIGHT took part of its inspiration from Cirque du Soleil and the result is a memorable club experience.
Terrisa's expert tip: Like most dance clubs in Las Vegas, LIGHT has a dress code. Upscale nightclub attire is required for entryâ"no t-shirts, shorts, cutoffs or baggy clothes are allowed.
XS provides an elegant club environment around Encore's sparkling pool. Decorated in rich gold, black, bronze and browns, and filled with thousands of individual light sources, XS takes its design inspiration from the human form. XS's large size gives you plenty of places to dance and drink, including outdoor VIP cabanas and a large circular dance floor inside that's surrounded by VIP tables. The best DJs and performers stop here, like Chainsmokers, DJ Diesel, Diplo, Alesso and Kygo. An events calendar is available online so guests can check ahead to see who's performing. In summer, guests can also enjoy XS Sunday Night Swim, when the club gets in the pool to party for the night.
Recommended for Dance Clubs because: XS continues to be one of Las Vegas' best dance clubs, with its spacious, elegant décor and top DJs.
Terrisa's expert tip: If you're in Las Vegas during any big events or holidays, plan ahead to be sure you can get tickets to XS, especially if you'd like to celebrate New Year's Eve at the club.