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1OAK Mirage

Located in Mirage, 1OAK predominantly plays hip-hop and aims to bring a flavour of New York to Las Vegas nightlife. The club’s lounge-like space and open-plan dance floor make it easier to hold a conversation than at most other night spots. Expect appearances from the likes of Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, and a fair amount of wannabes.

XS Encore at Wynn

Wrapped around the poolside patio of Encore, this gold-accented nightclub was supposedly inspired ‘by the sexy curves of the human body’. Whatever the motivation, XS takes no prisoners. It might seem excessive, but this is the place to get a table and get a bottle – prices start at $475 and make sure you book in advance. David Guetta, Diplo and Major Lazer have recently manned the decks.

Herbs and Rye 3713 West Sahara Avenue, Downtown Las Vegas

A refreshing speakeasy vibe in a city that favours dramatic entrances. This moody Downtown restaurant and lounge bar serves classic American and Italian fare alongside handcrafted
‘gothic age’ and ‘golden age’ cocktails. Their happy hour is very happy indeed, offering 50 per cent off all of their steaks.

La Comida 100 South 6th Street, Downtown Las Vegas

This Mexican restaurant is headed by the developer of La Cave at the Wynn and lies at the end of a whimsical, flower-filled walkway in Downtown Las Vegas. The food here is good but the tequila and cocktails are better. The choice of indoor and outdoor seating make it a popular choice for start-of-the-night drinks.

Pool Parties

Vegas pool season typically runs from March through to October, with Sunday the most popular day to splash about. With a 54,000 square-foot saltwater pool complex, WET REPUBLIC AT MGM GRAND is big, loud and a favourite of models and sports stars. THE LIQUID POOL LOUNGE AT ARIA has just eight grand cabanas and makes for a more intimate experience, while SURRENDER AT THE ENCORE transforms into a beach club and offers night swims every Sunday. DRAI’S BEACH CLUB is also a popular option thanks to its position on the Cromwell rooftop.

1OAK

XS

Herbs and Rye

La Comida

Wet Republic at MGM Grand

Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria

Surrender at the Encore

Drai's Beach Club

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