Of course, any nightclub can be made to look enticing in those glamorous press photos you see on the websites—empty of any actual patrons, free of bottle-service clutter and shot long before any drunken bachelorette has ever swung from the proffered poles. Surrender, by contrast, is a beautiful canvas that actually gets better with the addition of beautiful people. The serpentine art installation above the bar is mirrored in the way the VIP section winds its way through the heart of the space, inevitably leading to the discovery of Surrender’s trump card: Encore Beach Club, which at night folds nicely into Surrender’s embrace. The 60,000-square-foot party pool complex makes Surrender the largest indoor/outdoor experience on the Strip. If you can top that, we assume your nightclub can be seen from space, yes?
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.