Lifetime Achievement Award: Rain

When pouring one out for your homies this year (RIP, T-Dawg from The Walking Dead), don’t forget to splash a little OE for Rain, which, following one final New Year’s Eve, is closing its doors after a 12-year run. Which in club life is, like, 150 years. The 9Group stalwart was the first of its kind in town, reinventing itself in 2008 with Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto, marking the beginning of the DJ era in Las Vegas and offering a break from celebrity-driven club nights. It was largely responsible for the EDM takeover in town. Rain also featured DJ AM starting in 2009 before Z-Trip and Diplo had their own nights as well. A new concept will settle into the spot in 2013.