It’s another weekend in Las Vegas and you’re ready to let your hair down and act wild. But where can you go to get really crazy? Like, jump-up-on-the-couch-and-treat-the-furniture-like-playground-equipment crazy? While the Strip is already the nation’s place to party and misbehave, these spots are especially ideal for their amazing events and go-nuts mentality.
One of Las Vegas’ most cherished wintertime day parties, Ghostbar Dayclub takes you to the 55th floor of the Palms Ivory Tower. GBDC offers an open-format music program as a refreshing change from the popular EDM-heavy nightclubs around town. A revolving cast of costumed characters and rampant confetti cannons add to the ambiance that makes you want to stand up in your seat and rage. In the Palms, palms.com/ghostbar-dayclub.
XIV at Hyde
Be sure to pack a poncho for the boozy showers and confetti blasts all night at one of the messiest parties on the Strip. XIV is the spot to really get wild and dance on everything—banquettes, booth-backs, tables (as long as there are no bottles on them). Each party in this themed series starts in the early evening and goes well into the night. In Bellagio, sbe.com/hydebellagio.
Drai’s Beachclub and Nightclub
Affording an amazing aerial view of the Strip, Drai’s switches up the entertainment between live hip-hop, pop and R&B acts and popular DJs. The famed indoor-outdoor setup is great for running laps around the venue to get out all of your energy. You could also dance atop the booths while your favorite DJ or performer sets the mood onstage. In The Cromwell, draislv.com.
Situated inside Encore Las Vegas, the nighttime counterpart to Encore Beach Club throws equally crazy parties when the sun goes down. The cozy indoor area features VIP booths that line the dance floor, creating cushy terraces on which to hop up and people-watch. In Encore, surrendernightclub.com.
Known for being a leader in bringing big-time EDM entertainers to town—and for popularizing the trend of locking in exclusive contracts with the most sought-after DJs in the world—XS boasts a talent roster rivaling those of many well-known music festivals. So you can’t be expected to only utilize the dance floor when there are also so many booths on which to dance. In Encore, xslasvegas.com.
Bejeweled at Jewel? We would never be so cliché. But the Strip’s newest nightclub is a prime location to kick up those heels and take a “shoefie.” Two spots of note for photo ops are the striking 500-panel LED staircase that projects abstract and themed images and one of the 32 tables on the main floor. Framed in wood and granite and upholstered in quilted dark red leather, these banquettes are best when shown off in contrast to a glittering pair of heels. In Aria, jewelnightclub.com.
Hakkasan Group’s OG Las Vegas property was devised as the perfect party spot, with tech-friendly booths that have cellphone chargers tucked away in drawers below the seats. Hardly anybody ever uses those booths for sitting, though. These cushy couches provide a perfect pairing of stability and bounce-ability for fist-pumping the night away. In MGM Grand, hakkasanlv.com.
Among the newest and most impressive clubs in Las Vegas, Omnia has tons of fresh furniture to use as an adult jungle gym. Not only are the VIP seating arrangements especially engineered to provide the utmost comfort for the guests (there are backrests on top of the backrests that create tiered seating), but they also act as platforms from which to watch DJs, light shows and bottle service presentations. In Caesars Palace,
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