Bottle service at Jewel © Al Powers,

Club Tour: Jewel

Examining what lies behind the nightlife gem in Aria Las Vegas

Photography Carlos Larios

Save the Date

Flawless Mondays: According to Bach, “Every Flawless Monday at Jewel is a great industry party; it’s definitely the can’t-miss party of the week. The best locals come out, and it’s a fun way to kick off the week. The whole Aria property comes to life. Locals have dinner at Herringbone, cocktails at Alibi and they finish the night strong at Jewel.”

December 31: Steve Aoki will ring in Jewel’s first New Year’s Eve celebration. “We have had so much to celebrate this year,” Bach says. “And we are excited for what’s to come in 2017.”

Your Tour Guide: Greg Bach

Greg Bach

Greg Bach

As the director of VIP marketing for Jewel, Greg Bach manages the host teams at the nightclub as well as at Liquid Pool Lounge and Alibi Ultra Lounge, also in Aria. In Bach’s words, he is “responsible for making sure every guest who walks through the door has the best experience possible from beginning to end.” The Las Vegas transplant moved here from the East Coast and has worked various nightlife-related jobs, such as the director of nightlife for Thompson Hotels in New York. He was recruited just over a year ago by Hakkasan Group to take on the opening of Jewel—which is an impressive feat.

Box It Up

“The VIP skybox suites are really unique to Jewel,” Bach says. “Each one has a different theme and is decorated down to every last detail. From the signed sports memorabilia in the G.O.A.T.[-themed skybox] to the secret door in the Blind Tiger speakeasy, every element is deliberate and authentic, making for an experience unlike anything you can find in Las Vegas.”

A Must-See

Just as each nightclub has its own take on production elements and lighting, Jewel has put vast effort into creating a visual spectacle for patrons to enjoy. “The production wall behind the DJ booth has dual-sided LED video screens that are customizable for each DJ’s set,” Bach says, “so it’s always different, and it’s really amazing to see.”

Steve Aoki at Jewel Tony Tran

Steve Aoki at Jewel

On Deck

The Chainsmokers have to be my favorite DJs to see play,” Bach says. “I’ve known Alex [Pall] since he first hit the DJ scene in New York, and to be able to watch him and Drew [Taggart] evolve and grow has been really exciting for me. You rarely know someone in your life who becomes a superstar, and that’s exactly what they have become.”

Light Up the Night

Although there isn’t a fancy cocktail menu at Jewel, the club’s bottle service blows its competition out of the water. Says Bach (whose favorite drink is Don Julio 1942 on the rocks), it’s all about the presentation. “Champagne is probably our most popular item on the menu. People really love our Dom Pérignon Luminous bottles. They light up, so when they are presented to a table, it looks really awesome.”