Club Tour: Drai’s Beach Club and Nightclub

Jesse J Sutherland

Cindy Niensiri

Your Tour Guide: Cindy Niensiri

Cindy Niensiri has been a cocktail server at Drai’s Beach Club & Nightclub since February 2015, so she has the inside scoop on the best parts of the rooftop destination that you most definitely should not miss. Her job duties include preparing her tables with the correct menu for the night and her service station with all the tools she’ll need. Once the doors open, she welcomes her customers and helps to create the most poppin’ party possible. “It’s not your typical ‘sit behind a desk’ job,” Niensiri says. “We are constantly moving and entertaining our guests.”

Save the Date

Steel Panther returns on January 19, bringing their hilarious rock performance back to the stage at Drai’s Nightclub. Machine Gun Kelly and D.R.A.M. currently have new tracks on radio rotation and will make their Drai’s debuts on January 22 and 28, respectively. Hip-hop heads can rejoice, because Big Sean will perform on February 4, one day after his I Decided. album release. Fans will get to see Sean before he goes on tour, beginning on March 17 in Houston.

Photo: Joe Fury

A Pool Season Must-Try

Naturally, a phenomenal beverage menu is expected of such a high-profile venue. Niensiri says, “If I had to choose one cocktail, it would be [Drai’s Beach Club’s] famous Drai’s Lemonade. It contains strawberries, raspberry vodka, grenadine, cranberry and lemonade.” Thinking outside the glass, bottle presentations sound pretty sweet, too. “The Drai’s Dolls come out with sparklers or flashing lights,” Niensiri says. “We also play dress-up. For example, if our customers are football players, we may dress up in jerseys and surround their table with their bottles, dance and smile and use confetti poppers—basically drawing the club’s attention to them, celebrating their order with them and making them feel special.”

People-Watching

Drai’s is also known to bring the best of the A-list to its nightly parties. Catch reality stars and musicians alongside famed athletes and comedians—all partying the night away at the sky-high mid-Strip destination. Niensiri lists off some celebrities who have enjoyed their time at the venue: “Off the top of my head: Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Karrueche Tran, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Kevin Hart, Future, The Weeknd, TMT (a.k.a. The Money Team), Big Sean, the Golden State Warriors, the Sacramento Kings … I could go on and on.”

Photo: Tony Tran

On Deck

Niensiri’s favorite acts include DJ Esco, Zeds Dead, Sour Milk, Party Favor and more. However, Drai’s brings in a variety of entertainers, from the usual-suspect DJs to pop stars, rappers and more. According to Niensiri, “Coming to Drai’s is not only being in a nightclub with some big-name DJ; you’re also getting a live concert experience. There is no other venue setup like it.”

Social Life

In addition to following @draislv, Instagram addicts can search using certain hashtags to get an inside look at the nights people won’t remember, yet will never forget: #DraisLV, #DraisNightclubLV, #SunDrais and #DraisLIVE. Niensiri says that the best spots for photo ops are front and center: “Right when you are walking in, there are posters with all of our artists. Also, out on the pool deck overlooking the Strip. There’s no other club in Las Vegas that can give you a rooftop party like we can!”

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