Vegas Seven

2010 Nightlife Issue

  • New Year's Eve Party Guide

    Dinner Parties

    Morels Koi Ultralounge Postrio Bar & Grill offers a five-course prix-fixe menu crafted by chefs Wolfgang Puck and Mark Sandoval for $85. In the Venetian, 796-1110.

  • 2010 Nightlife Awards

    People and Places

    1. The Most Interesting Man in Las Vegas Nightlife Jason Strauss, Tao Group To the untrained eye, Strauss might look like any other nightclub mogul: well-dressed, successful, confident—the epitome of calm, cool and collected. Yet under his designer exterior is a collection of contradictions that make him one of the most interesting people in Las Vegas, never mind the nightlife industry.

  • New Year's Eve Party Guide

    Get Downtown

    Sing along to your favorite hits during Tribute-Palooza at the Fremont Street Experience with cover bands such as Red Not Chili Peppers, Rolling the Stones, Queen Nation and more followed by a countdown. Fremont Street at Las Vegas Boulevard, gates at 6 p.m., $20 cover.

  • 2010 Nightlife Awards

    Entertainment

    10. In-Club Innovation Award Polite in Public Part Carrot Top, part James Cameron, the Polite in Public photo booth (PoliteInPublic.com) delivers the nightclub photography experience everyone has been dying to have: wearing Hulk hands and flying through space.

  • New Year's Eve Party Guide

    Summerlin

    Spend a romantic New Year’s Eve at Garfield’s, where you can create your own menu or opt for a $75 three-course dinner, then make your way into the Grand Garden for jazz and dancing. 2620 Regatta Drive, GarfieldsLasVegas.com, 925-8333. Get your roll on—sushi roll that is—at Red Rock Resort’s Hachi, where for $125 you can enjoy rolls and restaurant favorites, open bar and a night of DJs and dancing. 11011 W. Charleston Blvd., 797-7576.

  • 2010 Nightlife Awards

    Events

    19. Hottest One-Off Party A Midsummer Night’s Dream, N9NE Group Summer got extra hot in July when the Palms hosted its fourth annual midsummer extravaganza. More than a party, the evening was the event of the season, with more than 2,500 revelers scattered across the pool area in various states of dress (or undress). Attendees eagerly embraced the “Gods and Goddesses” theme, showing off their sexed-up Grecian costumes, while the Palms Pool and Bungalows was transformed, too, creating a sight—make that a scene—for sore eyes.

  • New Year's Eve Party Guide

    Green Valley/Henderson

    Green Valley Ranch knows how to throw a party, which is why you can celebrate anywhere in the casino. Get into the groove at Hank’s, the Lobby Bar, Ovation Lounge and Quinn’s, where each venue will offer live music. 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, GreenValleyRanchResort.com.

  • 2010 Nightlife Awards

    Design

    26. Best Design XS The Nightclub at Encore Our favorite part about XS? Right from the start there are statues of lost souls enshrouded in gold, reaching out of the walls at you. From there, the club never lets up its assault of lavish visuals, posh spaces and a layout that lets you delight in discovery. It takes the basic building blocks of a luxury nightlife experience and then confounds your expectations at every turn.

  • 2010 Nightlife Issue

    New Year’s Eve Party Guide

    Celebrities, Live Performances, DJs, Fireworks and more give you plenty of choices to ring in 2011 from the Strip to Downtown and the rest of the Vegas Valley. Check it out:

  • 2010 Nightlife Awards

    Pools

    32. Best Pool Encore Beach Club at Encore For the first-timer, stepping into these environs must be like being transported to some heavenly European hot spot, a pulsating Mediterranean party palace in far-flung Ibiza and St. Tropez. Awash in vibrant ochre and burnished gold, the 60,000-square-foot pool complex opened its doors Memorial Day weekend, drawing thousands to experience the hypnotic sounds of house DJ/producer Kaskade, who held a weekly residency at Kaskade Sundays.

  • 2010 Nightlife Issue

    Fine Tuning

    At 10 years old, Cd Palmer set out to become the “youngest black billionaire.” He started a fertilizer company, which was followed by a successful real estate run in his 20s. Palmer—who’ll be 45 on Dec. 29—doesn’t yet have that first $1 billion, but he found his groove as a businessman in 1999 when he created the online radio site XRadio.biz.

  • The X Factor

    Notre Chateau

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Lollipop sales have been good this year. I mean really good. And by the looks of the goings-on at Paris, all that candy money is being put to incredible use as Chateau Nightclub & Gardens and Sugar Factory American Brasserie grow around, in front of and beneath the Strip’s iconic Eiffel Tower.

  • 2010 Nightlife Awards

    Drinking & Dining

    39. Dining with a Scene Off-Strip: Vintner Grill This beautiful New American bistro is hidden in an office park in Summerlin. But when it opened in 2007, you might have thought you had found one of Scottsdale, Ariz.’s hottest new Stetson Drive spots. Filled with folks as well-appointed as the room itself, Vintner satiated an unfulfilled niche for casually elegant dining and socializing in the ’burbs. Then the recession hit. And Town Square opened.

  • Opening

    Tailor-Made Nightlife at Savile Row

    By Xania V. Woodman

    2010 returned “bespoke” to popular usage, though not exclusively in reference to custom suiting. Previewing New Year’s weekend and promising a bespoke nightlife experience, Angel Management Group’s new boîte, Savile Row (rhymes with “gravel”; named for London’s street of custom suit shops), aims to embody discriminating taste as it replaces Noir Bar beneath LAX’s entry bridge. “We’re trying to create a place where people will do whatever it takes to get in,” says AMG’s vice president of marketing, Alex Cordova. Las Vegas: Brace yourself to possibly hear the word “no.”

  • 2010 Nightlife Issue

    It’s in the Bag

    By Xania V. Woodman

    Before … No sense fading before the fun starts. Starbucks Via Ready Brew instant coffee packets are ideal for on-the-go pick-me-ups (StarbucksVia.com, $10 for 12 servings). Rain Cosmetics Glam Lipstick offers rich color, comfortable, long-lasting wear and a soft, creamy shine. Better still, it’s available in club-friendly colors such as Rehab (shown), Bare, Caesars, Jett, Sin City, Showgirl, Strip and Tao (RainCosmetic.com, $20).

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