THE DON’T-MISS DAY-AND-NIGHT PARTIES AND THEIR NOT-TO-MISS DJ TALENT.
Summer clubgoers are spoiled on the Vegas Strip as daylife pool parties return and the annual arms race for top-tier DJ and musical talent brings more options than you can see in a summer. Which artists deserve the pleasure of your company in the club? Here are your best bets.
The Breezy artist—one of several performers tapped to play the new Drai’s LIVE full-length concert series—had a custom stage designed for his June kickoff performance. Drai’s is also adding ’90s-themed House Party Sundays and Swim Night parties to its summer schedule. Insider Tip: The King’s Table offers the best view of the stage and regularly hosts star athletes and celebrities, including Rihanna. If you can’t afford it, try to get close. draisgroup.com
The Swedish DJ, who has most recently collaborated with Katy Perry and Zara Larsson, is new to the Hakkasan roster in 2022 and has dates throughout the year at the famed MGM nightclub, as well as Caesars Palace’s OMNIA and Venetian’s TAO Beach. Insider Tip: There’s a hidden valet near the club that you can access with a VIP table booking or a reservation at Hakkasan restaurant. hakkasangroup.com
Get up close and personal with Chris Brown at Drai’s.
The Canadian EDM duo is flexing its musical muscle at Marquee Dayclub’s Full Bloom Sunday parties, where deep-pocketed guests can enjoy the $30,000 Family Values Champagne parade, featuring six bottles of Taittinger Brut La Francaise in various sizes—just like those stick figure families you see on minivan windows. Insider Tip: Like many Strip venues, the Marquee name extends to both day- and nightlife, and you’ll want to arrive at the nightclub midweek for the intimate Lowkey in the Library Wednesday parties featuring Hannah Wants, LEMA and Ferreck Dawn, among others. taogroup.com
Grammy-nominated dance duo Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern make their debut at the newly remodeled TAO Beach this summer, alongside fellow artists Steve Aoki and Alesso. TAO Beach has doubled in size since we saw it pre-pandemic, and the venue is all in when it comes to extravagance. There’s even a $22,000 Champagne parade of Dom Pérignon Brut, Jameson and Louis Roederer Cristal Brut dubbed “Alex’s Luck of the Irish” after a longtime guest. Insider Tip: TAO Beach’s new 15-foot Tendai tree goddess statue is fast becoming one of the most instagrammable spots on the Strip, so click away. taogroup.com
The EDM hitmakers still rule the roost at Wynn’s day and nightclubs, riding a wave of goodwill on the heels of their latest album, So Far So Good. While XS remains a premier nighttime dance spot, Encore Beach Club is upping the ante this summer with an all-new VIP Grill menu for table guests, with tomahawk steak, shellfish on ice and grilled spiny lobster dishes alongside a bevy of caviar options. Insider Tip: Vegas club life is all about who you know, so get friendly with a host in advance before you book your table reservations. wynnsocial.com
Some VIPs actually get this view of The Chainsmokers in action.
Bringing Deadmau5 back for his first Vegas residency since 2019 was a coup for the Resorts World venue, and he joins the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, Maluma and J Balvin headlining Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub. If you’re in the mood to splurge, Ayu offers a $100,000 bottle service package that includes a Balthazar 12-liter of Ace of Spades Brut and 100 bottles of house bubbly. Insider Tip: Purchasing a VIP ticket will get you in without having to wait in line. No one likes lines. zoukgrouplv.com
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