It goes without saying that The Chainsmokers in Las Vegas have exploded in popularity. When the duo first signed on for a residency with Wynn Nightlife, we had no doubt they would take The Strip by storm.
To be honest, though, we underestimated just how big of a crowd they’d draw. We definitely weren’t prepared for the type of response we now see on a Chainsmokers night!
If you’re one of the lucky ones that have seen them at the Encore hotel, then you know exactly what we’re talking about. Frustrating doesn’t even begin to describe what some of you have gone through.
Because of this, we thought it necessary to make things a bit easier for everyone. And so, we’ve compiled a list of our best Chainsmoker tips below.
But before we get started, if you’re interested in getting a table service quote to see The Chainsmokers, please click on the link above. We’ll be sure to get back to you promptly with rates and table availability!
Pro Tip #1: Get To The Club On Time
It doesn’t matter if The Chainsmokers are playing at Encore Beach Club or XS Nightclub. Whatever you do, get there early!
This rule applies to everyone headed to the club too. So that includes guest list reservations, ticket holders, and VIP tables.
It’s vitally important to get to the club as close to opening as possible. (On most days, Encore Beach Club opens at 11 am, and XS opens at 10:30 pm.)
Getting there early will save you time waiting in line and may end up costing you a lot less too. We’ll discuss the potential cost savings to an early arrival coming up.
Pro Tip #2: The XS Guest List May Open Early
On a Chainsmokers Las Vegas night, XS sometimes opens their guest list line at 10 pm (before the club’s opening). We recommend coming at this time to ensure entry.
Additionally, Vegas clubs only offer guest lists for a limited amount of time. For instance, the cut-off time might be listed as midnight.
Now that’s NOT the “arrive by” time. That’s when you must be at the FRONT of the line. In this example, if you don’t make it to the front by midnight, then you’ll have to pay a cover charge at the door.
Keep in mind, though, that all clubs reserve the right to change their guest list rules. And they can cut the list off at any time. So, a guest list reservation is never guaranteed.
The Chainsmokers guest list at XS and Encore Beach Club typically allows ladies in for free. There are some days that men can get free entry as well, but guys must have at least an even ratio of women in their party.
And, if even ratio entry is allowed, then the guest list cut-off time will be even earlier. It’s usually around 11 pm at XS and noon at Encore.
But again, if you don’t make it to the front of the line by those times, then you’ll need to pay a cover charge. Covers are often much higher than the cost of a presale ticket too.
Pro Tip #3: Purchase Your Chainsmokers Las Vegas Tickets In Advance
If you’re not on the guest list or buying bottle service, you’ll want to get your general admission ticket in advance.
Please don’t wait until you get to the door, as prices can be double or triple the cost of buying a presale ticket. Even worse, on the high-demand days, rates can rise even while you’re standing in line.
Generally speaking, advance sale tickets are around $50 – $100 depending on the day. Prices are also sometimes higher for men than for ladies.
Also worth knowing is that both clubs stop selling online tickets a few hours before the opening. So we recommend buying them at least 24 hours in advance. Keep in mind, though, that they can sell out online if you wait too long.
XS and Encore also offer presale VIP Expedited Entry tickets. These will get you into the club faster than if you bought a regular general admission ticket.
Usually, it takes about 10 minutes with an expedited entry ticket. But that’s just an estimate. The club determines how fast you’ll get inside the venue.
Pro Tip #4: Bottle Service Prices May Increase At The Door
It’s no secret that bottle service prices for The Chainsmokers are some of the highest on the strip. Rates typically start around $1,500 and can go up to $15,000+.
Unfortunately, if you don’t make a deposit to lock in the table price, you may experience a price increase.
As an illustration, let’s say you get a price quote for a back wall table at XS. You’re told that it’s a $3,000 minimum spend, so you decide to make a reservation, but you don’t put down a deposit.
Unfortunately, when you get to the door, the price is now $1,000 more for the table due to demand.
If you want to get a back wall booth, you’ll need to increase your minimum spend to $4,000. But, if you don’t want to raise your minimum, then you’ll be seated at a different table – most likely outside.
So, with this example, you can see how important it is to pay a deposit to lock in the rate. And the same goes for Encore Beach Club too.
Pro Tip #5: Some Of The Best Value Tables On A Chainsmokers Las Vegas Night Are XS’s Patio Tables
On most nights (unless it’s night swim), the absolute best tables for bottle service are inside the main room. But, they also come with a more expensive price tag. If you want to sit here, you’re looking at around $3,000 to 5,000 for a back wall table, and it goes up from there.
However, one table section at XS Las Vegas gets you up close to the famous duo without breaking the bank. The tables I’m referring to are the outdoor patio tables (aka “patio booth” and “patio 4 tops”).
These tables are behind the stage to the right and left. The blue stars on the image below show the location of these tables.
Sure, they’re outside, and they’re behind the stage, BUT on a summer night, they’re fantastic. And you’ll still get an epic view because The Chainsmokers perform to the outside section too.
The energy is also high out here, and you’ll feel like you’re right in the action as well.
If you make a reservation for a patio table, you’ll save a lot of money on the bottle service minimum. Minimums for these tables usually start around $2,000. However, prices can vary depending on the day.
The tables are somewhat smaller, though, so you’re looking at a 4-5 guest maximum in terms of seating. But again, the price is fantastic for how close you are to The Chainsmokers.
Pro Tip #6: Party With The Hottest Crowds
If you’re looking for some beautiful people to party with, they’re at XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club. And this is particularly the case if the Chainsmokers are performing. You’ll often see models and celebrities at both venues.
Pro Tip #7: Don’t Go Outside At XS After Midnight
And by “outside,” I mean the outside area of the club (never leave the club on a Chainsmokers Las Vegas night). However, this tip doesn’t apply if you have a table in the outdoor area or want to be outside.
It’s only if you know you want to be in the main room when The Chainsmokers take to the stage.
(For those of you new to the Vegas club scene, XS is an indoor/outdoor club. Tables are available for purchase in both of these areas, and club-goers hang out in both places as well.)
Now we’re recommending a time limit of midnight because XS’s main room fills FAST. So if you must go to the outside area then go early on in the night.
If you go outside after midnight, you could get stuck there for hours. Sometimes guests have had to wait two hours or more in line. And once The Chainsmokers take to the stage, forget about it. It’s near impossible to get back in.
Lastly, if you think greasing the bouncer will work to get you back inside the main room, think again. The club can’t make any exceptions regarding capacity as it’s a fire safety issue.
Pro Tip #8: At XS, The Chainsmokers Don’t Come On Until Around 1:00 am
One of the biggest misconceptions in Las Vegas is how long the DJs are on stage.
Many people think that The Chainsmokers will play the entire night – from opening until close. However, that’s not the case. At all Vegas clubs, there’s an opening DJ that plays until the headlining act comes on.
Generally speaking, the Chainsmokers take to the stage around 1:00 am, and their set is 60 – 90 minutes. (At Encore Beach Club, it’s usually around 2:00 pm).
This is a decently long show time. But it can be a disappointment to those who thought they’d be partying it up with The Chainsmokers all day or night. So know that going in, you’ll have to wait to see them perform.
But like we mentioned above in tip #1, you still need to get there early because the club could reach capacity. This means that the club will stop letting guests inside and won’t resume until people start to leave.
Pro Tip #9: XS’s Outside Area Has The Shortest Lines
For the fastest bars and restrooms, head to the outside area of XS. Getting drinks inside can take a long time, and bathroom lines may be a wait in the main room as well.
If you go outdoors, though, keep in mind that you may get stuck out there if you leave the main room after midnight.
Pro Tip #10: Guest List Groups May Be Limited To The Outside Area Only At XS
On high-demand nights, XS may limit their guest list groups to the outside section of the club only. So it’s a good idea to check with your promoter to find out the guest list rules before you go.
If you want to be inside the main room, you may want to consider purchasing a ticket instead.
Although prices are high for The Chainsmokers in Las Vegas, their show is one of the best in town. The guys are beyond entertaining, and their energy is off the charts. (They literally jump on and off the stage!)
And when they perform at XS or Encore Beach Club, tables and tickets almost always sell out. So, if it’s within budget, I highly recommend going!