10 Pro Tips For Seeing The Chainsmokers Las Vegas

It goes without saying that The Chainsmokers have been exploding in popularity. When the famous duo signed on for a three-year residency with Wynn Nightlife, we had no doubt they would take the strip by storm. And we were also well aware that The Chainsmokers would draw a big crowd to the Wynn properties. To be honest, though, we underestimated just how big. We definitely weren’t prepared for the type of response we now experience at a Chainsmokers Las Vegas event!

Now if you’re one of the lucky ones that have been to the Encore hotel when The Chainsmokers are playing, then you know exactly what we’re talking about. Frustrating doesn’t even begin to describe what some of you go 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.

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10 Pro Tips For Seeing The Chainsmokers Las Vegas

The Chainsmokers Las Vegas at XS Nightclub

The Chainsmokers Perform At XS (photo credit: xslasvegas.com)

Pro Tip #1: Get To The Club Early

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 if you’re on the guest list, if you purchased a ticket, or even if you have a bottle service reservation, you need to get there as close to club 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: XS Guest List May Open Early

On a Chainsmokers Las Vegas night, XS sometimes opens their guest list line at 10 pm which is before the club’s opening. We recommend coming at this time to ensure entry as an early guest list often means that the list will close before the usual time.

To explain further, 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. In this example, midnight is the cut-off time for entry, meaning that you need to be at the front of the line by that time to make it inside the club. If you’re not, then you’ll have to pay a cover charge for entry.

Keep in mind though that all clubs reserve the right to change their guest list rules and can cut the list off at any time. Simply put, 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.

If even ratio free 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. Additionally, if you’re a guy by yourself or a group of men (with no ladies), you can’t get on the list.

To find out how to get on the XS, Encore Beach Club, or any other venue’s guest list, check out our primer on guest lists.

Pro Tip #3: Purchase Tickets In Advance

If you’re not on the guest list and you’re not buying bottle service, you’ll want to buy your general admission ticket in advance. For example, if you wait to purchase your Chainsmokers Las Vegas ticket at the door, the price may be up to two or three times higher than the cost of buying a ticket in advance. Even worse, on the high demand days, ticket prices 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 slightly higher for men than ladies.) Also worth knowing is the fact that each club stops selling online tickets a few hours before the club’s opening.

XS and Encore also offer VIP Expedited Entry tickets so you can get into the club faster than if bought a regular general admission ticket. If you’re wondering just how much faster they are, we recommend calling the club directly.

Vegas Primer Tip: If you’re staying at the Wynn or Encore hotels and you want to buy a ticket, check with the concierge first. On occasion, they have lower ticket prices available or tickets with faster entry. The concierge can also add guests staying at the Wynn or Encore to the guest list. 

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 minimum spends on the strip (rates start around $1,500 and can go up to $15,000+). Unfortunately, if you don’t make a deposit to lock in the price though, you may experience a price increase.

For instance, let’s say you get a price quote for a back wall table at XS. You’re told that it’s a $3000 minimum spend, so you decide to make a reservation. (You decide against paying a deposit though in case you change your mind.)

Unfortunately, when you get to the door, you’re told that the price is now $1000 more for that table. If you want to get a back wall booth, then you’ll need to increase your minimum spend to $4000. If you don’t want to raise the minimum spend, then you’ll be seated at a different table – most likely outside. So from this example, you can see how important it is to pay a deposit to lock the minimum.

If you’re interested in getting a bottle service price quote for a Chainsmokers Las Vegas event, please email us at info@vegasprimer.com.

For a more in-depth look at what happens on the most popular nights in Vegas, take a peek at our big weekends in Vegas warning.

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 nightswim), the absolute best tables for bottle service are inside the main room. However, 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, there is a table section at XS Las Vegas that 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 directly behind the stage to the right and left. The blue stars on the image below show the location of these tables.

The Front Patio Tables Are Located Behind The Stage And Offer A Great Price And An Excellent View

The Front Patio Table Locations At XS

Sure, they’re outside, and they’re behind the stage, BUT on a summer night, they’re fantastic. And you still get an epic view because The Chainsmokers perform to the outside section too. (The stage occasionally rotates.) The energy is also high 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 four or five guest maximum in terms of seating. But again, the price is fantastic for how close you are to The Chainsmokers.

For price quotes or to make a bottle service reservation, please send a text message to (702) 816-6738 or email us at info@vegasprimer.com.

Pro Tip #6: Hottest Crowds

If you’re looking for some seriously attractive people to party with, they’re at XS 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. We’ve had people tell us that they had to wait two hours 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. A lot of people think that The Chainsmokers will perform the entire night – from club opening to club closing. However, this is not the case. At all Vegas clubs, there’s an opening DJ that plays until the headlining DJ comes on.

Generally speaking, the Chainsmokers take to the stage around 1:00 am, and their set is 60 – 90 minutes. This is a decently long time, but it can be a disappointment to those who thought they were going to party it up with The Chainsmokers all night.

So know that going in, you’ll have to wait to see them perform. But like we mentioned above in our tip #1, you still need to get there early because the club could reach capacity, which means you won’t get to see them at all.

(Also, it’s the same thing at Encore Beach Club – expect a long wait to see The Chainsmokers perform.)

Pro Tip #9: XS’s Outside Area Has The Shortest Lines

For the fastest bars and bathrooms, head to the outside area of XS. Getting drinks inside can take a long time, and bathroom lines are known to be a wait in the main room as well. But keep in mind that you may get stuck there if you go outside after midnight.

Pro Tip #10: XS Guest List Groups May Be Limited To The Outside Area Only

On high-demand nights, XS may limit their guest list groups to the outside section of the club only. It’s a good idea to check with a promoter to find out the guest list rules before you go. If you want to be inside the main room, it might be worthwhile to purchase a ticket instead.


Well, that wraps up our pro tips for seeing The Chainsmokers Las Vegas. If you’d like to get a bottle service price quote, please send an email to info@vegasprimer.com or complete the form below.

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