When the first US Covid-19 case was discovered this past January, we all felt our world turn upside down. From what we’ve had to endure this year, saying that it’s been challenging would be a drastic understatement.
For some, it’s been mentally exhausting. All the hand washing, disinfecting, and worrying can get to a person. And for those of us who’ve contracted the virus or had loved ones affected, well, it’s been downright scary. Through it all, though, many have found a silver lining, gaining greater strength and appreciation for what matters most.
Although the country still has a ways to go, we’re all looking forward to the day when we can put this behind us. Fortunately, fragments of regular life are re-emerging in Vegas.
Our great city is doing everything possible to make its return. Thanks to the hotels and Control Board, many steps are being taken to prevent the virus’s spread.
For example, temperature checks, sanitization, mask requirements, air filtration systems, capacity restrictions, and social distancing practices help guests stay as safe as possible.
When Will The Clubs Open?
Unfortunately, for now, things are at a standstill for the clubs. Even though many Vegas hotels have opened, the nightclubs and pool parties will remain closed until further notice.
We wish we had a definitive reopening date to tell you, but Governor Sisolak is in charge of that. And an official date hasn’t been announced.
Our understanding is that the night and day clubs may not open until the final phase, given the size of the crowds. We’ll be sure to update this closure list as we receive more information from the Governor and the clubs.
|Apex Social Club||Temporarily Closed|
|Chateau Nightclub||Temporarily Closed|
|Daylight Beach Club||Temporarily Closed|
|Drai’s Beach Club||Temporarily Closed|
|Drai’s Nightclub||Temporarily Closed|
|Drai’s After Hours*||See Below|
|EBC at Night||Temporarily Closed|
|Encore Beach Club||Temporarily Closed|
|Hakkasan Nightclub||Temporarily Closed|
|Jewel Nightclub||Temporarily Closed|
|Lavo Party Brunch*||See Below|
|Light Nightclub||Temporarily Closed|
|Marquee Dayclub||Temporarily Closed|
|Marquee Nightclub*||See Below|
|Omnia Nightclub||Temporarily Closed|
|On The Record||Temporarily Closed|
|TAO Beach Club||Temporarily Closed|
|TAO Nightclub*||See Below|
|Wet Republic||Temporarily Closed|
|XS Nightclub*||See Below|
Of course, we’re in unchartered territory, and it’s a fluid situation, so really anything can happen at this point.
Until the virus is gone, though, we’ll still need to modify our lives accordingly. And, fortunately for those coming to Vegas soon, some venues are redesigning their experiences to accommodate guests in these unprecedented times.
*Revised Format: Socially Distant Lounge Experiences
Although the clubs aren’t back yet, there’s still a bright spot. For instance, some clubs have temporarily transformed from nightclubs into socially distant lounge experiences.
With the revised format, you’ll get to attend a top venue, enjoy bottle service, listen to your favorite songs, and socialize with your group.
Still, an excellent time, but there are differences between the new lounge structure and the clubs you know and love.
- There isn’t any general admission or a guest list, so the only people allowed in the venue are those purchasing a table.
- Social distancing measures and capacity restrictions are in place.
- Because seating is limited, reservations are required.
- The number of guests at each table is strictly enforced.
- You’ll get reduced table prices (as compared to previous club rates).
- Depending on the venue, there may or may not be a DJ.
- Masks are typically required when walking around and while at your table. Face coverings are not needed if you’re eating or drinking.
- There’s no dance floor.
- It’s not a club.
What Remains The Same
- You’ll get to enjoy a lounge experience at some of the best venues in the city. (As you may notice, most have modified their names, so guests will know that it’s no longer a club environment.)
- A range of table options and prices are available.
- Hours are similar to their club versions. For instance, nighttime lounges are open from around 10 pm until late.
- Tables prices are quoted as a minimum spend requirement. Items on the food and bottle menus will count towards your spending minimum.
- Similar to the clubs, these venues charge approximately 35-37% on top of the required spend. This is for the venue fee, sales tax, and gratuity.
- You’ll kick back, relax, and listen to your favorite songs, all while socializing with your group.
This fall and winter, LAVO Restaurant hosts a champagne brunch on Saturday afternoons. This is a socially distant experience (it’s not the same as their party brunch). Doors open at 12:30 pm.
If you’re interested in a nighttime venue, the Wynn has opened XS as a lounge. Bottle service is available in a socially distant setting. The hours are 10:30 pm until close (Thursday – Saturday).
Additionally, the TAO Group offers a nighttime escape inside Marquee’s Main Room. Marquee Lounge features an EDM/open format. If you’d like to eat, there’s a limited food menu.
TAO Nightclub has also recently transformed into TAO Lounge. You’ll enjoy bottle service while listening to the sounds of a resident DJ. TAO Lounge is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Table service reservations are required.
Additionally, Drai’s After Hours has now re-opened as Drai’s Lounge. Like the other venues, it’s currently open for bottle service reservations only.
If you’re in town on Sundays, Lavo Restaurant has a new nighttime experience called Dolce Supper Club. With a reservation at Dolce, you’ll enjoy Italian dishes, dessert, and bottle packages. There’s also a DJ and an excellent view of the Las Vegas Strip. The pricing is reasonable as well.
Once again, these venues aren’t clubs, but they’re the closest thing we’re going to get to them for a while.
Other Evening Lounges
If a swanky parlor with live music is more your vibe, you may want to check out The Barbershop Cuts And Cocktails at the Cosmopolitan. This prohibition-style venue has live music Thursday through Sunday, starting at 10 pm. Table service reservations are available.
And then, lastly, there’s The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay. Here you’ll enjoy views of the strip with lower-cost options for bottle service.
Read also: How Bottle Service Works in Las Vegas
Which Clubs Are Open For New Year’s Eve?
For NYE 2021, the following venues are open. Please keep in mind, though, that the clubs are still not open. These are socially distant lounges.
- TAO Lounge
- Marquee Lounge
- XS Lounge
- Foundation Room
- Drai’s Lounge
Fun Things You Can Do Now In Vegas
Besides making a lounge reservation, there are some fantastic things you can do now in Vegas. Here are a few of our favorites that are currently open.
- Top Golf
- Red Rock Canyon
- Grand Canyon
- High Roller
- Exotics Racing
- Zion National Park
- ATV Tours
You can also score excellent rates on hotel rooms. For instance, with hotels starting around $40 per night on weekdays, they’re some of the lowest ever. You’ll enjoy dining, table games, free drinks on the casino floors, socially distant slot machines, and reduced capacity.
We look forward to seeing you in the clubs once they’re open again.