This past January, when the first US Covid-19 case was discovered, we all felt our world turn upside down by something we couldn’t see, let alone control. From what we’ve had to endure this year, saying that it’s been hard would be a drastic understatement.
For some, it’s been mentally exhausting. All the hand washing, disinfecting, and worrying about contamination 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 a 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 and return to life as usual. Fortunately, we’re already beginning to see fragments of regular life re-emerging in Vegas.
Our great city is doing everything possible to make its return. Thanks to the hotels and Control Board, numerous steps are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus. For example, temperature checks, frequent sanitization, mask requirements, advanced air filtration systems, capacity restrictions, and social distancing measures are all helping guests to stay as safe as possible.
When Will The Clubs Open?
Unfortunately, for now, things are at a standstill for the clubs. Even though many of the hotels in Vegas 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 determining that, and an official date hasn’t been announced.
Our understanding is that the night and day clubs won’t be able to open until the final phase, given the size of the crowds that the clubs attract. 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*||See Below|
|Drai’s Beach Club||Temporarily Closed|
|Drai’s Nightclub||Temporarily Closed|
|EBC at Night*||See Below|
|Encore Beach Club*||See Below|
|Hakkasan Nightclub||Temporarily Closed|
|Jewel Nightclub||Temporarily Closed|
|Lavo Party Brunch*||See Below|
|Light Nightclub||Temporarily Closed|
|Marquee Dayclub*||See Below|
|Marquee Nightclub*||See Below|
|Omnia Nightclub||Temporarily Closed|
|On The Record||Temporarily Closed|
|TAO Beach Club||Temporarily Closed|
|TAO Nightclub*||See Below|
|Wet Republic*||See Below|
|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. (Wouldn’t it be fantastic if a vaccine was made faster than initially thought or a new medicine discovered with a high cure rate?)
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 Pool & Lounge Experiences
Although the clubs aren’t back yet, there’s still a bright spot. Some clubs have temporarily transformed from pool parties and nightclubs into socially distant pool and lounge experiences.
With the revised pool format, you’ll get to attend a top venue, enjoy bottle service and food offerings, listen to your favorite songs, and socialize with your group.
Still, an excellent time to be had, but there are some significant differences between the new structure and the day club experience you’ve come to 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.
- Right now, masks are required when walking around a venue and while you’re at your table. Masks are not currently needed in the pool or when 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 pool experience at some of the best venues in the city. Currently, The Pool Marquee, Encore Beach Club Pool, Daylight Beach, and Wet Republic are all offering this alternative format. (As you may have noticed, some of the venues have modified their names slightly, so guests will know that it’s no longer a club environment.)
- A range of table options is available. Choose from lounge chairs, daybeds, cabanas, bungalows, and more.
- Pool hours are similar to their club versions. They’re open from 11 am until sunset.
- Tables prices are quoted in terms of a minimum spend requirement. Bottle service, frozen cocktails, and food offerings are all available.
- Similar to the clubs, the pools charge approximately 35-37% on top of the minimum spend for the venue fee, sales tax, and gratuity.
- You’ll kick back, relax, and listen to your favorite songs, all while basking in the warm Las Vegas sun.
Other Daytime Venues
Recently announced, LAVO Restaurant is launching a champagne brunch starting Saturday, September 19th. This is a socially distant experience (it’s not the same as their party brunch). The champagne brunch runs every Saturday, with doors opening at 12:30 pm.
If you’re a football fan, Wynn’s former Intrigue Nightclub is transforming into a sports lounge starting September 13th. You can make a table service reservation for one game or purchase an all-day game day package instead. All bottle service reservations also receive VIP expedited passes to the Wynn Race and Sports Book.
Marquee is also opening up their main room as a sports lounge on Sundays. Game day table service is available for a morning, afternoon, or evening game. Or, if you’d prefer, you can purchase an all-day table package. Reservations are required.
TAO is also open on Sundays for morning and afternoon football games. Seating is inside Tao’s main room. Bottle service and a special food menu are available.
If you’re interested in a nighttime venue, the Wynn has opened XS as a lounge and EBC Pool Nightswim. Bottle service is available in a socially distant setting. The hours are 10 pm until close.
Additionally, the TAO Group offers a nighttime experience on Marquee’s terrace, or you can reserve a table in the main room. Both areas currently open at 10 pm.
The Pool Marquee at Night features EDM/open format. If you’d like to eat, there’s a limited food menu. Please note that although Marquee’s pool is on the terrace, guests aren’t permitted to swim.
TAO Nightclub has recently transformed into TAO Lounge. Enjoy bottle service and the venue’s signature Asian bistro bites. There will be a DJ, too. Table service reservations are required.
Daylight Beach at Night is open Friday and Saturday evenings this summer. Similar to the other venues, table reservations are required. Daylight also offers some excellent bottle packages for those interested in a bottle deal.
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 dinner, dessert, and bottle packages. There’s also live music with a DJ.
Now, if a swanky, prohibition-style parlor with live music is more your vibe, you may want to consider The Barbershop Cuts And Cocktails. This Cosmopolitan 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.
Once again, the venues aren’t clubs, but they’re the closest thing we’re going to get to them for a while.
Read also: How Bottle Service Works in Las Vegas
Other Fun Things You Can Do Now In Vegas
Besides making a pool reservation, there are some fantastic things you can do in Vegas while maintaining adequate social distancing. Of course, anything outside will result in a higher level of safety, and we’re all for that. Here are a few of our favorites that are open now.
- Top Golf
- Red Rock Canyon
- Grand Canyon
- Exotics Racing
- Zion National Park
- A Day At Valley Of Fire
- 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 at select restaurants, table games, free drinks on the casino floors, socially distant slot machines, and reduced capacity.
Las Vegas Shows
Absinthe reopens on October 28th. And it’s all thanks to Governor Sisolak’s increased capacity limits. This is one of our favorite shows in Vegas, so we highly recommend checking it out!
Absinthe is the same as before, but with fewer people in attendance. And you’ll now have a table to sit at, so you can enjoy table service in a socially distant setting.
Performances run Wednesday through Sunday, with two shows nightly.
Piff The Magic Dragon also returns on October 29th. (You may know his magic from America’s Got Talent.) The show is currently scheduled to run Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 pm.
Hopefully, coronavirus cases across the country will show a consistent decline soon, and we’ll be able to move through the phases quickly. Until that time comes, please stay safe. We look forward to seeing you in the clubs once they’re open again.