When the first US Covid-19 case was discovered last year, we all felt our world turn upside down. From what we’ve had to endure, 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 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*||See Below|
|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*||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*||See Below|
|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.
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. For instance, some clubs have temporarily transformed into socially distant pools and lounges.
With this 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 significant differences between the new 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 often find 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 pool or 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, pools are open from 11 am until sunset. And 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.
- Like the clubs, these venues charge approximately 35-37% on top of the required spend amount. This percentage 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.
Pool season begins March 5th! Choose from socially distant experiences at Daylight Beach, The Pool Marquee, EBC Pool, Wet Republic, and Liquid.
These venues are open Friday through Sunday. Depending on the pool, bottle service reservations are currently required or highly recommended due to limited seating.
There’s also Circa Resort’s Stadium Swim on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. This is an excellent spot to watch March Madness basketball games as the venue offers a 143-foot viewing screen. It’s also a great choice if you have a large party and you’re in need of higher capacity table options.
LAVO Restaurant continues to host its champagne brunch on Saturday afternoons through March 20th. This is also 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 on Friday and Saturday evenings.
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 currently open on 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 available for bottle service reservations only.
And just announced, Omnia Nightclub is opening their rooftop beginning Friday, March 5th. This outdoor patio is a fantastic spot to take in some excellent views of Las Vegas Blvd.
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.
Read also: How Bottle Service Works in Las Vegas
Fun Things You Can Do Now In Vegas
Besides making a pool or 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.