I have a confession to make. It’s been four years since I had my first Vegas club experience. Somehow I missed the memo on how great nightlife in Vegas is. I thought Vegas was just for gambling. How incredibly wrong I was. Since then a lot has changed including becoming known as a Vegas club expert. Never could I have imagined that! Hakkasan was the first club I ever went to, and as such it holds a special place in my heart. It’s also where I met the co-founder of this site, Mike Henderson.
It’s embarrassing to admit, but I’ve been to Hakkasan so many times I can’t even count. I’ve partied in the DJ booths in both the Main Room and Ling Ling Club. I’ve sat at almost every table – I’ve been at girl comp tables, client’s tables and I’ve frequented the Hakkasan restaurant tables too. I’ve partied with real-life princes, celebrities, and athletes. I’ve seen almost every DJ perform. I’ve been in the table line, the guest list line, and the general admission line. I’ve even tried every bathroom inside Hakkasan. What I’m trying to say is I know my Hakk!
Now, Mike worked at Hakkasan for two years and he was Hakkasan’s top Girl Guy (more on this later) as well as a VIP Host. So you can be darn sure this article covers everything you need to know about Hakkasan including the best-kept secrets for getting the most out of your Hakkasan nightclub experience.
Hakkasan Las Vegas
Hakkasan nightclub is inside the MGM Grand hotel at the southern end of the strip. It’s one of the most sought-after nightclub destinations, and it’s received numerous accolades including ranking as the #1 Nightclub in the World by Playboy Magazine. It’s also one of my personal favorites. The property itself is four levels.
- First Floor: Hakkasan Restaurant
- Third Floor: Ling Ling Club & Lounge
- Fourth Floor: Main Room & Pavilion
- Fifth Floor: Mezzanine
The missing floor is obviously the second floor and it’s for private dining.
Hakkasan is approximately 80,000 SF and (if the rumors are true) somewhere around $100 – $200 million was spent to build this impressive property.
To begin, I can’t think of a better way to start your night of clubbing than by eating at the Hakkasan restaurant. You must try the Chilean Seabass. I repeat. You. Must. Try. The. Chilean. Seabass. It’s just that good.
As for Mike, his favorite dish at Hakkasan Restaurant is the Crispy Duck Salad, and he also swears by their Blood & Sand drink. Mike claims he’s never tasted anything like it describing it as smoky with a hint of dried orange and an aroma that reminds him of a high-quality perfume. Again, his words not mine.
Another benefit of eating at Hakkasan restaurant is the ultra-short walk to the club – it’s directly outside which I’m sure all high heeled wearing women will appreciate.
Vegas Primer Tip – On certain nights you can get free entry into Hakkasan nightclub by eating at the restaurant. Just ask your server if they’re offering free admission that night. You’ll show your receipt to prove you ate at the restaurant and be escorted up the stairs or receive a ride in the restaurant’s private elevator. What’s more, there’s zero wait time to get inside the club!
The Hakkasan Clubs
Yes, you read that right. I wrote clubs. Hakkasan is one of the few clubs on the strip that offers a club within a club concept. Although Hakkasan is known for being an EDM powerhouse in their Main Room, Hakkasan has a hip hop room called the Ling Ling Club (also referred to as the Ling Ling Room).
Listed below is general information about Hakkasan Nightclub.
Hakkasan Ticket Prices
Pre-sale general admission tickets for Hakkasan typically run anywhere from $20-$30 for the ladies and $30-$50 for gents. The general admission tickets get you access to the entire Hakkasan property so you can club hop between the Main Room, Ling Ling Club, and lounge area.
There are also “VIP Bar Card” packages that cover your admission plus give you a gift card for drinks. They’re a great value especially considering how expensive Vegas club drinks are! Additionally, the VIP Bar cards get you expedited entry and dedicated bar lines without the need to reserve a private table.
And if you’re planning on hitting the Wet Republic pool party at some point during your trip there are also combination entry packages available. In this way, you can get a deal on both Hakkasan and Wet Republic.
Vegas Primer Tip – On the big nights, especially if you want to avoid the lines at all cost, show up to Hakkasan either super early before club open (10:00 pm) or right when the DJ is scheduled to be on (usually between 1:00 – 1:30 am). At these times, the general admission line is short, and you should get right in. Not planning can result in a two hour wait time to get in. Nobody has time for that!
Hakkasan Guest List
If you’re on the guest list, you won’t have to pay admission. One caveat – just make sure you show up on time as the guest list line is long. (Latecomers are frequently required to pay general admission even if they’re on the guest list). A good rule of thumb is to show up near club opening (10:30 pm) or earlier. To get on the Hakkasan guest list, feel free to contact us at (702) 816-6738 or email us at email@example.com.
In most cases, getting on the guest list is reserved for women only although men can sometimes get on it too especially if you are coming with a group of women.
There are however some occasions when women are required to pay as well (like the big nights with Calvin or Tiesto). And if it’s a holiday weekend it’s even more challenging to get in for free.
Hakkasan Table Reservations
Your table location inside Hakkasan determines your bottle service minimum.
Below is a general idea of bottle service pricing for the various seating locations inside Hakkasan.
- Ling Ling Lounge: $
- Ling Ling Club (Hip Hop Room): $$
- Pavilion (behind Main Room): $$
- Mezzanine (above Main Room): $$$
- Main Room: $$$$
For example, in the main room, a dance floor table might go for $6000. That means you will need to spend at least $6000 in alcohol purchases.
Hakkasan Bottle Service Menu
Hakkasan Nightclub offers a large variety of bottles for your night of partying. Bottle prices typically start around $550 and go up from there. Keep in mind bottle prices and offerings are subject to change.
There’s no separate charge for the table you’ll be sitting at – it’s included in the bottle service minimum price quoted.
However, you’ll want to make sure to add the service/tax/tip fees to understand what you’ll be charged. For a good estimate of these fees, add 35% to the bottle service minimum. In this way, a $3500 table will actually end up costing you $3500 + $3500(35%) = $4725.
But you don’t have to tip in addition to this.
When you receive the final bill, there will be separate lines for tipping, i.e., waitress, host, and busser. You can certainly include an additional tip (it’s a very nice gesture to do so), but the tip is already included in the 35%. A lot of people don’t know this and end up spending more than they otherwise need to.
That said, it’s important to note that the tip that’s included in the service/tax/tip fee is for the waitress only.
If you want to add any additional tips for the other employees, fill out the lines for the host and busser. They’ll appreciate any amount.
Hakkasan Dress Code
As far as Vegas clubs go, we’d say people dress up more at Hakkasan than at the majority of other clubs, except for maybe Omnia and XS. It’s always a good idea to come looking your best – dresses and heels (or nice looking flats) for the ladies and dress pants, a collared shirt and dress shoes for the gents. Clothing items not allowed inside the club include hats, sandals, sneakers, ripped clothing, men’s shorts and athletic wear. Absolutely no sports team clothing items are permitted.
Many people ask if you can leave the club and come back. Now I’ve tried club hopping before in Vegas, and it’s not ideal. I spent more time in taxis or Ubers than actually at the clubs themselves. Also, you risk not being allowed back in the club once you leave. Even Hakkasan doesn’t have an exact answer to this question. Instead, they respond with “maybe.” Our advice – pick the club you want to be at and stay there. It’s not worth the hassle.
Ling Ling Club
Hakkasan’s third floor is home to the Ling Ling Club (hip hop room) and the Ling Ling Lounge (offering a more relaxed hip hop atmosphere).
Let me just take a moment to say – the Ling Ling Club is on fire! And it’s one of our top picks for best hip hop clubs on the strip. The club sits at approximately 10,000 SF providing a more intimate hip hop club experience. To get to the Ling Ling Club inside Hakkasan, take the elevator up to the third floor and turn right.
- Nights Open: Most Fridays and Saturdays
- Bottle Service: $$
- Music: Hip Hop
- DJs: Lesser known, but a great party nonetheless!
- Location: Third Floor of Hakkasan
You’ll get better deals on bottle service at Ling Ling as compared to Hakkasan’s Main Room. In some cases, booking bottle service in the Ling Ling room is 1/10th the cost! For example, on a Kaskade night, table reservations in the Ling Ling Club go for around $1k-$1,500 whereas in the main room prices range from $5,000 to $10,000.
Vegas Primer Tip – For the best table locations inside Ling Ling opt for the tables that are next to the DJ or right behind the DJ. Avoid booking a table reservation near a hallway. The hallway tables are severely crowded making it difficult to get your groove on.
There are also two bars inside the Ling Ling Club, so if you don’t want to purchase a table, you’ll get decently fast service for alcohol consumption.
The Ling Ling Club is considerably smaller than the Main Room and can’t hold nearly as many people but don’t let that fool you. This place is ultra-popular, especially on the big nights. Guests frequently head downstairs to Ling Ling to escape the EDM madness upstairs. The party is just as fun (if not more fun) in the hip hop room.
Another cool thing about the Ling Ling room are the LED screens on the walls and ceilings. For example, the Ling Ling Club provides a lighting experience that’s vastly different from the other hip hop clubs in Vegas. It’s so good that it makes the other clubs’ lighting look like an afterthought.
For Ling Ling Club bottle service reservations, contact us at (702) 816-6738.
Ling Ling Lounge
- Nights Open: Varies
- Bottle Service: $
- Music: Hip Hop
- DJs: Lesser known
- Location: Third Floor of Hakkasan
Turning left out of the elevator on the third floor will lead you to a hidden gem called the Ling Ling Lounge. On quieter nights it turns into a mixology bar so you can try some unusual concoctions. On super packed nights, the booths turn into table service. Tables in here usually go for around $1200. You’ll find a more old school hip hop vibe in this lounge.
Vegas Primer Tip – We recommend the Ling Ling Lounge if you’re looking for a more intimate setting and just want to hang out with your friends.
For Ling Ling Lounge reservations, call or text us at (702) 816-6738.
Below is a map of Hakkasan’s third floor featuring the Ling Ling Club & Ling Ling Lounge.
Hakkasan Main Room
Hakkasan’s fourth floor houses the Main Room and Pavilion areas. The Main Room is what almost all people refer to when they talk about Hakkasan. The music played here is EDM with an occasional hip hop night. Most notable about Hakkasan’s Main Room is the DJ talent, bottle presentations, sound system and the LED screen that surrounds the DJ booth.
- Nights Open: Thursday – Sunday
- Bottle Service: $$$ – $$$$
- Music: EDM (with an occasional hip hop night)
- DJs: The best of the best, to name a few: Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Steve Aoki and Zedd
- Location: Fourth Floor of Hakkasan
If you’re just going to the Main Room to dance, drink and meet people (you’re not purchasing bottle service), the Main Room has two bars and one bar in the Pavilion (more on this coming up).
Vegas Primer Tip – The fastest bar service is on the far right next to the stage tables inside the Main Room.
Hakkasan Bottle Service
If bottle service is more your speed, the Main Room offers oversized VIP tables and is set up so that almost every seat in the house has a view of the DJ booth and the dance floor. This is one of my favorite features about Hakkasan. Many clubs on the strip offer main room seating, but the view is at times partially blocked. That’s not the case with Hakkasan.
Now a lot of people inquire about dance floor tables for bottle service, thinking that those are the best seats in the house. But you might want to consider another option.
Hakkasan Best Table Locations
The stage tables at Hakkasan are the bomb.
See the map below for table numbers 1 – 4. The booths are larger at the stage tables and sometimes cheaper than a dance floor table. Although you won’t get a direct view of the light show, it doesn’t matter because you’ll be next to the DJ. Additionally, there’s a secret bathroom exclusively for the stage tables.
Besides the dance floor tables and stage tables, one of the best table locations is the owner’s tables. They also come with a hefty price tag.
When the owners aren’t occupying these tables they’re available for purchase. Similar to stage tables, the owner’s tables are one of the most premier table locations inside the club offering the very best view. A high value is on these tables because of the experience you receive sitting here.
For instance, the owner’s tables are on an elevated platform between the 2nd and 3rd tiers. You’ll get the entire Hakkasan experience with the dancers, the lighting, a view of all the bottle service presentations and the laser show with the lights hitting you smack dab in the face.
The owner’s tables are on the map below at table numbers 21 and 61.
Lastly, the best value tables (meaning most bang for your buck) are the front row tables in the Pavilion. More on this in the Pavilion section coming up.
Vegas Primer Tip: To recap, the best tables in the Main Room are the stage tables and owner’s tables.
Hakkasan Bottle Service Presentations
Making your table experience even more exceptional are Hakkasan’s bottle service presentations. (I’d be willing to say they’re the best around). A bottle service presentation is like an elaborate grand entrance for your bottle of alcohol. For example, let’s say you purchase a bottle of Vodka. In short time, a group of cocktail waitresses will head straight to your table dancing and holding your bottle of Vodka with sparklers shooting from the top.
And sure you might be thinking that a lot of clubs offer sparklers, but Hakkasan adds one more element – a drum line. Quite frankly, the drum line takes it to a whole new level. And if you’re a big VIP (meaning you’re spending a lot at the table) your name will be on display for all the club to see too.
If you want something unique, Hakkasan takes bottle service requests as well. Nothing is off limits – dragons, boxing rings, and all sorts of costumes are available like pandas, cheerleaders, and even ninja turtles costumes.
If you can dream it, Hakkasan can do it. Bottle presentations are available for any reason – birthdays, bachelorette/bachelor parties or just because. Like I mentioned before, they’ll even put your name and face up on the big screen if you want to take your night to the next level. Make sure you contact your VIP Host in advance though to plan these special bottle presentations.
Hakkasan Girl Guys
Another added perk of booking bottle service at Hakkasan is the Girl Guys.
Say what? A Girl Guy is a Hakkasan Host that searches the club for women and brings them to your table. Of course, if you don’t want women at your table that’s okay too. It’s merely a benefit of bottle service at Hakkasan as not every club offers Girl Guys.
Another way to think of a Girl Guy is as a matchmaker. Ladies want free drinks, and the guys want to look at and party with beautiful women.
Girl Guy hosts cater to VIP clients with certain bottle service minimums (usually $3k and up).
Hakkasan Girl Comp Tables
If you’re a lady and don’t want to buy table service, Hakkasan is generous with their girl comp tables.
Vegas Primer Tip: Girl comps are available every night except for holiday weekends.
Girl comp tables are available on most nights for groups of five or more women – the more women, the better. Arrive early (at approximately 10 pm) for girl comp table seating. You’ll get to stay at the comp table until someone buys it. Keep in mind though that tables sell fast at Hakkasan. The earlier you arrive, the more alcohol you’ll consume and the longer you’ll have to enjoy the table.
If you have a small group of ladies, you may get seated with another group of women. So if you want a complimentary table to yourselves, you’ll need to come with a larger group.
If you’re looking to continue the comp table experience after your comp table gets sold, talk with your VIP host and see if you can join a paid table after your comp ends.
Before leaving your comp, the nightclub encourages you to tip the waitress. A good rule to follow – give $20 per person to the waitress or $100 per bottle at the table. You get to drink free alcohol, so tipping is a very nice gesture for the waitresses.
- Nights Open: Most Fridays and Saturdays
- Bottle Service: $$
- Location: Third Floor of Hakkasan
As you can see on the map above, the Pavilion is next to the Main Room so you’ll hear the Main Room DJ. Tables are available for purchase here although most of the table locations won’t provide a view of the Main Room. That is unless you purchase a front pavilion table.
Vegas Primer Tip: In our opinion, the front pavilion tables are the best value in all of Hakkasan. These tables are still in the action and you have a view of the DJ. Even better – they go for considerably less money. For example, the tables are around $2,000 cheaper than the lowest priced main room table and you’re only a few feet away.
The rest of the tables in the Pavilion provide an intimate setting with no view of the Main Room. But, the Pavilion has it’s own dance floor, a bar and it’s close to a bathroom. The Pavilion bar is big, and the lines are usually short, so you can get your drinks fast.
You’ll also experience an outdoor vibe in the Pavilion too. There’s a feature wall with waterfalls and lush greenery making this one of our favorite things about the entire Hakkasan property.
If you’re looking for a more intimate setting away from the enormous crowds, then book a table in the Pavilion.
Vegas Primer Tip: Feel free to hang out in the Pavilion too. The Pavilion offers table tops available to anyone. You can set your drink down and take a load off.
For Hakkasan Pavilion VIP experiences, contact us at (702) 816-6738.
Located on floor five of the Hakkasan property, the Mezzanine level is the last and final floor.
The Mezzanine overlooks the Main Room. Here again, you’ll find lower bottle service prices since you’re upstairs. Prices are generally at least $1000 cheaper than the lowest priced main room table. It’s a more private area too, but you’ll still get a fantastic view, fewer crowds and an oversized VIP booth to party in. All while experiencing the Main Room’s energy.
There are also two semi-private rooms for larger groups of club-goers. These rooms come complete with sound control and a customizable screen.
The Mezzanine level also has a bar and bathroom. In fact, it’s probably the best bathroom in all of Hakkasan as the wait is minimal.
Vegas Primer Tip: In times when the bathroom lines are long, try upstairs on the Mezzanine level – that bathroom is usually wide open.
For additional information about Hakkasan bottle service reservations or to get on the Hakkasan guest list, call or text us at (702) 816-6738. Also, feel free to complete the contact form below, and we’ll get back to you promptly.