Las Vegas Clubs New Year’s Eve: The Essential Guide

Here we go again! It’s hard to believe 2019 is almost over, and 2020 is already upon us. So if you haven’t decided on what to do for New Year’s yet, there’s no better place to celebrate than in the city of Las Vegas. And no better way to ring in 2020 than at a Vegas nightclub. The energy is intense, the clubs are packed, and you’re sure to find someone to share in that midnight kiss (if you’re not already coupled up). But navigating the Vegas club scene can be rough on New Year’s, so we had to create a Las Vegas Clubs New Year’s Eve guide just for you!

**FOR INFORMATION ABOUT WHICH VENUES ARE OPEN THIS YEAR, PLEASE SEE OUR COVID-19 UPDATE. THE CLUBS ARE ALL STILL CURRENTLY CLOSED. SOCIALLY DISTANT LOUNGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR BOTTLE SERVICE GUESTS ONLY. (RIGHT NOW, THERE AREN’T ANY TICKET SALES DUE TO CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS.)**

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Las Vegas Clubs New Year’s Eve 2020

In this guide, you’ll learn:

  1. How to get inside a Vegas nightclub on New Year’s night
  2. How much tickets and bottle service cost at all Vegas nightclubs
  3. The DJ or performer at each club
  4. The nightclubs that offer the best New Year’s Eve ticket and bottle service deals
  5. Our club picks for bottle service on a budget
  6. The clubs that offer a prime viewing location of the fireworks show
  7. Our tips for a stress-free New Year’s Eve clubbing experience

Getting Inside A Club

On New Year’s Eve, there are only two ways to get inside a Las Vegas nightclub – buy tickets or purchase bottle service. Unlike most other nights in Vegas, there won’t be any guest list reservations as this is one of the busiest days of the year.

Tickets

Unless you’re purchasing bottle service, you’ll need to buy a ticket to get inside a club. You’ll want to buy your ticket in advance as tickets for New Year’s sell out fast! Also, prices are known to go up as New Year’s approaches.

The best way to purchase a general admission ticket is to buy them directly from the club’s website before New Year’s Eve. Waiting until the night of carries significant risks as the club may sell out, or you may have to pay an astronomical price at the door. However, if you must wait to purchase your ticket until New Year’s Eve night, then we recommend getting to the club before it opens for the best chance of making it inside.

Vegas Primer Tip: Look for club tickets that offer open bars until a particular time or “bar cards” that give you a gift card for drinks. These will save you a good chunk of change if you want an entry only option and plan on purchasing drinks inside the club.
Entry May Not Be Guaranteed

Also, it’s worth pointing out that most clubs have an “arrive by” time for entry on New Year’s Eve. They list this time because once the club reaches capacity, they won’t let anyone else inside the venue. So even if you’ve purchased a ticket, but you show up later than the arrive by time, you may not get in.

It’s also a good idea to check the fine print on your ticket to find out what time you need to arrive by for guaranteed entry. For your convenience, we’ve listed these times for each club below. Please note that times may be subject to change.

Bottle Service At Las Vegas Clubs On New Year’s Eve

If you’re getting bottle service at a club, then you won’t have to pay for a general admission ticket. (Your bottle service reservation gets you inside the club for free.) But, keep in mind that the cost of bottle service during New Year’s isn’t inexpensive. For example, it’s often double the price of what you’d pay on any other day of the year.

And on this night, in particular, the clubs strictly adhere to the maximum number of people allowed with each bottle service reservation. For example, if you reserve a table at Hakkasan and it has a maximum allowable number of eight guests, then only eight people will be escorted to your table.

If you have more guests in your party, the only way around this is to increase your bottle service minimum or the club may charge a cover for each additional person.

Similar to general admission tickets, the pricing for bottle service may go up the closer it gets to New Year’s Eve. In short, the sooner you book, the better the price. However, this rule only holds for clubs that take deposits or prepays for reservations (like the Wynn properties or the TAO Group). Booking at a club that doesn’t accept deposits (also called “name-only reservations”) may put you at risk for a price increase at the door if you show up to the club late.

Vegas Primer Tip: When possible, it’s a good idea to pay for your bottle service reservation upfront or at least make a deposit. 

Las Vegas Clubs New Year’s Eve: Nightclub Summary

Listed below are all Las Vegas nightclub options for ringing in the new year. We’ve also included club open times, arrive by times, DJs, performers, ticket and bottle service prices. And to make picking out your NYE club even easier, we’ve taken it one step further and identified which clubs are offering the best New Year’s Eve deals.

Vegas Primer Tip: Some indoor-only clubs require mandatory coat checks (and charge a small fee too). This line can get long so make sure you arrive early. You wouldn’t want to miss the countdown standing in the coat check line! 

Apex Social Club at Palms

  • Club Opens: N/A
  • Entertainment: N/A
  • Tickets: N/A
  • Bottle Service*: N/A

Chateau Nightclub at the Paris Hotel

LONGEST OPEN BAR

Chateau and Beer Park have teamed up for NYE 2020. These two venues are located next to each other at the Paris hotel, and you can get bottle service at either place. For those of you new to Vegas, Beer Park is a bar & grill that overlooks the strip and features party games. It’s also an excellent option if you’re looking for a nightclub alternative.

You can’t go wrong with either one of these venues though as both clubs will provide spectacular views of the strip’s fireworks show. Make sure to bring a coat though if you’re planning on spending time in Beer Park’s outdoor section or on Chateau’s Rooftop.

  • Club Opens: N/A
  • Entertainment: N/A
  • Chateau Nightclub NYE Tickets: N/A
  • Beer Park Individual Outdoor Bar Seating: N/A
  • Chateau & Beer Park NYE Bottle Service*: N/A

Vegas Primer Tip: It’s a good idea to book early at Chateau. It’s one of the most popular clubs on the strip for New Year’s Eve thanks to its fantastic view of the fireworks. As the club sells tables, prices are likely to increase.

Drai’s Nightclub at The Cromwell

Drai’s After Hours transforms into a socially distant lounge for NYE.

  • Arrive By: N/A
  • Performer: N/A
  • Tickets: N/A
  • Bottle Service*: N/A

Encore Beach Club At Night (Encore Hotel)

  • Club Opens: N/A
  • Arrive By: N/A
  • Performer: N/A
  • General Admission Tickets: N/A
  • VIP Expedited Entry Tickets: N/A
  • Bottle Service*: N/A

Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand

  • Club Opens: N/A
  • Arrive By: N/A
  • Performer: N/A
  • Presale Tickets: N/A
  • Bottle Service*: N/A

Jewel Nightclub at Aria

  • Club Opens: N/A
  • Arrive By: N/A
  • Performer: N/A
  • Tickets: N/A
  • Bottle Service*: N/A

Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay

BEST VALUE BOTTLE SERVICE FOR A HIP-HOP CLUB
  • Club Opens: N/A
  • Arrive By: N/A
  • Performer: N/A
  • Tickets: N/A
  • Bottle Service*: N/A

Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan

Marquee Nightclub has transformed into a socially distant lounge for NYE. The venue offers bottle service reservations only.

  • Club Opens: N/A
  • Arrive By: N/A
  • Entertainment: N/A
  • Tickets: N/A
  • Bottle Service*: N/A
 Omnia Nightclub at Caesar’s Palace

TAO Nightclub at The Venetian

TAO Nightclub offers a socially distant lounge for NYE. Bottle service reservations only.

  • Arrive By: N/A
  • Performer: N/A
  • Tickets: N/A
  • Bottle Service*: N/A

XS Nightclub at Encore

XS Nightclub has transformed into a socially distant lounge for NYE. Table service reservations only.

  • Club opens: N/A
  • Arrive by: N/A
  • Entertainment: N/A
  • Under the Stars Ticket (outside only): N/A
  • All Access Ticket (includes main room): N/A
  • Bottle Service: N/A

Best Clubs For Bottle Service On A Budget

If you want bottle service for New Year’s Eve and a great club experience without breaking the bank, check out Light or Chateau Nightclub. Additionally, for a mid-range price point, consider Marquee and TAO.

Best Nightclubs To Watch The Fireworks

**Currently, the Las Vegas Strip’s fireworks show for ringing in 2021 has been canceled due to Covid-19.**

Chateau is a top club to watch the fireworks. You’ll get to see Caesars Palace’s fireworks and also experience the show directly above you from the top of the Paris hotel.

Another fantastic option is at Apex Social Club. For instance, at this club, you’ll ring in the new year from the 55th floor of the Palms hotel. Head out to the patio a few minutes before midnight to watch the shows as multiple hotels shoot fireworks from their rooftops.

Omnia and Marquee are also excellent choices for watching the fireworks but only outside on the clubs’ terraces.

And although Lavo won’t be operating as a club on New Year’s Eve, you can still make a dinner reservation. There are three available seating times: 5 pm, 7 pm, and 9:30 pm.

Lavo’s patio is an excellent viewing location for the fireworks, and you’ll also receive complimentary admission to TAO Nightclub after midnight.

If you’re interested in going to Lavo Party Brunch instead, the club will be open on two days over the NYE holiday weekend – Saturday, December 28th and Monday, December 30th.

Tips For A Stress-Free Las Vegas Clubs New Year’s Eve Experience

  • On New Year’s Eve, the strip closes early (usually 5 pm) which means that there will not be any Ubers, Lyfts, taxis or other cars allowed on Las Vegas Blvd. until it re-opens. If you want to arrive on the strip after 5 pm, then you’ll need to get to the hotels via their back entrances.
  • Almost always Ubers and Lyfts are the transportation of choice as they offer the most competitive pricing. However, on New Year’s Eve, this may not be the case, especially if you need to get somewhere during peak travel times. Check your apps for a cost estimate before confirming your pick-up.
  • If you do take Uber or Lyft, make sure you’re at the pick-up location before calling for a ride. For instance, rideshare services tend to cancel quickly on holidays if you’re not where you’re supposed to be.
  • Guard your purses and wallets if you’re walking on the strip or even in the clubs. Holidays are notorious for theft, so keep a watchful eye, and you’ll be just fine.

*For bottle service reservations, all clubs in Vegas also charge approximately 37% on top of the minimum spend for their venue fee, tax, and tip. You’ll want to add this percentage to calculate the total amount you’ll pay.

Happy New Year!

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