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Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay: Ultimate Rooftop Party
From what I know, the Foundation Room at the Mandalay Bay is an exclusive club. However, it's open to the public on Mondays. It's tough to get in, but if you can... it's worth it.
It's at the top of the Mandalay Bay. The theme is Eastern (Indian/Asian). There are three rooms. 80's, hip-hop, and lounge. The dance floors are too small (or it was too crowded when I was there). But the music is good and the atmosphere is posh.
Bring your own friends, though, as the crowd here is trendy and somewhat stuck-up.
Dress Code: Really dress to impress
Coyote Ugly: Misbehavior Is Encouraged!
Coyote Ugly's trademark is the sexy female bartenders who get up on the bar and dance, sing and encourage patrons to drink more alcohol. Surprisingly, you will find a pretty even mix of men and women. The men come to ogle the "Coyotes" and the women come to let loose and dance. Women are encouraged to get up on the bar and cavort with the bartenders. Sorry, men aren't allowed on the bar. Of course, with all the women to look at, most don't seem to mind.
Women are also encouraged to leave their undergarments behind for the "Bra Wall of Fame." Guys are a little more reserved -- they simply leave neckties behind instead.
Dress Code: Any attire goes at Coyote Ugly. In fact, it might not be a bad idea to dress down because the bartenders occassionally take it upon themselves to spray the crowd with water.
- School Holidays
Gilley's at Frontier Casino: Mud Wrestling - Only in Vegas
We saw this sign driving down the main strip. We were not going to be in town on Wednesday, though went by to check out the casino and pub. The casino is quite old and lacks any of the elaborate style of the newer casinos. The bar seemed to have cowboy theme as far as I can recall. So if you are in Vegas on a Wednesday night perhaps this is something to look into seeing.
Dress Code: What to wear will depend on whether or not one plans to mud wrestle!!!
One of those "pick me, pick me" places we have so many of here on South Beach. Its a cool club, but its the stuffy bouncer at the door, dress the part, look the part, type of places.
Dress Code: You have to be dressed up to get past the bouncer. No jeans or sneakers. I'm not sure what the specific dress code is, but in Miami we call it "South Beach black."
Coyote Ugly: Just Say No
Save your money. Really. We went there our second night and I couldn't wait to get out of there.
After you pay your high cover charge (which is normal in Las Vegas), you try to squeeze your way through the crowd. The entire crowd's focus is on the girls dancing on the bar (which makes sense, I guess). No one was really dancing and when I turned around all I could see was a sea of people all staring at the bar.
It was so cramped in there and no one was really doing anything that we quickly left. If you're trying to relive the experience of the movie I guess this place will be a must-see for you ... but if not, save your money and try another club/bar.
Dress Code: Normal club/bar attire.
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China Grill/Dragon Lounge Mandalay Bay Las Vegas: See and be seen
One of the places to see and be seen! Very LA in my opinion.
Lots of pretty people.
Dress to impress. I watched as people were picked from the line to come in to the club. Look good, it will increase your odds (I think!).
I went there to dance and found it to be very crowded and people kept walking through the dance floor. Still, it was FUN!
You wait a long time for a drink, but maybe that's just how it works for a person with no connection in a trendy Vegas club!
I've heard that you can pay $250.00 for a bottle of your favorite alcohol which will guarantee you a seat for you and your friends in close proximity to the dance floor.
Dress Code: Jeans are fine but the better you look, the quicker you'll get in!
"ICE Meta Club": "Liquid Nitrogen Cools the Dance Floor"
This place is great for seeing others and being seen. It's also really neat to be on the dance floor when things are heating up, and then see the floor fill with a cool cloud of liquid nitrogen to cool you off!
Dress Code: Typical club wear will do. No jeans or sandals for men.
- Casino and Gambling
Hookah Lounge: Kick back and relax... and smoke a bowl...
I found the hookah lounge a few years ago and fell in love with it. It's a small joint off the strip towards UNLV. The people are great there, drinks are STRONG, and the atmosphere is amazing! Great experience... chill and smoke a bowl of fruit flavored tobacco while laying back on pillows galore!!!
Dress Code: Nothing to out of the norm...
Foundation: Monday night
Monday night opened to the public. Beautiful penthouse club. Great view of the strip.
Mandalay Bay Resort is a great young Casino. They even pump in coconut fragrance. TV show Vegas is filmed here.
Dress Code: Sexy
Tabú: Ultra Lounge
One of the new "ultra lunges" in Vegas. Every surface in the Club is like a piece of Art. There is a wall backlit showing all of the liquor bottles and you are encouraged to buy a bottle for your table. This is a very nice place at the MGM.
Iinteractive projections with sensual images. Internationally renowned DJ's conjure a cosmopolitan vibe. Stunning model/hostesses tempt with nouveau classic cocktails.
Whiskey Sky: How can you not like a bar with a bed in it?
I had heard Whiskey Sky touted as one of the most romantic nightspots in the Vegas area. Had a hard time believing such a place could be in you know, Henderson! At a Station Casino no less.
Proved me wrong. Green Valley Ranch is breathtaking from the first view. And Whiskey Sky...I can not say anything bad about it. It's the perfect intimate spot if you want to relax and have a drink with your friends, or better yet, your love!
Wonderful retro-modern interior, beautiful fireplace, goregeous views of the Strip lights in the distance, comfy soas and chairs, and a big furry bed right in the middle. What's not to like? Friendly waitresses and bartenders, delicious drinks
Did I mention the bed? I like a bar I can kick my shoes off and get comfortable in!
Whiskey Sky gets two paws way up from me, I never go to Vegas without stopping in.
Dress Code: I don't know if there is one. We've never been turned away, not even when a friend was wearing jeans and a baseball cap (we went there after being turned away from Rain because he was dressed like that)
.:TABU in MGM Grand:.: sexy people
Tabu is located inside of the MGM Grand and is definately worth checking out. The atmosphere is laid back and classy/modern with bartenders who really know how to pour a stiff one.
Dance on top of the white table blocks or sit with a group of friends underneath the bar cabana that is off to the side.
Later in the night, the projectors aimed at the white table blocks are motion sensored with lots of waves and designs running across the table. VERY fun to play with when you've had a few.
Dress Code: Dress up
- School Holidays
ICE | Las Vegas: ICE | Las Vegas has the best House Music!
Review: The Lounge - featuring the juiciest mix of funk, R&B and classic house music - is the first place guests pause and look around as they begin their journey through ICE Las Vegas.
Moving forward toward and then through the Cloud Bar and Main Arena, guests will arrive at the core of the club. It is here that visitors will be thrilled by the sounds of Resident DJ Frank Richards (and, any of the world’s most acclaimed DJs who visit the club regularly), as the music he spins washes over them, courtesy of the country’s largest Funktion-One 100,000 watt sound-system.
The Main Arena also boasts a cushioned 4,000 square-foot Brazilian walnut dance-floor and the only Kryogenifex cooling-fog system in Las Vegas, which - when activated - submerges the revelers in the Main Arena in a dense fog of liquid nitrogen, dramatically dropping the temperature.
Then, it’s onto the Fur Room: a shocking paradise (think: Barbie’s® Bondage & Domination Playhouse…) complete with fur-lined walls, latex furniture, S&M iconography and mirror-polished panels. Guests are submitted to a plush world of sexual delight and removed inhibition, all the while maintaining a commanding view of the club floor action.
For guests wanting a more intimate experience, exclusive VIP Rooms with the finest amenities and views of the entire club are available. Please inquire for reservations on bottle-service tables, which offer full-service including a specialty food menu.
All elements of ICE Las Vegas are synthesized to mesh together within an architectural setting that matches the club’s ideal of pairing a flair for the dramatic with high style.
Dress Code: Casual Fabulous (i.e. NO shorts, T-shirts or casual wear). When in doubt: wear black!
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Nightlife in Vegas: Nightlife in Vegas
The hottest clubs only open during the prime evenings of the week Thu-Sat night.
Since I went during off peak days to Vegas I went to rumjungle at the Mandalay Bay on a Monday. Cool place - plenty of rum collections, dj played dance music.
The next time I go to Vegas will be spanning a weekend. This will provide oppotunites to visit some of these clubs:
Ra @ Luxor;
Studio 54 & Tabu @ MGM;
Rain & Ghostbar & Skin @ Palms;
OPM @ Caesar's;
Bikini's @ Rio.
For details on cover charge, days of operation, dress code, and music played see
Drais: After Hours Bar
Drais is an after hours bar located in Barbary Coast. It is a restaurant during the day and after hours bar at night. I am not sure how late it stays open but I was there at 8:00 am once and it was still pretty crowded. It is a cool place to go if you aren't quite ready to go back to your room when some of the other bars close. There is usually a long line to get in (try to get there early I guess). I think there is a $20 cover but I managed to get in without paying (not sure how that happened). The only bad thing was that one of the bartenders was extremely rude to me, but maybe he was just having a bad night.
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