The Venetian Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
If you need to spend money go search for a show - there are dozens everywhere, all with great names. But if you only want to listen to good live music, save your dollars.
The animation in Venetian, has a superb performance of Italian music, with such a good ambiance, that I asked myself how could someone turn his back to that, and go... gambling
We were exploring the beautiful Venetian and decided to try this place out. Kind of in a busy area, but we sat up next to the bar so we were fine. We tried the Sin City Stout, which is a traditional Irish Dry Stout. We were please with the taste. They brew their own locally. Checkout the web site.
again, TAO Asian Bistro and night club and beach club is one of the Major Hot Spots in the Las Vegas area and again where's the tip editor for vegas? why don't you include this in the nighltife tips. TAO has branches in new York too but here in the Venetian is the ground zero of activity of the TAO and it includes the Asian Bistro and the Night Club and the Beach Club. At 42,000 square feet, TAO's entertainment complex is among the largest in the world and features Las Vegas' hippest nightclub, coolest ultra-lounge, largest banquet facility and of course, the hottest restaurant in town and a hand-carved 20-foot-tall Buddha floating peacefully above an infinity pool complete with Japanese Koi.
Dress Code: Smart Casual with collared shirts and polos a must and no flip flops and rubber shoes allowed at the lounge.
Hours of Operation
Thursday & Friday:
10:00pm - 5:00am
9:30pm - 5:00am
5:00pm - 12:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
A few girlfriends and I went to Tao on a Saturday night in June 2006. We did not stand in the long line, just walked to the front and asked if we could get in. There were more men than women in line and the security guards were happy to let us in right away, although we did have to pay $20 each.
The club is two levels, downstairs is a restaurant where people mingle and drink all night long. Upstairs is an elaborately decorated club with a VIP room (you can reserve a table by purchasing bottle service), several bars, a smoking patio and a large room for dancing. There were a lot of attractive young people there and we enjoyed ourselves. One of my friends knew someone who had a table in the VIP room so we hung out there most of the night. It was less crowded and easier to get around, not to mention the free drinks:)
Eve was at the bar and several people were excited to see her. The dance floor was packed, but it was a good time. There were long lines for the bathroom, but fortunately a friend slipped a security guard enough money to get us to the front of the line.
It was a great night with good music and I would definately recommend TAO to women under 30 and men under 35.
Dress Code: Look nice! Night clubs in Las Vegas give you an opportunity to dress up a little but. We wore cute dresses and felt great.
You know those things you feel that you want to share with the world - but also want to keep secret for fear of the whole world knowing and taking it for granted and becoming an everyday word? Well, I have found that in the Blue Man Group. They perform at the Luxor twice a night. What can I say about the BMG - mind blowing, must see, unique - that describes them all but like Vegas itself it belies description and you can only apprecite it by being there. For more info. see www.blueman.com or watch out for the Pentium adverts on TV - entertainments best kept secret!!
Nothing can describe the Blue Man Group - it's a case of 'you have to be there'. If you are lucky enough to go see this show, be careful what details you give when completing the ticket info. I wont say any more - but you have been warned.
Since I wrote this the BMG has moved to the Venetian and the act has changed but I bet it's as good if not better!!!
Dress Code: Anything goes!
The Blue Man Group (BMG) is really hard to describe. It is music, electronic art, audience participation, avant garde, ribald, dumb, and serious all at once... READY! SET GO! Floppie the Clown Rules!
Dress Code: Dress casual as you would for a nice dinner. Slacks and a nice shirt will cover it. Closed toed shoes are suggested. The Venetian is one of the nicer hotels. You don't get the scumbucket crowds you see at the Hooters Casino.
I visitied TAO Beach in March 2008. I don't even think I knew this place existed. I was with a bachelor party of 35 guys and we rented 2 cabanas, bottle service, etc. We had to get the cabanas, because there's no way in hell we were getting 35 guys in ANYWHERE on a Saturday night. I was very happy with the scene. It was a lot more mellow than inside at TAO, but you could make your own party, and people definitely got rowdy (drunk) towards 1 or 2 in the morning. If you like good looking Asian women this IS your place! A lot of people at TAO Beach went down to TAO to finish the party off in the club. I think TAO starts to die down around 4 am...that's when I left, at least.
Dress Code: Nice club wear. Designer jeans, cool shirt? A lot of the women were scantily clad (as they usually are in Vegas).
Okay this is THE hot show is Vegas right now, and EVERYONE thinks it is wildly funny... including some reputable critics. The audience loved it the night I was there and laughed out loud throughout the show.
I have to say it fell a little flat with me. Yes Wayne Brady is very talented, an accomplished singer and can totally bust a move. The band and backup singers are great... I guess the whole improv thing doesn't impress me all that much. It's fun to watch, even more fun/challenging to perform but doesn't necessarily make an entire show.
I have to say though, from the faces and the laughter around me, I may have been somewhat alone in my opinion.
Tickets $54.00 to $164.00
Dress Code: I did not notice a dress code posted here. There was a mix of dressed up and not dressed up people at the theatre.
Tao is located in the Venetian. It is one of the hottest night spots at this time. Last time i was here was on a Saturday night. The place was packed. Both rooms were crazy. DJ Vice was spinning on this night. Me and a nunch of friends had bottle service, we had a table in between the main room and the entrance way, which is a pretty good spot. THis club is wild, with the DJ playing hip hop, rock, house and mash ups. The dance floor was packed all night. There were gogo dancers, girls scrubin each other in bath tubs. Alchohol is the typical, las vegas/hollywood prices and the crowd is hot. Bottle service is excellent, booths are kinda small for what you spend, but when the champagne keeps coming so do the fresh strawberries. Overall a great place to come if you feel like clubbin.
Dress Code: Typical Las Vegas Club Attire
Tao Asian 'bistro' is one of the, if not THE most famous nightclub at the strip.
Located at the Venetian it is divided into two floors. The first floor is the bar and restaurant area and the second floor is a dance floor, with the famous bathtubs with models dancing in bikini's.
What's good about this club:
This is THE place to be ... either to be seen, to meet people or just to look at the beautiful people on a night out with their best outfits.
What's bad about this club:
It gets so busy, as busy as Times Square on New Year's Eve. It starts right outside where the line will keep you waiting for 30 mins before you can get in. I went on a Tuesday night and it was still too busy for me to hold a conversation. Trying to reach the bar will take you minutes let alone ordering drinks.
A lot of my friends like this club, I hate it. Then again I don't like dance clubs in general. You should go to see it at least once though. I really recommend that you try to get in before 10pm.
Tao Nightclub is STILL one of the hottest nightclubs in Vegas. 10,000 sq. ft. Tao also offers wonderful dinner, great lounge, and full scale nightclub. Tao is a popular celeb-siting location, with a great VIP section available on the main floor, and there are also eight private sky boxes equipped with mini bars, espresso machines and banquettes featuring secure purse drawers. Bottle service is available for all of these accommodations, as well as in the club's other rooms, which offer a variety of couches and private booths.
Tuesday: "Temple Tuesday" in the lounge.
Wednesday: "Vinyl Wednesdays," featuring the Bargain DJ Collective, in the lounge.
Thursday: "Worship," industry locals night.
Friday: Resident DJ Reach and guest DJs play a mix of hip-hop, Top 40 and other dance music.
Saturday: Resident DJ Vice and guest DJs play a mix of current and classic dance music. Outside at Tao Beach, DJ Galeano is featured.
Tao was selected as Best Dance Club and Best Weekly Party (for "Worship") in the 2006 Las Vegas Nighties awards.
Dress Code: Clientele/Age Group: 21 and over.
Attire: Business attire. No tank tops, tennis shoes, jeans or shorts. Dress code strictly enforced.
The music begins at La Scena with it's opening at around 11:30am. It is just off the casino -- so playing the slots nearby will provide the music without the overamplification -- not a place for a quiet drink!!
Dress Code: It's 'vegas baby :)
I had a great time partying in the Venetian. The TAO nightclub was amazing, the big buddha and all of the tubs on the hotel side of it, the dance floor and the balcony overlooking the Strip, these were all very nice. I would recommend this spot to anyone, though I do warn you that this is another very trendy place of the who's who crowd on the weekends.
Dress Code: Dress to impress. Also a $20 cover charge.
V Bar is the overhyped lounge at the Venetian. It has all the elements of trendy- lighting, decor, overpriced drinks, but doesn't seem to draw a crowd. Midweek, the place was dead and on Friday night, it was closed before 2. It could have been an off week, but its remote location in the back of the Venetian didn't seem to bode well for this place being able to draw a crowd.
On a more positive note, the bartenders are friendly and the drinks are good. If you're looking for a less crowded venue to sit and have a drink, you may want to give this place a shot. But if you're looking for a place packed with people. I'd suggest trying one of the more popular places at Mandalay Bay or MGM.
The V Bar is a great place to relax and grab a drink prior to going out. V Bar ''offers a unique venue with urbane sophistication and sultry appeal.'' (Ooooh.) Grab a seat at the bar 'cause the couches are usually reserved.