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This cor­ner­stone of The Linq com­bines a bowl­ing al­ley with a restau­rant and con­cert hall in one of the best free-for-all venues in Ve­gas. You can eat vir­tu­ally any­where in the cav­ernous space (Blue Rib­bon com­fort food, co­pi­ous beers on tap), all while you bowl and lis­ten to live mu­sic. The Linq, 702-862-2695; the­


Vic­tor Drai is cred­ited with launch­ing the night­club scene in Las Ve­gas, and his af­ter-hours base­ment club in Bill’s Gam­blin’ Sa­loon was leg­endary. Bill’s is now The Cromwell, and Drai has cre­ated a glow­ing party scene on the roof, which has 150 VIP ta­bles, eight pools, night swim­ming par­ties, and in­cred­i­ble live mu­sic. The Cromwell, 702-777-3800; the­


While other Hakkasan restau­rants the world over get club­bier as the night wears on, the Ve­gas lo­ca­tion com­bines its restau­rant with a 75,000-square-foot, five-floor night­club. In other words, come for din­ner, stay all night. The win­ning DJ lineup in­cludes Zedd, Steve Aoki, Har­well, Tiësto, and the new­est res­i­dent, Kaskade. MGM Grand, 702-891-3838; mg­m­


Perched on the bank of Bel­la­gio’s fa­mous lake, this Philippe Starck-de­signed night­club is best known for its sprawl­ing pa­tio ter­race and foun­tain views. The ta­ble lo­cated front and cen­ter is the one to re­serve; var­i­ous pack­ages will give you the honor of press­ing the foun­tains’ red but­ton. Bel­la­gio, 702-693-8700; bel­la­


This Wynn nightspot comes com­plete with a wa­ter­fall, a glass-en­closed pa­tio, and a club-within-a-club, The Liv­ing Room, for VIP guests. IN­SIDER TIP: Want to es­cape pry­ing eyes? The Liv­ing Room has a strict “no so­cial me­dia” pol­icy. Wynn Las Ve­gas, 702770-7300; wynnlasve­


The small (by Ve­gas stan­dards) Jewel, Hakkasan Group’s lat­est Las Ve­gas ven­ture, is ac­cessed through tun­nel-like bronze arches. In­side, the vi­brant room has a dra­matic stair­case that leads to five themed VIP boxes with a bird’seye view of the ac­tion be­low. Aria, 702-590-8000; jew­el­night­


The venue that rein­vig­o­rated Ve­gas’s night­club scene re­mains one of the most pop­u­lar spots to catch EDM, rap, and hip-hop acts. Re­serve bot­tle ser­vice or es­cape to The Li­brary, with its fire­place, book-lined walls, and sexy-li­brar­ian servers. Cos­mopoli­tan, 702-333-9000; cos­mopoli­tan­lasve­


Om­nia is a mas­sive show­case for celebrity DJS (think Calvin Har­ris, Zedd, Afro­jack)—a four-story room mod­eled af­ter a Euro­pean opera house, sur­rounded by mez­za­nine-level pri­vate booths. A sleek rooftop wel­comes those who seek a calmer en­vi­ron­ment. Cae­sars Palace, 702785-6200; cae­


This out­door din­ing and en­ter­tain­ment com­plex trans­form the Strip into a walk­a­ble, so­cial district (with an as­sist from its first pub­lic park). Land­scaped with na­tive desert green­ery, it fea­tures pub­lic art (in­clud­ing Marco Cochrane’s ex­u­ber­ant Bliss Dance), a con­cert venue, restau­rants, and pedes­trian spa­ces. 3782 Las Ve­gas Blvd. S.; 702-6937275; thep­arkve­


The 5,000-seat sta­dium in­side Monte Carlo Re­sort & Casino opened with Ste­vie Nicks and the Pre­tenders and will host res­i­den­cies by Cher, Bruno Mars, and Ricky Martin, among oth­ers, in 2017. Check out the 40-by-80-foot LED back­drop be­hind a stage that’s wider than the Colos­seum’s. Monte Carlo, 844-600-7275; mon­te­


Al­ter­na­tive rock meets old-school jazz in­side this laid-back lounge on the ground floor of SLS Las Ve­gas. At 4,700 square feet, with room for only 250 peo­ple plus limited VIPS, it’s one of the most in­ti­mate venues on the Strip. SLS Las Ve­gas, 702-761-7618; slslasve­


Out­side the Strip’s new 20,000-seat arena, high-tech LED sur­fac­ing dou­bles as an evolv­ing bill­board for the many high-pro­file events that oc­cupy the venue—a joint ven­ture of MGM Re­sorts and AEG Live. In­side, col­lege bas­ket­ball, UFC, and huge con­certs fill the mas­sive space—and soon NHL hockey. 3780 Arena Dr., 844-5827362; t-mo­


Af­ter more than 10 years, Vene­tian’s Asian-in­spired club, Tao, con­tin­ues to ap­peal to the celebrity set. Kar­dashi­ans abound. IN­SIDER TIP: Since Tao has or­ches­trated so many bach­e­lor/ette par­ties, it now has en­tire de­part­ments to help plan them for you. Vene­tian, 702-388-8588; vene­


The most ex­pen­sive night­club ever built when it opened in 2008, the aptly named XS is also one of the top­gross­ing clubs in the world. Look for a gold bas-re­lief en­try­way, gold-plated chan­de­liers, and gold-em­bossed crocodile VIP booths. Alesso, Di­plo, Marsh­mello, the Chainsmok­ers, and more will be hold­ing court here in 2017. En­core Las Ve­gas, 702-7700097; wynnlasve­

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