Here are the latest additions to Sin City's already crowded lineup of clubs and bars.
1. In December 2007, the Light Group opened the Bank, an eye-catching club at the Bellagio with a foyer that features bottles of Cristal stacked floor to ceiling and V.I.P. booths surrounding the dance floor in a multi-tiered setup in the main room. The 8,000-square-foot space features LED lighting that illuminates a floral-print design on the mezzanine, creating an effect that pulsates with the music.
2. Pure Management Group and Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier teamed up to open Christian Audigier the Nightclub at Treasure Island in July 2008. The space incorporates some of Audigier’s signature design elements (think roses, skulls, and crystals) amid red velvet walls, black glass chandeliers, and black faux-crocodile-leather banquettes. A patio offers views of the Strip. The venue—both indoors and out—is available for full buyouts with a capacity of 700; groups can also book the adjoining Social House restaurant to fit 500 more.
3. Opened in December 2007 on the second floor of Planet Hollywood, the 12,000-square-foot Privé offers one level with two bars, 55 tables for bottle service, a 350-square-foot dance floor, a private balcony, a full kitchen for private events, and capacity for 1,000 guests. An enclosed balcony features views of the Strip and eight outdoor tables, while crystal chandeliers hang from a 26-foot ceiling in the main room.
4. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas opened Wasted Space in July 2008. Conceptualized by motocross rider Carey Hart, the rock ’n’ roll club and live music venue spans 5,000 square feet. The new nightspot is part of the property’s $800 million expansion. Tables can be booked for bottle service.
5. Eyecandy Sound Lounge & Bar opened in Mandalay Bay in October 2007. In the middle of the casino floor, Eyecandy is a high-tech space: From their tables, guests can create visuals and messages, as well as project images onto screens above the dance floor. A fiber-optic channel runs through the bar top for cool lighting and motion effects, and the LED dance floor is touch-activated.
This information was previously published in the 2009 BizBash National Venue Guide.