This weeks Las Vegas Club Profile: Drai’s Beach Club, Nightclub, Afterhours
Years ago there was a small, older looking casino on the corner of Flamingo and Las Vegas Boulevard. It was called the Barbary Coast, and on the surface, it looked like a regular old casino on one of the busiest corners in Las Vegas.
On weekend nights, around 1-2am, you would see dozens of limousines and taxi cabs, as good looking people exited these cars, and headed into the Barbary Coast. A person walking by would wonder what was going on because this did not look like a place where these people would hang. This was definitely not Caesars Palace or Mandalay Bay, and certainly not the Wynn.
Upon closer examination, the destination was an after hours club named Drai’s. You either took the elevator or the stairs down to the basement level. When you entered, it was a semi dark place where there were plenty of red furnishings. It was not a large club, but it was the perfect size for an after hours venue. Opening in 1999, Drai’s after hours club was a hit, being the place to go if you wanted to party until the wee hours of the morning. When I say wee hours, I mean, like, 11am the next morning.
Eventually the Barbary coast was transformed, and renamed the Cromwell. Victor Drai also revamped the Drai’s concept, and boy did he take it to another level. It sits on the Cromwell’s rooftop, and features a whopping 65,000-square-feet and an unparalleled view 11 stories high right off the strip.
During the day, the Strip’s only rooftop pool deck includes multiple pool areas and towering palm trees. After dark, the space turns into an incredible nighttime venue, where both the indoor and outdoor areas are open for your enjoyment.
Drai’s features 150 VIP tables, and you will be entertained by world class DJ’s every Thursday-Sunday. Just like with all of the major venues in Las Vegas, you can purchase advance tickets at www.specialevents.vegas. Because some of these venues sell out, you definitely want to make sure you are able to get in!
When you make the trip to Las Vegas, be sure to visit Las Vegas Club Profile Drai’s Beach Club, Nightclub, Afterhours.
The new Omnia Nightclub inside Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas opens on Thursday, August 12th! Located in the old Pure Megaclub space, Omnia Nightclub is a product of a $75 million remodel. This multi room nightclub will excite you with the best sights and sounds that the Las Vegas Strip has to offer. This nightclub will have many rooms, and Omnia will have a state of the art lighting and sound system, while also boasting one of Las Vegas’ largest dance floors to enhance the partygoer’s experience.
With the backing of the Hakkasan Group, the DJ lineup will be second to none. Leading off the grand opening party will be Calvin Harris. This award-winning DJ and record producer, has risen to stardom in the electronic and dance music scene. Calvin has worked with hit recording artists including Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Dizzee Rascal. In 2012, Harris released his hit “Let’s Go,” with R&B luminary Ne-Yo. This track was nominated for a Grammy award. Calvin Harris has won many awards. This includes Billboard Music Awards for the tracks “Sweet Nothing,” and “Feel So Close.”
Harris was recently honored with the prestigious mtvU EDM Effect Woodie Award (Electronic Dance Music), for his tune with Rihanna. That, of course is the multiplatinum dance floor anthem, “We Found Love.”’
This smash hit reached number one in 18 countries and became the fifth bestselling single in the UK in 2011. Harris’ continues to release chart-breaking hits. Because of this, he draws in fans from around the globe that are seeking unforgettable dance beats with an intense club vibe.
Calvin Harris’ first dates at Omnia Nightclub will be Thursday, March 12th, and Friday, March 13th.
In addition to Calvin Harris, Omnia Nightclub will regularly feature some of the top Electronic Dance Music Artists and DJ’s, including Martin Garrix, who is known for his top 10 hit “Animals,” and Chuckie, who had produced many EDM club anthems. Also appearing at Omnia Nightclub will be Nervo, Krewella, Armin Van Buuren, and Showtek. Keep in mind, that is only for the month of March!
The nightclub scene in Las Vegas is the best in the world. There are many to choose from, and Omnia is just the newest in long list of Megaclubs that strive to entertain partygoers who descend to Vegas from all parts of the world. At www.specialevents.vegas you can purchase advance Las Vegas nightclub tickets for all of your favorite venues!