So you and your bros are looking to cruise to Las Vegas, but you don’t know what the plan is? Sin City can be a crazy town, and can be especially overwhelming for first-time visitors. Last year over 42 million visitors enjoyed the fruits of Las Vegas. Will you be next? This is the ultimate guide for making your next Vegas trip with the dudes a guaranteed success.
What To Bring
There are some essentials that everyone will 100% need or else you might as well turn back whichever direction you’re coming from. These include a non-expired ID, credit cards, cash of different denominations, and of course, condoms (safety first). Depending on the time of year, a swimsuit is a must. The day clubs are like nothing you have seen before. I also cannot stress the importance of not only keeping your cell phone on your person, but also keeping that phone charged. The last thing you want to happen late into the night, when everyone might have had that extra shot they didn’t need, is to be separated from the squad. Don’t be that guy that gets left behind in the desert. If you plan on setting foot in any club, bar, or casino floor, (plan on it) you’re going to need to look the part. There is nothing more cooler than mobbing with your boys in some fresh suits, just ask Ron Burgundy.
Where To Stay
Vegas is home to over 50 luxury hotels and resorts, making deciding which hotel to choose a tougher decision, so many great options! For proximity’s sake, it is preferable to be staying on The Strip, so that you are a quick walk or Uber away from all of the action. Here are some of the more notable places for you and your bros to stay.
Aria Resort and Casino is a top bro destination for Vegas travelers, with 10 bars and nightclubs, a recently renovated 215,000 square ft. pool with no shortage of babes, and a prime location. Just this year, Aria made some serious moves to put their nightlife in the spotlight by opening JEWEL Nightclub. JEWEL has definitely already put themselves on the map, hosting some of the top DJs in the world like The Chainsmokers, and Steve Aoki. Can’t go wrong with Aria.
Plaza Hotel and Casino is located directly across the street from the famous Fremont Street Experience. The Plaza is on the less expensive side, especially for its select location, but a great bang for your buck nevertheless. This hotel is a good choice for you and your bros if you are trying to have a place to knock out, and save some dough for the bar and casino at the same time. Not to mention they have a deluxe rooftop pool overlooking the strip.
The Venetian is the ultimate destination if you and your bros are looking to ball out in every facet. What makes The Venetian a top choice is not only its legendary TAO Nightclub, featuring performers including Jay-Z, Drake, Rihanna, and Bono, but it’s even more infamous TAO Dayclub. This day party transports visitors from the desert to an exotic escape, all while world class DJs command the booth.
Shows and Entertainment
I hope that I don’t have to be the one to remind your bro squad, but the #1 rule of doing Vegas right is to pregame everything. Major key. It’s no secret that any place you step in is going to charge you way too much for a drink, so stock up on bottles at base camp (but don’t be THAT guy). There are so many options and opportunity that Vegas entails, but it all depends on which Vegas crew you represent! One thing that Vegas is known for is all of the top shows and world-renowned entertainment in such a concentrated area. One of my top picks for the crew includes any comedy shows, which you can find at almost any hotel. The Mirage is known for having some of the funniest comedians such as George Lopez, Daniel Tosh, and Tim Allen. Another show that might seem a little out there would be any of the Cirque Du Soleil shows, especially Zarkana. And if the bros are feeling a little extra weird there is nothing like the Blue Man Group, an experience that can only be described by attending. Vegas would not be Vegas, if you didn’t test your luck on the casino floor! With 42 casinos on The Strip alone, it is almost impossible to avoid them. Try your luck at the craps table, or hop in a poker game, you never know if you’re going to hit it big.
When the sun goes down the freaks come out, but in Vegas this is an understatement. Hopefully, you and the bros have been planning on exploring the clubs, and if you haven’t, make those plans. With so many options to pick from, here are the top three clubs to have a guaranteed wild night.
Hakkasan is located in the MGM Grand and is the epitome of what the craziness of Sin City is all about. If you’re into clubbing the slightest bit, odds are that you have heard a story or two about this place. This club only hosts the top DJs like Calvin and Tiesto, drawing in a lot of the top babe talent as well. If you are a fan of food, Hakkasan is also known for housing some of the best chefs focusing on Asian cuisine.
LIGHT is a club brought to you by none other than Cirque Du Soleil , and can be found inside Mandalay Bay. The unique nightclub is a different creative experience each night, inspired by the imaginative Cirque Du Soleil connection. LIGHT is different from other clubs where there is a combination of entertainment and theatrics. Aerial acrobatics and high-tech visuals are intertwined with the DJ on the set. This mix of jaw-dropping performers and DJs serves as an otherworldly experience where guests feel as if they are a part of the evening’s show.
OMNIA is the new girl in town that everyone has instantly been into, and for good reason. Coming from the same parent company as Hakkasan, these people know what they are doing, having some of the best aesthetics, LED visuals, and DJ talent on a consistent basis. Found inside the world famous Caesars Palace, OMNIA has gifted DJs such as Martin Garrix, Hardwell, and Skrillex making appearances often. All in all, OMNIA is a sure crazy night for you and your bros, and will have you planning on when to make your next trip.
Las Vegas holds the potential to be the best weekend of your life, but it’s all about the company you keep. See which Vegas Crew you and your bros are!