A feast for the senses: Hakkasan Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ newest hot spot offers clubgoers a nightlife experience they’re sure to eat up.

Hakkasan Las Vegas resident DJ Tiesto performs for the crowd on Sept. 15, 2013 — Photo courtesy of Al PowersSome of Las Vegas’ most popular nightlife venues have their own restaurants attached, so it should come as no surprise that the hottest new nightclub on the Strip evolved from one of the world’s most recognized names in dining.

A project that was in the works for more than two years prior to construction beginning in February 2012, the 60,000-square-foot Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub opened its doors inside MGM Grand on April 18, with the adjoining restaurant opening its doors on May 3. Encompassing more than 80,000 square feet of space over five levels, Hakkasan Las Vegas marks the globally renowned dining group’s first foray into the nightclub business.

“Las Vegas is known for having the best nightlife and entertainment destinations, and we knew this would be the perfect location to introduce Hakkasan’s first nightclub,” said Alex Cordova, vice president of marketing at Angel Management Group. “Hakkasan is a globally renowned dining group, and we felt that taking the fundamental elements of the brand and evolving them into a nightlife experience would set a new standard in the Vegas market. Under one roof we offer modern Cantonese cuisine from our Michelin-starred chef as well as a truly unique nightlife experience.”

With resident DJs Tiësto and Calvin Harris providing the beats, along with featured artists like Steve Aoki and Questlove, it’s no wonder Hakkasan has already welcomed numerous celebrities to its club, including Jennifer Lopez and Kate Upton. While guests never know who they might see, there are plenty of other reasons to keep one’s eyes peeled while visiting.

The nightclub at Hakkasan Las Vegas is known for its breathtaking production aspect — Photo courtesy of Angel Management Group“The production aspect is incredible,” Cordova stated. “On any given night guests will see a number of different performances put on by our renowned choreographed dancers and aerialists, as well as lighting effects that are simply mind-blowing.”

Sounds like a real feast for the senses.

10 Best Bar Scenes

Let’s face it: your neighborhood pub has nothing on Las Vegas’ bar scene. The Strip’s many watering holes offer guests so much more than just Bud and Bud Light. From live entertainment to extensive spirit selections, there’s sure to be a bar for every taste and budget.

For guests who want to soak up some of that desert sun, RHUMBAR boasts one of the most stylish patios in the city. New bar on the block PRESS is also home to one of the Strip’s most picturesque patios, overlooking the hotel’s private pool.

For those who want to cool off, Minus5 Ice Bar is one of the coolest spots in town, as guests can enjoy a selection of ice-cold vodka cocktails in its -5-degrees Celsius ice environment. Red Square Restaurant & Lounge also offers its own cool experience, with a private ice-cold vodka vault guests can enjoy their drinks in.

If you really want to let loose, check out The Bourbon Room, which offers guests a blast from the past with its ’80s music videos and Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers. When you’re done shouting at the devil, head on over to the boisterous Bar at Times Square where you can sing (or scream) along to your favorite songs while the dueling piano players play them.

So next time you want to whet your whistle, check out our list of the Strip’s 10 best bars. You’re sure to find someplace you won’t forget–no matter how many drinks you down!


 

PRESS

PRESS

Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas



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RHUMBAR

THE STRIP

RHUMBAR

Photo courtesy of RHUMBAR



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GILLEY’S SALOON, DANCE HALL & BBQ

THE STRIP

Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & BBQ

Photo courtesy of Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & BBQ



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THE BOURBON ROOM

THE STRIP

The Bourbon Room

Photo courtesy of The Venetian Las Vegas


BAR AT TIMES SQUARE

THE STRIP

Bar at Times Square

Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International


 

RED SQUARE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

THE STRIP

Red Square Restaurant & Lounge

Photo courtesy of Light Group



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THE CHANDELIER

THE STRIP

The Chandelier

Photo courtesy of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas



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107 SKYLOUNGE

THE STRIP
107 SkyLounge



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MINUS5 ICE BAR

THE STRIP

Minus5 Ice Bar

Photo courtesy of Minus5 Ice Bar



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MANDARIN BAR

THE STRIP

Mandarin Bar

Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas