Meeting Las Vegas

Where to get lucky when you’re unlucky at the tables.

Where to get lucky when you’re unlucky at the tables.

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Tao and Tao Beach at the Venetian

They say it’s always five o’clock somewhere, but in Vegas that doesn’t even matter. In fact, you can start party­ing poolside as early as 10 a.m. With celeb-hosted parties on weekends and resident DJs spinning during the week, there’s no reason to put on a shirt between waking up and getting down.

Lavo at the Palazzo

A great, intimate place to start the party before hitting one of the superclubs, Lavo is modeled on a Moroccan bathhouse. It’s one of the Strip’s more depraved spots, and that’s saying something.

Marquee/ Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan

By day the Marquee Dayclub (get it? It’s the opposite of a nightclub!) has private poolside cabanas and world-renowned DJs. By night Marquee’s 60,000 square feet includes multiple dance floors and a state-of-the-art sound system. It’s so loud no one will hear your buddies’ lame pickup lines.

Beauty Bar

Sure, it’s divey—that’s why we love it! Beauty Bar has live DJs every night, a large back patio for concerts, and the chance to meet women who are tired of the fist-pump scene.