On any night, in any club in Vegas, you can find some of the world’s top DJs spinning the hottest dance beats. These days, EDM has exploded in popularity, with the vast majority of clubs focusing on this ultra popular high-energy style of electronica.
But there are still plenty of clubs that cater to the tried and true hip hop genre.
If you think all the clubs in Sin City will be pumping out Skrillex and Danger Mouse, think again- we’ve put together a list of our favorite clubs that still spin classic and new hip hop.
Located in the Venetian, this mega-dance Mecca is fast becoming one of the most popular clubs on the strip. Here, you’ll find some of the best DJs in town, spinning everything from old school house to the latest single from Drake.
TAO offers the ultimate Vegas dance experience, from the massive dance floor to the ultra swank VIP booths. If you’re a hip hop aficionado, you and your crew can roll in and party to the some of the top hip hop and R&B DJ’s in Vegas and beyond.
Also, if you hang out long enough, you may just catch a glimpse of some of the biggest names in the biz. Kanye, Nas and Jay-Z have recently all stopped in. This club doesn’t just cater to EDM –TAO hasn’t stopped representing when it comes to hip hop.
When JET at the Mirage hotel closed in 2011, Sin City clubbers lamented the loss of one of the most popular spots in town. But now, the space has been taken over by 1 OAK, one of the hottest nightclubs in the city. Here, DJ’s do pump out plenty of EDM, but the playlists never leave hip hop out.
1 OAK creates a dance atmosphere like none other, and when they spin hip-hop, the vibe gets even more electric. Recently, hip hop A-Listers like Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, and Snoop Dogg have graced the club’s stage and DJ booths. If you’re a hip hop lover, 1 OAK won’t disappoint.
Ling Ling Club at Hakkasan Nightclub
Nestled inside the MGM Grand is Hakkasan, arguably the most popular new dance behemoth on the strip. In the massive main room, superstar DJ’s like Steve Aoki, Tiesto, and Hardwell spin regularly. But if you’re looking for some hardcore hip hop, they’ve got you covered. The third floor houses the Ling Ling Club – a club within a club devoted to hip hop and Top 40. Separated from the main room, you can chill in one of the intimate 24 seating areas, sipping your gin and juice until the wee hours of the night. This is one of the few clubs in town with a dedicated hip-hop room, so if you’re looking to stay EDM free, this may just be your jam.
Boombox Room at The Marquee Nightclub
This is another dedicated hip-hop room within a massive Las Vegas Nightclub. The Marquee is one of the most popular clubs in the world, and one of the top grossing in the US.
In the main room, EDM reigns supreme, but roll into the Boombox room, and you can get with the hottest hip hop DJ’s. It gets pretty raucous on the weekends, so you’ll want to make sure you’re there early or ready for a long wait. If you’re serious about getting in, reserving bottle service is always a great option.
If you still haven’t satisfied your hip hop itch, head over to the Hard Rock hotel to their the newly revamped Body English. The club closed for a minute, but it’s back with a vengeance, having turned into one the hottest after-hours spots in town, especially on the weekends.
Keep in mind; Sin City gives whole new meaning to the concept of “After Hours”.
It’s prime hip-hop time, and if you’re still hanging in the witching hours, Body English delivers. Celebs like to hang late at Body English as well- recent celebrity spottings have included R. Kelly, Grandmaster Flash, and Kid Capri.
Sin City isn’t all about EDM. It’s about nightclubs of all kinds, and hip hop is stronger than ever!