While once upon a time Cirque du Soleil “powered” this nightclub at Mandalay Bay, that is no longer the case; Cirque pulled out of the venture in late 2015. So while periodic performances by acrobats, dancers, and other artists have gone away, the light show is still spectacular. It’s a lot of fun, as is the massive video wall that projects ambient visuals while illuminating the room, and the killer, well-balanced sound system (your entire sternum will quiver from the reverberation of the bass used by acts like Disclosure and Baauer). It’s the only major club on the Strip to host any semblance of non-mainstream electronic acts, though bottle service—and the crowds that love bottle service—still reigns supreme. Its sun-up component, Daylight, is one of the cooler pool parties on the weekend, if only because the music is slightly better than the other options. Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:30pm until 4am.
- Grace Bascos