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LOVING LAS VEGAS

APRIL 10TH, 2008

LOVING LAS VEGAS

We jetted to the desert for a decadent long weekend in Sin City.

Herewith, the best of Las Vegas nightlife.

Tao
Tao nightclub at the Venetian Hotel has a Buddha-meets-booze vibe—think waterfalls and a hand-carved 20 foot Buddha floating on an infinity pool, go-go dancers in bird cages, DJ-mixed Top 40 hits and European bottle service. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 5 a.m., www.venetian.com/TAONIGHTCLUB.aspx

Tryst
Located in the 2.7 billion dollar Wynn resort (that's right, billion), Tryst nightclub is an unnatural wonder: the outdoor manmade lake, mountains and waterfall are surrounded by 200-year-old trees where VIPs can enjoy bottle service while bopping to hip hop and Top 40 mash-ups. Open until 4 a.m., www.trystlasvegas.com

JET
The Mirage Hotel is home to JET, a female friendly club—there's a separate "ladies only" line that moves quickly. Four bars, three rooms and hip hop, rock and house tunes are sure to keep you entertained until 4 a.m., www.mirage.com

Body English
Sean Penn and Kate Hudson have hit the Hard Rock's marquee club; perhaps they love the ultra-VIP area's one way mirror: they can watch the action in the club, but no one can see them. And for every girl who's been stuck in a long bathroom line-up, you'll appreciate the huge washrooms, and this is one of the few clubs with ample space for non-bottle patrons to mingle. www.bodyenglish.com

PURE
This Caesars Palace nightclub is undoubtedly one of the hottest in Vegas: hundreds of people wait to get in. The sleek white main room and celebrity DJ's (like Steven Aoki, DJ AM and Mark Ronson) add to the too–cool cache. Be sure to check out the 14,000 square foot terrace for panoramic views of the strip. The Pussycat Dolls perform in the adjacent lounge, but you could show them a few moves, right? www.purethenightclub.com

And for the sleep deprived…

Drais Afterhours
In a slightly seedy hotel (Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, to be exact), Drais is decked out like a lush speakeasy with leopard print booths, dark wood tables, red walls, ornately framed oil paintings and candlelit bookcases with a friendly crowd of tourists and Vegas locals. Open 1 a.m. until the last person leaves. Was that you? www.drais.net

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