Drai's Las Vegas by Yvonne Lee (1)

If you’re looking for one last summer hurrah, Vegas is your adult playground to let loose. No doubt you’ve heard of the mega popular spots – think Tao, Hakkasan, and Marquee – but Drai’s Las Vegas is making it’s way to be the top party spot on the Strip.

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Drai’s, located in the Cromwell Hotel, was best known as the underground post-5:00 AM after hours spot to continue the party, but now they are taking over the “regular” nightlife scene with their nightclub featuring DJs like Adventure Club, Showtek, DJ Shift, and Arty.

Now with their impressive new rooftop venue which opened earlier this summer, Drai’s Beach Club sits on an eleven-story tall rooftop with a fantastic view overlooking the entire Las Vegas Strip. Host to a slew of emerging popular DJs, we went to check out Drai’s one scorching Saturday afternoon.

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Drai’s Beach Club was jam packed with partiers who cooled off from the heat in the pool or by swigging down frozen drinks from Drai’s giant specialty plastic cups. It was hard to get around without being assaulted by sweaty, wet limbs, but not so much that you were worried about falling into the pool.

VIP partiers who are smart reserved the special tables on the second level, where they can ask at their discretion who to invite to their area. The bar on the first level provided some shade, and you were still in the middle of the action to enjoy the scene.

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The ‘Las Vegas Rule for Guys’ still applies here, just like most clubs, that you should not hope to roll in effortlessly with a pack of dudes without an even ratio of girls. Shell out for a table, which you should also reserve in advance during the peak summer season. You may begrudgingly hand over your credit card at first, but rest assured that there are tons of boobs scantily clad women willing to befriend you.

And ladies, arriving fashionably late to a day beach club is really not an option, unless you feel like waiting in line. While doors open at 11:00 AM, suggested arrival time is right before noon.

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The opening DJ was Savi, a regular at Drai’s and Marquee. My girlfriends quickly fell in love with his beard-y look and energetic demeanor. Just before 3:00 PM headliner 3LAU (pronounced ‘Blau’) took over. 3LAU has quickly gained popularity in recently years, performing at Haven Atlantic City, Pacha NY, and EDC, all the while developing an enthusiastic following. Girls and dudes equally rushed to the front to show off their best fist-pumping action. You can find 3LAU next at Made In America, Nocturnal Wonderland, and TomorrowWorld.

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The crowd didn’t let up the entire afternoon, proving that this is the spot to be. Grab a drink, hang out with the sexy crowd, and get your dance on.


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Photos by Yvonne Lee and via Drai’s Beach Club on Facebook

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Drai’s Las Vegas
Beach Club, Nightclub, and After Hours

Inside the Cromwell Hotel
3595 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109 – The Strip

Beach Club | Friday – Sunday
11:00am – 7:00pm

Rooftop Pool | Monday – Thursday
11:00am – 7:00pm

Yacht Club | Tuesday
10:00pm – 5:00am

Nightclub | Thursday – Sunday
10:00pm – 5:00am

After Hours | Thursday – Sunday
01:00am – 10:00am