Palms Casino Resort
4321 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 942-6832 (direct)
(702) 942-7777 (resort operator)
The Playboy Club is designed in the stately decadence as only Hugh Hefner could accomplish. Located on the Palms’ 52nd floor Fantasy Tower, the Playboy Club is an iconic venue that delivers, bringing gaming and nightlife together in the only Playboy-run venue in existence — Las Vegas, of course. Consider Playboys bunnies the liaisons, not competition (for you ladies). Where do men go to take in the view? Where else? And since the bunnies are sworn to professionalism, what better way to take those men off their hands? You get the picture. Hours: 9 p.m. daily, including holidays. Closing times vary.
Wynn Hotel Casino
3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
As only the king of Las Vegas could (and we don’t mean Elvis), Steve Wynn has put together one fantastic bar/lounge/nightclub. Service at Tryst is paramount. Rich and opulent in design, with coveted cubicles of chat spaces and intimate lounging areas, you can either dance the night away with one of the many resident DJs or sip an elegant cocktail, have bottle service in the VIP areas or mingle from sitting room to sitting room, with amazing sound following you to each treasure around the corner. Did we mention the stories-high waterfall plummeting into view? Take Tryst’s web tour — you won’t be able to get there fast enough. Dress code is strictly enforced. Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
The Deuce Lounge
Aria Resort and Casino
3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Singles bar heaven? Quite possibly. With the luxury of the new mega-resort Aria comes The Deuce Lounge. Casually sophisticated, The Deuce boasts state-of-the-art sound systems, seats less than 200 and serves appetizers until 10 p.m. With customized cocktails and six gaming tables, it’s a nice way to meet others, even if you’re a spectator. The Deuce is “a real classy joint,” as they say. Hours: daily, 5 p.m. to 4 a.m., including holidays.
THEhotel tower (Mandalay Bay Casino Resort)
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
MIX Lounge is a long-running, stylish hipster venue that hasn’t lost its luster. Located in THEhotel’s chic tower reigning over Las Vegas from the 64th floor, MIX Lounge excels in elegant, boutique decor and fuses great cuisine, an innovative bar menu, amazing beverage concoctions and a layout that allows people to flow freely. Check its Web site for the tour, then go and shake it up at MIX Lounge, where hotel guests and local ladies are always spared the $15 cover. Dress code: cocktail chic. Hours: daily, 5 p.m. until close, including holidays.
The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
At TAO, lust, spirituality and decadence meet under one roof. With fine dining, amazing cocktails and superb mingling possibilities, Buddha’s got your back everywhere — where literally thousands fill the space. With great New York style music, a very good-looking crowd and TAO’s service, you’re set up for fun, fun, fun. TAO has been at the top of the charts since it opened. Lounge hours: daily, 5 p.m. until close. Nightclub hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Republic Kitchen & Bar
9470 South Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89123
On the border of Las Vegas/Henderson, Republic Kitchen & Bar offers Vegas Strip qualities, yet is a nice surprise for those hoping to experience a fun scene without all the Strip’s hectic flair. With a dose of chic suburbia, Republic has answered the prayers of many locals, proving itself with numerous write-ups and thumbs-up from many local aficionados seeking their own haunt with its own celebrity chef, Josh Green. Great food, great music and a rockin’ place for singles to meet ‘n’ mingle — especially if you’re in the market for a local. Bar hours: daily, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. (also offers lunch/brunch hours and menus, separately).