Best Vegas Clubs that Play Hip-Hop
Having trouble finding Las Vegas nightclubs that play hip-hop? Most of the top clubs are now playing EDM but there are still a couple of venues on the Strip to listen to some hip-hop.
Located inside the boutique Cromwell hotel Drai’s is a large nightclub with a outdoor beach club attached to it. Drai’s regularly promotes events with live artists such as Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Tyga, Big Sean, Future, 50 Cent, Jeremih and much more. Drai’s is the best nightclub for live hip-hop acts.
Inside the MGM Grand, the Main Room of Hakkasan is hosted by top DJs such as Tiesto, Hardwell and Steve Aoki. The Ling Ling Club is the third floor inside the Hakkasan complex. This is where you will find top 40 and hip-hop DJs including Rev Run, DJ Irie and Ruckus. This floor has 24 private seating areas and is completely separated from the Main Room. Although a lot of people that go to Hakkasan will end up in the Main Room, the Ling Ling Club is always packed as well. On special events, Hakkasan may invite their flagship resident EDM DJs into the Ling Ling Club: make sure you double-check the DJ line-up before going to Hakkasan. If there’s no EDM DJ announced at the Ling Ling Club, it is most likely going to be top 40 and hip-hop.
Popular DJs such as Avicii, Dash Berlin and Armin van Buuren played at Marquee which is one of the top grossing nightclubs in the United States. What most people don’t know is that Marquee has a separate hip-hop room: Boom Box Room. The Boom Box Room is always crazy on the weekends and it’s definitely worth checking out for those who like hip-hop. The only downside is the fact that the hip-hop room is much smaller than the main room. Marquee is a great spot for people who want to enjoy both EDM and hip-hop inside one nightclub.
Light Group’s Bank Nightclub at the Bellagio hotel is well-known for hip-hop guests such as Diddy, Pusha T, Common, Kendrick Lamar and T-Pain. Bank was one of the most frequented hot spots when the EDM culture wasn’t mainstream yet. Surprisingly, Sunday is arguably its most busiest night of the week.
Located at the Mirage, 1OAK is arguably one of the best places in Vegas for a mix of hip-hop and top 40. 1OAK hosted popular hip-hop artists such as Juicy J, J.Cole, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Tyga, Flo-Rida and Chris Brown. Major Lazer also played several gigs here. With over 16,000 square-feet of space, this club can fit up to 1600 people.
Hip-Hop may not be as prevalent as the EDM craze in Las Vegas but there will always be a certain number of nightclubs that will play it. Still having trouble choosing the right nightclub for you? Read our complete guide to choosing the right nightclub and pool party here.