This is sponsored content.This is sponsored content. It does not involve the editorial or reporting staffs of the Los Angeles Times. learn moreBrand Publishing is sponsored content produced by Los Angeles Times Brand Publishing. The Los Angeles Times newsroom is not involved in the production of Brand Publishing. Those with questions about this content or parties interested in working with the Los Angeles Times Brand Publishing team may email

Las Vegas Guide | Nightlife

Chicago transplant brings inventive cocktails to Vegas

A chat with ARIA Resort and Casino's property mixologist Craig Schoettler reveals a truly remarkable passion for and knowledge of his craft. Little wonder that Schoettler has already made such an impact on the prestigious Las Vegas Strip property's beverage program since his arrival last...


  • Dress code: Swimwear at Encore Beach Club
    Dress code: Swimwear at Encore Beach Club

    Join the beautiful people for a beach party extraordinaire at Encore Beach Club, a 60,000-square-foot oasis that pulses with dance music, a liquor selection a few miles long and fabulous service. Relax on a lily pad or lounge chair, or chill in a plush daybed, ultraluxe cabana or...

  • Fizz Champagne Lounge
    Fizz Champagne Lounge

    Who knew Vegas could get more fabulous? Fizz, a brand-spanking-new champagne lounge and bar created by David Furnish, a.k.a. Elton John’s significant other, is about as fabulous as it comes. Think a glam-chic décor of silk moiré and walnut walls that shimmer from the...

  • Shanghai Nights at Mandarin
    Shanghai Nights at Mandarin

    Mandarin Bar invokes 1930s Shanghai

  • Blue Martini
    Blue Martini

    Hotspot's star of the show is martini menu

  • Hakkasan

    Making its Vegas debut with an electronic bang, the splashy five-story restaurant-slash-nightclub Hakkasan has managed to live up to its hype. With über-cool (restaurant-only) outposts in London, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi and New York City, the venue is hip, happening and celebrity-ridden (as...

  • Eyecandy Sound Lounge & Bar
    Eyecandy Sound Lounge & Bar

    Feel there’s no such thing as too much technology? Eyecandy Sound Lounge is the place for you. Smack in the center of Mandalay Bay’s casino floor, Eyecandy is a total sensory experience, and, with a few flicks and touches, you can become one with it. Interactive multi-touch...

  • The Bank
    The Bank

    Lavishly chic and oozing opulence, the Bank is the quintessential Vegas club scene, a place to celebrity watch and hang with the beautiful people. The luxurious black-and-gold design (no tacky vaults or tellers here) permeates the multi-tiered interior, where all the focus is on the...

  • Light

    Let there be Light! Created in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, the much-ballyhooed new club Light promises to add a thrilling new vibe to the Vegas night life scene. Slated to open at the end of March, Light will merge performance art, music, special effects and who knows what else in a...

  • Mandarin Bar
    Mandarin Bar

    Chic, sleek and luxurious, with awe-inspiring views of the Strip, the sky-high Mandarin Bar is one of Vegas’ hidden gems (not that anything stays hidden in Vegas for long). Kick back in this upscale-loungey space, outfitted with oversized leather chairs and just-dim-enough lighting,...

  • Cat House
    Cat House

    If you always dreamed of hanging out in an opulent 19th century French bordello or a 1920s speakeasy — now’s your chance. The vibe here is lush and lavish, with red velvet everything, heavy chandeliers and cocktail uniforms that leave nothing to the imagination. Lingerie-clad...

  • Brass Lounge
    Brass Lounge

    Craving something on the mellower side? Just upstairs from the always-lively Hennessey’s Tavern and Mickie Finz, Brass Lounge is hip and chill. And though not a jazz bar (as the name might suggest), it definitely has that kind of attitude. Indulge in burgers and tapas at the full bar,...