Las Vegas Hot Spots
THE SPOT Tao Nightclub and Asian Bistro
THE SCOOP It's no wonder that Jennifer Lopez recently celebrated Marc Anthony's birthday at Tao–the Vegas outpost of this popular N.Y.C. restaurant has become the go-to place for celebrities who want to dine and party the night away. The Asian-inspired nightclub boasts a Monk bar with hundreds of imported statuettes, an outdoor terrace with stunning views of the Strip, and a dance floor on which Madonna has boogied. Downstairs at the Asian Bistro, celebrities have feasted on Kobe sirloin and lobster wontons under Tao's signature 20-foot floating Buddha.
WHO'S BEEN THERE Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Jessica Simpson, Christina Aguilera, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Fergie, Nelly, Usher, Britney Spears
Located in the Venetian
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
-Reporting by Karen Levy, Marsha McGregor and Angela Salazar
THE SCOOP Always an A-list stop, Pure's 36,000-square-foot, three-in-one nightclub has something for everyone. In the main room, DJ AM (Pure?s resident DJ) spins a progressive mix for guests lounging on the oversize beds, dancing or hitting one of the three bars. In the ultra-exclusive Red Room, VIPs relax in plush, deep-hued private booths; on the Terrace, panoramic views of the Strip are available year-round.
WHO'S BEEN THERE Nelly Furtado (pictured), George Clooney, Prince, Enrique Iglesias, Dave Navarro, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Eve, Vanessa Minnillo, Angie Harmon, Edward Norton
Located in Caesars Palace
3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
THE SCOOP Another reason to visit the Wynn, Vegas's latest hotel hot spot, is to check out its nightclub, Tryst. Resident DJ Justin Hoffman spins a variety of house, hip-hop and pop tracks above an open-air sunken dance floor (complete with a dance pole), which opens up to a 90-foot waterfall that cascades into a secluded lagoon. Try a Love Triangle, a vodka-and-pineapple concoction, or opt for European bottle service. Table service is highly recommended. The cover charge is $30.
WHO'S BEEN THERE Eva Longoria (pictured), Paris Hilton, LeBron James, Christina Ricci, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Shannon Elizabeth
Located in the Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Blvd.
THE SCOOP With its two-lane personal bowling alley and indoor basketball court, the recently completed Palms Fantasy Tower is the ultimate destination for over-the-top luxury accommodations. The hotel has eight themed suites and an array of lavish Sky Villas, which include such amenities as pool tables, outdoor Jacuzzis and plasma TVs. It's easy to see why celebrities like Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy choose to spend their weekends at the Palms. In addition to a brand-new pool, the Fantasy Tower has an 8,000-square-foot state-of-the-art recording studio.
WHO'S BEEN THERE Paris Hilton (pictured), Jim Carrey, Jenny McCarthy, Jaime Pressly, Lance Bass, Alyssa Milano
Located in the Palms
4321 W. Flamingo Rd.
THE SCOOP Since opening over Labor Day weekend, this contemporary pan-Asian restaurant has been a destination for musicians like Prince, Enrique Iglesias and Dave Navarro, as well as stars such as Jaime Pressly (pictured) and Michelle Rodriquez. Sitting atop Treasure Island hot spot Tangerine, Social House boasts a sushi bar, a resident DJ and a dining terrace overlooking the Strip. Best of all, late-night service is available until 4 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, giving the post-party snack a serious upgrade.
WHO'S BEEN THERE Jaime Pressly, Prince, Michelle Rodriguez, Dave Navarro, Enrique Iglesias, DJ AM, Sugar Ray Leonard
Located in Treasure Island
3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd.