Club Journal: XS Nightclub Remains Vegas Strip’s Hottest Offering

Published on July 11th, 2018


LAS VEGAS, N.V. – In the competition to be recognized as the number one nightclub in Las Vegas (and almost by default, the world), there is fierce competition.

The jostling reached peak intensity in the late ’90s and early 2000s during the last major wave of casino construction, and the battle has been reheating ever since the economic recovery began in earnest.

XS, the glimmering palace at Steve Wynn’s self-titled resort on the north end of the strip, is the undisputed victor.

On the Sunday night before St. Patrick’s Day, the frenzy of activity behind the velvet ropes is just as intense as could be expected on a typical Friday or Saturday.

A golden hue on the furnishings from floor to ceiling give the club a palatial setting, and an open layout allows for a seamless flow into the outdoor pool area on this 75 degree evening.

Inside, VIP tables and couches are well-stocked with bottle service clientele. The music pulses, and there’s no shortage of party on the dance floor.

Outside, the perfect temperatures and view of the glistening water provide a perfect spot for anyone who enjoys having night conversations in beautiful locales.

Every element of the venue is one A-list actor short of a scene ripped right out of any Las Vegas movie (except the A-listers do love XS, so you might see one).

The prices at the bar are reasonable considering the opulence that surrounds. Although for those feeling ambitious, there’s a $10,000 cocktail on the bottle service menu.

The ring of DJ talent considered residents of XS keeps growing by the week, with current icons David Guetta and Avicii among the names.

On this night, Bro Safari kept the place in constant rage, whipping up a genre-crossing mix of dubstep and EDM.

Walking through the venue, no easy task closer to 2:00am as the crowd hit its peak, can be surreal as beautiful people, flashing lights, and a majestic DJ stage complete with a massive LED screen overload the senses.

In Las Vegas, that sensory overload is currency. It’s what floods the strip with tourists every night.

In some ways, XS is a microcosm of the city. Nearly every wanted sensation of the strip can be found inside its doors.

Perhaps Wynn had it figured out when he summed up his partial recipe for success:

“There’s no mystery as to what people want. The whole idea, though, is to serve it up to you in a way that’s unique and different and better than what you’ve ever had before.”

XS is serving it up, indeed.

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  1. Posted by Julie on April 5th, 2014, 08:52 [Reply]

    I LOVE XS! Great review!! I want to go back so badly.

  2. Posted by P. Rezi on April 5th, 2014, 08:52 [Reply]

    Steve Wynn is a god

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