Las Vegas, Nevada, is the go-to destination for 21st birthdays, bachelor parties and raucous weekends. But for the slightly older crowd, there are still fun and exciting places to venture after-hours that will not be crowded with sweaty, half-naked bodies of the typical under-25 club goers. You can still have fun in Las Vegas at any age.
VooDoo Lounge at Rio
VooDoo Lounge at the Rio Hotel is a lounge-style nightclub 51 stories above the Vegas strip atop the Rio Hotel. You can come for the view, but you will stay for the house band and DJs as well as the expertly mixed cocktails, including the exclusive Witch Doctor. But if you're looking for a more conventional beverage, the bartenders will be happy to mix up anything and send you off on the dance floor. The over-40 crowd will enjoy the VooDoo Lounge because of its more laid-back lounge nightclub style.
VooDoo Lounge, Rio Hotel 3700 West Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89103 702-777-7983 riovegasnights.com
Carnaval Court at Harrah's
The Carnaval Court at Harrah's Hotel and Casino is a nightclub and a show rolled into one. The flair bartenders give you a little something extra with every cocktail. And the staff does not just throw bottles: they sing, dance and even juggle while serving your drinks. If you happen to be visiting on a weekend, play a couple of hands of blackjack as well. This club does not skimp on the dancing; a full range of music blasts from the speakers nightly. The over-40 crowd will appreciate the entertainment options and the exciting bartenders.
Carnaval Court, Harrah's 3475 Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109 800-214-9110? harrahslasvegas.com
Studio 54 at the MGM Grand
Studio 54 is a multilevel, diverse dance club, perfect for any age. The club is modeled after its namesake, with modern, updated additions. The club has live dancers nightly to add to the ambiance. There is a bar on each of the four floors. The club also features private rooms for groups. The over-40 crowd will appreciate the flashback, but with a modern twist.
Studio 54, MGM Grand 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-891-7254 mgmgrand.com
Mix Lounge at THEhotel
The Mix Lounge at THEhotel at the Mandalay Bay is another lounge-style rooftop bar, with more of a bar feel than a club. The Mix Lounge offers both indoor and outdoor environments where bartenders mix innovative cocktails and old favorites. If you feel like dancing, the lounge mixes up all the latest hits every night. The over-40 crowd will appreciate the low-key atmosphere and diverse music styles.
The Mix Lounge, THEhotel Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 632-9500. mandalaybay.com