If you have ever been to Vegas or are remotely familiar with the nightlife in town, chances are you've heard of a swanky new club called Surrender. You'll find it located within the opulent Encore Casino (3121 Las Vegas Blvd S.), sister property to the Wynn. Brain child of Steve Wynn and long time nightlife operator Sean Christie, Surrender Nightclub opened up but a year ago on Memorial Day Weekeend to sold out crowds and has been packed ever since.
At over 60,000 square feet, this nightlife venue has a twist to it that separates it from all the other clubs in the city. Not only is it a full fledged nightclub from Wednesday to Saturday, but during the warmer months it operates as Encore Beach Club from Friday to Monday during the day. Once the sun sets, the pulsating of the lights and lasers to the music welcomes you back to Surrender Nightclub.
Keeping in line with Wynn fashion you can expect the highest levels of customer service. Wherever you go you'll be greeted with smiling faces and eager employees who want nothing more than for you to have the best possible experience. Upon entrance to the luxurious venue, you will notice the color gold envelops you. The main bar features a giant gold snake over 100ft long hung on the back wall, in addition to orange and burnt red accents throughout the venue.
Packing in multiple rotating DJs each with their own monthly residency, the talent at Surrender and Encore Beach ranks among that of the mega clubs in Ibiza. With heavyweights such as Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Pete Tong, Lil Jon and Sidney Samson to name a few, there is little elsewhere that have what Surrender and Encore Beach have to offer.
When you end up making your way over there, here are a few things you should know, and remember.
Cover ranges anywhere from $20-$50 on a normal day/night and can get over the $100 mark on special events or holiday weekends.
It's always best to arrive early and whenever possible, purchase your tickets in advance online as this will guarantee your admission.
If waiting in line and standing at the bar isn't quite your thing, you can opt for the VIP table service. With bottles starting at $475 and going up from there, you're sure to get your money's worth in this venue. However if money isn't an option, the best tables in the house are the owners tables located inside directly across from the sound booth. In the warmer months though, the area is blocked off and the best place to be, whether it be day or night are the luxurious Bungalows. Measuring in at over 600sq ft, these feature their own private rest rooms, air conditioning/heating, individually controlled sound system, 60" flat screen televisions, and balconies overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. Keep in mind though that you get what you pay for, start around a $5,000 minimum and going as high as $25,000 on holiday weekends and special events, these aren't cheap, but hey...you only live once right?
Always be respectful to the outside staff working there. They deal with hundreds of thousands of guests a night and albeit may not always be in the best of spririts, they are people too. Understand that this is their job, be patient and chances are you will get in that much faster and that much easier
On the way in, or out, make sure to swing by Society Cafe, directly kitty-cornered to the venue, as it's the best spot to go when you need to prepare yourself for a night of drinking, or to get some food in you and sober up after. With a killer breakfast and an even better late night menu, you can't go wrong.