If you are waking up in the desert sunshine beneath palm trees and the shade of the Eiffel Tower, chances are less likely that you’ve survived an Earth-shifting apocalypse, and more likely that you just passed out poolside after housing one of Drai’s $40 (but, clearly, so worth it) mega vodka slurpee drink specials.
It might not sound sexy just yet, but trust us, it is. Nestled atop Sin City’s The Cromwell hotel, this massive rooftop day-club-slash-nightclub overlooks the Las Vegas Strip from some 11 storeys up.
Only open since Memorial Day of 2014, Drai’s is the brainchild (and namesake) of Weekend at Bernie’s film producer-turned-hospitality veteran Victor Drai, and holds claim as the Strip’s only two-level rooftop pool deck. By day, bikini-clad ladies splash in its waters to the sounds of resident DJs Savi, Helena, Warren Peace and Sidney Samson.
By night, inside Drai’s 35,000 square foot, pool-adjacent venue, Dyro, 3lau, Politik, Adventure Club, Borgeous and more hold court whenever it’s not booked to a mainstream act like J. Cole or Chromeo. Others that frequent the sexy, Vegas venue-with-a-view include emo-R&B crooner The Weeknd and Iggy Azalea, the latter who rang in 2015 onstage at the nightclub.
But, getting back to the moral of the story: If the Earth was on the verge of a continent-shifting apocalypse and you were looking for that last, ultimate turn up — Drai’s is the place.