Las Vegas is known the world over as the place to go for entertainment of just about any kind, and just because it’s midweek, it doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had – far from it.
If you find yourself in Vegas on a Wednesday and are looking for something to do once the sun goes down, here are just a few ideas that will give you somewhere to start.
Nightclubs and Pool Parties
If you’re the kind of person who gets their kicks dancing until the sun comes up, in Vegas you’re spoilt for choice. Here are just a few of the top Wednesday club nights:
- LIGHT Nightclub – Mandalay Bay
A mainstay of the Vegas clubbing scene, LIGHT, located in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, is one of the premium venues if you plan to dance till dawn. With state-of-the-art lighting, sumptuous décor and some of the world’s top DJs on the decks, this is a nightspot not to be missed. The main nights are Fridays and Saturdays, but LIGHT also opens its doors on Wednesdays, making it a firm favorite for a midweek night out.
- On the Record – Park MGM
Another club that hosts a big Wednesday night bash is On the Record in Park MGM. With a speakeasy vibe and boasting three rooms with indoor and outdoor areas, this venue is favored by nightclub industry employees for their Wednesday nights off. So if you want to party with those in the know, this place should be near the top of your list.
- EBC at Night – Encore
Vegas is famous for its beach parties, but at EBC at Night, you can enjoy the pool party experience until the early hours. This venue allows you to slip into your best designer swimwear and party all night listening to the biggest EDM superstars of the moment for a night to remember.
Begin your Wednesday evening with a few drinks before moving on to other nighttime activities. Vegas has bars that cater to just about every taste, so here are just a few suggestions:
- Blue Martini
Pitching itself as the “locals’ bar” and offering a generous happy hour from 5pm to 8pm, the chic Blue Martini is the ideal watering hole to start your midweek night out.
- Downtown Cocktail Room
For quality cocktails in stylish surroundings, you could do worse than to make your way to Downtown Cocktail Room. It’s open till midnight on a Wednesday, so it’s perfect for a quick tipple before moving on to somewhere else.
- Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge
Open until 2am on Wednesdays and boasting an extensive drinks menu, Gatsby’s is another of the best places in town to grab a cocktail.
- Lucky Day Tequila & Mezcal House
For tequila connoisseurs, Lucky Day is an obvious choice. It offers an intimate vibe, vibrant décor and, of course, a wide range of high-quality tequilas and mezcals.
You haven’t been to Vegas if you haven’t been to a casino, and most of them are open all day, every day. Here are just a few of the best:
- Venetian Casino
If you’re a poker player, Venetian Casino is the place for you. They also have a vast array of slot machines along with various other table games, making this one of the most popular casinos in town.
- Golden Nugget
One of Sin City’s oldest casinos and one that still retains its old-time charm, Golden Nugget is a Las Vegas landmark. It offers the full range of games and even offers free craps, poker, blackjack and roulette lessons, making it a great choice for beginners and old hands alike.
- Wynn Casino
A huge casino boasting a 27-table poker room, hundreds of slot machines, the full complement of table games and more, all housed in a sumptuous venue that makes playing there even more enjoyable.
- Caesars Palace
A casino that’s synonymous with Vegas, no visit to the self-styled “Entertainment Capital of the World” would be complete without going there to try your luck at least once.
Vegas is blessed with an awesome array of places to fill up when you get hungry, from unpretentious American classics to chic and stylish haute cuisine. Here are some places to look out for on a Wednesday night:
- Siegel’s 1941, El Cortez Hotel and Casino
Open 24/7 and serving traditional local fare, Siegel’s 1941 harks back to the glory days of Las Vegas when things were just getting started. A great place for a meal at any time of day or night and a reliable destination for a Wednesday night feed.
- Freedom Beat, Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino
A classic diner-style restaurant serving all-American favorites to an appropriate soundtrack and open from midday until midnight, Freedom Beat is a great place to grab a bite on a Wednesday evening.
- The Martini
Another venue that’s open 24 hours a day that offers a wide selection of martinis, an extensive wine list and an array of delicious dishes, all at surprisingly reasonable prices, making The Martini a popular stop for nightlife on Wednesdays and every other day of the week.
- Oyster Bar
If seafood is your thing, head to Oyster Bar, one of the rare seafood restaurants in Vegas that’s open around the clock. You can start your Wednesday night there before hitting the clubs or stop by after you’re done dancing when you need a feed – The Oyster Bar will be waiting for you!
If you’re not into drinking or clubbing, perhaps taking in a show is more your style. Here are one or two ideas:
- Comedy Shows – L.A. Comedy Club’s Dragon Room
There’s plenty of choice for fans of comedy in Vegas, but one top pick could be the L.A. Comedy Club’s Dragon Room in the STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod.
- Magic Shows – Penn & Teller
One of the very best of Vegas’ magic shows from this world-renowned duo, a must-see for all those who appreciate astounding magic tricks – although there is no shortage of other worthwhile acts on the Vegas circuit if you want to try something else.
- Adult Shows – Spearmint Rhino
If adult entertainment is your thing, there’s no shortage of places catering to your tastes. For example, the opulent Spearmint Rhino is a high-class establishment that also offers a limo service for patrons.
- Family Shows – O by Cirque du Soleil, Bellagio
If you want to take your family to see a show, what could be better than Cirque du Soleil’s spectacular production known simply as O? It’s a breathtaking sensory adventure that has to be experienced to be believed. Suitable for children of five years and above, O is a night out your family won’t forget in a hurry.
Other Things To Do On Wednesday Nights in Vegas
There’s so much to do in Vegas every night of the week. Here are two other intriguing possibilities:
- Big Bus Night Tour
You don’t know Vegas until you’ve seen it by night, so why not get acquainted by taking a Wednesday Big Bus Night Tour? You’ll get to experience the town at its bustling, neon best as you’re driven to all of Sin City’s most famous sites.
- High Roller Wheel, Caesars Palace
For a different view of Vegas by night, jump on the High Roller Wheel at Caesars Palace to see the city from above. It’s open till midnight, making it a great activity to fit into a busy Wednesday schedule.
Free Things To Do At Night
Not everything in Vegas has to cost a fortune. Here are some things you can do on a Wednesday night for free:
- Free Street Party, Harrah’s Carnaval Court
If you’re looking for nightlife and somewhere to dance – but you don’t want to pay the entry fee for one of the upmarket Vegas nightclubs – head to Harrah’s Carnaval Court. You’ll find a party atmosphere, live DJs and plenty of like-minded party people – and it won’t cost you a thing!
- Fremont Street Experience
An almost mile-long pedestrian mall beneath a barrel vault canopy with a spectacular LED display, the Fremont Street Experience should be an essential stop on any trip to Vegas. You’ll also find free entertainment every night on the three stages, making this a great place to head for nightlife on a shoestring.
- Bellagio Fountains Show
While in Vegas, make sure you don’t miss the Bellagio Fountains show, an iconic spectacle of water and lights at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. It takes place every half-hour from 3pm to 8pm during weekdays, making it a great item to check off your list on a Wednesday evening.
- Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Also at Bellagio Hotel and Casino – and also free – is the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Inside, you’ll find a spellbinding forest world that changes each season, showcasing fabulous arrangements of plants, flowers and trees. It might not really count as “nightlife”, but it’s open 24 hours a day – so we think it still merits a place on our list.
- Lake of Dreams, Wynn
The Lake of Dreams attraction at Wynn Hotel is a multimedia experience of puppetry and light set against a stunning backdrop and accompanied by an immersive soundtrack. It runs daily every 30 minutes from dusk and doesn’t cost a penny, making it another option for free nighttime entertainment.
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Almost Limitless Possibilities for Entertainment – Even on Wednesdays
As you can see, whether you’re into wild parties, drinking and clubbing or you prefer more sedate activities like sightseeing tours and water shows, there’s no shortage of nightlife in Vegas, even on Wednesdays. And with our list, now you have some idea of where to start!