At a Glance
What is it?
A crazy popular and crazy-expensive high-energy dance club that appeals mostly to people who can afford to enter.
Where is it?
At Bellagio on the Center Strip.
What kind of crowd does it draw?
Supermodels – with money. Or at least that’s what it appears. This place draws lots of young, pretty types with cash to spare.
What are the prices like?
Wow. The cover can go as high as $50 and drinks will often leave you with nothing but air in your palm after you fork over a $20.
When is the best time to go?
Get there as early as possible to avoid the long lines.
Why should I go here?
Because you can afford it.
What else do I need to know?
Don’t expect to sit down unless you are buying bottle service.
What’s the bottom line?
The high costs ensure a high-end crowd – both a good and a bad thing.
The Bank is the highest of high end clubs at Bellagio. How high? On the night I visited the cover charge was $50 although that is not a regular occurrence – still, figure at least $30 to get in the door. Drinks are likewise very pricey and if you want to sit down in any of the comfortable booths you’re going to have to get bottle service, which starts at $500 a bottle and on busy Saturday nights may have a three-bottle minimum. That’s right, $1,500 to sit down.
But if you have that kind of cash to throw around and are looking for an exclusive, celebrity and power-player heavy nightclub experience, it’s hard to think of a place that tops The Bank.
The space is gorgeous, a complete overhaul of the room that once used to occupy the Bellagio’s former high-end nightclub Light. It’s a multi-level room with several tiers of booths and plush seating overlooking a big dance floor and ultra-exclusive VIP rooms scattered about.
The place is built for partying with a state of the art sound and light system and fun touches like ice machines that rain snow down on the dancing throngs.
Due to the cost, the crowd here is a little more well-heeled than your average club-goer and a little older as well, so while you may not get sneered at for being over 40 here you may get sneered at if you’re wearing something from Target.