Las Vegas is one of the few cities outside of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami that you can stand on one corner and hear half a dozen different languages within minutes.
One of the languages you will hear most, though, is Spanish. So it only makes sense in a city that caters to so many different walks of life to have a few nights dedicated to Latin music. Not every club or bar has jumped on the wave so we’ve shortened your search time and compiled a list of the Las Vegas Strip’s best places for Latin music.
Most Vegas nightclubs are lucky to have one Latin night a year but at Crown Nightclub the Latin party plays weekly. Every Wednesday night, Las Vegas’ top Latin DJs take over the turntables to play the best in Spanish-language hip-hop and dance music. Additionally, go-go dancers gyrate their hips on an elevated platform with its own stripper pole to help set the mood and occasionally you’ll find a celebrity host.
The restaurant corridor of Town Square is usually filled with the faint smell of beer and men and women dressed in trendy nightlife attire, but on Thursday nights guests can find the rhythm of Latin beats mixed in. “Noches Azul Latin Thursdays,” as Blue Martini calls its Latin night, features specials on Patron Silver along with a DJ spinning Latin music and an L.A. cover band playing Spanish-language club music.
The Las Vegas weather may be drier than most Latin countries, but the premium cigars, fresh-made mojitos and live Latin music at Rhumbar will almost make you forget you’re in a desert. Rhumbar hosts the Las Vegas Strip’s only Latin night under the stars every Wednesday with Havanatone. Guests will merengue their way around the outdoor patio as a live band plays Latin-inspired music just steps away from the Volcano at the Mirage.
Gonzalez y Gonzalez
Block parties fill the streets throughout the year in New York’s Latino neighborhoods, such as Spanish Harlem, Queens and the South Bronx. In Las Vegas’ version of the famed city that never sleeps, New York-New York, the cobbled streets come with the salsa dancing and Latin-inspired music you’d expect to find 3,000 miles east. Gonzalez y Gonzalez clears the tables Friday and Saturday nights at 11 p.m. to make way for “Dulce Latin Night,” a blend of Spanish pop, rock and electronic music.
It’s never an easy task for a business to blend different cultures, but Nu Sanctuary has done exactly that for a number of different demographics. Among them is Latinos, who flock to the Town Square hot spot for “Latin Miami Friday.” The restaurant turns the lights down and transforms into a nightclub chock full of 20-somethings. Most puff on the table-side hookah service Nu Sanctuary has become known for, but with Latin beats playing it’s easy to put down the pipe for awhile.