Pool clubs may be closed but you can still find ‘daylife’ parties in Vegas

Bagatelle - photo by Carlos Larios

Everyone knows there’s no shortage of nightlife in Las Vegas. But what do you do to keep the party going during the day? In the summertime in Vegas there is always a party to be found at one of the many pool clubs around town. During the winter when the pools are closed, it can be harder to find the festivities. Luckily we have a few suggestions for you about where to go to get crazy during the daytime.

Bagatelle Brunch

Bagatelle Brunch is a legendary weekend party staple in New York City and Los Angeles and now you can indulge in Las Vegas. Bagatelle Restaurant and Supper Club at the Tropicana throws a South of France-style party each Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bagatelle is a gorgeous oval-shaped room with two levels of seating. The whole room is decorated in elegant shades of white and beige with pop art elements throughout the walls. The main room’s centerpiece is a breathtaking crystal chandelier over the center with smaller chandeliers hanging around the club.

During brunch you might see anything from a strolling saxophonist to performers with circus-like skills, an aerialist or even a visit from the heavenly champagne muse, delivering high-end bottles from above to a booth below.

Bagatelle Brunch Waffles

Bagatelle Brunch often has a special theme, encouraging servers and guests alike to dress in costume. Recent parties have featured snow bunny and “Festivus for the Rest of Us” themes.

There’s lots of champagne flowing and cocktails to indulge in at Bagatelle, but make sure you don’t miss out on the other important part of brunch – the food. Bagatelle serves a variety of dishes including eggs, Nutella French toast, pancakes, croque monsieur sandwiches, salads and more.

There are also some favorites available from Bagatelle’s dinner menu including the most amazing take on mac & cheese that you’ll ever have – truffled elbow pasta made with truffle veal jus, French ham and Swiss cheese.

You’ll be having so much fun you might want to party through the day and stick around for dinner as Bagatelle transitions into a supper club. Don’t miss the mouth-watering signature dishes including gnocchi à la Parisienne (housemade gnocchi, black truffle pesto filling, truffle sauce) and truffled roasted chicken for two (country style potatoes, foie gras sauce).

Ghostbar Dayclub

Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms hosts an uninhibited daytime party every Saturday from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. during the winter months.

Party 55 stories up with an amazing view of Las Vegas, accompanied by music from DJs like Mark Stylz and Zen Freeman.

Champagne flows and the adventurous can indulge in beer bongs. At any given time you’ll see ladies walking by on stilts or piñatas popping open.

You’ll definitely want some food to pair with your champagne and the chefs behind Nove Italiano and N9ne Steakhouse have put together a menu of “sammichez,” including organic roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and stuffing, and roast beef with pepper jack cheese, crispy onions and horseradish mayo.

Lavo Saturday Champagne Brunch

Lavo Brunch

Another afternoon soiree to check out is Lavo’s Champagne Brunch at the Palazzo.

The brunch blends food, champagne and European house music, along with some fun party elements like confetti showers, costumed hosts and gold-painted dancers.

Guests can indulge in more than 15 types of champagne including a variety of large format bottles as big as 30 liters.

Food choices include white polenta pancakes with hazelnut butter; lemon ricotta waffles with glazed apples, dark raisins and whipped yogurt; and a smoked salmon pizza with mascarpone, goat cheese and fried capers.

Heartier options include spaghetti with Kobe meatballs or a 14-ounce dry-aged New York strip steak with truffle sauce and spicy fries.

The Lavo Champagne Brunch is offered each Saturday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.



It’s not that warm in Minnesota. I know this from spending half my life freezing in the northern part of the state. So 20 years ago, I decided to thaw out and traded in scarves and mittens for tank tops and flip-flops (Take that, polar vortex!). I swapped snow for 300 days of sun a year. I may not have been born here, but there are hotels that haven’t lasted in Vegas as long as I have. The Sands, Hacienda, Aladdin, Desert Inn and the Stardust too. I've been to my fair share of implosion parties. (Yeah, that’s a thing.) As a writer for Vegas.com, I've applauded hundreds of shows, explored every major hotel in town and raised a few glasses at most of the city's bars and clubs. Now I'm the resident foodie here. I write about all things dining — from $3.99 shrimp cocktail at the Golden Gate to the finest sushi at Nobu, and everything in between.