Top Places to Celebrate Your Birthday in Las Vegas
by Lianamar Davila Sanabria
As children, almost all of our birthday parties had a theme, whether it was Batman or Hello Kitty. Most of us seem to forget how much fun these themed parties were. Rest assured that in Vegas one does not have to wait until Halloween for a themed night. Take your pick of one of these themed venues to celebrate your day of birth. Start your new year of life off the right way and, like the popular 80’s trio said, “fight for your right to party” …in theme on your birthday!
Top Place to Celebrate Your Birthday in Las Vegas: Cathouse
3900 S Las Vegas Blvd
Triple Orgasm drinks, Coquettes and seductive shadowbox peeping. If this entices your curiosity, maybe you should consider spending the big day at Luxor’s Cathouse. The 19th century bordello-esque establishment comes complete with a curving hallway emulating the rooms of a brothel, which we’re positive are attempted to be opened more often than anyone would like to admit. The four on-hand “coquettes” are attractive and scantily-clad female dancers on elevated platforms dressed in Cathouse lingerie. The affectionately nicknamed “catbox” is a kind of shadowbox in the corner of space where roughly every 20 minutes a woman enters and goes about the mundane rituals a woman does in front of a mirror, which turns into teasing voyeuristic experience.
Top Place to Celebrate Your Birthday in Las Vegas: Tao
3355 Las Vegas Blvd
Be under the ever-watchful eye of Tao's signature 20-foot Buddha on your birthday and the good times are sure to roll. We just hope you won’t be alarmed by the scantily clad ladies in flower-petal-filled bathtubs, as they are merely part of the décor. This multi-story "Asian City" houses a restaurant, banquet facilities, an ultra-lounge and a nightclub, which all crave a high-energy atmosphere driven by the DJ. There is something for everyone at Tao Las Vegas with an outside terrace and breathtaking views of the Strip, The Temple room and The Emperor's Ballroom and eight private skyboxes with mini-bars and bottle service. It’s the ideal spot to gather your party for some pre-gaming cocktails and then continue on to the main event within the same venue.
Top Place to Celebrate Your Birthday in Las Vegas: Wasted Space
4455 Paradise Rd
Not really a fan of the club crowd? Like more rock? Wasted Space in the Hard Rock might be your cup of tea. Declaring itself the “anti-club” when it came on the scene in 2008, the 5,000-square-foot anti-club houses a stage for live performances, 17 table spaces and a 24-hour lounge with more seating. Conceptualized by action sports star Carey Hart, Wasted Space is a lavish rock club that brings one-of-a-kind high-end rock n’ roll culture to Las Vegas’ nightlife scene. Bartenders serve up drinks like the Hart Attack (Jameson, Red Bull, cranberry and Jagermeister) and Sunday Bloody Sunday (the Wasted Space’s version of a Bloody Mary), while rock mash-ups and live music bounce off the venue's walls.
Top Place to Celebrate Your Birthday in Las Vegas: Moon
4321 W Flamingo Rd
If your birthday fantasy is more of the futuristic kind, take the high-speed elevator ride up to Moon in the Palms. Besides offering mind-blowing views of the Las Vegas Strip, this sultry penthouse/club combo is literally out of this world. Reach for the stars because Moon’s futuristic theme comes complete with a retractable roof over that dance floor that dramatically opens sometime during the night. The VIP areas and tables weren’t left behind; they feature their own private patios or lit-up dance floors. Although its roof’s doors stay closed for a significant part of the night, once they open you’ll feel as if you could reach out and touch the stars. This sets the stage for one hell of a birthday night!
Top Place to Celebrate Your Birthday in Las Vegas: VooDoo Lounge
3700 W Flamingo Dr
This New Orleans inspired restaurant and lounge is just a ride up 51 floors. Before you even taste the food, you’ll have the night’s first memorable experience, their high-speed glass elevator. Enjoy the entire ride up as you watch the streets and cars get smaller. Their rooftop patio will leave you either speechless or grabbing onto your friends for balance. Their 40-ton staircase with an American flag flying high connects to the VooDoo Steak downstairs and a sight to see- not to mention the view as you’re going down the steps. So pin a dollar bill to your shirt like the natives do and see how many people actually know what that means. You might even collect enough to pay your cab fare back after getting inebriated on your special day.