Drai’s After Hours Las Vegas
If you've partied all night and you're not ready to go home, Drai's After Hours vibe and sound will seduce you into staying out until the sun is high in the sky. Catch the golden elevator to the basement of the Cromwell Casino and enter a sexy crimson haven decked out with leather couches, oversized sofas, and that famous red-light look. Drai's After Hours is a refreshing alternative to the sparkles of the bustling Las Vegas Strip and an excellent nightcap. This Vegas nightclub is 13,000 square feet, with two large dance floors, 55 Bottle Service tables, a red-light district decor, and state-of-the-art sound.
Back in my younger years, I was quite the regular, but my business grew, and I got older, so I didn’t frequent this venue as much. Not that it isn't still a good time; it is; it's just changed a bit over the years. At one time, the main after hours party was tech house music, with local DJ talents like Nielson and Chris Garcia, but those days are long gone. Now, the after-hours party caters to the Drai’s Nightclub after crowd upstairs, and it's primarily Hip Hop.Ask a Drai’s After Hours Las Vegas Question in the Forum
About Brian Pfeiffer & Surreal Nightlife
Just a few things about me, so you know I'm credible. I started in the business in 2000 as a front door host. The owner asked me to throw a party on a Friday night at our club. The first party went so well that it turned into a monthly event, then once a week, and eventually nearly every day for the past 20 years. I guess you could say it's in my blood; I know how to throw a great party! With my years of experience, along with my hundreds of connections, I can make your Vegas trip unforgettable. While I still have part ownership in a club in PRSYM Chicago and own a large Halloween and New Year's Event in Chicago, my home base is in Las Vegas and has been since February 2013. The Hakkasan Group moved me here to be the promotions manager for Hakkasan and Wet Republic.
Nearly one year into my Vegas Adventure, I realized I had enough customers to start my own independent hosting company. Now I am licensed by the Nevada Gaming Commission and a Clark County Professional Promoter. Independent hosting is serious business in Las Vegas. You can't just be any person off the street and hope to work with these nightclubs; you must get a gaming license, pass an FBI background check, and have a legit company (State LLC) to do business with nightclubs. Words of advice, before you book any bottle service, please make sure you work with a reputable company like mine. The best and fastest way to get a quote is to fill out the form. We will ask you for the number of people in your party, the number of men and women, as well as the dates you will be in Sin City. I have several packages if you'd like to bundle some limos, dinners, or shows along with your bottle service.
After Hours Location & Hours of Operation
Drai’s After Hours is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. Special Event Imagine Tuesdays, usually monthly, is an Industry Party. The venue is in the basement of The Cromwell Hotel & Casino. The Physical Address is 3595 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
|11:45 PM to 8 AM.||11:45 PM to 8 AM.||11:45 PM to 8 AM.||11:45 PM to 8 AM.|
Drai’s After’s Vibe and Resident Artists
This Vegas After Hours is arguably the best Hip Hop After Party in the world. Many athletes and celebrities are sure to be sighted at this one-of-a-kind late-night party spot. The mood is festive, and a lot of people are on the dance floor. Another plus is the music volume is reasonably dialed so that you can have a conversation at the party. The venue is the longest-running nightclub with significant events. Initially, it was a tech-house party with many different artists; now, they mainly have residents. While the tech-house days for this venue have come and gone, on Thursday and in the side room, they spin some Latin music. The Drai’s brand in Vegas has become a Hip Hop and open format music company. Major Hip Hop acts such as Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, and French Montana often headline the big nightclub venue upstairs on weekends, so that large crowd usually ends up downstairs at the after-party. Be sure to check out all the Drai’s nightclub events for your weekend in Sin City.
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What is Bottle Service?
By definition, bottle service means purchasing alcohol by the bottle instead of buying a drink. American clubs, especially in Las Vegas, are synonymous with "Poppin Bottles." You will be paying a premium for a bottle to reserve a section in the Club, but it includes a personal server, VIP entry into the Nightclub, and usually an assortment of standard mixers. The cost of a bottle is a bit less than other high-end clubs; however, we have some popular packages, which I'll talk more about below. On any given night, Prime Tables are usually less than the cost compared to clubs around town. Bottle Service includes standard mixers such as cranberry juice, soda, tonic, orange juice, pineapple juice, and soft drinks. They do not have Red Bull, but they have Monster Energy drinks and bottled water, available for an upcharge.
What's a Minimum Spend?
The minimum spend is the amount you agree to spend in advance on alcohol to get a table or real estate in the Nightclub. In Vegas, we call the minimum spend "the min." The better tables will have a higher minimum spend, and on bigger DJ nights, you can expect a higher "min." One thing of note is you can bring the minimum down a bit and potentially get a better location with a handshake to the podium. We will talk more about handshakes below.
Bottle Service Table Locations
Below is the Surreal Nightlife table map showing all the table numbers. Although we can't guarantee specific tables until the night of, we can always get what you want.
Getting Bottle service at the party has its perks, from VIP entry to a personalized server and security for your section, all of which can make your big night out extra special.
DJ Booth Tables (15 People)
There's only two DJ Booth Tables, and they are fantastic, right next to the DJ booth and hold about 15-20 people. Back when we were frequent visitors of after-hours, the one on the left was always our table. Nothing beats being next to the DJ and being the center of attention. If you'd like a DJ booth table, do let us know.
Dance Floor Tables (10 People)
Besides the two DJ Booth Tables, there are ten dance floor tables in the main room. Many of the tables can comfortably hold 8 to 10 people. For the most part, the dance floor stays busy the entire party, so all the tables are excellent. You can get them for a reasonably reasonable price, so just let us know.
Large Dance Floor Tables (12 People)
If you have a large group and want to be in the action, then the large dance floor tables will be perfect if you want to mingle with the dance floor crowd. The larger tables are toward the back half of the dance floor.
Main Room Upper Dance Floor Tables (10 People)
Just one level up from the dance floor tables is another row of tables perfect for the main and if your crew would prefer not to be bumping buts with the dance floor crowd.
Banquet Main Bar and Library (6 people)
There are some smaller tables in the rooms with the bars. These are perfect if you have a small group and want to be slightly out of the action. We can secure one with a low minimum; just let us know.
VIP Room Dance Floor (10 people)
In the VIP Room in front of the DJ booth, the dance floor table lines the dance floor. I have had some fun nights in this room, and these tables are great for a group of eight to ten people.
VIP Stage Banquet (8 People)
There are also some tables behind the DJ booth in the smaller VIP room. You won't find a bad table in the Club, and there are several options. These tables tend to sell out on bigger nights, but we can always get you what you want if we book in advance. Just let us know, and we'll be happy to get you the best table for your group.
Bottle Service Deals and Packages
On Thursdays, Some Fridays, and Sundays, have some great bottle packages for a great table and bottles bought in advance for less than retail. For example, 2 bottles of Tito’s Vodkas at menu prices will be $1850, all in with tip and tax. Our packages offer 2 bottles for around $1300 all-in with tip and tax.
How Do I Calculate My Bill?
Let's do some math
|$2000 (Minimum Spend)|
|+$167.50 (8.375% City Tax)|
|+ $114.60 (5.73% Venue Fee)|
|+ $400 (20% Server Gratuity)|
|= $0 (Podium Shake for a Lower Min and Specific Table)|
|= $2682.00 Cost out the door|
This does not include any "shake" to the podium for location, express entry, specific table, etc. FYI, a "shake" can also help with a lower minimum spend. When someone refers to the "shake," that means they tip on top of your table minimum and the tip, tax, and venue fee that you will be paying. (The "shake" or “handshake” to the podium goes into the host's tip pool). In many instances, there is an opportunity to get lower-than-posted pricing with what's called a "handshake" in Las Vegas; basically, it is a gratuity to the podium for a lower minimum and a potential upgraded location.
Sometimes a podium tip is required for a particular table or even to get a location on certain nights. There are some higher tiers when it's a holiday or fight weekend. Also, there might be nights where there are even lower tiers than what's listed above.
Drai’s After Hours’ Best Tables
I mentioned before we usually get the table next to the DJ. Those are the best two tables in the club. There are also a bunch of dance floor tables in the main room and a bunch of dance floor tables in the other music room. There are so many good tables to party at, and if you're into Hip Hop, this is the place to go after the main nightclubs close.
Bottle Service Presentations
When the Sparks are flying, bottles will be popping! Management is known for its over-the-top bottle service presentations. Check out the video above from a good one that we've had. Usually, you have to order a minimum of $1,000 at once and some sort of champagne. However, this can change depending on the night. On some Thursdays and Sundays, all we usually have to do is ask for some sort of presentation. On bigger artist nights, it's going to require a little bit more spend to make one happen. Just let us know if that's what you're looking for, and we can coordinate a presentation.
Las Vegas Promoter Girl Guy
I bet you have heard of a Las Vegas Promoter, but have you heard of a girl-guy? Certain elite promoters earn the title of the club’s girl-guy. These “super promoters” are usually good-looking fellas that seem to have a way with the hottest Vegas girls in town. They have a big role in the venue’s operations. They are tasked with making sure the guys spending the money have females at their table to mingle with! 🤗 We all know Vegas has a lot of bachelor parties and a lot of the guys in the crew might be a little “rusty” when it comes to pulling talent to the section. The girl-guy typically will have dozens of girl comps, single hotties, and bachelorette groups to pull from a promoter table. They work for tips and can bring more talent if the first round doesn’t mesh well. I always like to help with talent, but some groups prefer the “hunt” on their own. Another option is to hire a couple of atmosphere models for around $400 for 4 hours; you can get some magazine quality models to hang with the boys all night, just let me know!Book Atmosphere Models
Budget Bachelor Parties
Since men book most Bottle Service, we have booked a lot of Bachelor parties at this venue. We have some fantastic packages that include limos, dinners, and Vegas strip clubs. So, if you're looking for a package deal or a straight bottle service deal, we can make that happen. We always do our best to try to get some Vegas girls to your table. Doing this has been one of our staples for years. Check out four of our popular packages below:Click Here for More Bachelor Packages
Bachelorette Parties in Vegas
Not to forget about our favorite ladies, we book a surprising amount of bachelorette parties as well. Occasionally, we offer services to help get the ladies just past the VIP ropes. So, if you're interested in a package deal with dinner, open bar, Drag Brunch, pole dancing, a male strip club, or possibly a male revue, let us know, and we'll make your party fabulous.Click Here for More Bachelorette Packages
Guest List versus Tickets for After Hours?
The guest list lines up to the right if you're looking at the front door. Management has the list going from 11:45 PM until 2 AM. The rules change each night, depending on who the artist is. A good rule of thumb is you must arrive before 2 AM. But generally, you'll find ladies are free, and guys with even ratio are typically free on the Drai’s After Hours guestlist. Another option is club tickets for the sin city clubs. An important tip to remember, Drai’s After Hours tickets guarantee entry, and the guest list does not.
Here's what you can expect on the guest list:
|Males||Free Entry before 1 AM check-in||Free or Discounted Admission (depends on headliner – early arrival recommended)|
|Females||Free Entry before 1 AM check-in||Free Entry (early arrival recommended)|
Here's what you can expect for Tickets:
|They are not selling tickets, only for NYE|
|General Admission Only|
*Club reserves the right to deny entry for dress code or lude behavior.
*Early arrival is required for Saturday events, especially with big headliners. Guestlist details are subject to capacity – if the club hits near capacity with the lines outside still full of people, the club may decide to start charging people early.Get on The Drai’s After Hours Guestlist
Suppose you're planning on attending a big event and can't get there early. In that case, you might want to investigate purchasing general admission tickets in advance to avoid paying the highly inflated price at the door and to guarantee your entry. Pre-purchased tickets automatically guarantee access to the venue; the Guestlist does not!Get Drai’s After Hours Tickets
Surreal Tip: Nightclub and Pool Party guestlists are geared more toward female patrons. All-female groups typically have a little more leeway for arrival time on big nights, while groups with males in their party might not have the same time luxury. 📲Contact us to find out what the best course of action is for your group by filling out a form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Drai’s book Vegas Corporate Events?
We book quite a few corporate events, especially when conventions are in town. The main room is large, but we can break the club up into sections for smaller groups. The mezzanine section could be perfect for a fifty to a hundred group. We could also section off the main room. Drai’s Group operates the club, so they'll likely be a little easier to deal with when negotiating a reasonable price. We have a lot of experience in these negotiations, so just let us know the date and approximately how many people, and we'll make it happen.Get a Corporate Event Quote
Is Vegas Afterhours Good for Couples?
If it's just you and your lady or vice versa, this venue is an excellent option for a comfortable table. We have a complete selection of packages for couples that include reasonably priced bottle service. We may even have an opportunity for you to combine with another group. Just let us know the dates you will be in Vegas, and I’ll see what I can do. Please fill out a form for a couple's request.
What is the Drai’s Dress Code?
As with any nightclub in Las Vegas, there is a dress code. Business casual or formal attire is preferred and recommended as you are going out to impress. No shorts, Sandals, Hats, Timberlands, Boots, Baggy Pants, Jean Shorts, Sweatpants are allowed either. Due to the Hip Hop nature of the theme, they tend to be a little more relaxed on the attire. Typically, they allow Air Jordan’s and stylish gym shoes.
For the ladies, anything goes but athletic gear, and please keep your shoes on; if you can't handle your heels all night, consider another pair of shoes. Walking around in bare feet in Las Vegas is just asking for an issue.Vegas Dress Code Guide
What about Security?
Before entry, all guests are required to empty their pockets (for ladies, they will look in your purse), submit to a metal detector test, and make sure everyone entering is not bringing in anything dangerous. It's equivalent to going through the TSA line at the airport. This applies to all guests, whether you are going in with general admission or a table.
Pro Tip: If you purchased a table and some unwanted patrons wander in by accident, it is always best to have the security staff ask them to leave instead of doing it yourself to avoid potential conflicts. In the event of a confrontation between guests, both parties may likely be asked to leave. Security has the final say on such matters.Las Vegas Security Guide
What can't I bring into the venue?
Here are some things that you will be either asked to throw away or go back to your room to deposit before coming back:
Vapes – weed dispensaries are extremely popular and legal in NV, and vaping is in vogue, but most venues will not allow vapes inside their premises. They will ask you to bring it back to your room or throw away the cartridge inside, even if it isn't a CBD cartridge.
- Vapes – weed dispensaries are extremely popular and legal in NV, and vaping is in vogue; most venues will not allow vapes inside their premises and will ask you to leave it in your room or at the very least throw away the cartridge inside, even if it isn't a CBD cartridge.
- Outside Food/Beverages – finish your food and drinks before you get in the line.
- Camera equipment – the only recording equipment you are allowed to bring is the one on your phone. Digital cameras and selfie sticks are not allowed into the venue.
- Packs of gum – this only applies to day clubs, which tend to be a lot stricter about checking everything that goes into the venue, but guests have been known to try and sneak drugs inside packs of gum to get them into the venue, so expect to have your gum taken away at the door.
- Prescription medication (or anything resembling pills) – f you need a specific prescription medication while inside the venue, you will have to bring the prescription and explain what the medicine is for; otherwise, expect to get pulled to the side.
- Oversized bags – nything larger than a lady’s clutch purse will be denied into the venue. This applies to most backpacks, gym bags, totes, etc. While most hotels can hold onto your luggage at the bell desk.
What’s the Deal with Drai's Nightclub?
Some people still get confused and don't realize there's an after-party in the basement of The Cromwell, and then there's also a colossal nightclub for Drai's on the 11th and 12th floor. The nightclub also acts as a day club on the patio section upstairs. The great thing about the nightclub is they have a fantastic Hip Hop party and usually book a lot of prominent artists such as Lil Baby, Nelly, Dababy, and Ludacris.
It's just a short walk from the elevators to the other elevators in the Cromwell Casino. Since the Nightclub has turned into a Hip Hop club, so has the after-hours. An amazing night would be to combine a table at the nightclub and a table at the after-hours party, and we will be happy to set that up.
Can We get into Drai's Beachclub?
The daytime brother to the nightclub is Drai's beachclub. We have a complete guide that goes over step-by-step, the options for tables and entry, and all the details you need to know. A few items of note are they usually have Hip Hop artists on Saturdays. Fridays and Sundays, the programming is a mix of open-format and Hip Hop, but this is all subject to change.
How is Drai's Thursday Night Swim?
This event used to be called the Yacht Party, and it was on Tuesday nights. Back in 2019, they moved it over to Thursdays, and now it’s called the Thursday Night Swim. It's a wild party up on the pool deck overlooking the strip. Likely, you'll be arriving in town on a Thursday, and if you want to start your weekend out with the madness, this is the party for you. We almost always have some bottle package options, so if you are on a budget, just let us know, and we will get you a spot.
What do Drinks Cost?
Drinks vary in price at the bar. This venue falls above the industry standard of pricing for drinks ranging from $12 - $20 per drink and Beers from $10 - $15 each. Individual 1L Bottles start at $595 plus, and Bottle Service minimums typically range from $600 - $3,000+ before tax, tips, and fees.
Where is the VIP Check-in?
The VIP/Table Check-in is on the west end of the casino, near the Vegas Strip entry/exit. The casino is not that big, and there are signs, so it's pretty easy to find. On holiday weekends and big performance nights, we recommend arrival before 2:00 AM. The casino is small, and the area to get tables is relatively small - we've seen it get incredibly busy after 2:00 AM.
What’s for New Year's Eve 2022?
New Year's Eve in Sin City is one of the best places on the planet to be for ringing in the new year. The 2023 New Year's Eve celebration will draw over 300,000 die-hard partiers and clubbers to Vegas, so you can expect Drai’s to sell out just like last year. Pro-tip: it’s important to note that you will need to book your table far in advance with a deposit. Last year they only accepted pre-payments in full for the tables, and they sold out quickly. As we get closer to this epic celebration, the prices will increase, and the inventory will decrease. If you know you will be in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve and want to do the Hip Hop scene, let us know ASAP!
How do I get My guests in if they arrive late?
Usually, this is a straightforward process. Your guest(s) can walk up to the ropes and mention the name the table is under and the table number, and they get right in. Some exceptions could be if the Club is at capacity and they just can't physically let anybody else in via the Fire Marshal's rules and regulations, or if you are way over your limit on the number of people at your table. If you have some uninvited guests at your table for some reason, the proper way to handle that is just get security to have them removed. I strongly suggest you do not remove unwanted guests yourself as an altercation could occur, and potentially everyone at the table will get kicked out. With over 20 years of experience in this business, please trust us that is the best way to handle things.
Surreal Brian’s Final Word
Over the years, they've changed the branding of Drai's After Hours to be more of a Hip Hop club. They tried several times to bring back the tech-house music to the smaller house room, but it never seemed to last. At the time of this writing, they're doing Hip Hop in the Main Room and Reggaeton/Salsa in the smaller Music Room. The place gets packed, and it's a heck of a party, just different than what it used to be. If you're into Hip Hop, you're going to love this place for tech-house. Check out Discopussy or Terrace Afterhours.
Contact Information / Questions & Quotes
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If you have a question after reading through this guide, feel free to hit up the Surreal Forum. I am an active daily user and will be happy to answer any questions. From my experience, if you have a question, likely other people will have the same question. I do appreciate your support in the Forum.
But the fastest way to get a quote is to click on the button below and fill out the form. We will need the number of people in your party, guys and ladies, as well as the dates you will be in Las Vegas. I have several packages if you'd like to bundle some limos, dinners, or shows along with your bottle service. I will get back to you ASAP!About Brian Pfeiffer »
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