The Complete Guide
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 and 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 a fantastic night-cap. The Club 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, I don'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 Nightclub after crowd upstairs, and it's primarily Hip Hop.
In this Ultimate VIP guide to Drai’s After Hours Las Vegas Bottle Service, I go over every detail you need to know if you're looking to purchase a table.
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In my Ultimate VIP Guide to Drai's Afterhours Las Vegas Bottle Service, I provide you with all the details you need to know if you're looking to purchase a table.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Location & Hours of Operation
Drai’s After Hours is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. Special Event Imagine Tuesdays, usually monthly. The venue is in the basement of The Cromwell Hotel & Casino. The Physical Address is 3595 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, located inside The Cromwell Boutique Hotel. Hours of operation 2:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Dress Code and Proper Attire
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. Shorts, sandals, hats, Timberlands, boots, baggy pants, jean shorts, sweatpants are allowed either. However, when Drai's Afters holds its Imagine Tuesday nights theme party, we suggest you dress in theme.
Surreal Tip: The Skinny on, Air Jordan Sneakers, they will let you wear them, but they will stick you with a $100 podium tip!
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The Skinny on, Air Jordan Sneakers, they will let you wear them, but they will stick you with a $100 podium tip!
Drinks vary in price at the bar, Drai’s falls above the industry standard of pricing for drinks, as drinks range from $12 - $20 per drink and Beers from $10 - $15 each. Individual 1L Bottles start at $495 plus and Bottle Service minimums typically range from $600 - $3,000+ before tax, tips, and fees.
The Vibe and Resident Artists
Drai's 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 in the Club.
There is no Guest List for Drai’s After Hour Party. However, if you want to get in, VIP Entry Style, we are friends with the promotion manager, and we will be happy to connect you with him. Our primary cell is 773-459-8133.Put me on the Guestlist for FREE »
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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 a.m. The casino is small, and the area to get tables is relatively small - we've seen it get incredibly busy after 2:00 a.m. for Bottle Service.
Drai's has some stringent security right behind the ropes at check-in. If you have any of the following items, you'll be asked to throw them away or leave and put them back in your room.
-Vapes (Casinos are under Federal Law and Weed is Illegal)
-Selfie sticks and GoPros
-Outside food and beverages
-Anything that can resemble a prescription pill, if you have to have them, bring your prescription with you
-Usually, they will take away your gum
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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 your 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 drink, and those along with bottled water, are 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.
Table Locations and Options
Getting Bottle service at Drai's Afters 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 Booth Tables
$1500-$3000 Minimum. There's only two of them, but they're fantastic tables right next to the DJ Booth and hold about 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
$1000 Minimum. Besides the two DJ Booth Tables, there are ten Dance Floor Tables in the Main Room. Each table can comfortably hold 8 to 10 people. For the most part, the dance floor stays pretty busy the entire party, so all the tables are excellent. You can get them for a reasonably reasonable price, so just let us know.
$500 Minimum. There are some smaller tables in the rooms with the bars. If you have a small group and want to be slightly out of the action, these are perfect. We can secure one with a low minimum just let us know.
$500 Minimum. The rest of the tables include the Second-Row Tables in the Main Room, the smaller Music Room Dance Floor Tables, and the side rooms to the Main Room. There are also some tables behind the DJ Booth in the smaller Music Room. You won't find a bad table in the Club, and there are a lot of options. On bigger nights these tables tend to sell out, but if we book in advance, we can always get you what you want. Just let us know, and we'll be happy to get you the best table for your group
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How Do I Calculate My Bill?
Let's do the math:
$1000 (min) + $83.75 (8.375% City Tax) + $57.25 (5.725% Venue Fee) + $200 (20% to the server) = $1341.
Total Bill Calculator for Drai's Afterhours Bottle Service
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 some nights where there are even lower tiers than what's listed above.
Drai's Bottle Service Menu for 2021
Below is a 2020 Drai's After Hours menu. You'll notice that Grey Goose is now $695 instead of last year's price of $595. They also have a pretty good deal on Belvedere for 2 for $695 for 750 ml's, a mag 1.75-Liter for $850. We would say in 2020 Belvedere's your call if you're drinking Vodka.
I mentioned it 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, then this is the place to go after the Club's closes.
Bottle Service Deals and Packages
We have some fantastic packages and deals. For straight Bottle Service, below are some of the packages we offer typically on Thursdays and Sundays:
Bottle Service Packages
Bottle Service Presentations
When the Sparks are flying, bottles will be popping! Drai’s is known for their over-the-top Bottle Service presentations Check out the image below from a couple of big ones 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 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.
If you're looking to book a corporate event, just let us know, and we'll set up a proposal. Drai's is not quite as corporate as some of the other venues in town, and potentially we can get a little better pricing. Whether it's the day club, the night club, or after hours, we can make your event special.
New Year's Eve 2020
For New Year's Eve 2020, you can expect them to sell out. It’s important to note that you will need to book your table pretty far in advance with a deposit. Last year they were only accepting pre-payments in full for the tables, and they sold out fairly quickly. As we get closer, the prices will rise, and the inventory will decrease. If you know, you're going to be in town for Las Vegas on New Year's 2020 and want to do the Hip Hop scene, let us know ASAP.
Several tables are perfect for smaller groups. They will typically have a low minimum spend and still be in the action. There might also be an opportunity to combine a couple with a larger group for the night. Hit us up, and we'll be happy to discuss it.
Bachelor Parties at Drai's
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 gentlemen's 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 females to your table. Doing this has been one of our staples for years.
Bachelorette Parties at Drai's
Not to forget about our favorite ladies, we book a surprising amount of bachelorette parties as well. We also offer services on occasion to help get the ladies just passed the VIP ropes. So, if you're interested in a package deal with dinner, all you can eat and drink; limos, and possibly a male gentleman's Club or male review, let us know, and we'll make your party fabulous.
How do I get guests in if they arrive late?
Usually, this is a pretty 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 that you do not try to 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.
The Drai's Nightclub
Some people still get confused and don't realize there's an afterparty 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.
It's just a short walk from the elevators over to the other elevators in the Cromwell Casino. Since the Nightclub has turned into a Hip Hop club, so has the after-hours. A great 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.
Drai's Beach and Day Club
The daytime brother to the nightclub is the day club, and we have an ultimate guide for that as well. We go over step-by-step, the options for tables, and all the details you need to know. A few items of note is they usually have Hip Hop artists on Saturdays, and Pauly D is generally the resident on Sundays. Friday's there is a mix of open-format and EDM, but this is all subject to change.
Drai's Thursday Night Swim in the Summers
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 package options, so if you on a budget, just let us know, and we will get you a spot.
The 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 on several occasions to bring back the tech-house music to the smaller house room, but it never seems 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.
How to Book
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