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BEST ALTERNATIVE POOL PARTY The Aquatic Club at Palazzo Colorful, retro, upbeat and classic, the Palazzo's recent reimagining of the dayclub experience feels fancy and far from overwhelming, a different speed for those seeking less-choppy wa- ters. Palazzo, 702-767-3724. BEST LUXURY HIDEAWAY Fizz Leave it to Elton John and husband David Furnish to create one of the swankiest, '70s-inspired spots on the Strip. Get lost in the artwork that adorns the walls—from Elton's personal collection— in this glamorous throwback to rock 'n' roll's past. Caesars Palace, 702-776-3200. C O V E R S T O RY WEEKLY | 07.13.17 2017 NIGHTLIFE (Danny Mahoney/Courtesy) BEST HEADLINING DJ The Chainsmokers They're the biggest DJ duo in the world, so it's no wonder they came out on top here. Whether they're collabing with Coldplay or tearing up the dance fl oor as Wynn Night- life residents, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall continue to deliver. BEST LOCAL DJ DJ Franzen With his industry connections, Franny is the soul of Drai's Nightclub and its talent-packed rep. But his local longevity and dedication to the craft also make him the heart of hip-hop in Vegas. BEST LOUNGE Hyde Bellagio Talk about Strip views: Hyde is the only place where you can drink and mingle in a classic yet contemporary Vegas setting while getting a truly unique perspective. You voted for it because you always take your out-of-towners there. Bellagio, 702-693-8700. BEST DAYCLUB Encore Beach Club There's a reason EBC had to make more room this season for you crazy dayclub kids. But you still fi ll it up almost every weekend, with your bouncing and splash- ing and sun-drenched joy. Encore, 702-770-7300. BEST MEGACLUB XS Apparently you enjoy catch- ing the chart-toppingest DJs blowing up the biggest parties in the most deca- dent surroundings possible. You know what? You're club spoiled. And it's all XS' fault. Encore, 702-770-0097. BEST INDUSTRY NIGHT Marquee Mondays Thanks to DJs like Vice, Ruckus and Dash Berlin—and a crowd that doesn't care when the weekend starts and ends—there's actual dancing going on at this industry night, always a raging party. Cosmopolitan, 702-333-9000. BEST NIGHTCLUB HOSPITALITY Drai's Readers love the way they get treated at the trinity of club experiences at the Cromwell, whether it's in the basement or up on the roof. Talent and design dazzle, but service makes the difference. Cromwell, 702-777-3800. BEST NIGHTLIFE INSTITUTION Drai's After Hours After two decades, the original Drai's occupies a space all its own. It's the last great lounge, the only long- standing afterhours club, and an industry favorite of legendary proportions. Cromwell, 702-777-3800. BEST DISCOVERY IN WAITING Living Room at the W Who put this here? A chill, swanky lobby bar with eye-popping art, comfy couches, lovely cocktails and atmosphere to spare, ready to be your favorite new fi nd at the north tip of the Strip. SLS, 702-761-8700. BEST PICNIC WITH STRIP VIEWS Beer Park at Paris Watch the Bellagio fountains or the always-fun tourist pedestrians from this Paris perch, while sipping on frosty brews and noshing on tasty snacks. Paris, 702-444-4500. BEST NIGHTLIFE EVOLUTION Embassy Nightclub Whether it's bringing breaking global artists to town or wel- coming a huge Latin audience without a club to call its own, Embassy lives up to its name every weekend. 3355 Procyon St., 702-609-6666. BEST DIVE BAR Starboard Tack Everything about this late- '70s-styled nautical bar is a win: the almost-hidden loca- tion, the tasty bar menu (try the skewers), the vacation- in-a-glass cocktails and the super-chill vibe. Let's hope the tourists never fi nd it. 2601 Atlantic St., 702-684-5769.

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