WHAT ARE LAS VEGAS NIGHTCLUB DRESS CODES?
Girls can usually get away with anything that at least looks like they ‘tried’, while us guys must adhere to more of a patchwork of exceptions that depend on the club and the person.
We’ll cover the ins-and-outs of what is officially allowed below, but you should know going into this that it isn’t uncommon for two people wearing basically the same thing to receive different reactions at the door.
Officially What Isn’t Allowed:
Most all “official” Las Vegas nightclub dress codes will tell you that you can’t wear any of the following and get in the club:
- Baggy Jeans
- Sports hats. (Exception: fedoras and the like are usually ok.)
- Tennis shoes.
- Shoes that are considered too “sports like.”
- Cut offs
If you want to ensure a simple evening, don’t risk it with any of the above.
That being said, just because something is against the official dress code (or even what the doorman told you he’d let you in with) doesn’t mean you won’t see one or more people wearing it inside. Table customers, friends of the staff, locals, and those who know someone can (and will) occasionally step all over the rules with their out-of-dress-code sneakers.
DO I NEED TO WEAR A BUTTON UP SHIRT?
While a collared shirt is a simple go to for any guy looking to definitely be within Las Vegas nightclub dress code, it is not required and whatever else you’re thinking may be a better option if you feel like you look better and will enjoy your night.
ARE T-SHIRTS ALLOWED?
Officially, no, but it’s becoming more and more common to see guys wearing t-shirts in Las Vegas nightclubs. And, once you’re inside, you’ll almost certainly be completely fine.
That being said, it’s a huge grey area, and you’re not going to be sure whether or not a doorman is going to be cool with you simply wearing a fashionable t-shirt.
Play it safe with some kind of jacket or sport coat, then do whatever you want once you’re inside.
SHOULD I WEAR DRESS PANTS?
There is a difference between dressing up in a nice suit (or similar) versus looking like you just left the convention floor. If you’re looking to suit it up for the night and look fresh, by all means, go for it, but the official answer here is: dress pants aren’t required anywhere and you should feel stylish at a Las Vegas nightclub.
If wearing dress pants makes you look like a car rental counter employee, you should probably aim for something more casual.
WHAT ABOUT DENIMS OR JEANS?
Jeans are completely acceptable at every club in Las Vegas, though any that are “too baggy” or “covered in holes” may get rejected.
WHAT ABOUT MY SHOES?
You are always safe with leather and dress shoes. You can even occasionally get away with low profile “tennis shoes” as long as they are solid black (including the laces) if they look dressy enough and don’t have any huge logos on them.
Have some trendy kicks that you want to wear out? Officially, they aren’t allowed, but most major Las Vegas nightclubs are relaxing the rules on shoes if you compensate elsewhere in your outfit. Have on a STYLISH collared shirt, tie, jacket, nice pants with your fashionable sports shoes?
Technically speaking it’s against the “rules,” but you might be just fine.
CAN I WEAR A HAT?
Style it up! Some clubs will let you in wearing a hat if it is considered fashionable (rimmed, beret, etc), but most will tell you to kick rocks if you show up wearing a typical snapback, beanie, or baseball cap.
WHAT ABOUT SUNGLASSES?
Unless you’re blind, hiding a nasty case of pink eye or happen to be P Diddy, don’t wear sunglasses to a nightclub. Ever. No matter how good you may “think” that they look in your mirror selfies, they look stupid in a nightclub and there is a 100% chance everyone else making fun of you.
If you have any other questions, contact a host.