Drai's at the W Hotel, Hollywood. Image from hotelchatter.com.

I love Vegas. 

Unfortunately, unless you are a billionaire (see: Travie McCoy), you probably can’t go there every weekend and rock it out like a rock star.  If you live in L.A., not many clubs can compare to the beautiful venues in Las Vegas because all the Las Vegas clubs are found in hotels which make a ton of money from their gambling revenue.  These clubs have to match the unique needs of the same high-end clientele willing to spend some money for a good time.

Thankfully for us in L.A. craving the Las Vegas experience without having to spend the entire weekend in Las Vegas, the folks who created XS (at the Encore) have also created Drai’s at the W in Hollywood. 

I have to say, these guys know what they are doing.

Now imagine this place with a lot of beautiful people. And you.

From the upscale decor to the beautiful people working there, I think Drai’s is my new favorite club in L.A.  Having a large group of Asian girls in tight miniskirts helped the cause as well (just for eye candy, of course).

Now, when I want to get that Vegas feeling, all I have to do is get bottle service at Drai’s and spend more money than I should on one evening.

Too bad there aren’t any craps tables on the ground level.  That would make it perfect.

For more information about Drai’s at the W in Hollywood, you can check out their official site online.


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