Club Notes: Drop Bar, S Bar, Azilo Ultra Lounge and more

S bar, a nightlife concept of Sam nazarian‘s Disruptive Restaurant Group (a brand within SBE) will open its doors this week for New Years Eve at Mandalay Bay in the former bar and restaurant in Red Square. “A handcrafted cocktail experience and lush lounge ambiance as well as high-energy entertainment” is on its way, according to a statement, and the S Bar will also offer a menu of bite-sized pieces to share to complement a musical approach that mixes up DJ sets. with live instrumentals. S Bar already has locations in Miami, LA and Dubai, and SBE also operates Kumi, Citizens and the Delano Hotel in Mandalay Bay and Hyde Lounge at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The S Bar opening event on December 31 will feature a DJ set from LA Bynx. It will operate Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information and reservations, visit

Sahara’s multi-purpose pool entertainment complex will debut as a nightlife lounge on January 1. Azilo Ultra Lounge, the all-new indoor portion of the venue – a modified space formerly known as Foxtail during the resort’s days as SLS Las Vegas – will come to life to kick off the New Year and will operate on Friday and Saturday nights featuring live entertainment. music, entertainment, cocktails and Suite. The performances on the opening night and every Saturday evening are the French, the DJ combo of Flowfly and Chris Garcia. DJ and electric violinist Marloun Dasoul will perform on Friday, and The Frenchies will also launch the first installment of the monthly Vibrator party in Azilo on January 8, a house-focused event with additional performers and dancers. Azilo’s New Year’s party this week features an open bar and live entertainment starting at 9 p.m., plus a countdown timer and fireworks by the pool. For more information or reservations, visit

Green Valley Ranch Resort celebrated its 20th anniversary this month with the return of Drop bar, the casino center bar well known for providing unique neighborhood nightlife over the years. The Drop Bar came back to life on December 18 with a new “urban chic” redesign; Live DJs on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; top of the game bar; cocktails and more. From January, the bar Stop everything industry night kicks off Wednesday evenings starting at 8 p.m., and a New Years Eve party featuring DJ Lynzée starts at 9 p.m. on December 31. For more information or reservations, visit

The Tao Group is holding open interviews January 11-13 at Tao Nightclub (if interested you can find more information at for positions at Tao Beach, also located at the Grand Canal Shoppes in Venetian. This is great news, as it means Tao Beach will reopen in 2022, possibly in March. The rooftop pool club that debuted in 2007 had always planned to put the 2020 season on hold for a wholesale renovation, but the pandemic has significantly delayed the project. Now that the Tao Group has absorbed the Hakkasan Group and all of its Vegas locations, Tao Beach’s return to the company’s expanded portfolio is set to be one of the biggest day-to-day events of the coming year.

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