Be sure to check the schedule because as well as a nightclub and DJ lineup, Rain also hosts shows (P.Diddy, Britney Spears, etc.)
I loved the set up of Rain; according to its website, it's 28,000 square feet, with a huge dance floor, which is always packed. You enter through a long, mirrored tunnel, which I liked, and inside, along with the big dance floor, there are smaller areas and podiums set along moats of water, with the rain being gigantic sheets of water that fall from ceiling to ground. At intervals through the night, these walls of water become huge walls of fire and giant fireballs (14 feet) shoot from the sky. It gets hot just with the crowds, so with the fire too, expect to sweat.
It’s a great place to come in a group and party the night away. I personally wasn’t keen on the music. It was a mix of very mild house, hip-hop, and R&B, but this particular night was a Saturday, and I’ve heard that Thursdays ("drenched" at Rain) have a better DJ lineup for more hardcore tastes.
Rain is open from 10pm-5am. Normally, I don’t recommend going early to a club, but the night we went to Rain, we had just gone early to the casino and saw the line of people waiting before the doors even opened. We joined the line quickly, and from the doors' opening, it took us an hour to get in. By the time we were entering, the queue was massive and was at least a two-hour wait.
The cover charge was $25, but you can pay a more for VIP entry and a lot more for the special skyboxes, cabanas, and water booths (don’t ask--I didn’t pay the $1,000 asking price, so I can’t tell you much about them). Drinks are also expensive, but not any more than any other club here.
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April 27, 2005
From journal What Happens in Vegas...
December 14, 2004
I recommend you check what type of music is playing for that night. It was all techno, and I wasn't a huge fan of that! There are two floors, and you can enjoy yourself on either; I think the top floor overlooking the club is VIP, which is not much fun since you're separated from all of us down here!
Anyway, it's a good club if you want to see some fireballs on the dance floor. I think the name Rain comes from the water that surrounds the dance floor. Get your dancing shoes on and enjoy yourself--bust a move!
From journal "What happens in Vegas..."
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 26, 2002
From journal Living in Las Vegas
New York, New York
March 6, 2002
There were quite a few singles there, but mostly a younger crowd. Early to mid-twenties. I liked the Ghost Bar better, which is in the same hotel.
We also spotted a celebrity. Robin Leach was at both clubs. From what the bartenders were telling us, it's not unusual to spot a few celebrities there.
From journal Weekend With Friends In Las Vegas
Woodstown, New Jersey
May 28, 2004
Fortunately, we didn't have to pay a cover to get in, because somehow we met some MTV people and we got in free, all eight of us! If you do have to wait to get in, get there early cause you'll be waiting at least an hour to get in.
The place was packed of course being the most popular place to go but it was still fun. They had great music for people of all tastes to dance to. The age group looked to be about from early twenties to mid thirties.
From journal Eight girls in Las Vegas = Sin City
Los Angeles, California
January 24, 2003
Okay, I balked at the $20 cover, but that's the norm in Vegas. If you're lucky and you're female, some of the places don't charge a cover for women, but not so for Rain.
Drinks are outrageously priced, but that's the norm, too. I think they ran around $8 or so per drink.
The cool thing about this club is that when it rains, it pours . . . That is, the club takes on all forms of weather INSIDE. At various intervals, the club would get cool and misty like a light drizzle, then it would actually SNOW, and then flames of fire would shoot out from the mechanisms above and warm the place up again.
They had music I could actually dance to and the crowd was a good mix of all ages, all ethnicities, and all genders (of which hopefully, there are only two!)
Rain has several mini-levels with a VIP level at the very top, which I was not privy to :o(
Be prepared for an hour or more wait to get into this hot club (unless you want to bribe the bouncer $10--on top of your cover).
From journal Winter in Las Vegas
January 12, 2006
From journal Vegas Baaaby !