Security’s not quite singing TLC’s “No Scrubs,” but the look on their faces say they mean business when it comes to the dress code. It would be a shame to be turned away for wearing gym shoes after standing in line for an hour and half to get in (plus your date would have to find someone new to dance with). “We want a certain ambience in the clubs, and it’s hard to have that upscale ambiance when you have people with torn jeans and tennis shoes that are being held together by duct tape,” says Scott Grigg, MGM’s director of public relations. Not a problem at V where eager partygoers dress to impress. Nice jeans and a button-up shirt prove a safe bet for the guys, and those feeling a little fancy throw on a blazer. Girls? Casual sophisticated dresses, halter tops and cute jeans will do the trick.
Don’t be intimidated by the professional dancers in short shorts, bra tops and corsets shaking their groove things to the techno beats – they’re there to keep the crowd hype. Hey, if you’re not much of a dancer, just copy what they do. It’s bound to be cool since all the dancers had to audition for the job. Follow a black velvet rope into the coat-check room where you can ditch the outwear, and prepare to drink the night away. Fill up before you get to V though. There’s no food, and it’s just as well. Who’s got time to eat with hot girls looking for partners on the dance floor? The state-of-the-art sound system could blow the top off a 1,100-seat amphitheater and nine flat screen TVs give you a break from the dancers on raised platforms.
The drinks of choice are the $11 Grey Goose and Redbull or the $10 Tropical Hurricane, which makes even the toughest guys feel a bit woozy afterwards, says bartender Desire Blevins. Or chose one of 10 bottled beers. The dozen or so tables available are bottle service only.
Up to 300 hipsters can dance the night away to ‘80s hits on Fridays, funk and techno on Saturdays and guest DJs on Sundays. Celebrities and other major players can hang out on cream leather couches in the VIP room complete with its own bar.