Goodbye, Godskitchen… for a minute
The weekly dance party is taking a short break before moving to new digs in the new year
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 (9:19 p.m.)
Courtesy of Vegas.com
Godskitchen, we’ll miss you so. You’ve been one of our favorite spots in Las Vegas to hear the world’s best electronic dance music DJs. Your mid-week presence on Hump Day at Body English breaks up the workweek monotony and lets us laugh at tourists attempting to wave around glowsticks in patterns that can’t compete with the hardcore locals. Besides transporting us with great music, you’ve gotten us sufficiently sloshed thanks to the open bar when the night begins. You make us regret having to go to work the next day, but it’s worth it, and we just want to take this opportunity to say we love you. We don’t say it enough.
The last Godskitchen at Body English is scheduled for December 9. It’ll go out with a bang, celebrating the birthday of Angel Management Group’s self-proclaimed Queen of House, Zee Zandi. The six-year-old Body English (formerly Baby’s Nightclub) will be closing its doors after New Year’s Eve to make room for the luxurious new Vanity nightclub set to open the same night in the Hard Rock Hotel’s soon-to-be-finished tower.
But don’t cry; all hope is not lost for fans of both Body English and Godskitchen. Body is expected to undergo renovations and reopen sometime in 2010 as a new afterhours spot—a brilliant move by the Nightlife Group at the Hard Rock for creating a one-stop shop for partying literally all day and night.
As for Godskitchen, the Weekly received official confirmation today from Vanity managing partner Cory McCormack that the mid week party will in fact be moving over to Vanity on Thursday nights early next year. (Specific start date is yet to be determined). So, until then, get the last of your EDM fix at Body English with Noel Sanger on November 18, Judge Jules November 25, Nick Fanciulli on December 2 and Roger Sanchez closing out the last Body English Godskitchen Wednesday on December 9. Then, it’s not goodbye; it’s see you later.
Though masculine in lines and furnishings, there are sensuous feminine touches to be found within Body English's black leather upholstered walls and oversized booths.
Guests walk down a long flight of stairs which leads to the main entrance of the club. The first focal point that catches the eye is a larger-than-life million dollar, color-changing crystal chandelier that hangs over the main dance floor, offering a touch of elegance while simultaneously offering just enough lighting to create an intimate ambiance.
Around the perimeter of the upstairs level are the main bar and a number of VIP godfather booths, ideal for elite groups. On the main dance floor, additional VIP booths made of elegant black leather circle the room, giving guests the best view of all the action. Complete with its own DJ booth, bar and waitress staff, the room known as The Parlor, which is adjacent to the main dance floor, also offers an intimate experience for separate parties.
Arguably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino houses some of Vegas' best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.
At Hard Rock, it's all about the music. From the light fixtures made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to stage costumes and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Hard Rock's Joint has hosted some the biggest names in music — from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.Aside from the music venues, the pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bevy of secluded nooks, a waterfall and an extensive live music venue with a dance floor. During the summer, the pool transforms into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.
The resident nightclub Body English fuses European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it often a hot spot for visiting celebs and popular DJs. Vintage rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Space, Hard Rock's anti-club.
Restaurants at Hard Rock are just as hip as the rest of the casino. Pink Taco serves up Mexican dishes, as well as a Central American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, one of five worldwide Japanese-specialty restaurants from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a different taste. For round-the-clock cuisine, Mr. Lucky's 24/7, is sure to ease your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.