Daytime debauchery finds a home at Ghostbar Dayclub
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 (5:42 p.m.)
Aaron Garcia, N9NE Group
The concept of the “dayclub” was pretty simple until this past weekend. Such venues have usually involved a swimming pool, bottle service and tanning oil. But not at Ghostbar Dayclub. At GBDC, the dayclub comes indoors.
The 55th floor experience officially launched at the Palms on Saturday and is a daytime debauchery extravaganza. Whistles were blown, bottles were popped and the venue’s tiny dancefloor was packed with partying patrons.
With the subdued lighting at most nightclubs, it’s easy to miss the details of your surroundings. But this is Ghostbar with sunlight, and there were distractions—attractions?—everywhere.
- Ghostbar Dayclub
- Saturdays, 1 p.m.
- $20 in advance, $25 at the door, ladies free.
- Ghostbar, 942-6832
- Beyond the Weekly
Loads of bubbles drifted through the crowd and confetti routinely rained over the dayparty, covering the dancefloor towards late afternoon. The venue’s servers and go-gos were decked out in rave wear—think candy wigs and neon tutus paired with bedazzled boots and brightly colored bras and bikini tops.
Throughout the afternoon, employees hopped on the bar to hold up beer bongs for thirsty partygoers, who also sucked down forties wrapped in brown paper bags with “GBDC” labels.
There seemed to be no clear dress code, as the dayclubbers’ attire ranged from nightclub chic to über-casual (to odd, as in the bunny-suited man riding in my elevator).
The climax of the day came with a highly anticipated piñata. The crowd cheered, and a serious ass-whupping followed, as a girl from the crowd smashed the confetti out of the colorful paper donkey.
Is GBDC a game changer? That remains to be seen, but it’s definitely an overwhelmingly fun way to spend your Saturday.
Palms Casino Resort has come a long way since its "Real World" debut in 2002. The boutique property features three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino.
Palms, which features more than 1,200 rooms and fantasy suites, is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation that will encompass an Ivory Tower room and suite redesign, new culinary additions, re-imagined gaming spaces and new, distinctive nightlife experiences.
In addition to newly designed rooms, during the first phase of the renovation, Palms will welcome Heraea, a high-energy American restaurant and lounge, and XISHI, a pan-Asian restaurant and lounge.
Fantasy Suites include the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court.
Other amenities include the all-new Cantor Gaming® race and sports book, one of the few sports books in Las Vegas to include a poker room; SOCIAL; Scarlet; Chocolat Bistro; tonic bar; ghostbar; Pearl Concert Theater; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Pool & Bungalows; Kim Vō Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre cineplex and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space.