The First Signs of the Night—and Day—Life

Omnia, Wet Republic and Liquid to open—but Steve Aoki won’t be tossing cake anytime soon

Sound the airhorns and pull the champagne out of the cooler, the Las Vegas club scene is getting primed for its comeback.

After nearly a year waiting for the bass to drop at nightclubs and dayclubs, hospitality kingpin Hakkasan Group announced Tuesday that it will reopen three venues—the outdoor terrace at Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace and Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand on March 5 and Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria on March 12. That’s huge news for a city that’s hurting (seriously, who likes drinking on the sidewalk?) and comes on the heels of just-announced easing of COVID-19 crowd restrictions. 

Save the Cake for Now

Let’s get one thing straight off the bat, these are baby steps. Steve Aoki won’t be tossing cake into the crowd anytime soon, but Wet Republic and Liquid will reopen as extensions of their respective resort pools, and Omnia, which boasts 75,000 square feet of sexy time dance space, is reopening the terrace as a lounge with socially distanced seating and standing areas. 

Reservations will be required for all three venues (no general admission), and strict capacity limits will be enforced for the 21-and-older crowds. Guests will also rely on touchless menus and scannable QR codes to order drinks.

May 1 Cannot Come Soon Enough

Wet Republic, Liquid and Omnia will reopen just before businesses are allowed to increase capacity to 250 people, or 50%, on March 15. Full reopening of nightclub and dayclub venues won’t happen until at least May 1. Hakkasan Group also operates Jewel Nightclub and its namesake venue at Aria and MGM Grand, respectively.

As of Feb. 16, fewer than 12% of Americans had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and slightly more than 4% had received the second dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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