I love day drinking — on the days I don’t work, anyway. It is such a great feeling waking up early, getting all my errands done before noon, and meeting up with friends to see where the afternoon leads. Though it sometimes leads to being passed out before 8 p.m.
With the traditional venue for weekend day-drinking – the pools — closed in the winter months, white knight Ghostbar Dayclub rides to the rescue Oct. 20th. The day party is hands down the best, craziest time you can have not at a pool. It has high energy DJs, costumes of every sort, confetti flying through the air, and piñatas breaking. Food isn’t served except for chocolate covered strawberries and other mini desserts, but who needs food when you can buy a 40 or down a beer bong? Last year at the launch Adrian Grenier from Entourage came strolling through and Sexy Sax Man Sergio Flores showed up to riff on “Careless Whisper.” If you didn’t get to experience last year or still need a visual, check out the teaser video from Shoot to Kill Media.
Lavo offers its Champagne Brunch, returning Oct. 13. You’ll be served by a hot staffrocking glowsticks and funky glasses. Take the energy your meal will give and join the crowd on top of the tables dancing to resident DJ Jason Lema. After a bit Lavo will close the curtains to darken the room, giving the illusion you are partying at night. Don’t be surprised if you get doused by the random champagne showers – it’s a champagne brunch after all. Maybe they’ll let you rinse off in the rosé champagne tub the ladies of Lavo bathe in.
A new daytime party breaking into the scene is Bagatelle Las Vegas at Tropicana. The venue is currently open for private parties only, but it’s currently scheduled to open with a Halloween Grand Opening, depending on construction. Taking over the space formerly known Nikki Beach and RPM, the third time could be the charm, as Bagatelle pioneered the party brunch party concept in New York City in 2008. The all-day affair features a DJ to kick off the party, a Mediterranean and American menu, and of course, bottles and bottles of champagne. The main party will be on Saturday, but will also have one focusing on locals on Sunday.
Having that many options taking over your Saturday plans it may be difficult to choose your favorite. At least one thing is consistent — all guarantee a good time and lots of champagne.