AREA15 is an experiential retail and innovative entertainment complex located one mile from the Las Vegas Strip. It is the most innovative entertainment attraction in Las Vegas since its debut on September 17, 2020. At the heart of this 200,000 square foot immersive playground is Meow Wolf's Omega Mart, an experience in imagination and immersive storytelling.
Other experiences include:
Birdly – a flight simulator
Brainstorm– it will read your expressions and respond by giving participants a unique experience each time
Dueling Axes – throw an ax or two
Emporium – dozens of new and classic arcade games, pinball machines, and pool
Five Iron Golf – an indoor golf simulator
Haley's Comet – dual track zip line
Lost Spirits Distillery – "The world's top distillery experience" with adult beverages and an immersive tour of a distillery
Museum Fiasco "Cluster" by Playmodes Studio – an immersive light and sound spectacle
OZ Experience – a virtual reality experience
Particle Quest– interactive AR experience that takes you throughout the space
The Portal – 360-degree 3D projection-mapped walls
Sanctuary – a giant volcano-shaped, airy dome built from natural materials.
Wild Muse Boutique – a shop with one-of-a-kind, handcrafted apparel, art, and accessories
Wink World – portals into the infinite
Illuminarium – a unique sensory experience that will immerse guests in the world's most extraordinary experiences
The uniqueness and intrigue of AREA15 and all that it has to offer delivers a personalized experience that captivates, fascinates, appeals to all five senses, and piques people's curiosity from around the globe. Take a break from the ordinary and see the extraordinary at AREA15, an absolute must-visit attraction for people of all ages.
Before I dive in, my name is Brian Pfeiffer, owner of the parent company, Surreal LLC, the holding company of this site. I have worked in Vegas nightlife since 2012 and was the top promoter in Chicago since 2002! I am a licensed independent host by the Nevada Gaming Commission and as a Clark County Professional Promoter. We book 100's of groups each month and have 1000's of 5-star reviews over five large authority websites. Our passion is making your Sin City trip unforgettable, and with our package deals and years of experience, you can count on us to make excellence happen.
Where is AREA15 located?
AREA15 is located in the heart of Las Vegas, one mile west of the Strip at 3215 S Rancho Drive. Free parking is available. The Festival grounds are on the North end of the complex
What days is AREA15 open?
Monday 12 PM – 1 AM – Industry Night at Oddwood Bar
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12 PM – 12 AM
Friday and Saturday 12 PM – 2 AM
What's the vibe, and what events are happening?
Expect an immersive atmosphere and a diverse crowd from families to hipsters, conventioneers, Sci-Fi lovers, foodies, thrill-seekers, and adrenaline junkies. You can always expect high-energy courtesy of the spectacular production and incomparable DJ sets. Check out what events are happening on the link below by entering your dates of arrival. Some of the popular residents that call HK home are A-Trak, Paul Oakenfold, Camelphat, Lee Foss, Elephante, Tritonal, and my buddies from Cosmic Gate Come to party and enjoy the music. For those of you wondering, Monday is the Industry night party at Oddwood Bar inside the venue. Check out all of the Area 15 Events!
How much is it to get into AREA15?
An Entry Pass is required for all guests visiting AREA15. Daytime entry is free. Late-night entry on Fridays and Saturdays after 10 PM is $15 for ages 21+. You can save $5 on late-night entry by securing an entry pass BEFORE you arrive. Entry Passes are NOT required for guests with pre-booked tickets for an Experience or event within AREA15 or a reservation to one of the Tenant experiences. General Admission tickets vary from event to event, with bigger headliners like A-Trak or Elephante commanding higher price points (anywhere from $20-$30 for female tickets and $30-$40 for male tickets). Keep in mind that prices online are typically not the same as the price at the door; club management will always have the final say on what to charge if you don't buy a Area 15 ticket before doors open.
Males $30 - $50+
Females $20 - $30+
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of sorting out entry into the venue on your own, we offer a seamless process and fantastic packages, including hosted VIP entry into the club by one of our VIP Hosts. Also if you have a group and tickets are pricey check out our cheap bottle service deals in Sin City!
Area 15 Guestlist vs. Presale Tickets: What's better?
Getting on the Guestlist is a FREE SERVICE to sign up for, but here's the catch: You have to get there early. In the case of a marquee headliner where online prices are sky-high, and guests are getting in for free on the Area 15 guestlist, you can be sure that the lines to get in on the list will be out the door. In this case, it is always advisable to arrive early before doors open to secure your spot at the head of the line.
Here's what you can expect on the guest list:
Mondays (Industry Night Oddwood Bar):
Males – Free Entry before midnight check-in
Females – Free Entry before midnight check-in
DJ Festivals on The Grounds:
Males – Free or Discounted Admission (depends on headliner – early arrival recommended)
Females – Free Entry (early arrival recommended)
*Early arrival is required for Saturday events, especially with big headliners. Guestlist details are subject to capacity – if the club hits near capacity with the lines outside still full of people, the club may decide to start charging people early.
Suppose you're planning on attending a big event and can't get there early. In that case, you might want to investigate purchasing General Admission tickets in advance to avoid paying the inflated price at the door and to guarantee your entry. Pre-purchased tickets automatically guarantee access to the venue; the Guestlist does not!
Pro Tip: Club guestlists are geared more toward female patrons. All-female groups typically have a little more leeway in terms of arrival time on big nights, while groups with males in their party might not have the same time luxury. Contact your Exploring Las Vegas host to find out what the best course of action is for your group.
Exploring Las Vegas Insider Tip: Did you know that some nightclubs offer an open bar for ladies? It's true! Check out our complete guide to Las Vegas Open Bar Deals.
What Does The Portal Bottle Service Cost?
The festival portal has several areas within the club that offer different pricing tiers for bottle service:
Stage Area - $$$$
Upstairs Terrace - $$$
Each area has several tables that have varying minimum spends. On a non-peak night, a table the terrace might start at $500 minimum spend but could just as quickly go for $1000 on a busier night.
Pro Tip: Not all locations are created equal. Be sure to view the guide below to see which table is right for you and your party, or contact one of our VIP Hosts for additional recommendations.
VIP Table Service Location
While there really are no terrible tables in the venue, the upper deck terrace looking over the crowd is where the VIP bottle service section resides.
The VIP tables are toward the back, elevated on the 2nd story over-looking the festival grounds. These tables are good for self-contained groups, but they are a bit out of the action the stage level
What exactly is table/bottle service?
By definition, bottle service means that the customer purchases their alcohol by the bottle and not individual drinks at the bar. In Vegas, this equates to paying a premium price for bottles but includes a table inside the club, a personal server for your section, and VIP entry into the venue. Basic mixers are also complimentary with any table reservation – assorted juices and soda and garnishes like lemons and limes. Essentially you agree to spend a certain amount of dollars to rent the space for the night.
What is a "minimum"? Are Bottles Extra?
Clubs often operate on a minimum spend requirement (or "min," for short) system for their table reservations. The customer must either reach or exceed the amount set for their minimum spend. While the table is not charged separately, the better the location, the higher the minimum spend requirement. To reach this minimum requirement, the customer can order anything from the beverage menu (bottled alcohol, cases of beer, bottled water, Red Bulls, etc., all count toward your minimum requirement).
Group size could also be a factor in raising your minimum spend. The larger your group, the more accommodations the venue has to make to provide the same VIP experience to its customers. For example, a party of 15-20 people will require a larger space than the typical customer and require more staff service; thus, their minimum would be much higher than a customer coming in with five people.
Is bottle service worth it?
Absolutely and without a doubt! It is the ultimate clubbing experience. While venturing onto the dance floor and exploring the venue are memorable experiences on their own, nothing is quite like being able to return to your own area, away from the crowd, and enjoy the artists' stunning performances. If your budget allows for it, I highly suggest booking Bottle Service. If you are a group of guys trying to pull girls or vice versa, tables are the 🔑 to help that process.
How many bottles do you get with bottle service?
Truthfully, as many as you can fit into your minimum. Bottle prices start at $650 and vary in price depending on whether you want a specific type of alcohol or a larger bottle. For example, suppose you have a $2,000 minimum and don't want to go over the minimum. In that case, you could theoretically get about three bottles (assuming you order the $650 ones) and fill the remaining minimum with small orders of beer/bottled water/Red Bulls/etc. Let your host know in advance, and we will coordinate with your server depending on your preference!
What is the tip for bottle service?
What you actually want to know is, "How much does bottle service really cost after fees?" Assuming you have a $2500 minimum booked (and don't go over that total), here's how the final bill would break down:
How do I make a reservation, and can I choose my section?
We make reservations simple - fill out a form, and one of our VIP Hosts will be in touch shortly to go over your options. The club's management determines where to seat each confirmed table reservation. We call this " plotting the room ". Once again, the higher your minimum, the better the location. We can request and promise specific table locations based on customer requests and podium tips. We call podium tips “Handshakes” in Sin City. Here's a couple of things that can help us deliver on our promises:
Arrive on time! We can secure your preferred table, but we cannot ask the venue to hold it the entire night, waiting for you to show up.
Agree to the recommended minimum for your preferred location. If you want a dance floor table, we can make that happen, provided you agree to the required minimum spend it takes to book it.
How do I get my guests in if they arrive late?
Ideally, you want to have the whole group together when you walk to your table. However, we understand that sometimes life (or at least Vegas party life) gets in the way. Suppose your table has already entered and is sitting; in that case, the person joining you can go up to the host standing at the table reservation line and give your table number plus the name the table is booked under (you can find out your table number by asking your server or security staff if you are unsure).
How do I order a bottle presentation?
You must have a significant reservation booked (usually around $1000 or more) and purchase a bottle of champagne to qualify for the presentation. Let your VIP Host know, and one of us will be happy to communicate this request to your server. On some occasions for a birthday or special event, a bottle service waitress might bring a display out for much less, just ask your server.
How much are drinks at AREA15?
Drinks are along the Sin City standard at $10-$12 for beers and $15-$25 for mixed and specialty drinks. Bottles are $500 and up.
Bachelor Parties in Vegas
If you're looking for an out-of-the-box bachelor party, AREA15 might be the spot for you. No party is too big or too small. Bundle your celebration with dinner and open bar deals, limo services, or a visit to Vegas' famous strip clubs. Booking bottle service is the best way to get the full VIP experience for your bachelor party, especially if you want to invite Vegas girls back to the table to hang out. Always consider booking some atmosphere models to help get the party started
We are a licensed Independent Host Company that works with all the top venues in the city, and we have a fantastic customer track record. The difference between hosts employed by the clubs and Independent Hosts is that we do not work for the clubs; we work for you; the customer. We offer ultra-reliable service, insider information, and always the best price. We can offer better deals and get better table locations than merely making a reservation online.
BEFORE YOU BOOK ANYTHING ONLINE, HIT US UP!
We work strictly with the management at all the venues in Las Vegas, and we are well-respected in town. We will give you exact instructions, host your entry, and are available for any questions 24/7 via our website, messenger, call, text, or email.
And lastly, we offer more than nightlife and daylife events, from helping you book your hotel room and bachelor and bachelorette parties/activities to booking limo services. Exploring Las Vegas gives our customers the full Vegas VIP experience. Check out some of our other guides below to get the most out of your Vegas trip!
There is no mandatory dress code, but visitors should wear closed-toe/closed-heel flat shoes if they plan on experiencing everything that AREA15 has to offer. For more info about dress codes in Vegas, be sure to check out our comprehensive Dress Code Guide(link https://exploringlasvegas.com/nightlife-guide/dress-code-las-vegas.html).
Rocket Fizz – a soda and candy shop for anyone who wants to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Oddwood – a cocktail bar unlike any cocktail bar serving adult beverages to adults
Makers & Finders – a hip and lively coffee bar/cafe serving specialty coffees, assorted beverages, and breakfast treats
Emack & Bolio's – award-winning decadent, high-quality ice cream in tons of flavors
The Beast – by famed chef Todd English – features communal dining and a menu of wings, dogs, pizzas, beast burgers, fries, tacos, vegan and vegetarian options, and beer, wine, and specialty cocktails.
AREA15 is open to visitors of all ages from opening until 10 PM. After 10 PM, visitors must be 21 years or older with a valid driver's license or ID to enter.
Pro Tip: If you purchased a table and some unwanted people wander in by accident, it is always best to have the security staff ask them to leave instead of doing it yourself to avoid potential altercations. Should a confrontation occur between guests, both parties may likely be asked to leave. Security has the final say on such matters.
Here are some things that you will be either asked to throw away or go back to your room to deposit before coming back:
Vapes – while weed dispensaries are extremely popular and vaping is in vogue, most venues will not allow vapes inside their premises and will ask you to leave it in your room or at the very least throw away the cartridge inside, even if it isn't a CBD cartridge.
Camera equipment – the only recording equipment you are allowed to bring is the one on your phone. Digital cameras, selfie sticks, et al. are not allowed into the venue.
Prescription medication (or anything resembling pills) – if you need a specific type of prescription medication while you are inside the venue, you will have to bring the prescription and explain what the medicine is for; otherwise, expect to get pulled to the side.
Packs of gum – this only applies to day clubs, which tend to be a lot stricter about checking everything that goes into the venue, but guests have been known to try and sneak drugs inside packs of gum to get them into the venue, so expect to have your gum taken away at the door.
Oversized bags – anything larger than a lady’s clutch will be denied into the venue. This applies to most backpacks, gym bags, totes, etc. While most hotels can hold onto your luggage at the bell desk
Let's look ahead. What's happening on New Year's Eve 2023?
America's biggest party takes place on Las Vegas Boulevard on New Year's Eve with a spectacular firework show. But if crowds, loud fireworks, and braving the elements aren't your thing, take the party inside and off the Strip and celebrate at AREA15 for an unrivaled New Year's Eve party at Playa Playground – a massive party taking over three venues – the Portal, A Lot, and the four-acre festival grounds. The festivities begin at 8 PM. Guest can walk from one area to the other while enjoying music, five different playa-style Sound Camps, six art car stages, interactive art installations, entertainers, carnival rides, a variety of games, and food trucks.
Exploring Las Vegas Final Word
AREA15 is not to be confused with the world-famous, highly-classified Area 51, although it does seem equally as enigmatic and intriguing. AREA15 is a can't-miss attraction and the ultimate journey for the senses. This captivating entertainment destination provides several one-of-a-kind immersive experiences, music, events, full-service bars, eateries, and so much more! There will always be a new place to party in the "entertainment capital of the world," and AREA15 is the latest and greatest place to celebrate a completely unconventional bachelor or bachelorette party.
Navigating Vegas nightlife is often very confusing, whether you are an experienced partygoer or coming to Vegas for the first time. That's what we're here for – to help guide you through what should be some of the most memorable days and nights of your life.
Brian Surreal Pfeiffer has over 20 years of club ownership, event production, and VIP hosting experience in Las Vegas, Miami, and Chicago. He was the former promotions manager of Wet Republic Pool Party and Hakkasan nightclub. With 1000's of parties and adventures, you can count on him and Exploring Las Vegas to make your sin city vacation amazing and memorable.