After a far too long layoff during the pandemic, The Venetian’s TAO Beach came back with a 2022 makeover that invites the same envy you felt when your ex showed up with a hot new body six months after you split.
Not that we’d ever think of breaking up with TAO Beach, one of the longest relationships we’ve ever had with a Las Vegas dayclub.
Since setting the standard for Strip pool parties back in 2005, TAO Group Hospitality has continued to evolve the club’s entertainment offerings, menu, and now its overall appearance.
In March 2022, following a two-year, $50 million transformation, TAO Beach came soaring back into the daylife scene like Superman – both powered by the rays of Earth’s yellow sun.
If it’s pleasure you seek in a paradise-like setting that, while expanded, still offers the familiar feeling of intimacy that you remember, this is the spot where you’ll want to lay your towel down for the day. The moment you touch down at Harry Reid Airport, you’ll feel the pull of TAO on your feet.
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As much as the renovations have transformed the TAO experience, the redesign still preserves the club’s original theme. Let’s start with what’s new. The remodel has expanded TAO Beach, doubling its size to 47,000-square-feet on the Venetian resort rooftop pool deck.
As a result, the new dayclub – conceived by award-winning architecture and design firm Rockwell Group – can hold 3,000 of your fellow daytime partygoers, yet you’ll still feel nice and cozy as you slide into your poolside daybed.
Six Spots to Take the Perfect Pic
As is common in Las Vegas, the scene at TAO Beach is top-notch and designed to appeal to the selfie lover in all of us. Whether you’re a full-time influencer or one in training, here are the places where you’ll want to get the ideal snap for the whole world to see.
Rather than run away from the theme that made it famous, TAO Beach has doubled down on its reputation as an Asian paradise, complete with the addition of an all-new 15-foot tall, 8,000-pound art installation dubbed Tendai the tree goddess.
The sculpture, designed by Cape Town-based artist Daniel Popper, is crafted out of glass, fiber, reinforced concrete, and fiberglass with a steel sub-frame and resides near the entrance into TAO Beach, so you can’t miss it when you walk in.
Popper also sculpted a pair of five-foot hands covered in carved Henna tattoos that you can wrap your arms around.
The revamped TAO Beach retains its orange accents and wood tones, but the expanded space transports guests into a lush jungle of flora throughout the dayclub.
You can’t go wrong posing in front of the many plants and trees that circle the pool area.
Las Vegas dayclubs are for everyone, but those with deeper pockets always get to have the most fun. For a truly great experience at TAO Beach, you’ll want to make a reservation for a daybed or cabana – not just to rest your feet or cool off with a cocktail, but also to get the perfect photograph.
There are now 29 luxury cabanas throughout the club, including the coveted Jungle Cabanas. These 13 intimate spaces offer exclusive access to TAO’s plunge pools, where you can pose alongside the rest of the VIPs.
TAO Beach also boasts four Stage Cabanas directly behind its all-new DJ booth, which not only puts you right next to the artists, but also gives you the perfect photo backdrop: a crowd of revelers that wish they had a seat as good as yours.
If you’re going to have big stars spinning for the daytime crowds, you’re going to need to give those stars a stage. TAO Las Vegas has raised the game when it comes to DJ platforms, literally, with an elevated DJ booth and a massive LED screen that transforms the scene into an audio-visual spectacle. It is at the top of the list when searching for great live music on the Las Vegas Strip.
Now there’s plenty of space to take photos, in front of the world’s biggest DJ headliners (more on those artists below).
At the Bar(s)
There are plenty of bars on the Las Vegas Strip, but TAO Beach has taken it up a notch and made sure it could accommodate larger crowds with two bars – Temple Bar and Island Bar – on opposite ends of the venue.
Not only does each full bar provide a perfect platform if you want to take a quick pic of your drink, but they’re also spots for grabbing a bit of shade on sunny summer days. Just don’t wait around too long, or you’ll miss the action in the pool.
In the Water
Or should we say pools. There’s more water at TAO Beach these days, with two main pools for guests to take a quick dip or toss around a beach ball.
Vegas dayclubs are not for swimming, they’re for relaxing, so have a seat on the edge and put your feet in the water, or hop in and grab your friends for a hip-deep video to post on your Tik Tok.
Over the years, the Las Vegas dayclub dining experience has evolved beyond finger food and bottled beers to attract crowds hungry for more exclusive, inventive bites, making it feel like you’re at a restaurant or, at least, a high-end poolside lounge.
Taking inspiration from the world-famous pan asian restaurant TAO Asian Bistro inside The Venetian, TAO Beach has expanded its menu to include everything from “expansive sushi platters and elegantly crafted rolls to Peking duck and the famed giant fortune cookie,” according to the venue.
TAO Group Hospitality Chief Culinary Officer Ralph Scamardella and TAO Beach Executive Chef Robert Juan have crafted a delicious menu of culinary components that might have you rethinking your dinner reservations.
After all, if you can feast on spicy tuna and wagyu by the pool (with a bevy of beverage and dessert options to boot), why make plans to go anywhere else? Unless somewhere else is TAO restaurant, of course.
Here are some amazing prime picks and signature dishes from the TAO Beach menu:
- Crispy Rock Shrimp Tacos
- Lobster Rolls
- Skirt Steak Lettuce Wraps
- Vegan Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Spicy Tuna Tartare on Crispy Rice
- Hangover Burrito (with bacon fried rice!)
- Beach Double Cheeseburger
- Chilean Sea Bass Tacos
- Wagyu Beef Yakitori
- Chilean Sea Bass Tacos
- Fresh Seasonal Fruit
- Crab ‘Rangoon’ Dip
That’s not the half of it, as the TAO Beach menu has a sushi bar (yellowtail sashimi, anyone?) with combo platters and specialty rolls available, so you can make the perfect choice when it comes to your meal. But it’s not the food that makes Vegas day clubs famous, is it?
Of course not. TAO Beach is famous for its specialty beverage selection and its champagne parades. Here’s a look at both:
- Blood Orange Paloma (Dos Hombres Joven Or Casamigos Silver Tequila, Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Black Hawaiian Salt)
- Tropical Wiiings (818 Reposado Tequila, Frozen Mango, Red Bull Yellow Edition Tropical, Tajin)
- Pink Melon (Absolut Elyx Vodka, Cold Pressed Lime Mint, Red Bull Watermelon Edition)
- The Vice (Cruzan Rum, Frozen Coconut, Pineapple, Strawberry)
- Balinese Whip (Avión Silver Tequila Or Mount Gay ‘Eclipse’ Rum Frozen Pineapple, Vanilla Crème)
- Mango Daiquiri (Bacardí Tropical Rum, Frozen Mango, Citrus)
- Coconut Margarita (Patrón Silver Tequila, Cointreau, Frozen Coconut & Lime)
- Aperol Spritz (Aperol, Sparkling Wine)
- Hibiscus Mule (Suntory Haku Vodka, Hibiscus, Ginger, Cold Pressed Lime)
- Frozen Desert Pear (Volcan Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, Prickly Pear, Cold Pressed Lime, Black Hawaiian Salt)
- The Kraken (Jameson Orange, Cointreau, Cold Pressed Valencia Orange, Pineapple, Lime Angostura, Nutmeg)
- Alex Basil Double Pitcher (1 Bottle Of Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne, Belvedere ‘Organics’ Lemon & Basil Vodka Blackberry, Basil Blossom)
If you want to make a scene, in the scene, you can order up a party size champagne parade and have all eyes on you as servers bring everything to your table.
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- PJ Party (5 Bottles Of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 750ml Blanc | Rosé)
- Next Level (2 Magnums Of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc | Rosé)
- Case Of Ace (3 Bottles Of Armand De Brignac 750ml Presented In A Bespoke Briefcase Blanc | Rosé)
- The Shield (10 Bottles Of Dom Pérignon 750ml Blanc)
- We Like Secs (3 Bottles Of Taittinger ‘Nocturne’ 750ml Blanc | Rosé)
- Tendai (Absolut Elyx Vodka, Avión 44 Tequila Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Brut Champagne, Bud Light Seltzer 6 Pk, Red Bull 6 Pk)
- Sunrise (Absolut Elyx Vodka Or Avión Silver Tequila G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut Champagne, Bud Light Seltzer 6 Pk, Red Bull 6 Pk)
- Alex’s ‘Luck Of The Irish’ (2 Jeroboams (3l) Of Dom Pérignon Brut Jameson, Louis Roederer Cristal Brut)
Keep in mind, drink prices in Vegas can sometimes put a dent in your wallet. So you might want to get your friends together for your dayclub excursion.
When New York-based TAO Hospitality Group acquired Hakkasan Group (another premier Vegas nightlife player) in 2021, it greatly expanded the roster of DJ talent that could be called upon to entertain the daytime crowds at TAO Beach.
Among the top tier artists that are now appearing on the TAO Beach roster: Alesso, Lil Jon, Afrojack, Illenium, Cedric Gervais, DJ Pauly D, Party Favor, Steve Aoki, Vintage Culture, Fisher, Kaskade, and Mustard.
If any of those names start a fire inside you, just tap into the dayclub’s calendar of upcoming events and start planning your visit.
WHEN TO GO
Hours of Operation
TAO Beach is open Thursdays through Sundays with doors opening at 11 a.m.
How to Get In (and Out)
You don’t have to walk through the casino to get to the club, you just need to enter off the Strip or via the Grand Canal Shoppes.
You’ll enter the club through TAO Asian Bistro restaurant and late night spot TAO Nightclub at The Venetian, and leave via a winding multi-story staircase that leads to the Las Vegas Strip.
Swimsuits all the way!
For a reservation, table, or ticket call 702-388-8588 or go to Taobeach.com