Palms Casino Resort’s APEX and Camden Open Memorial Day Weekend

Written By: Emily Burke Memorial Day Weekend Las Vegas
Photography By: Clint Jenkins

While the strip will be pulsing with events all weekend, the hottest party is being held at the Palms Casino Resort where Clique Hospitality has unveiled two brand new venues— APEX Social Club and Camden Cocktail Lounge. This weekend’s grand opening celebrations will be filled with celebrity guest appearances, live performances and all-night dance parties featuring the nation’s most inventive DJs.

Thanks to its location on the 55th floor of one of Las Vegas’ most iconic hotel’s, the APEX Social Lounge boasts 360-degree views of The Strip from nearly 4,500 square feet of prime patio space. Head to the sky-high lounge on Friday, May 25 for a live performance by Nas, one of the world’s most renowned hip-hop artists. Saturday Questlove will rock the stage, the Grammy Award-winning lead singer of The Roots, and prepare to rock out with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker on Sunday.

However, don’t expect your typical nightclub environment when you visit either the APEX or the Camden. Ryan Labbe, a nightlife partner for Clique Hospitality explains, “People should expect big night club energy in a small space. There’s a more intimate vibe that makes the energy about the people and about the room. I think people can get lost in those giant nightclubs and that’s not what we want this to be about.”

If you’re looking for a more refined environment, grab a drink at the Camden, where the hidden entrance and speakeasy vibes will have you feeling as if you’ve been transported back in time (and miles away from the chaos of the casino below). The three-room lounge is designed to heighten visitors’ senses thanks to its opulent, classic decor and shelves stacked with leather-bound books. Its lineup for the grand opening weekend includes world-renowned DJs like EarwaxXx, Kid Conrad and DJ Adam.

Each venue will feature an impressive art collection and a full schedule of performances, as well as a world-class bar service and drink menu curated by Eric Hobbie, one of Las Vegas’ most renowned mixologists. Known as the Clique Hospitality’s “Corporate Intoxicologist,” Eric spared no detail when designing every specialty cocktail on each of the bars’ menus. If you’re looking for something sweet and bubbly, be sure to try the Sorbetto & Bubbles, a combination of Don Julio tequila, Chandon champagne, and fruity sorbettos that goes down almost too easily. If you prefer something more straightforward, sip on the Italian Stallion, a mix of Bulleit Rye, Cynar, Aperol and the perfect touch of bitters.

We can guarantee the APEX and the Camden will become mainstays on bloggers’ guides to Sin City within weeks, so take your long weekend and enjoy them while they’re still up-and-coming. Pack your bags and head to the desert—this is one Vegas weekend you’ll never forget.

Palms Casino Resort
4321 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

APEX Social Club

Camden Cocktail Lounge

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