Surrender: Encore’s Anticipated Nightclub Opens with Big Acts

What a weekend for the nightclub scene in Las Vegas. Surrender, the newest nightclub to hit The Strip, opened Friday night at Encore Las Vegas with more than 2,000 revelers breaking in the new digs. Friday night kicked off with resident deejay Steve Aoki, Surrender’s musical director, spinning the tunes and Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher in the house and kept going Saturday when Grammy Award-winning superstar and Vegas native Ne-Yo performed for 20 minutes.

During his first song, “Miss Independent,” Ne-Yo grabbed socialite Paris Hilton from the audience and brought her onto the stage to dance with him. Ne-Yo went on to sing his hits “Sexy Love,” “Closer” and a new song, “Beautiful Monster,” from his upcoming album, his first live performance of the tune. Ne-Yo then headed to his second-story cabana, where he drank Grey Goose and Red Bull with an entourage of more than a dozen friends.

Hilton showed up just before Ne-Yo’s performance at 12:45 a.m. She donned a black and gold dress with a gold headband. Hilton held court at a patio table at Surrender until 2 a.m. Also at Surrender on Saturday was UFC president Dana White, who showed up after UFC 114, where Rashad Evans defeated Quinton Jackson at the MGM Grand Garden Arena earlier in the night.

Tonight, LMFAO performs at the club.

The 5,000-square-foot nightclub gets bigger when the doors open to the surrounding outdoor Encore Beach Club to fit 2,600 in the club one time. Inside the club is decorated with bright yellow tufted leather banquettes, rich brunt orange silk drapery, espresso hardwood and stainless steel floors and leopard carpets. Get comfortable on one of the 24 seating areas inside Surrender. Bottle service starts at $450, and opening weekend called for 2,000 bottles of champagne and 4,000 bottles of vodka on hand. Make a big impression by ordering the $50,000 six-liter bottle of Cristal champagne.

The club is open from 10 p.m. until the party ends every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. For reservations, call 702.770.7300.

Photos by Erik Kabik/RETNA