Sunday, June 3 will be the last night of operations for the Bank Nightclub at Bellagio. According to a statement from MGM Resorts International, details on future use of the space will be shared in the coming months.
A steady and luxurious open-format club, the Bank might not be remembered as an iconic Vegas nightspot, but a fair bit of Strip nightlife history has unfolded in the space. It opened in 2008 and instantly became a celebrity magnet; in recent years the Bank has seen regular visits from the likes of Bruno Mars, Mariah Carey and Common. Of course, before it became the Bank, it was the game-changing first location of Light from 2001 to 2007, considered the first casino nightclub to be designed around the bottle-service model and the foundation of the former Light Group empire. Light has been operating at its current Mandalay Bay site since 2013.
The fountain-fronting Hyde lounge and nightclub and Lily Bar & Lounge will keep Bellagio’s nightlife existence running smoothly until the Bank space comes back to life, although there’s no indication a new club will take its place; another MGM property, Luxor, replaced its nightclub with the Las Vegas Esports Arena. There’s also no word yet on who will operate the new Bellagio venue, but our best guess is it won’t be Hakkasan Group, which had been running the Bank since it acquired the Light Group’s venues in 2014.