photo: Courtesy of Nick Flandro
Variety is the spice of life, and there's arguably no other club in the city that follows this mantra better than the recently renovated Club 720. This massive, five-level club, featuring four areas with distinct music genres, is an indecisive clubber's dream. On most weekends, the main level starts the night off with Latin house and later plays pop hits as the night progresses; the second floor offers salsa and merengue; and the top floor, with huge windows showcasing spectacular city views, plays top 40 hip-hop and reggaeton. Despite the barrage of distinct spaces and sounds, a consistent color palette—rich browns, ambers and deep red hues—along with exposed brick walls gives the club a sense of cohesion.
In case the aural experience isn't sufficiently stimulating, Club 720 has the club favorite Shadowdancers DVD (shadows of Las Vegas strippers dancing in front of trippy graphics on beat to the music of the DJ) looping on various flat screens throughout the club. However, there's really no need for the DVD; the dance club finds an abundance of real girls in barely-there club-wear and knee-high boots doing a better job of occasionally dancing on beat to the DJ-spun soundtrack.
It's best to come to Club 720 on payday. At $8.50 for a well drink (in a small glass), $6 for a Corona, a $4 per-item coat check and an ATM with a $3 service charge, Club 720 is not for the budget-conscious. Although, if you do run out of cash, you can play "Guess the Stain" on the stairwells that run throughout the club to stay entertained.