Totally remodeled and updated for the 2013 party season, the Thunderdome is the central hub of Club La Vela's various theme rooms. It's a multilevel club within itself and features expansive balconies, elevated catwalks, and a sound system that impresses everyone who's heard it.
With four Dynacord Alpha X1-60s made in Germany and nine double 18" custom bass cabinets with Beyma Drivers this system redefines clubsound and sets a new standard in what you should expect a club to sound like. The massive hi-tech light show features Martin Entertainments most advanced fixtures, custom LED installations, and a huge 4K 3D mapped projection wall directly above the DJ booth! Additionally, the Thunderdome is retro-fitted with truss mounted cryogenics that release freezing cold CO2 at the push of a button, dropping the room temperature by over 40 degrees in just 30 seconds!
The one of a kind architecture of the Thunderdome features a unique, upscale design, and plush VIP seating areas available for bottle service. Resident DJs Switch and DJ NyU spin the hottest mix of Top 40 and EDM till 4AM every night.
The Penthouse VIP lounge is located upstairs in the Thunderdome. The room features unique seating and modern decor with the best view overlooking the clubs main room. Sit and enjoy premium bottle service and its own dance floor. With direct access to the upper floors of the Thunderdome, Darkroom, and the Rock Deck it's centrally located in the club.
NIGHTGALLERY & UNDERGROUND
The Nightgallery and Underground are located downstairs from the Thunderdome and are a favorite with locals and tourists alike who prefer their music on the cutting edge. Premium EAW sound hits you in the chest, and professionally programmed intelligent lights dance to the pounding urban beats spun by resident DJ ScottyEG. These rooms are places where anything goes, nobodies out of place, and everyones welcome.
One of Club La Vela's original alternative and techno rooms, the Darkroom has be around for almost 20 years. It's a self-contained two story room with it's own entrance and bathrooms. It's Club La Vela's true multi-function room and serves as a teen club during summer and during Spring Break plays a mix of Hip-Hop and Urban. With a beautiful private VIP room overlooking the dance floor it's a great place to get a bottle if Top 40 and EDM aren't your thing.
THE ROCK DECK
Let your hair down and go wild! The Rock Arena is Club La Vela's multi-level live music room and features some of America's hottest touring bands, non-stop, on 2 stages, back to back, all night long. This is one party that is off the hook and out of control! This room is always packed! With a distinctly different feel than any other room in the club it's the place to go if Top 40 and EDM just aren't your thing.
You can be as close to the band as you want, right there in the front row or you can watch the action from atop the balcony. Some of the favorite bands playing this stage every season includes Evick, Letters In Red, Aclarion, Verno Twillinger, September Son, August Christopher, Velvet Mafia, Uncle Daddy, and Jury.
THE POOL DECK
The Club La Vela pooldeck is at the epicenter of daytime action. In the center is a huge, lagoon shaped, pool packed with the beautiful people and sometimes the massive frat boy with the beer helmet. It's cool; have fun!
The pooldeck opens at 10am and operates all day and all night! It overlooks the beautiful white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, and is party central on Panama City Beach.
The pool deck is also the site of Club La Vela's famous Ms. La Vela Bikini Contest, the Wet-N-Wild Wet T-Shirt contest, and the Male Hard Body contest... these contests draw huge crowds, and the best looking contestants who shake it up on stage in front of hundreds of onlooking spectators for their chance to win cash and prizes. This happens every day during Spring Break, and every weekend all summer long.
Daytime, Ages 15 and over are welcome on Club La Vela's pool-deck, and there is no ID required.
At night the pool deck transforms into a massive outdoor concert venue that's host to major national acts. There's nothing like a concert tight on the beach!
The PussyKat Lounge is Club La Vela's answer to the trendy clubs of South Beach and Ibiza with some of the hottest Progressive/Electro House and Trance spun by resident DJ Chad DeFranco and guests. Once you get inside you'll be blown away by the plush surroundings, the fine animal print furniture, the erotic wall art, Persian rugs, incensed candles, and the most beautiful people on the beach. Dress to impress or you simply won't get in! The PussyKat Lounge is a premium space for people watching and chilling out in an air-conditioned VIP environment. It's the perfect space to meet up with old friends or make new ones, and to soak in what is surely the most unique view, atmosphere and feel of any bar or club in Panama City Beach.