Best rooftop bars in Las Vegas
Located in a prime spot Downtown, this is a place to see and be seen. The interior decor goes for that throwback speakeasy vibe… Until you reach the upstairs area. Sure, there is space to lounge, but the open air is for dancing and watching the weirdness that is Fremont East late at night. Bar-hoppers, people watchers and scenesters all unite here.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a PGA pro or have never swung a club before. Topgolf is fun for golfers of all skill levels—and bar lovers of all kinds. This franchise has somehow made golf accessible to everyone. The Las Vegas location sits behind the MGM Grand so, no matter where you are in the four-story, climate controlled complex boasting several bars and stages, you will enjoy a great view of the Strip. Bonus point (for sports lovers): Big screens lining the back of the driving range display a variety of sporting events.
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Sometimes you simply must go with the classics. Sixty-three stories above the South End of the Strip sits The Foundation Room, atop Mandalay Bay. The upscale, multi-purpose space serves high-end dinners, has several bars, a big dance floor, rooms that house live music and live comedy and one of the most amazing views on The Strip. Stand outside on the deck, look north and take in as much of the Las Vegas lights as possible.
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The Inspire theater has housed everything from burlesque shows to film festivals. There’s a cute bookstore, a Mad Men inspired bar inside and a lively scene atop the roof nightly. Resident DJs specialize in hip-hop while local reggae group Haleomano handles the live duties. The building sits across the Fremont Street Experience, so it’s a perfect vantage point to watch tourists try to navigate the big city. To the east sits Fremont East, and more great views, this time of those who need to be on the scene.
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It’s like a frat party up here. That is, if frat parties weren’t filled with bros you didn’t want to hang out with. The astro-turf laden, Budweiser-sponsored park of beers sits above the ground floor of Paris Las Vegas and screens different games of the day on a multitude of TVs. It’s the perfect spot for college football Saturdays. For those not interested in sports, you’ll get to enjoy cool party games like a giant Jenga set and large plates of food (think modern takes on all-American BBQ). The staff will also serve the multitude of beer choices in fake red Solo cups.
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It is a rite of passage for all Vegas lovers: Spending a night at The Cromwell, a city legend since it first opened. It could be during the day, when the pool is the center of attention, or at night, when the breeze and the vibe render it an entirely different experience. Nowhere else in Las Vegas can you dance until the sun comes up right next to a cool rooftop pool. This place is a must-visit.
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The Container Park might be one of the most underrated attractions in Las Vegas. Shops, restaurants and assorted businesses all reside in different shipping containers that make up the outer walls of the facility. An amazing playground, a stage and nice areas to sit and walk around in make up the interior. This restaurant offers a prime view of the action from a corner on the second floor and sharing-friendly menu along with a list of creative cocktails.
Tucked away but near the Las Vegas Convention Center, this American restaurant and bar housed in the Royal Resort is a bit of a throwback. The inside feels sleek and masculine while the menu harkens back to a bygone era of Las Vegas. But upstairs, the outside deck is inviting and warm, figuratively and literally as a fire wall lines it. Comfy couches and a chill atmosphere make this an ideal bar for a nightcap with great company.
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On the 25th floor of the tallest tower in Las Vegas sits a swanky and somewhat under-the-radar pool and bar. Check out the breathtaking views in every direction. Partake in an elongated happy hour from 6-10pm daily. You can even go topless if you so choose to.
The closest you are going to get to a classic New York rooftop bar is tucked away at the top of this dining destination. Besides being one of the premiere eateries Downtown, Carson Kitchen carries on founder Kerry Simon’s legacy with an atmosphere of sophisticated fun. The rooftop is like a destination within a destination, perfect for some of their famous bacon jam or an innovative cocktail.
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Indian restaurant by day, dance club by night. Situated on a busy intersection on Fremont East, things get hopping as the sun descends. With cool drinks like the Dharma Initiative, you might get “Lost” in a night of mind-enhancing partying. Don’t forget to try their modern takes on Indian food.
Is this really a rooftop? That’s debatable. But the outdoor area of this excellent seafood eatery, which sits a few floors up at the Aria Hotel, is a must-visit regardless. Chow down on delectable fish dishes while listening to DJs spin top-notch tunes. As things calm down, you’ll feel a world away from Las Vegas.
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