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A View from the Top: Las Vegas Rooftop Bars

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The time has finally come: you are headed on a trip to the Gambling Capital of the World, Las Vegas. You have your bags packed and plans to hit up clubs, restaurants and poolside parties.

You have been practicing your blackjack skills, and maybe re-watching some of your favorite Vegas-based films to get pumped up for an epic adventure in the City that Never Sleeps.

Now… have you decided which bars you are going to visit?

If you are headed to Las Vegas, checking out at least a few rooftop bars is a must. Some of the best parties in the city take place far above the strip, and here’s the breakdown on five of the top spots worth checking out.

1. Apex Social Club

The Apex Rooftop Bar & Lounge is the essence of Las Vegas; stylish, sleek, modern, and with views that will take your breath away. While the price tag of a night at Apex may be best suited to the “high roller” lifestyle, it doesn’t get much better than this if you’re looking for the perfect atmosphere for a night out. You will be able to see the whole city while you sip a drink and take in tunes from local DJs.

2. VooDoo Steakhouse and Lounge

Offering 360 degree views of the Las Vegas skyline, this is a great place to grab a cocktail and take in the scene. Atmospheric lighting, great food, and the overall party vibe of this venue make it worth journeying from the strip. Restaurant patrons have access to this 51st floor rooftop bar with no additional cover charge.

3. Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub

You can’t talk about rooftop bars without mentioning Drai’s. This is THE rooftop party spot in Las Vegas. Drai’s is a pool party by day that transitions into a nightclub when the sun goes down. At Drai’s you can find live nightlife entertainment from chart topping artists. This venue has two full-service bars and 75 bottle service tables.

4. Skyfall Lounge

If you are looking for a place with a laid back vibe and panoramic views of the city, venture to Skyfall Lounge. Las Vegas is sometimes called the “City of Lights”, and when you’re sitting 64 stories above it all you will see why. Skyfall is a great place to grab a craft cocktail while taking in stuning views; just make sure you have reservations ahead of time!

5. The Foundation Room

Sure, Vegas is often called the Marriage Capital of the World, but even if you’re not headed there for a shotgun wedding, you may be interested in finding a romantic spot in the city. The Foundation Room was once a private club but now caters to the public; for a price. Dress to impress and head out for a gourmet dinner accompanied by intriguing cocktails, all while taking in views of the strip from 63 floors above the ground.

Much more to explore

Needless to say, these aren’t the only rooftop bars in Vegas; whatever atmosphere you seek you can almost certainly find it within the city limits. Be sure to do your research in advance to ensure that you have a reservation where needed and are knowledgeable about potential dress codes or cover charges. Most importantly though; have fun! What better way to see the City of Sin and its many lights than from many stories high and with a delicious drink in hand?

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