18 Rooftop Bars in Las Vegas with Jaw-Dropping Views
Take in the sights of Sin City with a stiff drink in hand.
Whether it’s at a lively sports bar or a hidden speakeasy, drinking is always fun in Las Vegas. But if you want to make the city's favorite pastime even better, add some elevation. Booze and views are an endearing combination around here and fortunately, there are more than a few rooftop bars to take advantage of the scenery. Between cocktail lounges, nightclubs, and neighborhood hangouts, it's easy to soak in the sights with a stiff drink. Keep in mind—some of these places are still finding a groove after the ups-and-downs of the pandemic, so check with each one directly for the latest on hours and menus.
Taverna Costera is a few different concepts in one. The ground floor is a Mediterranean restaurant with a cocktail bar and patio, while Dragon's Alley (in the same space, but hidden on the other side of a tight corner) serves an odd but effective combination of fresh-brewed coffee and Asian street food. There's even an all-day Pacific Islander menu on Thursdays—just to keep you guessing. The rooftop deck is a beautiful, casual space with string lights, lounge furniture, and its own dedicated bar. It's usually open after 8 pm for special events (comedy nights, poetry slams, live bands, that kind of thing). Not a lot of landmarks to see, but the views are a nice change of pace for the Arts District.
How to book: Head online to make a reservation or check out the lineup of upcoming events.
VooDoo Nightclub remains "temporarily" closed after shutting its doors during the pandemic, but sister restaurant VooDoo Steak is back open Friday and Saturday nights. The dining room is surrounded by panoramic views of Las Vegas from the 50th floor of the Rio hotel, but find time in between courses to take your drink out to a spacious outdoor patio to soak in the lights and beauty of the Strip in all its glory. The menu is a bit smaller these days with the expected steakhouse fare, but bring a few friends and try the Witch Doctor, a shareable rum cocktail served with dry ice in a fishbowl.
Troy Liquor Bar
This small, but upbeat lounge is the closest thing to a nightclub at the Fremont Street Experience. Perched on the second floor of the Golden Nugget, Troy Liquor Bar has a comfortable outdoor terrace that overlooks a chaotic parade of tourist and street performers while high-def images are displayed on the overheard Viva Vision canopy. With Vegas Vic puffing on a cigarette just a few feet away, patrons can grab a drink and enjoy some fresh air before returning indoors where DJs perform in front of a video wall. Doors open at 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays.
How to book: There's no general admission charge. Call 702-386-8382 or reach out via email for table reservations and bottle service.
Commonwealth is one of those places that seems to equally attract both locals and tourists. The two-story bar is easy to spot, thanks to its dramatic brick exterior, and hard to leave, thanks to free-flowing beer and a rooftop patio with Downtown views in the Fremont East district. Commonwealth is full of neighborhood charm, but has been gradually increasing its reputation for exceptional cocktails, reflecting the success of the Laundry Room, a hidden in-house speakeasy that usually requires a reservation to enter and serves personalized custom cocktails for intimate parties. If you prefer to keep things casual, Commonwealth has a weekend happy hour on select beer and well cocktails Friday-Saturday 7-9 pm.
How to book: Book a table reservation online.
One of the best things about Circa on Fremont Street is the Legacy Club, a rooftop cocktail lounge on the 60th floor that pays tribute to the glory years of Old Las Vegas. The first thing you see when stepping off the elevators is a collection of busts modeled after iconic casino magnates. Yet the crazy 360-views of the Las Vegas Valley are what you'll be talking about long after your visit is over, whether enjoyed indoors at a VIP table through floor-to-ceiling windows or out on the patio by a fire pit. It's one of the few bars in Vegas that allows you to see both the Strip and Downtown at the same time. The drinks aren't bad either: well-crafted modifications on classic cocktails, prepared with careful attention to ice and glassware.
How to book: Spending requirements are included with online reservations.
When it comes to sky-high views, the top of The Strat is as good as it gets without an aircraft. And if you want to enjoy the scenery with a drink in hand, 108 Drinks is your place. Located on the 108th floor of the tower formerly known as the Stratosphere, the bar is open from noon until at least midnight seven days a week. The signature cocktails are sugary and tourist-friendly with boozy slushies well represented. Happy hour (Monday–Thursday from 3–7 pm) offers discounts on drinks and two-for-one admission to the outdoor Skypod observation deck one floor above. Let the wind mess up your hair and take a turn on the thrill ride that dangles you over the edge.
How to book: Buy Skypod tickets for access to 108 Drinks.
Oak & Ivy
The Downtown Container Park may be a tourist trap, but it's got one of the best bars in Las Vegas. Just like every other business on property, Oak & Ivy was designed from an old shipping container. That leaves limited space inside, but the patio has expanded over the years and if that's not enough, extra seating is available up on the roof. Both outdoor areas are now shaded. The bar is known for a killer whiskey selection, barrel-aged cocktails, and a Moscow Mule made prepared with house-made ginger beer. The bartenders know how to put a blowtorch to good use with the Apple Pie Harvest, a cocktail that manages to be both a Whiskey Sour and dessert. Libations change frequently with each season, giving you an excuse to make plenty of return visits. Happy hour was just added: Sunday–Thursday 1 pm–3 pm.
How to book: Seating is first-come, first-served.
Skyfall Lounge is one of those joints that feels like it's getting ready for rebranding. The bar is holding back these days; trading in a once-vibrant cocktail program for a smaller, more routine drink menu. However, the clear, obstructed views of the Strip never get old, with tall, floor-to-ceiling windows and an open-air deck on the 64th floor of the Delano resort. At least there's no cover charge. A table on the patio next door at Alain Ducasse's Rivea provides a similar vantage point if you're hungry for a full dinner.
How to book: Walk-ins might get lucky, but book a reservation online with Seven Rooms to play it safe at Skyfall Lounge. If you prefer a reservation at Rivea, call 877-632-5400 to inquire about any available tables with views.
As far as nightclubs go, Omnia has a lot to offer. Most of the attention is reserved for resident headliners like Steve Aoki and Martin Garrix with a massive high-tech chandelier that hovers above the dance floor, but step outside for a breather and you'll find an expansive rooftop terrace with mid-level views of the Strip. The music is more chill than what you'll hear pumping in the main room and at a volume that actually makes a conversation possible. Thursdays and Sundays are generally low-key, less-crowded nights for best enjoying the outdoor space.
How to book: Book tickets or tables in advance.
Inspire brings a taste of Strip-style nightlife to Downtown with a multi-level venue on the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. Most of the energy is on the third-floor rooftop deck with a rotating lineup of local DJs. The second floor has its own DJ (usually focusing on Latin dance music) and a wraparound terrace with hookah service. Doors open at 9 pm Friday-Saturday and 10 pm Thursday and Sunday. Cover charge varies, but often includes a drink or two.
How to book: Inspire takes walk-ins, but email directly to ask about reservations or table information.
If there's one place that defines "rooftop party" in Las Vegas, it's Drai's. The nightclub and beach club combo occupies the entire top level of the Cromwell resort with sweeping Vegas views from 11 stories above the Strip. The music is heavy on hip-hop and R&B headliners alternating between an indoor stage at night and a poolside party by day. Even without the high elevation, the outdoor deck is a photogenic sight all by itself, with towering palm trees, plush cabanas, and multiple swimming pools. The party continues late into the night downstairs at Drai's Lounge, an after-hours hookah spot in the basement of the hotel.
How to book: Book a table and request bottle service online.
Chateau has refined its format in recent years. Once known as a nightclub, the venue now operates as a late-night lounge with doors opening at 10 pm Thursday-Saturday. You've still got a solid lineup of local DJs, but the crowded dance-floor and entrance fee are gone. Not a bad tradeoff. The outdoor deck is full of charm and character, sitting directly underneath the Paris resort's half-size Eiffel Tower replica with bistro lighting, lattice panels, and unobstructed views of the Bellagio fountains.
How to book: Call 702-776-7777 or book online for table reservations.
Lawn-sized versions of Jenga, chess, and Connect Four have returned, but the real fun at Beer Park comes from the crazy views of the Bellagio fountains directly across the street. The selection of more than 100 beers is relatively mainstream, but you’ll also find a fair share of local and regional craft favorites. Can't decide? Customize a flight. If beer’s not your thing, stay focused on the cocktails and wine on tap plus some of the best sports bar grub you'll find in Vegas. The Kahuna Cowboy Burger is made from brisket smoked on the patio. Beer Park also has more than 75 high-def TVs for watching Golden Knights games and the latest UFC showdown. There's even an in-house sports book for placing a last-minute bet.
How to book: Walk-ins are common, but to ensure a seat, call 702-444-4500 or book online.
Originally an exclusive private club for members only, the Foundation Room sits on the 63rd floor of Mandalay Bay, offering up staggering views of the Strip to the north and the airport to the east. The food menu follows a tapas format, making good use of grass-fed, dry-aged beef. Meanwhile, the cocktail program takes full advantage of esoteric touches, including sage and herbal infusions. Despite a few changes over the years, the Foundation Room has resisted the urge to go modern and stays true to its moody, romantic atmosphere (although the longtime Hindu-inspired decor was removed following complaints by religious leaders). The Foundation Room has now settled into a Tuesday-Sunday schedule after some fluctuation during the pandemic.
How to book: Call 702-632-7631 for reservations.
Carson Kitchen knows how to remix familiar ingredients within somewhat unconventional dishes. The Crispy Chicken Skins and Bacon Jam (staples on the menu since day one) are both great examples. The restaurant carries on the vision of founder Kerry Simon and remains in good hands with the late celebrity chef’s brother Scott Simon in charge of the kitchen team. Menus and cocktails change frequently, so ask about the latest seasonal additions. Extra seating is available upstairs on the rooftop patio, at least when the weather allows it. Whether indoors or outdoors, you'll get the same modern-industrial decor and servers wearing old concert t-shirts as uniforms.
Public School 702
Your best bet in the West Valley for rooftop drinks and dining is Public School 702, which has a long patio overlooking the water features and shops of Downtown Summerlin. The restaurant follows a schoolhouse theme with a solar system mobile hanging from the ceiling and menus that look like exam notebooks. However, there’s a very adult focus on beer: by bottle, can, or draft. Public School also sells its own metal straws for the benefit of the environment, which could be a good lesson for students of any age. Fair warning: You won’t be able to stop popping the tater tots.
Yeah, it’s a nationwide chain, but Kona Grill endeared itself to Summerlin locals long ago. The big perk is the second-level bar and partially covered terrace with a view that overlooks the Boca Park shopping complex and faces east toward the Strip. Between that and the ground-floor patio, there’s rarely a shortage of outdoor seating. Happy hour runs Monday through Friday 2–6 pm and Monday through Thursday 9 pm–close, giving you plenty of time for $3 sake shots, $6 wines, $9 Old Fashioneds, and a lineup of sushi, sliders, and other bites between $3 and $9.
How to book: Reserve a table online.
While Oak & Ivy is all about whiskey and craft cocktails, its Container Park neighbor Downtown Terrace is a little more loose and better suited for carefree day drinking. Brunch runs daily with bottomless mimosas ($18-24) and Bloody Marys ($17) available all day, every day. Get creative and build your own cocktail with a choice of spirit, garnish, and infusion for $13. Happy hour runs Monday through Friday (4–7 pm) with half-off drafts, wine, and specialty cocktails, along with discounts on Margherita Flatbreads, Tuna Tartare, and other dishes. No matter when you come, request a seat on the comfortable second-level patio.