NoMad Las Vegas
Intimate rooftop pool with cocktails served in creative ways
The NoMad hotel-within-a-hotel at the Park MGM comes with its perks, especially NoMad Pool, a 4th floor rooftop retreat surrounded by the skyscrapers of CityCenter. It's pretty chill during the week, but on weekends the deck transforms into Jemaa with dance areas on both ends of the pool. Splash around the water with inflatable flamingos and pizza slices, take a chug from a champagne bong (yes, they exist), and order a "cocktail explosion," which is kinda like a lemonade dispenser with your choice of boozy drink. The "Porn Star," for example, is a fruity mix of Absolut Elyx and champagne with a Barbie doll on top. (Fee free to substitute Ken if you prefer). Not wild enough? Go with a cocktail fountain -- basically a booze fondue -- which serves about 150 drinks. On the other hand, you can just keep things simple with some of the best Pina Coladas on the Strip, crafted with a mix made fresh from scratch every morning.
When to go: Friday-Sunday (especially during guest DJ sets by Mark Ronson or Questlove).