You are headed to Las Vegas and you are looking for that perfect place with a great view to enjoy a drink. This review of the best bars in Vegas with a view should help you. There is nothing like having a cocktail and getting looking over the Las Vegas Strip. Surprisingly there aren’t as many places to get a good strip view as you would think. For a town with as many sights and lights as Las Vegas you would think you would have dozens of options but that’s not the case. Still there are some real solid options to get a drink and enjoy the Vegas skyline. We were going to set a price range for each place but just count on expensive. A view isn’t cheap in Vegas, or is anything else.
Updated 2018/09/03 – The Mandarin Oriental has been purchased by The Waldorf Astoria.
Best Bars in Vegas with a View
Many people ask what is the best time to witness the Vegas skyline and that really is a matter of preference. During the day you really get an idea on how massive the buildings and attractions are. It’s something that at night is almost hidden or obscured by the lights. At night obviously the lights are an amazing sight to see and a must do when in Vegas. A third great time is at sundown itself. There is something really special about watching the strip lights come on as the sun dips behind the horizon. We will show you a few photos of each prospective.
Skyfall Lounge at The Delano
The Skyfall Lounge sits atop of the 64th floor at The Delano at the south end of the Vegas strip. The lounge gives you an amazing 180 degree of Vegas from the south. The video above is not ours but it gives you a great shot of the view.
Location: 3940 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89119
The Foundation Room sits on the 63rd Floor of Mandalay Bay at the south end of the strip. Not exactly a club or a bar it’s described as more of a high end lounge. The photo above is a typical view that you will expect to see from the balcony view. Your view is looking down towards MGM and up the strip towards the bend at The Paris. There is a cover charge which you reportedly do not have to pay if you dine there.
Location: 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Hours: Daily 5 pm – Close
Dress: Smart Casual which means no shorts, sandals, hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sports apparel, tank tops, sneakers and athletic shoes.
Cover: $30, Reported free access if you dine at the restaurant.
The Mandarin Bar has been renamed to The SkyBar as the property has been purchased by The Waldorf Astoria. The SkyBar is located on the 23rd floor of the The Waldorf Astoria hotel which sits just in front of the Aria Hotel and Casino. While it may not sit as high as the two bars to the south the view is stunning. The glass to ceiling walls give an impressive view. There is also a tea room located next door if you are looking for a different experience with a view. Not our video we found this gem on YouTube.
Location: 3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158
Hours: Sun – Thurs (4:00 – 1:00 am), Friday – Sat (4:00 – 2:00 am)
Dress: Casual but not set. People report that you don’t want to be undressed as in flip flops and a tank top.
Does a 360 degree view from the 107th floor of the Stratosphere have you interested? You won’t catch another view of Vegas like this. The Strat is located fairly north of the strip and not a good idea to walk to at night. It’s a short Uber or Lyft. Admission is free and it’s highly recommended to visit at happy hour and see the sun set over Vegas.
Location: 2000 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
The VooDoo Lounge is located off the strip at The Rio Hotel and Casino. The photo above is from our 2015 trip. We did VooDoo Zipline package from Groupon and had free entry to the bar. You get a great view of the strip from the rear.
Location: 3700 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89103
High Roller is a 550-foot tall Ferris wheel located at the back of the LINQ Promenade. We are including it because you can do the Happy Half Hour all you can drink package or from views buy a drink in the bar and take it with you. It takes a half an hour to rotate and you get a 360 degree view of Vegas from the west side of the strip. We have done the ride during the day, dusk and night. We enjoyed them all.
Location: 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Daytime Pass – 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Anytime / Night Pass – until 2:00 a.m.
Cover: See website as there are different packages for day/night and drinking package. See Groupon or Travel Zoo for deals.
These are probably your best go to lounges, clubs and attractions for getting a great view of Las Vegas while enjoying a cocktail. There are many other places along the strip where you can get a lower view. Check out places such as The Eiffel Tower Restaurant at the Paris and The Giada at The Cromwell and the Beer Park. Please let us know if we should add any more places.
The subject of food and what restaurants are best is always a contentious subject among diners. You have hardcore foodies and casual diners that have different expectations and standards. There are a few places that be agreed serve the best pizza in Las Vegas. We have dined at two of the four restaurants have the other two on our list.
Best Pizza Restaurants in Las Vegas
Five-50 at Aria
Aria Five-50 comes highly recommend among pizza enthusiasts in Las Vegas. We first ate there back in 2015 after a trip to the Hoover Dam. They offer a full sit down dining experience or you can grab a quick slice if you are on the go. We opted to make our own three topping pizza. We also sampled a few beers from a local brewery that brewed special for Aria. We did enjoy our experience but it certainly came at the price of “casino costing”. On subsequent trips we have opted to just grab a quick slice instead of a sit down meal.
Pizza Rock at Fremont
Pizza Rock may have been my favourite dining experience so far in Vegas. It’s actually located one block north of the Fremont St Experience and is right beside The Downtown Grand. There is a walkway that takes you right there. We were lucky to get there before 6:00 and enjoy happy hour. The personal size pizza you see above was only $7 and the large selection of beer was on sale as well. We enjoyed an amazing meal and drinks at a great price. Their happy hour runs 3:00 – 6:00 and from 10:00 until close every day. If you are a pizza fan and on Fremont St we highly recommend it.
Grimaldi’s at The Venetian
If you are looking for a true NY style pizza in Las Vegas then you owe yourself a trip to Grimaldi’s at The Venetian. Admittedly we have not had a chance to try it out yet but have been reading so many positive reviews that it’s on our list. The reviews we have read center around the NY style and the restaurant itself and it’s NY like decor. If you sign up for their mailing list they will send you a pizza on your birthday. We added it to our Birthday Deals and Freebies in Las Vegas.
Secret Pizza at The Cosmo
Not so much of a secret any longer. The Secret Pizza at The Cosmo is located on the third floor and the end of a long hallway covered in album covers. With it’s gain in popularity comes longer lines, especially late at night. Most reviews agree that the pizza is good with a lot of no frills nonsense. We haven’t made our way to this place yet but it’s on our list.
These are four pretty solid pizza recommendations for Las Vegas. These four restaurants continually come up on social media and forums when people are asking where they should go to get a decent pizza experience in Las Vegas. If you have any other feel free to let us know and we will add them our list.
Did you know that most resorts and hotels in Las Vegas do not have coffee machines in the room? Many people are surprised when they find this out. It kind of makes sense. Hotels in Vegas do not want you sitting in your room drinking free coffee. They want you on their casino floor or in their restaurants drinking coffee. It’s as simple as that. Where do you get a decent cup of coffee in Vegas then?
Where to get coffee in Vegas
Make Your Own Coffee
I have read where some people bring their own Keurig. You can purchase a small sized Keurig machine in Amazon or places like Ebay relatively inexpensive and pack it for your trip. You can also buy a variety of small instant coffee makers from Walmart and bring them along. It doesn’t have to be a Keurig. Making your own coffee in your room is an option if you want to bring your own machine. Pretty easy to do if you aren’t flying into town.
You would be shocked to know that there is practically a Starbucks on every corner on the Las Vegas strip. We would say that in every hotel and resort there is a Starbucks waiting to serve you up your coffee fix. The following map will give you an idea of just how many of Starbucks locations there are on The Strip in Las Vegas. Nothing is cheap in Vegas and Starbucks in no exception. Be prepared to stand in line. Any of the shops we passed by were lined up out the door in the morning hours.
If you are not a Starbucks fan there are quite a few really good coffee shops on the strip. Most hotels will have their own breakfast restaurant or cafe onsite where you can grab a cup. For example, there is The Pantry at The Mirage or The Aria Cafe at The Aria.
Looking for other recommended coffee shops along the strip? Here are a few other places you can visit.
Amorino Gelato at The LINQ
LavAzza at Bally’s
Va Bene at The Cosmopolitan
The Coffee Bean at Grand Canal Shoppes
There are lots of hidden gems for coffee along the Las Vegas strip. You just have to explore a little to find the really good one. We have given you a bit of head start on your journey. If you find a coffee shop you think people would like drop us a comment.
Notice that we didn’t say the best burger places on the Las Vegas Strip. That kind of statement is fighting words to burger enthusiasts. Instead lets take a look at some of the better or top burger joints in Las Vegas. There are lots to choose from and they all have their specialties. We obviously have not tried them all but we have been to enough of them to be able to post. I am not going to give a big review just point out where some of the great burger places are in Las Vegas.
One of the most pleasant surprises we had was our lunch at FatBurger which is located across from The Park area on the main strip in Las Vegas. I originally had a free burger for my birthday coupon from joining their mailing list but it wasn’t good at that location. The manager gave me a free burger anyways which was awesome. We really liked this burger over most others we have had. The street hustlers in front on the sidewalk are great entertainment.
Bobby’s Burger Palace
Booby’s Burger Palace sits at the entrance to The Aria and you can reach it from the street right off The Strip. We have never ate there but only walked by a number of times. It’s your order and find a table type place. A few reviews we read through agreed they weren’t gigantic burgers but people enjoyed them and raved about the sauces. Especially the jalapeno sauce which you can get at your table.
LVB Burgers at The Mirage
This one we did sample in December. The LVB Burgers is located in The Mirage right when you enter the doors from the strip across from Harrah’s. I had the Egg and Jalapeno Burger and I am guessing it’s a mushroom swiss on the other side of the table. It’s a full sit down restaurant experience with wait staff. This was more of a gourmet type burger.
In and Out Burger
In and Out Burger is located at the The Linq Promenade. We ventured there last May for our first In and Out experience. We made the mistake of going at noon. The place was packed to brim with many people eating outside around the restaurant. We were lucky to get a table. If you look at the Fatburger and then at this one there is a huge difference. While we enjoyed it we didn’t see what the big deal was. We expected something a little more.
We are throwing Carl’s Jr in because it’s the last piece of Vegas that we enjoy as we sit waiting for our plane home at McCarran Airport. I know this one is pure fast food but there is something about that sauce that gets me every time. We had vouchers from a flight delay and I loaded my carry on with these bad boys.
There are a dozen more we need to add and will work on it. Some of other great burger places in Vegas include Holsteins at the Cosmo, Gordon Ramsey at Planet Hollywood and Prime Burger at The Venetian. We haven’t been to these places (yet) so we will need to some digging. If you want to add to this post please leave a comment.