The Best Lounge Experiences in Las Vegas

The Best Lounge Experiences in Las Vegas
Once seen as pit stops for pre-dinner drinks or post-show nightcaps, the Las Vegas lounges of yesteryear have made way for a new generation that are nightlife destinations in their own right. With highlights such as celebrity chef fare, unparalleled views and a place to plug in while raising a glass, each lounge offers a distinct atmosphere and defines its own identity:

  • Franklin – Within the newly opened Delano Las Vegas' chic lobby, guests mix and mingle over an array of shareable experiences at the intimate Franklin Lounge. Plush couches paired with coffee tables create a sophisticated-yet-social living room vibe, where groups of friends and solo travelers can connect over clever conversation cards or split one of Franklin's punch bowls with the flavor of the day.

  • VICE VERSA (pictured) – VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge is a chic third space offering distinct day-to-night experiences in one spot. By day, guests can plug in and finish up business before the indoor lounge evolves into a dynamic nightspot with live entertainment. Outdoors, the breezy patio entices with fire pits, water features and comfy couches. Dueling menus create a food-and-beverage faceoff with classic or twisted cocktail selections and refreshingly light or indulgent cuisine.

  • LAX Lounge – Complementing its two-story neighbor, the recently revamped LAX Nightclub at Luxor, LAX Lounge offers an intimate and provocative nightlife experience. Featuring its own DJ programming and a full bar with a cocktail-centric menu, this new hotspot is much more than just a pre-gaming locale.

  • Hyde Bellagio – Famous for its all-night blowouts, Hyde Bellagio's lower-key side is showcased during its early evening experience. Every night, guests can gaze at the iconic Bellagio Fountains while sampling a variety of small plates from the culinary destination's newest sensation – LAGO by Julian Serrano – such as crostini topped with gorgonzola and ‘Nduja, Crudo di Pesce and scallops dressed with citrus olive oil.

  • Whiskey Down –Whiskey lovers, rejoice! An intimate gaming lounge in the heart of MGM Grand's casino floor, Whiskey Down features more than 100 brown spirits in its beverage lineup, including a mint-infused Old Forrester Bourbon and MGM Grand's own personalized spirit, Wood Reserve MGM Select Barrel Bourbon. Nothing says a “guys' night” quite like whiskey on the rocks and a game of pool.

  • Alibi Lounge – For guests who don't want to leave the action of the casino floor, the new Alibi Lounge at ARIA Resort & Casino is the place to be. Open 24/7, the opulently outfitted space is a prime perch for people watching overlooking ARIA's high-energy casino. Cocktails are elevated by with inventive flavors such as cocoa puff-infused Pierre Ferrand 1840, rosemary-infused 50 Bleu and coffee-infused George Dickel Rye.

  • Skyfall Lounge – The newest hotspot on the 64th floor of Delano Las Vegas, Skyfall Lounge is a vibrant, theatre-style drinking, dining and dancing experience with 180-degree views of the city. Located adjacent to acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse's upcoming restaurant Rivea, guests can snack on appetizers straight from Rivea's kitchen, including squid fritters with spicy pink dipping sauce. Night owls can cap their evening with some dancing, as Skyfall's house DJs spin upbeat house music nightly.