Las Vegas has a reputation for being uncomfortably hot. But outside of June to August, the weather ranges from tolerable to perfect, making outdoor lounges and rooftop bars great spots to hangout and socialize.
7 of The Best Outdoor Lounges & Rooftop Bars in Las Vegas
Best Exotic Outdoor Lounge & Bar
Rhumbar’s top-rated Caribbean-themed patio is comfortable year round, with fans and misters for the sweltering summers and heaters for Christmas and New Year’s. Relax in rattan furniture and listen to reggae, R&B, and jazz as you puff cigars and sip Vegas’ twist on classic tropical cocktails, including, to no one’s surprise, the best rum-based drinks on the Strip.
Best Downtown Rooftop Bar
Located downtown, this two-story cocktail lounge is perfect for escaping the usual tourist traps and making new friends on its rooftop, which offers the perfect perch for people watching in Fremont East. Look around a bit, and you may even uncover The Laundry Room, a secret speakeasy serving up cocktails reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties.
Best Outdoor Luxury Bar
Featured on our Top 16 of 2016 list, Parasol Down spellbinds tourists with its upscale cognacs and cocktails and opium-inspired décor that looks like Alice of Wonderland fame took a trip to East Asia. But during Vegas’ outdoor months, the patio flanking the Lake of Dreams steals the show, allowing visitors to sip some of the Strip’s finest libations alongside a Japanese-styled garden and forty-foot waterfall.
Best Rooftop Lounge with a View
Featured in countless Hollywood depictions of the Vegas fantasy life, situated on the 55th floor of the Palms, Ghostbar’s outdoor lounge combines a club atmosphere with a party-hard patio to offer affordable bottle service and spectacular, phobia-triggering views of the lights of Las Vegas Boulevard.
Best Outside Bar and Food With a View
Whether its 2 a.m. or 2 p.m., Hexx serves creative twists on classic American and international cocktails and dishes—all while you wine and dine under the sun or stars as you try to memorize the exact patterns of the world-famous Bellagio fountains. The wine list is a surprise too, featuring bottles for even the most discriminating connoisseur. Save room for dessert: Hexx’s bean-to-bar chocolate is worth the vacation calories.
Best Outdoor Irish Bar
Nine Fine Irishmen
Like all great American Irish pubs, Nine Fine Irishmen was built in Ireland before being shipped to Vegas and re-assembled brick by brick. Their booze selection reflects their heritage, offering Ireland’s own beers and whiskeys and a fun array of Celtic-themed cocktails. During evenings they feature live Irish music and dancing—all of which is fun, festive, and perfect for a break from the classic rock and hip-hop blaring casinos surrounding it.
Best Local Rooftop Patio Bar
Public School 702
Craft beer conoisseurs willing to head west won’t be disappointed by one of Las Vegas’ best gastropubs. Only minutes from Red Rock Resort, Public School welcomes patrons with playful schoolhouse details—such as slates, solar system models, beer classes, and flashcards—and one of the best-looking patios in Summerlin. And despite being a bit of a drive, the bar is never short of coeds—most of whom are far more relaxed than their Strip counterparts.