Winterized Party Patios

Brrrrrring on the chill! These nightclub patios are ready and thrilling

Even a mild Vegas’ winter can put a chill on your hot night out. That is, of course, unless you head for these party patios, winterized for your year-round pleasure:

Encore Beach Club/Surrender Nightclub

Surrender’s 5,000-square-feet of indoor real estate gives way via sliding-glass to Encore Beach Club’s sprawling al fresco splendor. But don’t let the plummeting mercury send you running indoors; the pool complex recently underwent a thorough winterization. Each of the 26 cabanas and eight bungalows has its own heating system and even blankets, and 150 space heaters dot the remainder of the massive venue. New furniture has also transformed the temperature-controlled Switch restaurant patio into a comfortable, sexy, outdoor lounge. In addition, one of Encore Beach Club’s three pools will be covered to provide another dance floor. It’s not quite the same as a pond freezing over, but it’ll do.

Rok Vegas

It’s the patio that rock built. Just on the other side of New York-New York’s well-traveled Brooklyn Bridge is Rok Vegas’ 2,000-square-foot party patio, recently renovated from the flooring to the new silver upholstery on the 18 couches, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Eight heaters (and Rok’s new Ginger Spice cocktail, $15) will make sure the season stays both warm and bright.

Blush Boutique Nightclub

This winter, make sure that all your toasts stay toasty. Walled in from offending desert breezes, Blush’s intimate patio at Wynn is now home to a dozen space heaters. Like Surrender, Blush staff offers blankets to chilly outdoor table guests. Consider the possibilities: When was the last time you got to ask a cocktail server to tuck you in?

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