Best Place to Take a Selfie

Commonwealth Rooftop



Let’s just get this out of the way: The same people own Commonwealth and Vegas Seven. But they don’t own the historic façade of the El Cortez or the spectacular streetscape of Fremont East, and that’s what you get from the rooftop patio of Commonwealth: a photo backdrop that’s like no other in this city. Taking a self-portrait up here is like using that setting on your Mac that puts you in the front seat of a roller coaster, except it’s real. All the visual excitement surrounding you—the striking neon, the revelers on the street below—will make you look like you’re starring in your own movie.

525 Fremont St.

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Jason Strauss


Jason Strauss

The tastemaker and nightlife impresario is a partner of Tao Group, a leading restaurant and nightlife company that develops, owns and operates numerous high-profile food and beverage facilities nationwide, including Tao, Lavo and Marquee. Along with his partners, Strauss was named Hospitality Operator of the Year by Nightclub & Bar in 2006, and their work with Marquee has been profiled as a case study by Harvard Business School.