Happy Hours With a View


Level 107 at Stratosphere

People visit Las Vegas for the lights, but glittering panorama is invisible from a windowless casino or lounge. Still, there are spots in Sin City where you can drink in the view and a cocktail—both of which go down smoother during happy hour.

Mix Lounge sits atop Delano and offers 15 percent off drinks and small plates from 5-7 p.m. The sleek, deep-toned room is a chic backdrop for city lights, while elegant libations—such as the Poire Impériale and Marcel’s Fizz, as well as half a dozen craft beers—are an excellent way to end your day or begin your evening. DelanoLasVegas.com.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Harrah’s features center-Strip views and two daily happy hours from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 9:30-10:30 p.m. Food includes the prime burger and crab BLT, while cocktails tend toward the sweet side—pomegranate martinis and blueberry mojitos—but there’s also a selection of wine and beer. HarrahsLasVegas.com.

Mix Lounge at the Delano

Mix Lounge at the Delano

Oscar’s view down Fremont Street has been partially obscured by Slotzilla, but there’s still some sparkle to be seen. The bar offers half-price drinks from 4-6 p.m. every day, from the vodka-Aperol Red Light District and bourbon-based Consigliere to former Mayor Oscar Goodman’s signature Bombay Sapphire martini. OscarsLV.com.

The Valley’s loftiest spot is Level 107 Lounge atop the Stratosphere. Early happy hour runs from 4-7 p.m. with half-price appetizers and two-for-one cocktails. The late-night happy hour offers half-price apps from 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. and two-for-one drinks from 1-4 a.m. StratosphereHotel.com.

If you want too see the whole Strip, the High Roller will take you on a 360-degree ride. You never have to leave your seat during Happy Half-Hour, when your ticket includes a 30-minute ride with an open bar. The cabins roll daily from noon-1 a.m. Friday-Sunday. Caesars.com/HighRoller.


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