If you are feeling flush with the weight of your tax return in your wallet, there are several high-end bars in Las Vegas that would be more than willing to serve you. From the posh to the unique, no matter your style or taste, you are sure to find the place to celebrate with your friends and burn a hole in your pocket. Las Vegas is the place to be when the sky’s the limit.
Palms Casino Resort
4321 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 942-6832

If it’s good enough for celebrities, it’s sure to be posh enough to cash in the money burning a hole in your pocket. Grab your friends and visit this celebrated night spot. Sleek and sophisticated with a glass-bottomed patio it doesn’t matter whether dancing is happening or not! On the 55th floor of the Palms’ Ivory Tower, with an unbelievable view of the city, the sky’s the limit and the world is literally below your feet!

Minus 5
Mandalay Bay
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-7777

Mandalay Bay has a couple of the most unique, over-the-top bars and lounges in Las Vegas. If you want to experience the chill and sheen of a bar specializing in ice – not just in the drinks! – you will definitely want to visit Minus 5 where the bar is kept a cool -5 degrees. Here you are wrapped in coats and provided with gloves and boots before you enter so you can take in the ice sculpted furniture, bar, glasses and more without shivering the evening away. Indulge in one of their select vodka beverages and warm up from the inside out as you indulge yourself in the experience of ice in the desert.

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MIX Lounge
3950 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-9500

This deluxe lounge has everything from succulent tapas to delicious desserts. The lavish interior features floor-to-ceiling dark brown faux leather that combines with the glass-topped bar and its suspended air bubbles and back-lit fiberglass backdrop, plus a fiber-optic Milky Way streaming across the lounge sky to provide a surreal experience. The food is divine and varied with generous portions to enjoy while gazing out the floor-to-ceiling windows at the glitter of the Strip and enjoying the music provided by DJ’s seven nights a week. Pick your spot on a large lounge bed and dine on the aluminum cocktail tables, warmed by the glow of the candles and marveling at this combination – a feast for the senses. Dining on lighter fare with bottle service is available on the outdoor patio, reserved for those with a true sense of adventure. Here, you can look down on the lights of the Strip for a different perspective.

Blue Martini Lounge
Town Square
6593 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Building L B214
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 949-2583

Blue Martini at Town Square combines entertainment with nightlife. There are four bars in one location, with one outside on an open air patio. A large stage showcases the entertainers, with a dance floor for those who feel the need to move to the music. If you want to feel as though you are at a nightclub, you can even opt for bottle service. During the late nights, a DJ will spin his art for your enjoyment, and the extensive food menu will satisfy any culinary craving. This is definitely the place to experience Vegas away from the Strip in a unique, comfortable environment.

Chandelier Bar
Cosmopolitan Hotel
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7000

The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmo may be the number one bar on the Strip, featuring five separate bars, each with their own personality. The fist floor takes on the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail with style and imagination. The middle floor is the only “molecular mixology bar” in Vegas, pairing award winning drinks with liquid nitrogen and flame torches for a real hot experience. The top floor caters more to female guests, with libations such as a thin mint cocktail topped with vanilla foam. This place is classy, stylish and over-the-top cool – the perfect place to wow that someone special or enjoy a night on the Strip treating your good friends.

Mirage Hotel
3400 Vegas Plaza Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 791-7111

The Rhumbar at the Mirage is more than a cocktail bar, combining the best drinks, attitude and music of the Islands with an outstanding view of the Strip to provide one of the most unique establishments in town. The stylish white indoor bar is lined with a multitude of rum bottles, setting the stage for a cool evening, while the outdoor patio features live jazz and Rasta music, accompanied by the steel drums and sax that every music lover enjoys. There is seating enough for all, so come with the group and enjoy the vibe. There are a variety of hookah flavors available, too, so indulge. Lean back and dream of Island life and the ocean as you relax within the heart of the Strip.

Mandarin Bar
Mandarin Oriental
3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89158 (888) 881-9367

When you want to enjoy a romantic evening in a relaxed, intimate setting with a panoramic view of the Strip, the Mandarin Bar is just simply perfect. The drinks are excellent, the lighter dining fare is delicious and the service is second-to-none. You can reserve a table with a window view and enjoy the splendor of a desert sunset while taking in all the beauty of the lights of Las Vegas. If this bar rouses your appetite for more substantial fare at a more substantial price, simply make sure you have a reservation to visit Twist for an indulgent French dining experience, complete with a grand tasting menu, a la carte selections with succulent desserts, and discover the joy of an excellent caviar.

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