Las Vegas is known for a lot of things, including sunshine and clear skies. Whether it’s day or night, the outdoor bars Las Vegas offers have a little something for everyone.
From the sporty Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas and playing giant Jenga in the sun to an eclectic outdoor experience at the Downtown Container Park, these are the best outdoor patios and best rooftop bars in Las Vegas today.
Outdoor Bars on the Las Vegas Strip
Beer Park, located in the Paris Las Vegas hotel, is a great place for sports fans and lovers of the outdoors to grab a cold beer, grab a burger or sandwich, play a few games, and enjoy a great view from the rooftop patio.
This bar is large, spanning a 10,000-square-foot area. It’s a casual spot where you can catch the big game, with an astroturf-covered ground and picnic tables that only add to the sports vibe. In addition to some fresh air, you also get a great view of Las Vegas Strip attractions, including the iconic Bellagio fountains – which we seem not to be able to get enough of, no matter how many times we’ve seen them.
We also really like that they offer an impressive selection of beer. Every time we’re there, we order one of the customizable beer flights. Choose four beers from a list of more than 40 and then enjoy a six-ounce pour of each. In addition to the lunch and dinner, you can also grab weekend brunch on Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am until 2 pm.
Beer Park is inside the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and is open 11 am – 11 pm Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 11 pm on Sunday, 11 am – 1 am on Friday, and 10 am – 1 am on Saturday. The dress code is casual.
The Skyfall Lounge at Delano Las Vegas is known for its amazing panoramic views. Truthfully, these are some of the best views of the Las Vegas skyline you’re going to get on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Most of the stunning views are had from inside the Skyfall Lounge through these large floor-to-ceiling windows. However, they do have a small outdoor patio that offers some of the best seats in Sin City. The specialty cocktails are on point, and the experience is just all-around perfect.
The only downside is that it can get really busy, and patio seating can be difficult to score. It never hurts to call ahead of time and see if you can reserve one of the outside tables.
Skyfall Lounge is open daily from 5 pm until midnight. We strongly recommend going at sunset. The dress code is elegant business attire.
The Foundation Room is a swanky, elegant rooftop lounge. Located in
If you choose to take your cocktail inside, there are several different rooms, each with its own vibe. The energy is usually pretty high for an upscale lounge, and there are nightly DJs to keep the mood going.
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If we were forced to name the hottest, trendiest rooftop bar in Las Vegas, our vote would have to be for Drais. Drai’s is a multi-level rooftop lounge that’s designed as a beach club with an expansive outdoor patio – oh, and it’s located at the pools of the Cromwell Las Vegas.
A pool complex, cabanas, bungalow, bottle service, multiple levels, and a rotating lineup of the hottest DJs to keep the pool party going? It doesn’t get much more Las Vegas than this. The music played is mostly hip-hop, but you’ll find some other genres thrown in. This pool party, dance club, and lounge are always high-energy.
Be warned that the cover to get in can be sky-high. Ladies sometimes get the perk of zero cover charge, especially if they get on the guest list. No such luck for the guys, however.
Drai’s Nightclub is open Friday and Saturday from 10 pm – 4 am. Drai’s After Hours is Thursday – Sunday from 1 am – 7 am. Fashionable beachwear attire is required, and they’re really strict on the dress code, so make sure that nothing you’re wearing is on the no-pass list.
Davidoff of Geneva Cigar Bar
If we were to name one outdoor bar on this list as underrated, it would be this one. Davidoff of Geneva Cigar Bar is located on the Las Vegas Strip at the Fashion Show Mall. The outdoor patio is clean, spacious, and perfect for people-watching. True, this is a cigar bar, so if you’re put off by the smoke, even in the open air of the patio, then this isn’t the spot for you.
We recommend stopping by for the Social Hour, where specials include half-off wines and specialty drinks, plus complimentary champagne for ladies. They also offer bottomless mimosas Monday – Thursday from 11 am – 5 pm.
Davidoff of Geneva Cigar Bar is open Monday – Thursday, 11 am – 1 pm, Friday & Saturday, 11 am – 2 am, and Sundays, 11 am – 1 pm. No dress code is listed, but our experience has been that business casual is best.
It seems that every rooftop bar on Las Vegas Boulevard advertises that they have the best views of the Strip. We have our favorites, and you can debate who you think wins, but where Brewdog stands out is not only the views but also the wonderfully spacious patio and their “go big or go home” attitude.
The beer list is insanely huge. At last count, we think there were 96 beers on tap, including some rare beers that are hard to come by. That’s “almost” too many to choose from. We’re still up for the challenge, however. There’s often live music playing on the outdoor patio and lots of extra seating. If you’d rather not sit on the outdoor deck and opt for air conditioning instead, the indoor dining room is equally as spacious and offers nice views as well.
Brewdog is located on the Strip, just opposite Park MGM. They’re open Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 1 am, Friday, 10 am – 2 am, Saturday from 9 am – 2 am, and Sunday from 9 am – 1 am. The dress code is casual.
Ok, this one is a little bit of a cheat, but we honestly feel that it belongs on this list. 108 Drinks is located in the SkyPod at the Strat Las Vegas. It’s not technically considered one of the rooftop bars because the main lounge is inside. However, it does have an outdoor deck where you can take your drink and enjoy the views of all the sights, including the Bellagio fountains.
The lounge gets its name because it’s 108 stories up in the air. If that doesn’t knock your socks off for views of Las Vegas, we don’t know what will.
108 Drinks is open Monday – Thursday from noon until midnight and Friday – Sunday from noon until 1 am. If you come between 3 pm and 7 pm on Monday – Thursday, you’ll be just in time for the Sky High Happy Hour. The dress code is casual.
There’s one caveat here. You do have to purchase a ticket for admission to the SkyPod in order to get to 108 Drinks.
We admit that Purple Zebra at Caesars Palace isn’t the most exciting outdoor bar on our list, but we can’t complain about what it offers – a nice, cool place to relax and take a break from the sweltering Las Vegas sun and drinks that taste like they were meant to be enjoyed while sitting on a patio.
Purple Zebra specializes in margaritas and mojitos – two of our favorites. The pineapple fusion margarita is great, but the spiked lemonades are perfect on a hot day.
Outdoor Bars in Downtown Las Vegas
Oak & Ivy
When you’re ready to step away from the neon lights of the Strip, we think Oak & Ivy, located at the Downtown Container Park in Las Vegas, is exactly what you might be craving.
Oak & Ivy is all about craft cocktails, and they do a phenomenal job creating them. If you want to do shots on the patio, there are plenty of places to do that in Las Vegas. If you truly want to experience a well-made cocktail while relaxing and enjoying the more subtle twinkling lights of the Arts District, then Oak & Ivy is more your speed.
They don’t have a real food menu, but they do offer a few bar bites to snack on, like nuts, pickles, and olives.
Oak & Ivy is located on Fremont Street. They’re open from 3 am – 11 pm, Sunday – Thursday. On the weekend, they’re open from noon until 1 am. Walk-ins are definitely welcome, but this place does get busy sometimes.
Atomic Liquors is an iconic favorite in Downtown Vegas. It has been serving drinks for decades, with its rooftop bar being part of Las Vegas history, and it’s all tied into how the Nevada testing site was a mere 60 miles from Las Vegas, and from the right spot on a rooftop, you could actually see the explosions.
Back in the day, Atomic Liquors was a bit of a refuge for celebrities that wanted to get away from the crowds and spotlight. The Rat Pack often frequented this lounge. Today, some things have changed but not everything. It still has that old Las Vegas feel, and you can still sit outside and enjoy your cocktail.
Atomic Liquors is open from noon until 2 am during the week and noon until 3 am on Friday and Saturday. The dress code is casual.
Commonwealth is located in the El Cortez on Fremont Street, super close to the Fremont Street Experience. This means the rooftop bar is all sorts of extra when it comes to the views of Fremont. There’s more to Las Vegas scenery than what’s on the Strip, and the rooftop bar at Commonwealth proves it.
If you’d rather be tucked away instead of out in the open, Commonwealth is home to one of the more popular speakeasies in Las Vegas called the Laundry Room.
Sleek and elegant, Legacy Club at Circa Resort is one of the best rooftop bars for those that want a more elevated experience. The Legacy Club is located on the 60th floor of the resort, with a rooftop patio that overlooks the Fremont Street Experience.
While it’s outside in the open, we love that you can sit around the fire pits and have close, intimate conversations with your date or small group of friends and not have to shout to hear each other.
Inspire is technically on the Strip, but it’s not on the south end of the Central Strip. Instead, it’s more north, which means it’s only a short walk to the Fremont Street Experience. In truth, Inspire isn’t always our favorite bar, but we can’t knock them when it comes to the size of their outdoor patio – which offers 270-degree views of the Fremont East Corridor.
Inspire is actually three levels, with the ground floor being great for people watching on Fremont, and the upper levels shine when it comes to outdoor seating. They have a Latin Night and an Industry Night, so there’s a good variety of live music throughout the week.
Park on Fremont
We are huge fans of the Park on Fremont, and a huge reason is that we love the outdoor patio area. The Park on Fremont Street feels secluded and whimsical. It’s right in the middle of all this action, yet here’s this warm, charming patio with string lights, whimsical sculptures, gnomes, and a roaring fireplace instead of the mini fire pits that grace many outdoor spaces in Las Vegas. It reminds us of a fairy tale garden, except not quite so sugar-coated.
There’s food (casual eats) and drinks (lots of yummy cocktails and beers). You don’t get the view of Downtown like you do with the rooftop bars, but you honestly don’t feel like you need it when you’re here.
If you like eclectic and artsy, we suggest 18Bin as one of the best outdoor bars in Las Vegas for you. Located at the Arts Factory, 18Bin puts you smack in the center of the Arts District. It’s one of the best bars to stop at and enjoy a drink on First Fridays or just chill on the patio and appreciate the scenery around you. The patio at 18Bin brings to mind a picnic, so it’s a completely casual, laid-back environment.
We’ve used the word whimsical a couple of times when describing some of the best bars with an outdoor patio in Las Vegas. However, Velveteen Rabbit takes the word whimsical to a whole new level,
The patio at Velveteen Rabbit is unmistakably pink and floral, but there’s almost something a little edgy about the setting. It’s located right on Main Street in Downtown Las Vegas, so it’s this little seductive and enticingly quirky escape from it all.
Inside seating is also available, and we can’t honestly say if we prefer being inside or out. You’re just going to have to visit more than once and decide for yourself.
If you’re not worried about the square-foot count of the patio and want a more intimate space where the drinks are insanely good (and boozy), let us introduce you to Jammyland. Jammyland is a Reggae kitchen with a tiki-inspired menu. If you want to sit back with Mai Tai in a chill environment in Downtown Las Vegas, this is it.
The food menu isn’t huge, but what they do offer is full of flavor. We strongly suggest ordering at least a little something to soak up the strong pours coming from the bar.
- Las Vegas has many options for enjoying a cocktail outdoors, whether it’s on a patio or rooftop bar.
- You’ll find outside bars both on the Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas.
- Beer Park, Drai’s, Oak & Ivy, and Atomic Liquors are some of the most popular outdoor drinking venues in the city.
- Outdoor seating often gets filled up fast, so make reservations if possible or plan on waiting in line.