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Top 10 Lounges in Las Vegas

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Looking for pre-show drinks or a trendy spot to meet up with friends? Here's our guide to the swankiest lounges in Las Vegas.

Vegas nightlife certainly has an anchor in nightclubs, but there are plenty of options for those who prefer to lounge.

1. Mandarin Bar

Mandarin Bar

Photo Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Local A-listers head to the spectacular Mandarin Bar, for its stunning Strip views via floor-to-ceiling windows, and elite crowd. Located on the 23rd floor of the five-star Mandarin Oriental, expect to be escorted into the hotel and led to the interior decorated-elevator. Once inside the bar, it feels like the kind of place you’d order champagne, but its cocktails are tasty, too. They have an interesting take on classics such as Bellinis or an Old Fashioned, plus entirely new concoctions like the The Golden Leaf Martini.

3752 S Las Vegas Blvd., (702) 590-8886 mandarinoriental.com

2. Hyde Bellagio

Hyde at Bellagio

Photo Credit: MGM Resorts International

Before it turns into a nightclub at 10 pm, Hyde is a gorgeous lounge that opens onto Bellagio’s fountains; the doors swing open when the weather is nice. Order a cocktail (the spicy Love Unit is highly recommended), and take in the show, which is breathtaking with Paris’s Eiffel Tower as the background. Hungry? Limited food is available early evening.

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd., (702) 693-8700 bellagio.com

3. Chandelier Bar

Inside the Chandelier Bar (2nd Floor)

Cosmopolitan’s swankiest lounge, the three-story bar nestled in an enormous chandelier made of two million crystals, Chandelier Bar remains the hip hotel’s most famous landmark. Each level has different cocktails, with the secluded middle one, which is popular with locals, serving as a bit of a molecular gastronomy lab. Its off-the-menu crowd-pleaser? The Verbena, which has a flower that numbs the tongue. The top floor offers views of the casino floor, easy mingling, and a crowd of people that was headed to Marquee but didn’t want to leave the party.

3708 Las Vegas Blvd., (702) 698-7000 cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Do you have a favorite bar or lounge on the Vegas Strip? Join the discussion and let us know who serves up your favorite libations.

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