Awesome alternatives to traditional nightclubs
Start at the very beginning—a very good place to start. That would be The Lobby Bar inside Caesars Palace, the first stop to make on a drinking tour of Caesars Palace’s impressive lounge offerings. The Lobby Bar has stood tried and true since Caesars Palace first opened its doors, and it was a favorite late-night haunt of some of the music industry’s heavy hitters, including Frank Sinatra and his pals. While décor and drinks have been updated over the years, the lounge is focused on offering classic cocktails and rare spirits. There’s also a nod to Ol’ Blue Eyes himself with the Chairman’s Manhattan, mixed with Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select Tennessee whiskey.
For views that are not technically real, head to Vista Cocktail Lounge. You can visually travel the world through the lounge’s modern technology—the walls are covered in LED screens that broadcast crisp and real-life imagery like the Manhattan skyline at dusk, rain falling on the city of Shanghai and the exotic cityscape of Dubai. When inside Vista, it’s meant to feel as if you’re in an entirely different city. The lounge is also a prime spot for some group imbibing—try one of the various and delicious punch bowls that serve multiple people at once.
Don’t worry about anyone needing to wave the smoke out of the air when you’re relaxing at Montecristo Cigar Bar. The 4,000-square-foot lounge is equipped with state-of-the-art filtration systems set up into four distinct areas to chill: the Signature Bar, where you can take a seat and chat with the bartenders; the Library, where you can catch the latest sports; the Courtyard, where faux foliage and sunlight create an outdoor paradise; and the Vault Room, where you and some friends can privately splurge on rare cigars and whiskies.
For another late-night hot spot where the music is pumping as well as the drinks, Alto Bar is always packed, especially on weekends when a live DJ spins from 9 p.m.-4 a.m. It’s situated right across from the entrance of impressive megaclub Omnia, so there’s always prime people-watching entertainment. Alto is the largest lounge on the property and offers plenty of seating and private booths—and best of all, there’s no cover charge to visit.