Long before DJs were a defining attraction, Las Vegas nightclubs often relied on idyllic views to complement their bottle service menus; Moon at the Palms comes to mind, and Polo Towers even had a nice top-floor club back in the aughts.
Now that we’ve entered those brief, blissful months between unbearable summer heat and dry winter cold, you should take advantage of Vegas nightlife as it should be—an indoor-outdoor experience with picture perfect views beyond the bodies on the dancefloor.
Here are six Vegas clubs with views you should experience.
Apex Social Club
The Palms refashioned its legendary Ghostbar as Apex Social Club in mid-May, installing new art and furnishings and a stage to the wraparound rooftop. Once again, it’s a prime spot for celebrity takeovers and dancing to guest DJs, though it’s hard to take your eyes off that view. Insta-worthy backdrop: Stand anywhere with the Las Vegas Strip directly behind you.
Chateau Nightclub and Rooftop
When the Backstreet Boys are in town, they host concert afterparties at this Paris Las Vegas nightclub. An even better reason to be there: the outdoor terrace directly under the Eiffel Tower. Insta-worthy backdrop: Stand under the tower and have a friend kneel in front of you, taking your pic with your phone facing the sky.
Directly across the Strip from Chateau is Hyde, home to intimate confetti showers and DJ appearances by the likes of Redfoo and Sasha Grey, among others. Table reservations come with one of the finest views in the city, looking out over the Bellagio fountains. Insta-worthy backdrop: Get that bottle service if you want a selfie in front of the dancing fountains, or use your charm to get a seat at someone else’s booth.
Mandalay Bay’s sky-high venue has been feeding our photo streams for years, and it remains one of the city’s top attractions. VIP treatment is still the priority for the club’s members, but anyone can put their name on the list. Insta-worthy backdrop: You know the view. It’s the one with the Mandalay Bay letters and the Strip facing north.
Voodoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge
Only the Rio’s VooDoo rivals Apex for its Strip views, and it boasts a larger outdoor space to pose for selfies. VooDoo has carved out its own little niche with flair bartenders and a steakhouse 51 stories above Flamingo Road, but that view remains the main attraction. Insta-worthy backdrop: Pose on the winding staircase with the Strip right behind you. Click.