By Heather Turk
While most happy hours are noted for their affordability, there are some that offer guests more than just money-saving menu items. When you want a happy hour experience in Las Vegas that’s truly extraordinary, check out these venues with a view. Not only are they great spots to socialize, but they’re also perfect for special occasions.
Level 107 Lounge At Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
This sophisticated lounge on the 107th floor of Stratosphere Tower not only offers some of the best views of Las Vegas through floor-to-ceiling windows, but also one of the tastiest happy hours around, as all of its food comes from the award-winning Top of the World restaurant located one level below. Guests can enjoy half-price appetizers and two-for-one cocktails (same cocktail only) from 4 to 7 p.m. daily, with such mouthwatering options as the fabulous Roasted Tomato Fondue. A late-night happy hour is offered nightly as well, with half-price appetizers from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. and two-for-one cocktails from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m.
Nove Italiano At Palms Casino Resort
Located on the 51st floor of the Palms’ Fantasy Tower, Nove Italiano offers guests breathtaking views of the city below. Happy hour patrons can take in the striking scenery from one of several nearby windows while feasting upon a selection of savory Bar Bites offered at the bar and lounge Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to close. Guests can enjoy nine different items for just $9 each, including the succulent Filet Slider topped with blue cheese and caramelized onions, the delicious Chicken Pesto Panini and the flavorful Classic Tomato Bruschetta. A menu of $14 cocktails is available, too, featuring such can’t-miss concoctions as the B’s Sting: a spicy mixture of Sapphire gin, honey and fresh-cut serrano peppers.
Sushi Roku Inside The Forum Shops At Caesars
You don’t have to be a sushi fan to fall in love with this happy hour. Offered at the bar Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.—the perfect time to take in the restaurant’s stunning Strip views—Sushi Roku’s extensive Red Sun Happy Hour menu features an array of palate-pleasing dishes and drinks ranging from $3 to $7, including sushi rolls, sashimi, hot and cold appetizers and dessert. Must-tries include such flavorsome fare as the Miso Eggplant Dengaku, Cucumber Sunomono and Crispy Chicken served with a luscious cilantro mayo dipping sauce.