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Skylofts at MGM Grand, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel atop the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, has a cool loungey feel that is never more present than at night when the urban, contemporary lobby transforms into a bar and lounge. Light, seasonal appetizers and cocktails are served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly and are only available to registered Skylofts guests. Lounge music plays over the speakers in the candlelit lobby and a liquor cart offers fine wines, grappas and swanky cocktails such as the signature Sky Drop: A bubbly, citrusy blend of Ketel One Citron, Cointreau, sweet and sour and champagne. If you’re drunk on winnings, there’s also the $100-a-glass Dom St. Germain, a bubbly blend of Dom Pérignon champagne and St. Germain lychee liqueur.
Each loft at the luxury hotel also comes with a private bar that’s restocked twice daily to your liking, and you can order an array of beverages to your room through the in-room dining menu. Options include champagne, white and red wine by the glass or bottle, scotch, vodka, tequila, rum, gin, bourbon, whiskey, cognac, beer and more.
Of course, nightlife options within MGM Grand run the gamut from large clubs to relaxed lounges and trendy bar scenes. The biggest scene is at Hakkasan, an 80,000-square-foot restaurant and nightclub that offers five floors of dancing.
Centrifuge mixes modern, handcrafted cocktails, while Rouge, a sleek Ferrari-red and chrome club, offers upscale cocktails with flavored ice cubes, along with fine wines and specialty beers. The West Wing Bar is a secluded lounge with artisanal cocktails, and Zuri, the lobby bar, is a trendy spot. If you want to play during the day, Skylofts guests have complimentary access to Wet Republic, the MGM Grand’s South Beach-style club and pool that opens at 11 a.m. and offers a large sun deck for sunbathing, drinking and dancing. It’s one of the biggest parties in Las Vegas.