Good vibes abound at the 1,000-foot-high Lounge 107 on this Friday evening. We’ve got delicious vodka drinks with floating blueberries, midtempo songs from Daft Punk and The xx piped into the circular room, and the buzzing lights of the Valley surrounding us (except those blocked by the monolithic eyesore that is the Fontainebleau, damn that thing).
We’re one of several parties taking advantage of free tower admission for locals Friday through Sunday during January at the Stratosphere—a perfect excuse to check out the completed renovation of Level 107 Lounge, which includes new furniture, carpeting, sound system and hours of operation. It’s like a chill-out room—except when it isn’t.
“It’s cool because it’s two separate lounges in one—you have your [traditional] happy hour, and you come again later and it’s a party,” says Jessica Fisher, the venue’s assistant manager.
So what’s on offer? There are two daily happy hours: an early one from 4-7 p.m., which includes two-for-one cocktails, as well as half-priced appetizers from the Top of the World restaurant rotating one floor below, and a late-night one, which repeats the appetizer promo from 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. and the discounted cocktails from 1-4 a.m. For night owls, DJs spin dance-friendly tunes nightly starting at 11 p.m. (except Sunday and Tuesday). Bottle service on Saturday is 15 percent off.
Here’s a little secret: If you consume enough liquid courage to brave the thrill rides atop the tower, those are discounted for Las Vegans, too—though no amount of Blue-Tinis will slacken your grip once aboard X-Scream, aka Satan’s Teeter-Totter.
And this is hardly classified info, either: Locals don’t actually need the freebie tower ticket if they’re purchasing drinks or food up here. Just check in with the second-floor Top of the World host—who you’ll be getting to know in no time.