The Las Vegas Strip is known for its many, varied transportive experiences—Egyptian pyramids, Venetian canals, NYC skylines, so on and so forth—and that’s definitely the vibe at the shimmering Vista Cocktail Lounge. It’s the big-city bar you’ll find in every big city, and the cycling LED “views” of international hubs might get you feeling, well, worldly.
The cocktail list has similar international appeal, but instead of rotating your drink to match the scenery, settle in and savor the carefully crafted El Laberinto. It’s Spanish for “maze,” but once you find your way into this beautifully balanced sweet and sour concoction, built on unbelievably smooth Avión Silver kissed with orange, lime, peach bitters and amaretto, you’ll have no desire to escape. Doesn’t everything look great from here? Vista Cocktail Lounge at Caesars Palace, 702-731-7852. Monday & Wednesday, 5 p.m.-3 a.m.; Tuesday & Thursday-Sunday, 5 p.m.-4 a.m.