Imagine Liberace and Kim Kardashian getting together over a pot of tea to exchange home decor ideas and voila - you have The Chandelier Bar at Vegas’s illustrious Cosmopolitan Hotel. With three bars situated on as many floors, and all ensconced within the $30 million Swarovski masterpiece that gives this spot its name, the Chandelier Bar is truly OTT… and that’s just the way we like it. Drinks priced may be a bit higher than you are expect to pay in Vegas - but with such good people watching at your pupils, it’s worth the little monetary pain.
If you get bored with the bird’s eye view of the casino floor, just grab the escalator up or down to explore more; there are shops and other diversions on upper floors. Already feeling a bit tipsy upon arrival, we were absolutely blown away by scale of this place, but imagine you won’t need alcohol to appreciate its gaudy splendor.
Set of Drifters tip: We recommend hitting this place up a little early on weekends as service from the overcrowded bar can get a little tough to come by. Also, the Cosmopolitan Hotel is another of the must-see casinos in Vegas, if only for the absurd video projections that display from within a number of monolithic columns located in the lobby. Don’t miss it.
For more on what we think makes Vegas tick (vintage neon, authentic Thai food and tantalizing tiki drinks), be sure to check out our "Set of Drifters" travel blog.