Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Fontana Bar is located lakeside in the Bellagio, accessed via the casino. There is a large bar area inside, with a stage and dance floor, and a terrace that looks over the lake and Strip. We visited early one evening and of course headed straight for the terrace, and a prime fountain watching position.
There was a band playing inside, and speakers outside so we could still enjoy the music. Every now and then the bands music would be replaced by the various backing soundtracks for the dancing fountains, and we would enjoy the eruptions from our seat.
We ordered mojitos (really good!) and martinis and felt pretty content. I can highly recommend the combination of a terrace table, a cocktail or two and watching the colours of the Strip change and those fountains dance.
Like any new Las Vegas club, this hotspot draws a crowd. The drinks were stiff and the music was pretty good - the typical Top 40 / Hip-Hop / Dance mix. The dance floor stays pretty full throughout the evening. There is a mixed age group at this venue, but everyone was looking to have a good time. The place is relatively small, but fact that it was multi-level made it appear larger. The only drawback is the staircase you must climb up and down to get another cocktail or to use the bathrooms.
Dress Code: Trendy
The Cafe is bigger than any HRC we ever visited.
There are several costumes of famous people diplayed inside.
The merchandise are more expensive than other cities. They also have Hard Rock Hotel here.
Dress Code: smart casual
Formerly named "Light",The Bank is notoriously one of the hardest spots to gain entrance to in Las Vegas, no matter what night or what crowd.... I was lucky enough to stumble onto a nice table service with a bottle of my old faithful Grey Goose Vodka awaiting me.... a very nice club with an upscale, but still willing to party, crowd, I recommend trying out The Bank during any Vegas stay. Expoect to pay $50 cover when entering "The Bank", and even then you may have trouble if you are not dressed to the 9's and not with a Playmate-esque date.
Dress Code: Definately dress to impress.
Light is the current place to be on a Sunday night. Ladies are free as long as you get a pass or have your name put on the Guest list. There are some free passes for men but they are a little harder to come across. If women just walk around the hotel, someone will hand you a pass. The only catch is that you have to go in before 12 am, otherwise there is a $20 cover.
Dress Code: Dress to Impress
I spent some of my most cherished, yet decadent, hours in Caramel during my stay in Bellagio summer 2006. The service here was awesome, our group decided to take on bottle service and the term "service" does not begin to describe the level of attention you recieve... they waited on us hand and foot, we were completely without worry.
The crowd in here was probably %80 ladies, which always makes the night more interesting, so I would always recommend coming to this bar before leaving for an after midnight club, but I would say that if you were to stay at Caramel the entire night you would have no regrets! And- for somthing to snack on- I HIGHLY recommend the lobster nachos!!!!!
Dress Code: You are at the World-Famous Bellagio- so dress like it!
If you can pull some strings and get your name on the ?list? take advantage of it. The line gets long pretty quickly, and doesn?t move very fast. Inside, it is much what you would expect out of a Vegas night club. It?s nice, serving expensive cocktails, loud and filled with plenty of guys trying to work the plenty of women in there. Although I don?t know how they chose their targets in there ? it?s so dark you can?t really make anyone out. Ironic the name of the club is Light ? I couldn?t see *** in there ;)
Dress Code: Dress in your best
Generally, no matter how old you are, you'll appreciate the lights and water show just outside the hotel. Another thing that is appreciated by everyone is that they usually have a play going on inside the hotel. When we came, I think it was Little Mermaid. It's not really a long play, more like a skit - although it was long enough to keep us entertained for a while, and relieve our feets from walking.
This is a pretty small, "trying hard to be posh" type of club. The crowd tend to be older (age 25 and up) and the music isn't always that good. The VIP section is NOT so VIP because anyone really can go there. There is never really a long line up to get in and if there is, all you have to do is go to the front of the line, bat your eyelashes, smile at the bouncer and ask "how long for me and my friends?"...hahaha...but take note, this only works if you're ALL girls.
Dress Code: No sneakers
I had a very good time ;artying at the Bellagio.. If you are used to overpriced drinks and the trendy company, you'll love Light,and Prive is a very plush are to sit and have a scoth in the midst of gambling. there was one other nice bar as you enter, the name of that one will hit me later and I'll update.
Dress Code: Dress to Impress
Awesome place to see a live concert performance. Sound is great. You can see the whole band no matter where you are inside the club. The bars are laid out nicely. We saw Social Distortion twice here last year and it was awesome!
Dress Code: casual-but nice.
The Fontana Bar inside Bellagio, overlooking the fountains, was the perfect night spot. We met a friend there who lives in Vegas.
The music was excellent - some kind of Caribbean or Latin American vibe, but acoustic, very good. Can't remember the musician's name. We don't go for loud "nightclub" type places, so we were pleasantly surprised that we could visit and enjoy the music.
The Fontana bar is also great for its location - you can walk through the bar out onto the patio and enjoy the fountain show from a different perspective. Especially nice if you can't afford to stay at Bellagio!
Light, the hot club at Bellagio, is one of those places where you need to know the "right" people to get in....either that or slip the doorman a large sum of money and you'll be golden. :) Fun place with great music and plenty of good looking people. They play everything from the latest hip-hop songs to electronica/dance. Mostly hip-hop though.
Dress Code: Most people will be dressed up, especially on the weekends. Obviously, you can't wear shorts and flip-flops. Just typical clubbing attire is fine.
Light is the nightclub at the Bellagio. It is a sleek, stylish club with a long bar and walkways wrapped around a medium-sized dance floor. To get a table, you need to drop some cash on a $200 bottle of wine, but if you love dancing, you won't need a table. The club plays a mix of hip hop, house and trance music. The clientele has varied each time I've been, but the music has always been great. The best part is when a saxophone player gets on top of a block on the dance floor and freestyles to the music. Drinks are expensive - so get your drink on before as much as you can!
Here's another tidbit that I cannot yet confirm. I am almost positive that Britney Spears filmed part of her "Boys Remix" video at light. Check out the part where she is at the bar in the video - it looks exaclty like Light! What can I say? Brit has great taste.
Dress Code: Dress like a high roller.
This is one of the coolest places on the strip. It is located right off the casino floor in the Bellagio. It has huge bay windows that overlook the fountain show.
The drinks are perfect here. Drink menus are provided when you are seated. Unless you know of every premium liquor in the world, you will probably not recognize every brand on the menu. Suffice to say, they are all very nice. I am a gin drinker and was delighted to find a huge selection of premium English gins. The drinks are pricey, though, so be prepared. You will probably pay in the neighborhood of $15 to $20 a drink here. The atmosphere is worth it.
The is a classy place. I believe they open around 4 p.m. and have live music on a small stage in the front of the lounge. There are different styles represented on different nights, so check ahead. I personally enjoyed the jazz trio I saw there a couple of years ago, but not the "oldies" band that was playing there in July. The schedule can be found out front of the lounge at all hours.
All in all, a great view, great music, with phenomenal drinks. Worth at least one visit, even if you don't plan to drink much. Also, order the shrimp cocktail. You only get 3 prawns, but those 3 prawns will have you drooling.
Dress Code: Business casual. No jeans, no t-shirt, no tennis shoes. They may let you in, but you will look like an idiotic tourist.