If you’re looking for a unique and exciting way to see Las Vegas, you must check out happy hour on the High Roller at The LINQ. This world-famous attraction offers stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip and a chance to start your night in style. You can enjoy an open bar with cocktails, beer, or wine while taking in the sights. The LINQ High Roller happy hour is the perfect way to start your night or just relax and enjoy the views.
High Roller Review
Location: The LINQ Resort & Casino
Summary: The High Roller is a tall observation wheel in Las Vegas that offers great views of the city. For about $25 more than a regular ticket, you can enjoy unlimited cocktails, beers, and wine during your orbit on the High Roller in Las Vegas. Night tickets are more expensive than daytime tickets, and the lines and wait times tend to be longer at night.
My experience with Happy Hour on the High Roller at The LINQ
The first time I went on the High Roller was with my wife, brother, and sister-in-law.
We chose to go around 5:00 PM on a weekday, there wasn’t much of a line, and we were just starting the night.
The four of us boarded the adults-only pod equipped with a bar cart with about a dozen people.
As we started rotating upward, the bartender was quick to serve everybody their first drink.
The View from the High Roller Las Vegas
Once you’re above the parking lot, the first views you’ll see are Ellis Island Hotel & Casino, East Las Vegas, and the surrounding area.
As you climb, the views are stunning. You’ll see the breathtaking mountains and the vast suburbs and get a view behind The Strip.
As we reached the top, the views of The Strip were incredible. Multiple people in the pod had gotten a second (even third) drink.
We enjoyed cocktails and beer while we watched the sunset. We even caught a glimpse of the Bellagio Fountains.
My Impression of the High Roller Open Bar
I was a bit naive my first time doing the happy half hour on the High Roller. I knew it was an open bar, but I didn’t want to push my luck.
I had four cocktails throughout the half-hour-long ride. I was pleasantly buzzed by the time I got off the ride.
It was a great way to start my night. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a unique Las Vegas experience.
If you want to make the most of your Happy Hour on the High Roller at The LINQ, I recommend going at 4:00 PM or near sunset.
In my opinion, after dark, the views aren’t as exciting. It was a great experience. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Las Vegas.
Happy hour on the High Roller at The LINQ is a must-do if you’re looking for a unique way to see Las Vegas.
How many drinks will I get during the Happy Half Hour?
I’ll never forget my wife and I recommended The LINQ High Roller happy hour to some visiting friends.
The plan was to meet up after their half-hour orbit around the wheel. When their ride was over, we walked over to meet them.
They were sitting on a bench near the exit with a fresh cocktail in hand.
It had turned out that they were dizzy, not from the ride, but from the five cocktails they consumed while on the High Roller.
Needless to say, our friends had a blast and loved the experience.
The cost is about $25 more than the regular ticket. At most bars, that’s two drinks. I would definitely recommend happy hour on the High Roller at The LINQ.
What cocktails and beers are available on the High Roller?
The bar cart on the High Roller includes a variety of domestic beer, wine, and middle-shelf liquor.
The beers include Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Coors Lite.
The liquor brands are typical well liquors in Las Vegas. They included Jim Beam and Jack Daniels whiskey, Absolute and Skyy vodka, Bacardi and Malibu rum, Beefeater gin, and Sauza tequila.
The cart was loaded with all the popular mixers, crafting the most common well drinks.
Where do I buy tickets for the High Roller Happy Hour?
The box office line can get pretty long, especially on weekends. I always recommend to visitors that they purchase their High Roller tickets online. You’ll save time by avoiding the box office line, plus the Happy Hour tickets are known to sell out. A ticket that includes happy hour is about $25 more than the standard nighttime ticket.
Comparing The Views
If you want to take in the views in Las Vegas you have a couple of options on The Strip. I’ll highlight the two popular observation decks.
The SkyPod Observation Deck at The STRAT is the largest freestanding observation towner in America. Atop the massive tower you’ll find the Top of the World restaurant, 108 Eats, 108 Drinks, thrill rides, and the SkyJump. You’ll see 360-degree panoramic views of the entire city.
The Eiffel Tower Experience is at Paris Las Vegas near the heart of The Strip. Here you’ll see the beautiful Bellagio Fountains 46 stories up. It’s a small observation deck and doesn’t offer any food or beverage at the top.
Bars & Lounges To Visit
There are also great bars with incredible views throughout town, so if you want to stick to the happy hour and a view theme, check these out. Foundation Room and Skyfall Lounge at Mandalay Bay, SkyBar at Waldorf Astoria, and Legacy Club at Circa.