VooDoo Lounge at the Rio Las Vegas

Rio Las Vegas

 Zeke Quezada

The Voodoo Steak & Rooftop Lounge at Rio Las Vegas is a bit of an enigma in that it has somehow managed to survive through so many transformations in Las Vegas nightlife. This was once the place to be with an outdoor view of the Las Vegas strip from high above and a nightclub that was the place to be. These days the view is even better as the lights of Las Vegas are bigger and brighter, but the Voodoo Lounge is not the same crowded super popular nightclub anymore. That means that the line is not as long and you should be able to get in without spending a fortune.

It is worth a visit if you have never seen the view from that side of town and a drink way up high is always nice. The midweek crowd might be very sparse so try to avoid a cover charge when you get to the door by going to the restaurant first. If the crowd looks good at the club, spend the money only after it passes your own "sniff" test. Weekends are little better and the crowd might be worthy of your attention.

Basic Info for the VooDoo Lounge

Location: Rio Hotel & Casino
3700 W. Flamingo Rd.
(702) 252-7777

Hours at the VooDoo Lounge at the Rio:: Restaurant is open daily, 5 to 11 p.m. Lounge is open daily, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Cover at the VooDoo Lounge at the Rio::

Sunday - Thursday: $20 admission
Friday & Saturday: $30 (men) $20 (women)

**Local ladies FREE with NV ID**

Music at the VooDoo Lounge at the Rio:: Top 40, hip-hop, dance music, Live bands

Dress Code: Business casual

What it’s like at the VooDoo Lounge at the Rio

Located high up on the Rio suites tower, it offers a great view and occasionally good live entertainment. There is no dance floor but a nice outdoor patio where you can look out on to the city. The crowd is less pretentious than you will find at some of the other outdoor lounges. The line can get wicked on a weekend night but the views are great and you will have a good time.

Tips for Visiting the VooDoo Lounge

Don't eat the food here, by Las Vegas standards it's only average and you seem to pay for the view. Eat downstairs at the Village seafood buffet and then sit around and drink up stairs. They have updated the lounge chairs and the scene is a bit more upscale so relax and indulge high roller style.

If you do want to circumvent the line downstairs you can grab yourself a reservation at the restaurant and have dinner and a few drinks before heading up to do some "lounging"

The VooDoo Zipline

The Voodoo Zipline is located right outside so as you lounge on the rooftop work up the courage to get strapped into a chair and zip across the hotel towers at Rio Las Vegas.