All great casinos have that bar where you can sit, relax, sip a drink and get away from it all. Wynn decided to go the extra mile and split that concept in two. Parasol Up, the higher half of the Parasol Up/Down pair, provides the red décor that permeates the Wynn, but separates it with bright curtains and umbrella-inspired lights. In an industry that's often known for its dark bars and windowless casino floors, Parasol proves that Vegas is a town for both sun and indulgence.
With natural light flowing through the parasol-like glass domes dotting the ceiling, Parasol Up continues Wynn's airy and open style. And the light beaming in from the massive windows of nearby Parasol Down never lets you forget when it's daytime -- no matter how long you've been up drinking and playing blackjack.
Speaking of drinking, Parasol Up features some unique choices, even for Las Vegas. Hardy Perfection, a non-blended cognac aged for 140 years, and Gran Patrón Burdeos, one of the world's finest tequilas, are just two of the upscale drinks available. But don't let the prices of these top-shelf treasures take the wind out of your parasol because the bar also features various beers, competitively priced signature cocktails and all the classic drinks you're used to.
Whether you've been gambling the night away, or you're just taking a stroll through the casino, Parasol Up is a fine place to stop for a quick drink and a great view before getting back on your way. Just outside the bar, there's also a designated photo spot where you can snap selfies with the Wynn waterfall and Lake of Dreams in the background. Warning: if you show up too early in the day, the window blinds will block the view.
Parasol Up doesn't have any TVs, entertainment or a happy hour, so it might not be the spot to plan an evening around. Instead stop by for a pre-show drink or relax before starting that next hand of blackjack.
-- Review by Miranda Boyd