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Foundation Room vs Skyfall

Discussion in 'Vegas Nightlife' started by Kisby, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Kisby

    Kisby Low-Roller

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    Looking for great view, good drink selection, nice place to relax. Maybe smoke a cigar.

    Any info appreciated.
     
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  2. Kisby

    Kisby Low-Roller

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    Also, Skyfall's cocktail list seems limited. Can I get a beer?
     
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  3. remmerde

    remmerde VMB's Resident Cigar Sommelier

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    You had me at "cigar". :)

    Skyfall is a better choice. Better view of the strip, more comfortable seating facing the best view, more seating area outside on the balcony. And they definitely have beer! The only drink menu they have on their website is their specialty drinks. They have plenty of other things on offer.

    Foundation Room's outside area is smaller, and kind of facing northeast, it kind of has a better view of the airport than the Strip. Skyfall's view of the Strip is perfect.

    Foundation Room also has somewhat high walls on their balcony, you'll only be able to see the Strip standing up. Skyfall you can get a nice full view of the Strip from their balcony couches.

    Important note: cigars are only allowed at Skyfall now after 10PM, on the balcony only (as always). Something they changed recently. So schedule accordingly. Foundation Room might also have the same restriction, but it's been a few years since I've gone there.
     
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  4. parallax

    parallax Low-Roller

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    I completely disagree. The foundation room has a much better view of the strip. The Delano is further back from Las Vegas Blvd.
     
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  5. remmerde

    remmerde VMB's Resident Cigar Sommelier

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    Okay, that's a reasonable opinion. It is indeed closer to the center of the Strip. But I just want the person who asked to be aware that if the Foundation Room is a little busy, you may get stuck sitting at one of the couches on the left. And you will have absolutely no view of the Strip from those. And the last time I was at Foundation Room (Dec 2016), there was no seating up against the rail. You either stood alongside the rail to get your view, or you sat at the couches on the left with no view.

    On the other hand, almost every seat on the balcony at Skyfall has a near full view of the Strip.

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    Skyfall Lounge
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  6. FYMYAWF

    FYMYAWF It's not a bender, it's a lifestyle.

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    I respectfully disagree with your disagreement :D. Skyfall's view IMO is not only the best in Vegas, but one of the best I've ever had in my life, period. It's stunning. HOWEVER, Foundation's view is very good and frankly I prefer the drinks and service there. Most of the bar staff there has been there forever and are fun and personable. I also prefer the interior of the bar, it feels more intimate and exclusive.

    Anyone visiting Vegas though that asks my opinion, gets Skyfall recommended for at least one drink to take in that view. It should be a mandatory Vegas to-do list item.
     
  7. parallax

    parallax Low-Roller

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    I have nothing against Skyfall; I just think the view is better. I don't think you can go wrong with either place.
     
  8. bobby jones

    bobby jones High-Roller

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    1. Can always check out the Mandarin Waldorf, although the cigar thing may nix that one.
     
  9. remmerde

    remmerde VMB's Resident Cigar Sommelier

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    Cigars definitely not allowed there. But worth checking out on its own merits.
     
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