If you’re looking for a rooftop bar, you don’t want to miss Circa’s Legacy Club. The lounge is one of the newest venues to hit Vegas, and it’s not on The Strip. Instead, you’ll find this gem in downtown LV.
And let me tell you – it’s worth the trip for the sightlines alone. Sitting 60 floors high, you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of the valley, Las Vegas Blvd, and the mountain ranges. It’s also one of the best places in the city to watch the sunset.
But depending on the vibe you’re after, it might not be for you. So in this review, I’ll help you decide if it’s the right spot for your night out (or afternoon)!
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Legacy Club: Overview
The Legacy Club is named in honor of the founders and dreamers behind Las Vegas. And that’s immediately evident the second you step off the elevator. For instance, the statues and photos of the pioneers that helped shape Vegas into what it is today are the first things you’ll see.
There’s Howard Hughes, Steve Wynn, Jay Sarno, and Bob Stupak – to name a few. So you’ll get a little history lesson about our great city as you enter the club.
The rooftop lounge also has an indoor and outdoor area, with each section offering outstanding sightlines. But the outside terrace is the real show stopper here – it’s expansive, faces The Strip, and has unobstructed views, thanks to the glass railings.
Now, if you don’t want to be outside on the patio, the inside section still offers fantastic vantage points with floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s also a bar in the middle of the club with cocktail creations that you won’t find anywhere else in the city.
Club Attraction: Gold Bars
If the panoramic view isn’t enough to get you to Legacy Club, perhaps standing next to a thousand ounces of gold will! The rooftop bar has one of the coolest attractions in town. It houses a case of 500 2-ounce gold bars – and get this – there’s a ticker.
That’s right. You can monitor the value of the gold all day and all night. And each time the price fluctuates, the ticker reflects the current value. There’s even a time and date stamp on it, making it a perfect photo spot. So you can keep coming back to see how the price changes.
Legacy Club is at the Circa Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. The address is 8 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101.
You’ll take a private elevator up to the 60th floor to enter the club. But first, you’ll need to check in at the host stand. This is located on Circa’s first floor, just around the corner from the front desk.
When Is Legacy Club Open?
Circa’s Legacy Club is open seven days a week. The rooftop lounge is open from 4:00 pm until 2:00 am on Sundays through Thursdays. And on Fridays and Saturdays from 2:00 pm until 4:00 am.
What’s The Dress Code?
Although the Legacy Club is not a traditional Vegas nightclub, it’s still a good idea to dress like you’re going to one. The rooftop bar is high-end and classy, and the dress code is strictly enforced.
Here’s the club’s official policy:
Swimwear, sandals, shorts, ball caps & knit hats, graphic or worn tees, sports apparel, hooded sweatshirts, exceedingly torn clothing, and athletic shoes are not permitted. Gentlemen must also wear clean and well-maintained closed-toe shoes.
How To Get Into Legacy Club
There are two ways you can get into the Legacy Club – you can either walk up or make a table reservation. (I’ll cover seating options in the next section.)
So first, if you don’t need a table and you’re just going to check out the view and have some drinks, you can walk up to the podium and ask to go up.
Typically, there’s a two-drink minimum per person requirement, though. But you don’t have to prepay this amount. Instead, once you’re at the bar, the venue just asks that you purchase at least two beverages.
There’s open seating at the bar, too, but the barstools fill up quickly. So if you want a place to sit down, it’s a good idea to arrive earlier in the evening. Around 7:30 or 8:00 pm will likely land you a spot.
The following pages are from the current drink menu at the Legacy Club. There aren’t any prices listed because they’re subject to change. But you can expect cocktails to range from about $16 to $25.
And, if you have a lot of people in your group, there are some excellent shareable cocktails. These run around $150, but they often work out to be a better deal than buying single drinks for everyone.
Circa’s rooftop cocktails lounge has many signature cocktails, but there are a few you won’t want to miss! For instance, there’s the self-titled “Legacy Club,” the “Nevadan” (which is a spin on the Manhattan), and then the “Nopalita.”
But all of the club’s drinks are phenomenal. And one of the main reasons for that is the care the bartenders take in making each drink. Once you go, you’ll understand why the venue emphasizes its “carefully curated cocktails.” I’ve never seen such attention to detail!
Each concoction is unique, from sphere ice cubes hot-stamped with the Legacy Club logo to what the venue calls “cocktail caviar,” topping off its tropical drinks.
build your own old fashioned
And if you like whiskey, you can even build your own old fashioned at the Legacy Club. Prices are around $20 for one of these.
- Russell’s Reserve 10
- Buffalo Trace
- Makers 46
- Frey Ranch
- Elijah Craig
- White Sugar
- Five Spice Syrup
- Honey Syrup
- Maple Ginger Syrup
- Angostura Aromatic
Seating Reservations & Bottle Service
If you want a table with seating, either inside or out, it’s a good idea to make a reservation. All Legacy Club bookings require a minimum spend per person or per table, depending on the package.
You don’t need to pay upfront, though. But the club will run a credit card authorization to hold a table for your group. So if you don’t show for the table, you’ll be charged a no-show fee.
You can check your table’s terms and conditions for the cancellation window, but the venue usually requires at least one day’s notice to avoid the charge. The no-show fee currently ranges from $50 to $500, depending on the seating package.
The following rates are the minimum spend amounts required to reserve a table. So, for instance, if you want inside seating, then you’ll need to spend at least $25 per person when you’re at the club.
Also, there isn’t a separate charge for the table – it’s complimentary for buying alcohol.
- Inside Seating: $25 per person (up to nine people)
- Outside Seating: $25 per person (up to six people)
- Sunset Packages – Inside*: $75 per person (up to six people)
- Sunset Package – Outside*: $100 per person (up to six people)
- Sunset Package Large – Outside*: $100 per person (up to 12 people)
- Fire Pits: $500 per table (up to 6 people)
- Large Fire Pit: $1500 per table (up to 20 people)
*Includes a champagne toast at sunset.
The Legacy Club is BIG! At roughly 9,330 square feet overall, there are 200 seats for reservations. So you can choose from seating inside or on the club’s outdoor wrap-around patio. And if you’re not getting a table, there’s plenty of standing room too.
Below is the current bottle menu for table service at the Legacy Club. Again, prices aren’t listed because they’re subject to change.
But, to give you an example, bottles of Vodka currently start at around $350 and go up from there. The prices are a steal compared to the nightclubs in town, which charge almost double for the same brands.
More Things To Know About Legacy Club
Below you’ll find some important information about the club – including discounts, features, and the best times to go.
You won’t find a DJ at the Legacy Club in Vegas, but there is music! And because of its classic and vintage vibe, the club rooftop mostly plays jazz and prohibition-style songs.
Additionally, when Circa’s Stadium Swim is open, you can hear the music below you from outside on the Legacy Club’s terrace. Some guests have complained about this as they felt it ruined the ambiance, but if you like top 40 or electronic music, you should be just fine.
Live Music Series
The Legacy Club recently added a live music series every Friday night starting at 10 pm. And even better, there’s currently free admission too!
So if you attend on a Friday night, you’ll get to see local musicians playing a variety of music. From reggae and pop to 50’s hits and more, you can check out the event schedule to see who’s playing when you’d like to attend.
Here are the upcoming events for March 2023:
- Fri, Mar 24th: Justin Genteno (reggae & pop)
- Fri, Mar 31st: TMV (range of songs, electric violin & guitar)
Craft Cocktail Course
The Legacy Club offers an Elevated Spirits Craft Cocktail Course on Friday and Saturday afternoons. The cost is around $125 per person.
In this class, you’ll learn how to make three cocktails, including techniques and the history behind the drinks. And you’ll learn how to craft your own recipes as well.
The course is for two hours and runs from 2:00 until 4:00 pm. You’ll need to make a reservation for the cocktail course, though, and prepay for the class as there are a limited number of spots.
If you haven’t noticed, Vegas is often windy! And being up 60 floors high, you’ll feel it even more. So if you have long hair, you might want to bring a hair tie with you if you’re going to be outside on the patio. And if you’re coming during the winter months, make sure to bring a coat with you too.
It’s a good idea to check the weather (and wind speed) before heading to the Legacy Club. But, of course, if you’re staying inside the venue, then you won’t need to worry about inclement weather.
Proposals & Weddings
If you’re looking for the perfect proposal spot, you might want to check out The Legacy Club. Many guests have been getting down on one knee on the club’s outdoor terrace at sunset. You can also have a wedding ceremony here – either inside the venue or on the patio.
So if you’re interested in either of these options, you’ll want to contact the Legacy Club and ask about their proposal and wedding packages.
“Sky High” New Year’s Eve Celebration
Circa’s Legacy Club might just be the best spot to watch Vegas’s New Year’s Eve fireworks.
For me, there’s nothing better than being on a rooftop and watching the fireworks shoot off from Las Vegas Blvd and all around the valley. You can even reserve a firepit on the club’s outdoor terrace, so you’ll stay warm the entire night.
And the club is open until 2:00 am on NYE, too, so you can stay past midnight and keep the celebration going. There’s also a complimentary champagne toast to ring in the new year.
The Legacy Club is fantastic if you’re looking for a place to enjoy some fancy drinks with Vegas valley views. Or, if you want to catch the sunset and watch the city light up.
It’s not super crowded, which makes it nice to have conversations. And the venue attracts a range of ages, too, so no one will feel out of place.
Now, I don’t know if I’d make it my only destination for the night – unless you’re looking to take it easy. But it’s a great place to stop in. And I like pairing a visit here with Barry’s Downtown Prime (also at Circa).
Also, if you know in advance that you’re going, it’s better to make a reservation. It’s usually the same price for entry-level seating as walking up and buying drinks at the bar. But with a reservation, you’ll have a place to sit down. And you won’t have to worry about limited bar seating.
As the CEO of Circa says, the Legacy Club isn’t just a downtown attraction – and I agree. It’s worth a trip to see it all on its own!