This rooftop pool, located on the 25th floor of the Stratosphere Hotel, got a major upgrade and renovation a few years ago. It remains tops-optional.
There is usually a good crowd here, even in the summer heat, with an even mix of males and females. The DJ pumps house and hip hop beats and the crowd keeps the beach balls flying (critical to keep the girls from lying on their tummies on their lounge chairs). Good party atmosphere.
But the most important thing for readers of this website — there is usually a good supply of cute topless girls on hand (see this 2019 trip report by John D to get an idea). Even if you get to the pool and none of the girls are topless yet, they are probably going to get topless as soon as they’re reassured that it’s allowed. The Strat could help us guys out a lot by posting the rules more clearly.
Only Stratosphere hotel guests get free entry. The pool is open to the public, but anyone who isn’t a guest of the Strat (whether local or Vegas visitor) has to pay $14, with a two-drink minimum.
In any case, I like the new look — much classier with more shade areas and good food. Salads, sandwiches, sliders, wraps, burgers, grilled chicken, and fresh fruit plates are reasonably priced.