Review: VooDoo Beach & Lounge - Rio Las Vegas
VooDoo Beach/ VooDoo Lounge at the Rio
Located at the Rio Hotel amp; Casino, VooDoo Beach is the day time pool party that spills over into a hot night time club at the VooDoo lounge. Like many of the newer hotels on the strip that are now doing daytime pool parties, VooDoo Beach was the original and is now in my opinion only second best to the party at the Hard Rock Hotel. At VooDoo Beach you basically live by the pool area which is really spacious, relaxing, and a great party all the time. There are waterfalls and two big open pool area that are surrounded by luscious shrubbery that makes it seem like you are in the Caribbean and or in the Jungle. The pool side bar is fully stocked with everything and I mean everything, it's tropical and frosty drink and are served with cute fruit accents and are decently priced. A fruity drink will cost you around $12 - 15 at VooDoo Beach while if you were to order the same thing at a different hotel, you're looking at paying a great deal more. What makes the drinks that much better at VooDoo Beach are the flair bartenders that put on a show as they are making your fruity cocktails for you, with bottle throwing and so much more. They even get you in on the act! The DJ is only around on the weekend but during the week you can still enjoy the music which is loud enough to ensure that you'll still be partying it up Vegas style. At the end the month, one of the days they have a Latin day where they play hot music and Latin flavored drinks are on special. If you are not into the partying you can still enjoy your time by the pool.
At nighttime VooDoo Lounge located on the 51st floor of the Rio Hotel. The views just like the many other nightclubs that also have amazing view lets you see all that Vegas has to offer, from a great view of the strip to the Valley just ahead. The lounge is very casual and not really a get dress for a night out on the town kind of a place. Besides the view there really isn't much to say about this lounge. The drinks are expensive and not all that great, which was a huge disappointment coming from spending a day at VooDoo Beach. The place also doubles as a Cajun themed restaurant which is located one floor below the actual lounge area. Although I personally haven't eaten there myself, I heard wasn't very authentic but the food was still good for the price ranging from $30-50 per dish. The décor is very New Orleans French Quarter with "voodoo" markings and symbols painted around the place and covered in dark velvet draping. The music played was decent and although there wasn't much of a dance floor, you could dance if you felt comfortable enough too. I feel like you should spend your money else where to get the same experience of a nightclub up in the sky, like any of the clubs at the Palms.