The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

21 Top Things To Do At The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

By Elle
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Hip and trendy residential-styled living spaces, a massive restaurant collection popping at the seams, and a luxurious nightlife scene make The Cosmopolitan an ideal destination to base yourself out of — or just to explore.

Whether you want to go on a self-guided food tour of all the restaurant offerings at the resort, explore one of the many speakeasies hidden around the property, dance all night at Marquee Nightclub, or treat yourself to pampering at Sahra Spa, Salon & Hammam, The Cosmopolitan can be a ton of fun.

Of all the hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, we think The Cosmopolitan stands leagues above all else when it comes to eating and drinking spots that don’t require you to be filthy rich to enjoy. There’s no shortage of hip restaurants and innovative watering holes at the Cosmopolitan!

In our handpicked list of things to do at The Cosmopolitan, you’ll find that almost half of them are food or drink-related. But that accurately reflects what the hotel offers first and foremost, which is amazing dining options for every budget (followed by being a total hotspot for partying).

Here are our top recommendations on things to do at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas if you want to experience for yourself why it’s often considered a must-visit hotel in the USA.


What’s Around The Cosmopolitan?

To the west: Vdara — To the east: Planet Hollywood Resort — To the south: The Shops at Crystals and ARIA — To the north: Bellagio


Enjoy the brunch buffet at Wicked Spoon

All Day Brunch Wicked Spoon

If you hadn’t already heard, Wicked Spoon is a beloved Las Vegas Strip buffet. You’ll certainly find a million things to eat at this all-day brunch buffet!

Unlike traditional buffets, dishes are individually portioned and elegantly plated, resembling those found in high-end restaurants. There’s everything from made-to-order sushi to dim sum, and the carving station featuring impeccably cooked meats. Oh, and did we mention there are crab legs?

In addition to the main lunch-type foods, you can enjoy a breakfast area featuring favorites like biscuits and gravy, buttermilk pancakes, cinnamon walnut bread French toast, and traditional eggs Benedict. The dessert section is a definite highlight too!

Grab a slice at Secret Pizza

Secret Pizza at The Cosmopolitan

While we think there are better NY-style pizzas in Las Vegas, there’s no denying the fact that Secret Pizza makes a pretty decent New York slice. It definitely hits the spot late at night, especially after you’ve just stepped out of Marquee Nightclub.

For many years, Secret Pizza was the immediate next step after a night of clubbing at Marquee. I mean, it’s literally steps away!

Hidden on the third floor of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, you won’t know this little eatery is there unless you follow the record-lined hallway. Once you find the unmarked hallway that looks like this, get in line and get your tummy ready for a comforting slice of pizza!

Once you get to the counter, freshly baked pizza slices like pepperoni, cheese, ricotta meatball, and white pizza are offered by the slice. If you want a whole pizza to take to your room, it usually takes about 15 minutes.

The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails

The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails Cosmopolitan
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Get groomed and get your drink on at The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails, where retro vibes meet modern mixology. This Las Vegas speakeasy is a swanky lounge that’s a barbershop by day and a bustling bar by night.

To access the bar, head into the barbershop and find the white “Janitor” door by the restrooms. Then, enter! You’ll immediately be transported to a luxurious feeling prohibition-era bar that offers a wide selection of whiskeys.

Don’t forget to strike a pose in their vintage-inspired photo booth before heading out for the night.

Grab a drink at the Chandelier Bar

Chandelier Bar at The Cosmo
Courtesy of The Cosmopolitan

Experience the glitz and glam of Vegas at The Chandelier Bar, a high-energy hotspot adorned with dazzling crystals. You can explore 3 different levels at The Chandelier, each one giving you a different perspective of the chandelier that you’re “sitting inside”.

Sip on one of their signature cocktails such as the #FeltCute, made with Porter’s Old Tom Tropical Gin, Giffard Lychee, Clement Mahina Coconut, Lime, Peychaud’s, and Hibiscus Ginger Beer. For a twist on a classic, try their Smoked Rosemary Old Fashioned for a truly unforgettable drinking experience.

If it starts to get too crowded, we like to head to the middle level, known as “Inside the Chandelier”, which is a little quieter.

Experience immersive dining at Superfrico

Superfrico Las Vegas
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Dine at this restaurant, and you’re bound to walk away with quite the story! Superfrico, brought to you by Spiegelworld, the creative minds behind the amazing and bawdy theatrical show Absinthe, promises an unforgettable fusion of “Italian American psychedelic” cuisine and entertainment.

Be prepared for a really good time, as they’ve deemed themselves “Las Vegas’ most Las Vegiest place”.

Superfrico offers diners a front-row seat to the madness, with performers weaving in and out of the kitchen and dining areas. With themed bars, lounges, and dining rooms galore, expect wall-to-wall eye candy and impromptu amusements across the entire venue — all with a bumpin’ soundtrack courtesy of the Strip’s only all-vinyl, all-the-time DJ.

Experience a pool party at Marquee Dayclub

Marquee Day Club TAO Group
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Dive into the ultimate Vegas dayclubbing experience at Marquee Dayclub, where the sun is hot, the beats are hotter, and the party never stops. As a premier hotspot in the dayclub scene, Marquee rivals the likes of Ayu Dayclub at Resorts World and Encore Beach Club at Wynn-Encore Las Vegas, drawing in crowds ready to soak up the sun and dance to the pulsating EDM beats.

Previous resident DJs like Marshmello, Kaskade, DJ Pauly D, and Tiësto have set the stage on fire with high-energy DJ sets, ensuring an unforgettable poolside party experience for all attendees.

PRO TIP: Visiting in the wintertime? At Marquee Dayclub, the pool party season doesn’t end when the temperatures drop. Year-round dayclubbing is made possible by the Marquee Dayclub Dome! Rising 50 feet above the pool deck, the massive heated orb creates a summer environment while protecting clubbers from the outside elements. And that 90-degree water will encourage swimming no matter the weather!

Party the night away at Marquee Nightclub

Marquee Nightclub
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When it’s time to party at night, Marquee is STILL the place to be. If you love EDM, this is where you’ll want to be. Similar to their dayclub experience, a night at Marquee means dancing the night away to beats from top DJs while soaking up the electric atmosphere of one of Vegas’ hottest nightclubs.

You’ll commonly find DJs like Above & Beyond, Alesso, Chris Lake, Mustard, Dash Berlin, Dom Dolla, Fisher, and many others playing here.

For the ultimate VIP experience, you can look into bottle service, but I will warn you — those tables WILL cost you an arm and a leg!

Have dinner at Beauty & Essex

Beauty & Essex is such a glitz and glamour-type place to eat. You’ll feel like a celebrity from the moment you walk through the pawn shop entrance. A partnership with TAO Group and acclaimed chef and restaurateur Chris Santos, Beauty & Essex offers unique sharing plates and new twists on classic cocktails in a speakeasy-like setting.

Treat yourself to their iconic Tuna Poke Wonton Tacos or the crowd-favorite Grilled Cheese Smoked Bacon and Tomato Soup Dumplings. Don’t forget to snap a pic of their gorgeous cocktails and food plating before diving into all the good eats and libations!

Drink and eat pizza at the hidden Ski Lodge

The Ski Lodge at The Cosmopolitan will transport you to a cozy alpine retreat no matter what the weather is outside. It can be a winter escape for you — if you know where to find it. With its cabin-style decor and warm, inviting atmosphere, this winter-themed lounge captures the essence of the world’s finest ski resorts.

Once inside, you’ll be greeted with the city’s most sophisticated cocktail and pizza program, curated by renowned mixologists Leo Robitschek and Mauro Villalobos, and crafted by Chef Anthony Falco. Whether you’re sipping on a seasonally-inspired cocktail, stuffing your face with a frico-crusted square pizza, or cooking s’mores over your personal campfire pot, every moment at The Ski Lodge promises to be totally gnar.

To get there, head to the second floor of the Chelsea Tower next to Superfrico. Look for a door that exudes… winter skiing vibes. Just remember, this winter oasis is open to guests 21 and over only.

Enjoy mezcal and tequila at Ghost Donkey

Ghost Donkey at The Cosmopolitan
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Ghost Donkey: Mezcal & Tequila Bar is yet another speakeasy concept inside of The Cosmo. At this point, are you even surprised? There are so many “hidden” experiences within the resort!

This tequila and mezcal lounge features a menu inspired by the alluring ingredients and flavors of Mexico, creating a true fiesta-like experience. We recommend you pair your tasting flight or cocktail with their signature Truffle Nachos to elevate your experience that much more.

Need help locating Ghost Donkey? Head to the back of Block 16 and look for the door that has a colorful donkey painted on it. The food hall is on the second floor of the Boulevard Tower.

Eat breakfast sandwiches at Eggslut

Eggslut isn’t just a catchy name—it’s an egg-lover’s paradise. As its scandalous name suggests, there’s a cage-free egg in almost everything on Eggslut’s menu.

Indulge in their signature Fairfax sandwich (their most Instagrammed sando), packed with fluffy scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, and sriracha mayo wedged between two brioche buns.

For something way more luxurious, go for the Gaucho, featuring seared wagyu tri-tip steak, cage-free over medium egg, chimichurri sauce, red onions, and dressed arugula in a warm brioche bun!

Try the cookies at Milk Bar

Milk Bar Bakery The Cosmopolitan
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Originating in New York City, Milk Bar has become a sensation with its unique approach to desserts. Created by Christina Tosi, her innovative techniques at Milk have changed the face of baking with her creations gaining worldwide recognition, including the iconic Cereal Milk soft serve, Compost Cookies, and Milk Bar Pie.

What to Order: Sink your teeth into the famous Compost Cookie – a delightful mishmash of sweet and salty that perfectly captures the playful spirit of Milk Bar. We personally love the Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow and the Confetti cookies!

Momofuku

Momofuku Las Vegas

Chef David Chang’s Momofuku, originating from New York City, has garnered a cult following for its inventive take on Korean, Japanese, and American cuisine.

Momofuku at The Cosmo is a foodie hotspot, and for good reason. Dive into their famous pork belly buns, bursting with melt-in-your-mouth pork belly, hoisin, cucumbers, and scallions. Craving something bold? Don’t miss out on David Chang’s Ramen or their addictive ginger scallion noodles. For dessert, the Crack Pie is a must!

PRO TIP: For a David Chang concept that’s a bit more casual, head over to Bāng Bar by Momofuku. The food here is centered around bold, worldly flavors with a focus on two delicious staples: bāng bread and spit-roasted meats.

STK Steakhouse

Hip, trendy, and stylish, STK Steakhouse elevates the classic steakhouse experience with its undeniable modern flair and youthful energy. Expect low lighting and high-energy music while dining!

Sink your teeth into their mouthwatering Wagyu beef sliders or their perfectly seared New York Strip. Pair your meal with one of their signature cocktails, like the Cucumber Stiletto or the Strawberry Cobbler.

Explore even more food offerings at Block 16

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Food Hall
Courtesy of Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

Block 16 Urban Food Hall is yet another one of the hip and trendy food halls popping up all over Las Vegas. It’s the perfect spot to go hunting for creative bites with your group.

Expect a buzzing atmosphere, bold flavors, and top-notch eats from some of the country’s most sought-after purveyors. You can find mouthwatering flatbread sandwiches and rice bowls at Bāng Bar by Momofuku, indulgent donuts and sliders from District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew., as well as Hattie B’s Hot Chicken’s fiery Nashville-style chicken, and Lardo’s over-the-top sandwiches.

Many of these restaurants are extremely famous in their originating city/state, so be sure to try whatever sounds good to you! While we haven’t tried the Vegas locations of all these restaurants, chances are, everything will be delicious!

The Block 16 food hall is located on Level 2, Boulevard Tower.

See mind-bending illusions at the Museum of Illusions

Museum of Illusions Las Vegas
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Are you traveling with somebody who’s absolutely obsessed with optical illusions? You’ve gotta add this one to your Las Vegas itinerary!

Museum of Illusions, located just across the street from Cosmo, is where reality takes a backseat and the mind takes center stage. Having gained popularity in 40 locations across 25 countries (and counting), the Museum of Illusions in Las Vegas has become a must-visit attraction for families, couples on date nights, and friend groups looking for a few hours of daytime fun.

Explore a collection of perspective-changing rooms, mind-boggling installations, and optical illusion images that challenge your perceptions and astonish your senses. Hang out with your clones, swap noses with friends, or serve your head on a platter in rooms designed to boggle the mind and spark laughter!

Appreciate the art all around you

At The Cosmopolitan, art isn’t just confined to a single gallery — it’s woven into the very fabric of the resort! Keep an eye out for contemporary artworks by renowned artists like Maya Hayuk and Marilyn Minter as you explore the hotel’s corridors and public spaces. Don’t miss the digital art displays scattered throughout the resort, including the lobby’s immersive digital installation and the impressive LED video display atop the Boulevard Tower.

For a truly unique experience, check out the five Art-o-Mat machines at The Cosmo, where you can snag original artworks from repurposed cigarette vending machines! Created by artist Clark Whittington, Art-o-mat machines are made from cigarette vending machines that have been repurposed as a vehicle to distribute art to the masses.

Over 90 Art-o-mat machines are currently in existence, featuring small works of art by more than 400 artist collaborators. So cool, right?

Get a spa at Sahra Spa, Salon & Hammam

Sahra Spa Hammam At The Cosmopolitan
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The Sahra Spa, Salon, and Hammam is totally something to write home about. Inspired by the desert’s tranquil beauty, this Turkish-inspired spa offers a holistic experience with a range of luxurious treatments. It’s a unique fusion of ancient bathing traditions with cutting-edge amenities and design.

From expert massages to rejuvenating facials, guests can indulge in personalized wellness journeys. The Hammam, a Turkish-style steam bath, adds a super unique touch that you won’t find anywhere else on the Strip.

Catch a concert at The Chelsea

Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic venues, The Chelsea is a 40,000-square-foot concert and event venue featuring a stage that attracts some of today’s hottest music and comedy acts, as well as sporting events.

The Chelsea is known to have lots of rotating comedy shows featuring some big names in the comedy world, so be sure to keep an eye on The Cosmo’s event calendar to see if any events are happening during the dates of your trip.

Go ice skating during the holiday season

Cosmopolitan Ice Rink
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The Ice Rink is a seasonal favorite on the Strip when it comes to fun things to do in December! In fact, it was named one of the 10 Best Ice Skating Rinks in North America by USA Today.

Each holiday season, the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan transforms into a winter wonderland high above The Las Vegas Strip.

At The Ice Rink, you can skate across 4,200 square feet of real ice, roast s’mores by the fire, indulge in seasonal food and beverage offerings, and just soak in the magical wintery atmosphere surrounded by the glittering lights of Las Vegas.

While ice skating, don’t be surprised if it suddenly starts snowing! Light snow showers happen every 30 minutes during select times throughout the season.

Explore Other Hotels Near The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmo is quite centrally located, so you could easily pop into a few neighboring hotels to explore while you’re here. Trust, they are all brimming with really unique things to do.

Discover all the things you could do at these other hotels, all of which are either right next to or directly across the street from The Cosmo:

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About The Author - Elle
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My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!