Last week at the Hyde Bellagio, I sipped a 2009 MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir from one of the most coveted seats in Las Vegas. I was sitting at the Patio on what has been referred to as the 50-yard line of the Bellagio Fountains. The comfortable space is really not a patio — it’s an indoor-outdoor space that captures views of the fountains with floor-to-ceiling glass — that was open. I sat in a glam wrap-around couch, so close to the fountains that I could feel the spray once they began their swaying. With 100F Vegas temps last week, that mist felt mighty good.
The center-stage Hyde Bellagio seats are a must-do for any Bellagio Fountain fan like me. Door opens at 5 p.m. for an early evening experience of pre-theatre bites and drinks. At 10 p.m. the space morphs into one of Las Vegas’ hottest nightclubs.
Insider’s secret: once those fountains start swaying to the music of the likes of Frank Sinatra, the sound system within the Hyde channels up with the music of the fountains … and you’re in for a real surround-sound experience!