For those among us that enjoy gambling, there is nothing more luxurious than getting dressed up to make a night out of visiting a downtown casino. What is even better though, is when you can combine your visit with a drink at one of the city’s best rooftop bars. Even though you would expect the best places to be located in the world’s top gambling destination, Las Vegas, the rooftop bar on top of the Empire Casino is London’s best-kept secret.
Recently, land-based casinos have been getting some stiff competition from their online counterparts. Online gambling sites in Canada, the US, and the UK offer a great selection of games, from online slots and craps to poker, baccarat and roulette, which can be played from the convenience of your home. This means that only the best land-based casinos out there are still going strong in attracting players at their casino table games – and the Empire Casino is one of them. Hundreds of players flock every week to try their luck at the spinning roulette wheel or learn new tricks at a poker variant like Stud Poker or Texas Hold 'em.
But there's another reason to head to the Empire Casino: the stunning Icon Balcony Bar that sits on top of the casino. Whether you are a gambler that has just won and wants to celebrate, or even if you are not particularly keen on trying the slot machines, Icon Balcony Bar is the place to be. Situated right in the middle of the dazzling Leicester Square area, it overlooks the square and makes for the perfect spot for a glamorous night out. It is open every day all year round from 4 pm till late – and they have a DJ on the decks from 10 pm until 3 am.
There's no one who knows luxury quite like casino regulars. Online casino sites like Jackpot City Casino emulate the glamor of being in an actual casino by evoking the imagery of Vegas, which can be seen if you take a look at this article , and it's this background in glamor that is evident in the stylish décor of the Icon Balcony Bar and its wide selection of classic cocktails prepared by experienced bartenders.
They also offer a great selection of signature cocktails, from Tropical Storm, filled with exotic flavors, to Phantom, which showcases whiskey in its finest form. If you are hungry, the bar is also renowned for its food, from its signature double jointed chicken wings to their own version of southern fried chicken coated in buttermilk batter, and our favorite: a pint mug of Carlsberg-battered tiger prawns served with wasabi mayonnaise! It doesn't get better than that.
The Icon Balcony Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a great cocktail after watching a movie or for taking a break in style after a lucky run at the casino. Their marvellous terrace offers a great view of the streets below – just the place to be for some red carpet celebrity-watching on premiere night!