I was looking for a place to get a good view of the strip, and the Stratosphere is an obvious choice. It towers above the strip from the north end. There are other choices (like Mix Lounge @ Mandalay Bay), but this seemed the best choice for me. It was great! If you want to go to the observation platform, they charge you $16. But going to Level 107 is free, with a one drink minimum. We went on Thursday night, when cocktails were 50% off for ladies. So for $15 (with tip), we had a beer, a cocktail, live music, and a great view. Score!!!