New Las Vegas restaurant will suspend diners 180 feet up

Molly Waldron

New Las Vegas restaurant will suspend diners 180 feet up

CREATED Jan. 24, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A unique dining experience putting guests high above the ground will soon be a permanent fixture in Las Vegas. 

"Dinner in the Sky" raises two 22-seat dinner tables 180 feet in the air, suspending guests while they enjoy gourmet cuisine and fine spirits.

Dinner packages will be offered Wednesdays through Sundays, with each dining experience lasting about an hour.

The structure also features event centers and a bar surrounded by glass.

Builders are working to construct Dinner in the Sky near Tropicana Avenue and Polaris Avenue, just west of the Las Vegas Strip.

The venue, scheduled to open in the spring, will be the only of its kind in the nation.

Children under 10 years old won't be allowed in the restaurant, and weight restrictions will apply.

The sky-high restaurants don't have bathrooms, but the company says the lifts can descend in about a minute in case of an emergency.

Along with bringing a new spectacle to the Strip, Dinner in the Sky will bring new jobs. The company expects to hire about 65 employees.

The company hopes to expand to other U.S. cities if the Las Vegas venture is successful. 

To learn more about Dinner in the Sky, click here.