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Best Bars In Las Vegas

Trying to find the best bar in Vegas can be as tricky as deciding which cocktail to order. To help you decide where to go, we put together this guide to the top 16 best bars and lounges on the Las Vegas Strip and nearby. Since most visitors want to remain close to their hotel, convenience will typically trump trekking to the finest Vegas watering holes. But no matter where you’re staying, use our Las Vegas strip bars page to quickly find the best bar near you.

Best Bars in Las Vegas

Best Drinks To Order in Las Vegas

Best Bang for Your Buck: Whether ordering in a casino bar or nightclub, a Long Island Ice Tea costs between $15-23. Served tall with tequila, vodka, light rum, triple sec, gin, and a just a splash of sweet & sour and cola. This heavyweight packs plenty of punch.

Best Drink for the Ladies: Best remembered from its regular appearance on Sex and the City, this vodka-cranberry classic is the perfect compliment to Vegas’ other ladies’ classic—the little black dress. The city’s best can unsurprisingly be found at bars throughout the Cosmopolitan.

Flight of Icarus: More than one of these exotic variations on the caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, will almost certainly have you trying to fly toward the sun. Find it at Vesper at the Cosmopolitan.

Pink Flamingo Punch: Nothing says vacation like sipping this combo of Absolut Elyx, sparkling wine, dry vermouth, Aperol, strawberry syrup, and lemon juice in a flamingo-shaped decanter from the Delano’s 64th floor.

Water: The last thing you might plan to drink in Vegas is the most important. The dry climate, summer heat, and excessive alcohol consumption makes this a good beverage before you catch some Zs and repeat.

Cheap Drinks in Las Vegas

For those of you looking for the cheapest places to drink on the Strip, you can’t get cheaper than free. Some of the best nightclubs, lounges, and bars offer free cover and free drinks. And unlike free gin and tonics at the blackjack tables, there’s no catch. A few times a month, some liquor brand will promote itself at Vegas hot spots, offering free open bars for one to two hours. Login via Facebook to see the latest deals. Check the page before you come to town or make plans. We discover and add these promotions 6 to 72 hours before the event.

Best Cheap Bars in Las Vegas

Compared to the rest of the city, drinks at Las Vegas Strip bars cost more. Visit downtown for the Fremont Street Experience: live cover bands, a zip-line, and all the Vegas trinkets you could ever want. Or bar hop with the locals and try the craft cocktails in Fremont East. Find our list and reviews here: Bars Downtown Las Vegas.

Happy hours in Las Vegas typically run Monday to Friday, between 2 and 7 p.m. Happy hour deals include half-price cocktails, beers, and appetizers. Checkout photos of the best happy hour bars and drink specials here.

Best Cheap Vegas Bars Worth Visiting

Crown & Anchor: British pub located on east Tropicana five minutes from the strip. Offers classic English pub grub and a wide selection of beers on tap.

O'Sheas: Located inside the Linq hotel, this Irish-themed bar offers more than 50 beers. Its drink specials and beer pong tables create a college party atmosphere for visitors of all ages.

Dinos: Las Vegas’ last neighborhood bar is also its most affordable. Located on Las Vegas Blvd, beers and mixed drinks here cost under $5. Dino’s also has pool tables and is known by locals as the best karaoke bar in Vegas.

Yard House (at Linq or Carnival Court): This mid-scale California chain will be familiar to many visitors, but that doesn’t change what made it popular in the first place: good, consistent food and a beer list rivaling all but the craftiest of beer gardens.

Gold Spike: Located just below Zappos’ home offices, Gold Spike feels like Chuck E. Cheese for of-age adults. No other bar in Vegas offers so many lawn games or trivia nights. It even has a roller-skating rink.

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The Best Bars On The Las Vegas Strip

Blue Martini Bar and club at Town Square
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Blue Martini Bar
Blue Martini—part of a small, but popular national chain–in Town Square is an amalgam of nightlife and entertainment that’s a favorite of locals and frequent out-of-towners. Four bars are located throughout the large space, including an open air patio. Bottle service is available for those looking for a nightclub experience without the prices. A large stage and dance floor features live bands, but frequently, Blue Martini will have a DJ spinning late-night tracks. Town Square is also home to other hot spots such as Double Helix, McFadden's Irish bar, Ale House, and Yard House.
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Circle Bar
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Circle Bar
Located in the center of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, just off the Strip, Center Bar is the eye the storm, with 360-degree views of the rock and roll chaos surrounding it. Its shape also makes it ideal for socializing and meeting new people, as its tough for patrons to sit or stand anywhere without someone across the way checking them out. Happy hour runs daily from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and offers 2 for 1 call drinks.
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Minus 5 bar at Mandalay Bay Hotel
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Minus 5
In a city that specializes in over-the-top experiences and specialty bars, Minus 5 is perhaps the most unique of them all: Everything is made of ice—the bar, the glasses, even the furniture. Kept to a chilling -5 degrees Celsius inside, guests are wrapped in lined coats, gloves, and boots before entering—not only keeping you warm, but adding to the mystery of the men and women you may meet inside. It’s specialty—premium vodka.
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Vesper bar at Cosmopolitan Hotel
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Vesper
Like the Cosmopolitan in which it resides, Vesper oozes mid-century Hollywood class. Bartenders dress in vests and bow ties, waitresses in skirts, and both stand ready to mix up and serve you what might possibly be the Las Vegas Strip’s best cocktails. This is the bar you can walk up to in a jacket or dress, order a vodka martini shaken not stirred (and they actually know what that means), and make eyes with a vixen or a fox. Double-O status depends on your performance.
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Fizz bar at Caesars Hotel
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Fizz
As its namesake suggests, with its tall ceilings, narrow glass columns, and sparkling décor, Fizz brings to mind glasses of champagne lined up in rows—and the aristocratic flair to match. In this new Caesar's Palace lounge, you'll feel trapped in an endless New Year's celebration. Women and men alike don casual adaptations of black-tie attire as they sip from one of more than twenty sparking wines available by the glass, including the legendary Dom Perignon and the celebrity favorite, Moet and Chandon Brut Imperial. And for those who dislike bubbles, Fizz also features an array of unique cocktails and a full bar.
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Skyfall Bar at Mandalay Bay
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Skyfall
Capitalizing on the enduring popularity of the world's most successful action-film franchise, Skyfall stretches Las Vegas' James Bond obsession to its limits, offering up an experience that is, indeed, for your eyes only. Like a retro-fitted Macau sky lounge, Skyfall offers stunning, 180-degree views of the Strip skyline as guests sip away on mastercrafted cocktails that include such titles as, you guessed it, Shaken Not Stirred. Club owners also promise DJs who spin upbeat house and dance mixes, however, with a closing time of midnight most days of the week, Skyfall is less a club for night owls and more, like the Delano in which it resides, a haven for those looking for a different style of Vegas.
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