20 Downtown Cocktail Room

  • Location: Downtown
  • Hours: 4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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This dark and secluded lounge is right around the corner from the Fremont Street Experience and features a menu of craft cocktails that changes every few months. Guests can also enjoy tableside absinthe service, punch bowls for groups to share and cheap booze from Mike Morey’s Tip n’ Sip (a bar-within-a-bar with its own side entrance). Come down to the Downtown Cocktail Room (or “D.C.R.” as most call it) and see why it’s a longtime locals favorite and a bar that helped kick off the craft cocktail trend in Las Vegas.

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19 Juliet Cocktail Room

  • Location: Venetian
  • Hours: 3:00 pm - 4:00 am
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The Juliet Cocktail Room takes over the bar and lounge formerly known as the Dorsey, giving a fresh look to an already engaging social drinking space at the Venetian. The new design is inspired by timeless Victorian-era decor, while maintaining a modern, sophisticated sensibility. Whether sitting in the library in the back, at the bar for a round of video poker or near the front entrance where live music performances light up the room, you’ll enjoy a lineup of inventive cocktails with creative photo-ready presentations.

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18 Skyfall

  • Location: Delano
  • Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Capitalizing on the enduring popularity of the world’s most successful action-film franchise, Skyfall Lounge 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 master-crafted cocktails that include titles such as, you guessed it, Shaken Not Stirred. Club owners also promise DJs who spin upbeat house and dance mixes but, with a closing time of midnight most days of the week, Skyfall is less of a club for night owls and more like Delano, in which it resides: a haven for those looking for a different style of Vegas.

17 Beerhaus

  • Location: The Park
  • Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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Beerhaus is a contemporary urban beer bar situated beneath towering skyscrapers and between rings of trees. It is part of The Park at MGM, which flanks New York New York, just east of T-Mobile Arena. The overall theme resembles parkside pubs dotting the United States’ Midwestern metropolises, not to mention there are Wednesday specials including trivia nights, shuffleboard, and $4 late-night hot dogs. Denverites and Chicagoans may not want to feel so at home, but foreigners, locals, and Californians may love the break from the dark, loud clubs. Everyone will love the microbrew selection and inexpensive, delicious sausages and sandwiches.

16 Shag Room

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One of the best things about the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is the Shag Room. The secluded cocktail lounge is just steps from the main lobby entrance and has the feel of a private club. The name is inspired by the vintage carpeting, comfy furniture and throwback decor. VIP tables are inside tents and while most guests will order bottle service (especially later in the evening), the signature cocktails are exceptional.

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15 S Bar

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S Bar is one of the most stylish lounges for enjoying a cocktail at Mandalay Bay. The bar itself is a stunning centerpiece with illuminated art-deco touches and a lineup of colorful drinks. Later at night, you’ll see live entertainment by musicians and atmospheric performers. It’s also a popular hangout before and after Raiders games at nearby Allegiant Stadium. While the cocktails are the main draw, the food menu is S Bar’s secret weapon, featuring charcuterie boards, spicy wings, lobster mac n’ cheese and other delicious bites.

13 Beer Park

  • Location: Paris
  • Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Beer Park is nestled underneath Paris’ replica Eiffel Tower above Chateau Nightclub. Its 10,000-square-foot deck offers ample room to host a large group or watch one of your favorite sports teams on dozens of high-definition TVs. It also makes a great perch for people watching on the Strip. The outdoor bar offers more than 100 beers—36 of which are on tap.

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12 Ghost Donkey

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A true speakeasy on the Strip. Ghost Donkey is hidden in the back of the Block 16 Urban Food Hall at the Cosmopolitan, but is fast becoming the resort’s worst kept secret. The cocktails are focused on tequila and mezcal, including a Negroni crafted with mole spices. The Mexican agave spirits pair well with the gourmet nacho selection.

11 Cabinet of Curiosities

  • Location: Horseshoe
  • Hours: 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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The Cabinet of Curiosities is like two bars in one. The main lounge is easy to spot on the lower level of the Horseshoe casino, featuring shelves lined with ooddities and trinquets that come with scannable QR codes for descriptions and stories. The back room, The Lock, is a secret speakeasy with entry through a vault-like door. (Look for the telephone to score the secret password.) Either way, you’ll enjoy thoughtfully crafted cocktails in a stimulating environment.