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.
The Dorsey is a bright, vibrant cocktail lounge on the casino floor of the Venetian. The drink menu was created by New York mixologist Sam Ross, who gained national fame for the Penicillin, a whiskey cocktail with ginger and honey. The Dorsey is very social and has plenty of style. Grab a seat by the fireplace in the back near rows of bookshelves. This is a bar designed with stiff drinks and deep conversation in mind.
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.
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.
In a city that specializes in over-the-top bar experiences, 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. Their signature? Premium vodka.
Bound builds on Cromwell’s boutique Parisian hotel on a budget theme and takes patrons to a new level of class. It serves craft cocktails in an intimate atmosphere perfect for making new friends or pregaming before heading to Drai’s Nightclub. Though pricey, the drinks are worth it, with favorites like the Sergeant Pepper giving our top bars a run for their money. Its reputation as one of Sin City’s best cocktail destinations is well deserved.keeping you warm, but adding to the mystery of the men and women you may meet inside. Their signature? Premium vodka.
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 just 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-0 status depends on your performance.
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 eclectic beers—36 of which are on tap. The food and cocktails are a bit weak. Its Budweiser-everything, all-American menu is holding back the mixologist’s and chef’s potential.
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.
Mama Rabbit is one of those lounges that seems to have it all. The specialty is a menu of craft cocktails featuring the largest tequila collection on the Strip. Guests can also enjoy live music, Mexican-inspired bar bites and even gaming tables. Mama Rabbit has an infectious party atmosphere and almost feels like a nightclub at time. So don’t be surprised if you see girls in tight dresses getting out of their chairs and dancing in between sips of margaritas made fresh from a tableside cart.