Las Vegas may be a relatively inexpensive place to enjoy a vacation, but the drinks can drive up your budget quicker than almost anything else. If a $20 cocktail isn’t your thing, check out some of the best choices for cheap bars in Sin City.
Best Cheap Vegas Bars on the Strip
As expected, the priciest drinks in Las Vegas are found on the Strip, but there are more than a few cheap alternatives out there. You just need to know where to find ’em.
O’Sheas: Located between The LINQ Hotel and its outdoor promendade, this lively Irish-themed bar offers more than 50 beers. Between its drink specials and beer pong tables, O’Sheas provides a party atmosphere that everyone will enjoy.
Dino’s Lounge: The closest thing to a neighborhood bar in the tourist corridor, Dino’s Lounge is on a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard where the Strip merges with Downtown. It’s also incredibly affordable with beers and mixed drinks for under $5. An extremely social space, Dino’s is a top spot for pool and karaoke.
Yard House: This mid-scale chain may be familiar to visitors from California and Arizona, but that doesn’t change what made it popular in the first place: good food and a beer list rivaling all but the craftiest of beer gardens.
Born and Raised: With an unbeatable spot at the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s, this sports bar has a broad range of liquors with reasonable pricing. A locals favorite, Born and Raised also has locations in Henderson and the Southwest Valley.
Fat Tuesday: Known for their frozen margaritas, this is Vegas’ go-to place for an inexpensive buzz. You can find multiple locations along the Strip, each with a lengthy shot menu to keep the bill under $5.
Flight: Located inside the Luxor, this is the perfect bar to get the party started! $20 can get you three to four beverages, not to mention an inviting menu for those looking for more flavorful fruity drinks.
Best Cheap Vegas Bars off the Strip
Retreat from the high prices of the Strip and explore the less-touristy areas where some of the best bars and cheapest drinks can be found.
Crown & Anchor: This British pub is about a five-minute drive east of the Strip on Tropicana., It specializes in classic English pub grub and a wide selection of beers on tap.
Red Rock Resort: This biggest resort and casino in the Summerlin area also has a great under-the-radar deal on a popular cocktail. Visit the lobby bar by the sports book for $1 frozen margaritas.
Ellis Island: This locals bar and casino also has its own brewery. Enjoy one of five 20-ounce house beers for just $2.25.
Best Cheap Vegas Bars Downtown
Whether wandering down the touisty Fremont Street Experience or hanging out with locals in the Fremont East district, it’s pretty easy to find a drink Downtown. Click through our favorite bars in Downtown Las Vegas, but don’t overlook the best deals on drinks.
Gold Spike: A clubhouse for adults where fun games are mixed with fun drinks. No other bar in Vegas offers quite as many lawn games or trivia nights. It even has a roller-skating rink.
The Griffin: This speakeasy is a nice change of pace from the neighboring joints. With a more intimate atmosphere and live music on weekends, guests can order classic cocktails or craft beer on the cheap.
Oddfellows: Tucked away on the ground floor of the Ogden condo building, this hidden gem has themed music nights and a bar that will take your dollar a long way. There’s usually no cover charge and patrons can get themselves a 12-ounce cocktail for anywhere from $5 to $7.
Huntridge Tavern: A longtime favorite since the 1960s, the Huntridge Tavern can be found in a part of Downtown far away from the chaos of Fremont Street. It’s known for selling cans of Hamm’s Beer for $1.50.
If all else fails, go with happy hour
Happy hours in Las Vegas typically run Monday through Friday between 2 and 7 p.m. Deals often include half-price cocktails, beers, and appetizers. Check out some of the best Las Vegas happy hour specials here.