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There are endless options for bars and lounges throughout Las Vegas. Here you'll find some of my personal favorites, broken down by location and style. 

BARS & LOUNGES

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The Strip

The heart of Las Vegas. The Strip is where most visitors go, and while it can be expensive compared to other areas in the Vegas valley, there's really nothing else like it. Here are some of my favorites, as well as some unique experiences that you should add to your next trip.

The Chandelier At The Cosmopolitan, this visually stunning, crystal-encased  bar offers three different levels each with a unique feel. 

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden/ Vanderpump a Paris Located in Caesar's Palace and Paris, they are some of the most beautiful bars on the Strip. Their cocktails are photo-worthy and flavorful too. 

Alexxa's A great location at the Paris, with indoor and outdoor seating that faces the Strip with views of the Bellagio fountains. They have live music some nights as well.

Canonita You can find this spot alongside the canals inside the Venetian. They specialize in margaritas and different agua frescas that can come with or without alcohol. 

Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge This iconic spot has been around since the 70s and has been featured in multiple movies and TV shows. Their bar/lounge is separate from the restaurant and specializes in classic cocktails.

Electra Cocktail Club Also located in the Palazzo, this high-energy lounge has one of the largest Mezcal collections in Las Vegas.

Bar Parasol This whimsical bar is located at the Wynn and specializes in vodka cocktails and champagnes. 

Aft Cocktail Deck Located at the Wynn, this outdoor oasis is home to the Lake of Dreams show that displays nightly for free. 

Skybar This swanky lounge is located on the 23rd floor of the Waldorf Astoria has some of the best Strip views in the city.

Skyfall Lounge Another beautiful bar high above the Strip is Skyfall located on the 64th floor of the Delano.

Ole Red A multi-story restaurant, bar, and live music venue with a country theme by Blake Shelton. 

Rosina Cocktail Lounge Located in the Palazzo, this elegant lounge offers a quiet reprieve from the chaos of the Strip. They specialize is classic cocktails.

Vesper This ornately decorated bar can be found within steps of entering the Cosmopolitan. It has a James Bond vibe, and they also have a secret glow-in-the-dark cocktail menu.

Alle Lounge on 66 Found of the 66th for of the Conrad hotel in Resorts World. This sexy lounge offers incredible views of the Strip including an outdoor patio space, and an extensive cocktail program. 

The Griffin Bricks, wood paneling and fireplaces set the tone for this dark yet cozy no-frills bar. 

Downtown Las Vegas is a vibe all it's own. Part locals, part tourists, and always a whole lot of fun! Home to the Fremont Street Experience, you're sure to see some interesting sights and street performers while bar hopping.

Downtown Cocktail Room This gem is tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Fremont street. It's a dimly-lit, sexy space with some of the best cocktails in the city. Their menu changes seasonally, so you can always look forward to something new. They also offer a wide variety of absinthes. 

Corduroy Next door to the Griffin, this bar has a rock 'n' roll feel, mixing 70s aesthetic with a 90s/2000s alt rock playlist. They have different bar and lounge spaces throughout that provide different energy and a unique feel.

Park on Fremont This spot is right across from the Fremont Street Experience and gives an open, airy, garden party meets hunting lodge mixed with Grandma's house vibe. It sounds weird and is a little weird, but also cool. Definitely recommend when the weather is nice.

Atomic Liquors Known as Las Vegas' first free-standing bar, this laid-back spot is a little further down Fremont Street, but worth the stop for the history alone.

Lucky Day A little taste of Mexico, with a beautifully decorated and twinkly-lit space focusing on tequila and mezcal cocktails. This place does fill up fast, so get there close to opening.

Legacy Club On the rooftop of the Circa resort, this upscale spot offers fancy cocktails with stunning views. Keep in mind that this lounge does have a strict dress code, so dress accordingly.

Davy's aka Davy's Locker next door to ReBAR, has a pirate/tiki feel. It's a small place, but a solid liquor selection with some great deals. 

Misterio For the avid mezcal drinker, this place is for you! Home to dozens, if not hundreds, of different bottles of mezcal, they make some very creative and photo-worthy cocktails. 

This subdivision of downtown Las Vegas is found tucked between Fremont and the Strip. It's home to some of my favorite bars, restaurants and beer stops. If you want to drink like a local, this is where to go.

Mezcla A small and vibrant bar focusing on tequila and mezcal.

Jammyland An open and funky space specializing in unique rum drinks as well as classic cocktails with a Caribbean flair.

Atomic Tavern The second location under the "Atomic" name, this spot has a dive bar feel with gaming.

Velveteen Rabbit Stylish and whimsical mixology in an equally magical environment. They offer a seasonal menu, a photo booth, dark, trendy bar space with a bright and girly patio. They are also one of the only places in Vegas where you can get proper absinthe service. Be sure to ask a bartender and sit in the bar area for the complete experience.

Ghost Donkey Look for the unassuming door with a donkey on it within the Block 16 Food Hall at the Cosmopolitan. 

On Strip

The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails Behind the façade of a barbershop at Cosmo, you'll follow the host through the janitor's closet to a large room with a bar, leather lounge chairs, chandeliers and a stage with live music.

The Ski Lodge You can find this cozy, winter-themed speakeasy within restaurant Superfrico at the Cosmopolitan.

Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den Found in the Famous Foods Street Eats food hall at Resorts World. Look for Fuhu Cha Chaan Teng and check in with the host. They'll guide you to a secret door disguised as s shelving unit. 

Speakeasies

Secret bars and speakeasies may be a thing of the past, but they're alive and well here in Vegas. With plenty of options on and off-Strip, you could base your whole trip around visiting these (somewhat) hidden gems. 

Easy's Cocktail Lounge Located at the Aria tucked behind the donut shop of Proper Eats Food Hall, you'll find plush seating and elaborate drinks in a jazzy, 1920s-themed space.

The Lock Inside The Cabinet of Curiosities bar at the Horseshoe Las Vegas, reservations are required. The "locksmith" will help you crack codes for entering. 

Off Strip

The Underground Inside the basement of the Mob Museum in downtown Vegas, you don't need to visit the museum to access the speakeasy, just look for the stairs and side door outside. A password is required to enter. 

The Laundry Room Located within Commonwealth on Fremont, this intimate speakeasy only holds 22 people, so a reservation is necessary.

Tiki Bars

While there's only a few tiki bars in Las Vegas, I felt they deserved a section of their own. Tropical drinks, cool lighting and beautiful settings that transport you to an island getaway.

The Golden Tiki The quintessential tiki bar. Fom the time you walk up to the entrance, you can see the detail that was put into every aspect of this bar. It's magical, immersive, Disneyland-esque, and has an unforgettable  bathroom you will be talking about to all of your friends. If you know, you know. 

Frankie's Tiki Room A mainstay in Las Vegas, Frankie's is a classic tiki and gaming bar that's open 24/7. It's a smaller bar with smoking allowed, so if the smell of cigarette smoke bothers you, this may not be the bar for you. A relaxed atmosphere with a fun vibe and heavy pours.

Red Dwarf A hidden gem that serves up Vegas' best Detroit-style pizza in a tiki and punk rock environment. They offer an ever-changing cocktail menu, great rotating draft list serving mostly locals brews, live music, and burlesque acts. 

Stray Pirate The newest addition, it's more of a pirate bar, but tiki drinks and vibes nonetheless! You can find them in the Arts District in Downtown Vegas in a somewhat unassuming building. They paid major attention to detail with their story (a band of stray pirate dogs, what's not to love?), and every inch is immaculately themed. I especially love the video screens of underwater scenes making you feel like you could be looking out a porthole of a ship. It's a smaller bar, but worth checking out. They are closed Monday and Tuesday. 

Whiskey Bars

If this magical brown liquor is what you seek, then here's some of the best spots in Vegas you'll want to check out.

Delmonico Steakhouse Emeril's renowned steakhouse inside the Venetian has one of the most extensive whiskey lists in the city. Pages upon pages of bottles to choose from, just the sight of their whiskey library is astounding (and requires a ladder to reach it all).

Ritchie McNeely's An Irish pub located in the District at Green Valley with an extensive whiskey menu at reasonable prices. 

McMullan's Irish Pub Located on Tropicana, this pub has the largest selection of Irish Whisky's in Las Vegas. 

Wine isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Las Vegas, but there are a few gems for enjoying a glass of vino.

Vegas Valley Winery The first winery in Las Vegas, their winery and tasting room is located in the Henderson Booze District. They offer wines by the glass, tasting flight, or by the bottle. They also make delicious ciders.

The Local Another Henderson spot, this bright and airy wine bar also offers craft cocktails and charcuterie. 

Ada's Wine Bar A wine bar with a restaurant located in Tivoli Village in Summerlin. They occasionally do special wine tastings and paired dinners.

Stonewise Mead & Cider Although not quite wine, mead, or honey wine, deserves a space here! Stonewise is found in Pahrump. They make some delicious session meads and ciders available by the glass or in a flight. 

Deadwood Meadery Another Meadery, this one in Henderson, has a rotating selection of session and still or traditional meads. They even offer mead slushies that are perfect in the summer! 

Minus5 Ice Bar A "cool" bar to experience at least once! There's three locations on the Strip, each a little different. Tickets range from $49-75 which includes entry, two cocktails, use of parka or fur coat and gloves.

The High Roller Even North America's largest observation wheel has a bar, just make sure to book the Happy Half Hour ticket (starting at $60). The 30-minute ride offers an open bar with various well liquors and cocktails to choose from with views for days.

Unique Bars

If you're looking for one-of-a-kind drinking experience unlike anything else, here are some fun options for you! These bars are uniquely Vegas. 

Player 1 Video Game Bar For the video game fanatic, this bar houses nearly every gaming system imaginable. They have a huge craft beer menu, along with some cocktails. There is an entry fee that ranges from $5-8, which includes game play for everything besides pinball machines. 

The Tipsy Robot If you've ever dreamed of having a cocktail made by a robot, here's your chance! The robots at this spot in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood can produce a cocktail in 60-90 seconds. 

Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge This under-the-sea inspired lounge can be found at Silverton Casino next to Bass Pro Shop. It's a fun and whimsical stop with tropical drinks, and the large aquarium adjacent to it even offers mermaid sightings. 

The Sand Dollar This iconic bar is part of Vegas history and has been visited by many famous musicians over the years. Although great anytime of the year, they really go all out with seasonal themed décor and drinks during Halloween and Christmas time. 

Area 15 A giant entertainment complex housing multiple unique experiences. You can find lots of different bars within Area 15: Oddwood, under a giant, glowing tree, Asylum, an arcade bar, LIFTOFF, an open-air balloon ride with a bar, and a couple hidden speakeasies. 

FlyOver This flying simulator attraction has The Lost Cactus bar for pre or post-flight enjoyment.

Millennium FANDOM BAR A quirky spot for cosplayers or fans of cult classic films, comics, or video games. 

108 Drinks Not for those afraid of heights, this bar in the observation tower of the Strat is on the 108th floor, 855 feet up. Go for happy hour and check out the amazing views. 

I Love Sugar Candy Martini Bar Located in the middle of the Linq Promenade, I Love Sugar's infamously sweet bar is located on their second story. Sugary concoctions, including shareable cocktails, made with candy garnishes and dry ice make for super Instagrammable photos.

Royal Crawl Not technically a bar, but a bar crawl experience! They offer a fun, interactive bar crawl for both the Linq Promenade and Fremont Street. You stop at five bars and play along with their app, drawing virtual cards at each check-in. The person with the best hand at the end of the night wins a prize. This is a great idea for groups visiting Las Vegas! 

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