Let’s be honest, a trip to the Las Vegas is incomplete without experiencing the unparalleled cocktail and bar scene that dominates every corner of the Strip. From funky dive bars to sophisticated cocktail lounges, we’ve somehow managed to narrow it down to our top ten favorite bars that can’t be missed—in no particular order, because it’s honestly impossible to rank these one-of-a-kind bars!
This sparkling three level bar at the Cosmopolitan Hotel has created a charming place to sip your cocktails. With signatures such as We’re All Mad Here, their cocktail menu celebrates all of their high level whiskey, bourbon and vodka.
Peppermill Las Vegas
Home of the iconic 1995 film Casino, this retro cocktail lounge is equipped with neon lighting and fireside seating to give patrons the ultimate old school Vegas feel. With signature cocktails such as the Scorpion that don’t break the bank, you’ll enjoy sipping multiple cocktails by their fireplace.
This casual eatery and bar located in The Park next to the New York, New York hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a pint and watch a sporting game. Specializing in affordable ciders, lagers and ales, the Beerhaus also offers local brews such as Banger Morning Joe and Lovelady Love Juice.
If you’re looking for a sophisticated bar that also offers incredible views and entertainment, Parasol Up is the place for you. This two story bar at the Wynn offers cold mixers and cocktails in a colourful setting, along with views of the huge hotel waterfall and prime seats to watch the Lake of Dreams show.
This bar is rich with dark décor and an in-house menu. With signature cocktails such as the Breakfast Martini and Spicy Fifty for an affordable price, you’ll instantly fall in love with Bound Bar. They also offer mixology classes to learn how to craft their most popular cocktails, so you can take their Vegas flavors home with you.
This Downtown Las Vegas bar is run by two sisters who have an epic rotating cocktail menu. With vintage décor and creative ingredients such as burnt pecan or turmeric honey, you’ll be happy to sip away the day at Velveteen Rabbit.
A bar is always more fun with games and Gold Spike offers just that! Equipped with childhood favorites like a bean bag toss, giant jenga and classic boardgames, there is so much fun to be had at Gold Spike! And if all the fun is getting to you, there’s a cozy little bed to lie down on and recover before you get your next round of $3 beers.
This exclusive and posh bar is located right next to the Palazzo elevators. Hosting a max of only 65 people, the Gatsby-era themed bar offers a basic drinks menu that is done extraordinarily well. With the option to choose from shaken, stirred or bubbly, you can be guaranteed it will be one of the best drinks you’ve ever tasted!
Known as the “Corner Bar” due to its location of being tucked away in the corner of the 23rd floor, this bar at the Mandarin Oriental hotel is not to be missed. Boasting a floor to ceiling glass window to soak in the bright Vegas lights below and unconventional ingredients like smoked mandarin orange tea syrup, your senses of sight and taste will be in for a treat all evening long.
Frankie’s Tiki Room
This dive bar has taken the Las Vegas bar scene by storm. Their hero drink is called Zombie and is so delicious that customers are only allowed two per visit so that they can meet the daily demand from patrons. Frankie’s Tiki Room has an electric atmosphere that is absolutely busting with liveliness, so it’s no surprise this is the new “it” place to be in Las Vegas. Even though it’s technically located a few minutes from the Strip, we couldn’t resist putting it on the list.
There’s no better way to get a taste of Las Vegas than a sipping session in these epic bars. Make sure to book your next trip now so you can maximize your time drinking your way through Las Vegas!