are bars open in vegas

Last Updated on February 3, 2021

Covid-19 has brought about many changes, but you can still enjoy the bar scene in Las Vegas. There are some restrictions, limitations, and reduced hours but most bars are open in Vegas. Here is a list of bars on the Strip and in Downtown LV that are open and ready to serve you. 

Covid Changes

On January 11, 2021, Nevada’s Governor Sisolak announced Covid-19 mitigation measures that residents, visitors, and businesses are expected to follow for at least 30 days. These are only the current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines. They may change based on Covid case numbers in Nevada, including the Las Vegas area. 

If you are planning on spending some time in Las Vegas and wonder if you are able to partake in the city’s notorious bar scene, these are the current guidelines you need to know. 

  • Everyone in the state of Nevada, including residents and visitors, are required to wear a mask at all times. This includes both indoor and outdoor locations and any time that you are going to be around people who do not belong to your immediate household. 
  • Bars and restaurants in Las Vegas can continue to operate and serve guests indoors or outdoors, as long as these establishments operate at no more than 25% occupancy and adhere strictly to social distancing guidelines. 
  • At restaurants and bars that offer seating, no more than four guests can be seated per table, even if all the guests belong to the same household. Seating at bars is allowed but guests must be properly socially distanced. 
  • When in a restaurant or bar, masks must be worn at all times when not actively eating or drinking. 
  • Reservations are required at restaurants ad bars that serve food. No walk-in guests without a reservation will be seated for a meal.
  • It is advised that bars and restaurants have had sanitizer available and that they conduct temperature checks and/or other appropriate health screenings.
  • If you plan on visiting a casino before or after checking out a Las Vegas bar or two, know that all gaming operations are currently restricted to no more than 25% of their maximum occupancy. Any restaurant or bar in a casino or other gaming establishment is also limited to 25% capacity.
  • If you’re planning on visiting Las Vegas in the near future, there currently are no travel restrictions in place but it never hurts to double-check before making plans. 

So, what bars are open in Las Vegas right now? Here is a list of places to check out located on the Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas. 

Bars on the Las Vegas Strip Open 

Downtown Cocktail Lounge

The Downtown Cocktail Lounge at 111 Las Vegas Blvd S is an intimate, elegant speakeasy that the crew refers to as a speak-up. Here you’ll find the perfect meeting of dark secrets, swanky vibes, and elegant cocktails. Closed Sunday and Monday but opening every other day at 7 pm.

Fireside Lounge 

The Fireside Lounge inside the Peppermill is so iconic that it’s has been featured as a backdrop on the big screen. The Fireside lounge is normally open 24 hours but due to Covid their hours are currently 7 am-11 pm Sunday thru Wednesday and 7 am-2 am Thursday thru Saturday. Sit around the fire pit and share a monstrous specialty cocktail with long straws for proper social distancing. 

Davidoff Cigar Bar 

Davidoff Cigar Bar is a sophisticated spot on the strip to enjoy a good cigar and also a fine selection of bourbons and other high-end sipping spirits. The Davidoff Cigar Bar makes a great cocktail, too. Stop by on Mondays between 7-10 pm for their happy hour special of 50% off both cigars and drinks. 

Parasol Up 

Parasol Up, located on the casino floor of the Wynn Las Vegas features drinks as colorful and enticing as the rainbow-hued parasols that hang from above. Take a break from the casino and enjoy cocktails such as the Pear-A-Sol and the Lychee Blossom Martini until 4 am on Friday and Saturday (open until 2 am every other day).

Electra Cocktail Club 

The Electra Cocktail Club is located right in the pulsing heart of the Palazzo casino. The Electra Cocktail is a high-energy, hot spot on the strip. The cocktail menu at the Electra Cocktail Club is created by the award-winning bartender Sam Ross. For fun, try their Zodiac cocktails – one for each star sign and don’t miss the massive digital art display that lines the wall. 

Rosina 

Located on the Palazzo casino floor, Rosina is a classic on the Strip and has won accolades for being one of the best bars I Las Vegas. Rosina is a great spot if you’re looking for something a little quieter, intimate, and sophisticated. Make sure to ask about the secret cocktail menu created by famed barman Sam Ross or order champagne and have your glasses topped off at the push of a button. 

The Dorsey 

The Dorsey in the Venetian casino is another Vegas classic on the strip. With a cocktail menu created by Sam Ross, the Dorsey is a place for people who enjoy the perfect cocktail in the perfect environment. The Dorsey has a bit of an old-world vibe, with a curated collection of art and a special lounge area called the Library. 

Casa Fuente Cigar Lounge 

Casa Fuente Cigar Lounge has a long reputation of being the premier cigar lounge on the Strip. It’s the only cigar lounge in Vegas that’s licensed to carry Arturo Fuente cigars. At the bar, you’ll find specialty cocktails with a flair of the exotic. Choose a Spicy Lover or the Sensual Berri to compliment a cigar or sip on their own. 

Montecristo Cigar Bar

The Montecristo Cigar Bar is a large 4,000 sq ft lounge where the highest quality cigars are paired with exquisite whiskeys and delectable nibbles. There’s a patio for outdoor seating or you can lounge inside where their state of the art ventilation system ensures a comfortable, enjoyable visit. 

Vanderpump Cocktail Garden

The Vanderpump Cocktail Garden is one of the newer hotspots on the Vegas Strip. Those familiar with Vanderpump Rules will recognize the lounge as that of Lisa Vanderpump. The atmosphere here is unique with a blend of whimsical fairytale and industrial elements throughout. Make sure to try the famous Vanderupump sangria while you’re there. 

Bound 

Bound is located near the check-in at The Cromwell, which makes it very tempting to just wander over, sit down and enjoy a drink in the plush seats of this classic lounge. The lighting is subtle, the ambiance is warm, and you’re going to love the drinks by Salvatore Calabrese, like the Bunny Bubbles or the Bound Old Fashioned. 

Petrossian Bar

The Petrossian Bar, located in the Bellagio, normally operates 24 hours a day but is currently running limited hours from 10 am-12 am daily. With its lush, velvet-covered seats, the Petrossian symbolizes the decadence of Las Vegas. Check the Petrossian Bar’s website for a listing of featured pianists and enjoy a vodka sampler, or even afternoon tea if you’re looking for something a little more “innocent”.

Lily Bar & Lounge 

A seat at the Lily Bar & Lounge in the Bellagio provides you with panoramic views of the action on the casino floor. While the world outside the lounge is high-energy and fast-paced, Lily Bar & Lounge is quieter, seductive in a way, with Spanish stone tabletops and an upscale seasonal cocktail menu. 

Vesper Bar 

Vesper Bar is the popular, James Bond-inspired lounge in the Cosmopolitan. Walk in and you’re immersed in gilded gold, plush blue velvet, and mirrors that shimmer like throughout. The collection of artwork and iconic photographs serve as a topic of conversation as you sip on a selection from their signature cocktail collection. 

The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails 

Bourbon and a shave, all at the same time? This is possible at the Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails. This speakeasy is tucked away in the Cosmopolitan and showcases a bar that was originally built in the 1800s. Step through the janitor’s door and enter the prohibition era, complete with this classy but edgy lounge. Ladies, don’t let the title “Barbershop” throw you off…there’s plenty here for you to enjoy too. 

The Chandelier

Why is it called the Chandelier, you ask? Maybe it has something to do with the 2 million crystal beads that hang in giant chandelier fashion above the main level of the lounge. The Chandelier features three different levels, each offering a new experience of its own. The architecture is incredible but the star of the show is their signature cocktails, like the gin-based ode to Alice in Wonderland called We’re All Mad Here. 

Clique Bar & Lounge 

Located in the Cosmopolitan, Clique Bar & Lounge is a blend of hot Vegas lounge and ultimate sports bar. With a line-up of events (especially in non-Covid times), Clique Bar & Lounge is one the most popular nightlife venues. Share nibbles like wings and sliders, while a mixologist prepares your drinks tableside. 

Skybar

The floor to ceiling windows of the Skybar in the Waldorf Astoria offers some of the most stunning views in Vegas. Located on the 23rd floor, Skybar has been described as swanky, classy, and pure Vegas. The Skybar is a great place to grab a quick meal while sipping on one of their famous cocktails, like the smooth Sinatra or the What’s Up Doc?.

Juniper Cocktail Lounge 

The Juniper Cocktail Lounge in the Park MGM’s claim to fame is that they offer the largest selection of gins in all of Las Vegas. There’s no stuffiness here – the goal is to relax and enjoy your time at the Juniper Cocktail lounge in comfort and style as you sip on one of their specialty gin cocktails. Not a fan of gin? Not to worry, there are plenty of delicious drink options for you here, too. 

Whiskey Down 

The Whiskey Down in the MGM Grand is a gaming lounge where you can try your luck while enjoying a menu of more than 50 whiskeys and bourbons of all varieties. The Whiskey Down feels a bit like the speakeasies of Vegas with the leather lounges and wooden accents. Come here to relax and maybe try your hand blackjack while you’re at it. 

Hazel Coffee & Cocktails

A place to meet for coffee that also serves drinks? This is exactly what Hazel Coffee & Cocktails offer, especially when the sun goes down and the live entertainment kicks in. Try one of their Manhattan’s or maybe order something off the coffee menu if you’ve got a long night planned and aren’t ready to start sipping the hard stuff just yet. 

Foundation Room Las Vegas

The Foundation Room at the very top of Mandalay Bay is the place to enjoy an incredible meal and share a cocktail or two with friends. They feature a list of drinks that are fresh twists on classics, along with an extensive list of after drinks and cordials as the perfect finish. 

Margaritaville 

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? In Vegas, it’s always happy hour and there’s no better place to be than Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville at the Flamingo. Sit in the outdoor patio with a lush, tropical theme and pretend you’re in your own tropical paradise as you sip on a rum cocktail while overlooking the Strip. 

The Beer Garden 

The Beer Garden is exactly as it sounds – an outdoor space to sit, relax with friends and enjoy the view from this 10,000 sq ft rooftop bar and grill. Of course, there’s a large beer list to choose from, but they also offer specialty cocktails sports bar-style food. 

Downtown LV Bars Open

Vegas Vickie’s Cocktail Lounge 

Vegas Vickie’s Cocktail Lounge is located at 8 Fremont St., where you’ll see the iconic Vickie’s sign – a neon cowgirl who has been beckoning guests through the door since 1980. Vegas Vickie’s is currently open, featuring cocktails inspired by the energy of Las Vegas. Hours vary, so make sure you contact them for daily hours before arriving. 

Legacy Club 

The Legacy Club at 8 E Fremont St is located at the top of the 458ft Circa tower. The environment is classy, elegantly casual, and the views are incredible. Relax by the outside fire pit while sipping on Sunset Sprits and other specially crafted cocktails. Hours of operation are 4 pm-2 am Sunday thru Wednesday and 2 pm-4 am Thursday thru Saturday. 

Lucky Day Tequila & Mezcal House

Lucky Day Tequila & Mezcal House at 516 Fremont St is where you’re going to indulge in small-batch tequilas and rare mezcals under a dreamy canopy of thousands of glimmering lights. With an exquisite collection of tequilas and mezcals, there’s nowhere else in downtown Vegas where you can sip their luscious cocktails. Closed Monday but open every other day from 7 pm till “late”.

Commonwealth 

At 6,000 sq ft, Commonwealth, located at 525 E Fremont St, ranks among the largest bars in Vegas. The double-decker layout includes a massive dance floor where you’ll find the hottest DJs and a rooftop with gorgeous views of the city. For a large bar, Commonwealth pays close attention to every little detail with their pre-prohibition decor and intimate vibe. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Bin 702 

The Bin 702 is a great spot to hit for happy hour and to grab a quick bite before heading out to explore Vegas at night. Located in the heart of Fremont St., share a charcuterie board while taking advantage of the great happy hour drink specials from 3 pm-6 pm.

Oak & Ivy 

Oak & Ivy at 707 Fremont St has been voted one of the top 50 whiskey bars in the United States. With more than 30 whiskeys on the menu, this bar is for the true connoisseur, as well as those who just love a great whiskey cocktail – like Oak & Ivy’s Angel’s Envy Manhattan. Did we mention that they also make their own ginger beer?

Frankie’s Tiki Room 

Frankie’s Tiki Room on Charleston Blvd was built by famed tiki bar designer Bamboo Ben. The result is a perfectly kitschy Tiki environment that feels like the great bars at the peak of the tiki bar craze. Sip on your tropical favorites or try something new like the Lava Letch or the Tiki Bandit. Find Franki’s Tiki Room at 1712 W Charleston Blvd. 

Jammyland Cocktail Bar & Reggae Kitchen 

Jammyland Cocktail Bar & Reggae Kitchen right on S Main St in downtown Las Vegas is everything you’re looking for in a Jamaican themed bar. The drinks are decadent and include Jamaican flavors like passionfruit, hibiscus, and the spiciness of the perfect dark rum. They also offer a small menu of snacks and light dishes to complement their drink menu. 

Velveteen Rabbit 

The Velveteen Rabit on S Main St in the Art District of downtown LV is a refreshing and inspired take on the treasured children’s book. Vintage decor with the perfect blend of muted and vibrant colors makes this an elegant and relaxing spot to sip on an elixir or cocktail. Joining friends? Try the Lovers Rock that serves 4-6 people. 

Herbs & Rye

Ready to revisit the mobster ruled, speakeasy days of the past? Visit Herbs & Rye at 3713 W Sahara Ave. The cocktails are straight out a prohibition playbook and the food menu…well, let’s just say you should bring your carnivorous appetite. Don’t miss happy hour with a selection of 50% off drinks. 

Starboard Tack 

The Starboard Tack at 2601 Atlantic St has been a Vegas favorite for nearly 50 years. The vibe is still very 70s, but their menu is very much up to date with modern spins on favorite appetizers and full meals. Rum is the drink of choice at the Starboard Tack. Try the Old Cuban or the Tokyo Tea. 

The Underground at the Mob Museum 

Located at 300 Steward Ave, The Underground at the Mob Museum transports you to the glitz, glamour, and shenanigans of the mobster era. Expect to find exceptional care being taken for your safety at The Underground speakeasy and distillery. 

Complimentary masks are provided, and UV light sterilization is used to keep you safe as you learn about bootleggers’ history and taste what has made this spot so famous. 

Oddwood – 3215 S Rancho Dr

The Oddwood on S Rancho Dr is a sensory experience that outshines other bars in Vegas. The center of the bar’s open space in Area 15 features a towering digital maple tree lit with a rainbow of colors. Oddball feels a little decadently surreal as you sip on a perfectly blended cocktail featuring exquisite flavors like elderflower, lavender bitters, and others blended with top-shelf spirits. 

Golden Tiki

The Golden Tiki at 3939 Spring Mountain needs to be on your list of must-see bars. The massive 4,000 sq ft Tiki bar is entered through a lava cave, complete with a tropical waterfall. Once you’re inside, you’ll find that the Golden Tiki is four separated themed lounges. Are you more in the mood for the Pirate’s Lair or the Mermaid Cove? Due to Covid restriction, the Golden Tiki currently requires reservations. 

Mas Por Favor Taqueria y Tequila 

Mas Por Favor Taqueria y Tequila is known for their authentic Mexican food with a twist, but they also have a secret. If you inquire about “tonight’s delight,” you’ll be lead through a secret tunnel to their speakeasy parlor. With house margaritas on tap during happy hour, how can you possibly go wrong?

The Park on Fremont

The Park on Fremont is known for its outdoor dining garden that is a mix of nature coupled with the views of downtown Vegas. If you venture indoors, you find a relaxing lounge where you could easily lose hours talking with friends while sharing a drink. 

FAQs

Bottom Line

The nightlife and bars are among the main attractions that draw people to Vegas throughout the year. Covid has changed the way we do some things, but if you’ve been asking the question of are bars open in Vegas, the answer is a solid yes. Follow Nevada’s Covid mitigation guidelines, mask-up, social distance, and enjoy your time in Las Vegas.

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