Las Vegas is known for the casinos, entertainment, and amazing dining, but there’s a reason it’s also called Sin City, and we think it might have something to do with the bar scene.
There are Las Vegas bars for everyone, from ultra-trendy lounges to super steamy nightclubs and casual, laid-back pubs. Where should you go the next time you’re in the mood for cocktails? We’ve come up with a great list of bars that will keep things interesting!
Best Bars Las Vegas Strip
The Chandelier Bar is arguably one of the most visually stunning bars in Vegas. The multilevel cocktail lounge definitely feels swanky and extra, with massive chandeliers and crystal decor elements throughout. It’s easy to feel as though you’ve been transported into a different world of Vegas elegance.
That said, level one of the Chandelier Bar is on the same level as the casino floor at the Cosmopolitan, so it’s not too uptight to turn off more relaxed casino-goers. The menu features luscious signature cocktails like Video Killed the Radio Star and Glitch in the Matrix. Each level has its own vibe and a specialized cocktail menu to match.
Peppermill Fireside Lounge
The Peppermill Fireside lounge is one of the most iconic bars in Las Vegas, having been featured in numerous movies and artistic backdrops. The Peppermill has long been considered the place to hang out in Sin City. The outdoor seating with mini firepits is especially cozy and a great place to enjoy cocktails like The Bubble Bath or Kiss My Cucumber.
Sky Bar, located in the Waldorf Astoria on the Vegas Strip, offers an elegant setting to enjoy classic cocktails and an incredible view of the city. Sky Bar is located on the 23rd floor and overlooks the Strip. The view is especially stunning at night when the sparkling lights and neon illuminates the sky. One of our favorite cocktails is the Golden Knight with Japanese whiskey, Aperol, and ginger liqueur.
Candy Martini Bar Las Vegas
There are many different and unique bars in Vegas, but the Candy Martini Bar definitely tops the list. The Candy Martini Bar is located in a candy store called I Love Sugar, and as you might imagine, candy is a major theme among their inventive cocktails. Why drink beer when you can have something like the Cotton Candy Mule with vodka, ginger beer, lime, mint …and heaps of house-spun, delicate cotton candy!
These cocktails are massive, similar to the shareable punch bowls you’ve seen at other bars, but they’re all served in martini glasses and accompanied by a massive sugar rush of candy garnishes. The Candy Martini Bar is located inside I Love Sugar at the LINQ Hotel.
Minus5 Ice Bar Las Vegas
If you’re looking for a really cool (overused, pun intended) place to hang out in Vegas, the Minus5 Ice Bar is it. It’s a cocktail lounge that’s like a grown-up version of Frozen, where everything from the glasses to the furniture is made of ice. The Minus5 Ice Bar is a popular destination on a scorching day. Don’t worry. They provide some stylish winterwear for guests, so you can stay toasty while there.
The Minus5 Ice Bar has locations at the Venetian,
Dorsey Cocktail Bar
The Dorsey at the Venetian has won top-tier accolades, including being named among the best bars in Las Vegas. This isn’t a surprise considering that David Rabin, New York nightlife fame, and internationally known master mixologist Sam Ross, are the masterminds behind the venue.
Dorsey is a different type of nightlife experience on the Strip. DJs spin a range of tunes from modern hip-hop to indie and classic – but this isn’t one of those bars where the music is pounding so loud you can’t even hear yourself think. Instead, the music is part of the experience rather than completely dominating it. Plan on making a night of it, and make sure to try the signature drinks, like the Skeleton Key or Spicy Flamingo. You won’t be disappointed in this experience.
NoMad Bar Las Vegas
The NoMad Bar offers an elegant place to sit back, enjoy a couple of drinks, and maybe a few sophisticated nibbles. The NoMad cocktail experience was created by an award-winning cocktail director, with a menu that’s full of memorable craft cocktails. If you’re with a group, try one of the cocktail explosions that serve four to eight thirsty lovers of exquisite drinks.
Tiki Bar Las Vegas
Frankie’s Tiki Room
Say you’re in Vegas and feel like you want a Tiki cocktail at 3 am. Where do you go? Where else but Frankie’s Tiki Room? This is a classic Tiki bar that was designed by the world’s most infamous Tiki designer – Bamboo Ben.
Frankie’s Tiki Room is open 24 hours a day, with a lounge area that’s 100% Tiki madness. Order classic Tiki cocktails like the Zombie, the Scorpion, or the Fog Cutter. They also offer modern Tiki drinks that will knock you off your socks with just one sip!
The Golden Tiki
The Golden Tiki is a favorite Disney-inspired Tiki haven that’s known for serving the best cocktails, including a Dole whip that you can add dark rum or housemade pineapple vodka. The atmosphere and the guests are always lively, plus they have a daily happy hour from 4 pm – 7 pm. Score a great deal on a Mai Tai or Tiki Mule, plus some cheap eats like coconut shrimp and lion’s head meatballs.
The Golden Tiki is located at 3939 Spring Mountain Rd.
Gay Bars Las Vegas
The Garage, located on Flamingo Rd, is one of the most popular gay bars in Las Vegas. Come in for a stiff drink and stay for a bite on the outdoor patio or enjoy live music and DJs that show up for special events. There are great happy hour deals going on daily, and the bartenders are some of the best around.
Phoenix Bar & Lounge
Phoenix Bar & Lounge is all about karaoke and making sure all their guests have a great time. The Bartenders make sure you always have something to sip on, and special events, like live music, drag shows, and food events like chili cook-offs, make Pheonix Bar & Lounge a hot and popular spot to hang out any night of the week.
Piranha Nightclub is exactly what you’re looking for when you crave a steamy party vibe with celebrity appeal. Some famous names that have been spotted on the dance floor include Britney Spears, Lance Bass, and miss Janet Jackson herself. Check out the calendar of events, and don’t miss the hottest parties and themed nights in one of the best bars in Las Vegas.
Rooftop Bar Las Vegas
The Skyfall Lounge at the Delano offers one of the most amazing views of Las Vegas. Even if you don’t sit outside on the patio, the floor-to-ceiling windows provide a view you won’t soon forget. Plan on wearing classy nighttime attire and prepare yourself for an amazing night out on the Strip. Craft cocktails and craft brews are on the menu, so there’s a little something for everyone.
Commonwealth proves you don’t need to stick to the Strip for an incredible rooftop bar experience in Vegas. Located on the infamous Fremont Street, this downtown cocktail room has it all and is the perfect spot for people-watching with a drink in your hand.
Inside commonwealth is a swanky but trendy scene that reminds you of the seductiveness of old Las Vegas with a whisper of modern spiciness. You’ll find live music and parties where you can dance the night away. Up on the roof, the party doesn’t end. Sometimes it’s laid back, low key, where you can sip drinks and chat with friends. Other times, the space is packed with a dance party of its own. Commonwealth stays open late until 3 am nightly.
Oak & Ivy
Oak & Ivy is the spot for craft whiskey lovers who also love expertly crafted cocktails that highlight every little nuance of the finest whiskeys. Oak & Ivy is a downtown cocktail room located on Fremont Street at the Downtown Container Park. The Rooftop seating feels like a relaxed, casual backyard patio.
Oak & Ivy has been named one of the top 50 whiskey bars in the United States. With a reputation like this, how can you resist spending the night sitting out on the rooftop with a Vegas-style whiskey cocktail in your hand?
Speakeasies Las Vegas
The Secret Bar isn’t what you might think of as your typical speakeasy. There isn’t exactly a secret portal with a password entrance. Instead, it’s a bar that sits behind a wall near the high-stakes area of the Circa Hotel. It isn’t always open, but when the magical wall rolls up, you’ll want to scoot up the bar and order your favorite craft cocktail.
Is your vision of a speakeasy a room that looks like you were transported back to the 1920s? Many speakeasies in Las Vegas honor this history, but Ghost Donkey is a little different. It’s a small room that’s doused in vibrant colors and local artwork, serving up some of the best tequila and Mexican cocktails your money can buy,
This list of Mezcal on the menu is impressive, and there’s also some food, like truffle nachos and queso fundido. There are also a few options for Mexican beer and specialty cocktails, but it’s really the Mezcal that the bartenders know everything about.
Ghost Donkey is located in the Cosmopolitan, but we’re not going to tell you where. If you’re looking for a tequila bar that isn’t in a secret location, Mama Rabbit at Park MGM is a fun option.
The Laundry Room is a true secret speakeasy with a history that dates back to the golden days of Sin City. The Laundry Room has a secret location in Commonwealth on Fremont Street, and it’s reservation only. The small room only seats a total of twenty-two guests, but once you arrive, you instantly know you’re in for an exquisite experience.
There’s an elegant drink menu, but the bartenders take pride in crafting a drink that’s specially tailored for you. For an ultra-luxurious experience, you can also order bottle service. Either way, the Laundry Room makes for a seductive and magical night in Las Vegas.
Honorary Speakeasy – The Velveteen Rabbit
The Velveteen Rabbit, located on Main Street, isn’t a speakeasy, but we included it here because it feels like one. It’s eclectic, artsy, sophisticated, and whimsical all at the same time. As the brainchild of two sisters who wanted to bring a little something different to the culture of bars in the city, Velveteen Rabbit feels a little like you’ve entered the world of fairytale artistry where all your senses are engaged.
There’s a nice menu of specialty house cocktails, like the Fever Dream, with beet-infused bourbon, cayenne honey, and bitters, but there’s also a wonderfully curated collection of beers if you’re not the fancy cocktail type.
Piano Bar Las Vegas
Don’t Tell Mama
Don’t Tell Mama is one of the best bars in Vegas for live music lovers. There are the piano players, but the entire staff is also very vocally talented, from the servers to the bartenders – plus, they’re always ready to take your request.
The best part is that you can get in on the musical action! Get on stage and sing along – as long as you know the lyrics! Don’t Tell Mama is located in Neonopolis on Fremont Street in Downtown Vegas.
The Piano Bar, located in Harrah’s on the Vegas Strip, is crazy great fun. The dueling pianos are great fun as the pianists engage in a little friendly competition. Then there’s the Elvis impersonator, karaoke, and just lots of great interactive fun. Come for the music, but stay the night for insatiable energy and laughs.
The Piano Bar is also just a few steps away from Carnaval Court, which is an outdoor Vegas party that never stops.
Sports Bar Las Vegas
Beer Park is an open-air sports lovers’ bar right on the Strip. The astroturf flooring and large screens make you feel like you could be watching the games in person, but the backdrop of Sin City is a decent enough trade-off that you won’t mind that you’re not actually in at the stadium.
Order a beer flight and a burger or some ribs, and enjoy the Sin City air on the covered patio while watching the big game.
The Still is located at the Mirage on the Strip and is by far one of the best sports bars in the city. Think along the lines of 8,000 sq ft of space and nearly thirty screens to watch the most important games on. The atmosphere and camaraderie for sports lovers can’t be beaten.
The Still offers all your favorite cocktails, beers, and spirits, plus a top-notch menu of elevated sports bar dishes like crispy lobster roll soft tacos that will keep you fueled while you cheer on your favorite team.
TAP Sports Bar
TAP Sports Bar is a sports lovers’ paradise, with sports memorabilia lining the walls and more than sixty screens to catch their favorite teams in action. The booths are large enough to seat about six people, so you don’t have to be all squished together when you want to watch the big game.
TAP Sports Bar is located at MGM Grand on the Strip, but there’s one thing to be aware of. TAP closes earlier than a lot of bars in the city, putting up their “closed” sign between 9 pm -10 pm most nights.
Ok, so this isn’t technically a sports bar, but there are so many fun games to play that we think it falls into the genre perfectly. Gold Spike is located near the Mob Museum in the Gateway District. There are tons of things to do here. Think along the lines of an adult playground, pool tables, beer pong gaming tables, four square, shuffleboard, and well, you get the idea. Bring your inner child and enjoy the party both indoors and out.
Dive Bar Las Vegas
Hogs & Heifers
Hogs & Heifers in Downtown is your all-American, classic dive bar that’s a little bit country with a huge dose of biker love. This is one of those places where the staff dance on the bar, and the bartenders sometimes hold their tip jars in their bikini tops. There is always some sort of raunchy, fun dive-bar shenanigans going on here, and it’s impossible to pull yourself away.
Atomic Liquors is one of the oldest bars in the city and has been slinging drinks since 1952. Atomic Liquors looks like a dive bar feels like a dive bar, but it isn’t anything like any dive bar you’ve been to before.
The bar got its name from the nearby National Atomic Testing Museum, where tourists could once watch nuclear test explosions. While you might not see any big bangs going on in the bar, it’s still an explosion of fun.
Kamu Ultra Karaoke
Kamu Ultra Karaoke is a great experience for those who love to put the mic in their hand but maybe feel a little uncomfortable on stage in front of dozens, or even hundreds, of strangers. Instead of the open stage, they offer lush, private karaoke suites. If you don’t like the selections from the song catalog, you’re more than welcome to bring your own Bluetooth tunes.
Kamu is definitely a standout among karaoke bars. Plus, where else can you sing karaoke and enjoy your favorite Korean-style food at the same time?
Ninja Karaoke is Downtown’s answer to the perfect karaoke bar. It’s fun and low-key, with a song catalog of more than 150,000 karaoke favorites. Ninja Karaoke is also great for all levels of comfort on the stage because they offer both a public karaoke stage and private rooms for special events, and for those of you out there that might prefer a smaller audience.
Whether your idea of the best bars is draft beer and hot dogs or live jazz, a tableside cart of drinks, and delicious nibbles, there’s something for everyone in Sin City. Stay on the Strip or venture downtown. There are a lot of options no matter where you land. For more entertainment and Vegas travel advice, make sure to check back with us frequently!