Let’s be honest, the club scene can get pretty annoying, especially in Vegas. Why not skip the lines and overpriced bottles and tear the bar up!? Think of these 10 bars as the ultimate watering holes, the center of the action in a Vegas hotel. Besides, if you’re out trying to get lucky, you are better off scoring from the bar. It’s like a free throw…..
In a city that specializes in over the top experiences and specialty cocktail bars, Minus 5 at Mandalay Bay takes it one step further with a bar that specializes in ice. Kept to a chilling -5 degrees inside, guests are wrapped in lined coats, gloves and boots before entering. Upon entry you will see that the ice is actually the hero of Minus 5, with the bar, glasses and furniture sculpted from the source. Indulge in one of their premium vodka beverages to warm yourself on the inside.
3930 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89119
The whimsically named Parasol Up and Down bars in the Wynn Hotel and Casino are some of the best casino bars in Las Vegas. Both face a huge glass window that looks out onto the Lake of Dreams and the water show, while Parasol Up is sheltered from the sunlight, Parasol Down drinks the sunlight in like a late afternoon cocktail. A grand spiraling escalator separates one bar from the next, with Up serving as more of a casino lounge, while Down is more of an intimate cocktail bar, serving some of the most creative libations on the Strip.
3131 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV
Center Bar at the Hard Rock Hotel is just off of the Strip but the nightlife at Hard Rock is a must. Located in the center of the casino floor, Center Bar serves as ground zero for the start of a great night out, Hard Rock style. With a happy hour that runs from 4pm-8pm daily and offers 2 for 1 call drinks, Center Bar serves as the eye in the middle of the storm, with 360 degree views of the chaos that takes place in the Hard Rock. Whereas most casino floor bars are littered with mild gamblers and game watchers, Center Bar is more like a mini club without walls.
4455 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV 89169
Blue Martini in Town Square is an amalgam of nightlife and entertainment. Four bars are located throughout the large space, including one outside on the open air patio. Bottle service is available for those looking for a more night club experience. A large stage and dance floor offer up live music, but there is also a DJ spinning late night tracks. On top of all this there is also an extensive food menu available. Town Square is also home to other hot spots such as Nu Sanctuary, Lolita’s Cantina, and Cadillac Ranch nearby if your feeling rowdy.
6593 Las Vegas Fwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Rhumbar at the Mirage takes the best of the islands, their drinks, attitude and music, and situates it right on the Las Vegas Strip. The indoor bar is cool and white, lined with different bottles of run, but it is the outdoor patio that is the main draw at Rhumbar. Upbeat live jazz and Rasta music is accompanied by steel drums and saxophone and there is seating for plenty. Bring a group of friends and sample one of the many hookah flavors that Rhumbar offers, then lean back and dream of the ocean.
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Enjoy masterfully crafted cocktails and live entertainment in a welcoming and refined atmosphere. A perfect place to relax in the midst of the best nightlife in Las Vegas, Lift Bar offers an exciting yet polished ambiance and offers a variety of custom cocktails, including a menu of posh purple drinks and special “morning after” recipes. Whether you stop for a midday refreshment or include Lift Bar as part of your plans for nightlife on The Strip, you’ll take pleasure in the luxuriant style that surrounds you.
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
With miX, Alain Ducasse invites you to discover a new range of culinary and aesthetic sensations high above the Las Vegas strip… Culinary artistry with strong French and American influences, edgy interior designed by Patrick Jouin and breathtaking views: this is miX, a restaurant and lounge imagined by Alain Ducasse, to be experienced in at the Delano Las Vegas. With newly appointed Chef Bruno Riou, who trained under Ducasse for ten years, the restaurant continues to remain a culinary favorite. Perfectly executed dishes and fine wines from the 15-foot tall wine cellar that holds up to 7,000 bottles, are served in this transparent showcase of a room, crowned in a halo of bubbles made from Murano glass. The ultimate enchantment in a city of unlimited possibilities.
3950 South Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Red Square at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is the premier dinner, cocktail, and nightlife destination. Chef Brian Massie and Chef Chris Conlon have created the exquisite menu – featuring easy-to-share plates including Tuna Tartare, Chicken Kiev with Bacon Brussels Sprouts and an impressive caviar selection – which will take contemporary American favorites and infuse them with exciting Russian influences. Along with its famous frozen Ice Bar and private vodka vault, Red Square will feature an incomparable vodka selection, as well as an intriguing list of signature cocktails, martinis and vodka infusions created by The Light Group’s team of master mixologists, creating the perfect nighttime destination.
3950 Las Vegas Fwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Located in the heart of the casino, The Deuce Lounge is an invigorating destination that fuses the elements of an upscale lounge with high energy ambiance. Watch the biggest games on elevated high-definition TV’s during sporting events, then enjoy The Deuces’ intimate nightlife experience after the games final whistle.
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158
The Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan Resort takes our number 1 spot for best bar on the Strip. The Chandelier bar is rapidly building a reputation as the premier cocktail destination in Las Vegas. The epic Chandelier Bar is home to five separate bars, each with a diverse personality. The first floor specializes in unique takes on the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail, the middle floor (dubbed 1.5) is the only molecular mixology bar in Vegas, combining award winning libations with liquid nitrogen and flame torches. The top floor caters more to the female oriented tastes with a thin mint cocktail topped with vanilla foam, among several others.
The Cosmopolitan is the best hotel to experience a Las Vegas bar crawl on the strip, so if your In the mood for something more classic, head over to Vesper, helmed by Las Vegas cocktail icon Andrew Pollard. Vesper specializes in creative unique twists on classic cocktails such as James Bond’s favorite, the Vesper, as well as such remote favorites like the Ramos Gin Fizz and their secret Bloody Mary recipe. For the sports fan, there is Book and Stage, which offers stadium beer selections from around the country, accompanied by signature bites like fried mac and cheese balls and ballpark hot dogs.
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109