You may or may not have already experienced your fair share of Las Vegas dive bars or uninspiring watering holes. But have you experienced the very best of the city’s casual and upscale bar scenes? If you are in search of a refreshing brew or are hoping to cross the Golden Tiki specialty off your to-try list, keep reading and discover Secret Las Vegas’ list of some of the best bars in the city.
1. The Laundry Room
The Laundry Room, located inside the popular cocktail lounge Commonwealth, is an exclusive speakeasy open to only 22 guests at a time. This former laundry room for El Cortez hotel, hence the name, is accessible by reservation only. And if you do get a chance to sit in the nostalgic space, you can look forward to custom cocktails and piano music. Utmost decorum is expected at The Laundry Room—no photography or phone calls allowed!
📍 525 E Fremont St, Las Vegas
2. Atomic Liquors
This bar in the Fremont East District has witnessed plenty of brushes with fame, starred in several on-screen moments, and continues to boast its storied and vintage charm today. As well as having a menu that includes pizzas, fry platters, and sandwiches served with Atomic-made pickle slices, the bar also offers an extensive drinks menu, including anything from local and guest beers to classic cocktails. Find yourself enjoying a tipple at the same spot frequented by the likes of Clint Eastwood and Barbara Streisand.
📍 917 E Fremont St, Las Vegas
3. Horse Trailer Hideout
For something a little different to your typical haunts, head to the western-themed Horse Trailer Hideout bar. Since 2018, this sustainable bar in Las Vegas has been offering the local community elevated wines, craft cocktails, and beers. From karaoke nights to live music performances, there’s always something happening at Horse Trailer Hideout.
📍 1506 Main Street, Las Vegas
4. Velveteen Rabbit
When it comes to drinking in Sin City, trying a seasonal cocktail at Velveteen Rabbit is an absolute must. This craft cocktail and beer bar sets a quirky scene thanks to its stunning space filled by vintage furniture, local art, and a pink outdoor patio. Find yourself immersed in a dreamland while sipping on a smoky ‘Flying Trapeze’ cocktail at one of the best bars in Las Vegas located in the arts district.
📍 1218 S Main St, Las Vegas
5. The Sand Dollar Lounge
Known as “Vegas’ home of the blues”, the Sand Dollar Lounge opened its original location in 1976. Legendary musicians such as Mick Jagger and B.B. King would visit the bar. When it comes to live music, look no further than the Sand Dollar Lounge. You can visit their Spring Mountain or newer downtown location for craft cocktails and more than 45 years of live entertainment history.
📍 3355 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas 📍Plaza Hotel & Casino, 1 N Main St, Las Vegas
6. Oak & Ivy: An American Whiskey Den
At Oak & Ivy you’re guaranteed to have a one-of-a-kind cocktail. This American craft whiskey cocktail bar specializes in classic mixology and offers barrel-aged cocktails. From reimagined classics like the Moscow Mule and Espresso Martini to the house signature punch consisting of citrus, sugar, bitters, and a rotating spirit, there are plenty of drinks to choose from and more.
📍 707 E Fremont St, Las Vegas
Discover two floors dedicated to beer and featuring spectacular views of Las Vegas boulevard. You’ll find this beer lovers paradise opposite the Park MGM. Head to the rooftop bar, choose from 30 taps of craft beer (and yes, these include brews from the on-site microbrewery), and order a jumbo shrimp and crab cocktail.
📍 3767 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
8. Starboard Tack
In 1972, Starboard Tack began as the first stop for casino employees, strip performers, and locals. And since 2017 the historic spot has been revived and offers customers craft cocktails, great bar food, and video poker machines. If you haven’t already had the pleasure, visit this unique bar home to the largest rum collection in Nevada and channel your inner seafarer.
📍 2601 Atlantic St, Las Vegas
9. The Tangier
Enter a sophisticated and modern space at The Tangier. Offering world-class bourbon, scotch, and cognac, and over 200 brown spirits, this retro bar is the perfect setting for a memorable cocktail. What’s more, you feel surrounded entirely by luxury as The Tangier is located inside the iconic SAHARA Las Vegas hotel.
📍 SAHARA Las Vegas, 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
10. Herbs & Rye
Herbs & Rye is a moody bar serving traditional American and Italian fare. Add this Las Vegas favorite to your list of hangouts to try in the city. The dimmed lighting, tempting appetizers, and great cocktails provide all of the essentials for the perfect date night plan or catch up dinner with friends. Find out why The Washington Post believes this speakeasy-style bar to be the “perfect answer to the “I’m not ready to end this night” feeling.”
📍 3713 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas
Beerhaus encourages its visitors to “hang out, have a few.” Inspired by the classic beer hall, this casual spot in Las Vegas offers cold brews, a spacious outdoor patio, and tasty menu featuring savory sausages, sandwiches, and an array of snacks and sides. If you’re looking for somewhere to disconnect after a long day of work and play some bar games with friends, make your way to Beerhaus.
📍 The Park Vegas, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
12. The Golden Tiki
This tiki bar-themed place is known to delight anybody who walks through the door. You’ll feel at home in the imaginative space paying tribute to legends and tropical cultures. Stop by for brunch, or even happy hour (4pm -7pm every day). Explore the wide selection of themed drinks and delicious food from the sea and the field.
📍 3939 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas
Commonwealth is not only home to a rooftop dance floor and world-class DJs, but it is also home to the popular, aforementioned speakeasy, The Laundry Room. Make this trendy cocktail bar your local favorite and dance the night away while overlooking the Fremont East District’s multitude of neon signs. From the happy hour menu to Commonwealth Fridays, you can expect to be dazzled at one of the best classic yet modern bars in Las Vegas.
📍 525 E Fremont St, Las Vegas