If the walls could talk!
Las Vegas is known for its glitz and glamour. However, some of the city’s most beloved institutions are its no-thrill dive bars. These spots range in style, history, and more. Some are 24/7 watering holes serving up delicious food whilst others are amazing tiki bars. But what unites them is how much locals simply love them!
Here is our selection of the best dive bars in Las Vegas, baby!
Frankie’s Tiki Room is an unmissable Vegas spot. Its unique blend of Polynesian-inspired decor with a dash of Las Vegas kitsch makes Frankie’s a fabulous 24/7 escape. Built by the world’s foremost tiki bar designer, Bamboo Ben. Ben is actually the grandson of Eli Hedley, responsible for creating the décor at the original Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland and the Las Vegas classic Aku Aku at the Stardust. Sit back and enjoy their delicious and potent drink selection surrounded by excellent Tiki props and a legendary surf music selection on the jukebox.
Location: 1712 W Charleston Blvd, Vegas, NV 89102
Another spot Anthony Bourdain visited is the truly iconic Double Down Saloon. You’ll be greeted by a sign above their door that simply says The Happiest Place On Earth. This happy-go-lucky message is contrasted with its dark mural-covered “decor,” but it just makes sense! The watering hole features live punk bands, an eclectic jukebox, and bacon martinis- What more could you want? Double Down Saloon is all punk attitude which you can see in their drinks, such as the Ass Juice shot.
Location: 4640 Paradise Rd, Vegas, NV 89169
If you are looking for a twenty-four-hour country bar, then this is your spot! Saddle N Spurs Saloon is a fun-loving bar with a country music karaoke night and live band performances. It’s always the perfect spot for some good dancing! The kitchen opens at 4, so if you plan on going earlier, we suggest getting lunch first.
Location: 2333 N Jones Blvd Ste 108, Vegas, NV 89108
Huntridge is as unpretentious as it comes. This was one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite Vegas spots, and it’s easy to see why. They’re known for their great prices and eclectic clientele. They have so many TVs, so it’s a good spot to watch the latest game with a roudy and fun crowd. They have their own Jameson Century Club, which celebrates the regulars who have downed 100 Jameson shots!
Location: 1122 E Charleston Blvd, Vegas, NV 89104
The oldest freestanding bar in Vegas, Atomic Liquors, is a must-try! They opened their doors back in the 1950s, so you can bet this bar has some stories to tell. You’ll sometimes find historically minded tourists, yet Atomic Liquors hasn’t lost its no-nonsense charm.
Location: 917 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Four Kegs is its own kind of dive bar. This is the go-to spot of sports enthusiasts, and they know it. They are so committed to sports that they sponsor two local softball and soccer teams! Four Kegs is well known for its delicous and comforting food menu, which includes a pizza selection you can’t miss. They also have a separate family-friendly space.
Location: 276 N Jones Blvd, Vegas, NV 89107
This spot is the real live Coyote Ugly! This is the Vegas outpost of New York City’s iconic bar which inspired the Coyote Ugly movie. This is a great spot for bikers and those of us who just love their aesthetic. This is definitely a roudy and fun-loving spot, so be sure you are ready to party with Coyote Ugly style!
Location: 201 N 3rd St, Vegas, NV 89101
This down-to-eath Italian-American bar and eatery have been serving up delicous food and great drinks since 1964. The best part is that you can get their DELICOUS pizza Cajun wings 24/7! If you feel like trying your hand at karaoke then you have to swing by on Monday night for their open-mike jam session.
Location: 5589 W Charleston Blvd, Vegas, NV 89146
This Strip dive bar has welcomed locals, hipsters, and tourists since 1962. Dino’s is a go-to for your next karaoke night. The bartender nominates contests to choose the “Drunk of the Month!” They host these musical evenings every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday starting at 10 pm.
Location: 1516 Las Vegas Blvd S, Vegas, NV 89104
The Hard Hat is a classic Vegas bar built back in 1958. They are open 24/7 and also have a restaurant with excellent food, such as their Garlic parm wings and Detroit-style pizza, which are outstanding! The bartenders are very friendly and love to chat with the customers. They also have video poker and great music on their digital jukebox.
Location: 1675 Industrial Rd, Vegas, NV 89102
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