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The 10 Best Bars In Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada

The 10 Best Bars In Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada
Tourists travel to Las Vegas to have a good time at the Strip, but don’t forget about downtown Las Vegas, which is always buzzing with activity. Read our list to discover 10 of the best bars in downtown Vegas.
Insert Coin(s) Gamebar ©Roxanne Ready/Flickr

Insert Coin(s)

Bar, Pub Grub
Insert Coin(s) is more than just a bar; it’s a full-on arcade. This cool venue has 55 retro arcade games available for patrons to play, like Pacman, Donkey Kong, Frogger, and Tetris. There are also resident DJs around to keep everyone pumped up. With a wine menu, a red bull menu, and a specialty cocktails menu, everything about this place is fun -dance, drink, and play at this quirky downtown find.
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Artifice in Las Vegas Arts District ©Roxanne Ready/Flickr

Artifice

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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Gold Spike
Gold Spike | ©Thomas Hawk/Flickr
Located in the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District, there’s a reason that ‘art’ is in this bar’s name. The lounge houses a main area and three separate rooms for a more intimate experience, and each room features different art and photography from local and national artists. Museums can be stuffy and overwhelming, but don’t let your thirst for culture go unquenched. Visit Artifice for a cool, local hangout and some art appreciation.
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Commonwealth Bar ©Ken Lund/Flickr

Laundry Room

Bar, Pub Grub
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Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas
Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas | ©Andrew Ranta/Flickr
This not-so super secret speakeasy is tucked away in the Downtown bar Commonwealth, and is only accessible by a hidden door and with a reservation. You’ll need the secret code to get in, but its worth it. No wine or beer is served here, only cocktails. Patrons can only stay for up to a maximum of two hours and photos are strictly prohibited. It sounds like a lot of rules, but that’s part of the fun!
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Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas ©Andrew Ranta/Flickr

Frankie’s Tiki Room

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Dark Bar
Dark Bar | ©Marty Desilets/Flickr
Escape to the South Seas at Frankie’s Tiki Room – the carved art on display here was created by the same man who helped design Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. This island getaway is extremely unique, all the way down to the drink names. Try fun drinks like the Thurston Howl, a character from the Gilligan’s Island television show, or the Three Run Scrum and Polynesian driver. Be sure to purchase a souvenir mug on your way out.
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The Griffin

Bar, American, $$$
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The Griffin, Downtown Las Vegas | © Sarah Nichols / Flickr
The Griffin is everything that a bar should be – it’s not overly complicated and doesn’t need a theme, but just serves good drinks and plays good music. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, with two circular fire pits, and the jukebox is a local favorite, but you should definitely also dance to the live DJ if the mood strikes. The Griffin is a cool and casual addition to the historical Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas.
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Don’t Tell Mama ©Sarah Nichols/Flickr

Don’t Tell Mama

Don’t Tell Mama is full of cabaret fun – everyone sings, whether you’re good or not! The wait staff sings wonderfully, and there’s an open mic for brave patrons. Listen to Broadway show tunes and jazz, but also rock and roll and country. If you like listening to music, performing, or anything in between, Don’t Tell Mama is the perfect place to discover your inner rising star.

Address and Telephone: 517 Fremont St. #110 Las Vegas, NV, USA, +1 702 207 0788