Las Vegas is a party city, and no party city is complete without an ample selection of bars. Famous for its over-the-top atmosphere, the city caters to a variety of patrons with bars that feature unique atmospheres, contemporary and retro themes and vast drink menus.
The Las Vegas Strip is an ever-changing landscape of bars, resorts, casinos, nightclubs and restaurants that are filled with both tourists and locals. With a large selection of bars to choose from, the area offers venues to suit everyone. Experience the best of the best with our guide to the best bars on the Las Vegas Strip.
Bars aren’t typically known for their ornate furnishings, but Vesper Bar in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features stunning, shimmering decor. Its menu features classic cocktails made with the finest liquors. A menu of bourbon, rye, American, Japanese and Scotch whiskeys provide a variety of premier drinks that can cost up to $1,000. There is an air of elegance and grace at Vesper Bar, which sports mirrored tiles and a wooden liquor cabinet that contrasts with its sparkly appearance.
Further north on the Las Vegas Strip, across the street from the Circus Circus Hotel & Resort, you will find the Peppermill Las Vegas. A classic local eatery once used in the filming of Casino (1995), Peppermill is also home to the Fireside Lounge, a cocktail lounge that serves up a space featuring neon lighting and fireside seating. The lounge is a tourist attraction that captures the look and feel of old-school Las Vegas, but it’s also known for classic cocktails and a signature drink known as the Scorpion. The Fireside Lounge won’t empty your wallet and its large selection of vodkas, bourbons and cordials provide an enticing variety of tipples no matter the time of day.
Vista Cocktail Lounge isn’t your typical bar. Located in Caesars Palace, it invites patrons in for a refreshing mixed drink and then surprises them with a series of LED screens that provide digital views of cityscapes and skylines. Kick back with an El Laberinto, Margarita Diablo or French 75 at this upscale cocktail lounge, or gather your group around the adult punchbowl for a familiar fruity beverage with a kick. Though it’s a cocktail lounge, Vista crosses the boundary into a club, with live DJs spinning music that energizes the space.
It’s not always easy to find a reasonably priced bar on the Las Vegas Strip, and when one pops up, it tends to become a popular hotspot for locals and tourists. Beerhaus, located in The Park between the New York, New York and Park MGM Las Vegas, is one such establishment. If it’s high-end liquors you’re looking for, you may want to skip this casual eatery and bar. Beerhaus serves up a menu of light snacks that pair with the large selection of ciders, lagers and ales. It’s best known for letting local brews like Banger Morning Joe, Crafthaus Shiny New Toy, Lovelady Love Juice and Joseph James Busker Brown into the spotlight. Located a short walk from the T-Mobile Arena, Beerhaus is also go-to spot for sports enthusiasts and Golden Knights ice-hockey fans.
Enjoy views of the Las Vegas skyline at Waldorf Astoria’s SkyBar. This swanky joint may not be inside one of the Las Vegas Strip’s top-rated resorts, but it retains the classic city feel. Located on the hotel’s 23rd floor, the bar features views of the Eiffel Tower and sparkling lights of the Strip. Sip on signature cocktails like the Spanish Trail or The Meadows indoors or in the desert air on the rooftop terrace. SkyBar also serves up a small menu of delightful bites to pair with the bar’s spirits, beers, cordials and mixed drinks.
Located in The Cromwell, Bound Bar Las Vegas is a sophisticated space located in the lobby of the hotel. Dark, rich decor provides a warm aura for patrons to enjoy the in-house menu of signature cocktails, such as the Spicy Fifty, the Breakfast Martini and the Cromwell Cocktail. With its intimate setting, the bar offers guests the chance to experience a calmer side of Sin City’s nightlife. The circular bar serves as the focal point, but there’s more to Bound Bar than the menu of spirits and liquors. The Cromwell’s lobby bar even offers a daily mixology class that teaches how to craft four of the venue’s most popular cocktails.
Located just off the Venetian casino floor, The Dorsey is a retreat for when the slots aren’t paying and the tables are full. Decorated in lavish furnishings and accents, The Dorsey came about through a partnership with New York City hotspot mastermind David Rabin and award-winning bartender Sam Ross. Enjoy nightly specials and signature creations crafted by Ross in a space designed for comfort. A full audiovisual setup and DJ booth allow renowned entertainers to keep the energy up during the nightly events.