A Truly Intoxicating Experience: The Strip's 10 Best Bar Scenes

Let's face it: your neighborhood pub has nothing on Las Vegas' bar scene. The Strip's many watering holes offer guests so much more than just Bud and Bud Light. From live entertainment to extensive spirit selections, there's sure to be a bar for every taste and budget.

For guests who want to soak up some of that desert sun, RHUMBAR boasts one of the most stylish patios in the city. New bar on the block PRESS is also home to one of the Strip's most picturesque patios, overlooking the hotel's private pool.

For those who want to cool off, Minus5 Ice Bar is one of the coolest spots in town, as guests can enjoy a selection of ice-cold vodka cocktails in its -5-degrees Celsius ice environment. Red Square Restaurant & Lounge also offers its own cool experience, with a private ice-cold vodka vault guests can enjoy their drinks in.

If you really want to let loose, check out The Bourbon Room, which offers guests a blast from the past with its '80s music videos and Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers. When you're done shouting at the devil, head on over to the boisterous Bar at Times Square where you can sing (or scream) along to your favorite songs while the dueling piano players play them.

So next time you want to whet your whistle, check out our list of the Strip's 10 best bars. You're sure to find someplace you won't forget--no matter how many drinks you down!

Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

Named for the process of pressing coffee for the perfect cup, the hot pressed Panini sandwich and the production of wine by pressing grapes, PRESS serves up fun food and drink offerings morning through late night. Guests can mingle bar-side or...  Read More

Photo courtesy of RHUMBAR

Named one of AOL.com's top Las Vegas patios, RHUMBAR is a highly stylized cocktail and cigar lounge inspired by the cool mood of the Caribbean. The plush outdoor patio, which is able to accommodate up to 300 guests, is reminiscent of a tropical...  Read More

Bringing some honky-tonk to the Vegas Strip, Gilley's has been one of the city's most popular bars since it opened at the Frontier in April 1999. When the property closed in 2007, it seemed like another Vegas favorite had gone with it, but...  Read More

One of Las Vegas' newest bars, The Bourbon Room inside The Venetian truly offers guests a blast from the past. Inspired by the legendary Sunset Strip club in the hit Broadway musical "Rock of Ages," The Bourbon Room lets guests enjoy the finest...  Read More

Bar at Times Square
Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International

Located in the heart of New York-New York Hotel & Casino, great drinks and dueling pianos are the focus nightly at this boisterous bar. Guests can request and sing along to their favorite choruses while enjoying a cocktail from the...  Read More

Red Square Restaurant & Lounge
Photo courtesy of Light Group

One of the city's coolest bars, Red Square Restaurant & Lounge is famous for its frozen ice bar and private vodka vault, featuring an incomparable vodka selection. With any vodka purchase, the staff recommends guests try the restaurant's...  Read More

Not surprisingly, one of the city's most striking bars is found in one of the city's most talked about resorts. Conceived by renowned design and architecture firm the Rockwell Group, The Chandelier is an architectural wonder that combines more...  Read More

107 SkyLounge

Offering an experience unlike any other bar or lounge in town, Level 107 Lounge is the perfect place to go when you want to impress someone special. Located on the 107th floor of the Stratosphere Tower, it boasts expansive city views that are...  Read More

Minus5 Ice Bar
Photo courtesy of Minus5 Ice Bar

The perfect place to chill (especially during those scorching summer months), Minus5 Ice Bar is a unique ice-themed experience where guests can enjoy a variety of ice-cold vodka cocktails in a -5-degrees Celsius ice environment. For a nominal...  Read More

Located on the 23rd floor of the non-gaming Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, Mandarin Bar is one of the city's most sleek and sophisticated nightlife venues. Guests can drink up the stunning Strip views courtesy of the bar's floor-to-ceiling...  Read More


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