10 Best Nightlife: Drink Up At These Las Vegas Bars

Heather Turk

By , Local Expert, Las Vegas
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Over the years, Las Vegas has become increasingly known for its nightlife scene thanks to its extravagant nightclubs. However, its bar scene is equally as noteworthy, even if it’s typically overshadowed by celebrity appearances and acclaimed DJ residencies. While everyone may not know your name, Sin City’s lavish bar scene is sure to have something on tap for everyone, from breathtaking Strip views at venues like ghostbar, Level 107 Lounge and Mandarin Bar to an array of classic video games and consoles at Insert Coin(s). From the eye-catching Chandelier to the cool Minus5 Ice Bar, Las Vegas’ many watering holes are just as...  Read more »

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    Mandarin Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "For some added (and flavorful) fun, be sure to try the complimentary wasabi-encrusted nuts Mandarin Bar offers to its guests. Although they're extremely hot at first, they quickly cool on the tongue and amazingly leave no aftertaste."

     
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    Minus5 Ice Bar

    Local Expert Tip: "Both Minus5 Ice Bar locations in Las Vegas (there's one inside the Monte Carlo, too) have an interactive, adult-themed ice sculpture inside, making them a great place for a unique (and affordable) bachelor or bachelorette party. A professional photographer is always close by, too, to capture all those embarrassing memories the bride- or groom-to-be will surely want to forget!"

     
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    Level 107 Lounge

    Local Expert Tip: "Before heading to Level 107 Lounge (or after indulging in its happy hour), be sure to check out Las Vegas' hottest act, Frankie Moreno, performing select nights inside the Stratosphere Theater. Who knows, maybe you'll see the singer-songwriter in the lounge following his performance--he's been known to pay it a surprise visit from time to time!"

     
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    The Chandelier

    Local Expert Tip: "Start at the top of The Chandelier and work your way down; the bottom level is open 24/7."

     
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    ghostbar

    Local Expert Tip: "Keep your eyes peeled while visiting ghostbar, as it's frequented by celebs. Everyone from Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher (during happier times) to Pauly D and Snooki has been seen here."

     
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    Frankie's Tiki Room

    • Type: Bar
    • Neighborhood: Westside

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to take home one of Frankie's fun souvenir mugs. With designs that range from clever to traditional, there's sure to be one that you'll want to bring back with you!"

     
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    Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & BBQ

    Local Expert Tip: "Before you start drinking, have a hearty meal at Gilley's adjoining restaurant, serving such finger-lickin' favorites as BBQ Pulled Pork and Baby Back Ribs."

     
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    Insert Coin(s)

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to bring plenty of quarters with you--even though the classic arcade games only cost 50 cents, with so many to choose from, you're going to need them!"

     
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    The Bourbon Room

    Local Expert Tip: "To get the full Bourbon Room experience, be sure to check out 'Rock of Ages' at The Venetian beforehand."

     
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    LONGBAR

    Local Expert Tip: "Stop by LONGBAR on a Friday or Saturday night and you're likely to run into the D's owner, Derek Stevens. He might even buy you a drink! "

     

 

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