Enjoy Great Drinks and Good Times at Las Vegas' 10 Best Bars

Over the last few years, Las Vegas' bar scene has been growing, especially in the trendy East Fremont area in Downtown Las Vegas. At bars there and throughout the city, you can enjoy a cocktail in a comfortable–and memorable–atmosphere.

The best Las Vegas bars have always included a casino lounge or two, both because the drinks are good and the people watching is very interesting. At Petrossian at the Bellagio, this experience has been elevated to include upscale drinks and food, plus you never know who you might see in the casino.

Fabulous views of the Strip are a feature of several bars both on and off the Strip. Mandarin Bar, situated on the 23rd floor of the sophisticated Mandarin Oriental, is an example. Here you can sip on something strong and delicious, all while taking in a fantastic view of the Las Vegas Strip.

Downtown has a wide range of bars, many trying out new and innovative things while a few are well-known for sticking to their original atmosphere, like Atomic Liquors. The one constant at these bars is an emphasis on great drinks, no matter if the décor is old school, or something new.

Whatever you're looking for, check out our list for the top ten bars in Las Vegas for great drinks served in a setting you won't forget.


The Fireside Lounge at the Peppermill
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If you're bored with Sin City's oh-so-trendy lounges and bars, you'll enjoy the comfy, retro feel of the Fireside Lounge. Sink into a cozy booth and nurse a mai tai or other nostalgic beverage served to you by a waitress in a dress slit to...  Read More

This hip, intimate Las Vegas lounge is one of the city's best-kept secrets. Dim lighting, cozy leather seating, minimalist art and eclectic music create a seductively mysterious ambiance, and the diverse clientele are mostly locals seeking a...  Read More

The world's only 24-hour tiki bar, Frankie's Tiki Room is a must for rum fanatics, as it houses more than 150 premium rums. A unique combination of South Seas exotica and modern primitivism with just a hint of Vegas kitsch, the bar's interior...  Read More

The Gold Spike was once a small casino hotel, but the casino is gone now. It was replaced with a "Living Room" full of comfortable seating, games and a backyard that comes complete with a travel trailer (and more games). The bar is still there,...  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, 107 Skylounge 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

Atomic Liquors has a fascinating history, but that's not the only reason to stop in for a drink. Inexpensive and no-frills, this is the place for a large selection of craft beers along with a well-stocked bar helmed by knowledgeable bartenders....  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

Petrossian Bar
Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International

Located off of the Bellagio's main lobby on the casino floor, Petrossian Bar offers guests an intimate setting where they can sip on a signature cocktail from the extensive cocktail menu or sample a diverse selection of the finest caviars while...  Read More


Meet Terrisa Meeks

Terrisa Meeks is a native born, life-long resident of Las Vegas. She became a traveler long before she could walk. Terrisa has traveled throughout the United States, from Maine to Hawaii, but...  More About Terrisa