Toast to a Good Time 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. Visitors and locals have rediscovered the Las Vegas bar scene (quieter than nightclubs) where guests can enjoy conversations, great drinks 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. Who knows who you might see? At The Chandelier at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, this experience has been transformed by being in an actual three level chandelier. You may even miss some people watching while you’re gazing at its crystal beads.

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 what the decor looks like.

Whatever you're looking for, check out our list for the top bars in Las Vegas.

West Las Vegas
Herbs & Rye Bar
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Just a short drive west of the Las Vegas Strip, Herbs & Rye attracts bar aficionados from all over the city. Its dark, speakeasy-like atmosphere sets exactly the right tone for a menu full of delicious creations that go down a little too...  Read More

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 a hint of Vegas kitsch, the bar's interior was...  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 like giant Connect Four and Cornhole, plus a backyard that comes complete with a travel trailer...  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

Oak & Ivy's menu is dedicated to craft whiskey and classic mixology, with handcrafted drinks that use the best in fresh, seasonal ingredients. This downtown bar is located in Downtown Container Park, and its distinctive drinks have garnered...  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