Raise a Glass: The Las Vegas Strip's 10 Best Bars

The Las Vegas bar scene on the Strip offers a multitude of choices, but the best bars stand out with inventive drink menus and memorable settings. These bars aren’t the local corner bar, by far.

For an experience that gives a new meaning to the idea of doing something cool, Minus5 Ice Bar is literally one of the coolest spots in town. Guests can enjoy a selection of ice-cold vodka cocktails in its -5-degrees Celsius ice environment where everything is made of ice.

If you’re more in the mood to enjoy a evening under the stars, you have a few choices. Las Vegas bars are offering more patios to take advantage of the desert’s mostly temperate climate. RHUMBAR at the Mirage has a patio with a cool, beach-vacation ambiance, plus a selection of tasty tropical drinks to complete that vibe.

Incredible views of the Strip can be found at many bars, but the Mandarin Bar is known for its sophistication and panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip. To go along with that amazing view, Mandarin Bar offers a selection of unique cocktail creations. At bars like this, the idea is to forget about your usual drink order and make a daring, different choice. The ingredients are top shelf and the bartenders are mixologists at many bars on the Strip, so come prepared to splurge.

Check out our list of the Strip's 10 best bars for ideas on where to enjoy truly distinctive drinks in unforgettable settings.

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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

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Consistently cited as one of Las Vegas' most popular 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...  Read More



Skyfall was created through the renovation of an existing space, but the spectacular 180-degree views of Las Vegas remain the same. A warm, inviting decor offers plentiful seating, and the expertly crafted drinks are sure to please (even if you...  Read More



The sleek, elegant interior design of The Dorsey tells a story all its own, but the drink menu is what's truly captivating. Wine and Champagne are served by the glass or bottle, and you'll find a selection of beer as well. It's the cocktails...  Read More



Offering an authentic Irish experience, Ri Ra Irish Pub features a multitude of artifacts that were carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland, and shipped to Las Vegas. For instance, the Shop Bar began its life in Ireland in the 1880's as a pub in...  Read More



Bound isn't your average hotel lobby bar, which has earned it praise as a hidden gem. The circular bar is the heart of the room, which is full of subtle tones, mood lighting and plush seating. The drink menu here has a distinctive pedigree....  Read More



The Chandelier's striking design makes stopping for a drink feel mandatory. Located in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, this marvel of design combines more than 2 million crystal beads and three luxurious bars in a three-story space. Each floor...  Read More

The Fireside Lounge at the Peppermill
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If you'd like a taste of the mythical "Old Vegas," you'll enjoy the comfy, retro feel of the Fireside Lounge. This bar has been around for decades and delivers a piece of Las Vegas' past--which is one of the reasons it's been popular with movie...  Read More

Minus5 Ice Bar
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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 (23 degrees Fahrenheit) ice...  Read More



Located on the 23rd floor of the non-gaming Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, SkyBar 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 windows while...  Read More


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Terrisa Meeks is a native born, life-long resident of Las Vegas. She's watched Las Vegas grow and change over the years, especially the ever-evolving Las Vegas Strip. She still enjoys hanging...  More About Terrisa