Downtown Las Vegas’ growing bar scene offers plenty of good options, many of which are within walking distance of each other. Cocktail enthusiasts can try several creative concoctions in one night. The Downtown Cocktail Room is known for its amazing hand-crafted cocktails, while The Parlour serves up vintage cocktails in a classic setting, and they’re a short walk from each other--along with several other bars in the Fremont East district.
The entire downtown area is turning into a more pedestrian-friendly place, but it’s also home to classic bars as well. The hotel casinos in downtown Las Vegas haven’t been imploded, so visitors feel a little more of the Old Vegas vibe here in the smaller casinos. Cheap, strong drinks are easy to find, which can make a trip downtown a budget-friendly move.
If you like to have a bit of history with your drinks, downtown Vegas is definitely the place to go. Home to the first hotel in town (The Golden Gate, still open today) as well as the oldest freestanding bar, downtown Las Vegas gives you the chance to hang out in some of the same places the Rat Pack frequented.
Check out our list of the 10 best bars in downtown Las Vegas to decide where you’d like to enjoy a libation.