Start Your Evening at One of Las Vegas'10 Best Hotel Bars

Las Vegas offers bars of all types, and the traditional hotel bar gets turned on its head at most Vegas hotel casinos. While many hotel casinos have bars near the lobby, they also have casino bars. The casino bar is an essential element of Las Vegas and offers an unparalleled opportunity for watching people. Lobby bars are sometimes tucked away in quiet corners, but more often offer a view of the front desk and all of its activity. Regardless of location, they all offer a serious array of drinks.

In the casino bar category, Center Bar at the Hard Rock gives guests a full 360 degree view of all that's going on in the hip hotel. Part of the excitement here is never knowing who or what you might see while sipping on your drink.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Franklin at the Delano offers a quiet atmosphere with food and music. It’s a great spot to stop before the evening gets underway, or after it’s almost at a close.

Signature drinks (usually created by experts) are a consistent feature at Vegas’ hotel bars, along with wide selections of the best spirits, wine, and beer. You’ll also find tempting food menus to go along with the drinks at many bars. You may stop in for a drink before an evening out and wind up staying for the rest of the night.

Keep scrolling to read our suggestions on the 10 best Las Vegas hotel bars to visit.



Franklin at the Delano is a comfortable, modern bar with a inviting, stylish decor and a great location near the front desk and lobby. This welcoming space is a perfect stop for a cocktail before an evening out, or some quiet drinks in a relaxed...  Read More



LONGBAR opened inside the D Las Vegas in 2012 and holds the unique distinction of being the longest bar in Nevada. Stretching the entire length of the downtown D casino, it's the perfect place to grab a drink, watch the game, place a bet or...  Read More



The Caesars Palace Lobby Bar enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a great place to enjoy watching the crowd, which is a time-honored form of free entertainment in Las Vegas. The Lobby Bar has a chic look with plenty of gold, stylish (but...  Read More



The stylish Vice Versa is centrally located at Vdara, the non-gaming hotel in CityCenter. A full drink menu includes classics like the Metropolitan, prepared with Grey Goose Cherry Noir Vodka, cranberry and orange liqueurs and fresh lime. Their...  Read More



Red Rock Resort offers guests the ultimate whiskey and cigar experience at Onyx Bar. Their upscale beverage program specializes in bourbon, whiskey and scotch, offering more than 70 varieties from around the world. To complement the spirits,...  Read More



The Center Bar at the Hard Rock has a legendary reputation. One of the bar's defining features is that it's truly in the heart of the action, sometimes complete with a few celebrities. Specialty cocktails include creations like the Fu Fu Cachu,...  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 ambiance at Encore's Eastside Lounge is relaxed yet upscale, offering guests a view of the beautiful pool area to go along with expertly crafted cocktails, wine, beer, and spirits. Don't let the sleek interior fool you " you can catch the...  Read More

Petrossian Bar
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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



Located in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Vesper Bar blends contemporary sophistication with an elegance of decades past. "Vesper" was the name of a female character in the first James Bond novel, and the drink menu here is full of choices worthy...  Read More


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