Las Vegas' 10 Best Hotel Bars: Finely Crafted Drinks and More

Traditional Las Vegas hotel bars are often located in the casino, but you’ll also find bars tucked away near lobbies and perched several stories above street level. Some offer live music, and all provide an array of delicious drinks.

The Hard Rock's Center Bar 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.

At the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, The Chandelier's reinvents the idea of a Las Vegas hotel bar. This incredible bar takes its name from the three-story chandelier in which it sits, with each level offering a different experience.

At Las Vegas hotel bars on and off the Strip, patrons will find signature drinks created by experts, along with the best spirits, wine, and beer. Looks for inventive food menus to go along with the drink menus. You may stop in for a drink before an evening out and wind up staying for the rest of the night.

Looking for music to go with your drinks? Many hotel bars offer live entertainment during the evening, often piano music and Old-Vegas style songs.

If you’re wondering what Las Vegas hotel bar to visit next, check out our list for some ideas.

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

Not surprisingly, one of the city's most striking bars is found in one of the city's most talked about resorts. The Chandelier at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is an architectural wonder that combines more than 2 million crystal beads, three...  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 bars. Guests can drink up the stunning Strip views courtesy of the bar's floor-to-ceiling windows while...  Read More

Located near the atrium and the main entrance, Parasol Up was recently renovated to freshen its design, which is filled with rich colors. The view of Wynn Las Vegas is expansive here, and includes the Lake of Dreams and its 40-foot waterfall....  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 and a recently re-designed look. 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...  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 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. The name of the bar was popularized by the first James Bond novel, and the drink menu is designed to honor that idea with a...  Read More


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