Eat your heart out in Las Vegas. 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. Not surprisingly, one of the city's most striking bars is found in one of the city's most talked about resorts. The rooftop bar has a separate cocktail menu. The enormous space features multiple dining areas and bars.
Imagine Dragons used to play here before their album went top-ten and you got sick of hearing Radioactive all the time. Even the glasses the drinks are served in are made of pure ice. Another good bet is 1775 E. The sleek, elegant interior design of The Dorsey tells a story all its own, but the drink menu is what's truly captivating. The Rat Pack and the Smothers Brothers drank here after their nightly shows, and Barbra Streisand even had her own seat at the bar. The cozy booths make the perfect spot for making out, while a coveted seat around the fire pit will net you a view of the flames spewing from the white waters. The intimate interior is predominantly white with touches of cool greens accentuating the sleek décor.
East of the Strip The artwork painted on the walls definitely draws in a more alternative crowd. Text 702 701-1466 for a reservation at The Laundry Room, or just head up to the Commonwealth rooftop for stellar views. Off the Strip Kind of like In-N-Out Burger, Dive Bar has a name that says exactly what it is, without any pretense. It's the perfect spot if all you want to do is drink and escape from the neon glow of Vegas. Atomic Liquors eventually closed down but later returned as a craft cocktail destination in 2012. 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.
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The circular bar is the heart of the room, which is full of subtle tones, mood lighting and plush seating. Each floor houses its own unique bar experience where guests can enjoy interactive light shows along with their signature cocktails. Whether grabbing an after-work cocktail, making it a night out on the town with the boys or girls or trying to lubricate that special someone, why not imbibe in good taste? Incredible views of the Strip can be found at many bars, but the is known for its sophistication and panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip. Buy a chair, then sit it in to a watch a movie while you drink the night away. Located in that special part of Downtown that's nowhere near touristy Fremont Street, this local legend among is a piece of Las Vegas history -- open almost continuously for more than five decades.
Exciting Nightlife The locals are well aware that Texas Station is home to the best bars and coolest lounges in North Las Vegas. Or you can stay on your feet and enjoy games that range from billiards to Pac-Man. Crafted specialty cocktails, whiskey cocktails and a large selection of American whiskeys guarantee you'll find something aged and wonderful to sip on. The bottom floor offers a high-energy atmosphere that merges seamlessly with the surrounding casino floor, while the heart of The Chandelier provides a more swank and sophisticated experience and the top of The Chandelier overlooks the casino below. Plus: A rotating roster of restaurants occupy the outdoor shack.
To save money on lodging, avoid an October visit, when the famed Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes center stage and hotel prices skyrocket. There are a zillion sports books in Las Vegas, but the one at Red Rock may be the best place to grab a drink and catch the game. Four whiskey menus cover Irish, American and world whiskies plus Scotch. See if you can get inside the speakeasy here, dubbed The Laundry Room. There's no gaming and no chaos. The 6,000-square-foot cocktail bar features a decor reminiscent of the pre-Prohibition era replete with cocktails reflecting the time.
First-time visitors might miss the front door with its indiscrete sign and even more difficult-to-find front door, but once inside, might just get cozy in velvet chairs to watch others try to find it. Southwest Valley Just off Dean Martin Drive near the Silverton casino, you find this tiny drinking spot in front of the Highland Inn motel. Guests can mingle bar-side or on the patio, which features a sleek, neutral color palate, two gas fire pits and comfortable sofa seating. It's located on Paradise Road, so just swing in on your way to the airport to create one last memory. The presentation is equally as exquisite.
Caesars Palace All things sparkling, from the Champagne menu to the decor This upscale lounge keeps things sparkling with Champagne and Champagne-based cocktails in a quiet spot tucked out of the way off the casino floor at Caesars Palace. Branson, Missouri is a great destination for vacationing families, as it is chock full of kid-friendly attractions, including the Silver Dollar City amusement park. Raleigh, North Carolina is home to several colleges, craft breweries and numerous trails and parks that are free to explore, making it a great destination for all types of travelers. Big gay nightclubs on the Strip like Krave and Affair are no longer in operation, although there are rumors that Krave will reopen at some point. This is Vegas, after all, and many of the locals' bars around town possess a certain sleepy sometimes seedy countenance. Atomic Liquors has a fascinating history, but that's not the only reason to stop in for a drink. If you're staying at the Delano Las Vegas, you can also raise a complimentary glass of champagne every evening between 7:30 and 8:30 p.
The bottom floor offers a high-energy atmosphere that merges seamlessly with the surrounding casino floor; the heart of The Chandelier offers a more swank and sophisticated experience; and the top of The Chandelier offers a lively environment complete with festive concoctions overlooking the casino below. Sour beers are a specialty here, but consider this one of the best places to go when a beer is needed. Open 9 am — 1 am every day. Mandalay Bay Lively spot with caviar fried eggs and experimental drinks Libertine Social has a healthy buzz thanks to food by Shawn McClain and a thorough bar program by Tony Abou-Ganim -- a longtime master mixologist who helped open the Bellagio back in the day. Nothing is off limits, from absinthe and mezcals to anything and everything as garnish including on at least one occasion, house-made chips and salsa.