Bar life, much like the rest of Vegas, never sleeps. There are bars that are open 24 hours a day. Bars made up completely of ice. There are bars to feed the craving for a stiff drink and a complementary cigar. And, there are bars focused solely on sports, live music, or mixing up the best craft cocktails, which helps them stand apart from rest of the pack. Breaking down the best bars in Las Vegas takes careful consideration, but we’ve selected a few places to add to your ever-growing list.
1. Juniper Cocktail Lounge at Park MGM
Juniper Cocktail Lounge invites you to enjoy hand-crafted cocktails in a space that's as serious about kicking back as it is about cocktails. Home to the largest collection of gin in Las Vegas, Juniper takes its name from the juniper berries that bring us gin. The menu features a curated cocktail program using house-made juices and syrups alongside an expertly selected spirits menu.Located in the center of the Park MGM casino, the vibe is warm and welcoming—and at night, a DJ and bottle service add energy and an irresistible alchemy to the mix.
2. Whiskey Down at MGM Grand
A dark, leather-laden interior gives way for the ultra-smooth vibe felt at Whiskey Down. With over 50 types of American, Canadian, Scotch, and Irish whiskies, it’s the perfect spot to wind down and relax. Even if you’re not a huge fan of this kind of hard liquor, it’s more than likely you’ll find a well-mixed cocktail to suit you here. Order your drink neat, on the rocks, or sample a few at a time to see if you can find new favorites.
3. Skyfall Lounge at Delano Las Vegas
Get a full, 180-degree view of the city at Skyfall Lounge, which offers up delicious drinks created by some of the best mixologists on the Strip. When you want ambiance, nothing is better than looking over the gleaming lights on the Strip below and planning your next move. Sip champagne at sunset during their happy hour or wait until night falls when a DJ starts spinning tunes at 9:00 PM.
4. The Still at The Mirage Las Vegas
When the game is on, The Still is a hubbub of chaos and activity, the kind only rowdy sports crowds can bring. After all, it’s every sports lover’s dream to have access to 27, 65” flat screen TVs with over 50 craft beers available to stake out a place for the whole day, if necessary. If the NCAA Tournament or playoff game of any kind is on, it’s easy to spend hours upon hours in the same place. A refurbished Airstream trailer-turned-kitchen serving as the central focal point of the bar/restaurant and turns out tasty bar bites, such as Crispy Style Chicken Wings, Mini Cheeseburgers, and Steak Street Tacos.
5. Beerhaus at The Park
The Strip’s hottest social hub, Beerhaus, located at The Park, is a remix of the American beer hall and is the ideal hangout for starting the party before attending a special event at T-Mobile Arena, keeping the party alive afterwards or livening up a weekday. The casual, inviting vibe invites all to come as they are to enjoy elusive beers, local craft brews, hearty food and fun, interactive games and specials.
6. Alibi Ultra Lounge
Stop by the Alibi Ultra Lounge and enjoy a custom, creative cocktail. Known for its artistic and unique ingredients, drinks are served with a little bit of a contemporary flair on classic cocktails. With the perfect soundtrack playing in the background and plush setting designed for unwinding, this is the perfect lounge for anyone looking for modern luxury and premium spirits.
Visit the lounge for a nightcap or get your afternoon going with a drink to cheers the start of your vacation. Vegas is a place to be experienced on your own time, in your own way. And, since Alibi Ultra Lounge is open from noon to 5:00 AM, it seems like they’re on board with this notion, too.
7. Rhumbar at The Mirage Las Vegas
For a little bit of Latin infusion, a mojito or frozen concoction at Rhumbar is a refreshing way to the start the night. Go tiki traditional with a Pina Colada or Mai Tai cocktail. Or, if you’re feeling more daring, order the Spicy Lover made with 1800 Tequila Reserva Silver, cilantro, lime juice, cucumber, sweetened with agave nectar, and finished off with a dash of Tabasco and green Chartreuse.
8. Bottoms Up!
In Vegas, there’s a bar scene to match any mood. Plus, there are establishments that pop up all the time, which deserve a place on the list for best bars in Las Vegas. But this is a good place to get started.
Whether you’re looking for drinks with a view, beers and ball games, or tracking down the quintessential cocktail, MGM has some of the best bars and more for you.