It’s no secret. Drinks can get expensive in Las Vegas. That’s why it isn’t uncommon for tourists to do a little pregaming in the hotel room before hitting all the bars, restaurants and nightclubs the Strip has to offer. Whether it’s a six-pack of beer or a favorite spirit, you’ll want to make sure your stash is fully stocked. So get familiar with the top liquor stores on the Strip.
Lifesaving Liquor Stores On The Strip
1. Total Wine and More
This one is actually just beyond the south end of the Strip, but still on Las Vegas Boulevard at the Town Square shopping plaza. That puts it in the sweet spot of being conveniently close to major hotels while not susceptible to high tourist-targeted prices. Total Wine is open until 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. each night and despite the name, has a deep, thorough selection of not only wine but spirits, beer and even cigars. It has an easy, clean superstore-style layout with samples offered Thursday through Saturday afternoons.
2. Eataly at Park MGM
The Las Vegas version of Eataly at Park MGM has the feel of an Italian marketplace with stations serving everything from fresh-pulled mozzarella and sandwiches to prime steaks and a choice of Roman or Neapolitan-style pizzas. However, Eataly also has a full-blown in-house wine shop, with bottles available to purchase. Italian vineyards are the specialty with more than 500 bottles available, including labels from small regional producers that are hard to find elsewhere in Vegas. There’s also a selection of Italian beer, spirits and aperitifs.
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The onslaught of convenience stores on the Strip may be an eyesore, but they serve a purpose. Out of all the options, CVS probably has the best selection (relatively speaking) with locations on the Strip at Treasure Island, Bally’s Grand Bazaar Shops and between the Waldorf Astoria and Park MGM. An off-Strip CVS across from Virgin Hotels near the corner of Paradise and Harmon seems to have a slightly larger stock at slightly better prices.
4. Liquor World
Liquor World is a Vegas-born chain that’s rapidly expanding throughout the valley. Three locations are incredibly convenient to the Strip: One on Palms Center Drive and Dean Martin (just west of Interstate 15), another near Virgin Hotels on the southwest corner of Paradise and Harmon and the latest on Tropicana and Koval near the MGM Grand, OYO and Tropicana Hotel casinos.
Liquor World doesn’t have the depth of selection found in Total Wine, but it’s got a solid collection of mainstream brands at reasonable prices. Peruse their site to snag a great deal on beverages for your next get-together, and be sure to check in directly with individual locations about curbside pickup options.
5. Wally’s Wine & Spirits at Resorts World
It’s an upscale wine bar and restaurant with a retail component. Stick around for a while and expand your knowledge on varietals and regions with more than 100 wines available by the glass. Overall, there are at least 8,000 labels for wine, beer and spirits, so browse the racks and display shelves and pick out something nice to take home (or back to your hotel room).
If convenience is key (and you want to avoid the high prices and slim selection of hotel lobby liquor stores), it may come down to finding the nearest Walgreens — especially if you need a store that’s open 24 hours. The chain operates Las Vegas Boulevard locations near the SAHARA Las Vegas, Peppermill, Grand Canal Shoppes, Miracle Mile Shops and Target (across from the Park MGM).
More Liquor Stores Off The Strip
Don’t be afraid to venture off the beaten path, especially with vino this good.
Garagiste is a wine bar in the Downtown Arts District, an emerging neighborhood north of where the Strip unofficially ends at The Strat tower. Garagiste, founded by a team of sommeliers who formerly worked at Strip restaurants, has a carefully chosen, ever-evolving list with special attention paid to small-batch producers and low-intervention wines, which are more “natural” without excessive additives. The bar doubles as a wine shop with bottles to go discounted at 50 percent off the menu price. Don’t hesitate to pick the brain of your bartender and sample the selection with a flight.
Continue The Party After Hitting Liquor Stores on the Strip
When it’s time to hit the town, be sure to choose a watering hole that works best for everyone in your party. Our list of the best lounges on the Strip can help you plan your perfect night out. For more information, visit our guide to the most amazing restaurants on the Strip.