If you’ve been missing the feeling of sipping on a handmade delight at a great bar, we’ve got you covered. The best Las Vegas bars create a balance of quality, creativity and irreplaceable experiences — all through the guise of good cocktails.
These recommended drinks are some of our favorites. We know that the best cocktails Las Vegas offers are the ones that are totally subjective — it’s all about what YOU like.
Find more of the best cocktails in the business with our map of the Vegas Strip — perfect for scoping out Vegas hotels, bars with good cocktails and more Strip attractions to pair with the drinks at hand.
Order Drinks from These Cocktail Bars on the Las Vegas Strip
Whether a Las Vegas Strip lounge or a bar with cheap drinks is on the agenda, these choices are the perfect pregame — or afterparty — for the nightclub and party scene.
SkyBar at Waldorf Astoria
Recommended: Golden Knight with Japanese whiskey, Aperol and ginger liqueur.
Elegance in the air. SkyBar at Waldorf Astoria offers more than the best views of ARIA Resort and the surrounding hotels. A bespoke cocktail menu with an involved list of drinks akin to Vegas through the ages.
Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace
Recommended: Vanderpump Margarita with tequila, fresh lime, peach and orange liqueur
This is The Secret Garden and Narnia combined into one gorgeous location. Lisa Vanderpump created this oasis of opulence to be relaxing, sexy getaway.
Don’t forget to visit the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Paris Las Vegas, alongside new restaurants like Bedford by Martha Stewart and Bobby’s Burgers.
Allē Lounge at Resorts World
Recommended: The Banana Bread with Howler Head banana bourbon, almond milk and cinnamon.
Heading up to the 66th floor of the Conrad Hotel rewards night crawlers with stunning views from the north Las Vegas Strip to the curved sights of the Boulevard. Alongside a delicate dinner menu and a stately bar, this is one escape that demands a table by the window to eat and drink in style.
Gatsby at Resorts World
Recommended: Anything from the secret menu.
We love Gatsby because it’s a colorful lounge that’s plopped next to the casino. Expect specialty cocktails served in interesting vestibules, like a bathtub and glittering glassware worthy of this cocktail bar’s sparkling demeanor.
Bar Zazu at Resorts World
Recommended: The Heathers, a robust blend of rye, calvados and Islay scotch flavored with bitters and clove.
The specialty cocktails at Bar Zazu walk along the feminine side, to complement gourmet tapas that take center stage as well. In addition to European food — including pastries and charcuterie — beer and wine are also available.
The Ski Lodge at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Recommended: Dick’s Milk Punch with Gosling Blackstrap rum, Rittenhouse rye whiskey, spicy Averna and the botanicals of Foro Amaro.
Superfrico’s neon cousin has the hottest interior and coolest bartenders, for an action-packed aperitif of an experience. The Ski Lodge is known for throwing wild parties and serving tricked-out cocktails.
The Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Recommended: Hotel California on Level One with Anejo Tequila, Aperitivo Select, raspberry grenadine, fresh lime juice, pineapple juice and tajin.
Tantalize the taste buds on three bar levels at The Cosmopolitan’s crown jewel cocktail bar. The levels have their own signature cocktails, so it’s easy to jump between floors and sample them all.
Vesper Bar at The Cosmopolitan
Recommended: The Vesper, Vesper martini with gin, Stoli Elit vodka, kina lillet and grapefruit oil.
Vesper Bar has seen a recent revival in its cocktail list with all of the known sections still intact. Both the “Classic” and “Reimagined” sections are full of the expected gin and tonics, alongside bright mixes of juleps and olive-loaded martinis.
The Dorsey at The Venetian Resort
Recommended: A giant Green Street punch bowl with Absolut Elyx vodka, lime, cucumber, green apple, fresh mint and a fizz topping.
The Dorsey is a seductive, gorgeous cocktail bar that hosts esteemed Venetian guests and Strip explorers. Three cocktail lounges are sprinkled throughout the casino, including Rosina and Electra.
Juniper Cocktail Lounge at Park MGM
Recommended: Carnival with cotton candy, fresh lime, Tanqueray 10 gin and St. Germain.
Light and sweet, the atmosphere at Juniper Cocktail Lounge perfectly matches the cocktails served. Specializing in gin cocktails, the menu on hand is accompanied by a dinner selection and a casual dress code.
Bar Parasol at Wynn Las Vegas
Recommended: An especially elevated White Negroni, made with The Botanist gin, Soho lychee liqueur, bitter bianco, sweet vermouth, bergamot and shiso.
Cocktail magician Mariena Mercer Boarini created a solid cocktail menu for the main floor of Wynn’s Lake of Dreams viewpoints. True to the city’s nature, she’s also created the ideal caviar pairings to go with select cocktails.
More Cocktails to Try around the Vegas Strip
If a traditional cocktail bar isn’t in the cards, stop by a casual stand for a wild drink that speaks to Las Vegas culture in a different light.
Over a dozen locations offer these giant slushies on the Strip, including the Miracle Mile Shops, two Grand Canal Shoppes locations and several sprinkled throughout the resorts.
A beer after a cocktail? Sign us up. There are several breweries around Las Vegas serving local and domestic pours. Plus, beer cocktails are very much a thing.
Try These Signature Cocktails in Downtown Las Vegas
Looking to get out and about in Las Vegas? These cocktail bars are everything from secretive to spectacular.
The Underground Speakeasy at the Mob Museum
Recommended: The Underground Old Fashioned, with bourbon and brown sugar, served in a bookish fashion.
After indulging in an afternoon of learning about organized crime, head underneath the main floor to enjoy the speakeasy. Located inside an enclave behind a certain giant framed photo, the cocktails smack of authentic times.
The Sand Dollar Lounge at Plaza Hotel
Recommended: A classic Sink the Pink with whistling andy pear & peppercorn gin, fresh lemon, Aperol, peychauds sazerac and pink peppercorns.
An updated stage setup allows for amazing live music to accompany the Sand Dollar’s cool cocktails. This is best accompanied by the champagne vending machine.
For anyone looking to explore more of the city, Sand Dollar has its flagship location on Spring Mountain. With our list of cocktail bars off the Las Vegas Strip, ever night of the week can be spent sipping new delights.
The Laundry Room inside Commonwealth
Recommended: All of it.
Located inside the old laundry room of the El Cortez Hotel — where notorious mobsters were rumored to have sent their skivvies for washing — this is one of the speakeasy bars in Las Vegas that checks all boxes. The lead bartender, Anthony, is one of the main draws, for his expertise and amazing facial hair.
Take Drinking to More Las Vegas Cocktail Bars
All of the cocktail bars in Las Vegas aren’t concentrated to the popular areas like the Strip. While some venues exist as Las Vegas steakhouses or budget-friendly restaurants, they all have cocktails to enjoy.
Recommended: The Hpnotiq long island crafted with fresh juices, a rum, vodka and triple sec mix and gummy candy gracing the top of this electric green drink.
Grab a table at Sugar Factory for giant drinks loaded with extras. This is the Internet-breaking cocktail bar that goes overboard with the toppings, sizes, eye-catching color palates and some of the most epic cocktails Las Vegas offers.
Go for the food as well. Everything from a grilled cheese to a blue cheese bacon burger is available to complement some sweet treats.
Recommended: While the seasonal cocktails are always desired, the overlook old fashioned with apple-cinnamon bourbon, amaro sfumato, tiki bitters and maple is a comfort classic year-round.
Walk through an unassuming black door to find a truly whimsical outdoor patio that awaits all guests at Velveteen Rabbit.
The Golden Tiki
Recommended: Hemingway’s Ruin, which features cinnamon and grapefruit, fresh lime juice and maraschino liqueur to kick up the rum.
Home of the shrunken heads, The Golden Tiki has more tropical cocktails and island vibes than you can shake a stick at. Many drinks are served in souvenir glasses, and with varying levels of strength.
For more tiki time, head to Frankie’s Tiki Room for the same out-there flair.
Herbs & Rye
Recommended: Year of Reform, a post-Depression era drink featuring house-made raspberry syrup and rye.
While this is one of those Las Vegas steakhouses that locals and out-of-towners both love, the real draw is the cocktail menu that spans over historical decades. Don’t be afraid to order more than one.
The MINT Tavern
Recommended: Frisco Sour with Whistle Pig and Benedictine.
This Sahara Ave classic cocktail bar brings the best of old-time Vegas to the forefront. Everything from the food to the bartenders is a slam dunk.
Frequently Asked Questions About Las Vegas Cocktail Bars
What are Las Vegas classic cocktails?
The cocktail bars in Las Vegas have everything. Try one of the sports bars on the Las Vegas Strip for a Bloody Mary after a long night of drinking, or enjoy good music at one of the Las Vegas piano bars with a martini.
What is the most popular drink in Las Vegas?
Sin City has so many popular cocktail bars and choices of drinks, and when it comes to the best cocktails Las Vegas never runs out of options. From well-known cocktail creations to obscure delights — prickly pear margarita at Flyover Las Vegas, anyone? — every bar and bartender is responsible for crafting the best cocktails and drinks.
What is the signature Vegas drinks?
Right now, espresso martinis are all the rage — along with tequila drinks and anything with sweet vermouth. We’d recommend going to fancy cocktail bars like The Barbershop for live music and classic cocktails, especially a good old-fashioned martini or mule with ginger beer and lime.