Las Vegas is a sultry place to be in the summer. With temperatures reaching up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, going outside is almost out of the question. Besides visiting the Vegas Strip pools, what do Las Vegas visitors do to escape the sun?
There’s one way to stand the heat when snapping the best pictures in Las Vegas. This beverage has helped millions of visitors quench their thirst and party hard for years. That drink is Fat Tuesday, AKA the baton-sized drinks often spotted on the Strip.
What is a Fat Tuesday?
Besides Vegas, some of the best parties in the world start in New Orleans. The aptly-named Fat Tuesday daiquiri franchise got its start in that illustrious city, named after the annual Mardi Gras celebration. The geniuses behind these frozen delights have been making bigger and better concoctions since 1983, and there are over three dozen locations in US cities across the country. It has earned a place among the best bars in Las Vegas.
Enjoy Fat Tuesday Las Vegas
Anyone that loves a Slurpee from 7-11 will enjoy these. A Fat Tuesday is the alcoholic version of a slushie, served in cups that start at 22 ounces and cap at the 100 oz Yard Dog. There are eight cup sizes and several mixtures to try.
There are two ways to order. Get a single flavor from the list or order a combination of two or more, to create your own unique frozen drink. The flavors to choose from belong in two groups: the 190 Octane Squad and The Entourage.
Cherry and green apple flavors live in the Squad, along with the orange-heavy original 190 Octane flavor. Flavors like mango and piña colada belong in The Entourage. Other flavors have several components such as Electric Lemonade, which consists of blue raspberry flavor, limeade and rum. Other Entourage flavors include strawberry, piña colada, margarita and fun duos like amaretto and pineapple.
Mix and match your flavors for some truly tantalizing creations. Popular combos include Pimp Juice, which mixes Cat 5 Hurricane and Mango, and Jet Fuel is a trifecta of the three originals.
Pro tip: The best way to drink a Fat Tuesday is with an extra shot. With so many flavors and combinations, the cherry on top could be a bit more vodka and tequila to round out that Electric Lemonade. Purchase an extra shot for $1, or one of their Jell-O shots for a few extra dollars.
Fat Tuesday Locations on the Las Vegas Strip
Each Fat Tuesday location serves up the best frozen drinks in the game. There are ten locations inside the hotels on the Las Vegas Strip and one downtown. More bars are on their way in 2023, so keep an eye out for them.
All locations are open seven days a week. Most have the following hours:
Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Not all of the Fat Tuesday bars offer the famous Monster Yard, but each one sells the signature souvenir cups. Take a picture with yours and tag us on Instagram @Onthestrip_lv for a chance to be featured.
Fat Tuesday at The STRAT
2000 Las Vegas Blvd S #D-11, Las Vegas, NV 89104
This one closes earlier than most at 1 a.m., but there’s still plenty of time to get one before the witching hour. Find this Fat Tuesday on the casino level, right by McDonald’s and Nunzio’s Pizzeria. Reviews have stated that this is one of the most fun and friendly spots to spend money on a Fat Tuesday.
Fat Tuesday at Resorts World
3000 S Las Vegas Blvd
Walk outside the resort to find this purple and pink outpost. There’s plenty of seating outside this Fat Tuesday Las Vegas site, for customers wanting to snag a Monster Yard or some bites from the other shacks next to it. Don’t forget to grab a Jell-O shot before beginning the long trek from North Strip to South Strip.
Fat Tuesday inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Ste L23
This Fat Tuesday bar is only open during mall hours. Visitors claim this is the best location to try the Mudslide flavor, which includes an extra shot of Bailey’s. Read more about the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and other malls on the Strip to find the next Fat Tuesday on your trek.
Fat Tuesday inside Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally’s
3645 S Las Vegas Blvd #410 Las Vegas, NV 89109
This is one of the newer locations on the Strip. Find it in the middle of the Shops, and take advantage of those cheap refills at this middle Strip hotel.
Fat Tuesdays inside Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Las Vegas
3377 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas NV 89109
The counter at this Fat Tuesday is perfect for pregaming before going into Tao Las Vegas, one of the hottest clubs on the Strip. The location also boasts a full bar with domestic and imported bottled beers like Corona and Modelo. Find it tucked into the back corner across from Spirits and Spice. Check back for a second location coming in 2022.
Fat Tuesdays inside The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
3663 Las Vegas Blvd S #445, Las Vegas
There will be two Fat Tuesday locations inside the Miracle Mile Shops in 2022. This is a timely expansion, seeing as this colorful outpost is one of the busy ones. Drop by for an Eye Candy or better yet, a free sample.
Fat Tuesday at MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S
This Fat Tuesday is right inside the MGM Grand parking garage, just off the hotel lobby. Grab your electric blue Eye Candy drink before heading to the casino. Pro tip: to explore MGM Grand to the fullest, order your daiquiri in a sport cup to prepare for the walk.
Fat Tuesday at Casino Royale
3411 Las Vegas Blvd
Head to the late-night location outside of Casino Royale. This bar faces the Strip, in between The Venetian and Best Western Casino Royale. It’s the perfect place to get your frozen drink fix on those hot summer nights. Pro tip: get to this one early in the evening, as the line stretches down the sidewalk late at night.
Fat Tuesday inside Fashion Show Mall
3200 Las Vegas Blvd S Suite 1232
This location is coming soon. Check back for more information.
Fat Tuesday at Mandalay Bay
3930 Las Vegas Blvd. Suite #119
This is the perfect commuter location for Fat Tuesday in between sightseeing at the different accommodations. Grab a drink inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, on the connector between Mandalay Bay and Luxor.
Downtown Fat Tuesday Las Vegas
Neonopolis on Fremont Street
450 Fremont Space 101, NV 89101, United States
The one and only Fat Tuesday spot lives on Fremont Street. Head inside Neonopolis near the SlotZilla zipline in Las Vegas.
More Big Drinks on the Strip (Plus One Tiny Drink)
A lot of the hotels on the Strip don’t contain a Fat Tuesday, but have no fear. Other restaurants offer their own take on these famous daiquiris, and with giant portions to boot. Enjoy these big drinks on the Strip — and remember to share.
Big Chill at New York-New York
Big Chill is the sister slushie to Fat Tuesday, and their 100-oz drinks rival the Monster Yard in size and texture. There are several Big Chill bars on the Strip to accommodate the need for a gigantic beverage.
Smoking Candy Goblets at Sugar Factory
Jim Carrey would love these drinks, seeing as they’re literally smokin’. Dry ice is the secret to making these sweet selections smoke. Visit Sugar Factory in Planet Hollywood or at the Harry Reid International Las Vegas airport to get your trip started on the right note.
Porch Pounders at PBR Rock Bar & Grill
Fat Tuesday drinks are perfect to take on the go, but Porch Pounders demand extra attention. The giant fishbowls come in 50 ounce souvenir sizes and 100 ounce bowls — literally. Sit back and relax with this monster drink at one of the coolest sports bars on the Strip.
Punch Bowls at The Dorsey
Giant beverages aren’t just for the dive bars. The Dorsey is an esteemed member of the Cocktail Collective, and they have several sizes of punch bowls with premium liquor available for purchase. To learn more about The Collective, read more about The Venetian and its offerings.
Monster Mules at The Park on Fremont
In the mood for something more sophisticated, but still giant? Order a bucket-sized Moscow mule at The Park, complete with vodka, bitters and lime. The menu says it serves six people, but we know better.
Scorpion Shot at Nacho Daddy
This tiny alcohol powerhouse is the antithesis of drinks on this list. However, it’s not for the faint of heart. An actual scorpion sits in the glass, mixed with tequila, salt and lime to cut the fear. Order this tiny shot when you visit Nacho Daddy in one of its Mexican restaurant locations around Vegas Valley.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fat Tuesday Las Vegas
Can I use Fat Tuesday cups again?
Yes. The Fat Tuesday souvenir cups can be refilled with more frozen drink for various prices. Getting those extra shots, however, is up to you. For more pared-down cocktails, check out the best bars on the Strip.
Are Fat Tuesdays strong?
They certainly can be, especially if you pay for extra alcohol to be added to your cup. While it’s fun to have a few cocktails, make sure you stay hydrated. Take a trip to one of the convenience stores on the Strip such as Walgreens to stock up on water, snacks and other necessities.
How much is a Fat Tuesday?
It depends on the size. A smaller drink can cost around $20, while the larger cup sizes could break the bank at close to $40. To save some cash, check out some of the cheap drinks in Vegas.
What time does Fat Tuesday open on the Strip?
What time does Fat Tuesday open on the Strip?Almost all Fat Tuesday locations open at 10 a.m. unless they are following mall hours. To get a drink earlier, stop by for some breakfast Las Vegas Strip edition, which can include damn yummy drinks and other delights.