Jan 21 Best Bars in Las Vegas
Nothing keeps Las Vegas from celebrating! Though limited by maximum capacities of 25, Vegas is still serving up signature cocktails at its swankiest establishments and keeping rooftop bars open through colder months.
Your convention may have been canceled this year, but there are still plenty of reasons to raise a glass in Vegas! Check out just a few of our favorites and call ahead in case you need reservations.
If you want to kick off the holiday rolling like an old-time mobster, then you may enjoy the speakeasy vibe of The Underground at the Mob Museum. Literally underground, glamour and bygone days surround you while enjoying their own brew, or sipping on their elicit moonshine as part of favorite cocktails such as Moonshine Mash or Ginger Jake.
If you want to double down on your mobster fetish, head just off-strip to Herbs & Rye for a steak and classic cocktails. Even the drink menu will give you a lesson about pre-Prohibition cocktails. The Blood & Sand and Sazerac cocktails are favorites and pair well with the blood-red steak that happens to be 50% off during happy hour.
For glamour without feeling like you have to watch your back (just kidding!), The Chandelier at the Cosmopolitan is a swanky place to sip cocktails under the 2 million beaded crystals on three levels. The second floor is where the mixing magic happens. Signature cocktails include the Alice in Wonderland-inspired We’re All Mad Here which changes colors. Or try Whisky Business for a modern take on the Old Fashioned.
Speaking of compelling tales, The Velveteen Rabbit brings the storybook setting to life in the Art District through artisan wallpapers and reclaimed furniture arranged in intimate groupings. Each carefully crafted cocktail has a story, whether you choose the Beauty & the Beat or something from the tap. They have recently opened patio seating to enjoy the mild evenings.
If all this talk of craft cocktails has you craving a good cigar, Davidoff Cigar Bar has you covered. Whether or not you are looking for the perfect cigar, don’t ignore the cocktails or happy hour on Monday, where drinks and smokes are both half off.
It seems everyone is on the hunt for amazing tequila and mezcal these days, especially with all the celeb-backed choices at the store. Lucky Day Tequila & Mezcal House proudly serves small-batch tequilas and rare mezcal under a dazzling canopy of lights. Surf and skate art adorn the walls to celebrate counter culture alongside signature drinks such as the Chica Blanca (rum, elderflower, rose syrup, lime, and egg white) or Escorpion (mezcal, Hawaii chili-infused tequila, agave, sassafras bitters, and muddled cherry).
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