Every casino in Las Vegas has at least one place to grab a drink. Most casinos on the Vegas Strip have many multiple bars because the resorts are so large. That’s not always the case in downtown Las Vegas where the casinos are older and smaller. Some casinos only have one or two bars.
Today we’ll look at the best bar or two at each casino in downtown Las Vegas.
El Cortez – Parlour Bar – This bar is somewhat hidden in the center of the casino. It’s semi-closed off so there’s a sense of privacy. The Parlour bar feels like a throwback with big leather chairs. There’s free entertainment here every month and plenty of drink specials with great bartenders.
The D – Vue Bar – Long Bar gets most of the attention because it’s so prominent on the main casino bar. Vue Bar is located on the second floor in the Vintage Casino. The experience mirrors the vibe of the mellower casino floor. What the bar lacks in beer selection it makes up for with attentive bartenders and sometimes heavy pours.
California – Holo Holo and Sports Lounge – The casino floor was renovated last year and both of the bars are great. Sports fans should visit the sports lounge and sports book. If you need time away from sports head to Holo Holo.
Main Street Station – Boar’s Head Bar – This bar is located just off the casino floor near the table games. Great service and cheap house made craft beer from 777 Brewery are good reasons to visit this bar. This bar also offers great video poker pay tables if you’re looking to gamble a little.
Fremont – The Filament – This is the newest bar at the Fremont Casino and is located near the 3rd street stage entrance. They have the best beer selection at the casino along with signature cocktails and plenty of options for drinks to go that you won’t find at the other bars.
Binions – Whiskey Licker – One thing this casino doesn’t lack is a place to get a drink. This bar is technically outside of the casino. The attached bar has a patio so that you can grab a seat and enjoy the fresh air and the fun at the Fremont Street Experience.
Four Queens – Patio Bar – This 60 seat bar wraps around the outside of the casino. Unlike Binion’s, this patio has easy access in and out of the casino. It sits right next to the very active 3rd street stage at the Fremont Street Experience. Enjoy entertainment on the stage or just people watching in the center of the action.
Golden Nugget – Bar 46 – This is one of the more flexible casino bars you’ll find anywhere in Las Vegas. Play machines at the bar inside or grab a seat on the patio outside on the Fremont Street Experience. There are even a couple of soft benches next to the bar if you’d rather stay inside but sit away from the bar.
Golden Gate – Bar Prohibition – This is the only bar inside Golden Gate Casino. Good thing this is one of the better bars in downtown Las Vegas. Great drinks, great bartenders and it’s located two feet from the blackjack tables.
Plaza – Sports Book Bar – By its name you know that this bar is located near the sports book. It’s relatively quiet unless there are big games in the sports book. This bar stands out because of good video poker and proximity to the sports book and Pop-Up Pizza.
Downtown Grand – Citrus Pool Deck – The pool is six stories above the street and offers a nice relaxing respite from the chaos that makes downtown Las Vegas so much fun.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.