The majority of people who visit Las Vegas start their experience with the Vegas Strip. The huge casinos can take multiple vacations and many years to explore. Casinos on the Vegas Strip are massive. Many offer enough amenities that you’d need for an entire vacation under one roof. Most of these large casinos offer multiple bars and lounges to enjoy a drink.
We’ll narrow down the options to make it easier to find a great place to have a drink on the Vegas Strip. Some of the options will be at a restaurant, maybe inside a sports book or maybe even the lobby. This long list will start at the south end of the Vegas Strip and move north. Buckle up, this is gonna be a long ride.
Mandalay Bay – Foundation Room – The decor of the bar is gorgeous and the drinks are good. The real win here is the gorgeous patio view of Las Vegas.
Luxor – Centra – Step off the main casino floor but keep the view or turn away and play video poker.
Excalibur – This is a family casino with a lot of children. You’ll probably just go to the closest bar.
Tropicana – Tropicana Lounge – Ample seating, craft cocktails, and even bottle service.
MGM Grand – Whiskey Down – The best whiskey selection on the Vegas Strip. ‘Nuff said.
New York-New York – Nine Fine Irishmen – This is the best Irish Pub on the Vegas Strip and is almost always packed on the weekend.
Monte Carlo – Ignite Lounge – The casino is being renovated but this bar near the Vegas Strip entrance seems to be intact. Ignite offers video poker, blackjack, a lounge and other games.
Aria – Bardot Brasserie – This beautiful bar inside of the French restaurant has great wine and beer options that you won’t find elsewhere in the casino.
*Mandarin Oriental – Mandarin Bar – This isn’t a casino but it’s home to one of the best bars on the Vegas Strip. Mandarin Bar is classy, upscale, has fantastic drinks, and a great view.
Cosmopolitan – Chandelier Bar – Currently my favorite bar on the Vegas Strip. I prefer the ground level because it’s open to the casino. Head to level 1.5 or 2 for a more intimate setting.
Planet Hollywood – Tipsy Robot – Head past Starbucks into the Miracle Mile Shops and watch the robot arms make you a mixed drink. It’s unlike any other bar in Las Vegas.
Paris – Le Central – This open air bar and lounge is massive with multiple seating options and views. Sit at the bar for video poker and TV or head to the lounge to relax.
Bally’s – Indigo Lounge – Most of your drink options at Bally’s are on the casino floor. Step into the Indigo Lounge for a totally different environment.
Bellagio – Petrossian Bar – This bar is just off the lobby and has great service, fantastic drinks, and a pianist most of the day and evening. All class at the Bellagio.
Caesars Palace – Monte Cristo – The bartenders at this cigar bar probably make the best drinks inside this massive casino and mall.
The Cromwell – Bound – This cocktail bar is just off the casino floor and offers an escape from the chaos of the Vegas Strip.
Flamingo – Margaritaville – Walk into the suntan lotion scented casino and head to the bar and restaurant for a rockin’ good time.
The Linq (casino) – Tag Bar – Over 100 different beers available make this one of the best collections of beer on the Vegas Strip. Many of the beers are complimentary if you play video poker.
Harrah’s – Piano Bar – Karaoke, dueling pianos, Big Elvis and more free entertainers with a view of the Vegas Strip.
Casino Royale – Sports Bar – This low roller casino is known for their $1 Michelob Ultra. This is where you’ll grab em.
The Venetian – Public House – This bar is small but they have a fantastic beer selection that you won’t find anywhere else at The Venetian.
The Mirage – Rhumbar – Enjoy an assortment of rum drinks outdoors in the fresh Las Vegas air. Ahhhhhhh!
The Palazzo – Lavo Lounge – The restaurant is off the casino floor but the lounge always has a good vibe for a drink or two.
Wynn – Parasol Up – This casino bar and lounge is open to the casino floor but feels secluded at the same time. Great service as you’d expect at this award winning casino.
Encore – Eastside Lounge – Nice relaxing lounge during the day. Great people watching begins just as the lounge is closing.
SLS Las Vegas – Umami Burger, sports book and beer garden – This is a unique combination of a bar, restaurant, sportsbook with a patio on the Vegas Strip.
Stratosphere – Level 107 – Amazing views of Las Vegas!
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
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