1. Chandelier Bar
The Chandelier Bar is both class and elegance, shaken and stirred. One of the top-rated cocktail lounges in the city is nestled in the middle of The Cosmopolitan spanning over three floors. Each layer offers a different vibe and menu. It provides one of my favorite atmospheres in Las Vegas and never lets me down. If you’re up for an adventure, order the off-menu Verbena.
Address: The Cosmopolitan 3708 Las Vegas Blvd, South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
2. Atomic Liquors
It’s a chill dive bar with a historical past. This one is a personal favorite. Located in Downtown’s Fremont East, Atomic Liquors is the oldest freestanding bar in all of Las Vegas. Their menu offers a full range of cocktails, food, and draft beer. If you’re in town for the Life Is Beautiful Festival, this is a must.
Address: 917 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
3. 107 SkyLounge
You will see some of the best views of the city and sunsets here. The Stratosphere’s 107 SkyLounge sits atop the city and offers a full menu of delicious cocktails and drink options. Plus, they have a great happy hour! Perfect for a romantic setting, catching up with friends, or getting the evening started.
Address: The Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Just behind Vegas’ volcano sits RHUMBAR, featuring a Caribean outdoor patio. The menu boasts top-shelf rums, frozen daiquiris, mojitos, along with a collection of cigars and hookah. This spot offers the perfect environment for large groups or a couple of friends just hanging out.
Address: The Mirage, 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
If you are looking for a lounge in the heart of The Strip, BOUND, located at The Cromwell is your place. Here you will get a curated menu of cocktails, appetizers, and pizza. My recommendation is to give the Tennessee Squirrel a try featuring Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Whiskey, Amaretto Disaronno, fresh passion fruit, lemon juice and toasted almonds.
Address: The Cromwell, 3595 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
6. The Laundry Room
Be sure to make your reservation before attempting to visit our final spot. You won’t see beer or wine on the menu as you step into the past at The Laundry Room, an invitation-only speakeasy, in Downtown Las Vegas. Here you will not find bartenders, you will find wizards and magicians helping you discover flawlessly crafted cocktails made to blow your mind. The prestige, ambient atmosphere is one-of-a-kind. It sits atop the list of hidden gems in the entire valley.
Address: 525 Fremont St Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
This article has been edited and revised since it was initially posted on January 8, 2015.