We know enjoying a cocktail is one of the best ways to begin an evening of entertainment on the Strip, especially when your eyes are glistening from the lights of Vegas. Our expectations for finely crafted cocktails are as high as our expectations for Vegas shows – constant entertainment to the very last drop, and a presentation to wow us! We’re thankful there is not just a handful, but an endless number of bars creating works of art at your fingertips to sip throughout the night. From Fremont Street to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, we’ve selected a few of our favorites for their unique vibe, expert craftsmanship of cocktail art and, of course, the best-tasting cocktail menus in the game. So skip the simple glass of wine in favor of rum and gin and bitters – oh my!
Oak & Ivy
707 Fremont St. Las Vegas, NV
Located in: Downtown Container Park
The vibe: friendly, laid back, quirky
We recommend the Overnight Billionaire, The Hot Buttered Chocolate or the Smoke, Spice and Nothing Nice. Grab a seat outside and sip under the stars in the laid-back vibe of Container Park for a fun, easygoing start to your evening.
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV
Located at: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The vibe: ornate, sparkling, trendy
Definitely don’t miss the Verbena, which is off-menu but makes your mouth tingly and numb for a short time; a delicious and a rare experience. We also love the Flora and Fauna, Finishing School and, of course, Becky with the Good Hair. Each level of the bar has a different drink menu, so be sure to hop around and explore this trendy spot for all of its fun surprises and uniquely crafted cocktails.
Frankie’s Tiki Room
1712 W Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
Located at: Just off the Strip
The vibe: dive-y, quirky, themed
We love a themed cocktail bar as much as we love a jukebox musical. So let us introduce Frankie’s, a Tiki bar you could only imagine in your long-lost island dreams. We recommend the Wai’anae Wipeout or the Fink Bomb that will leave you feeling like you’ve been transported to a blue ocean, sandy beach escape. It’s a dive, and a whole lot of fun!