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Best Places To Go For a Drink In Las Vegas

July 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Pamela Anderson at keg-tapping celebration for the kickoff of Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas Oktoberfest

This drinkers guide to the best places in Las Vegas to go for a drink will quench all appetites for the perfectly mixed cocktail.

Best Las Vegas Wine Bar

Sommelier Patrick Pretz at the Vox Wine Lounge at 2630 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway and South Eastern Avenue in Henderson has a careful and extensive list of summer wines on site and the best happy hour in town. From Rock ‘n’ Roll Wine Wednesdays to Two-for-One Fridays, the first round of the featured beverage is free from 5-7 p.m. Open 24 hours a day and featuring an exquisite five-course tasting menu, the Vox Lounge is a quality, respected venue for lunch, dinner and late-night.

Best Las Vegas Vodka Bar

The Red Square Bar at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino is known as the premier vodka house on the Strip. Dripping in red velvet and Soviet propaganda art, this commie-style lounge offers an assortment of caviar and other Russian treats in a plush, sophisticated setting. Voted Best Bar in America by Playboy magazine, the Red Square is home to the Vodka Vault, where over 200 vodkas and infusions are chilled to 10 degrees below. They even offer mink coats for trips into the freezer. Open until 4 a.m., the best feature of this Perestroika-inspired lounge is the 25-foot ice bar, designed to keep drinks cool.

Best Las Vegas Beer Bar

Tucked into the elegant Green Valley Ranch Casino, Quinn’s Irish Pub offers Irish stouts and cream ales in a comfortable, classic setting. Never far from a Blackjack table, Quinn’s is next to the poker room and offers quick and tasty pub fare for gamblers on a roll. Light and fun, the Irish band Darby O’Gill and the Little People perform every week, and on Wednesdays, Quinn’s hosts beer games, including the funniest beer pong debauchery this side of the frat house.

The Hofbrauhaus on Paradise Road features beer and entertainment imported directly from Germany, prices aren’t cheap at this colossal restaurant and bar. Nevertheless, the only true imitation of Munich’s famous ale house, the Hofbrauhaus feels like a real German experience, complete with waitresses in lederhosen, a massive sausage menu and leather-clad girls serving Jagermeister with a whip.

Best Las Vegas Martini Bar

Frequently featured on Best of Las Vegas listings, ritzy tapas bar Firefly at 3900 Paradise Road, has been a local hot spot for fashion, feasting and the best martinis for years. Set in a luxurious lounge, the music is provided by local hipster DJs. Firefly’s menu, which draws foodies from all over the world. The martinis, including Stolis with blue cheese olives to fresh fruit infusions, are mixed by classy (not crass) bartenders. Also famous for its pitchers of homemade, three-day aged sangria, Firefly is a gorgeous cocktail-sipping location, complete with a patio and a 3-6 p.m. happy hour with half-off drinks.

Best Las Vegas Scotch Bar

The unconventional Napoleon’s Bar in the Paris Resort and Casino is classically known as a piano and champagne bar (with a selection of over 100 champagnes on the menu). Napoleon’s is a great place to relax and sip a single malt. Their scotch list is long and wide-ranging, and the bartenders have impeccable boozy knowledge to satisfy even the strictest connoisseur. At night, dueling pianos are surprisingly crowd-pleasing and the bar toasts the patrons with free champagne.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 theo // Oct 18, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    26 west horizon ridge parkway and south eastern.
    What does that mean?
    Is it on the south side of horizon ridge or the north side?
    It it on a corner, NE - SW etc.?
    Possibly in such and such shopping center.
    Traffic is a pain in the ass over there, I would like to know exactly where I am going.

  • 2 Anonymous // Apr 30, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    One glass beer in Vegas is different meaning. When I am there, i do that.

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