One of my favorite things to do in Vegas is to find a spot on the Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard), order my favorite beverage and people watch! Luckily, there are tons of places on the Strip to grab a drink.
Whether you’re just looking for a casual spot with nice views, places that offer fun and outrageous drinks or the best happy hours, we’ve scoped out the hot spots for you to try.
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Places with the Best Views
Foundation Room – Mandalay Bay
Get yourself to the top of the Mandalay Bay and have the perfect view of the Strip looking all the way north. The balcony is small, but worth it for the views.
This lounge is also the perfect spot for those who want a little more upbeat after dinner action, but not interested in a full blown nightclub.
Skyfall Lounge – Delano
Take the elevator on the side of the building up to the 64th floor for outdoor rooftop views.
This lounge has floor to ceiling windows that look directly out onto the Strip and also has an outdoor area.
The cocktail menu is small but focused, so you know you’re in for some high quality drinks.
Mayfair Supper Club – Bellagio
The prohibition speakeasy vibes at this lounge are some of the best in Las Vegas.
Enjoy a vintage atmosphere with cabaret-style jazz-focused live entertainment with views of the Bellagio fountains right in front of you.
As far as drinks go, you won’t find a better classic cocktail in Las Vegas anywhere else. The Manhattan was the favorite of the evening for both of us!
Beer Park – Paris Hotel
A casual rooftop vibes, the perfect place for beer lovers to grab a pint and watch the game!
Sit at the bartop to be directly across from the Bellagio fountain show.
And if you’re visiting in peak summer heat, no worries. There are plenty of fans, misters and air conditioned areas to keep you cool.
If you need something to munch on, the menu items are a perfect accompaniment to your pints. Think typical ballpark food but Vegas style.
Cabo Wabo – Planet Hollywood
This is one of my favorite spots to people watch on the Las Vegas strip. It’s a busy area, and if you sit on the patio bar top, you’re directly above all the action.
Sometimes you just need to rest your feet, grab a margarita, chips and salsa and enjoy some free entertainment. Cabo Wabo is the perfect people-watching spot on the Strip.
Mon Ami Gabi – Paris Hotel
For a little more upscale vibe with one of the best patio views in all of Las Vegas, Mon Ami Gabi is where it’s at.
They nail Mimosas and classy European drinks, but it’s the view of the Bellagio fountains that really takes the cake.
I highly recommend reservations, and patio-seating is first come first serve even if you have a reservation. But if you plan for an earlier brunch, you should have no problem getting a prime spot. Plus you’ll beat the heat of the day.
Parasol Down – the Wynn
For a more relaxing atmosphere in a quiet, yet lively setting, visit Parasol Down.
An enchanting cocktail bar with great views of the waterfall and lake show.
The whimsical, Parisian vibes make you forget you’re in Sin City. The cranberry mojito is a must try.
The High Roller – the Linq Promenade
Enjoy happy hour high up in the sky!
Purchase the happy half hour tickets where your viewing pod not only comes with amazing views of the Strip but a bartender and an open bar! (and don’t worry, they know they only have 30 minutes so they work fast).
Places with Fun Drinks
Chandelier Bar – the Cosmopolitan
Home to the chandelier that spans 3 levels, this bar is one of the most popular places to grab a drink on the Vegas strip.
I recommend ordering the secret drink not found on the menu. It’s called the Verbena.
It’s almost like a margarita but more savory and includes a special (edible) flower that numbs your tongue and the inside of your mouth for an entirely different tasting experience.
Ghost Donkey – the Cosmopolitan
This is a hidden speakeasy located on the third floor of the Cosmopolitan at the end of the food court.
It’s a fun experience to search out and and find what’s behind the unassuming location. Most of the drinks are tequila or mezcal based.
It’s a cool spot but not my favorite.
While I’ve included it in my list of most overrated places in Vegas, an article about the best places to drink in Vegas can’t not include a Ghost Donkey mention.
O’Shea’s – the Linq Promenade
O’Shea’s is the place in Las Vegas where you will find the famous frozen Baileys drink. You can order it at the walk-up window and take it to go.
For ten bucks it’s the perfect drink on a hot day. Or sit inside at the bar and you can order it as your free drink as long as you’re gambling.
Places with Cheapest Drinks
There are all kinds of deals on drinks and happy hours to be found. But if you enjoy gambling (whether it’s penny slots or table games), you can get all the free drinks you want in the casino.
Fuel Bar – Bally’s
Fuel Bar is an underrated and overlooked place for cheap drinks on the Strip.
They always offer buy one get one, so you can grab 2 of your favorite cocktails for usually $10 to $15.
Not a bad deal for being right on the Strip. Also, the bartenders are very entertaining and put on a great show!
The casino bars at Casino Royale offer all kinds of bottled beer for only $3. The atmosphere is old school, but the dive bar vibes offer a nice change from the more bougie hotels on the Strip.
Walgreens or CVS
Buying your alcoholic drinks at the convenience stores or pharmacies is the best way to save money. Since there are no container laws, you can openly drink on the Las Vegas Strip.
This also applies to the Fremont Street Experience in downtown. You can pay for your beer or alcoholic beverage of choice at the cashier, walk out the door and crack it open and walk in and out of casinos and shops.
One of my favorite places in Las Vegas to watch the sunset with a drink in hand is from the pedestrian bridge that connects the Flamingo to the Bellagio.
The color pop from the lights and the cotton candy sky are stunning.
Stage Door Casino – behind the Flamingo Hotel
While not ‘technically’ on the Strip, the Stage Door Casino is worth an honorable mention. Why? Because they are home to $1 beers!
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