There’s an art to making a cocktail. It’s not just about the technique − it’s about the experience. And there’s no other place that can offer you an experience like Las Vegas. So, if you’re ready to live your best cocktail life, and experience something you can’t anywhere else, let’s get started.
Good for the (Insta)Gram
1. Hotel Bar
The views from the Waldorf Astoria’s 23rd story’s floor-to-ceiling windows are gram-worthy enough on their own. And when you add in drinks from the Vegas-centric menu (how it began, where it has been, and where it is going) like The Paiute, Boulder Dam and the Golden Knight, you’ve got enough to make your friends at home drool over their phones.
From its collection of eclectic art to its canopy of 15,000 twinkling lights, Lucky Day is a treasure trove of Instagrammable moments. The new downtown hot spot also promises mezcal-drenched madness with cocktails like the Escorpion and the Chica Blanca, guaranteeing a picture-perfect night.
Respect the Classics
1. The Laundry Room at Commonwealth
Typically a speakeasy in an old laundry room where you have to know the code to get in (seriously), the Laundry Room has made its way to the main floor of Commonwealth for the foreseeable future. The expanded space is still exclusive with reservations required, and features the resident master mixologists who make a craft out of cocktails, as well as some culinary delights and live music to round out the fun.
2. Herbs & Rye
Award-winning cocktails with an old-school vibe, just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, this steak house features cocktails from every era. If classic cocktails aren’t your thing, ask your bartender to whip up something that will please your taste buds.
Housed in the National Museum for Organized Crim & Law Enforcement, this hidden speakeasy brings you back to the Roaring Twenties. Marvel at the Prohibition-era décor and memorabilia lining the walls and halls, and don’t forget to order some of the moonshine that’s bottled on site.
Specialty Is Their Specialty
This Real Housewives alumnae’s garden oasis is a stunning spot (especially if pink is your color) with superb specialty cocktails, tucked away at Caesars Palace. The innovative craft cocktails include the deep magenta Puff the Magic Dragon and the creamy Pillow Talk. Don’t forget to end the night on a high note with a cocktail from the “Naughty Nightcaps” portion of the menu.
You’ll be immediately entranced by the lounge made up of a curtain of crystals that spans three floors at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Then, you’ll be floored by the distinctive bar experience and menus on each level – giving you three different ways to experience it. Ask for the Verbena (it’s not on any of the menus) and be prepared for a tongue-numbing surprise.
Of all the gin joints in this town, you’ll want to walk into this one at Park MGM and enjoy the largest collection of gin in Las Vegas. The gorgeous lounge offers a curated cocktail program that uses house-made juices and syrups alongside an expertly selected spirits menu – heavy on the gin. Tell them A Little Birdie sent you.
Prepare for upscale elegance upon entering Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge. Delight in sipping vintage champagnes, hand-crafted cocktails, and aromatic wines at the 360-degree bar. With live music and DJs, the energy is palpable and something you won’t want to miss. Get a behind the scenes view from the VEGAS ON team below.
And that’s just the beginning. There’s so much more to explore while you’re in Las Vegas. It’s what makes it such a special place. And whether it’s a drink to end the night, or get it started, cheers to all the glasses you’ll be raising when you’re in town.