Is It 5 O'Clock Yet? 7 Spots to Find the Best Drink in Las Vegas

  • 01 of 07

    Bourbon and Cigars at Montecristo at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

    Whiskey and Cigars in Las Vegas
    Zeke Quezada

    There are no shortages of bars in Las Vegas so how do you pick and choose where you’ll sit down and dissolve into your Vegas mindset with your drink of choice?  Easy, you don’t make a quick decision, you research. You drink. You sample. You taste. Only then, after a visit to a few fine establishments do you consider one spot to do your serious drinking.

    After all, your cocktails, beers and bourbon shots demand that you not take them lightly. In fact, you should probably have more than one drink at each place you stop in to, once again, remember, this is Las Vegas it demands your “A” game.  

    Dissolving into a large leather couch should be part of your Las Vegas vacation but if you really want to validate your intent on finding relaxation and hedonism you need to find that seat at Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace. With an expansive bourbon selection and humidor holding some of the best cigars available in Las Vegas, you are bound to submerge yourself into a Vegas mindset quite quick.  The main room up front has the giant screens for the guys who need to utilize sports for relaxation but the back rooms are classy, virtually smoke-free and perfect for a date night rendezvous. Oh, and the bourbon selection is ideal for anyone who really has a love affair with the brown water.

    Open daily: Monday - Thursday 10 ​am - Midnight, Friday - Sunday 10 am - 2 am, Happy Hour Monday - Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm

  • 02 of 07

    Beers With a View at Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas

    Beer Sampling at Beer Park Las Vegas
    Zeke Quezada

     With a view of the Fountains of Bellagio and the Las Vegas strip, this outdoor beer garden is a destination worthy of more than a single visit. They have over 100 beers to choose from as well as a menu that includes more than your typical bar food favorites. There is a smoker on the premises and that thing is pumping out pulled pork, brisket, and sausages. If you include the bar games around the joint and the televisions for watching games you realize that you might need more than just a couple of hours to figure out if this is your new go-to spot for cocktails. 

    Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas, Open daily Mon-Fri 11 am - Close, Sat-Sun 9 am - Close

  • 03 of 07

    Mixology Magic at Fusion at Palazzo Las Vegas

    Ingredients at Fusion Mixology Bar Las Vegas
    Zeke Quezada

    It’s hard not to get excited about a cocktail program where the passion for exploration and creativity are on display each and every day. Walk up to Fusion Mixology Bar at Palazzo Las Vegas and you’ll instantly be impressed by the concoctions behind the bar. Ask a bartender to make you a drink and soon you are answering questions about taste profiles and preferences from liquor to sensory expectations. If you want sweet or sour, strong or mild, white or brown they have it for you and they can mix it as well. 

    Fusion Mixology Bar Pallazzo Las Vegas, Open Daily

  • 04 of 07

    Champagne at Mr. Chow at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

    The Bar at Mr. Chow Las Vegas

    Some of us need beer while others need bourbon and a few select fancy drinkers would rather have some bubbles to get their Vegas mindset going. For that you head into Mr. Chow at Caesars Palace, they offer a Social Hour that is all about Champagne. Sunday through Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm guests have a choice of champagnes to choose from while lounging at the bar in their sleek restaurant at Caesars Palace.  The featured Social Hour Champagnes include:

    • Krug Grande Cuvee - $35/glass and $75/half bottle
    • Moet Chandon Rose - $25/glass
    • Moet Chandon Imperial - $15/glass

    Mr. Chow Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Social Hour Sunday - Thursday 5 pm to 7 pm

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  • 05 of 07

    Sports Bar and Beer at The LINQ

    TAG Sports Bar Las Vegas
    Zeke Quezada

    You’ll find a massive list of beers on display behind the bar, over 200, and countless television monitors around the room for those needing their sports fix. Interactive gaming tables are set up and a VIP area is great for lounging. For the beer lovers TAG Sports Bar is convenient and no-nonsense. Located right near the entrance to The LINQ and right off of the strip, this is a perfect pit stop for hydration during a Las Vegas walking adventure. 

    TAG Sports Bar, LINQ Las Vegas, Open Daily

  • 06 of 07

    Cocktails With a Conscious at Rx Boiler Room Las Vegas

    Rx Boiler Room Las Vegas
    Zeke Quezada

    Tucked in a corner of the Mandalay Place shopping center and above RM Seafood this haven for mixology groupies is where you go when you want a cocktail that is not only carefully crafted but extremely well thought out. The crew behind the bar is manipulating ingredients as well as getting very creative with equal parts exotic and familiar. You’ll have a cocktail that is rooted in creativity, passion and a love for a good drink. 

    Rx Boiler Room Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, Open Daily 5 pm to 11 pm

  • 07 of 07

    Bologna and Beer at Harrah's Las Vegas

    Beer at Harrah's

    There is nothing fancy about a place that has a bologna sandwich on the menu and serves beer in mason jars and that is precisely the reason why you need to see if it is where you’ll spend your Las Vegas nights drinking beers and listening to country music. If you head in on game day expect plenty of televisions tuned into the important games and a small betting kiosk that allows you to drop a few chips on your favorite team. The bar area is good for a drink but beware of the high top tables with poles on them. Yes, those poles are for more than just stability, if you know what I mean. 

    Toby Keith's I Love This Bar, Harrah's Las Vegas, Sun-Thu 11:30 am-2 am, Fri & Sat 11:30 am-3 am