Los Angeles Times columnist Jenn Harris suggests the best bars in Las Vegas to try the best cocktails.
If you are in the United States and more precisely in the famous Las Vegas, you will surely have to make a detour to get the best cocktails in town, in addition to accompanying them with excellent food. The city boasts excellent bars ranging from speakeasy (speakeasy) bars to creative bars on the famous Strip.
Some of the best bars in Las Vegas
The Underground Speakeasy and Distillery | Mob Museum, Downtown Las Vegas
The Mob Museum is home to the Underground Speakeasy, as well as a distillery that creates three types of moonshine. To gain access you’ll need a password that they post on Instagram stories from the bar. As for drinks, The Bathtub Fizz is an original cocktail created with Ha’Penny Rhubarb Gin and served in a miniature tub, priced at $14.
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300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101, United States
Best Friend Park MGM
A cool, chilled cocktail like the Henny & Cola tastes like a slushy Coke with Hennessy. On the other hand, Best Friend offers the Apple Bomb Crown Royal, and the Orange Dreamsicle with vanilla vodka. Each cocktail is priced at $17 and you can add a shot for an additional $6.
3770 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Dorsey Cocktail Bar
For punch lovers, the Dorsey offers the Green Street. Fresh cucumber and apple, lime juice, vodka, mint and sparkling water… a green and refreshing wonder. To share, priced at $90.
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3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rosina Cocktail Lounge
At the bar of the Rosina Cocktail Lounge, another of the best bars in Las Vegas located at the Palazzo Hotel, you’ll find the perfect place to sip classic cocktails: Old Fashioned, Martini, Mai Tai, French 75…. And the Manhattan, which has a peculiar fame in this bar. The cocktail recipe can vary according to taste and they also make it according to the different variations that exist around the world and that have been created over time of this classic cocktail, such as the earliest, with rye, red vermouth, a few strips of bitters and cherry garnish. Count $18 per cocktail.
3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
HEXX Kitchen – Paris Hotel and Casino
You can’t say you’ve been to Las Vegas without tasting a Bloody Mary. HEXX’s Colossal Bloody Mary is the equivalent of breakfast, as it’s loaded with everything you need to recover from the night before. Alaskan crab, jumbo shrimp, bacon bob, peppers, pickled vegetables, tomato and blocks of cheddar cheese. Not to forget, the bunch of celery. An impressive drink to look at, surprising not only for its garnish but also for its taste, created with basil infused vodka, tomato juice with horseradish. Count $45 per drink.
3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Chandelier – The Cosmopolitan
For more originality, at the Chandelier, one of the best bars in Las Vegas, former head mixologist Mariena Mercer created the We’re All Mad Here cocktail, inspired by the conversation between Alice and the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.
This cocktail is structured and presented in three parts. First, we are offered a bottle with a gin potion, labeled “Drink Me”. Second we are offered a glass with cardamom syrup, ginger and Chardonnay, lychee and elderflower liqueurs, apple rose water and lemon juice. Third and last is a piece of dehydrated pineapple leaf, tied to the glass and with an inscription “Eat me”. Just pour the gin into the glass and you will see the drink turn fuchsia. Taste the cocktail, eat the pineapple flower and you will enter another dimension! Count $20 per drink.
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.