Las Vegas is a mixologist's paradise. The world's most renowned bartenders and craft cocktail creators make their way to Sin City's many hotels, bars, clubs, lounges and restaurants to prove their chops and train with other alcohol aficionados. Whether you're looking for the perfect margarita or a more unique twist on the classic cocktail, you're sure to find the perfect spot to get your drink on in this MetroWize-approved list of the Best Mixology & Craft Cocktail Bars in Vegas.
Ready to drink up? Read on for the top spots to sip on Sin City's best cocktail concoctions.
4321 W Flamingo Rd
Meet Scarlet, the newest mixology and high end liquor bar at Palms Casino Resort. Developed by the N9ne Group with world-renowned mixologist Francesco Lafranconi at its helm, Scarlet specializes in unique infused spirits and specialty cocktails. Scarlet takes on a laidback speakeasy vibe and chic decor, embodying Sin City's classic cocktail culture - sultry stylings and classy lounge-seating fill the subtle 200 square-foot space with room to spare. Perfect for a quick drink on your way to the pool or relaxed sip and swirl before a round of roulette, Scarlet is a much-appreciated addition to the Palms.
Favorite Cocktail: Abandon Ship
Hours: Daily 5pm - 2am
111 Las Vegas Blvd S
An intimate cocktail room and speakeasy in the heart of Las Vegas, Downtown Cocktail Room is 3,000 square feet of warm bohemian-chic décor with the sexiest libations in the city. D.C.R. has quickly become Las Vegas’ most prominent and respected cocktail bar with seasonal menus and amazing hand-crafted cocktails. Sit down at the bar, order up your creative concoction and chill out to the music from the bar's resident DJs.
Favorite Cocktail: Orthodox Caveman
Hours: Mon-Sat 4pm - 2am
3713 West Sahara Avenue
While Herbs & Rye is more of an Italian restaurant than a cocktail bar, the master mixologists at the venue know the ropes when it comes to crafting tasty boozy beverages. The expertly prepared cocktail menu provides guests with many unique and gourmet drink options without all the glitz, glam and attitude that you find at most Vegas cocktail bars. Stop by during their happy hour to treat yourself without breaking the bank.
Favorite Cocktail: The Ward Eight
Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm - 3am
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S
This breathtaking bar at the Cosmopolitan Hotel combines chic decor with deliciously designed cocktails. If you feel like spending an afternoon lazily people-watching at one of the most luxurious watering holes in Sin City, head over to the Chandelier for a drink (or three) and some good times. The bar offers three levels that all provide unique experiences complete with art, music and more.
Favorite Cocktail: Fire-Breathing Dragon Martini
Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm - 3am
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
Hyde Bellagio is one of Las Vegas' most premium lounges, giving club hoppers and more casual partiers an upscale place to sip on fancy drinks, listen to music, dance and schmooze with other beautiful people. The intimate atmosphere provides guests with the opportunity to truly savor the gourmet cocktails designed by the lounge's highly-trained mixologists.
Favorite Cocktail: Caribbean Snowflake
Hours: Tues, Fri-Sat 10pm - 4am
3732 Las Vegas Blvd S
Sage, at the Aria, is a classy Mediterranean restaurant that specializes in signature craft cocktails and high-end spirits. Mirroring the chef's commitment to seasonality, cutting-edge mixologists infuse fresh fruit purees, boutique liquors and home-made bitters into daily cocktail offerings. Besides the amazing list of seasonal cocktails, Sage also features an absinthe cart with several varieties of recently-legalized absinthe.
Favorite Cocktail: Desert Shrub
Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm - 11pm
107 E Charleston Blvd
If you're looking to get away from all of the flashing lights, noise and debauchery of the Strip, head over to Bar+Bistro at the Arts Factory for a new take on the classic craft cocktail. The talented mixology masters behind the bar will whip you up tasty, Latin-infused drink with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients - choose from one of the bar's specialty drinks or sample their classic mojitos and martinis.
Favorite Cocktail: Margorilla
Hours: Mon, Sat 11 am - 1 am; Tue-Thu 11 am - 10 pm; Fri 11 am - 12 am; Sun 11 am - 8 pm
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S
Featuring a rotating menu of signature cocktails based on long-forgotten recipes, Vesper Bar is the place to go for the perfect drink mixed with style and grace. Surrounded by mirrored tiles and centering on an ornate, wooden liquor cabinet, Vesper Bar exudes classic charm in a contemporary setting. Although the bar is fairly small and quiet, the calm atmosphere gives you the perfect chance to chat up the bartenders about their extensive mixology skills.
Favorite Cocktail: Hot Mule
Hours: Mon-Sun 4pm - 12am
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S
Rhumbar is the Mirage's premier rum bar and mixology lounge, providing guests with contemporary indoor and outdoor lounge atmospheres in the heart of the Strip. It doesn't really matter what you order at Rhumbar - you can't go wrong with any of their classic and innovative concoctions. Perfect for a Sunday night to chill out and feel the Caribbean vibe, Rhumbar is your go-to low-key mixology bar in Vegas.
Favorite Cocktail: Spanish Trampoline
Hours: Mon-Tue, Sun 12 pm - 1 am; Wed-Fri 12 pm - 2 am; Sat 10 am - 2 am
3325 Las Vegas Blvd S
If you just walked by Fusion, you might not think much of it - as a standalone bar in the middle of the Palazzo's main casino floor, you wouldn't expect the bar to offer such amazing drinks. Fusion is a Latin-inspired Mixology Bar featuring drinks from Mexico, Trinidad, Brazil and Peru made from Tequila, Rum, Cachaca and Pisco. The cocktails are made-to-order by trained mixologists using fresh fruits and plenty of muddled ingredients.
Favorite Cocktail: Gondolier Blanco
Hours: Sun-Thurs 10 am - 2 am; Fri-Sat 6am-6am
3752 Las Vegas Blvd S
Exclusively located on the 23rd floor of the hotel, Mandarin Bar boasts the best views of the city in an ultra chic scene. Surrounded by the radiant lights of the Las Vegas skyline, visitors can enjoy signature cocktails far above the mayhem and debauchery of the Strip. With a creative drink menu, live music and stunning panoramic views, Mandarin Bar is the place to mix and mingle above it all.
Favorite Cocktail: Lychee Smash
Hours: Mon-Thu 5 pm - 1 am; Fri-Sat 5 pm - 2 am
Want more info on Vegas mixology? Check out our guide to the Best Mixologists in Las Vegas!
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