With the average Las Vegas nightclub cover charge ranging from $20 - $30 weeknights and up to $100 on the weekend. It can get very expensive to socialize and have a drink or two.
If you do your homework properly, you can have a great evening of dancing, entertainment and drinks without paying the hefty cover charge of nightclubs.
One of Las Vegas best kept secrets is the ultra lounge and bars. Every hotel along the Vegas strip has a free lounge. Some with nightly live entertainment and about 90 percent of them have no cover and no drink minimum. Just beware that seats are limited and fill up quickly so arrive early to ensure a seat.
Here is a list of what we consider the hottest spots to enjoy Las Vegas nightlife.
Classic jazz and superb cocktails is the hallmark of the Baccarat Bar at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. With a view of exciting casino action, this lounge is a great place to seat back and relax.
Mon - Sun Open 24 Hours
A great alternative to Las Vegas nightclubs, Lily Bar & Lounge is an elite 3,393-square-foot retreat that offers a unique seasonal cocktail menu and inspired music mixed by top DJs.
Mon - Sun 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Happy Hour: Monday thru Thursday 5:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Top 40 Music (DJ Set) Every Friday & Saturday 10:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Enjoy an evening of Las Vegas nightlife at the Alto Bar. Featuring classic cocktails, private booths and personal televisions with audio. Live DJs spin tunes and keep the party going from 9 PM to 4 AM Friday and Saturday nights.
Cover Price: None
Hours: Daily 10 AM - 2 AM
Located adjacent to Omnia Nightclub
VISTA Cocktail Lounge is a relaxed nightclub alternative. Thrill at the programmed skylines from around the world are projected on high-tech LED screens. Relax and drink a Manhattan with the Manhattan skyline behind you as DJs enhance the atmosphere, playing tracks that span all genres.
Daily 12 PM - 2 AM; Happy Hour Sun. - Thurs. 5 PM - 7 PM
Contact Number (702) 731-7852
The energy at this Las Vegas bar keeps you in the party mood all night long. While you are there, grab a drink, people-watch and jam to today's Top 40 hits.
Hours: Daily 24 Hours
Cover Price: None
Contact Number 702-785-5555
O'Sheas is one of the Strip's favorite party destination. There's a 50-plus beer selection, live entertainment, beer pong tournaments, a bustling outdoor bar and let's not forget Lucky the Leprechaun.
O'Sheas Bar is attached to both The LINQ Hotel and Casino's casino floor as well as the outdoor LINQ Promenade.
Daily Open 24 Hours
Fuel up the night with cocktails and hard rockin' fun at the hottest classic rock bar in Las Vegas, featuring a display of custom-designed motorcycles. Whether a live band or cutting edge DJ, Octane is the place to be every Friday and Saturday.
Located on Excalibur's Castle Walk at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino
This full-service bar and lounge offers karaoke Thursday and Sunday from 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM.
There is also live music on Friday and Saturdays 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM and 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM.
Mon - Fri 10:30 AM - 4:30 AM
Sat - Sun Open 24 Hours
An open-air street party at the center of the Strip, Carnaval Court is the place to hang day or night. Enjoy music from live bands and DJs who keep the crowds smiling and grooving. Sit back, grab a drink and enjoy a show from the coolest flair bartenders plus the entertainers on stage.
Daily 12 PM - 3 AM
Cover Price: No entry fee
Some of the best Las Vegas lounge acts are at the Piano Bar. The Piano Bar offers a full slate of live, interactive shows including Big Elvis, the Saxman Duo, Rusty's All-Star Karaoke and Dueling Pianos.
Sun. - Thurs.2pm - 1am
Fri. - Sat.12pm - 4am
Cover Price: Varies (702) 369-5000
With its swirling views from the top of Delano Las Vegas, this stylish lounge is the perfect place to relax while indulging in one of our specialty cocktails that are as awe inspiring as the scenic neon lights below.
Skyfall Lounge, located adjacent to Rivea
Mon - Thu, Sun 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location: 63rd Floor of Mandalay Bay
Mon - Sun 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Reduced Cover with RSVP
Centrifuge, the circular bar and lounge at MGM Grand features a progressive music program and choreographed dance numbers. This 77-seat bar located near the entrance from the Las Vegas Strip, offers specialty cocktails infused with fruit from each of MGM Grand's signature restaurants.
Open Mon - Sun 4:00 PM - 4:00 AM
DJ Nights at Centrifuge
Dance the night away as the DJ spins today's top hits while enjoying cocktail specials at Centrifuge.
When: Friday – Sunday
Time: 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Whiskey and DJs at Whiskey Down
Dance to today's top hits spun by local DJs while enjoying an impressive selection of more than 100 rare and fine whiskies.
When: Tuesday and Wednesday
Time: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Downtown Las Vegas' best-kept secret is the stylish, intimate Rush Lounge at the Golden Nugget. A contemporary lounge in the center of all the casino action. Grab a signature drink, play blackjack, watch TV or listen to an eclectic mix of live bands until the morning hours.
Sunday - Thursday 6pm to 2am
Friday & Saturday 6pm to 4am
Located on the casino floor, this intimate lounge creates a warm, cozy atmosphere where guests relax while enjoying live jazz and swing music and refreshing cocktails.
Open daily Sunday - Friday 5pm - 2am
Saturday 5pm - 3am
Phone (877) 603-4390
This casino lounge is the ideal vantage point for people-watching, socializing or just taking a break. Interlude offers aposh Las Vegas lounge experience featuring $3 vodka cocktails, beer specials and free entertainment.
Friday from 7 PM - 3 AM,
Saturday from 9 PM - 3 AM and
Sunday from 9 PM - 11:30 PM.
Located on level 107, the SkyLounge is the perfect place to enjoy your favorite cocktail or beer in the view of the unique and spectacular 360° panoramic Las Vegas Skyline. The DJ spins for an evening of surprising delights. Come for signature cocktails and specialty drinks.
Open Daily from 4pm - 3am
Happy Hour - Daily | 4pm - 7pm
Late Night DJs - Wednesday-Sunday | 11pm - 3am
No cover charge
Enjoy Live DJs every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night following the shows at the Park Theater.
When: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Time: 10 p.m. – close
Beerhaus' concerts by the bar provide guests with live Music/DJ entertainment.
When: Friday and Saturday
Time: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Flirt Lounge is a perfect spot for men and women alike to have a little fun, fantasy and, of course, flirting. Women go to Flirt, looking for a little harmless flirting with some of the hottest gentlemen in the Vegas Valley.
The lounge is open to the public on Weekdays from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, and Weekends from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
I-Bar features 360-degree plasma screens pulsing to the beats of soulful house and down tempo flavors of the world throbbing harder and spiraling faster as the night progresses. Patrons, and staff alike, arrest the senses and captivate the imagination while sophisticated cocktailing and club service take center stage in a breathtaking, eclectic fusion of sight, sound and vision.
Open nightly at 4 p.m.; Ultra Lounge begins at 10 p.m. 702-777-6869
Take the elevator to the 51st floor of the Masquerade Tower and enjoy the extraordinary views of the Las Vegas Strip while you sip on one of the VooDoo Lounge's award-wining cocktails and dance the night away. Top 40, Hip Hop and House and Live bands performance on special nights
Hours: Open Nightly
Sun. - Thurs. 8 pm – 2 am
Fri. - Sat. 8 pm - 3 am
8 pm - 10 pm: Free Admission
Sun - Thur,
10 pm - Close: $10 Women/$20 Men | Local ladies FREE with NV ID
Fri & Sat 10 pm - Close: $20 Women/$30 Men
Located 20 minutes southeast of the Strip is a 1940's burlesque-style bar and lounge at Green Valley Ranch resort. A popular hangout for celebrities looking to escape the scene on the Strip. DJ spins your favorite hits every weekend
Open daily (702) 617-7777
Zesty atmosphere and cocktails. Serving more than 100 varieties of tequila, margaritas, sangria and other specialty drinks.
Open: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Friday & Saturday; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Sunday
Cocktails and conversation in the heart of the Treasure Island casino. Casual setting. Open 24 hours
Mist Bar & Lounge
Best described as a casual and stylish setting for cocktails, conversation and relaxed atmosphere, Mist Bar and Lounge is an inviting nightspot. With the charm and comfort of a neighborhood bar, and the classic elegance of old school Las Vegas. This hip bar and lounge aims to attract a lively mix of cool guests seeking a stylish yet casual setting
Open: Mon – Fri: 5 p.m. – 4 a.m.; Sat – Sun: 2 p.m. – 4 a.m. 702-894-7330
The Tropicana LoungeStop at the Tropicana Lounge to enjoy a beer or signature cocktail. The Tropicana Lounge offers free live music as well as Happy Hour and game-day specials. The ideal place for mixing and mingling with good friends or new friends.
Hours: 24 hours
Admission: No cover charge. Must be 21 years of age or older.
Don't let the name fool you. There is nothing hostile about this wine lounge. This is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and socialize with friends in a comfortable, fun atmosphere.
Open 3pm - 11pm Suns; 5pm - 11pm Mon - Thurs;
4pm - 2am Fri - Sat; (702) 797 - 1000