Because sometimes you don't want to drop the equivalent cost of one of those Kia Souls all the cool hamsters drive just to get a table at a Vegas club, we rounded up the best places to party -- from lounges, to bourbon bars, to bar-bars -- that won't make you stand idly in lines, wear shiny shirts, or listen to that Deadmau6 dude.
7 NON-club places on the Strip you absolutely need to party at
1. Scarlet Bar4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas
2. Rhumbar3400 las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
3. The Chandelier3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
4. The Bourbon Room3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
5. Rockhouse3535 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
6. VDKA3121 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
7. The Deuce Lounge3730 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
A super-small bar inside the Palms, Scarlet's pouring awesome, fancy 'tails with a menu created by Francesco Lafranconi, one of the world's leading mixologists.
The mojito-heavy bar/ cigar-smoking lounge/ tropical retreat at The Mirage offers a 4000sqft patio where you can sip on great cocktails like the Latin Manhattan.
A classy, multi-level lounge featuring an inhabitable chandelier in The Cosmopolitan. You can go inside to enjoy a hand-crafted 'tail, or just hang out above or below the chandelier to take in the view at either of the other bars.
Neon signage. Disco balls. Girls in pleather. It's not just John Denver's worst nightmare, it's The Bourbon Room, and it's taking things back to the Sunset Strip '80s with live performances, VJ'd music vids from Poison to AC/DC, and enough of the brown to get you rocked on ages.
Rockhouse's 9000sqft of space houses three bars, 83 TVs, pool tables, beer-pong tables, tire swings for the bartenders, and a mechanical bull to top off the overall country/dive bar feel they've got going on. As far as eats are concerned, you can load up on bar food like dogs, build-your-own tacos & sliders, then wash 'em down with creative (read: weirdly) named cocktails like the Baltimore Zoo.
Sip rare vodkas at this spot tucked inside the Encore casino at the Wynn.
Going by day as a 2930sqft, sophisticated lounge with leather couches and flatscreens, The Deuce transforms into a casino and nightclub at night, providing the best in food, drink & entertainment all in one spot.