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.
Rhumbar At The Mirage:
A Caribbean-inspired cocktail lounge serving up a variety of mojitos, caipirinhas, and margaritas on top of a fine selection of cigars that can be smoked on their expansive outdoor patio. It provides all the benefits of a tropical vacation without the risk of hurricanes/armed robbery/not being 100ft from a Wheel of Fortune
slot machine at all times.
The Chandelier at The Cosmopolitan:
Inside a giant cocoon of over 2 million crystals are three levels providing a unique experience: DJs on the bottom, serious cocktails like Cherry-Smoked Coke with leather-infused Makers Mark in the middle, and chilled-out seating up top where you can view it all.
The Bourbon Room at The Venetian:
Set your flux capacitor to 1.21 jigowatts and head back in time to this '80s bar that features pleather-clad bartenders, a whole lotta neon, and live performances by the cast of Rock of Ages
. When it's all done, you'll wanna hop back in the time machine and get forward to the spot in the future where you don't have a hangover any longer.
The Deuce Lounge at Aria:
This place just oozes sophistication, so be prepared to pretend you know what that word means as you sip bottle service and cocktails custom-crafted based on your taste buds, as well as a full slate of casino gaming including blackjack and roulette.
The Rockhouse at The Venetian:
Expect a rowdier crowd at this 9000sqft "dive bar" that features 83 TVs, beer pong, billiards, a mechanical bull, and a slew of scantily clad waitresses who are always happy to ride said mechanical bull.
VDKA at Encore:
All the vodka you could ever imagine in one very simple place. VDKA is situated right off the casino floor, and is a no-frills paradise serving cocktails featuring bacon-flavored vodka topped with more bacon, plus single shots like the Stoli Elit Pristine Water, which is only 250 bucks, and not exactly water.