The Best Happy Hours in Your Las Vegas Neighborhood
Yeah, Las Vegas can get pretty expensive. Especially compared to the old days of deep hotel discounts, penny slots, and free casino drinks. That's why we seem to appreciate happy hour a little more these days. The ones on the Strip and Downtown help ease the burden of vacation budgets, while those in the surrounding residential areas provide a welcome respite. Check out our neighborhood guide to the best happy hours all over the valley -- and then some.
Milos Cellar & Inn
When: Monday-Friday from 3-6pm
The deal: This charming wine bar an all-week happy hour with a tapas menu that includes shrimp and calamari cocktail, stuffed grape leaves, meatballs, and caprese salad kabobs for $5. Spend a little more for the bruschetta crostinis with tri-tip steak for $5.99. The most popular drink by far is the house red or white sangria -- $5 a serving during happy hour. Stop by on Monday for $9 martinis 4pm-close.
When: Daily from 2-5pm
The deal: Head to the Best Western for a hefty lineup of craft beer at The Tap. Each brew is $2 off during the daily happy hour and the price on the addictive spicy Buffalo Poutine is cut from $12 down to $5.
When: Monday-Friday from 5-6pm and 10pm-close
The deal: One of the best restaurants in Las Vegas just keeps getting better. EDO just introduced a new pintxos, or small bites, happy hour, offering snacks like mushroom relleno and sausage empanadas between $2.50 and $3.50. Oysters and bottles of wine are half-off. Try a Hendrick’s Gin and tonic for $7 or glass of house wine for $6.
When: Daily from 5-7pm and all day Wednesday, for veterans
The deal: The Marine Corps hangout welcomes everyone, but gives veterans a dollar off every draft beer during happy hour. On Tuesday, there's a make-them-yourself taco cart with the first two free with a beer purchase. It operates on the honor system. Just like the Marines.
When: Sunday-Thursday from 5-7pm
The deal: Khai Vu's wine bar offers “social hour” with Spanish-inspired pintxos. Top choices include $5 mussels and a $6 scallop skewer, although the $36 one-of-everything sampler plate is an incredible deal. Get every second glass of wine, beer, or sangria half-off.
Downtown Cocktail Room
When: Monday-Saturday from 4-7pm
The deal: The Halfy Hour at the Downtown Cocktail Room is simple and straightforward: 50% off everything. It's a great opportunity to sample one of the best -- and often, most experimental -- cocktail menus in Las Vegas. If you need to save even more money, head to the back and visit Mike Morey's Sip 'n' Tip, a bar-within-a-bar, where the drinks are a bit cheaper and PBR is $3.
What: Daily from 3-6pm and 10pm-close
The deal: This Fremont Street burger joint has a twice-a-day Hoppy Hour where guests can wolf down small bites, including lollipop corn dogs, chicken nachos, and mac n' cheese balls, ranging from $5 to $7. Save $1 off all beer and $2 off all wine, plus Buffalo Trace bourbon is $7. On "Steal the Glass" Wednesdays, you can take home a free glass representing a featured craft beer from an astoundingly long 11am-midnight.
Flock & Fowl
When: Daily from 5-7pm and 10pm-close
The deal: Chef Sheridan Su's Flock & Fowl at the Ogden has a Flocktail Hour where select beer, wine, and punch are $3-5, while stiff cocktails like a Jim Beam Old Fashioned and coffee-infused Manhattan are $6. Any of those drinks will go nicely with $1 wings and discount appetizers.
When: Monday-Friday from 5-6pm and 10-11pm
The deal: The locals-oriented bar in the Fremont East District takes happy hour quite literally, offering $5 drafts and $4 well drinks 60 minutes at a time. Either timeframe will help keep you warm by the fireplace.
When: Sunday-Thursday from 5-7pm
The deal: Located in the basement level of the Mob Museum, The Underground is an attraction and experience all by itself. Visit during happy hour and receive $2 off any cocktail, beer, wine, and food item.
When: Daily from 3-6pm and 9pm-close
The deal: One of the best ways to enjoy Blume is by the wide-open window separating the bar area and patio. The daily happy hour is when you can enjoy half-off appetizers and glasses of wine, but the best deal is a bottle of house wine and cheese board for $25. Beer or house wine by the glass is $5 until 5pm.
When: Wednesdays from 4-7pm
The deal: Come by Wednesday nights for a special happy hour at Crafthaus brewery. All pints are $1 off -- making some as low as $4 -- and tasting flights of four 4-oz samples are $8. Spent grain is used to bake soft pretzels for $4. Add beer cheese or beer bacon jam made with Crafthaus beer for $1.50.
When: Daily from 3-6pm
The deal: Everything is just $8 on the happy hour menu at this Water Street sports bar. That includes the Buffalo fried oysters, Starboard Tack burger, fried bologna sandwich plate, and a triple hummus plate. If you're looking for something to drink, signature cocktails are $8, too.
When: Monday-Friday 11:30am to 5pm.
The deal: This could be your best lunch alternative in the Green Valley Ranch area. The Local, a wine bar at The District, offers a mid-day happy hour where glasses of wine are $6, beer is $5, and the District Dirty martini is $8.
When: Daily from 4-7pm and 2-5 am
The deal: You've got plenty of time for happy hour here. Save on food like mashed potato bites and mini corn dogs for $5, cheddar bacon sliders for $6, and beer poached wings, chicken fingers, and cheese pizza for $7. Domestic drafts, well drinks, and house wine by the glass are all $3. The same deals apply to both of PKWY Tavern's Henderson locations, as well as west valley locations on Flamingo and at Tivoli Village.
When: Daily from 4:30-6:15pm
The deal: The new Italian restaurant by Nicole Brisson has happy hour at the oddly specific times. Regardless, eat ricotta fritters, pork "wings," and other small bites for $5 while drinking $4 beer, $5 wine, or $6 well cocktails. The modern dining room and bar area are stylish, comfortable, and a welcome addition to Mountain's Edge.
When: Daily from 5-8pm and midnight-3am
The deal: The happy hour at this east-of-the-Strip steakhouse is pretty generous. Similar to sister bar and restaurant Herbs & Rye, steaks and pork chops are half off -- a tremendous deal. Just look for a "C" next to the items that qualify. Some large shareable plates are included, but might be subject to a splitting charge. Cocktails are on sale, as well.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
When: Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30pm
The deal: Despite recent renovations, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse has an old-school vibe -- with classic artwork and crystal chandeliers -- making it a perfect fit for Vegas. Happy hour specials include a prime burger for $8 and seared scallops for $11. Beer is $4, wine is $8, and well cocktails are $7, but don't overlook the $8 VIP cocktail, a combination of vodka and pineapple that goes down way too easily.
When: Daily from 3:30-7:30pm
The deal: As a great destination for wine and whiskey in the Town Square shopping plaza, Double Helix has a happy hour with classic cocktails like an Old Fashioned or Manhattan for $7, canned beer for $3, and glasses of wine for $4-6. A whiskey-of-the-month is offered for $6 per shot and can be upgraded to a cocktail for two extra bucks. Any of those drinks pair nicely with small bites like a $5.99 personal pizza or $2.99 chile relleno.
Herbs & Rye
When: Monday-Saturday from 5-8pm and midnight-close
The deal: One of the best cocktail bars in Vegas (or, frankly, in the country) fittingly serves one of the city’s best happy hours. In addition to discounts on the bar’s expertly handcrafted cocktails, guests can take advantage of half-price steaks.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-11pm
The deal: This intimate countertop destination for fresh seafood at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has a great deal twice a week. Buy a drink and enjoy a selection of east and west coast oysters for just a dollar each. Just remember to show your Backstage Pass rewards card. Eat as many as you can before the Hard Rock closes for a few months in 2020 to be converted into a Virgin resort.
When: Daily from 6-7pm
The deal: The aperitivo hour at Vetri Cucina allows you to enjoy one of the best restaurant views in Las Vegas without blowing the budget. Head to the 56th floor of the Palms and spend $6 on beer or $12 on a wine, spritz, or rotating cocktail. Bites include prosciutto with melon and gnocco fritto for $12, a shared vegetable antipasti plate for $10 per person, and one of Marc Vetri’s exceptional pasta dishes for just $12.
When: Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5:30pm
The deal: The Italian cuisine of Chef Enzo Febbraro often gets overshadowed by fancier restaurants at the Wynn, but Allegro remains one of the best places on the Strip for wood-fired pizzas. Stop by for the pizza bar happy hour where you get a slight discount on pizzas -- emphasis on slight -- but the endless pours of Stella Artois or Blue Moon on draft for $25 can help ease the frustration of a bad bet while a game plays on the big screen.
When: Daily from 5-7pm and 2-10am
The deal: In addition to Strip-side seating at the Flamingo, Bird Bar has some crazy deals for happy hour. Beers are just 50 cents before doubling to a whopping $1 from 6-7pm. Drink for breakfast with a reverse happy hour, including $4 draft beer and $5 fruity tropical cocktails.
When: Monday-Friday from 3-6pm and 10pm-1am
The deal: Your best bet for happy hour at the Miracle Mile Shops is Blondies -- no apostrophe needed. The sports bar offers happy hour twice a day to enjoy all-you-can-drink well cocktails and domestic drafts for $20.
When: Daily from 5-7pm
The deal: The Mediterranean fine dining spot at the Cosmopolitan keeps prices at an across-the-board $12 for everything on its social hour menu. That includes select Greek wines, cocktails, and beers -- as well as dishes like grilled octopus, sea bass ceviche, and a plate of six oysters. Estiatorio Milos also serves a $29 three-course lunch deal (11:30am-3pm) and $49 four-course Santorini menu (5-6:30pm).
When: Daily from 5-8pm
The deal: Make a rooftop bar view even better by stopping by during happy hour. The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay has a rooftop happy hour in the bar and lounge area. Share small plates like Yuzo Miso Wings and Shortrib Poutine for $8-10 and select beer, wine, and Ketel One cocktails for $6. Time it just right and you'll enjoy dusk from the 63rd floor.
Harvest by Roy Ellamar
When: Sunday-Thursday from 5-6pm and 9-10pm
The deal: The Bellagio restaurant has built a well-deserved reputation for its harvest hour, where a snack wagon roams the bar and lounge, serving off-menu bites for $7 and a choice of two cocktails for $7, wine for $7 per glass, or beer for $5. There's usually a snack wagon pop-up takeover event each month featuring a guest chef with extended hours.
When: Daily from 9am-8pm
The deal: Need a little more time? The casino lounge at the Cromwell has an all-day happy hour with vodka cocktails and beer for $2 each. (And if you're not drinking a martini at 9 in the morning, you're not doing Vegas right.) There is also free entertainment on Wednesdays nights.
When: Daily from 5-7pm and 9-11pm
The deal: Mott 32 has all the pieces in place for an upscale Cantonese dining experience at the Palazzo. Take advantage of the unusually expansive bar and lounge for the Dim Sum & Drink Sum during happy hour. Small bites like sesame prawn toast, Iberico pork soup dumplings, Peking duck mushroom spring rolls, and Szechuan chicken are $5-$9 each with $6 wine and a choice of three cocktails for $7, including an Asian twist on a Mint Julep. (Come by early for those cocktails.)
When: Daily from 5-7 p.m.
The deal: Dinner at Mr Chow can get a little pricey, which is why the social hour menu is such a welcome deal. Chomp away at $5 bar bites -- including glazed prawns, shrimp rolls, and minced beef pancakes -- in the bar and lounge overlooking the Garden of the Gods pool deck at Caesars Palace. All drinks are half off.
When: Monday-Friday from 2-7 p.m.
The deal: Save a few dollars at the Grand Canal Shoppes. Rockhouse has a long happy hour with $10 domestic pitchers, $10 vodka and Red Bulls, and $5 Jameson or Patron. All that booze should give you enough courage for live band karaoke on Thursday nights beginning at 9pm.
Smoked Burgers & BBQ
When: Monday-Friday from 2-6pm
The deal: Smoked Burgers & BBQ at the Forum Shops runs happy hour with 2-for-1 draft beers and cocktails. But that almost pales in comparison to the regular all-you-can-eat BBQ deal of $49 per person. Don't leave without trying the "Pig Candy" aka candied bacon.
When: Sunday-Thursday from 10pm-close
The deal: The Cosmopolitan steakhouse has a late-night happy hour to match its party vibe. Take a break from the restaurant's typical family-style servings and save on smaller dishes like $10 short rib ravioli or Lil BRG sliders and $12 beef carpaccio. Select beer is $6 and well drinks are $10, but you may prefer to spend $12 on the Strawberry Cobbler martini with a graham cracker crumb rim or crisp Cucumber Stiletto martini.
When: Monday-Friday from 2-5pm and Sunday-Thursday from 11pm-close
The deal: The casual New York-New York restaurant has two happy hours to go with its Stripside location. The happy hour deal covers bottles of wine, punch bowls, and all beer (including Tom's Big @$$ Beer 40-ounce serving). Food includes $10 sliders and wings, and $5 ginger chicken potstickers, fried pickles, and mac n' cheese.
When: Monday-Friday from 2-6pm and 9pm-close
The deal: Slater's 50/50 is known for burgers made with equal parts bacon and beef. Happy hour features buy-one, get-one deals on draft beer and a "pick two" bar bite combo for $8. Cocktails are $6, including a maple Old Fashioned and hickory-smoked bacon Bloody Mary.
When: Daily from 2-6pm, Sunday-Thursday from 9-11pm, Friday-Saturday from 10pm-1am
The deal: Head to the South Point casino for a Japanese-inspired happy hour from Zenshin. Half-off bites include chicken lettuce wraps for $5, an oxtail tostada for $6, and Teriyaki beef sliders for $6. Cocktails are $7, beer is $4.50, and glasses of wine are $6.50.
When: Daily from 5-6pm
The deal: Get an early jump on dinner at Black Sheep with $1 oysters, $4 beer, and $5 glasses of wine. The best bet, however, could be the $6 house-made sangria.
Kitchen Table Squared
When: Monday-Friday from 10am-12pm
If you need a break in the middle of the day, head to Kitchen Table Squared at the Gramercy. The restaurant's mid-life crisis happy hour offers 50-percent off cocktails, domestic beer, and wines by the glass.
When: Tuesday-Friday from 4-5:30pm
The deal: La Strega doesn't sit still with its happy hour, with food and cocktails inspired by a different Italian region each month. Drinks tend to run $4-8 with a carafe of red or white wine for $10. Contact the restaurant for more information about the latest update.
When: Daily from 5-6pm
The deal: Come early. Chef Dan Krohmer is a locals’ favorite and his restaurant’s happy hour is no exception. A rotating selection of raw bar items are kept under $10 with small bites like Japanese fried chicken and deviled eggs are $5-7. Drinks include $5 house wines and a selection of $3 draft beer, which ranges from imports like Asahi to local favorites like Tenaya Creek. Otherwise, check the chalkboard on the wall for the latest specials.
Echo & Rig
When: Monday-Friday from 3-6pm and Saturday-Sunday from 4-6pm
The deal: The Tivoli Village steakhouse has happy hour 3-6pm Monday-Friday and 4-6pm Saturday-Sunday. The selection is small, but crazy cheap: $1 dogs, $1.99 steak and egg, and $1.99 shrimp cocktail. Wash 'em down with $5 wine-of-the-day specials, $4 well drinks, and $3 draft beer. Save your splurging on a cut of beef to-go from the in-house butcher shop.
When: Daily from 3-6pm
The deal: Spend time at the bar, lounge -- and when the weather's right -- the outdoor patio. The late-afternoon happy hour includes $4 draft beer, $5 wine, and $6 well cocktails. Chicken or beef sliders, wings, and seasonal farmers toast are $6.
When: Wednesday-Sunday from 4-6pm and 9pm-close
The deal: This casual spot at the Suncoast casino has a happy hour where almost everything is good for sharing, like the $6.50 giant pretzel, $9 poke nachos, or pizzas that run $8-9. But the real fun is with the random "spin-the-wheel" drink deals.
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