Food & Drink

7 NON-club places on the Strip you absolutely need to party at

Published On 09/16/2013 Published On 09/16/2013
The Palms
Rhumbar
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
The Bourbon Room
The Light Group
The Rockhouse Bar
Wynn Las Vegas
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1. Scarlet Bar 4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (Strip)

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.

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2. Rhumbar 3400 las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

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.

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3. The Chandelier 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

Actually designed to look like a giant, inhabitable chandelier, Chandelier Bar has three tiers of elegant night life activities and high-class beverages. The top two levels feature lounge seating, stunningly opulent full bars, and great cocktails surrounded by the gigantic strings of crystals dropped from the structure where as the ground level feels more apart of The Cosmopolitan Casino where it resides. Sip on the secret menu Verbena cocktail that comes with specific instructions or order something a little less clandestine like the fruity Snozzberries drink served with a sour ice ball (hint: it tastes like Snozzberries!) or the Forbidden Fruit that reminds us of a highbrow appletini.

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4. The Bourbon Room 3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

It's said that walking past The Bourbon Room in the Venetian sounds like walking past a showing of Rock of Ages, and that's because it practically is. Inspired by the play's Sunset Strip and all its 1980s hair-and-leather glory, this spot's got VJ'd music videos from Poison, AC/DC, Def Leppard and like on rotation all night long, neon lights abound, disco balls, and (you guessed it) enough bourbon to make you think you're literally reliving the "Glory Days."

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5. Rockhouse 3535 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

Rockhouse is an adult's playground, set right on the Strip in the middle of America's least responsible city: Vegas. With 9000sqft of space, this warehouse-sized venue has three bars, 83 TVs, pool tables, beer-pong tables, tire swings, and a mechanical bull. This place was clearly expensive to build, but they're not pretentious at the Rockhouse—the overall vibe here is of a Southern dive bar, from the weathered wood to the industrial lighting. Their food is cooked to match, as this self-described "ultra dive bar" churns out a steady stream of bar food classics like sliders, wings, and hot dogs. A menu of inventive and boozy cocktails is also available, patronizingly divided between "girly drinks" and "manly drinks."

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6. VDKA 3121 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

Sip rare vodkas at this spot tucked inside the Encore casino at the Wynn.

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7. The Deuce Lounge 3730 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

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.