Famous for the fact that Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone shared a booth here in <em>Casino</em>, The Peppermill is late-night boozer without the frills but all the funk.
The kitsch is strong at the Peppermill, a diner that's been around since 1972 and seems to be everybody's favorite place on the Strip to grab eggs and pancakes in the middle of the night. The iconic combination of blue, purple, red, and pink neon with large fake trees and foliage is instantly recognizable and a common sight in countless movies and TV shows. The Fireside Lounge bar area has comfy couches with room to stretch out, although the best seats are around a water feature with a fire pit in the center. The cocktail list is beyond dated—heavy on fruity, sugary staples—but locals love the Bloody Mary, made with a house mix.
How to book: No reservations. Just walk in. If there's a wait at the diner, hang tight with a drink at the Fireside Lounge.