1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Best kept secrets

Discussion in 'Vegas Nightlife' started by DoctorPong, Sep 24, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. DoctorPong

    DoctorPong Tourist

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2014
    Messages:
    58
    Location:
    Missouri
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    I see a lot of ppl posting on the club scene. Yeah im so lame I wont do much of that. My question is what are some the gems no one "knows" about? As far as the bar scene goes what's a few great places that are less main stream.
     
  2. HotDamn

    HotDamn Tourist

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Messages:
    33
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    43
    Double Down Saloon (punk rock dive bar)
    Frankie's Tiki Room
     
  3. robert m.

    robert m. High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    649
    Location:
    texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    The Long Bar at The D can be a lot of fun!

    Lots of big-screen TVs with sports, lively music, etc.

    Likewise, the smaller bar at the Golden Gate can be in the center of the fun almost every night.
     
  4. mike mc

    mike mc High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    712
    Location:
    East of Vegas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    Stage Door bar behind Cromwell, $1 beers, cheap nonhealthy pubfood
     
    Just Click The Book It Button It's Easy
  5. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    4,645
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    I have been there, once, some years ago. About the most "earthy" place I recall in Las Vegas. They have stuff like bacon martinis (yecch!) and this one very nasty drink where the bartender pretends to squeeze out his wipe-off rag into it. :)
     
  6. xmarksx

    xmarksx VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,310
    Location:
    Bloomington, Illinois
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    38
    Completely agree with the above posts and will add that Commonwealth's upstairs deck has a great view and really a fun place, early. Commonwealth also has a nice happy hour deal.

    Off Strip, Herbs and Rye is a cool vibe mixology joint. Used to not be a big fan of Park on Fremont but had a very nice couple of beers on the patio this August.
     
  7. wigwam_salesman

    wigwam_salesman VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    2,468
    Location:
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    Downtown in general has some great hidden gems, but Commonwealth is really good. As mentioned, their upstairs terrace is great on a night out.
     
  8. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,698
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    Peppermill has an awesome low-key bar, maybe the foundation room or eyecandy at Mandalay Bay.
     
  9. vwhiten

    vwhiten High-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2014
    Messages:
    988
    Location:
    Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    Have heard some good things about 1923 Bourbon and Burlesque at Mandalay Bay -- it is supposed to be patterned after an old fashioned speak easy. Looks nice and cozy with some Jazz and burlesque. I hope to give it a try on our December trip.
     
    36th Wedding Anniversary
  10. engicedave

    engicedave VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,066
    Battistas!!
     
  11. carolineno

    carolineno High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Messages:
    784
    Location:
    Boston
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    I like Frankies Tiki Room. It's generally a haul though. When I was last in Vegas I read about this bar called Money Plays that sounds good. Looks like it's up the street from the Palms. Again I haven't been but I'm sure one of the other boarders has...
    http://www.moneyplayslv.com/index.html
     
  12. Aces and Eights

    Aces and Eights VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2014
    Messages:
    1,121
    Location:
    Southern California
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    Thanx for posting this info. I've got to try this. I've gone to Bourbon Room at Venetian before and like their 80s music.
     
  13. wigwam_salesman

    wigwam_salesman VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    2,468
    Location:
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    9
    Great bar. Been loads of times as a couple of friends work there on and off. If you want a relaxed locals vibe with some tourists thrown in then give it a go for sure.
     
  14. crapsguy5000

    crapsguy5000 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    Messages:
    255
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    Money Plays, Stage Door, Downtown Cocktail Room, Frankies Tiki Room, Don't Tell Mama, Doulbe Down Saloon are all great. Center Bar at Hard Rock is good as is Bourbon Room at Venetian. Carnival Court at Harrahs is good. Ones that were not metioned is Dino's a few blocks from Strataspehre and Dispensary Lounge on Tropicana.
     
  15. wellwood

    wellwood Tourist

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2014
    Messages:
    14
    Location:
    Torono
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    I have to second Don't Tell Mama. Amazing piano bar.
     
  16. zolar31

    zolar31 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    128
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    Had a blast at Don't tell mama. A lot of talented people work there.
     
  17. robxj

    robxj Tourist

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2014
    Messages:
    65
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100

    Battistas has really gone downhill. Went there a few months ago and was very disappointed. Not what is once was in terms of value and quality. Wont be going back and I would not recommend this place.
     
  18. NativeSoCal

    NativeSoCal Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Messages:
    264
    Location:
    The O.C.
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    82
    YES!!

    That would be:
    DoubleDownassjuice.jpg

    :)
     
  19. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    4,645
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    EEEEeeeeeewwwwwwww! Like totally 144 fer-shure!
     
  20. lasvegas_limo_driver

    lasvegas_limo_driver Vegas Guru at Infinity

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,326
    Location:
    las vegas, nv
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    999
    Every casino has a cool bar to hang out in, depends on what your looking for really. East of downtown there is a small street of bars that are fun, but gold spike is a fun little place downtown for adult sized kid games.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.