With the average Las Vegas nightclub cover charge ranging from $20 - $30 weeknights and up to $100 on the weekend. It can get very expensive to socialize and have a drink or two.
If you do your homework properly, you can have a great evening of dancing, entertainment and drinks without paying the hefty cover charge of nightclubs.
One of Las Vegas best kept secrets is the ultra lounge and bars. Every hotel along the Vegas strip has a free lounge. Some with nightly live entertainment and about 90 percent of them have no cover and no drink minimum. Just beware that seats are limited and fill up quickly so arrive early to ensure a seat.
Here is a list of what we consider the hottest spots to enjoy Las Vegas nightlife.
Bally's Las Vegas
Indigo Lounge: Located on the casino floor, this intimate lounge creates a warm, cozy atmosphere where guests relax while enjoying live jazz and swing music and refreshing cocktails. Open daily from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tequila Bar: Offering 50 types of tequila, this Mexican-style cantina is located on restaurant row bordering on the Bally’s casino, with a clear view of all the gaming action. The Tequila Bar is casual and warm with an authentic atmosphere, featuring catchy Latin rhythms and colorful Southwestern decor. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. (888) 742-9248
Bellagio Las Vegas
The Baccarat Bar
Classic Jazz, Quiet and sophisticated piano and bass music.
Daily, 24 hours; Pianist and cello duo, 4:15 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Lily Bar & Lounge
Cocktails and DJs in a rich lounge. Enjoy the feel of a neighborhood bar in this intimate atmosphere. Open nightly, 5 p.m.; DJ spins Wednesday - Sunday, 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Enjoy live entertainment and lounge music over looking the Bellagio Fountains
Friday & Saturday, 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.; Sunday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Champagne, caviar, high tea and piano music.
Daily, 24 hours; Afternoon tea served daily (under 21 permitted), 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Caviar served Sunday – Thursday, noon – midnight; Friday & Saturday, noon – 1 a.m.; Pianist, 10 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.
All the action from the Sports Book; Daily, 24 hours
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Cleopatra's Barge in Caesar's Palace, where you can literally sit in a barge shaped bar and sip on a pina colada while watching the performance. This lounge has no cover and no drink minimum. Features live bands or DJ and dancing nightly at 10:30 pm. Open from 8:30 pm to 4:00 am. 702-731-7110
Sit back and relax in this elegantly comfortable lounge, where classics Vegas vibes merge with contemporary sophistication. This lounge has no cover and no drink minimum. The Shadow dancers perform Sunday-Thursday, 8:00pm to 2:00am and Friday-Saturday, 7:00pm to 3:00am. The Flair Bartender shows ongoing. Bar open Mon-Thur noon-4am; Fri-Sun 24 hours.
Unique lounge experience with a 1,700-gallon tank that contains about 100 potbellied seahorses It’s free to get in, and it’s open 24 hours a day.
The Shadow Lounge at the Caesar's Palace featuring the shadow dancers performing nightly with the flair bartenders. 2pm - 2am Sun; 4pm - 2am Mon - Thurs;
4pm - 3am Fri; 2pm - 3am Sat. (702) 731 - 7110
eyecandy sound lounge features a high-tech twists that combines interactive touch tables, revolutionary sound stations and a motion-activated, multi-colored dance floor to create a unique sensory experience.
Open Daily, 11 a.m. – 4 a.m.; eyecandy sound lounge: Nightly, 6 p.m. - 4 a.m. nightly; Ages 21 and older; (702) 632-7985 or 702-632-7777 for more information
Ri Ra Irish Pub
Authentic Irish Pub with live music nightly.
Located on the top floor of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, this stylish, hip lounge is the perfect place to relax while indulging in one of their stellar cocktail concoctions in an environment framed by breathtaking views of the Strip. Opens at 5 p.m.
Style of music, top 40, hip hop and house from the 90's and today.
Cover: Weekends $25, Weekdays $20, THEhotel Guests $10 and local ladies are always free. For more information call (702) 632-9500.
House of Blues
Enjoy live music entertainment 7 nights a week. Expect everything from rock, reggae, rap, rockabilly, jazz, and of course blues. Free admission except for special events. All ages. 702-632-7600
Live entertainment and dancing nightly. Hours: 5pm - 2am daily
Harrah's Las Vegas
Carnaval Court Bar & Grill
Considered the most exciting outdoor entertainment venue on the Las Vegas Strip. Eat, drink, dance and play at Harrah's Carnaval Court Bar & Grill where the staff entertains you by dancing, singing and juggling.
Hours: 12PM - 2AM Sun-Thur; 12PM - 3AM Fri-Sat
Rio All Suites
Flirt Lounge is a perfect spot for men and women alike to have a little fun, fantasy and, of course, flirting. Flirt is also a haven for women to gather after seeing the Chippendales male revue show. After seeing the show, hundreds of women go to Flirt, looking for a little harmless flirting with some of the hottest gentlemen in the Vegas Valley. The lounge is open to ticket holders from 6:30 p.m. until show time and open to the public on Weekdays from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, and Weekends from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
I-Bar features 360-degree plasma screens pulsing to the beats of soulful house and down tempo flavors of the world throbbing harder and spiraling faster as the night progresses. Patrons, and staff alike, arrest the senses and captivate the imagination while sophisticated cocktailing and club service take center stage in a breathtaking, eclectic fusion of sight, sound and vision. Open nightly at 4 p.m.; Ultra Lounge begins at 10 p.m. 702-777-6869
Take the elevator to the 51st floor of the Masquerade Tower and enjoy the extraordinary views of the Las Vegas Strip while you sip on one of the VooDoo Lounge’s award-wining cocktails and dancing the night away.
Top 40, Hip Hop and House and Live bands performance on special nights
Open Nightly 5pm; Music and Dancing starts at 9pm Sun - Thur, 10pm Fri & Sat
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There is no cover between the hours of 7pm and 9pm; after 9pm there is a cover charge of $20 per person Sun-Thu, Fri & Sat, $30 for men, $20 women. Local ladies are no charge.
Fuel up the night with cocktails and hard rockin' fun at the hottest classic rock bar in Las Vegas, featuring a display of custom-designed motorcycles. Whether a live band or cutting edge DJ, Octane is the place to be every weekend and select weeknights. Located on Excalibur's Castle Walk. Must be 21 or older.
Dick's Last Resort
Visit the Shame O' the Strip and get entertained by live rock and roll bands in a let-loose atmosphere. Thursday through Monday. Located on the casino floor.
This full-service bar and lounge offers live music nightly and large-screen television screens to enjoy the big game. Enjoy sultry, smooth sounds at The Lounge every night beginning at 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 p.m. on Sunday.
KARAOKE NIGHTS at The Lounge 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
A contemporary lounge in the center of all the casino action. Featuring live music, and signature drinks.
6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (4:00 a.m. on weekends)
Green Valley Ranch
Located 20 minutes southeast of the Strip is a 1940's burlesque-style bar and lounge at Green Valley Ranch resort. A popular hangout for celebrities looking to escape the scene on the Strip
Thursday is ladies night from 5pm - 8pm. Live DJ. Open daily 702-617-7777
Reminiscent of a modern speakeasy, this ultra-exclusive nightspot by Pure Management Group caters to the most elite clientele; Wednesday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 4 a.m., dark Monday, Tuesday, Sunday
Designed by Thomas Schoos and adjacent to LAX, Flight offers a 40-seat lounge, gaming and a full bar; Daily, 24 hours
Located in Luxor’s main lobby, this lounge offers signature cocktails and European bottle service in a dynamic atmosphere that resembles the Northern Lights; Daily, 24 hours. 702-262-4591
Infused cocktails in a metropolitan atmosphere. Centrifuge features a progressive music program and choreographed dance numbers. This 77-seat bar, adjacent to the Poker Room, Race & Sports Book and Studio 54, offers specialty cocktails infused with fruit from each of MGM Grand’s signature restaurants.
Open Sunday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – late; Friday – Saturday, noon – late
It's a whole new shade of cool at the Rouge. This 90-seat lounge overlooks casino floor and offers infusion cocktails, exclusive champagnes, specialty beers and high-end cigars. Plasma screens feature major sporting events
Open Monday – Thursday, 3 p.m. – 3 a.m.; Friday – Sunday, noon – 3 a.m.
Zesty atmosphere, this 100-seat bar, located just off the hotel’s main lobby serves cocktails which include fruit-infused spirits such as Granny Smith Apple and cinnamon-infused vodka, frozen Woodford Reserve Bourbon infused with peaches. Also on offer are Veuve Clicquot Champagne (en-magnum) by the glass, hard-to-find specialty beers from around the world and a cigar humidor. Open daily, 24 hours
West Wing Bar
Hit the right note with Electrifying Live Piano Performances at West Wing Bar. A sleek, sophisticated lobby bar that features an intimate, black leather lounge with unique floor-to-ceiling seating. Serving creative cocktails, beer and wine.
Open daily, 11 a.m. – late. Live Entertainment: Wednesday & Thursday
New York-New York
An authentic Irish pub featuring Irish food, drinks and unique Irish song and dance; Bar service, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
A sleek contemporary bar featuring 24 American-made draught beers served from a state-of-the-art tap system, 24 bottled beers and a variety of other spirits; Open Daily, 24 hours
A bar inspired by the film of the same name; The Southern-style saloon features sassy bartenders who elevate pouring drinks to an art form; Bar & Dance Saloon, daily, 6 p.m. – 4 a.m.; Daiquiri Bar, daily, 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. (800) 693-6763
The Bar at Times Square
The Bar at Times Square in New York-New York is truly unique with it's famous dueling pianos performance at night and televised sporting events during the day, enhanced by a state-of-the-art sound system; Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 3 a.m.; Friday & Saturday, 24 hours; Performances; Monday – Wednesday, 8 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.; Sunday, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
In the middle of all the action, the Center Bar provides an ideal place to hang out with friends; Daily, 24 hours
The party never stops at Kahunaville. Casual atmosphere with DJs and festive bartenders serving cocktails with flair.
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Sunday thur Thursday
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Friday & Saturday
Isla Tequila Bar
Zesty atmosphere and cocktails. Serving more than 100 varieties of tequila, margaritas, sangria and other specialty drinks.
Open: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Friday & Saturday; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Sunday
Cocktails and conversation in the heart of the Treasure Island casino. Casual setting. Open 24 hours
Mist Bar & Lounge
Best described as a casual and stylish setting for cocktails, conversation and relaxed atmosphere, Mist Bar and Lounge is an inviting nightspot. With the charm and comfort of a neighborhood bar, and the classic elegance of old school Las Vegas. This hip bar and lounge aims to attract a lively mix of cool guests seeking a stylish yet casual setting
Open: Mon – Fri: 5 p.m. – 4 a.m.; Sat – Sun: 2 p.m. – 4 a.m. 702-894-7330
The Beatles Revolution Lounge
An interactive ultra-lounge Inspired by the spirit of The Beatles and created by Cirque du Soleil, the lounge is revolutionary in design and atmosphere offering a cutting-edge, interactive experience. Open: Wednesday - Monday, noon - 4:00am
RHUMBAR – Stylish and chic rum lounge and patio.
Onda Wine lounge– Featuring wine, artisan cheeses and meats; Open 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday
kokomo's lounge – Overlooking the hotel lobby this sleek, contemporary lounge is open Daily, 24 hours
Japonais Lounge – An inviting chic and sexy lounge just steps away from the main entrance; Sunday - Thursday: 2:00 p.m. - midnight; Friday & Saturday: 2:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
High Limit lounge – Sophisticated atmosphere for distinctive taste. Open 24 hours.
Tropicana Las Vegas
The Tropicana LoungeStop at the Tropicana Lounge to enjoy a beer or signature cocktail. The Tropicana Lounge offers free live music as well as Happy Hour and game-day specials. The ideal place for mixing and mingling with good friends or new friends.
Hours: 24 hours
Admission: No cover charge. Must be 21 years of age or older.
Air Bar - Located on level 108, the Air Bar is the perfect place to enjoy your favorite cocktail or beer at this highest bar in Las Vegas.
With the most spectacular views of Sin City – day or night
Air Bar is open Sunday through Thursday, 11am to 2am and Friday through Saturday, 11am to 4am.
Whether your taste of music is pop, reggae, rock or you simply feel like singing along with the newest dueling piano show in Las Vegas, the Images Lounge is the place you want to be.
Images Lounge is open nightly with no cover. Shows are performed Thursday through Sunday, 8pm–Midnight.
This lounge has no cover and no drink minimum.
Features a dance floor and live entertainment.
Open-air, hi-energy party atmosphere bar with south-of-the-border menu; Sunday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – midnight, Thursday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Bands and DJs, Thursday – Saturday, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Selection of draft beers, 21 bottled beers and refreshing signature cocktails. Zowie Bowie keeps the party going on Friday and Saturday evenings with their energetic show featuring today’s top 40
The Pub Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11am – 11pm; Friday & Saturday 11am – 3am
Brand Lounge is a boutique nightlife that transforms it lounge for late night fun. Open late night Thursday - Tuesday.
Located on the 55th floor of the original tower of the Palms, this future-chic lounge with a sky, delivers a spectacular view of the Vegas strip in the distance. Open nightly,
8:00pm - Close, (702)-942-6832
Melding high-end rock n’ roll culture with fashion, art and design and creating a one of a kind atmosphere and nightlife experience, Wasted Space represents the ultimate depiction of the decadent rock n’ roll lifestyle. The first anti-club of its kind. 702-693-5555
V Bar offers a unique venue with urbane sophistication and refinement. Sleek lines, double-sided leather chaise lounges, and subdued lighting set the mood for this upscale lounge wrapped in opaque glass walls. Open daily, 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. 702-414-3200
La Scena Lounge
Don't let the name fool you. There is nothing hostile about this wine lounge. This is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and socialize with friends in a comfortable, fun atmosphere.
Open 3pm - 11pm Suns; 5pm - 11pm Mon - Thurs;
4pm - 2am Fri - Sat; (702) 797 - 1000
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It is harder for men to get into a club than women?
Yes, it's easier for women to get into a club in Vegas than it is for men. So don't get upset when a group of hot looking girls are let in while you are left standing out there in the cold.
What's the best way to get the doorman's attention?
Patience and politeness is the key here. Having a pretty girl by your side also helps. Yelling "hey dude" will definitely not get you into any decent Vegas club.
What's the deal with bottle service at Nightclubs, do I need one?
No, you don't need one. However if you want to feel like a true VIP, bottle service is the way to go. With bottle service comes the privacy of having your own table and attended to by your own personal waitress.
Dress code is strictly enforced at all Vegas night clubs. What does this mean?
This means, dress to impress and it also means, no shorts, no sneakers, or ball caps allowed.